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  • U.S. Sinks or Damages 6 Iran Ships in Persian Gulf Clashes (1988)

    09/16/2019 6:20:38 AM PDT · by central_va · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 19th, 1988 | By JAMES GERSTENZANG
    WASHINGTON — U.S. warships and aircraft sank or heavily damaged six Iranian navy ships Monday as a major confrontation erupted in the Persian Gulf in the wake of the United States’ early morning strike against two Iranian oil platforms, the Reagan Administration said. U.S. and Iranian forces fired on each other in the broadest and most direct conflict yet, suddenly escalating what for months had been a war of nerves in the volatile waterway.
  • Iran is reportedly jamming ship GPS navigation systems to get them to wander into Iranian waters

    08/08/2019 5:24:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 75 replies
    Insider ^ | 8-7-19
    Ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf have reported unusual GPS interference, among other problems, and the US believes Iran is to blame. The Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration issued a warning on Wednesday highlighting threats to commercial vessels posed by Iran. The warning revealed that ships have had a variety of issues when operating in the region, including "spoofed bridge-to-bridge communications from unknown entities falsely claiming to be US or coalition warships." (excerpt) US defense official told CNN that Iran has GPS jammers operating on Abu Musa Island, an island in the Persian Gulf located...
  • Iran seizes oil tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' in Persian Gulf, state media reports

    08/04/2019 7:04:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    The ship was seized on Wednesday near Farsi Island, where an Iranian Guard Navy base is located, the news outlet reported. The island sits in the Persian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Iran, north of the Strait of Hormuz. Further information on the vessel, and the nationality of crew members, was not immediately clear. The seizure marked the third such incident involving a commercial vessel in recent weeks — and the second accused of smuggling fuel. The U.S. Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, told The Associated Press it did not have information to confirm the reports. Maritime tracking experts also...
  • Iranian-linked terror cells said to be ready to strike UK [tr]

    07/22/2019 8:47:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 22, 2019 | Thomas Colson
    LONDON — Iranian-linked terrorist cells are reportedly thought to be ready to strike the UK if the crisis between London and Tehran escalates further, as supporters of Prime Minister Theresa May's government increased their criticism over Iran's seizing of a British-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf.
  • USS Boxer Downs Iranian Drone in ‘Defensive Action’

    07/19/2019 8:16:21 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 19, 2019 6:29 AM | Sam LaGrone
    USS Boxer Downs Iranian Drone in ‘Defensive Action’ By: Sam LaGrone July 18, 2019 4:00 PM • Updated: July 19, 2019 6:29 AM This post has been updated with additional details on the downing of the Iranian drone. Amphibious warship USS Boxer (LHD-4) took down an Iranian drone that U.S. officials say threatened the ship as it entered the Persian Gulf on Thursday. At about 10 a.m. local time, Boxer was transiting Strait of Hormuz when an Iranian fixed-wing drone approached the ship, a defense official told USNI News. “A fixed-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within...
  • Commercial Ships Urged Not to Use Private Armed Guards in Persian Gulf

    07/12/2019 1:34:25 PM PDT · by fishtank · 79 replies
    (Reuters) gCaptain ^ | 7-12-19 | Jonathan Saul
    Commercial Ships Urged Not to Use Private Armed Guards in Persian Gulf July 12, 2019 by Reuters By Jonathan Saul LONDON, (Reuters) – Shipping companies sailing through the Middle East Gulf are being urged to avoid having private armed security guards onboard as the risk of escalation in the region rises, industry associations say.
  • Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'

    06/14/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    Newsday ^ | June 14, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL (AP)
    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. (...)
  • Saudi Arabia oil stations attacked by drones

    05/14/2019 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 14th, 2019 | Unattributed
    Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack "an act of terrorism" that targeted global oil supplies. Falih condemned the attacks in a statment saying: "The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf... not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies to the world and the global economy." "These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran,"...
  • Mystery deepens in 'sabotage' of oil tankers in Persian Gulf [Anchored Oil Tankers Attacked]

    05/14/2019 3:53:21 AM PDT · by topher · 147 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 13, 2019 15:58 | Seth J. Frantzman
    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,...
  • Iran: Successful surveillance flight over US aircraft carrier

    04/27/2019 11:31:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/19
    Iran's Revolutionary Guard successfully carried out a surveillance flight over a US aircraft carrier, Tasnim reported. The drone flew over a US warship in the Persian Gulf, as well as over the USS Dwight...
  • Surprise! Iran Exposed for Faking U.S. Warship Surveillance Footage

