Skip to comments.Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'
Posted on 06/14/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - (AP) -- Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the "Tanker War."
While the current tensions are nowhere near the damage done then, it underscores how dangerous the situation is and how explosive it can become.
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And remind me again,who was president back then?
“History does not repeat itself. It does, however sometimes rhyme”.
Operation Earnest Will. I deployed to Bahrain as a young Air Force NCO in support.
Yes. Watching this right now...
[60 minute lecture by a former Navy officer and author.]
Operation Ernest Will: The US Navy in the Tanker War by Stephen Phillips at the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Get ready for:
Odd/Even purchase regulations
$20.00 minimum purchase requirements.
The only thing missing would be Jimmy “Cardigan” whimpering on TV.
Iran’s economics is totally dependent on oil export. Iran has cast the first action of war in the Persian Gulf and the Oman sea. It would be most easy to bring their ability to export oil from their most venerable ports to zero in a couple of days. One must just hit their pipelines and pumping stations if we are nice. If we are not nice it would be Kharg Island and their other oil holding facilitates and loading stations. Oil really burn nicely.
Thanks to fracking and no thanks to Obama, the US has been effectively energy independent for about a year.
Oil is a global market.
If US producers can make mor4 $$$ selling to countries cut off from their normal supplies they will do it.
Even if the US consumer suffers.
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