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

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Binman4OSU

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Iran told Reuters today that Trump had warned them before time of an imminent attack via the govt of Oman last night.

Iran said that Govt officials from Oman contacted them last night saying they had a message from Trump saying a US strike was imminent in their country and the message Trump has was that he was against any war with Iran and wanted to hold talks with Tehran.

Iran govt officials said they were given a short period of time to respond to Oman Govt to relay a message to Trump prior to the attack and they responded that meetings between the US and Tehran were up to Ayatollah Ali.

They claim in their response they told Oman to tell Trump that Ayatollah Ali was against any talks but they would make sure he received the message to make a decision and said that any attack against Iran would have regional and international consequences.
 

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You kind of wonder if Iran intentionally wants a conflict....
They do its the only way they will stay in power. With all the sanctions they will be hurting and they may begin to have domestic issues with their populace. So they need a scapegoat to direct that anger at which is why they need a war or at least a small conflict with the US. Trump is playing this really well in allowing sanctions to take hold, while also making it look like they are the aggressor in any sort of conflict.
 
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duh... but isn't that the escalation that should be avoided, and that they are looking for? Not much of a solution.
Why avoid escalation? If you're going to play with the bull you may get the horns. Pound them into the sand and quit this stuff of being nice to the religious radicals just because they are religious zealots.
 

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Why avoid escalation? If you're going to play with the bull you may get the horns. Pound them into the sand and quit this stuff of being nice to the religious radicals just because they are religious zealots.
oh gee... I dunno.. because we can? because we don't have to kill people? because it's an election year? because we come off looking like the bigger man?

a blockade won't do much, they're not an island. What effect do yo think it would have?