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BREAKING: Iran Forces Seize US Cargo Ship With 34 People On Board

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:29 AM
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This just broke 10 minutes ago. Developing...



Moments ago according to the native Twitter feed of al-Arabiya (which is owned by the Saudis), Iranian forces have seized a US cargo ship, which has some 34 American sailors, which they have taken to the port of Bandar Abbas.

Al Arabiya adds that Iran fired on the US cargo ship before escoring it, a move which will surely lead to a rapid and violent escalation in the gulf:


It is unclear why Iran would do this and if this is merely yet another Saudi provocation (expect a full denial by Iran), but the US kneejerk reaction may not only scuttle, so to say, any ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, but led to a far more violent retaliation, which may explain the move in crude if not the move lower in stocks.


www.zerohedge.com...




Iranian forces have seized a US cargo ship with 34 sailors on board, according to Saudi Arabian state TV.

The vessel has been directed to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the southern coast, Al-Arabiya has reported.

More to follow

www.independent.co.uk...


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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Oh Lordy, this can't be good.
The riots, Ukraine, Jade Helm, Ca drought and now this.
It certainly won't be a boring summer, unless you find war and violence droll.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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But why?



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Eh...

That's not good.

Hmm, I doubt any MSM is going to cover this today considering the Baltimore protests.

Interesting...

~Tenth



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

this is from a contry that wants peace and let some goods to flow.
or is this just a ploy to drive up price of oil even more than it's been doing the past few months after dipping so low and gas prices
were going below $2.00 a gallon.

enquirering minds want to know.

any way lock and load.




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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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It would be interesting to see more details:

Name and registry of the ship.

Position of the ship at the time it was fired upon and boarded (if that happened).

etc.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:38 AM
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Are we being played?



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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Ummm.....yeah. This could be very bad. I am anxious to see how the US is going to respond to this.


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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Al Arabiya adds that Iran fired on the US cargo ship before escorting it, a move which will surely lead to a rapid and violent escalation in the gulf:


The Saudis and Americans are responsible for the "rapid and violent escalation in the Gulf", not Iran.


It is unclear why Iran would do this…


Depends on the "cargo". If US sailors are on board its likely war materiel.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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Reuteurs Twitter Feed

Reporting same thing from Saudi Arabian source.

~Tenth
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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:43 AM
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I'd also like to know what the ship had aboard it to warrant being first fired upon and then escorted. ? Definitely going to be interesting to see how this plays out in the next few days :S

Peace,

M.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:43 AM
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What would make this REALLY interesting is if the cargo was nuclear.....



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

Al Arabiya adds that Iran fired on the US cargo ship before escorting it, a move which will surely lead to a rapid and violent escalation in the gulf:


The Saudis and Americans are responsible for the "rapid and violent escalation in the Gulf", not Iran.


It is unclear why Iran would do this…


Depends on the "cargo". If US sailors are on board its likely war materiel.


I would think if US soldiers were on board, the Iranians firing at them would have given them cause to fire back.


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:47 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Are we being played?


I think so. Just not necessarily by the Iranians. I'm of the opinion that the Saudis are ultimately responsible, in some form or another, for a majority of the problems in the Middle East. The U.S., ends up doing the dirty work and heavy lifting for them.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:49 AM
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I'd give this a while to see what sources not connected to Saudi Arabia have to say. Each article I'm finding is referencing Saudi Arabian sources. And I simply don't trust them. They'd be more than happy to have our soldiers take up the fight for them, either in Yemen or finally against Iran.

Not saying this is real or fake. But these are the same people who launched chemical weapons attacks in Syria to force Pres Obama's hand because of his "red line" bluff.

EDIT: Dag-nabbit, FatherStacks beat me to it. I was trying to be the lone voice of reason against blah blah blah...
edit on 28-4-2015 by enlightenedservant because: pouting in a corner



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: intrptr

Al Arabiya adds that Iran fired on the US cargo ship before escorting it, a move which will surely lead to a rapid and violent escalation in the gulf:


The Saudis and Americans are responsible for the "rapid and violent escalation in the Gulf", not Iran.


It is unclear why Iran would do this…


Depends on the "cargo". If US sailors are on board its likely war materiel.


I would think if US soldiers were on board, the Iranians firing at them would have given them cause to fire back.

And start WWIII because someone put one across the bow. Cool heads required in the middle east right now.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: FatherStacks

I hear you on that, I for one have absolutely zero trust in house of Saud.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
What would make this REALLY interesting is if the cargo was nuclear.....


You can bet your arse there's security on board that ship if that's the case. Although I doubt anybody but US military would be allowed to move that sort of cargo.

I actually don't know if that's true at all, but I think it is.

~Tenth



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:52 AM
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They just said it was U.S. sailors, which an person in the merchant marine is a sailor. It doesn't imply they were military, only that they were Americans.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:52 AM
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Did the cargo vessel wonder into Iranian waters. If not, then this is an aggressive act, that would warrant further action by our own American Navy, This is some crazy stuff. I sure hope this gets resolved quickly for everyone's sake.




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