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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 01:28
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Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker

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3 hours ago, jany123 said:

Does anyone really think that Iran really tried to stop a British ship with a few rubber ducks, in plain sight of a British naval frigate, which had 30mm deck guns trained on them?

 

 

You call them rubber ducks, probably the same type of boat that humiliated the Americans not so long ago.

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1 hour ago, Galactus said:

UK blocked Iran ship out of evidence and Iran is just retaliating.

What UK has expected??

 

There was enough evidence to at least stop the Iranian tanker and crew for questioning. It was even detailed in several of the OP's discussing the incident. I suggest you try and read them. Further links and explanations appear in posts therein.

 

Iran, on the other hand, does not have much of legal cause to stop the UK ship.

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1 hour ago, Galactus said:

UK blocked Iran ship out of evidence and Iran is just retaliating.

What UK has expected??

 

From a totalitarian regime that imprisons foreign nationals on a whim and publicly hangs homosexuals from crane jibs, I guess the UK was expecting "games to be played". Especially as this regime likes to huff and puff and threaten everyone.

 

Their comic pantomime, I suspect, is a diversion, while they continue funding terrorism against the West and regional allies, and seek ways to undermine and destroy Israel.

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37 minutes ago, Morch said:

 

I wouldn't know about "anybody". I do think you're either misinformed or misrepresenting the situation. The Iranian vessels aren't "rubber ducks", and as far as I understand, the frigate was called in after the attempt (or indication of one) to stop the ship.

C’mon... the three Iranian boats might as well have been canoes, compared to a British naval frigate. 

 

And... A British naval frigate just doesn’t appear magically... it was there already.

 

sure... a misrepresentation.. just as is trying to maintain (the new axis of evil... not you) that the Iranian interception of a British vessel was actually ever going to happen.... was ever actually a thing.

 

speak truth to truth... speak BS to BS

 

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40 minutes ago, colinneil said:

You call them rubber ducks, probably the same type of boat that humiliated the Americans not so long ago.

That’s the truth of it... but I’m now calling them canoes, for all they are worth, when sent against a British naval frigate.

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On 7/11/2019 at 6:23 PM, snoop1130 said:

A BP spokesman said the oil major’s top priority was the safety and security of its crews and vessels, adding:

 

3 hours ago, jany123 said:

“.... but we will continue to force our ships thru Iranian territorial waters, under military escort, with complete disregard for regional stability.”

 

48 minutes ago, Morch said:

 

Whereas Iran blocking the Strait of Hormuz will do wonders for regional stability? Or World economy?

as you are oft want to point out... I did not make the claim that your response/questions of me suggest

 

if BP is truly interested in the security of its crews, it would not send its crews into a disputed waterway during increased tensions between various nations, one of whom is regional, and the others which are far from home, in the formers front yard.

 

US economic terrorism directed at Iran is responsible for the increased tension and destabilization of regional security.... British war ships in the region, also heighten tensions, and add to destabilization of regional security (esp after seizing the grace)

 

But... as to your question about what would potentially reduce regional tension and improve stability... The US returning to the non proliferation agreement would probably be the most effective way to achieve that (as the simplest of a bunch of really hard solutions) ... and I know that you know that this is my position vs any action by Iran itself

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10 minutes ago, Ozman52 said:

It may pay to educate yourself in regard to Iranian naval capability and philosophy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_of_the_Islamic_Revolutionary_Guard_Corps

Lmao..... thanks.... now that I’m educated, I see that Iran mobilized a large portion of its naval vessels to harass the British.

 

From your link.... the Iranian navy, complete with armed dinghies and inflatables.... there’s a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock, ol mate.

 

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On 7/11/2019 at 10:36 PM, baboon said:

Nice Brexit distraction, but I hope that after the Iraq fiasco, the British will not be fooled again by those ready and willing to fight to the last drop of other people's blood to secure right-wing American interests.

Probably a forlorn hope, mind you. I suppose we will continue to pose and grandstand on the world stage as though we matter that much in the grand scheme of things.

It's about time the UK said <deleted> to uncle trump before it's too late,we were grateful for everything 80 years ago but times have changed,we paid you back every cent back we owed you in the following 60 years at god knows what interest rate,maybe it should be put on the side of a red bus

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On 7/12/2019 at 9:25 PM, bomber said:

It's about time the UK said <deleted> to uncle trump before it's too late,we were grateful for everything 80 years ago but times have changed,we paid you back every cent back we owed you in the following 60 years at god knows what interest rate,maybe it should be put on the side of a red bus

Alas, I don't see it happening. Without hanging on to America's coat tails, who are we exactly? 

A friendless island in the North Atlantic, clinging desperately on to former glories while the rest of the world has long since moved on.

We won't even be able to serve as a Trojan horse for American interests once we depart the EU with No Deal and our tail between our legs.

Result? Either Airstrip One or cast completely adrift. To say I am gloomy is something of an understatement...

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