Re: does our vessel "deserve" to be fired upon?
I've noticed no one answered your yes or no question, yes or no.
The CIA is an agency dedicated to the very mischief our fore fathers fought a war to stop. We surreptitiously instigate war all over the world as part of our new age imperialism. Except for Americans, the people of the world know this and is why we are so hated, be it an R or D in the White House.
"No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles."
-- Patrick Henry