Iranian Laser Targets US Forces in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian Laser Targets US Forces in Strait of Hormuz:

Iranian ships directed a laser at a US Super Stallion helicopter flying over the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday. Such behavior is “unsafe and unprofessional,” a US Navy spokesman said.

Two US Navy ships from the Fifth Fleet sailing into the Persian Gulf were greeted by Iranian ships, which came within 800 yards of one of the US vessels and shined a bright spotlight at them and their accompanying chopper.

H/t reader squodgy:

“So, it’s OK for the U.S. to barge into another country’s territorial waters, but not OK when that country lets them know they’re monitoring them.
The U.S. record for treatment of the residents of the Middle East is interesting to say the least.”

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