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Canada Seizes Tanker in Arabian Sea
usa today ^ | 2/8/02

Posted on 02/08/2002 6:11:08 PM PST by knak

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:39:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

OTTAWA - Crew members from a Canadian frigate boarded and seized a tanker in the Arabian Sea suspected of smuggling Iraqi oil in violation of United Nations sanctions, a Canadian naval commander said Friday.

Jim Heath said the HMCS Vancouver intercepted the 1,600-ton tanker when it left territorial waters earlier this week near the Iran-Pakistan border.


(Excerpt) Read more at usatoday.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; iraq; smuggling; veitnam

1 posted on 02/08/2002 6:11:08 PM PST by knak
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To: knak
Sink it!
2 posted on 02/08/2002 6:13:05 PM PST by nonliberal
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To: knak
Good for them. Sink it where it stands.

Owl _ Eagle
“Guns before butter.”

3 posted on 02/08/2002 6:13:24 PM PST by South Hawthorne
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To: knak
Canadian Promotional piece.

USA Fluff Today

4 posted on 02/08/2002 6:24:32 PM PST by VaBthang4
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To: VaBthang4
it's not fluff, its news!

American men or those of our allies going into action is always news. It is not normally thought of as dangerous to take over a ship like that. But in time of war it is. I believe about 6 weeks ago some americans boarded a ship under a similar situation. Some of the americans were killed along with a bunch of the sailors from the ship which ended up at the bottom of the ocean.

The media have a responsibility to report news. They don't care if it's canadian, american or any ally. If they catch a whiff of the war going on, they'll report it.

5 posted on 02/08/2002 6:40:42 PM PST by Red Jones
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To: VaBthang4
Actual combative recounts were unofficial, but apparently a large number of Canadians were bitch slapped before they realized it was not foreplay and drew their firearms....

tee hee

6 posted on 02/08/2002 7:40:49 PM PST by DontLetItGetYouDown
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To: knak
Like I said on the other thread, Woohoo! I toast the Royal Canadian Navy; "A willing Foe, and sea room..."
8 posted on 02/08/2002 10:42:24 PM PST by Chemist_Geek
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To: nonliberal
Sink it!

Which one?

9 posted on 02/09/2002 8:55:02 AM PST by watcher1
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