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  • 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...
  • Israel's Plan To Bypass The World's Most Critical Oil Chokepoint

    12/09/2019 10:00:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-09-2019 | Para
    Israel pitched to India this weekend its idea of a new transportation corridor in the Middle East bypassing the most critical oil chokepoint in the world which is very close to Iran, the Strait of Hormuz. During the Mediterranean Dialogues conference in Rome on Saturday, Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Intelligence, Israel Katz, met with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, to discuss bilateral trade and presented Israel’s “Tracks for Regional Peace” initiative.
  • Iran seizes another oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

    09/16/2019 7:09:19 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 90 replies
    The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation is reporting another ship has been seized in the gulf. Correspondent Amochai Stein said on Twitter: “Iran has seized another oil vessel in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's Revolutionary Guard arrests a vessel and 11 crew on 'diesel smuggling charges'."
  • 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 tanker seizure: UK warship HMS Duncan arrives in Gulf

    07/28/2019 1:22:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/28/2109
    HMS Duncan has joined frigate HMS Montrose to escort vessels sailing under the British flag through the Strait of Hormuz. HMS Montrose has so far accompanied 35 vessels through the strait, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK continued to push for a diplomatic resolution to the situation. He said: "Freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz is vital not just to the UK, but also our international partners and allies. "Merchant ships must be free to travel lawfully and trade safely, anywhere in the world." Mr Wallace added the Royal Navy...
  • United Arab Emirates oil tanker vanishes after drifting into Iranian waters

    07/16/2019 10:48:16 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 07/16/19 | JON GAMBRELL
    Concerns rise after tracking data shows ship Riah, sailing through Strait of Hormuz, stopped transmitting its location over two days ago By JON GAMBRELL Today, 2:21 pm 6 109 shares Illustrative: In this July 2, 2012, photo, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat moves in the Persian Gulf while an oil tanker is seen in the background (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) Illustrative: In this July 2, 2012, photo, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat moves in the Persian Gulf while an oil tanker is seen in the background (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tracking data shows an oil tanker...
  • Iranians say their ‘bones breaking’ under US sanctions

    06/24/2019 6:30:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2019 | Nasser Karimi and Mohammad Nasiri
    As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be’s empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran’s 80 million people can be seen everywhere. Many blame President Donald Trump and his maximalist policy on Iran, which has seen him pull out of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and levy punishing U.S. sanctions on the country. In recent weeks, Iran has threatened to break out of the deal unless European powers mitigate what...
  • Iran's Powerful Hardline Cleric Threatens To “Instantly” Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers

    11/04/2018 6:35:41 PM PST · by blam · 96 replies
    Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran’s most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran’s spiritual capital and among the holiest places in Shia Islam, and sits on the government’s “Assembly of Experts” but has no formal government role or decision-making ability. However, he’s a powerful leader and chief spiritual force behind Iran’s conservative faction who...
  • 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...
  • The Critical Chokepoint That Could Send Oil To $250

    07/09/2018 7:48:55 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 31 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-09-2018 | Irina
    Crude oil prices could jump as high as US$250 a barrel if Iran goes through with its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to U.S. pressure on oil buyers to cut their Iranian purchases to zero, RT reports, quoting analysts. The most bullish among these analysts was Artem Avinov from online broker TeleTrade, who saw prices skyrocketing to US$250 a barrel if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked, disrupting about 17 million bpd in seaborne oil trade. Avinov, however, added that this course of events is very unlikely, suggesting Iran would instead opt for “a quick economic...
  • Iranian boats in "unsafe" encounter with U.S. surveillance ship

    03/06/2017 12:54:34 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/6/2017 | Staff Writer
    Iranian military vessels had a close encounter with a U.S. surveillance ship on Saturday in what U.S. officials tell CBS News was both an “unsafe” and “unprofessional” maneuver by the Iranians in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. CBS News’ David Martin reports that the USNS Invincible, which is outfitted with sonar to track submarines and radar to monitor missile tests, was transiting the Strait of Hormuz when it was forced to change its course to avoid a small group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast boats that had positioned themselves in front of her. The “unsafe” encounter came just two days...
  • Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf

    09/12/2016 4:10:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, according to officials. Iran’s territorial waters—like...
  • BREAKING: Iranian Regime Intercepts US Destroyer in Strait of Hormuz (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    US defense officials confirmed Wednesday the Iranian regime attempted to intercept a US Destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Four Iranian ships harassed and carried out a “high speed intercept” in the strait of Hormuz. Four Iran Ships "Harassed" US Destroyer, Carried Out "High Speed Intercept" In Strait Of Hormuz https://t.co/V6oXq33T1a — THE SPARK of LIBERTY (@United_Ignited) August 24, 2016
  • Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official

    08/24/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz ... came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an action that was "unsafe and unprofessional."
  • Iranian Navy Commander Threatens to Sink US Vessels in Persian Gulf (VIDEO)

    05/16/2016 2:57:28 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/16/16 | Jim Holt
    They have absolutely no fear of America under Obama’s leadership. In a recent TV interview, IRGC Navy Commander Ali Fadavi said: “The Americans are aware that if they make even the slightest mistake, their naval vessels will be sunk in the Persian Gulf, the Hormuz Strait, and the Sea of Oman.” He further claimed that Iran’s vessels would emerge from “undersea tunnels,” in which “no force will be able to harm our naval vessels.” In the interview, which aired on IRINN TV on May 10, Fadavi maintained that the crew of U.S. vessels is now obliged to speak Farsi in...
  • Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep's bill

    05/07/2016 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week — and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of ten Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened to shut down the entrance to the Persian Gulf, where one-third of the world’s oil exports passes each day, after learning about Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes’ bill. The bill, coming in response to an incident earlier this year in which the Iranian National Guard...
  • Iran releases Maersk Tigris cargo vessel seized in the Strait of Hormuz

    05/11/2015 5:43:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    The Maersk Tigris was released Thursday, more than a week after the ship was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a statement from the shipping company. The cargo vessel was transiting the Strait of Hormuz on April 28 when Iranian military vessels fired warning shots at the ship and directed it to proceed into Iranian waters. The ship and crew has been held ever since over a business dispute with Maersk Line. “The release follows a constructive dialogue with the Iranian authorities, including the Ports & Maritime Organization, and the provision of a letter of undertaking...
  • Maersk Tigris: Iran 'releases' seized cargo ship

    05/07/2015 1:40:54 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015-05-07 | BBC
    Iran has released a container ship it seized in the Strait of Hormuz last week, state media report. A source at Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation was quoted by the official Iran news agency as saying that the Maersk Tigris "was free to leave". The Marshall Islands-flagged ship and its crew of 24 were intercepted by Iranian patrol boats on the 28 April.
  • US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel

    04/30/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/30/15 | foxnews
    U.S. Navy ships will begin to accompany U.S. flagged commercial ships as they travel the Strait of Hormuz, a defense official confirmed to Fox News, on the heels of Iran seizing a cargo ship.