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  • Skoblin
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    As a friend of mine noted, the culprits should have used a bone saw on the freighters. That way the White House would have ignored the attack thinking it was a Saudi hit team...

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by Surrey View Post

    Bizarre to accuse Israel. Why would they do it. Is standard anti Semitic conspiracy theory, not surprising that it is propagated by the Iranians.

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    Well if they wanted to prod the US to sort out the Iranians it might be a crafty false flag operation. Normally one would pooh pooh the idea out of hand but with the guy who is currently in charge - who knows?

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  • Surrey
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    Iran is looking for a "legitimate" excuse to close the Gulf as a power move, so manufacturing a series of incidents which can be conveniently blamed in Israel is their usual approach.

    If Israel were behind it, those four ships would be on the bottom of the Gulf right now.
    Bizarre to accuse Israel. Why would they do it. Is standard anti Semitic conspiracy theory, not surprising that it is propagated by the Iranians.

    We should send the Big Liz to join the Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
    Four commercial ships were targets of a "sabotage attack" off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, the country's foreign affairs ministry has said.

    The incident reportedly took place near Fujairah port, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, but caused no casualties.

    Saudi Arabia confirmed that two Saudi oil tankers sustained "significant damage".

    Another vessel was Norwegian-registered, whilst the fourth was reportedly UAE-flagged.

    Iran, which borders the strait, has called for a full investigation.

    Tensions are high in the region. About a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes through the area.

    Last month, Iran threatened to "close" the Strait of Hormuz if it was prevented from using the waterway.

    This followed a US decision to end exemptions from sanctions for major importers of Iranian oil.

    The US has deployed warships to the region in recent days to counter what it called "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its forces and maritime traffic. Iran dismissed that allegation as nonsense.

    A US military official told the BBC that, at the UAE's request, America had send "a team of experienced investigators" to help determine the cause of the damage.

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unplanned visit to Brussels on Monday to discuss Iran with European foreign ministers.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48245204

    Iran claims it was a Israeli op, but I think almost all of us know who the black hats are. What say you?
    Iran is looking for a "legitimate" excuse to close the Gulf as a power move, so manufacturing a series of incidents which can be conveniently blamed in Israel is their usual approach.

    If Israel were behind it, those four ships would be on the bottom of the Gulf right now.

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  • Snowygerry
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    Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
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    Iran claims it was a Israeli op, but I think almost all of us know who the black hats are. What say you?
    Only black hats in this one, no white hats I'm sorry

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unplanned visit to Brussels on Monday to discuss Iran with European foreign ministers.
    Yeah - good luck with that.

    EU tells Pompeo to cool.
    https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-m...into-brussels/

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  • Skoblin
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    Originally posted by jeffdoorgunnr View Post

    another "Tonkin gulf"
    From the people who brought you the Kuwaiti hospital incubator baby story, the Iraqi mobile WMD story, the Iraqi yellow cake uranium story, the Saddam 45 minutes from a chemical and biological weapons strike against the UK story, and so on...

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  • jeffdoorgunnr
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    Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
    Four commercial ships were targets of a "sabotage attack" off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, the country's foreign affairs ministry has said.

    The incident reportedly took place near Fujairah port, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, but caused no casualties.

    Saudi Arabia confirmed that two Saudi oil tankers sustained "significant damage".

    Another vessel was Norwegian-registered, whilst the fourth was reportedly UAE-flagged.

    Iran, which borders the strait, has called for a full investigation.

    Tensions are high in the region. About a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes through the area.

    Last month, Iran threatened to "close" the Strait of Hormuz if it was prevented from using the waterway.

    This followed a US decision to end exemptions from sanctions for major importers of Iranian oil.

    The US has deployed warships to the region in recent days to counter what it called "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its forces and maritime traffic. Iran dismissed that allegation as nonsense.

    A US military official told the BBC that, at the UAE's request, America had send "a team of experienced investigators" to help determine the cause of the damage.

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unplanned visit to Brussels on Monday to discuss Iran with European foreign ministers.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48245204

    Iran claims it was a Israeli op, but I think almost all of us know who the black hats are. What say you?
    another "Tonkin gulf"

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  • Four ships 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions.

    Four commercial ships were targets of a "sabotage attack" off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, the country's foreign affairs ministry has said.

    The incident reportedly took place near Fujairah port, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, but caused no casualties.

    Saudi Arabia confirmed that two Saudi oil tankers sustained "significant damage".

    Another vessel was Norwegian-registered, whilst the fourth was reportedly UAE-flagged.

    Iran, which borders the strait, has called for a full investigation.

    Tensions are high in the region. About a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes through the area.

    Last month, Iran threatened to "close" the Strait of Hormuz if it was prevented from using the waterway.

    This followed a US decision to end exemptions from sanctions for major importers of Iranian oil.

    The US has deployed warships to the region in recent days to counter what it called "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its forces and maritime traffic. Iran dismissed that allegation as nonsense.

    A US military official told the BBC that, at the UAE's request, America had send "a team of experienced investigators" to help determine the cause of the damage.

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unplanned visit to Brussels on Monday to discuss Iran with European foreign ministers.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48245204

    Iran claims it was a Israeli op, but I think almost all of us know who the black hats are. What say you?

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