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2 oil tankers damaged in suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, crew evacuated

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Two oil tankers were damaged in a suspected attack off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, according to multiple reports.

The U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters it was assisting two tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving two distress calls. Details of the incident were unclear, but one of the operators made an unconfirmed report that a torpedo had hit its ship, Reuters reported.

"We are aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time and a second one at 7:00 a.m.,'' Joshua Frey of the Fifth Fleet said. The Fleet did not blame anyone for the attack.

International Tanker Management, which operates the MT Front Altair said an explosion had caused a fire onboard. The firm told the Associated Press the incident is still being investigated and it was unclear what caused the explosion. Its 23 crew members were evacuated by the nearby Hyundai Dubai Vessel and are now safe, the firm said.

The other vessel, the Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous, sustained damage on its hull starboard side, said BSM Ship Management. 21 sailors were evacuated, and one was slightly injured, four shipping and trade sources said.


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And hereeeee weeee goooooo...

You guys ready for a war with Iran?
Actually, no.



The U.S started this shit. The Iranians are obviously reacting after decades of failed peace.

America has no business in the Middle East. We've been sending young soldiers to die for a useless cause.

Lebanon. Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. How many more Americans must die for this garbage?

The U.S doesn't even have a wall yet to protect the Southern Border, yet they got guns and bombs ready to attack Iran?

No, Trump DO NOT GO THERE. Focus on America FIRST. Enough of the damn Middle East, it's not our problem untill we made it our own.



Look how threatening Iran is. Surrounded by all those U.S bases. /s

Why can't America's borders be more heavily protected? Why does the Middle East get more support than the entire U.S itself?
 
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Kenpachii

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Maybe pirates?

But yea if its a torpedo, sounds shady as shit to me.
 
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I don't support war in Iran, but if they did this attack they are asking for it.

Attacking oil tankers in shipping lanes, ya thats bad. You make the seas unsafe and thats asking for trouble. The global economy is to dependant on safe shipping lanes, especially for large oil tankers.

Last time this was claimed the best evidence that could be produced was a video of a greek ship. Lets see where it goes but Iran is really playing with fire if they are going to be disrupting international shipping.
 

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I don't support war in Iran, but if they did this attack they are asking for it.

Attacking oil tankers in shipping lanes, ya thats bad. You make the seas unsafe and thats asking for trouble. The global economy is to dependant on safe shipping lanes, especially for large oil tankers.

Last time this was claimed the best evidence that could be produced was a video of a greek ship. Lets see where it goes but Iran is really playing with fire if they are going to be disrupting international shipping.
But why would they start a conflict? What do they gain? Seems more like somebody that hates iran and wants to create more unstability's in EU as refugee solution.

Sounds more something russia would be interested in.
 
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cryptoadam

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But why would they start a conflict? What do they gain? Seems more like somebody that hates iran and wants to create more unstability's in EU as refugee solution.

Sounds more something russia would be interested in.
1- they are at war with Saudi for like the last half decade. Houthi's just bombed a Saudi airport. Its in line with the escelation
2-they hate the US and the US sanctions.
3-They hate Isreal

Now I am not saying 100% I think this was Iran. About 2 weeks ago I made a thread about an apparent sabotage and the only proof we have gotten was a video of a greek ship.

But with the escelations and issues between Iran/Saudi, the Bahrain conference right around the corner I would have Iran as a top suspect.
 

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A "U.K. Maritime group" reported this?

Love ya bunches, UK, but please stop trying to stir up war in the middle east. It's getting beyond obvious at this point, and since the USA gets to hold the bag and deal with all the scorn, it doesn't make sense that we'd keep doing this for you.
 
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I don't dismiss the possibility that Iran is behind this, but don't think we should jump to that conclusion lightly. I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone did this to cause general terror, or for a more specific purpose such as to provoke a conflict with Iran (or other reasons).
 
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A "U.K. Maritime group" reported this?

Love ya bunches, UK, but please stop trying to stir up war in the middle east. It's getting beyond obvious at this point, and since the USA gets to hold the bag and deal with all the scorn, it doesn't make sense that we'd keep doing this for you.
The british have no vested interest in a war with Iran, we have other shit to deal with right now.

