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2019-06-13 Arabia
Middle East on alert as two oil tankers are hit by explosions and one 'sinks' in suspected 'torpedo attack' in Gulf of Oman
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-13 07:12|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10801 views ]  Top

#1 And as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Iran's Supreme Leader today in an effort to defuse the crisis, while Tokyo revealed that the two tankers had been carrying 'Japan-related cargo

Seems kinda counter-productive; wonder if there is some factional infighting going on...
Posted by Mercutio 2019-06-13 08:00||   2019-06-13 08:00|| Front Page Top

#2 Gulf of Tonkin, Herb?
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-13 08:33||   2019-06-13 08:33|| Front Page Top

#3 Awfully close to Iran. Well within range of their speed boats.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-06-13 08:46||   2019-06-13 08:46|| Front Page Top

#4 then there's this
Posted by Mercutio 2019-06-13 08:57||   2019-06-13 08:57|| Front Page Top

#5 Was just going to post that too. Wonder who's special forces hit that. The US or Israel?
Posted by DarthVader 2019-06-13 09:01||   2019-06-13 09:01|| Front Page Top

#6 Gut says Israel. Trump would have torched 60 boats...bless his heart.
Posted by Mercutio 2019-06-13 09:03||   2019-06-13 09:03|| Front Page Top

#7 "Britain has urged 'extreme caution' ". Sounds like a motion to dither this.
Posted by Dale 2019-06-13 09:52||   2019-06-13 09:52|| Front Page Top

#8 Mercutio, Darth Vader — when you get down to the Syria section of page 1, you’ll find we have that story. This is, after all, Rantburg. ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-13 09:52||   2019-06-13 09:52|| Front Page Top

#9 Relying on ME oil is stupid
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-06-13 11:41||   2019-06-13 11:41|| Front Page Top

#10 Relying on ME oil is stupid

Yes, but doesn't graft cancel stupid?
Posted by gorb 2019-06-13 13:02||   2019-06-13 13:02|| Front Page Top

#11 A proper response might be an accidental impact of a meteor on a certain supreme mullah's estate.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-13 14:11||   2019-06-13 14:11|| Front Page Top

#12 Relying on ME oil is stupid

Perhaps we should start buying Israeli oil they no longer ship to Gaza.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-13 15:00||   2019-06-13 15:00|| Front Page Top

#13 if the ships were carrying oil products from Iran to Japan they were, I think, in violation of the US sanctions on Iran

if the ships were carrying oil products from, say, Saudi Arabia, to Japan its a different story
Posted by lord garth 2019-06-13 16:14||   2019-06-13 16:14|| Front Page Top

#14 perhaps we shouldn't be buying oil when we are exporting it
Posted by chris 2019-06-13 16:23||   2019-06-13 16:23|| Front Page Top

#15 So Iran basically said "We didn't do it, but it sunk!"
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2019-06-13 17:09||   2019-06-13 17:09|| Front Page Top

#16 Six minor boats burn in iran.

M, could Guam be to blame? Afterall, Canada is not likely. Their fleet of all 4 canoes were busy at a fish fry beer fest.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-06-13 18:09||   2019-06-13 18:09|| Front Page Top

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