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  • Trump says he's instructed Navy to 'destroy' any Iranian gunboats harassing US ships

    04/22/2020 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/22/2020 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump said Wednesday that he’s instructed the U.S. Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats harassing American ships, in the wake of a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” Trump tweeted. The encounter happened last week. Six U.S. Navy warships were conducting drills with US Army Apache attack helicopters in international waters off Iran last Wednesday when they were repeatedly harassed by 11 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Navy vessels, the U.S. Navy’s 5th...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/15/2020

    04/15/2020 8:56:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The campaign of Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden has issued a denial of the sexual assault allegation of former aide Tara Reade...... The 'stimulus' money electronically deposited into millions of bank accounts today..... And the checks will bear the signature of Donald J. Trump on them...... Iranian speed boats harassing a formation of US Navy and Coast Guard vessels in the Persian Gulf today...... The US Space Command says that Russia conducted a test of a system designed to shoot down satellites today.... The British defense contractor BAE Systems has sold some 18.9 billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/13/2020

    03/13/2020 8:51:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The story of the coronavirus ahead but first.... The Pentagon says that two aircraft carrier battle groups will be in the Persian Gulf region to counter the threat to US forces in Iraq...... Iran rejecting the United States assertion of Iranian involvement in the attack on a US base in Iraq this week that killed two Americans and a Briton... The US announced air strikes yesterday on targets related to an Iraqi militia group with ties to Iran.... The US airstrikes condemned by the Iraqi military..... Russia's Reconciliation Center in Syria says that in the 24 hours ending Friday there...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Tuesday 1/21/2020 Newsdump Alert More US Military Injuries In Iraq

    01/21/2020 9:27:51 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/21/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The US Central Command announcing on the first day of the impeachment trial opened in Washington that more US troops serving at the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq when Iranian missile struck the base earlier this month have been taken to Germany for treatment of concussion related injuries.... A former inspector with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told the UN Security Council that the group's report about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018 ran contrary to the findings of its own fact finding mission....... Speaking to the UN Conference on Disarmament...
  • How Europe Made Itself Dependent on Nefarious Oil Powers

    01/20/2020 8:26:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Victor David Hanson
    Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can find it. Europe itself is naturally rich in fossil fuels. It likely has more reserves of shale gas than the United States, currently the world’s largest producer of both oil and natural gas. Yet in most European countries, horizontal drilling and fracking to extract gas and oil are...
  • French minister criticizes US over ‘unanswered’ Iran attacks

    11/23/2019 8:54:58 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | November 23rd, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s defense minister criticized the U.S. on Saturday over what she described as “unanswered” attacks in recent months threatening the Persian Gulf, warning that the decades-long American deterrence in the oil-rich region appeared to be losing its power. Florence Parly separately said France “deplored” both U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal of America from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers that led to the re-imposition of crushing sanctions, as well as Tehran recently breaking the deal’s enrichment, stockpile and centrifuge limits. While saying France would continue to talk to Iran, her speech before...
  • 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...