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  1. #1361
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    Defence sources insist both are part of Operation Kipion, UK's long-standing maritime mission in Gulf, and NOT related to Iran situ

    Gotta love the double-think here. Kipion is itself an outgrowth of the Iran situation REGARDLESS of how "Longstanding" it is.
    RULE 1:
    THEY want you DEAD.

    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my brothers' children (and their parents) may have peace, and have NO KNOWLEDGE of what I have done."

    The BEST in Life:
    To CRUSH your enemies.
    To see them driven before you
    To listen to the lamentations of their women

  2. #1362
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    Breaking: A spokesman for the shipping company that owns the ‘Riah’ – Sharjah-based Mouj-al-Bahar General Trading – told TradeWinds that the ship had been “hijacked” by Iranian authorities.
    11:55 AM · Jul 16, 2019 ·



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    Quote Originally Posted by danielboon View Post
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    Breaking: A spokesman for the shipping company that owns the ‘Riah’ – Sharjah-based Mouj-al-Bahar General Trading – told TradeWinds that the ship had been “hijacked” by Iranian authorities.
    11:55 AM · Jul 16, 2019 ·



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    Well it looks like the horses are being brought out to the starting line....

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    The further we go down THIS road the more I thnk Pat Frank actually understood about how wars start.
    RULE 1:
    THEY want you DEAD.

    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my brothers' children (and their parents) may have peace, and have NO KNOWLEDGE of what I have done."

    The BEST in Life:
    To CRUSH your enemies.
    To see them driven before you
    To listen to the lamentations of their women

  5. #1365
    Quote Originally Posted by night driver View Post
    The further we go down THIS road the more I thnk Pat Frank actually understood about how wars start.
    I agree.

  6. #1366
    Yemen's Houthis target Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport - Al Masirah TV

    July 16, 2019 / 1:35 PM / Updated 8 minutes ago

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemen’s Houthi military spokesman said the group has targeted drone hangars in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan airport, the Houthis’ Al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday.

    There was no immediate Saudi confirmation of the report
    .

    The Iran-aligned Houthis, who are fighting the coalition in Yemen, have repeatedly launched attacks against targets in neighbouring Saudi Arabia in recent months.

    Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Gareth Jones


    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ye...-idUKKCN1UB282

  7. #1367
    Yemeni Houthis say they have attacked airbase in Saudi city of Khamis Mushait

    July 16, 2019 / 2:30 PM / Updated 13 minutes ago

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A Yemeni Houthi military spokesman said on Tuesday that Houthi forces had attacked the King Khalid air base near the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait with drones, the Houthi al-Masirah TV reported.

    The spokesman had also said earlier that Houthi forces had attacked drone hangars at Jizan airport
    .

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it had intercepted two drones in Yemeni airspace that had been launched towards Jizan, Saudi state TV said. But there was no immediate comment on the reported attack on the air base.

    Reporting by Samar Ahmed; Editing by Kevin Liffey

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ye...-idUKKCN1UB2CX

  8. #1368
    Guy Elster
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    #BREAKING Portugal has suspended the issuance of entry visas for #Irania|n nationals for unspecified security reasons: Foreign Minister

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    Quote Originally Posted by night driver View Post
    The further we go down THIS road the more I thnk Pat Frank actually understood about how wars start.
    Reread that last month.

  10. #1370
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    Iran says its missile program is not negotiable | Article [AMP] | Reuters

    Iran says its missile program is not negotiable
    reuters.com
    3:54 PM · Jul 16, 2019
    https://t.co/KfRnJMBUSo

  11. #1371
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    Arab coalition in Yemen: Coalition Forces have intercepted and shoot down an UAV launched by Houthi militias towards Jizan #Yemen
    via:
    @lummideast
    Thoughts are things. Thus I'm careful of the thoughts I think, & the company I keep.
    I myself am entirely made of flaws, stiched together with good intentions.
    MOON™~> all in the ignorant opinion of an uneducated slip of a woman who keeps forgetting to mind her manners, know her place and bow down to her betters

  12. #1372
    ELINT News Retweeted

    Al Jazeera News
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    BREAKING: Three Turkish diplomats killed in Iraq's Erbil - security sources
    (link: https://aje.io/e7ds8) aje.io/e7ds8
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    8:42 AM · Jul 17, 2019 ·

  13. #1373
    Baxtiyar Goran
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    Guards of the Turkish Consulate are seen at the scene of the shooting.
    At least 3 people killed who are believed to be staff of the Consulate.


    Baxtiyar Goran
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    #BREAKING: Deputy consul of the Turkish Consulate is among the 3-4 people killed in the restaurant shooting in Erbil.


    Baxtiyar Goran
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    Turkish media confirms the death of three Turkish diplomats in the shooting today.


    Baxtiyar Goran
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    Kurdish security forces at the scene of the shooting at Huqqabaz restaurant in Erbil.

    ELINT News Retweeted

    Baxtiyar Goran
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    Recently PKK threatened to target Turkish diplomats/interests in Erbil. These threats came particularly after Turkish airstrikes killed high-ranked PKK members in Qandil area in the #Kurdistan Region.
    8:51 AM · Jul 17, 2019

    Baxtiyar Goran
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    #UPDATE: 1 staff member of the Turkish Consulate killed and two others wounded in the restaurant shooting - Erbil Asaiysh (Security).

