U.K. Navy Intervenes After Iran Tries to Stop British Oil Tanker

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 pm

As of 30 seconds ago confirmed CNN not only source I'm reading this from can assume the US is going to use this to their advantage some how:

BREAKING: Iran tried to sink a British tanker in the Persian gulf, US officials say

Iranian boats attempted to seize British tanker

Five armed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/10/poli ... ssion=true


By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN
Updated 7:09 PM EDT, Wed July 10, 2019


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Iran tried to seize British oil tanker, say US officials

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#Iran sends armed boats to seize #British tanker. HMS Montros calls their bluff

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Dose anyone else feel something much worse is coming? Or more rhetoric?..
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 am

KimPossible wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 am
Dose anyone else feel something much worse is coming? Or more rhetoric?..
This is definitely an escalation. Now to see what the major powers do about it.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:07 am

The Iranian Republican Gaurd is not too smart. Either that or this was a set up and did not happen. Seems a little too convenient but the Irainians are getting desperate for money.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:24 am

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 am
KimPossible wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 am
Dose anyone else feel something much worse is coming? Or more rhetoric?..
This is definitely an escalation. Now to see what the major powers do about it.
Agreed. The fact that Iran backed down is a good sign. Seems like this is just posturing. For now.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:42 am

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 am
KimPossible wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 am
Dose anyone else feel something much worse is coming? Or more rhetoric?..
This is definitely an escalation. Now to see what the major powers do about it.
No shots were fired so I dont think much will happen YET. The Brits will start leaning on the passive Europeans to start acting like they have some backbone, thats for sure.

Whether this helps is unlikely as they all blame Trump for starting this mess by stopping the money flow to Iran. Money that was going straight to their military missile programs.

Hopefully the Brits have this stunt on video and can twist the Germans arms into blocking all EU deals with Iran, the kind that they hid from the world when sanctions were tight on Iraq, yet they chose to build all kinds of nuclear safe bunkers for the scumbag.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:17 am

KimPossible wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 pm
As of 30 seconds ago confirmed CNN not only source I'm reading this from can assume the US is going to use this to their advantage some how:

BREAKING: Iran tried to sink a British tanker in the Persian gulf, US officials say

Iranian boats attempted to seize British tanker

Five armed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/10/poli ... ssion=true


By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN
Updated 7:09 PM EDT, Wed July 10, 2019


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Iran tried to seize British oil tanker, say US officials

https://t.co/DlxpF1HRmi
To sink or to seize? Reminded me of https://i.pinimg.com/originals/dc/50/20 ... 8e9322.gif ;)
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:53 am

Exactly what I was thinking. Getting to reports one of it trying to be sunk and one being boarded. So maybe they tried to board couldn't than tried to sink cause they failed? Either way something happened as all reputable news sources are reporting the exact same thing.
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On Iran/Britain incident in Gulf:
UK-flagged British Heritage tanker was lawfully passing through what happened to be disputed territorial waters near Abu Musa island in between Dubai and Iran when it was confronted last night UK-time by the three Iranian vessels 1/
https://twitter.com/haynesdeborah/statu ... 82945?s=19
“It was going about its business as it is legally allowed to do,” a defence source said about British Heritage’s movements.
The Iranian vessels tried to obstruct the tanker’s passage. “They were getting in the way, trying to make it change course,” the source said 2/
https://twitter.com/haynesdeborah/statu ... 97920?s=19
Tanker moved into international waters. This was when @HMS_MONTROSE got in between it & Iranian vessels. @RoyalNavy frigate issued radio instructions & Iranian vessels moved away “We are trying to de-escalate,” source said. Warship’s guns were likely trained on Iranian boats 3/

https://twitter.com/haynesdeborah/statu ... 25344?s=19
A lot of conversations are taking place today in Whitehall about next steps. @foreignoffice is leading response. I was told before this confrontation that UK was already preparing some kind of announcement about an increase to maritime security in the Gulf. Watch this space! End/
https://twitter.com/haynesdeborah/statu ... 85952?s=19

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