Besides, we have maritime vessells all over that part of the world and have done for centuries. It will be close to zero chance that this is the Navy and not some trade vessel/oil tanker that has spotted the distress signal.
 

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After the Houthis shot a missle into a Saudi airport either.

1-its Iran escelating along with their proxy
2-Saudi false flag as revenge for the missle trying to drag USA into conflict.

Decide which one is more likely.
 

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After the Houthis shot a missle into a Saudi airport either.

1-its Iran escelating along with their proxy
2-Saudi false flag as revenge for the missle trying to drag USA into conflict.

Decide which one is more likely.
Since we're talking theories, you're missing Mossad there. But considering your bias that's understandable.

Could be either one. Least likely seems to be Iran to me.

Shrug
 

cryptoadam

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Since we're talking theories, you're missing Mossad there. But considering your bias that's understandable.

Could be either one. Least likely seems to be Iran to me.

Shrug
Nah Mossad is more interested in disrupting Iranian Nuke advancement. Cyber warfare, nuclear scientist, stealing documents right from under Iran's nose.

Getting USA to go to war with Iran, thats right up Saudi's alley.

Attacking Gulf ships, right up Iran's alley. (lets keep in mind Houti's have been attacking Saudi's with drones and missles, not excusing Saudi behaviour in Yemen).

Keep in mind that we had the same thing in May


So far only evidence that was produced was a video of a Greek ship


I would put Mossad as least likely option, but its always fun to pull Israel into these things.
 
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Question- how many ships has Israel attacked- how many people on board have they butchered?

Yet despite a never ending history of atrocity on the high seas, Israel faces not one sanction, let alone the threat of military action.

Those above the Law *control* the law for the 'lesser'.

Israel and Saudi Arabia are blood brothers. Israel is actually exerting full pressure in the USA to get America to allow the wahhabi terror state to become a full blown nuclear weapon holder. Sorry, guys, this is so 'in your face' it is unreal.

Shills will try to *pretend* Saudi Arabia is a rogue player- despite the massive british and american *and* israeli forces based in that nation. The truth about the wahhabi state- formed by the british from the remnants of the Turkish Empire- is that nothing happens there without the explicit approval of Israel and the west.

There is a sickening war of atrocity in Yemen- Saudi Arabia's former slave state where the elite of saudi Arabia got their 'whitish' sex slaves when the supply of white women from muslims lands in East Europe dried up during the 19th century. In Yemen, Israel, Britain, and the USA partner the wahhabi butchers as they try to take down the ordinary citizens who oppose the wahhabis.

Various players think 'false flags' will help Trump become more active still in the region. Major well-planned false-flags are either british, israeli, or both. The ruling class in Israel considers itself 'british'.

But here's the deal- an Iran war that begins in fits and starts does *not* suit the deep state- Team Blair. For such a 'war' may fizzle out at any time, like the conflicts we see between India and Pakistan. A *real* war in the region will be *genocidal* (by intent) and may even end the viability of Israel (don't worry- all those cult members that 'matter' will be long since gone to safer lands). The Iran war is about something *much* bigger- the war with Russia (when all your problems are going to vanish overnight- literally).

Long ago I realised the true agenda of great evil. Great evil is *anti-life*- a force that pushes intelligent life out of the clockwork universe by getting intelligent life to destroy itself- whether that is a serial killer taking innocent lives, the USA bombing and invading Iran, or the great powers using all that they have in another global conflict.

Our Solar System contains *two* dead worlds- one lies in literally rubble, and the other we call Mars. There is every reason to suppose our Solar System has already witnessed the true consequences of absolute evil, and is about to do so again.

Everything done online that in any sense tries to build a road to war with Iran is evil incarnate. I'm not going to apologise or back down from reminding everyone here of this fact. This is *not* politics. This is evil incarnate.

Many millions of words were laid down in readiness for the concentration camps of the nazis, and the terrible things that happened within. Many millions of words were laid down in readiness for the allied policy of bombing whole cities to destruction, and the careful murder of as many civilians within those cities as possible. First came the words- then the deeds. WW2 terminated with the greatest act of intentional butchery in the name of 'science' ever witnessed, the US double nuclear strikes on Japan- both of which were intended as a shot across Russia's bow, and a scientific experiment into the effects of two different types of nuclear warhead on hundreds of thousands of *innocent* civilians.

