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Offline TomSea

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Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:57:49 PM »
Drudge red letters this story, "War Drums":

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Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
By The Associated Press By JON GAMBRELL (Associated Press)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - (AP) -- Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the "Tanker War."

While the current tensions are nowhere near the damage done then, it underscores how dangerous the situation is and how explosive it can become.

The so-called "Tanker War" involved American naval ships escorting reflagged Kuwaiti oil tankers through the Persian Gulf and the strait after Iranian mines damaged vessels in the region. It culminated in a one-day naval battle between Washington and Tehran, and also saw America accidentally shoot down an Iranian passenger jet, killing 290 people.

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Re: Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 03:04:23 PM »
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Fazel Hawramy
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Putin thanked Rouhani in Bishkek during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)  for helping to rescue 11 Russian crew members in the tanker incident in Gulf of Oman , Tasnim says
(link: https://www.tasnimnews.com/fa/news/1398/03/24/2032062/) tasnimnews.com/fa/news/1398/0…روحانی-در-دیدار-با-پوتین-اقدامات-ایران-در-چارچوب-حقوق-خود-در-برجام-است
11:19 AM · Jun 14, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

https://mobile.twitter.com/FazelHawramy/status/1139568097399058432

Significant if so. One has to add in all factors, have not seen a western media report confirming this yet. It doesn't sound like something that would be made up.


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Re: Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 04:35:05 PM »
Limpet Mine Attack in the Gulf of Oman: JUNE 13, 2019

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Published on Jun 13, 2019
Video recorded by a U.S aircraft of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Gashti Class patrol boat and crew removing an unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous. M/T Kokuka Courageous suffered an explosion while operating in the Gulf of Oman causing 21 crew members to abandon ship and later get rescued by the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96).

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Re: Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 04:40:32 PM »
US releases video it claims shows Iran removing unexploded mine from Gulf tanker

By Barbara Starr, Devan Cole, Eliza Mackintosh and Michelle Kosinski, CNN

Updated 4:01 PM ET, Fri June 14, 2019
US: Video shows Iran removing unexploded mine from tanker

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/13/politics/us-images-iranian-boat-removing-mine/index.html

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On Friday, the president of the Japanese shipping company that owns the Kokuka Courageous held a press conference in Tokyo, in which he denied that a mine had been used in the tanker attack.

The President of Kokuka Sangyo Marine, Yutaka Katada, said he believed there was "no possibility of mine attack" owing to the attack being "well above the naval line."

Katada said he had not seen the images released by the US military, but referenced the account of a crew member who witnessed the second blast and saw a "flying object."

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) said the vessels were hit "at or below the waterline, in close proximity to the engine room," and added that the attacks "appeared to be well-planned and coordinated."



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Re: Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 06:07:39 PM »
The Euroweenies aren't supportive on coming down hard on Iran. They should be.
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Re: Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 11:03:24 PM »
I don’t visit the places like 4Chan and their cousins. However, I am fairly certain they already have stories about how this is a false flag Israeli operation.
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