Washington, D.C. on Thursday claimed oil tankers heading for Japan where damaged by Limpet mines planted by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Iran’s reply: “The U.S. and its regional allies must stop the warmongering and stop the damaging conspiracies and false-flag operations in the region.”
The second vessel targeted, Front Altair, is Norwegian-owned and half of its crew is Russian. It’s owned by Frontline, a tanker-leasing company that also has a specific record of being helpful to Iran in continuing to ship oil despite sanctions. That Iran would target a Japanese ship and a friendly Russian-crewed ship is a ludicrous allegation. Frontline’s principal shareholder is Norwegian John Fredriksen, who made his fortune during the Iran–Iraq War in the 1980s, when his tankers picked up oil at great risk and huge profits.
Once more the mainstream kakistocracy media fails to reflect the skepticism, doubt and incredulity that most sensible-thinking humans around the world have — especially given the U.S.’s track record.
Admiral Stockton, who was present at the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, wrote the following passage in his memoirs:
This speaker at the WINEP — a think tank founded by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) — is Patrick Clawson, who calmly explains the need for Iranian crisis initiation to engage in a war.
It would’ve been much more responsible for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to call for an impartial U.N. investigation. Also, if you believe that non-state actors/spoilers can’t manage to conduct sophisticated operations, you don’t deserve to head the CIA.
Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday, ship owner Katada contradicted Pompeo and the U.S. Navy, which released a video that purports to show an Iranian patrol boat removing a Limpet mine from the port side of the Kokuka Courageous. Katada said his ship was attacked on the starboard side by a flying object, not by a mine.
“It seems that something flew toward them. That created the hole, is the report I’ve received,” Katada said, according to the Financial Times. “It seems there was a high chance they were attacked by a flying object. The impact was well above the water. I don’t think it was a torpedo.”
The Pentagon released the following image that it says shows Iranian involvement in the oil tanker attacks. It shows two holes well above the waterline, seemingly confirming Katada’s statement. That rules out a torpedo attack, which is the explanation touted by the neocons.
Here is the boat purported to be along side the chemical tanker. In grainy, blurry, cartoon world fashion, we see a crowd of men the deck of this vessel. Why are there so many people on this boat? On the bow, you will see a very tall apparition — reminiscent of the “Andre the Giant” figure left for dead on a sidewalk in Paris after the Bataclan event.
Quite convenient to have surveillance in the right place to observe this. The ships looks like it was pulled out of a scrap yard.
So let me get this straight:
- Limpet mines were placed on these tankers and no one noticed. When detonated, the holes were above the waterline.
- The U.S. rescued the crews and did not inspect the ships for anything. We have no video of these rescues.
- No one sent tug boats to the ships? No videos of firefighting or protocol attempts to contain hazardous chemicals from spilling and leaking?
- Then Iran sends a boat with a large crew to remove mines as observers on deck watch.
I’ve read bad novels, but this is getting absurd! Frankly this is so second rate and amateurish as a false flag that I can’t believe it is the stagecraft of the A teamers at the CIA and Mossad. More likely it was a Saudi B team effort.
Takeaway: No one cares about commercial tankers anyway. The Crime Syndicate will now kill real civilians to evoke a reaction.