The same America that *lies* to this day about why those nukes were dropped claims its right to holocaust Iran in the name of some excuse or other. And people here try to call this 'politics'.
 
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Question- how many ships has Israel attacked- how many people on board have they butchered?

Yet despite a never ending history of atrocity on the high seas, Israel faces not one sanction, let alone the threat of military action.

Those above the Law *control* the law for the 'lesser'.

Israel and Saudi Arabia are blood brothers. Israel is actually exerting full pressure in the USA to get America to allow the wahhabi terror state to become a full blown nuclear weapon holder. Sorry, guys, this is so 'in your face' it is unreal.

Shills will try to *pretend* Saudi Arabia is a rogue player- despite the massive british and american *and* israeli forces based in that nation. The truth about the wahhabi state- formed by the british from the remnants of the Turkish Empire- is that nothing happens there without the explicit approval of Israel and the west.

There is a sickening war of atrocity in Yemen- Saudi Arabia's former slave state where the elite of saudi Arabia got their 'whitish' sex slaves when the supply of white women from muslims lands in East Europe dried up during the 19th century. In Yemen, Israel, Britain, and the USA partner the wahhabi butchers as they try to take down the ordinary citizens who oppose the wahhabis.

Various players think 'false flags' will help Trump become more active still in the region. Major well-planned false-flags are either british, israeli, or both. The ruling class in Israel considers itself 'british'.

But here's the deal- an Iran war that begins in fits and starts does *not* suit the deep state- Team Blair. For such a 'war' may fizzle out at any time, like the conflicts we see between India and Pakistan. A *real* war in the region will be *genocidal* (by intent) and may even end the viability of Israel (don't worry- all those cult members that 'matter' will be long since gone to safer lands). The Iran war is about something *much* bigger- the war with Russia (when all your problems are going to vanish overnight- literally).

Long ago I realised the true agenda of great evil. Great evil is *anti-life*- a force that pushes intelligent life out of the clockwork universe by getting intelligent life to destroy itself- whether that is a serial killer taking innocent lives, the USA bombing and invading Iran, or the great powers using all that they have in another global conflict.

Our Solar System contains *two* dead worlds- one lies in literally rubble, and the other we call Mars. There is every reason to suppose our Solar System has already witnessed the true consequences of absolute evil, and is about to do so again.

Everything done online that in any sense tries to build a road to war with Iran is evil incarnate. I'm not going to apologise or back down from reminding everyone here of this fact. This is *not* politics. This is evil incarnate.

Many millions of words were laid down in readiness for the concentration camps of the nazis, and the terrible things that happened within. Many millions of words were laid down in readiness for the allied policy of bombing whole cities to destruction, and the careful murder of as many civilians within those cities as possible. First came the words- then the deeds. WW2 terminated with the greatest act of intentional butchery in the name of 'science' ever witnessed, the US double nuclear strikes on Japan- both of which were intended as a shot across Russia's bow, and a scientific experiment into the effects of two different types of nuclear warhead on hundreds of thousands of *innocent* civilians.

The same America that *lies* to this day about why those nukes were dropped claims its right to holocaust Iran in the name of some excuse or other. And people here try to call this 'politics'.
What's the other "dead world"?
 
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Well, that's one way to shore up the price of oil, OPEC. Works a lot quicker than tariffs, too.
 

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And of course the False Flag claims are flying in thick and fast. Anything done against a Western aligned country is claimed to be as such while no attack by a Western aligned side is ever a False Flag.

Can anyone explain why a bombing of a bus full of Yemeni children could not be a False Flag ? After all, it makes little sense for the Saudis to do this with all the negative publicity that is generated while the Houthis and Iran have far more to gain from a pile of dead kids.
 

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Iran has nothing to lose. They’re economy has been slowly collapsing due to being unable to sell their oil to anyone due to severe sanctions. Eventually their people will be starving in the streets and chaos will ensue.

I don’t think Iran is scared to go to war with America.
 

Woo-Fu

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Iran has nothing to lose. They’re economy has been slowly collapsing due to being unable to sell their oil to anyone due to severe sanctions. Eventually their people will be starving in the streets and chaos will ensue.

I don’t think Iran is scared to go to war with America.
It's history repeating itself.

