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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:00 PM

The crackpot president of the United States of America and Iran.....

OKAY, I vote for CRACKPOT !!!!!!!!!!!!

No one is innocent in the Gulf of Oman debacle – but Trump’s ‘evidence’ of Iran’s role is mythical at best.

Robert Fisk,The Independent•June 16, 2019

The crackpot president of the United States of America has so snarled up the gangplank to truth these past 29 months that no matter how much “evidence” he and his crew produce to prove that the Iranians have been trying to blow up oil tankers in the Gulf – or not quite blow them up – the pictures have a kind of mesmeric quality about them.

Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration photos were edited to “prove” that there were more supporters on the Washington Mall than actually went there. And now his administration, anxious to prove that the Iranians are attacking oil tankers, releases video footage of Iranians actually removing a limpet mine from the hull of a Japanese vessel.

Well that proves it then, doesn’t it? Those pesky Iranians can’t even bomb their targets professionally – so they go back later to retrieve a mine because it probably says “Made in Iran” on the explosives.

Because that would give them away, wouldn’t it? Then it emerges that the tanker crew believe they were attacked with airborne munitions – and mines don’t fly. The crew on another bombed ship suggest a torpedo. And on the basis of this, Washington is now “building a consensus” among its allies for the “decisive” response which Trump’s Saudi chums are demanding against Iran in revenge for these and earlier non-lethal attacks off the Emirates.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/no-one-innocent-gulf-oman-092646359.html

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:02 PM

1. I don't believe a thing from the Trump Administration.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:27 PM

2. I kind of laughed at this a little bit, in that I thought oil tankers were double-sided (two ...

sides) so simply just attaching a limpet mine or the like explosive wouldn't do the trick more than likely. I'd (IMHO) thought that it would take more explosives than what two men in a boat could carry...these oil tankers/craft are gigantic in size, and like I said, some are double sided. Besides, wouldn't Iran be scaring off their own tankers for their own use/oil deliveries? Why drive up the price of shipments (insurance etc.), that would impact Iran too? These stories of Iran attacking tankers seems thin at best, and irresponsible at worse, if the rump admin. is stroking the fires for war based on false pretenses...

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:35 PM

3. K&R

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