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Oil Tanker on Fire in Sea of Oman BREAKING (this may be big)
"Muh oil tankers"


Fool me twice and shit like that.


I hope Trump isnt doing what it looks like he is doing.


I like the guy but fuck him if he falls for this bs and he starts a war.







TITOR RIGHT AGAIN! Woot

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Well, no, but perhaps it would be time to declare an open season on IRG fast boats in the Persian Gulf. Piracy is an international crime.
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Typically excellent analysis of this by b.

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/06/ir....html#more

Essentially:

Quote:The U.S. published a grainy black and white video which it says shows an Iranian Search and Rescue crew removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the tankers. No mine in visible in the video. The Iranian crew seems to inspect the damage on the tanker.

The U.S. itself admits that the video was taken several hours after the incident. The U.S. also says that one of its ships was nearby. Why did it take no steps to remove the claimed mine itself?

Meanwhile the owner of the Kokuka Courageous, one of the stricken ships, said that the damage to its ship was not caused by mines but by drones:

but lots, lots more besides. Like this.

Quote:Despite the obvious lack of knowledge of who or what caused the incident the U.S. immediately blamed Iran:

Secretary Pompeo @SecPompeo - 18:27 UTC - 13 Jun 2019
It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran.

Iran pushed back:

Javad Zarif @JZarif - 12:11 UTC - 14 Jun 2019
That the US immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran—w/o a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence—only makes it abundantly clear that the #B_Team is moving to a #PlanB: Sabotage diplomacy—including by @AbeShinzo—and cover up its #EconomicTerrorism against Iran.

I warned of exactly this scenario a few months ago, not because I'm clairvoyant, but because I recognize where the #B_Team is coming from.

The "B-team" includes Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israel's Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahoo, Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin Zayed of the UAE.

Well worth it.

BTW, that ref to Abe Shinzo? He was in Tehran when it happened to a Japanese flag vessel, and Trump publicly thanked him for providing access to the Iranians. Abe probably mentioned to Trump he was going during Trump's recent visit and they cooked it up from there.

But the article is actually saying it probably was the Iranians just doing it in deniable ways, cos if they cut tanker traffic and energy prices go wild...

Quote:This cat and mouse game will now continue and steadily gain pace. More tankers will get damaged or even sunk. Saudi refineries will start to explode. UAE harbors will experience difficulties. Iran will plausibly deny that it is involved in any of this. The U.S. will continue to blame Iran but will have no evidence to prove it.

Insurance for Middle East cargo will become very expensive. Consumer prices for oil products will increase and increase again. The collateral damage will be immense.

All this will gradually put more pressure on Trump. The U.S. will want to negotiate with Iran, but that will be rejected unless Trump rejoins the nuclear deal and lifts all his sanctions. He can not do that without losing face and his allies. By mid 2020 the maximum pressure campaign will reach its zenith. Oil prices will explode and the U.S. will fall into a recession. The world economy will tank and everyone will know who caused the underlying issue. Trump's reelection will come into doubt.

There will also be pressure on Trump to take military action against Iran. But he knows that a war would be equally disastrous for his re-election chances, and for the United States. A war against Iran would put the whole Middle East in flames.

The maximum pressure Trump hoped to wage against Iran will turn into maximum pressure on him and his allies. He will be trapped and there will be no way out.
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(06-15-2019, 06:45 AM)Tolimar Wrote: [Image: t4f0TF2.jpg]



Troll2

As most of you know I work in the oil.industry
My take wag the dog attack
Who did it US Isreal Iran I dont think any of them did
YOu all left out the one that has most to gain big oil corps .Nothing they'd like more than oil to rise
My reason for wag the dog is this
Diluent!!!! I work with it everyday
Be it mine missle what have you the slightest spark boom the stuff is highly flammable we cant even suck it up with a vac truck The planning we have to go through to deal with it is incredible we have to have electricians certify ground on or hoses to use Bowie pump to suck it up into sour seal unit
ISo that tanker could not have been full of it the whole story reeks
Just my 2 cents
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=dMinMj3FHHE
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So now this is Iran's next move:
https://twitter.com/OANN/status/1140615628706816002
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(06-15-2019, 04:14 PM)Drifter Wrote:
(06-15-2019, 06:45 AM)Tolimar Wrote: [Image: t4f0TF2.jpg]



Troll2

As most of you know I work in the oil.industry
My take wag the dog attack
Who did it US Isreal Iran I dont think any of them did
YOu all left out the one that has most to gain big oil corps .Nothing they'd like more than oil to rise
My reason for wag the dog is this
Diluent!!!! I work with it  everyday
Be it mine missle what have you the slightest spark boom the stuff is highly flammable we cant even suck it up with a vac truck The planning we have to go through to deal with it is incredible we have to have electricians certify ground on or hoses to use Bowie pump to suck it up into sour seal unit
ISo that tanker could not have been full of it the whole story reeks
Just my 2 cents

So, what you are saying is that tanker would of been blown sky high if a missile or mine had started the fire? It kind of looks like a pile of old tires was drug up on deck and set ablaze.
"One shitty decision away from disaster"
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Iran to exceed uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal in 10 days

https://www.rt.com/news/462039-iran-to-s...stockpile/

With the example of Gaddafi, who can blame them?
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Sounds like Iran is listening to John Kerry on how to negotiate like a liberal...............
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