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

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Saudi Arabia's crown prince called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" towards attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route, which he blamed on Iran during an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat.

"The Iranian regime did not respect the Japanese prime minister's visit to Tehran and while he was there replied to his efforts by attacking two tankers, one of which was Japanese," the newspaper quoted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying on its Twitter account.
Been telling you guys about Saudi...


Its a long read and take it how ever you want, but gives a different time line of events. Draw your own conclusions from it but sharing here. A few quotes from the article.

The timeline of events, constructed from open source information such as satellite data, vessel tracking websites, photos of Iranian boats and photos from the US Navy, as well as a timeline compiled by the US Navy and Iranian Farsi broadcasts, helps explain how Iran might have planned the attack on June 13. It also shows how Iran reacted and what it might have thought would happen after explosions damaged two tankers.
The Kokuka Courageous was ahead of the Front Altair in the sealane, with both heading east. Its crew would later say they had been seen flying objects before the attack. As the stricken Altair began to sail in circles, the Kokuka drifted. A tug boat called the Coastal Ace was close to the Kokuka and went to assist her crew who had decided to abandon their ship. At around the same time the Hyundai Dubai, a cargo ship, helped evacuate the crew of the Front Altair.

The USS Bainbridge was moving to assist the Kokuka and a US aircraft, probably a P-8 flown from the Gulf, observed an IRGC Hendijan class patrol boat and “multiple IRGC fast attack craft” near the Altair. At 9:12 an Iranian boat pulled a raft from the Altair from the water and then approached the Hyundai Dubai and demanded the sailors be turned over to Iran. By 11am the USS Bainbridge had met up with the Coastal Ace and rescued the crew of the Kokuka.

The Iranians were closely monitoring the two ships that were attacked. Not only did Iranian boats seek to forcibly rescue the crew of the Altair; one larger Iranian vessel, probably the search and rescue ship Naji 10, was steaming away from the Altair at 11am, according to a satellite photo. The Naji 10 made several trips out to both ships, even though the crew of both had already been rescued.

While these rescues were going on it became clear that Iran had already planned to rescue the 44 crew members. Press TV, relying on an IRIB report in Farsi, reported at 11:28 am that Iran had rescued all the crew of both ships. Iran’s media also said the ships had caught fire at 8:50am, long after the original distress calls. In addition at around noon Iran’s media, including IRNA, reported that the Altair had sunk. The term “completely sunk” was repeated by Al-Mayadeen and other media. Other media in Europe also reported the sinking. IRIB news, which is linked closely to the regime, pushed the “completely sunk” story initially.
IRIB’s role in reporting the events is interesting because it is close to the government. It began its reports at 8:30am. By 9:47 it already said one tanker was sinking. At 11:25 it reported all 44 sailors rescued. In fact only 23 had been rescued forcibly from the Hyundai boat. At 1:33pm it claimed to show “first images” of the explosions on the tankers, using aa 2017 video of a Houthi attack on a Saudi warship. Why did IRIB continually report false information about the rescue, the sinking and the video? It did it in Farsi for a local audience.

Meanwhile, as IRIB was reporting false details, around 3pm in the afternoon an IRGC unit put to sea with one of their fast attack boats. The crew of the Kokuka had reported that an unexploded limpet mine was attached to the ship. The Bainbridge even photographed the mine. The Bainbridge monitored an IRGC Gashti Class boat move up to the Kokuka and remove the unexploded mine at 4:10pm. The US took video of the removal.
It seems that those who planned the attack believed that at least one ship would sink and that they could valiantly rescue the sailors. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said after the incident that “we are responsible for ensuring the security of the Strait of Hormuz, and we have rescued the crew of those attacked tankers in the shortest possible time.” Did Iran already have a prepared statement claiming to have rescued all the crew, resulting in this false information?
Just keep in mind a month ago there was a sabatoge claim and so far the only proof we have gotten was a video of a Greek ship.
 

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It's history repeating itself.

You should ask yourself why we stopped selling oil to Japan. Pictures of them cutting off pow’s heads with Samurai swords and their brutality in China demanded a response.

Edit - Not that China remembers what the US and the West did for them.
 
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MrTickles

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You should ask yourself why we stopped selling oil to Japan. Pictures of them cutting off pow’s heads with Samurai swords and their brutality in China demanded a response.

Edit - Not that China remembers what the US and the West did for them.
Oh China remembers every year from 1814-1911. What Japan did to China (16 million killed) pales in comparison to what the west did to it for almost 100 years.

Anyway the saudis are lying sacks of shit, and Trump has turned out to be just another Zionist Swamp Rat Neocon. The Swamp is indeed neverending.
 
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Here's the scary thing about a war with Iran, it wouldn't just be Iran, we'd be going up against their buddies Russia too.

Just stop and think about the fact that before the end of the year the world could be embroiled in World War 3.

And the left helped it happen by caring too much about stupid bullshit and not enough about reality.
 

MrTickles

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No Russia would treat it as a proxy conflict, keep it going as long as possible because the price of oil would skyrocket after Iran blows the saudi oil wells to pieces and US ruins Iran's oil capacity. Suddenly those countries with an excess of oil surplus to export (Russia) would be hyper rich. Us is a big oil producer but it gulps most of its own oil down.
 

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Here's the scary thing about a war with Iran, it wouldn't just be Iran, we'd be going up against their buddies Russia too.

Just stop and think about the fact that before the end of the year the world could be embroiled in World War 3.

And the left helped it happen by caring too much about stupid bullshit and not enough about reality.
Lol like russia is going to do anything. Iran would be wiped out in a few days at max.