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Iran says it has captured British oil tanker

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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Mach2



Iran and more so the citizens of Iran are felling the pain of US sanctions , if we keep pushing they will respond as what have they got to lose ... which is probably the plan of John and his mate in the region.

Unless sensible heads take over conflict seems likely.


There are specific things the Iranian government could do to get the sanctions lifted that do not involve seizing ships in the Straits of Hormuz. If they complied, sanctions could be lifted immediately.
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: BomSquad

The ship is incidental , this is Iran standing up to the schoolyard bully and showing it won't be pushed around , as they are expected to do.

The plan is working , the M.I.C win again.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: roadgravel

We seize an Iranian tanker so they seize a British tanker , the game continues.


We fire a nuke they fire...fireworks?



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Is Iran seeking war or oil price rise or both?



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: gortex

Claim and counter claim , who knows what's true but it's an embarrassment to the British government so the move seems to achieved its aim.


I agree, the Brits should have blown the crap out of their little attack boats....



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: randomthoughts12


Is Iran seeking war or oil price rise or both?


Many want oil to go well over 100 per barrel to be profitable.

Canada needs 90 per barrel
Russia needs 110 per barrel
Venezuela needs 140 per barrel
US fracking needs like 80 per barrel
Iran 1XX per, I bet it is close to Venezuela



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:14 PM
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Telegraph live:

www.telegraph.co.uk...

Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said:

“I’m extremely concerned by the seizure of two naval vessels by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz.

“I will shortly attend a COBR meeting to review what we know and what we can do to swiftly secure the release of the two vessels - a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel.

“Their crews comprise a range of nationalities, but we understand there are no British citizens on board either ship.

“Our Ambassador in Tehran is in contact with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resolve the situation and we are working closely with international partners.

“These seizures are unacceptable. It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region.”



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: Mach2

I agree, let the Brits handle their business and America is there to lend a hand in any way they desire. At least in my perfect world that is what happens.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: gortex

right.. more like the bully that sneaks around behind the scenes terrorizing certain people they hate while playing innocent and making everyone think they're being bullied instead.

the goal of America and the UK is simple, to protect international shipping and trade, nothing more, because smooth trading means a strong economy and stability. if Iran keep's getting in our way like this, they will be dealt with, it's as simple as that.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:36 PM
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I agree, the Brits should have blown the crap out of their little attack boats....

The question has to be asked why was a British flagged tanker sailing so close to Iran without an escort ? , Iran said recently that it could take a tanker in response to the seizure of their ship.
If this ship is empty that makes it even more interesting , almost like a fishing lure.
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:41 PM
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Armed aircraft protecting US cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz

The US is taking measures to protect a ship near where two British tankers were seized by Iran.

According to a US defense official with direct knowledge, at this hour, the US military is monitoring the transit of US commercial cargo ship through the Strait of Hormuz using armed aircraft overhead. The US will not say the location or other details, but the transit typically takes six to eight hours.

The seizure of two ships was clearly a preplanned and coordinated Iranian operation, the US military believes. Both tankers were boarded by IRGC and taken into Iranian waters, about a half hour apart.

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Fars News: Seized British tanker was heading to Saudi Arabia's port of Al-Jubail

CNN's Sara Mazloumsaki in Atlanta

The British-flagged oil tanker ‘Stena Impero' was heading to Saudi Arabia's port of Al-Jubail from the UAE port of Fujairah when it was seized by the IRGC, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Friday, citing a statement from the IRGC.

The IRGC statement said the ship was making an entry from the exit point of the Strait of Hormuz in the South, "disregarding the established procedures that require all entries be made through the Northern pass," Fars reported.



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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Tanker has swedish Stena Bulk shipowners but sails under British Flag. It was heading to Saudi Arabia when it was captured. According Iran it didn´t follow the international rules of seafaring . If this is so it isn´t first time when ship has navigated and got lost.... hmm

Even so Iran has behaved aggressively towards others.. and it only tells us that they are under so much pressure that kettle will boil over sooner or later.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: gortex

The US has told other countries to use their individual militaries to protect their own oil tankers. but they are used to us providing most of the protection when things get tough. This is a wake-up call for self responsibility... with us assistance if needed.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:49 PM
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Improper navigation is a reason escort the ship to a 3rd port? I hope the world soon get tired of Iranian BS.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: gortex

The US has told other countries to use their individual militaries to protect their own oil tankers. but they are used to us providing most of the protection when things get tough. This is a wake-up call for self responsibility... with us assistance if needed.

We have a warship there to protect British shipping.
But not this one ... or two.


Edit.
Iran have said they haven't detained two ships.
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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What ever we or the British do, or both together, will be done very quickly, so as to reopen the shipping lanes, and deliver a mighty blow to the Iranian military. Grab some popcorn, and get ready for hell fire to rain on Iranian military targets. We will attempt to limit any civilian causalities.
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

I think we will just send more warships ships to protect our shipping and to be on hand when it all kicks off.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: Petra137

originally posted by: roadgravel

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured the British-flagged oil tanker "Stena Impero" in the Strait of Hormuz, according to Iran's state-run Press TV.

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Not much known at this time.

But it looks as though Iran needs a war. They keep pushing it.


Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says it seized the British tanker for "violating international regulations," according to Iran's state-run Press TV.



I have to ask what the hell is going on in the back ground with all this?, Wars have been started over some fairly petty knob waving ego rubbish but what does Iran gain from provoking the west?.

If indeed that is what is going on as obviously covert action has never been undertaken to start a conflict has it.

If it is the case that a British ship has been seized then the next step in this situation is very very important and is either going to be shouty shouty over a big table with flags or bullets and dead people....


They want to shut down the strait and halt western trade. Gives them a bargaining chip.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Mach2

I agree, let the Brits handle their business and America is there to lend a hand in any way they desire. At least in my perfect world that is what happens.


I'd say that's exactly what is going to happen. I'd bet the royal marines are on the way there as we speak. The UK is not just going to sit back and allow anyone to effect their British Petroleum profits.

I know what ever assets the Brits want to use from US forces in the area is at their disposal.

But my prediction is the UK will use military as a last resort they can do far more damage through financial markets.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Improper navigation is a reason escort the ship to a 3rd port? I hope the world soon get tired of Iranian BS.


Yeah, that doesn't sound like a plausible explaination, when in international waters. Obviously I'm no expert in maritime operations, but I would think filing an official complaint would be SOP in that circumstance.







 
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