Iran's Revolutionary Guard captured a foreign tanker

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm
There has to be a response or the West is going to look frighteningly weak and cowardly.
The answer can only be a military strike.
Maybe an ultimatum before

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:20 pm

#BREAKING: US Defence Officials confirm to @barbarastarrcnn that a second (British-linked) tanker, the Mesdar, has also been seized by Iranian forces today

https://twitter.com/ELINTNews

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:22 pm

US confirmed second tanker captured by Iran

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:24 pm

Silent wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm
DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm
There has to be a response or the West is going to look frighteningly weak and cowardly.
The answer can only be a military strike.
Maybe an ultimatum before
That is what we are watching for. Right now, the US is trying to figure out what to do, in consultation with the UK.

Me personally, I know what I would do. Tell Iran they have two hours to return the tankers or face destruction.

But that is just me.

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:27 pm

#BREAKING: UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to chair second COBRA meeting tonight at 22:30 local time- Sky News
#BREAKING: This will be a Ministerial Cobra meeting

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Mr. T

Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:30 pm

This is very huge and significant. Most likely a retaliation by Iran for the seizuring of an iranian tanker near Gibraltar.
I think we've crossed the point now. Capturing two british tanker in this tense situation. I don't know if cool heads will prevail but this major escalation will be very hard to controll now.

The US will most likely react military to this move by Iran. Which other choices do they have now?

USMA

Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:38 pm

Trade the Gibraltar tanker held by the Brits for these two that Iran seized today. Problem solved. War averted. No one killed. No spike in oil prices.

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:41 pm

RUMINT that LR Poseidon & Star Osprey have also been "diverted," potentially hijacked. Need confirmation ASAP.
"It's in your nature to destroy yourselves." - Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:42 pm

Third ship LR2 Poseidon looks to be seized too.

Rob

Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:43 pm

If no action is taken then iran will continue until sanctions are removed or they will force the closure of the strait. Us and UK have no choice. It will be swift and it will be limited. It also needs to happen within the next 24 hrs to show response time.

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