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2 Tankers Torpedoed Straight of Hormuz

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    Ronnie Raygun Reagan solved the Iran tanker attacks by re-flagging all the oil tankers plying the Gulf as American >>> escorted them by destroyers & helicopters - sent in SEAL teams to clean off the oil platform attack bases - but never attacked Iran direct ...
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    Reports yesterday stated that both cargoes on the damaged ships were destined for, or associated with Japan. Yet today, Japan announced that they would NOT be sending any ships or troops to the gulf. If Japan, or any other country, is not willing to defend their own interests, then I don’t see why we should spend blood and treasure to guarantee safe passage thru the straits. We are energy independent. We don’t need gulf oil. Should we defend our troops and sailors in the area? Absolutely! Should we defend oil shipments to Japan? I don’t think so.

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    Japan really does not have deploy-able arm troops to use.
    Seems the have more information now it was mines. So what do we do just let it go right no sense getting worked up over it.

    Iranian vessel removed unexploded mine from stricken oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US officials say

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-t...mine-gulf-oman
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    I don't wish to appear callous, because obviously there's quite a few sailors dead or injured.

    There was a book out back in 'The Dark Ages' entitled "The Games People Play." One of the chapters was something like, "Let's you and him fight." This encompasses my view of the torpedo attack.

    It appears that Achmed and Habib had a nasty tiff and are blowing up each others sailors and ships. How does that effect me? Seriously.

    Somewhere out there some Angels had a run in with some Satan Slaves. It probably happens more times than we know. But these organizations are not my club, and like the old adage, "If the boys wanna fight you'd better let 'em."

    I am not the umpire for the entire free world. Yeah, yeah, if Annie was kicking Denton's butt I'd intervene and save the poor guy from a complete drubbing. (And we all know what a vitreous and igneous temper she has!)

    But America has got to come to terms with this 'policeman of the world' schtick. We should not be sticking our collective noses into affairs that do not benefit America proper. Two foreign ships had a go at each other. How does that affect us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Japan really does not have deploy-able arm troops to use.
    Seems the have more information now it was mines. So what do we do just let it go right no sense getting worked up over it.

    Iranian vessel removed unexploded mine from stricken oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US officials say

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-t...mine-gulf-oman
    Japan has ships. If they want to protect their interests, they could easily deploy one destroyer or frigate to the area for maritime patrol duty. We’ve been protecting Japan since WW2. They are a wealthy country and it’s about time they started to carry their own water.

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    Very interesting fact this morning. Fox news showed a picture of one of the ships with two holes blown thru the hull well ABOVE THE WATERLINE!
    This fact rules out torpedos and conventional mines. So looks like limpet mines or some type of small rocket.

    Also it would seem that there was no intent to sink the ship. It’s difficult to sink a tanker but putting holes above the waterline doesn’t make sense if sinking is your intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster23 View Post
    Very interesting fact this morning. Fox news showed a picture of one of the ships with two holes blown thru the hull well ABOVE THE WATERLINE!
    This fact rules out torpedos and conventional mines. So looks like limpet mines or some type of small rocket.

    Also it would seem that there was no intent to sink the ship. It’s difficult to sink a tanker but putting holes above the waterline doesn’t make sense if sinking is your intent.
    Iran is playing a game. They are very good at this kind of stuff. But Why not sit it the corner until it is to late. That is what they are expecting .
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    Damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario.
    Democrats are doing more to destroy our country than the Russians could ever hope to do.

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    So why would Iranians be removing a mine, "they didn't put there?"

    Seems they knew just where to look.

    Overall I no longer believe the MSM. Anybody got SW radio that can hear stuff from over there, uncensored?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster23 View Post
    Fox news showed a picture of one of the ships with two holes blown thru the hull well ABOVE THE WATERLINE!
    You beautiful genius! By your sleuthing we can now safely say it was the Japanese.

    I eat a lot of Asian food (lots of vegetables, lean meat, and they will prepare it with any oil you prefer and name), and I've noticed one thing about the Japanese. Get any vertical distance over 5' 6" introduced into the equation and that race of people, which make all those worthless video games, cannot judge distances. They are a wee people.

    If there were holes about the ship's water line, we would have stated that the plimsoll line was only a matter of inches away from a quick kill. That's not how it went on the Japanese bridge.

    The Japanese captain asked his first mate, "How high should we fire to disable their engines?"

    The first mate, also Japanese, had now point of reference for anything marked in feet or yards, "Captain, I ascertain that we should aim 27 yards, 2.5 feet and 9 inches high for a kill..."

    The captain nodded, "Just as I was thinking, Lt. Akihiro, but add another 12 European meters to that, I have a feeling..."

    Hence, the common counter-attack I teach me wife. I tell her, If ever attacked by six or eight heavily armed Japanese Yakuza, just pull a common switchblade and stand on a chair. Once out of their line of sight, start cutting--but from way above..."
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