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Iran's Revolutionary Guard seizes two UK-operated tankers in Strait of Hormuz

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Iran seized two British-operated oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, marking a fresh escalation of tensions between Tehran and the West.
The U.K.-flagged Stena Impero, which has a crew of 23 aboard, “was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters,” Stena Bulk, the shipping company that owns the vessel, said in a statement. "We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran."
Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces, in a statement on their website, say the ship was seized for "non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations" and is being brought to an unnamed Iranian port, according to the Associated Press. Websites tracking the ship's path showed it turning sharply in the direction of Iran's Qeshm Island, instead of its intended destination of Saudi Arabia.
 

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What are the chances of a war between Iran and Western powers in the next few decades?
 

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From tidbits I read:

- there are no british citizens among the 23 on board
- the 2nd ship was allowed to return to its course

So this is escalation but its not like they got UK hostages in case people got the wrong idea.
 
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What are the chances of a war between Iran and Western powers in the next few decades?




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I doubt the West would have the political will or capital to start a war that directly leads to a war with Russia.
What if it’s a joint effort to split it down the middle, like East and West Germany at one time?

:pie_thinking:
 

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I doubt the West would have the political will or capital to start a war that directly leads to a war with Russia.
The west will draw up another deal. Russia took Ukraine and the west attacked afghan and Iraq without Russian interference
 

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The British were warned several times, what goes around comes along now their only option is to bitch about it to the US.
 

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The British were warned several times, what goes around comes along now their only option is to bitch about it to the US.
The only reason they are seizing tankers in the first place is because of the sanctions that the US put on them.
This kind of shit is to be expected when your administration has no idea how to diplomatically work with other nations.

And as for warnings - you expect us to take them from a country like Iran ? because that won't ever happen :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

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IRGC really wants a war. The problem with ME is that there the inability to take action is considered a weakness. Trump really needs to bomb a couple of their location and Iran will stop.
But, as he is campaigning on no-wars it is difficult. And Iran knows it.

I still can't comprehend why US administration hasn't learned it that in ME you need to use force to achieve something. It is not Europe where talks are enough.
 
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The only reason they are seizing tankers in the first place is because of the sanctions that the US put on them.
This kind of shit is to be expected when your administration has no idea how to diplomatically work with other nations.

And as for warnings - you expect us to take them from a country like Iran ? because that won't ever happen :messenger_tears_of_joy:
keep bitching..

IRGC really wants a war. The problem with ME is that there the inability to take action is considered a weakness. Trump really needs to bomb a couple of their location and Iran will stop.
But, as he is campaigning on no-wars it is difficult. And Iran knows it.

I still can't comprehend why US administration hasn't learned it that in ME you need to use force to achieve something. It is not Europe where talks are enough.
keep dreaming rat. one phonecall to hezbollah and all of israel goes back to living in bunkers.
 
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I've made one comment. I'm not bitching, just stating how it is.
how it is that Iran made a deal with the west, and they backed out of it. and these are the consequences. and UK can't do shit. i predict things will get worse in the coming months.
 
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On country has the military arsenal to turn Iran into dust bowl. That’s all the matters in the end.
oh really? let me tell you something if they could, they would have by now. and UK is nothing but a bitch, thats not going to do shit.
 

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So US shoots a drone and Iran takes some UK ships and for some reason you threaten Israel? What does Israel have to do with UK ships?

Shows that it always comes back to killing jews.
Nice spin. First of all US didn't shoot down any drone according to Iran. Secondly I was using Israel as an example. Its all about political leverage. Iran has a lot of options and Israel is one of them. The point I'm making is the UK won't do anything without US backing. Iran took their ship and UK can't do shit.

Say hi to Suleimani, jihadist :messenger_grinning:
I'm not even muslim you fucking idiot.
 
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Iran and US don’t want to go to war but will likely be dragged into one sometime in near future.

Iran knows it will never defeat the US military in any conflict, and while they do have a decent military capable of inflicting some serious damage, they would ultimately be eviscerated within a period of a few months.
 

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Nice spin. First of all US didn't shoot down any drone according to Iran. Secondly I was using Israel as an example. Its all about political leverage. Iran has a lot of options and Israel is one of them. The point I'm making is the UK won't do anything without US backing. Iran took their ship and UK can't do shit.



I'm not even muslim you fucking idiot.
So your example is that a dispute between the UK and Iran and the US, Irans option is to kill Jews?

UK seizes an Iranian ship, Iran seizes UK ships, next step start bombing Israel.
 