  14. #1374
    EndGameWW3
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    Turkish president vows to retaliate after shooting incident in Erbil.
    11:52 AM · Jul 17, 2019 ·

  15. #1375
    Zachary Cohen
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    2h2 hours ago

    New: Satellite imagery captured by @planetlabs shows US military buildup at a Saudi Air base as the Trump administratiom prepares to deploy hundreds of US troops to the country.

    Zachary Cohen
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    1h1 hour ago

    500 US troops are expected to go to the Prince Sultan Air Base, located in a desert area east of Riyadh, according to US two defense officials.

    A small number of troops and support personnel are already on site with initial preparations being made, officials said
    .

    Zachary Cohen
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    1h1 hour ago

    Last month the administration announced it was sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East as Iran tensions flared but did not specify which countries they were going to.

    The forces going to Saudi Arabia are part of this deployment
    .

  16. #1376
    CNN NationalSecurity
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    New tonight: US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielboon View Post
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    Breaking: A spokesman for the shipping company that owns the ‘Riah’ – Sharjah-based Mouj-al-Bahar General Trading – told TradeWinds that the ship had been “hijacked” by Iranian authorities.
    11:55 AM · Jul 16, 2019 ·



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    Still crickets on the MSM regarding this...not a good sign.....
    Last edited by Housecarl; 07-17-2019 at 10:57 PM. Reason: Smart phone auto corrwct strikes again....

  18. #1378
    DH and I was talking about that this evening, Housecarl. At least they aren't shooting. Yet.

    Edited to add: Geez, I was catching up and reread this post. DH and I WERE talking . . .

    (Crawls into a hole in grammar shame.)
    Last edited by Pinecone; 07-18-2019 at 10:22 AM.

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    Michael A. Horowitz
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    Breaking #Iran claims the IRGC seized a foreign tanker smuggling oil


    Aurora Intel
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    5m5 minutes ago

    #Iran’s #IRGC have detained a foreign oil tanker on the island of Lark in the Persian Gulf. Reportedly it was smuggling 1 million barrels of oil.
    Nana to two "little bits", one not-so-little "little bit" and one 6' college bound "little bit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    Michael A. Horowitz
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    10m10 minutes ago

    Breaking #Iran claims the IRGC seized a foreign tanker smuggling oil


    Aurora Intel
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    5m5 minutes ago

    #Iran’s #IRGC have detained a foreign oil tanker on the island of Lark in the Persian Gulf. Reportedly it was smuggling 1 million barrels of oil.

    Aurora Intel
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    7m7 minutes ago

    #IRGC confirm the vessel in question was seized on Sunday. #Iran



    Aurora Intel
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    4m4 minutes ago

    Aurora Intel Retweeted CNW

    This is worth noting.

    Aurora Intel added,
    CNW
    @ConflictsW
    The IRGC confirms the tanker was detained on Sunday, the same day the MT Riah went missing. The figures however don’t match as Iran says the ship was carrying 1 million barrels of oil and has a capacity of 2 million. A lot more than what the MT Riah can carry

    Nana to two "little bits", one not-so-little "little bit" and one 6' college bound "little bit"

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    Michael A. Horowitz
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    10m10 minutes ago

    The vessel was initially towed on July 14 after a distress call, later seized for fuel smuggling (thus likely referring to the MT Riah the US had concerns about)
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKCN1UC19L
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    CNW
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    10m10 minutes ago

    CNW Retweeted CNW

    The detained tanker does appear to be the MT Riah. The ship was towed after a distress signal where it was then detained for smuggling oil.

    Translation issue - The ship was reportedly carrying 1 million litres of oil which is within the capacity of the MT Riah
    #Iran

    CNW added,
    CNW
    @ConflictsW
    The IRGC have detained a foreign oil tanker on the island of Lark in the Persian Gulf
    #Iran

    Instant News Alerts
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    4m4 minutes ago

    US Central Command: We will take firm measures to secure navigation in the Gulf
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    First on the scene this morning are @planetlabs satellites, capturing Larak Island. We are aware of a tanker that's been there for weeks, but will not be identifying it for the time being. AIS & imagery playback doesn't show anything unusual. #OOTT

    pic1: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_wHXHuX4AAJgTS.jpg

    pic2: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_wHXHxX4AEqkoX.jpg
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    Elijah J. Magnier
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    4m4 minutes ago

    #Iran
    #IRGC seizes foreign vessel with 12-crew members smuggling one million barrels of fuel.
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    Reza Khaasteh
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    #BDEAKING IRGC has seized a "foreign" oil tanker with 12 crew and 1m liters of "smuggled" fuel south of Larak Island in Persian Gulf. The tanker, which can carry up to 2m liters, was trying to transfer the fuel from Iranian smugglers' boats to foreign vessels.



