Remember the USS John C. Stennis? The carrier that Iran threatened? Yeah, Stennis to the Rescue. Of Iranians.

Think the Mullahs will remember the good we do? Or (I just got through arguing with them, or I wouldn’t bring this into it) even the Ron Paul supporters who will say (nasal voice) “We shouldn’t BEEE over thereeeee in the FIRRRST place!”

Nope. But here it is anyway;

On Friday, Fazel Ur Rehman, a 28-year-old Iranian fisherman, had a warmer greeting for the carrier task force.

“It is like you were sent by God,” said Mr. Rehman, huddled under a blanket in this vessel’s stern. “Every night we prayed for God to rescue us. And now you are here.”

In a naval action that mixed diplomacy, drama and Middle Eastern politics, the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis broke up a high-seas pirate attack on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman, then sailors from an American destroyer boarded the pirates’ mother ship and freed 13 Iranian hostages who had been held captive there for more than a month.

The rapidly unfolding events began Thursday morning when the pirates attacked a Bahamian-flagged ship, the motor vessel Sunshine, unaware that the Stennis was steaming less than eight miles away.

Read the rest from a (I know, I know) New York Times embedded reporter. Sometime you have to take news where you can get it.

For Iranians Held by Pirates, U.S. to the Rescue – NYTimes.com.

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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2 Responses to Remember the USS John C. Stennis? The carrier that Iran threatened? Yeah, Stennis to the Rescue. Of Iranians.

  1. J Roycroft says:

    Thanks for following and thanks for serving our country. You have an excellent blog here. Keep up the great work. – John

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