2 oil tankers attacked off the coast of Iran. US sending Navy to assist

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Japanese PM Abe is currently in Iran on a trip to try to improve relations between Washington and Tehran.

One of the oil tankers attacked today was from Japan.

The tanker said they were hit by an unknown projectile that pierced the hull and set the tanker on fire.
A Norwegian tanker also reported an unknown explosion from under the ship which set their tanker on fire.

Last month 4 different Oil tankers from Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates and Norway were all damaged in the gulf of Oman and all within 30 miles of the coast of Iran.

All 3 countries have claimed that an unnamed "State Actor" was involved using coordinated dive teams who placed magnetic limpet mines on the ships hulls and detonated.

The WH said Trump has been briefed on the attacks today and the US Navy is responding by sending ships armed with Guided Missiles to assist the vessels as their crews have been removed and they are still burning.
 

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Funny it's a Islamic nation I was sure it was going to be some Asian women over 50 this time......
 

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Iran has released a statement denying any responsibility in the attack and claimed their Navy was the one who rescued the sailors on both ships after they had been attacked.

US Defense officials refuted this report saying that Iran saying their Navy rescued the sailors from the attacked ships is "patently false" and said US Naval ships rescued some of the stranded sailors from the attacked ships.

This comes on the heels of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei announcing today he would not negotiate with the US and said President Trump was not worthy of any exchange of messages
 

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Twitter announces they have banned and removed 4,800+ Twitter accts suspected of being run in secret by the Iranian Govt and promoting the Iranian govt propaganda in the wake of the recent attacks
 

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Twitter announces they have banned and removed 4,800+ Twitter accts suspected of being run in secret by the Iranian Govt and promoting the Iranian govt propaganda in the wake of the recent attacks
Probably all having to do with pro-life, pro-constitution, and otherwise conservative causes.
 

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Twitter announces they have banned and removed 4,800+ Twitter accts suspected of being run in secret by the Iranian Govt and promoting the Iranian govt propaganda in the wake of the recent attacks
Probably all having to do with pro-life, pro-constitution, and otherwise conservative causes.
No, those just get deemed as porn.

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So here we go. I know this board is full of conspiracy buffs, so this whole thing makes me think of the JFK scene with Donald Sutherland.

1. Who benefits?
2. Who can pull it off?

At face value, it would seem Iran is simply showing some of the ways it can effect things globally under pressure. Flexing unconventional muscle you could say.

But for the more conspiratorial among us, which country(ies) fit the bill for the questions above?? I'll give it a shot:

1. Israel - The would certainly benefit from a direct military confrontation between Iran and the USA. And I think the Mosaad could certainly pull off a difficult operation like this one seems to be, mining a tanker in international waters.

2. Saudi Arabia - Like Israel, would stand to benefit from war between Iran and USA. I'm not sure they have as much capability to pull something like this off as Israel, but the kingdom is immensely rich, and will be even richer as oil prices rise due to potential conflict, not to mention probably victory in Yemen if Iran is in full blown war with the US.

3. Russia - Higher oil prices are to their favor, as is embroiling the US in another war in the Middle East. I'm sure they have the technical ability, but not sure it would make sense with their overall mid east strategy.

4. China - More of a reach, but it is possible China could calculate drawing the US into another Mideast war would raise oil prices, and put more pressure on Trump to concede on trade issues to avoid a recession induced by spiking oil prices as well as distracting the US from Pacific issues more in their sphere of influence such as Hong Kong and Taiwan.

5. A European ally - An even further reach, maybe Germany or France see a shooting war between the US and Iran as a way to save the EU, both economically and politically by positioning themselves further away from the US and more independently as well as picking up some of the economic pieces in the aftermath. Possibly even viewing the trans atlantic alliance as gone, and wanting closer ties with Russia and/or China.
 

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So here we go. I know this board is full of conspiracy buffs, so this whole thing makes me think of the JFK scene with Donald Sutherland.

1. Who benefits?
2. Who can pull it off?

At face value, it would seem Iran is simply showing some of the ways it can effect things globally under pressure. Flexing unconventional muscle you could say.

But for the more conspiratorial among us, which country(ies) fit the bill for the questions above?? I'll give it a shot:

1. Israel - The would certainly benefit from a direct military confrontation between Iran and the USA. And I think the Mosaad could certainly pull off a difficult operation like this one seems to be, mining a tanker in international waters.

2. Saudi Arabia - Like Israel, would stand to benefit from war between Iran and USA. I'm not sure they have as much capability to pull something like this off as Israel, but the kingdom is immensely rich, and will be even richer as oil prices rise due to potential conflict, not to mention probably victory in Yemen if Iran is in full blown war with the US.

3. Russia - Higher oil prices are to their favor, as is embroiling the US in another war in the Middle East. I'm sure they have the technical ability, but not sure it would make sense with their overall mid east strategy.

4. China - More of a reach, but it is possible China could calculate drawing the US into another Mideast war would raise oil prices, and put more pressure on Trump to concede on trade issues to avoid a recession induced by spiking oil prices as well as distracting the US from Pacific issues more in their sphere of influence such as Hong Kong and Taiwan.

5. A European ally - An even further reach, maybe Germany or France see a shooting war between the US and Iran as a way to save the EU, both economically and politically by positioning themselves further away from the US and more independently as well as picking up some of the economic pieces in the aftermath. Possibly even viewing the trans atlantic alliance as gone, and wanting closer ties with Russia and/or China.
Or could be the u.s. or some other Ally in an attempt to specifically take the opportunity and justify wiping Iran off the map

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