    05/05/2019 6:59:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 May 2019 | Simon Kent
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGG) faked an entire video claiming to show American warships transiting disputed waters in the Persian Gulf by piecing together old scraps of unrelated footage, French analysis confirms. The original video, published by the IRGC on April 28, allegedly showed the flight deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and was used to advance the claim that Iran was spying on the American military. It went public just weeks after Washington placed the IRGC on its list of terrorist organisations. As Breitbart News reported, Iran’s Tasnim news agency claimed a camera-equipped Iran Revolutionary Guards’ spy drone...
  • Iran airs video of close encounter with USS Theodore Roosevelt in Strait of Hormuz

    09/29/2018 3:35:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | September 29, 2018, 10:42 AM
    Iran's state TV has broadcast footage purporting to show a close encounter between the Revolutionary Guard's navy and the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The incident purportedly happened in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea. Saturday's footage is likely meant as a show of strength amid new U.S. sanctions on Iran and the Trump administration plans to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero. In the video, Guard speedboats are seen closing in on the U.S. carrier. Iranian sailors then warn the Americans over radio communication to...
  • Iran's Unmanned Drone Also Travels in Time? (Muslomedia Alert)

    11/13/2006 4:52:50 PM PST · by xmission · 80 replies · 3,175+ views
    littlegreenfootballs.com ^ | 11/12/06 | littlegreenfootballs.com
    Iran says they have video shot by an unmanned drone showing a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. (Hat tip: LGF readers.) Iran’s Arabic language television station broadcast footage it claimed showed a US aircraft carrier cruising in Gulf waters it said was taken by an unmanned Iranian drone. The brief minute-long film, which was shown on Al-Alam television’s evening news bulletin, showed wobbly aerial footage of an aircraft carrier stacked with war planes as it sailed. The television’s anchor said the film, the property of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, showed a vessel from “the US fleet in the...
  • US officials: Iran moving ballistic missiles by boat

    05/07/2019 2:14:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/19 | Elad Benari
    Intelligence showing that Iran is likely moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf was one of the critical reasons the US decided to move an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers into the region, several US officials with direct knowledge of the situation told CNN on Tuesday. The concerns over the movement of the missiles was one of multiple threads of intelligence from various sources that led the US to believe Iran had a capability and intention to launch strikes against US targets, the report said. US Central Command spokesperson Capt. Bill Urban said they had...
  • Iran Aids U.S. in Search for Missing Man

    04/04/2007 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 9 replies · 331+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | April 4 2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran said Wednesday it will look into the disappearance of an American man in Iran, a State Department spokesman said. The missing man has been identified as a former FBI agent. Iran replied to a U.S. request for information or help, and asked for additional details about the missing man's travel itinerary, State Department spokesman Tom Casey said. The response came through Swiss intermediaries in Iran. ``We'll see if they come up with anything, but they certainly didn't have any specific information,'' about the man, Casey said. The United States and Iran have no diplomatic relations, but...
  • Iranian navy launches massive naval drills that cover world’s key oil chokepoints

    02/22/2019 1:54:51 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/22/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Iranian navy launched a three-day naval exercise on Friday in the Persian Gulf that encompasses a wide expanse of ocean including the Strait of Hormuz and stretches to the Sea of Oman and northern portions of the Indian Ocean, according to state media reports. Some news reports claim that the drills may go on for a week or more, but all of them are emphasizing the “large-scale” nature of the exercises which includes showcasing the Iranian navy’s newest and alleged domestically-produced cruise missile submarine Fatah and its newest Sahand destroyer. The Fatah, or “Conqueror,” was celebrated during an event...
  • Iran launches exercise in the Persian Gulf

    08/03/2018 12:08:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/8/18 | Elad Benari
    The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn. It comes just days before the U.S. reimposes sanctions on Tehran after its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said several dozen boats were out training early Thursday morning. The vessels are mostly small attack boats, and there have been no interactions with U.S. ships in the area, the official added, according to AFP. In a statement, Captain Bill Urban, the military's Central Command spokesman, said...
  • Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf, officials say

    08/01/2018 6:08:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed August 1, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne,
    Washington (CNN)Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard forces are expected to begin a major exercise in the Persian Gulf as soon as within the next 48 hours that could be aimed at demonstrating their ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, according to two US officials directly familiar with the latest US assessment of IRGC troop movements. "We are aware of the increase in Iranian naval operations within the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce...
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Iranian drone nearly collides with American jet

    08/09/2017 8:48:54 AM PDT · by Lera · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/17 | Elad Benari
    An Iranian drone nearly collided with a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet while the American jet was in a holding pattern, a U.S. defense official told Fox News on Tuesday. The jet was about to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which recently arrived in the Persian Gulf, according to the report. The incident marked the first time an Iranian drone has “interrupted a flight pattern,” the official told Fox News. The F-18 “maneuvered to avoid collision,” said the official, who described the unarmed Iranian drone as a Qom-1, and added that the encounter was “unsafe and unprofessional…and dangerous.”...