Skip to comments.Iran responsible for 'blatant assault' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says
Posted on 06/13/2019 11:31:41 AM PDT by Red Badger
U.S. Secretary of STate Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for the "blatant assault" on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier on Thursday.
In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Pompeo said Iran is working to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz and are a deliberate part of a campaign to escalate tension.
His comments came shortly after a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that it saw an unexploded mine attached to the hull of the Panama-listed, Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous ship, one of the two ships attacked. It is the same type of mine used to damage four oil tankers last month in the same area - an attack senior Pentagon officials blamed on Iran.
A spokesman for Taiwan's CPC Corp oil refiner, which chartered the other boat attacked on Thursday morning, the Front Altair, said it was "suspected of being hit by a torpedo", although his not been confirmed.
2 OIL TANKERS DAMAGED IN SUSPECTED ATTACK IN THE GULF OF OMAN, CREW EVACUATED
Whether it be a torpedo or mines, Jakob P. Larsen, head of maritime security for BIMCO, told the Associated Press that the incident brings the region closer to an armed conflict.
The shipping industry views this as an escalation of the situation, and we are just about as close to a conflict without there being an actual armed conflict, so the tensions are very high, he said.
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No more Gulf of Tonkin incidents please.
No more “babies thrown out of incubators” please.
I don’t buy it for a second. Overwhelmingly more likely to be a globalist false flag than a real attack.
Two things; 1) I don't believe they sank anything. I trust NOTHING our intel agencies tell us. 2) Let's worry about oil tankers after we fix our border and illegal immigration problem.
Have you ever transited into the Persian Gulf?
That hasn't stopped the shipping industry from sending ships there, has it?
Calm down Mr Pompeo.
After everything we've seen from the U.S. intelligence apparatus over the last few years, I'm shocked to find even a single Freeper who is willing to believe a damn thing we hear from them anymore.
This is big, big trouble with Iran.
We know that the Iranian Guards are the cause and are out of control of the Iranian government.
No more endless wars - the neocons and the corrupt media are lickin’ their chops.
The real war is on the border.
On Mexico, he is crickets chirping...
Personally, I like the idea of a combined US/China/Japan lead strike against Iran in retaliation for the damage of six oil tankers. Japan and China both need that oil.
China has been buying oil directly from Iran counter to US Sanctions, but needs lots of oil and should be very conserved that tanker traffic not be mined.
Politically, getting China to squeeze Iran and side with the US would help settle some of the trade war posturing.
Also Japan participating in a military action against a foreign country to protect its own interest, would be an extremely sobering message to both China, North Korea and other Asian countries.
If the US just goes in and bombs Iran back to the stone age and destroys their nuclear capability that will be great, but if Trump can pull off a joint military action as cover for doing that, he might get that Nobel Peace Prize and send a heck of a message to the rest of the world.
The real war is on the border.
The real, actual threat to us and our nation is at the US-Mexico border. And it is getting worse and more dangerous by the day.
If it was a mine, it was apparently in Iranian waters.
Solution: Stay out of Iranian waters outside the Gulf
China has been buying oil from Iran in violation of the U.S. sanctions, but you want the U.S. and China to mount a joint strike against Iran?
This sounds like the retarded script of a WWE event.
Thanks to our IDIOT former president Obama, this is our tax dollars funding attacks on oil tankers, as well as funding terrorist groups such as the Houlithi in Yemen who fire missiles at Saudia Arabia.
Globalists desperately want another war and are fully capable of doing something like this in order to con people into starting one.
See... Vietnam, both wars against Iraq, bombing of Serbia and so on and so forth.
See also: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
There’s only one country even remotely considering going to war with at this time, and that country is Mexico.
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