    *Walter Bloomberg
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    46m46 minutes ago

    UK FOREIGN OFFICE SAYS WE ARE SEEKING FURTHER INFORMATION FOLLOWING REPORTS OF TANKER SEIZED IN GULF



    ELINT News
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    ELINT News Retweeted الحدث

    #UPDATE: Britain investigates reports of Iran’s seizure of a foreign oil tanker.

    Maybe suggesting UK crew or UK links?

    ELINT News added,
    الحدث
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    #لندن — بريطانيا تستقصي المعلومات حول تقارير تفيد بمصادرة إيران ناقلة نفط أجنبية
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    Henry Rome
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    IRGC is saying that the seized foreign tanker is different from the UAE tanker that Iran says it is providing assistance to
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  27. #1387
    EndGameWW3


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    5h5 hours ago
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    UK is Rightly Concerned About Protecting Its Goods in Strait of Hormuz - Secretary of Defence - Sputnik International

  28. #1388
    ELINT News


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    3h3 hours ago
    More ELINT News Retweeted
    #BREAKING: US Central Command: “We will take firm measures to secure navigation in the Persian Gulf

  29. #1389
    Numbers Stations
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    4h4 hours ago

    Two US planes operating in the Guf now. Greyhound and Globemaster

  30. #1390

    Tick tick

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    Lucas Tomlinson
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    JUST IN: USS Boxer, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, loaded with 2,000 Marines and dozens of helicopters just entered Persian Gulf following Strait of Hormuz transit hours after Iran says it seized oil tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' and 12-man crew (U.S. Navy file photo)
    Image
    USS Boxer (LHD 4)
    12:20 PM · Jul 18, 2019 ·

  31. #1391
    Liveuamap MiddleEast
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    The US State Department calls on Iran to immediately release the ship it seized in the Gulf

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    Quote Originally Posted by bw View Post
    What was our last boring summer? Anyone? Bueller?
    Can anyone say "MV Mayaguez"....

  33. #1393
    Reuters Top News
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    14m14 minutes ago

    Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join U.S. coalition

  34. #1394
    Reuters Top News
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    29m29 minutes ago

    Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship

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    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    Reuters Top News
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    14m14 minutes ago

    Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join U.S. coalition
    Ya, sure. Delhi is a LONG way from the Gulf. Guarantee ya that the Capt's of the Indian ships have had time to get things fully settled with the US Captains as to who calls whom, for what, and even on down to who buys the beer for the Celebration (that neither Wash nor Delhi REALLY need to hear about).
    RULE 1:
    THEY want you DEAD.

    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my brothers' children (and their parents) may have peace, and have NO KNOWLEDGE of what I have done."

    The BEST in Life:
    To CRUSH your enemies.
    To see them driven before you
    To listen to the lamentations of their women

  36. #1396
    NavyLookout
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    6h6 hours ago

    .@RFAWaveKnight left Loch Striven on 13th July bound for the Arabian Gulf.

    She has just arrived for a brief stop, anchoring just off Gibraltar today
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  37. #1397
    President Trump says US Navy ship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

    By elizabeth mclaughlin and ben gittleson
    ABC News
    July 18, 2019, 4:13 PM ET

    President Donald Trump said that the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday that was "threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew."

    "The Boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very close distance, approximately a thousand yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew," Trump said at the White House. "The drone was immediately destroyed."

    "This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters," he continued. "The United States reserves the right to defend our personnel, facilities and interests, and calls upon all nations to condemn Iran's attempt to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce. I also call on other nations to protect their ships as they go through the Straight of Hormuz and to work with us in the future."

    In a statement, chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m., local time, when the Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz, adding that the Iranian "fixed wing unmanned aerial system" approached the Boxer and "closed within a threatening range."

    About a fifth of the world's oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz. It was over this strategic waterway where the U.S. said Iran shot down an American drone last month.

    The U.S. has also blamed Iran for a June attack on two commercial tankers sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Oman. And Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Thursday it had seized a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew members aboard. Iran accused them of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf.

    U.S. officials have been urging allies to join a maritime security initiative to protect the Strait of Hormuz, following these events.

    Trump's nominee for defense secretary, Army Secretary Mark Esper, said at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that the initiative, called Operation Sentinel, would involve "passive patrolling in the Strait Hormuz ... to deter provocative actions by the Iranians or IRGC."

    The State Department and Pentagon were hosting a pre-planned meeting with foreign ambassadors in Washington on Friday to discuss the initiative.
    Esper reiterated on Tuesday that the U.S. wants to get back on a diplomatic track with Iran, saying the administration would meet Iran "anytime, anywhere with no preconditions."

    Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was in New York City this week for a United Nations conference.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pres...ry?id=64423078

  38. #1398
    Donald J. Trump
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    22m22 minutes ago

    I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the Strait of Hormuz today, involving #USSBoxer, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship. The BOXER took defensive action against an Iranian drone....

  39. #1399
    Ryan Browne
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    30m30 minutes ago

    Ryan Browne Retweeted Ryan Browne

    It was the US Marines aboard the USS Boxer that downed the suspected Iranian drone, a US official tells CNN. The Marines were operating the counter-drone jamming equipment that was used. There are about 2,000 Marines on the Boxer from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

  40. #1400
    USS Boxer (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship)
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