Skip to comments.Mystery deepens in 'sabotage' of oil tankers in Persian Gulf [Anchored Oil Tankers Attacked]
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 UAEs 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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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...
I wonder if the USS Jimmy Carter is around...
I like the way you worded that.
NOT the U.S.
A BUNCH of countries ARE DYING once again to see OUR BOYS DIE.
#### them. #### them TWICE.
Subs and frogmen.
The Italians had some major successes against the British in WWII doing the exact same thing.
Gulf of Tonkin? Persian Gulf. Yep.
Dont die laughing.
I just read about the Gulf of Tonkin for the first time.
Hitler and Goebbels would have been proud.
Are there any Freepers our there who still believe these propaganda reports anymore?
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.
if it were up to me, no Iranian subs would ever surface.
Article on Iranian subs. (They have a lot of them.)
It is almost impossible to “sink” a fully laden tanker - even deliberately.
Hmmm. Wars and rumors of wars.
There was a time our country was VERY good at killing the enemys diesel subs. I cant imagine we have forgotten everything.
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.
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?
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.
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