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So your example is that a dispute between the UK and Iran and the US, Irans option is to kill Jews?

UK seizes an Iranian ship, Iran seizes UK ships, next step start bombing Israel.
OMG killing jews!!!! No. It's more about a facist racist apartheid state that has occupied Palestinian people for over 60 years.
 

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how? with their 3 shitty ships that has 10k missiles aimed at them? UK can't do shit without their big daddy USA.
Lol dude england can single handedly level iran.

U thinking england is some push over didn't really pay attention.

Also if they plan on moving to england and move towards the west of europe to do some missling themselves, they will be whiped of the map by just france the next day. Let alone the other EU country's that will join the next day.

Iran is nothing but a dust bowl on the map.
 
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OMG killing jews!!!! No. It's more about a facist racist apartheid state that has occupied Palestinian people for over 60 years.
And what does that have to do with a conflict between US/UK and Iran? Why does UK and Iran seizing ships from each other have to involve attacking Israel and killing Jews?

And if Iran cared then why are they supporting Assad who has killed more Palestinians since the start of the civil war than Israel? Over 100K Palestinians have been ethnically cleansed from Syria all under the support of Iran.

Or why doesn't Iran use Hezbollah to bomb Lebanon where Palestinians live under real apartheid. Lebanon has extreme restrictions on Palestinians - banning them from many types of jobs, not allowing them to own land or even expand their houses in the camps. And now businesses that hired Palestinians are being shut down and owners arrested. A new law passed makes it virtually impossible for Palestinians to own and operate a business in Lebanon. Their camps have walls and guard towers around them.

Its telling that supporters of Iran default to killing Jews in a conflict between UK and Iran. For F's sake UK is not even that big of ally of Israel. Hardly support it at the UN and the Labor party and Jermey Corbyn are 100% anti-Israel. But ya to retaliate against the UK Iran will get its terrorist buddies to kill Jews. I guess that must of been the thinking with the AIMA bombing too.
 

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Lol dude england can single handedly level iran.

U thinking england is some push over didn't really pay attention.

Also if they plan on moving to england and move towards the west of europe to do some missling themselves, they will be whiped of the map by just france the next day.
Keep dreaming rat. Been watching too many action movies.
 

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Keep dreaming rat. Been watching too many action movies.
There is nothing to dream. England has ships, nukes, submarines, airflight carriers, battleships, drones. They could litterly throw a volley of rockets straight into iran capital without them being able to do jack shit about it.

What's iran going to do? missle england?

Yea that will go real well, if you look at the map and see where england is located, EU will go full ape shit on them and remove him from his throne the next day.

U thinking that the US has the only militairy power and nobody else is delusional. These sand castles are nothing but playgrounds for france alone. It's like fighting with a toddler that can't walk.

With your logic.




how? with their 50 shitty paper weight ships that has trilliions of arms on it can't even get there boy home without him ending up in a body bag. They had to beg to get daddy kim to give him his barely alive corpse e-mailed towards his home.

See easy to push this dumb shit.

The question is not if england can do it, the question is if england wants to do it.
 
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I doubt we (England) will do anything. There will be some negotiations, but in reality the shit with the tanker in Gibraltar was down to enforcing EU sanctions, and also there's the situation with Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe. Even if the relationship with Iran is probably at its lowest point, Tomahawks probably won't be lobbed. We've got enough on our plates with the clusterfuck that is Brexit..
 

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Defense minister Tobias Ellwood on Sunday reiterated calls for a tamping down of tensions.
“Well, firstly we need to try and de-escalate this,” he told Sky News. “There has been a ratcheting up of tensions in the Middle East.”
Ellwood called the seizure “a hostile act” but conceded that the British Royal Navy “is too small to manage our interests across the globe” and that this would be an issue for the next prime minister to handle.


lol, spoken like a brit
 

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“Defense minister Tobias Ellwood on Sunday reiterated calls for a tamping down of tensions.
“Well, firstly we need to try and de-escalate this,” he told Sky News. “There has been a ratcheting up of tensions in the Middle East.”
Ellwood called the seizure “a hostile act” but conceded that the British Royal Navy “is too small to manage our interests across the globe” and that this would be an issue for the next prime minister to handle.”

Britain: America can you please do something?

America:

Britain: Americahhhhhhhhhh

America:

Britain: Come on...

America: Have sadiq khan deal with it. Wouldn’t want people to think we’re racist.

Britain: *slowly asphyxiates in hibab*
 
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