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Tanker owner disputes story of Iran attack with mines

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by kbaxter60, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. kbaxter60

    kbaxter60 Active Member

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    Now, I tend to never trust anything coming from CBS, but it there's ANY truth in this story, it could get interesting:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oil-ta...ount-of-gulf-of-oman-attack-today-2019-06-14/
    Questions it left me with:
    * Do owners usually travel on these tankers? I know they have a captain; why is the owner necessary?
    * He saw "flying objects" and thought they might be bullets???? Seems like they must be a bit undercharged if he can see them?
    * Could it be a "false flag" situation to escalate tensions in the gulf/strait?
     


  2. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    I mean that's never happened before like in Havana or the Gulf of Tonkin right?
     
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  4. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    The above video with other intell links it back to Iran.

    Let's not start with the tin foil under the socks stuff.
     
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  6. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    The owner was not on the vessel. He is merely reporting what some of the ship's crew reportedly said.

    As you point out, kind of hard to see a bullet flying by, isn't it?

    Iran may well have intentionally placed the limpet mines above the waterline. Wants to send a message, but not potentially block waterways that Iran also needs.
     
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  7. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Seriously doubt it is an insurance scam. A claim like this would drive their rates way up for the future.

    The patrol boat was Iranian.

    They were removing what must have been a dud limpet mine.
     
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  8. MTA89

    MTA89 Lives in a van down by the river TGT Supporter

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    Another bullshit war incoming
     
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  9. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Yes, we should just ignore the whole situation. Let the Iranians build nuke missiles to shoot at us.
     
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  10. Moonpie

    Moonpie DILLIGAF Lifetime Member

    House of Saud will not let that happen.
     


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