 

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According to democrats, there should of been a nuclear holocaust within months of trump being in office, but hes time and again made those same people look stupid. You can try and hype it up with that war machine shit, but theres no reason to believe trump will deviate from his main instruments of negotiations, which are tough talk and crippling sanctions
 
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They’re economy has been slowly collapsing due to being unable to sell their oil to anyone due to severe sanctions.
Ultimately a country's GDP and prosperity has very little to do with its natural resources and most to do with its collective Intellectual Capital, or how intelligent its populace is on average. For resources, value is assigned to them according to their scarcity and utility, which requires human intellectual capital to come up with ways to utilize them as well as estimate the quantity of a resource.

With that said, Iran has a lot to lose and the sanctions are not damaging them to such a degree that there's a drive to go to war with the modern world's preminent Empire and its leader, Israel, who have ideals and interests all their own.
 

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Ultimately a country's GDP and prosperity has very little to do with its natural resources and most to do with its collective Intellectual Capital, or how intelligent its populace is on average. For resources, value is assigned to them according to their scarcity and utility, which requires human intellectual capital to come up with ways to utilize them as well as estimate the quantity of a resource.

With that said, Iran has a lot to lose and the sanctions are not damaging them to such a degree that there's a drive to go to war with the modern world's preminent Empire and its leader, Israel, who have ideals and interests all their own.

Ohnonono!
 
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Ok guys as the preeminent Zionist on this board I am going to let the cat out of the bag. I spoke to our grand wizard and he reviewed GAF and told me its ok, as long as you keep the secret here.

So ya its all true, everything. We Zionist do control the US. You see our small tiny country of 8 million people the size of New Jersey with barely any natural resources, is able to control the most powerful and richest countries in history. Foolish American's never see it coming, of course except for all the genius anti-Zionist who knew the truth.

Ignore that Israel is only 70 years old and was a developing country about 15 or so years ago. Ignore its small population that is constantly under attack, thats all a ruse. Yes we yield our power over the US and make them do whatever we want. Thats just the power of Zionist, 8 million people able to control 350 Million people, to control a country with the most powerful military and economy. Truth is every US action was at the whims of Zionists. Iraq War, Israel, Cold War, Isreal, Korean war Israel, Civil War, Isreal, Revolutionary War, Israel, war of 1812, Israel. Yup Israel was controlling the USA behind all these wars.

But please keep it a secret, if this goes beyond GAF I might lose my Elder of Zion card and be kicked out of our weekly weather control meetings, and I really don't want to miss those meetings we have a great spread of bagels and loxs!
 

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Ok guys as the preeminent Zionist on this board I am going to let the cat out of the bag. I spoke to our grand wizard and he reviewed GAF and told me its ok, as long as you keep the secret here.

So ya its all true, everything. We Zionist do control the US. You see our small tiny country of 8 million people the size of New Jersey with barely any natural resources, is able to control the most powerful and richest countries in history. Foolish American's never see it coming, of course except for all the genius anti-Zionist who knew the truth.

Ignore that Israel is only 70 years old and was a developing country about 15 or so years ago. Ignore its small population that is constantly under attack, thats all a ruse. Yes we yield our power over the US and make them do whatever we want. Thats just the power of Zionist, 8 million people able to control 350 Million people, to control a country with the most powerful military and economy. Truth is every US action was at the whims of Zionists. Iraq War, Israel, Cold War, Isreal, Korean war Israel, Civil War, Isreal, Revolutionary War, Israel, war of 1812, Israel. Yup Israel was controlling the USA behind all these wars.

But please keep it a secret, if this goes beyond GAF I might lose my Elder of Zion card and be kicked out of our weekly weather control meetings, and I really don't want to miss those meetings we have a great spread of bagels and loxs!
Woah anti-semitic much?
 
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This is so predictable. Right away, "Iran did it!". They failed to get Trump to start a war with Syria after 2 fake gas attacks that they tried to pin on Assad. Now they are turning their efforts on Iran. They're banking on Trump's aggressive talk against Iran in the past to get us into a war.
 
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This is so predictable. Right away, "Iran did it!". They failed to get Trump to start a war with Syria after 2 fake gas attacks that they tried to pin on Assad. Now they are turning their efforts on Iran. They're banking on Trump's aggressive talk against Iran in the past to get us into a war.
War will happen, it’s just a matter of time.
 
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