Skip to comments.British oil tankers seized by Iran
Posted on 07/19/2019 1:05:57 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
A British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iran on Friday night and was heading towards a Revolutionary Guard base, in a major escalation of tensions along one of the world's most vital oil shipping routes.
The Stena Impero had been en route to Saudi Arabia but made an abrupt change of course and began moving towards the Iranian island of Qeshm, according to data relayed by maritime tracking services.
The ship went dark, meaning its identification system was turned off, at 16:29 UK time and nothing has been heard from her or her 23 crew since.
Northern Marine, a Clyde-based subsidiary of the ship's Swedish owner Stena AB, confirmed that a hostile action had preceded the vessel's change of course on Friday afternoon.
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Iran is desperate. Keep squeezing their economy.
The UK needs to respond with a big BOOM!
This is what Iran does.
Just a repeat of the 1979 US Embassy kidnappings.
They take hostages and demand you do something they want.
Ronald Reagan didn’t put up with their crap and they knew it, so the hostages were freed.
They are playing with fire again............
Boris Johnson is going to have to field this one once he becomes PM in a couple of days...
Call Christopher Steele. Maybe he can help.
Have they ruled out Somali Pirates? Those guys have been pretty quiet as of late. ;)
Can’t see the British government doing that, they are pretty spineless, and I don’t think Boris Johnson is very hard-edged.
SAS, please pick up the white courtesy phone...
Is the UK going to expect us to come in and help?
None of our business (but somewhere in the bowels of the State Dept. the demented John Bolton is laughing)
I don’t see what the Americans could do anyway, other than go for all out war. The Americans don’t have any other influence over Iran. That might be coming regardless.
Steele can hire some pissing Russian hookers to get the ship back.
Give Mossad the green light and sit back and watch the fireworks.
“Iran is desperate. Keep squeezing their economy.”
Damn right. Go, President Trump!
It doesn’t have to be “war”, just a total destruction of their armed forces and their leadership.
If Iran is not attacked they are in serious trouble.
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