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This isn't good.

Is it me or is Iran gettin' a little too big for their britches?

UK-flagged tanker seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guard in Strait of Hormuz

Iran has seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid growing tensions in the region.

The Stena Impero, which has a crew of 23 onboard, “was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters,” Stena Bulk said in a statement.

“There have been no reported injuries and their safety is of primary concern to both owners and managers,” it added.


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**** is about to get real with Iran...
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Did they seize a second tanker?
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I believe that Iran wishes to make life very difficult for the Europeans, in the hope that the latter will put pressure on the US to relieve the sanctions that are causing havoc in their country.

In other words, they wish to drive a large wedge between Europe and the US.

I really do not believe that it will work.

But Iran, at this moment, is desperate. (After all, Barack Obama is no longer serving the function of Appeaser-in-Chief.)
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A few weeks ago, a couple of tankers in the same place had bombs set to their hull...Anti-War and anti-American zealots refused to believe the US government when they said they know Iran did it...

After these new events, will they STILL be blind and look for every reason except the most obvious?...
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**** is about to get real with Iran...
Maybe send them another few billion in unmarked foreign currency.

It will be decades before anyone can straighten out the mess left by the previous president.
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It will be decades before anyone can straighten out the mess left by the previous president.
He definately did a lot of damage that is going to take decades to fix... at home and abroad.
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He definately did a lot of damage that is going to take decades to fix... at home and abroad.
That's what you get when you put a community organizer is such a powerful position.
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The UK previously seized an Iranian oil tanker that still being detained. This appears to be a Tit-for-tat move by Iran as leverage to get their tanker released. As for the claims supporting the seizures they can be questionable on both sides.

All of this really goes back to Trump withdrawing from the JCPOA when Iran was in compliance with that agreement. Trump lit the fuse on a powder keg and no one seems to know how to put it out.
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Post Script - Iran has offered to discuss this matter with the US Senate but refuses to talk with President Trump or the White House. The Iranians justifiably consider Donald Trump to lack any integrity or honesty when it comes to international agreements so they're not going to talk with him about anything.

I don't know what they hope to accomplish with the US Senate that's controlled by Trump minions but they certainly have good reason to not talk to Trump about anything.
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