2 Tankers Damaged After Torpedo Attack Near Strait Of Hormuz; Oil Soars

Daruk

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Must be the greenies trying to force us to switch to so called "sustainable energy"
 

Gordon_R

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48619771
The key thing now is to determine exactly what caused the damage to the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and that will provide powerful clues as to who may have carried out the attacks.

The US has a powerful naval presence in the region and will have a range of intelligence assets to draw upon.

A US official has already noted that they believe that they will be able to recover enough debris from the attacks "to come up with solid evidence for tracing them back to their source".

What happens then is a question of strategic judgement.

Countries like France and Germany are already urging caution and pressing for a de-escalation.

But an attack on two merchant vessels in international waters is a hugely significant act.

And these latest attacks - unlike the sabotage with limpet mines a month ago - risked causing significant loss of life.
 

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Of course. How could the Iranians terrorists ever do anything like this ?
Why would they if it's going to be obvious it's them. And then if it was a real attack by the Iranians why would they be so incompetent about it.
 

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Why would they if it's going to be obvious it's them. And then if it was a real attack by the Iranians why would they be so incompetent about it.
Maybe its like..you know reverse but reverse psychology dude. But like real reverse reverse dude.

Dude wheres the bong?
 

midkemia

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so how did one torpedo hit two ships? or was it two torpedo's? were the ships close to each other?

if it was iran, why would they torpedo it in their back yard, it seems really short sighted. you always have to look who benefits from something like this. maybe UAE or Saudi or one of those other terrorist countries
 

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Of course. How could the Iranians terrorists ever do anything like this ?
Aai shame, I keep forgetting that your racist, bigoted little mind treats all Muslims and. Christians as second class sub humans incapable of knowing that these acts are stupid.

It appears you are completely innocent of other false flags and fake news that lead to wars and bombings e.g. Iraqis throwing babies off high buildings, Iraqi WMDs, Syrian gas attacks, Libyans needing rescue from Gathafi etc.

Look, everybody with half a brain knows this BS is scripted to get another war going because.... war is good for some. Let's see where the "intelligence" details come from and if it is as completely unreliable as the previous bombings.
 

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lumeer

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Maybe Trump wants to start a war with Iran in order to deflect attention from his domestic political problems, with the added bonus of seizing Iran's oil (he has stated in the past that the US should have seized Iraq's oil as payment for the Iraq war). He isn't doing well in the polls, you know.
 

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so how did one torpedo hit two ships? or was it two torpedo's? were the ships close to each other?

if it was iran, why would they torpedo it in their back yard, it seems really short sighted. you always have to look who benefits from something like this. maybe UAE or Saudi or one of those other terrorist countries
USA benefits
 

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Maybe Trump wants to start a war with Iran in order to deflect attention from his domestic political problems, with the added bonus of seizing Iran's oil (he has stated in the past that the US should have seized Iraq's oil as payment for the Iraq war). He isn't doing well in the polls, you know.
No maybe about it, he wants his own dirty little war under some guise or other.
And if it has to be manufactured , they will find a way or some or other excuse to try.
 

Thor

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Maybe Trump wants to start a war with Iran in order to deflect attention from his domestic political problems, with the added bonus of seizing Iran's oil (he has stated in the past that the US should have seized Iraq's oil as payment for the Iraq war). He isn't doing well in the polls, you know.
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