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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 @ 11:38 AM
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It would be highly possible that the original Saudi Tweet stated it was an American ship in order to spike oil prices.




posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: Britguy
Well, it it was in their territorial waters, then they every right to board it and have it steer to one of their ports for a full inspection. It's what any other country would do too and well within the law, so hardly an act of aggression on Iran's part, despite what the press would like to imply.



The issue is if the ship was TRULY in Iranian waters or not.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol

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.


Bit late since you blew the place up, dropped bombs, sprayed depleted Uranium all over the place, killed millions for the past few decades. And now you DEMAND COOL HEADS?

Jesus, what arrogance.


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: chuck258

It is almost ALL Iranian waters in that region.

Try getting 200 nautical miles off the US coast and watch what happens.

This is the MIDDLE EASTS back yard - not the US's.

This is not the "high Seas" - yes, an actual definition
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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

no, I wasn't sure if you "prematurely posted" and didn't realize you hadn't added anything. I was curious where you were going to go.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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The ship was carrying the flag of marshall islands . they violated our waters by mistake and got apprehended . there is nothing special about this .

They are free as we speak .

Our Navy has very strict rules , even when UK Navy boat mistakenly violated our waters , they were arrested and later freed .

its common practice .



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: haman10
The ship was carrying the flag of marshall islands . they violated our waters by mistake and got apprehended . there is nothing special about this .

They are free as we speak .

Our Navy has very strict rules , even when UK Navy boat mistakenly violated our waters , they were arrested and later freed .

its common practice .


agreed.

I think the only reason this was a "story" was Saudi claiming it was a US ship.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: chuck258

It is almost ALL Iranian waters in that region.

Try getting 200 nautical miles off the US coast and watch what happens.

This is the MIDDLE EASTS back yard - not the US's.

This is not the "high Seas" - yes, an actual definition

A lot yes, especially as they claim more than 12nm ... but we did freedom of navigation operations in 2007 for a couple weeks, finally, to show we are not down with that.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: haman10

I like you - a lot.

Cheeers for the reality check



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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^^ thank you sir . and i thank all those who actually used their brains before going nuts

and to all those who went all cowboy in this thread : since i signed up here i've seen nothing but hostility from some members .

if you cannot contribute in a positive manner : Attack Iran and see what happens cowboys .
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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: haman10

Most of us don't want to attack Iran, haman.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: haman10

Most of us don't want to attack Iran, haman.



Yet you do NOTHING to stop it.

That is what we call PASSIVE support.

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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It doesn't make any sense. Why would Iran escalate tensions during negotiations by taking US personnel captive and firing upon their cargo ship, which undoubtedly, if true, escalate tensions and feed the rhetoric the hawks need for a possible kinetic response, as they like to call it.

I think there's more to this story than unprovoked military action. Something stinks....News breaking out of Saudi Arabia during this time, with their actions in Yemen and known history with Iran is speculative and borderline propaganda imo...



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: haman10

Most of us don't want to attack Iran, haman.


A lot of us want to visit someday.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: Daedal
It doesn't make any sense. Why would Iran escalate tensions during negotiations by taking US personnel captive and firing upon their cargo ship, which undoubtedly, if true, escalate tensions and feed the rhetoric the hawks need for a possible kinetic response, as they like to call it.

I think there's more to this story than unprovoked military action. Something stinks....News breaking out of Saudi Arabia during this time, with their actions in Yemen and known history with Iran is speculative and borderline propaganda imo...


So America doing a NATO road tour around Europe is not escalating tensions, but Iran seizing a ship unauthorised in THEIR waters is?



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: haman10

Most of us don't want to attack Iran, haman.



Second.

Unless you attack a country first I have no interest in a war with Iran.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: AllSourceIntel

You need to sort out EEZ (exclusive ECONOMIC zone) from base territorial waters..

Hint, ones 12, ones 200

AAnd that crap doesn't wash with the IMO.

Oh, let me guess - there is NOT 200NM between land masses therefore irrelevant.

Utter BS
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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: bullcat

originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: haman10

Most of us don't want to attack Iran, haman.



Yet you do NOTHING to stop it.

That is what we call PASSIVE support.

um ... I have actually done a lot.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: bullcat

originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: haman10

Most of us don't want to attack Iran, haman.



Yet you do NOTHING to stop it.

That is what we call PASSIVE support.


Well us in the UK stopped a war in Syria.

We let our politicians know plan and clear we don't want any more ME wars.

A war in Iran in the UK would not fly at all. Not unless Iran attacked a country first.



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