Friday, June 22, 2007

Australians repelled Iranian navy

The Australian Defense Force confirms a report appearing in newspapers, but I got it from Fortress Australia:

According to the BBC, the incident took place months before Iranian
Revolutionary Guards seized 15 British sailors and marines in March., setting
off a tense two-week diplomatic stand-off that might have been avoided if
Britain had learned from the Australian encounter.
The Britons were captured
over a boundary dispute while they were searching a cargo boat.Quoting a
"military source", BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner reports Iranian
forces made a concerted attempt to seize a boarding party from the Royal
Australian Navy and that the Australians "were having none of it".
"The BBC
has been told the Australians re-boarded the vessel they had just searched,"
Gardner reports, "aimed their machine guns at the approaching Iranians, and
warned them to back off, using what was said to be 'highly colourful

"Colorful language"? Sounds like the Aussies! See Video Here.