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UAE: Japanese tanker attacked in Persian Gulf
Yahoo/AP ^ | Fri Aug 6, 4:04 pm ET

Posted on 08/07/2010 7:25:35 AM PDT by nuconvert

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates said Friday that a Japanese oil tanker was hit by an explosives-laden dinghy in the Persian Gulf in what would be the first attack in the strategic waterway where millions of barrels of oil are transported each day.

The report — which came days after an al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for attacking the vessel — raised fears about the vulnerability of the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for many petroleum exporting countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; japan; japanesetanker; mstar; persiangulf; straitofhormuz

1 posted on 08/07/2010 7:25:38 AM PDT by nuconvert
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More photos at link

2 posted on 08/07/2010 7:32:26 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
IS this a second attack on a Japanese vessel or a re-hash of the first threat?
3 posted on 08/07/2010 7:32:51 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: nuconvert
a Japanese oil tanker was hit by an explosives-laden dinghy in the Persian Gulf

But they said it was an earthquake or freak wave!?!?!?!

Didn't fool me for a second.

4 posted on 08/07/2010 7:34:03 AM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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To: nuconvert

These people won’t stop until we silence them for good.


5 posted on 08/07/2010 7:38:44 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: April Lexington

Same one


6 posted on 08/07/2010 7:41:22 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: dr_who

Sell some carriers to the Japanese they know what to do.


7 posted on 08/07/2010 7:41:57 AM PDT by omega4179 (PREVIEW IS MY FRIEND)
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To: nuconvert

odds are 100% the Japan and US will roll over and pretend it did not happen.


8 posted on 08/07/2010 7:42:32 AM PDT by omega4179 (PREVIEW IS MY FRIEND)
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To: nuconvert

Here we go...


9 posted on 08/07/2010 7:43:39 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: nuconvert

Looks like a fizzle.


10 posted on 08/07/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: omega4179

They should build their own carriers. They know how to do that too.


11 posted on 08/07/2010 7:44:47 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: nuconvert

Freak wave my butt. One question would be: Is the impact area a spot where one would aim in an attempt to do the most damage? Also, I see what appear to be scorch marks on the hull. I don’t see anything appearing to be scratch marks from a collison.


12 posted on 08/07/2010 7:46:28 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: nuconvert
HOZE-EM!!!

13 posted on 08/07/2010 7:48:36 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SaxxonWoods

The article says that explosive residue was found also


14 posted on 08/07/2010 7:54:21 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

They have - sorta

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hy%C5%ABga_class_helicopter_destroyer


15 posted on 08/07/2010 8:08:20 AM PDT by njslim
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Is this the same event described a few weeks ago? Thanks nuconvert.


16 posted on 08/07/2010 8:26:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SaxxonWoods

A dinghy had the explosives. Aren’t dingh(ies) inflatable?


17 posted on 08/07/2010 8:32:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: nuconvert

I think all tankers are double hulled. The one that knocked the Shit out of the cole had special high explosives given to the terrorists by russia. If you do not have high explosives you do not breach the hull of a oil tanker, think what kind you would need to rip a massive hole in the cole? Yeah russia needs a bitch slappin. (Of course they did the cole because they thought we wrecked the kursk only to find out it was an internal explosion.... oops)


18 posted on 08/07/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: PghBaldy

My dinghy inflates quite nicely, thankyouverymuch.


19 posted on 08/07/2010 8:52:20 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 560 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Walkingfeather

This is usually not an area where you have a double hull. However, the plate thickness could be four or more times the thickness of the USS Cole.


20 posted on 08/07/2010 8:54:06 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: nuconvert; SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Fred Nerks; onyx

M Star oil tanker is seen at sea
21 posted on 08/07/2010 8:59:12 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Chode
This gun:

Mk. 38 installation for the M242 Bushmaster 25 mm cannon

Should be sufficient to put most of those gunboats operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards out of business.

22 posted on 08/07/2010 9:04:08 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: All; nuconvert; SaxxonWoods

Destroyed window frame is seen inside the M Star oil tanker in this handout photo taken on July 28, 2010, near the Emirati port of Fujairah, and released on July 29, 2010 by the ship's owners Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd in Tokyo. Japanese shipper Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd said on Thursday it has hired a military attack specialist to help it investigate the cause of damage to a tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.The supertanker was diverted to a UAE port on Wednesday where officials said the damage, which stirred fears of an attack in the straight, was caused by a freak wave. But a Mitsui O.S.K. company official said at a news briefing in Tokyo that the damage was unlikely to have been caused by an earthquake-related wave. It will begin a full-fledged investigation on Thursday.
23 posted on 08/07/2010 9:05:13 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: nuconvert

Someone’s upping the ante...


24 posted on 08/07/2010 9:07:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (Asked for ZIP? Give 82224 - Lost Springs,Wy - most sparsely populated in country. Freeper:SamAdams)
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To: Chode

In this undated photo released by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in Tokyo, Japan's shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines' tanker M. Star is shown. The Japanese shipping company said Wednesday, July 28, 2010, an explosion, suspected to be an attack, has damaged the oil tanker near the mouth of the Persian Gulf, causing one minor injury but did not cause an oil leak.
25 posted on 08/07/2010 9:07:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: nuconvert
It's pretty much out in the open, the plan is block the Strait of Hormuz, gorge up the price of gas and the rabble will support another very profitable war with no discernible outcome.

It's been a sure fire business plan since they remote controlled the twins about 10 years ago(I can't remember the exact date).

26 posted on 08/07/2010 9:32:31 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Under investigation? I guess it’s too late now for any retaliation.


27 posted on 08/07/2010 10:27:33 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Cold Heart

If you know that then,I stand corrected.


28 posted on 08/07/2010 10:58:19 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: null and void

LOL.


29 posted on 08/07/2010 10:59:13 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: norraad

What did they call it last time, “the tanker wars”?

I remember going into Kaohsiung in the late 80’s and seeing tankers awaiting repairs with missle strikes in these same areas. I guess with the recession the missles are too expensive and they’ve switched to dinghies.


30 posted on 08/07/2010 11:27:52 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Former Proud Canadian

>They should build their own carriers. They know how to do that too.

Damn good point!


31 posted on 08/07/2010 12:00:03 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SteamShovel

I wonder if it’s the enviro-Nazis. The Muzzies would take credit for a dog stubbing its toes. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were the enviro-freaks.


32 posted on 08/07/2010 1:41:06 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
I wouldn’t be surprised if it were the enviro-freaks.

Me neither. The bomb wasn't even strong enough to breach the outer shell, only dent it.

Probably a ton of firecrackers let off together or something like that.

I was really referring to the claim that it was a freak wave or earthquake. How stupid do they the UAE and press think we are?........I know the answer!

33 posted on 08/07/2010 1:59:14 PM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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To: SteamShovel

I think they initially said it was a freak of nature to mainly investigate privately without press interference and get all the facts in. And if it were terrorists, the impact would have been more lethal. The Muzzies don’t use firecrackers, they use bombs and they make sure the damage is visible.

To me, this is just a vicious ‘prank’ and I hope to God that it wasn’t Americans. Mainly since the US would get trashed, rightly this time around for letting these maniacs attack them. It would likely be interpreted as an act of war and we don’t need war with the Japanese right now.


34 posted on 08/07/2010 2:36:50 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: RayChuang88
with an exposed mount like that, you'll want to make sure you shoot them outside their blast radius...
35 posted on 08/07/2010 3:59:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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