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Eleazar 09:21 PM 07-10-2019
Five Iranian boats 'try to seize British oil tanker' – forcing Royal Navy to 'train weapons and warn them to back off'

Neal Baker
11 Jul 2019, 0:37Updated: 11 Jul 2019, 3:50



FIVE Iranian boats reportedly tried to seize a British oil tanker off Iran yesterday - forcing a Royal Navy frigate to train its weapons on them. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard tried to take control of the vessel as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz - sparking a tense standoff in the Persian Gulf, US officials said. But the HMS Montrose quickly trained its 30mm deck guns on the enemy fleet and warned them off, they added.

The British Heritage tanker was being escorted through the flashpoint region by the Montrose amid feverish tensions between Iran and the West. But the Navy frigate was scrambled into action when the rival boats reportedly approached the oil tanker and demanded it change course into Iranian waters.

According to the anonymous officials, the Montrose came up from the rear of the tanker and aimed its fierce weapons at the Iranians - before issuing a verbal warning to get away. The Royal Navy HMS Montrose, which was also there, pointed it guns at the boats and warned them over radio, at which point they dispersed

One of the officials said: "The Royal Navy HMS Montrose, which was also there, pointed it guns at the boats and warned them over radio, at which point they dispersed." The other added: "It was harassment and an attempt to interfere with the passage."

A US aircraft was flying overhead at the time and recorded footage of the standoff, the officials said.

The Sun Online has contacted the Ministry of Defence for comment.


TANKER SPOOKED DAYS EARLIER

Responding to the reports, US Central Command spokesman Cpt Bill Urban said: "Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution. "The world economy depends on the free flow of commerce, and it is incumbent on all nations to protect and preserve this linchpin of global prosperity."

UK defence officials have previously confirmed that the Montrose had been deployed to the region to perform a "maritime security role." The British Heritage ship - operated by BP - earlier made an “abrupt” u-turn and returned to the safety of Saudi Arabia’s coastline on Sunday.

It had been heading to Iraq’s Basrah terminal when satellite trackers showed it mysteriously changing course.


COMMANDO RAID

The attempted capture comes just days after British Royal Marines seized an Iranian crude oil supertanker off Gibraltar. Commandos dramatically detained the Grace 1 tanker over suspicions it was carrying oil to its ally Syria in violation of EU sanctions last week. Iran later issued a chilling threat of retaliation for last Thursday's daring raid.

President Hassan Rouhani warned on Wednesday that the UK will suffer "consequences" for its actions. He said: "I tell the British that they are the initiator of insecurity and you will understand its consequences later."

And Iran's Major General Mohammad Bagheri warned the seizure of the Grace 1 "will not go unanswered".



https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/948261...vy-oil-tanker/
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lawrenceRaider 02:21 PM 07-11-2019
Originally Posted by Eleazar:
Nobody on earth wants Donald Trump leading a country in wartime
Including the Donald.
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HonestChieffan 02:46 PM 07-11-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
So it turns out to be Much Ado About Nothing—again. Just another report to stir up the blood lust of those who want a reason to strike military at Iran ( for Bibi of course).
US officials claimed to have captured “video footage” of the incident, though so far this has not been released. British officials have not officially commented on what happened, though in practice it seems that nothing ended up happening, with no shots fired and no ships actually captured.

https://news.antiwar.com/2019/07/10/...sh-oil-tanker/


That was well known in msm reports. Cool ll you are within a day or two of current.
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patteeu 02:51 PM 07-11-2019
Originally Posted by HonestChieffan:
That was well known in msm reports. Cool ll you are within a day or two of current.
She's catching up. One of her impeccable sources died recently. He'll never be wrong again.
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BucEyedPea 03:56 PM 07-11-2019
Originally Posted by Baphomet:
That was well known in msm reports. Cool ll you are within a day or two of current.
Your time complaints are completely irrelevant when you use them. You don't even read the stuff you post. :-)
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HonestChieffan 07:07 PM 07-11-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Your time complaints are completely irrelevant when you use them. You don't even read the stuff you post. :-)
what does this even mean? Random word salads.
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listopencil 09:49 PM 07-11-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Even EU news lying about what happened. Again, omissions of fact and absence of context to paint a false narrative. Not saying the anchor herself is lying because she's probably reading of a script given to her, but she is mistaken. The lies stem from another source which then gets passed down and placed on the news wires. ( CIA does this sort of thing.) Remember there was a report citing two unnamed US officials. That has PompAss and Adolph Bolton's fingerprints all over it—two self-admitted liars just like John Brennan. Deep State right in the Trump WH.


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GloryDayz 08:49 AM 07-12-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
You didn’t provide anyone their freedom. And Iowa’s brothers farting around in Iraq didn’t do that either.


I wanted them to stay here, get married, have families, and do what I do: take my boys to the park. Bushman and the MIC had other plans for them.
OK, we get it, you're a coward... But you're a proud coward... You go Kaep Jr....
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Just Passin' By 04:24 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by :
I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the Strait of Hormuz today, involving #USSBoxer, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship. The BOXER took defensive action against an Iranian drone....
https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonal...48135868051457
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BucEyedPea 04:29 PM 07-18-2019
Just as soon he sends Rand to talk to Iran like I said would be followed by another alleged incident.
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BucEyedPea 04:30 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by HonestChieffan:
what does this even mean? Random word salads.
You don't even know the meaning of word salads.
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Detoxing 04:31 PM 07-18-2019
And here's BEP to tell us all what Ron Paul thinks.
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Just Passin' By 04:37 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Just as soon he sends Rand to talk to Iran like I said would be followed by another alleged incident.
:-)


Originally Posted by :
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Thursday its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country, and hours later released video showing the vessel to be a United Arab Emirates-based ship that had vanished in Iranian waters over the weekend.
https://www.apnews.com/2d94f2b673b74940b26db541e9eeb262

Iran must be in on the evil plot to destroy Iran.
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BucEyedPea 04:47 PM 07-18-2019
I was responding to what you posted which I quoted:

Originally Posted by :
....involving #USSBoxer, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship.

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Just Passin' By 04:55 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
I was responding to what you posted which I quoted:
You were talking out of your ass, either because you didn't know about the other incident or because you did know but chose to be dishonest by ignoring it.


"My mistake" was the response you should have had once I pointed out the second instance.
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BucEyedPea 04:57 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
:-)




https://www.apnews.com/2d94f2b673b74940b26db541e9eeb262

Iran must be in on the evil plot to destroy Iran.
:-) WTF does that even mean? I don't see what your saying in there.

And AP? CIA puts false reports on the news wires too. I read the whole thing, quickly, but read it. It's a propaganda piece promoting how dangerous the Gulf has become blaming it all on Iran. :-) :-)

Like I said as soon as Trump has decided to send someone to talk, we get more reports and narratives of this nature. That smacks of a Project Mockingbird piece.
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