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Iran tanker seizure: UK 'didn't take eye off ball', Hammond says

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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 10:26 AM
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The Royal Navy was no where near to provide any assistance. It was a pushover for the Iranians. The reason??? It might have something to do with the British impounding an Iranian Ship off Cyprus. You know the game, give us ours back and we'll give you yours back.




posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
a reply to: madmac5150

The Iranians better not capture a ship loaded with tea and crumpets!

The British will be very cross



No, we are still on "peeved":



The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 10:45 AM
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But ex-Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith said the Stena Impero's capture was a "major failure" for the UK.

I really hate agreeing with Duncan Smith but he's right.

The UK government have taken their eye off the ball on most things since the Brexit vote so I don't see why this should be any different.
A British flagged tanker sailing close to Iran without an escort after Iran had already said it would take a British tanker can only be seen as governmental maritime incompetence of the highest order.

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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 10:48 AM
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It was British flagged but not British owned.

Not so much due to Brexit as to do with cuts in the RN, drastically reduced number of frigates, etc.



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 10:54 AM
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It was British flagged but not British owned.

Makes no difference.



Not so much due to Brexit as to do with cuts in the RN, drastically reduced number of frigates, etc.

Didn't say it was to do with Brexit I said they've taken their eye off the ball on many things because of Brexit.

Bunch of Bloody incompetents that they are.


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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
Not so much due to Brexit as to do with cuts in the RN, drastically reduced number of frigates, etc.


Yeah................. But the Navel forces get plenty of money and make some pretty mental decisions. Ordering two Superstyle aircraft carriers when they are pretty obsolete inaddition to which all the crap happens in the Middle East where we got permanent airfield in Cyprus and varies bases throughout the region to do the job already. You couldn't make it up but the Admirals have to have their swowboat



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem

originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: visitedbythem

Hangin's to Good for Dem Wee Lass .......)


I don't understand that language Zanti



Good . ONLY Special People Comprende it ......Sorry .



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 02:04 AM
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Whle the ship may not be British-owned, the fact that it is British flagged is significant. By registering (of flagging) the ship in the UK the owners are compelled to abide by UK law and regulations, and benefit from British protection.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 03:44 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi
Whle the ship may not be British-owned, the fact that it is British flagged is significant. By registering (of flagging) the ship in the UK the owners are compelled to abide by UK law and regulations, and benefit from British protection.


HopefullyBoris will have more get up than May in sorting outthem Iranians. It is a bad set up they have overthere in Japan and the Mullahs need taking out for the good of the Persan people. Was listensing on Talk Radio to the husband of that poor british woman Madeleine Zaccary the other night who the Iranians kidnapped. She has been diagnosed with non malignant tumors on tye reat and the Iranians have chained (yes chained) here to the bed. Unreal
Boris and Trump need to do what is right and put the region right whatever it takes but the Saudi and IDF need to do the manpower work too and not just leave it to the Protectorate as per normal



posted on Jul, 25 2019 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

That's one country we really don't need to be in civil unrest and disorder. It's really big can of worms we don't want to open.

If you think Libya, Irak and Syria is a mess. Wait till the same # arrives to the 81 million people in Iran. And that's one flood of refugees EU surely don't need right now.



posted on Jul, 25 2019 @ 09:38 PM
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I hope this won't lead to anything bad.




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