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2019-05-31 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran tried to drive up oil prices by attacking tankers: Pompeo
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-31 00:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [317 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 Or else it was a false flag just like the Gulf of Tonkin and Gleiwitz.

Boy, you just couldn't ask for better timing than that. Just when they needed an excuse to go to war, poof it was right there. It's like it was planned.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-05-31 01:55||   2019-05-31 01:55|| Front Page Top

#2 I don't think we need an excuse too go too war with Iran, they have more than justified over the last 40 years enough reasons too kick the shit out of them. Also, you sure seem too be stuck on the gulf of tonkin.
Posted by chris 2019-05-31 06:35||   2019-05-31 06:35|| Front Page Top

#3 ...Interestingly, though...it failed. In the past we would have seen a sharp spike in prices because OH NOES WAR IN THE GULF. Within the few days following, though, gas prices actually went down a few cents.

This, I think is the greatest benefit from the US becoming the number one oil producer on earth - when others can't manipulate the price anymore, a lot of people are going to find themselves shafted and shafted hard. Like, for instance, Iran. The problem now is that since the forty-year old playbook no longer works, they might be driven to a desperation play...

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-05-31 06:58||   2019-05-31 06:58|| Front Page Top

#4 Herb's stuck on a lot of things, chris, especially when 'we' can be blamed for it.
Posted by Raj 2019-05-31 07:06||   2019-05-31 07:06|| Front Page Top

#5 They, Herb ?

Posted by Dron66046 2019-05-31 07:14||   2019-05-31 07:14|| Front Page Top

#6 Is it that far gone ?
Posted by Dron66046 2019-05-31 07:14||   2019-05-31 07:14|| Front Page Top

#7 Herb: "Never miss a chance to blame America and excuse the enemy"
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-31 08:35||   2019-05-31 08:35|| Front Page Top

#8 Truly either a deranged fool or enemy agitprop purveyor. Why not both?
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-31 08:36||   2019-05-31 08:36|| Front Page Top

#9 
Dissenting opinions should be welcome on this site, despite their redundancy.
Posted by Thimp Clusort2035 2019-05-31 09:11||   2019-05-31 09:11|| Front Page Top

#10 welcome, but not free from criticism
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-31 10:04||   2019-05-31 10:04|| Front Page Top

#11 Welcome, when they have more grit than wind.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-05-31 12:59||   2019-05-31 12:59|| Front Page Top

#12 Excellent points Mike.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-05-31 14:39||   2019-05-31 14:39|| Front Page Top

#13 The mind-numbing drone of the "just"
Is a buzz that I frankly mistrust.
I abuse it myself --
It just jumps off the shelf! --
When I'm stuck in self-doubt or disgust,
But I generally wish I'd just cussed.
Posted by Betty de Medici2153 2019-05-31 15:16||   2019-05-31 15:16|| Front Page Top

#14 I have no objection to dissenting opinions. I do object to being deliberately insulted.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-31 15:19||   2019-05-31 15:19|| Front Page Top

#15 Or fixed it with something robust --
Less crusty or gusty
Or rusty or dusty...
More thrusty -- to lessen the lust
Till "just" sleeps the sleep of... aw, jeez, I just can't do it. I thought I could, but I can't. Sorry.
Posted by Betty de Medici2153 2019-05-31 15:22||   2019-05-31 15:22|| Front Page Top

#16 Poor Zenobia F — you do suffer, my dear.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-31 15:38||   2019-05-31 15:38|| Front Page Top

#17 Dissent is one thing. Open hatred is a different matter.

Iran started its war with the US. We've never really responded appropriately -- and all that's gotten is an ever bolder Iran.

But, Herb, if you want to be Valerie Jerret's useful idiot, go for it.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2019-05-31 18:14||   2019-05-31 18:14|| Front Page Top

#18 suffer

Heh. A legitimate beef or tragedy here and there, but overall it's almost entirely self-inflicted. Projection's a helluva drug. And I possibly exaggerate just a little.
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2019-05-31 23:56||   2019-05-31 23:56|| Front Page Top

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