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Iranian Tanker explodes near Saudi Port - October 11

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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 12:28 AM
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#FLASH: An Iranian tanker has exploded near the Saudi port city of Jeddah. Terrorism is not being ruled out -
@Reurers / Iranian Media


Not much information, this has just flashed up. Chasing more links.
Jedah isn't far from Yemen, this could be related

RT reporting on it now also

Explosion rocks Iranian tanker near Saudi port city of Jeddah, oil spilling into Red Sea - reports

www.rt.com...

The only Iranian flagged tanker I can find in the area is this:




A tanker belonging to Iran’s government-owned oil corporation has reportedly been hit by a blast and caught fire in the Red Sea, 60 miles from Saudi Arabian shores. The incident is treated as a “terrorist act,” local media say.
The vessel, operated by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), has been sailing through the Red Sea when the explosion occurred, according to Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency. The blast was powerful enough to damage two of its reservoirs, leading to an oil spill in the area.

Local media cited some unnamed Iranian “technical experts” believe that the incident could have been caused by a “terrorist attack,” but didn’t provide any evidence backing the claim.

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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

That is the name of the vessel being reported.

So far, the sources quoted are from FARS or or ISNA...at least what I skimmed over...leaning to "terrorism".

Perhaps the Saudis.


mg



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

Horrible for the environment with an oil spill.. I have sailed and scuba dived all over the Red Sea out of Jeddah .. Some of the most beautiful and at times dangerous diving I have ever done.

It will be interesting to see who gets blamed for this and what comes next.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 02:09 AM
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BREAKING: The Iranian oil tanker 'Sinopa' has allegedly been hit by 2 explosions in the red sea near Saudi Arabia.




Last position of the Iranian oil tanker #Sinopa hit by two missiles in terror attack in the #RedSea.


missiles?
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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 02:37 AM
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Its being referred to as a rocket attack.

Scary



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 02:43 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

Every report I read all goes back to ISNA as the source.

This will need to flesh out a bit more...

mg



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:13 AM
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I hate to be that guy in the room pointing at an 800 pound gorilla but who do we all suspect could have done this?

Name the first country that comes to mind
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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:27 AM
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a reply to: Veryolduser

I think it's either Iran or Saudi (with the green light from the US)

Iran - because they're playing the US at their own game
Saudi - retaliation for the oil refinery, if thats the case I'd expect another few tankers to get hit - 1 isnt enough



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:25 AM
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originally posted by: Veryolduser

Name the first country that comes to mind

Israel



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:28 AM
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My moneys on Saudi, a retaliation for the oil refinery attack.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:27 AM
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originally posted by: Churchhousecreeper
My moneys on Saudi, a retaliation for the oil refinery attack.


Wouldn't surprise me the media will blame Saudi Arabia and the U.S. will face harsh criticism because they're our ally. However, when is more information is reveled it wouldn't surprise me other groups, or even Iran themselves, could have done this to fan the flames against Saudi Arabia and the West.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:00 AM
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originally posted by: Churchhousecreeper
My moneys on Saudi, a retaliation for the oil refinery attack.

Yep, that was my first thought too. The Saudius won't want an all out war, but also can't just sit around and do nothing.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:28 AM
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Couldn't it at least blow up completely? I guess that way would be way better for all the poor sea creatures.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:33 AM
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originally posted by: moebius

originally posted by: Churchhousecreeper
My moneys on Saudi, a retaliation for the oil refinery attack.

Yep, that was my first thought too. The Saudius won't want an all out war, but also can't just sit around and do nothing.


They said retaliation for the Iranian oil refinery would take a few weeks to get things straightened out and plans passed with Wasington and Jerusalem.

Then again could it be the Kurds trying to start a regional war maybe it's their only hope as they are going to be crused by the Turks, Arabs, iranians right now



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 09:36 AM
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Who gets better by steering # in that part of the world right now? Saudhi?... Not sure. Iran false flag op.. timing not right. Who else?

Proxy war for Kurds would be my bet

Jeff
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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 09:40 AM
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originally posted by: Veryolduser
I hate to be that guy in the room pointing at an 800 pound gorilla but who do we all suspect could have done this?

Name the first country that comes to mind


Germany.



Reichstag fire.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 09:40 AM
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oil prices have been tanking since the Saudi incident, very convenient



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

I saw this. Oil spills are horrible, hope it gets contained and cleaned soon.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Agit8dChop

I saw this. Oil spills are horrible, hope it gets contained and cleaned soon.


I'd be willing to wager that the oil spill will be minimal.

If Iran did it to themselves, the tanker would not have much oil in it.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 01:05 PM
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The fact this is/was only sourced by Iraninan State news, which managed to not even get the ship's name correct, I found suspect initially. In fact the KUDS reporting call the ship by name "Sanitized"..so two sources constantly called the ship the wrong name, one source named it wrong once.

Three names have been tossed about, one was right (or so it's said).
But they know for a fact it was missiles (or rockets) before they even got the ship names straightened-out.

Today, from ISNA, supposed today's pictures of the ship yet not one yet of any damage? etc. etc.

Sounds like a fire and nothing more unti evidenced or a really crappy attempt by Iran to falsify.

mg




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