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British oil tankers seized by Iran
The Daily Telegraph ^

Posted on 07/19/2019 1:05:57 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan

A British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iran on Friday night and was heading towards a Revolutionary Guard base, in a major escalation of tensions along one of the world's most vital oil shipping routes.

The Stena Impero had been en route to Saudi Arabia but made an abrupt change of course and began moving towards the Iranian island of Qeshm, according to data relayed by maritime tracking services.

The ship “went dark”, meaning its identification system was turned off, at 16:29 UK time and nothing has been heard from her or her 23 crew since.

Northern Marine, a Clyde-based subsidiary of the ship's Swedish owner Stena AB, confirmed that a “hostile action” had preceded the vessel's change of course on Friday afternoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; iran; postedseveraltimes; qeshm; sidebarabuse; stenaimpero
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1 posted on 07/19/2019 1:05:57 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

rut roh


2 posted on 07/19/2019 1:07:02 PM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Iran is desperate. Keep squeezing their economy.


3 posted on 07/19/2019 1:08:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

The UK needs to respond with a big BOOM!


4 posted on 07/19/2019 1:09:02 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

This is what Iran does.

Just a repeat of the 1979 US Embassy kidnappings.

They take hostages and demand you do something they want.

Ronald Reagan didn’t put up with their crap and they knew it, so the hostages were freed.

They are playing with fire again............


5 posted on 07/19/2019 1:09:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: Kahuna

Boris Johnson is going to have to field this one once he becomes PM in a couple of days...


6 posted on 07/19/2019 1:11:11 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Call Christopher Steele. Maybe he can help.


7 posted on 07/19/2019 1:11:34 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Have they ruled out Somali Pirates? Those guys have been pretty quiet as of late. ;)


8 posted on 07/19/2019 1:12:07 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.~Alfred Austin)
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To: Red Badger

Can’t see the British government doing that, they are pretty spineless, and I don’t think Boris Johnson is very hard-edged.


9 posted on 07/19/2019 1:15:24 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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[Things are hotting up.]

Kinda...
10 posted on 07/19/2019 1:16:45 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

SAS, please pick up the white courtesy phone...


11 posted on 07/19/2019 1:17:44 PM PDT by TADSLOS (You know why you can enjoy a day at the Zoo? Because walls work.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Is the UK going to expect us to come in and help?


12 posted on 07/19/2019 1:17:44 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Prov 24: Do not fret because of evildoers. Do not associate with those given to change.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Clearly, these evil pirates & terrorists have the Brits cowering & surrendering....


13 posted on 07/19/2019 1:17:50 PM PDT by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - DAVID HOROWITZ)
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To: All

None of our business (but somewhere in the bowels of the State Dept. the demented John Bolton is laughing)


14 posted on 07/19/2019 1:20:28 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: DungeonMaster

I don’t see what the Americans could do anyway, other than go for all out war. The Americans don’t have any other influence over Iran. That might be coming regardless.


15 posted on 07/19/2019 1:22:20 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: bkopto

Steele can hire some pissing Russian hookers to get the ship back.


16 posted on 07/19/2019 1:23:57 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative (Nature is the ultimate conservative.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Give Mossad the green light and sit back and watch the fireworks.


17 posted on 07/19/2019 1:25:42 PM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Iran is desperate. Keep squeezing their economy.”

Damn right. Go, President Trump!


18 posted on 07/19/2019 1:25:56 PM PDT by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

It doesn’t have to be “war”, just a total destruction of their armed forces and their leadership.


19 posted on 07/19/2019 1:26:19 PM PDT by eastforker (All in, I'm all Trump,what you got!)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

If Iran is not attacked they are in serious trouble.


20 posted on 07/19/2019 1:26:49 PM PDT by wiseprince
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