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Two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

Old 18th Jun 2019, 17:53
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
Unless it was always a dummy and the ships crews crew who reported a "missile" / drone attack were the ones who called it right.
So....four tankers attacked....three you say we're Mines....and the odd one was a Hellfire Missile from a US Reaper Drone is it now?

Who and how were the three successful Mines attached?

Why a mix of Mines and a Drone or did a new and secret Drone attach the Mines?

Lay out for us how you think these four attacks were perpetrated would you?
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 18:25
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
So....four tankers attacked....three you say we're Mines....and the odd one was a Hellfire Missile from a US Reaper Drone is it now?

Who and how were the three successful Mines attached?

Why a mix of Mines and a Drone or did a new and secret Drone attach the Mines?

Lay out for us how you think these four attacks were perpetrated would you?
I have never suggested it was a US Hellfire Missile, I reported what the Tanker crew and its owners have publicly stated regarding a missile rather than a mine hitting the ship.

As for the mines being attached, when, how and by whom were they attached ? Again the claim of mines is being done by media, a drone loaded with some explosives could just as easily been the culprit for all of them.

If it was a "Military" missile I very much doubt the ship would have been going anywhere but attaching some explosives to a drone is not exactly high tech anymore and that is going to be scary in the future.

Bearing in mind that the ships were underway then it requires a decent feat to be able to place mines in such a way as to minimise damage, that is unless they had been planted when ship was picking up its cargo.

Puzzled about reluctance of revealing surveillance around all the ships.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 21:43
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 01:55
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Wasn’t the first time a senior US government official has exposed long held plans for war against Iran:

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Old 19th Jun 2019, 02:36
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Long held Plans.....or long held plans?

The way our Administrations how can it be long held plans?

I am sure there is a contingency plan for war with the UK stashed away somewhere in a filing cabinet at DOD.....it will be a very thin File however.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 10:52
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
Long held Plans.....or long held plans?

The way our Administrations how can it be long held plans?

I am sure there is a contingency plan for war with the UK stashed away somewhere in a filing cabinet at DOD.....it will be a very thin File however.
Oh the plans are there for all, even I would suggest for taking back areas of the US that have decided to go their own way.

Administrations come and go but you can bet plans were drawn up with lots of different scenarios and get reviewed on a reasonably regular basis depending on political environment and with little administration involvement.

US has "interfered" in UK elections before both overtly and covertly, I fully expect them to do so again next election.

US wouldn't be doing its job in looking after its own interests were it not doing that.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 13:49
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Maybe we need to look beyond the obvious parties - who is most likely to benefit from a war in the Gulf, and the resultant squeeze on oil exports and increase in Oil prices? Maybe even non-State entities
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 15:15
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Mark the Calendar....Racedo and I agree on something.

Nation States and other groups or interested parties inject themselves into other nations politics to effect positive outcomes.

Some succeed and some fail.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 22:29
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
Mark the Calendar....Racedo and I agree on something.

Nation States and other groups or interested parties inject themselves into other nations politics to effect positive outcomes.

Some succeed and some fail.
We have agreed on stuff before.
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