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Mystery deepens in 'sabotage' of oil tankers in Persian Gulf [Anchored Oil Tankers Attacked]
Jerusalem Post ^ | May 13, 2019 15:58 | Seth J. Frantzman

Posted on 05/14/2019 3:53:21 AM PDT by topher

As tensions rose over the weekend between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf, several vessels were “sabotaged” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both Iranian media and the UAE reported the incident, but 24 hours after it happened, much of what occurred was still shrouded in mystery, with allegations of “explosions” and questions about how severe the “sabotage” actually was.

The Saudi energy minister confirmed that two of its oil tankers were targeted in a “sabotage attack.” It took place as the tankers were “on their way to the Arabian Gulf” via the Emirate of Fujairah, the statement said. The UAE said that in total four boats were damaged. The UAE’s The National claimed that “Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions.” The same reports in the UAE said the tankers had been on their way to the US after being loaded with Saudi oil. No one was hurt, the UAE said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anchored; dieselsubs; djibouti; emirateoffujairah; eritrea; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; iraniannukes; lebanon; maritime; muslimworld; oil; persiangulf; putinsbuttboys; quietsubs; sabotage; sanctions; saudiarabia; sonar; sosus; sudan; uae; unitedarabemirates; yemen
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Maybe the Persian Gulf needs a SOSUS type device... It is possible that the Iranians are using 'quiet, diesel' subs to perform this sabotage. The US Allies could set up such a device. Active Sonar should be able to reveal quiet subs along with 'metal detection'.

No explosions were detected. However, I remember a story in the 1980's where a Soviet sub DETACHED a 'tail' from a British sub.

According to my search of the Internet, S.O.S.U.S. is de-classified...

1 posted on 05/14/2019 3:53:21 AM PDT by topher
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I wonder if the USS Jimmy Carter is around...


2 posted on 05/14/2019 3:54:36 AM PDT by topher (America, please Do The Right Thing!)
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To: topher

I like the way you worded that.

U.S. ALLIES.

NOT the U.S.

A BUNCH of countries ARE DYING once again to see OUR BOYS DIE.

#### them. #### them TWICE.


3 posted on 05/14/2019 3:55:28 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)
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To: topher

Subs and frogmen.

The Italians had some major successes against the British in WWII doing the exact same thing.


4 posted on 05/14/2019 3:58:58 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: dp0622

Gulf of Tonkin? Persian Gulf. Yep.


5 posted on 05/14/2019 4:02:46 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: dblshot

Dont die laughing.

I just read about the Gulf of Tonkin for the first time.

SMH

Hitler and Goebbels would have been proud.


6 posted on 05/14/2019 4:06:07 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)
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To: topher

Are there any Freepers our there who still believe these propaganda reports anymore?


7 posted on 05/14/2019 4:07:51 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.")
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To: topher

If we can not start a shiny new war... One of our allies can... keep the fires warm.

This Trump thing shall pass, and we can get back to business as usual. If Trump wins a second term he will be forced to initiate this war, regardless. China ain’t there yet... They lack cohesion and numbers of hardened units.

Iran is begging for retribution. We probably own them too.

War in Iran should turn into at least a decade of horror, once we invade.

Good times.


8 posted on 05/14/2019 4:08:56 AM PDT by mmercier0921 (ain't no rest for the wicked)
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To: topher; All

if it were up to me, no Iranian subs would ever surface.


9 posted on 05/14/2019 4:10:51 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: topher

Article on Iranian subs. (They have a lot of them.)

https://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/iran-submarine-capabilities/


10 posted on 05/14/2019 4:11:23 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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It is almost impossible to “sink” a fully laden tanker - even deliberately.


11 posted on 05/14/2019 4:13:11 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Alberta's Child

Hmmm. Wars and rumors of wars.


12 posted on 05/14/2019 4:19:55 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan? (# of takeoffs = # of landings)
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To: Alberta's Child
Further study at gCaptain
13 posted on 05/14/2019 4:23:38 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan? (# of takeoffs = # of landings)
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There was a time our country was VERY good at killing the enemy’s diesel subs. I can’t imagine we have forgotten everything.


14 posted on 05/14/2019 4:25:52 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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Whatever the unknown object, anyone onboard could be forgiven for thinking it was an explosion if it wasn't. That's some heavy metal back there.

15 posted on 05/14/2019 4:28:49 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan? (# of takeoffs = # of landings)
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LOL. When are the Iranians scheduled to have their soldiers board Saudi tankers and take babies out of their incubators to leave them to die ... or some shit like that?


16 posted on 05/14/2019 4:30:13 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.")
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The same reports in the UAE said the tankers had been on their way to the US after being loaded with Saudi oil.

...

I don’t think we get much Saudi oil, so I doubt this story.


17 posted on 05/14/2019 4:30:26 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Facts are racist.)
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18 posted on 05/14/2019 4:30:36 AM PDT by Cvengr ( Adversity in life & death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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Would I be going out on a limb, if I said Iran did it? 😁😆
19 posted on 05/14/2019 4:35:06 AM PDT by Mark17 (What, exactly, was the "only evil continually," that was going on in the days of Noah?)
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To: Cvengr

lmao


20 posted on 05/14/2019 4:40:30 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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