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Duke,

I've been around boats my whole life and have done a bit of blue water sailing myself. I once learned celestial navigation, though today I couldn't do even a noon sight to save my life, let alone a running fix. Rather than carrying a sextant, these days I would carry a spare GPS and batteries in a Pelican box.

I guess it was a rhetorical WTF. You can blame the Commander in Chief if you like (ultimately the buck does stop there but this little buck has a long chain of command to get through first). I regularly use Occam's razor which warns us not to assume conspiracy when stupidity can just as easily explain what we see.

The pictures were pretty embarrassing, which is why I brought it up. As details emerge, what's really interesting about this, from a "what's really going on in the government?" standpoint, is what it tells us about Iran. The boat's Executive Officer has now admitted to knowing they were off course and not reporting it. Yet despite catching us dead to rights with our pants down, and despite all the Great Satan" propaganda, the Iranians returned our sailors within about 14 hours when they could have easily, very easily, escalated this incident. Clearly they want the current d├ętente to continue and cooler heads prevailed. I have to imagine there are a lot of Iranian right wingers wondering "WTF?" right about now.

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Rider : He is the Commander & Chief ,you take the good with the bad ,That was very bad what happen in Iran made us U.S.A. look bad . I proud of all our navy ,that was not a good thing. I know a little about operating boats ,I run our 37 boat a lot ,I navigate our boat on long trips in Blue water (OPEN WATER ) , I operate our radar in nasty weather ,something stinks that shouldn't of happen .You have GPS,RADAR,COMPASS ,CHARTS DEPTH FINDER ,all tools to navigate by .Some thing stinks ,that all I'm saying

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Duke,

So it's Obama's fault? LOL.

Some people's answer to everything I guess. Don't know what you'll do in eleven months.

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*Besides, the one woman told them they were off course. She wanted to stop and ask for directions, but the 9 guys refused to even consider that.* haha that sounds about right

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One more thing ,if that boat had radar you should be able to see where you are going ,and didn't it have a anchor to stop the boat from drifting . And was it a twin engine boat ,you sure as hell as get home on one engine .too many unanswer questions It smells to high heavens .What,s going on, that shit head in the White House is up to no good again .

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A good sailor doesn't just relied on only one way to navigate ,there is a compass , paper chats . Depth finder , If you ask me ,some one wasn't paying attention ,bunch of fuck ups ,plain and simple ,no heros in my book Captain Mast for all of them

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If you're asking how they strayed off the intended course- GPS is not infallible.

Assuming they knew what they were doing and didn't misread the coordinates, even military GPS units can be fooled by natural or artificial interference.

Besides, the one woman told them they were off course. She wanted to stop and ask for directions, but the 9 guys refused to even consider that.

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Here's one that should go in a HowTF. Since there isn't one of those I'll post it here.

"MIAMI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The 10 U.S. sailors who were held by Iran before being released on Wednesday made a navigational mistake that led them into Iranian waters but did not communicate that to Navy commanders before being intercepted, the U.S. military said on Thursday."

No explanation in the statement or article as to HTF that's even possible in the era of GPS. What, did they have their display turned upside down?

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I bet those people vote.

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