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Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by HankD, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. HankD

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    This could be the initiating event of WWIII.

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil, Iran’s state TV reported Thursday. The vessel appears to be a United Arab Emirates-based tanker that had disappeared off trackers in Iranian territorial waters over the weekend.

    The seizure was the latest in a series of dramatic developments as tensions mount between the United States and Iran over the unravelling nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

    Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew
     
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    As long as the sky doesn't fall I think it'll get handled without WWIII.
    ;)
     
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    I'm curious what their plan is...they can't beat us, and we can't fully beat them because of their terrain, their ideology and the American populace's lack of appetite for a big fight. Nothing for them to gain.

    Hopefully they dont pop an EMP over us.
     
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    Sooner or later Russia must enter the foray.
    Russia has to be seen as aiding Iran who is being bullied/beat-up by America.

    WWIII? Pray for sanity.
     
  8. HankD

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    Parts of Revelation (chapters 6,9) and Jeremiah (13,46) indicate an end time war in the Euphrates sector.
    This may be the WWIII trigger (Not the battle of Armageddon).

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    Things seem to be lining up, of course this means we are already in the Tribulation :eek:
    Oh well...
     
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    I predict war before the year is out.
     
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    Iran takes two British tankers, after Britain stopped one of theirs for violating EU rules by heading to Syria with a load of crude. A British crew of 23 on the first & the second took an immediate turn toward Iran. The Brit navy was supposed to be protecting them after an attempted takeover last week by Iran. Any bets on the EU doing jack to help? Trump is probably thinking ‘how do you like me now Ms May?’ She didn’t get out of Dodge quick enough, & she’s certainly not capable of handling this.
     
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    Probably their plan is NOT to attack U.S. forces:

    "...A Dem amendment to the new defense appropriation bill will prohibit the President from launching aggression against Iran without prior Congressional approval. However, it has a giant loophole, that being the President is unrestricted in his response if Iran strikes American assets first.

    That amendment, together with numerous others intended to thwart defense-related MAGA initiatives, will survive Senate scrutiny of the defense appropriations bill and the President will have to sign it with the shackles on his behavior included (such as no diversion of funds for the wall). If he vetoes it, the military will be put in jeopardy, and the Dems know the President won’t let that happen. They have already won that battle twice over the President’s vocal condemnations.

    IMO, Iran will avoid attacking American assets to preclude the President from acting against them militarily. Hence, the Brits and other bystanders will continue to be the objects of Iranian aggression...." (from the comments section)
    Generational Déjà Vu – Iran Seizes British Oil Tanker in the Strait of Hormuz…

    Remember Operation Praying Mantis 1988. The U.S. took out half of Iran's navy in a very short time.
     
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    I think we have been in the opening stages of WWIII for some time now.
     
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    i think you are right.

    the fruit has ripened and is hanging low on the tree. harvest may be very near.
     
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    Thermo nuclear devices have been known to make the sky fall.



    Russian царь бомба 60 megaton bomb.

    Blows a crater hole up to 30 miles across.
     
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