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Oil Tankers Attacked
« on: June 13, 2019, 06:28:08 am »
Two tankers were attacked 30 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Gulf of Oman not far from the Straits of Hormuz.  "Whodunit" is unclear right now, but I'd say this is one to watch. 

Four tankers were attacked last month.  Today it's two, but at least one of them is abandoned and adrift on fire.  It's also interesting to note that both were carrying Japanese cargo at a time when the Japanese Prime Minister is in Iran.

Here's a link that shows maritime traffic in the area:  https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:57.8/centery:25.3/zoom:8

You can see that that area of the world's seas is a very crowded place and that there is a lot of cargo in the area. 

I suspect it was an Iranian proxy but at this point who knows.  It could also be any state who wants oil prices to increase who has this capability...but probably not.
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Oil Tankers Attacked
« on: June 13, 2019, 06:28:08 am »

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Re: Oil Tankers Attacked
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 07:20:01 am »
Just saw an "official" photo of an Iranian warship offloading a "Limpet" mine back at home port some time after the event.  Earlier reports suggested at least one of the tankers was hit with a torpedo, but that now seems unlikely. 

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Re: Oil Tankers Attacked
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 07:39:38 am »
I do believe Islamic doctrine teaches that only when the Islamic states are at war with and facing overwhelming forces and losing will God intervene and give victory to the Islam warriors. 

So, by that doctrine, there is no co-existence with Islam:  Either submit to them or defeat them.

I believe it was Thomas Jefferson?  who once stated that Islam would not allow compromise; no "peaceful coexistence".


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Re: Oil Tankers Attacked
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 11:40:27 pm »
The only things I know about Islamic types is they love lopping off people's heads. And yelling, "Death to the infidels!" and such. You either believe in Allah or you die.
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Re: Oil Tankers Attacked
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 08:44:30 am »
The only things I know about Islamic types is they love lopping off people's heads. And yelling, "Death to the infidels!" and such. You either believe in Allah or you die.

I've read that you can become "property" or a slave...
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Re: Oil Tankers Attacked
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 07:19:26 pm »
as form coastie... i say we just need to add a squad of military personal on all US ships in that part of the world.( US registered ships are protected by the coast guard any where in the world, same with navel ships in port)  does not really matter which ones. marines, coasties.... well ok maybe not air force.

I know the us shipping companies would not say no to basicly free protection as they already pay a lot for private stuff.  its been almost 20 years since i left, but while i was in, the feeling of majority of both officers and enlisted i came in contact with was sink the mofo with out warning and leave the floaters in the water. 
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.