“Iran, you’re busted.
See the photos of the unexploded mine and the video of the Iranians removing it.
Here we go.”
How do you prove this is Iranians and not instead agents of a country (take your pick) that would like to see the U.S. attack Iran?
Because Iranians wouldn’t remove someone else’s mine.
Because Bolton says so.
> How do you prove this is Iranians and not instead agents of a country (take your pick) that would like to see the U.S. attack Iran?
It’s like we didn’t just live through years of the intelligence complex framing an innocent party. It’s things like this that make me despair for my country - people so easily manipulated will NEVER be able to defeat the swamp.
Just what i was thinking... how does anyone prove who did it?
Limpet mines are placed underwater... and who would allow themselves to be videotaped by removing a “limpet” in plain sight?
Trump is making a huge mistake in trusting Bolton. Another chicken hawk like George W.
Gulf of Tonkin staged hoax to get us into Vietnam. And more recently Charlottesville was a STAGED HOAX as fellow FReepers discovered the perps were Obama State Department employees who freelanced at CNN.
“How do you prove this is Iranians”
Did you look at the video?
Do you think that patrol boat and its sailors are...... Sea Scouts?
Let’s get our oars in the water.
The U.S. knows what Iranain vessels look like and Japan will conduct its own investigation.
Or a rogue element within Iran's power structure that wants to provoke a war? They're not exactly the most stable of governments.
From an evidentary standpoint, the video proves only that the Iran Revolutionary Guard removed a mine from the vessel; it does not prove that it placed the mine in the first instance.