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Oh, Com’ On! Tanker Mines Are a Cartoon World Attempt at a False Flag — and a Stupid One at That

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.

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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.

Andre the Giant in Paris

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.

7 Comments on Oh, Com’ On! Tanker Mines Are a Cartoon World Attempt at a False Flag — and a Stupid One at That

  1. Alternative view, rather well-grounded –

    The blockade of Iranian oil exports led by the USA, is an act of war against a nation and people … Does not Iran has a legal and moral right to respond? … Is Iran maybe doing so, via deniable mid-east proxies?

    The USA habit of grossly lying and conducting false flags … Maybe providing cover for Iran’s self-defence? – Which is now a matter of sheer survival, given that Russia & China are only rather weak in supporting Iran

    From Bernard on Moon of Alabama:

    « Thirteen months ago the United States launched a total economic war against Iran. Now Iran decided to respond in kind … a maximum pressure campaign on U.S. economic interests … Shipping in the Middle East will soon become very hazardous. Oil prices will go through the roof.

    Neither Washington, nor the anti-Iranian countries in the Middle East, nor the other ‘nuclear deal’ signers have so far paid a price for their hostile acts against Iran. That will now change.

    Iran will move against the interests of the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It will do so in deniable form … Iran has friends in various countries in the Middle East who will support it … The campaign now will create severe damage for other countries.

    In mid 2018, after Trump began to sanction Iran’s oil exports, its leaders explained how it would counter the move: ‘If Iran can’t export oil no-one in Middle East will,’ Tehran warned.

    Last December Iran’s President Rouhani repeated that position:
    “If one day they want to prevent the export of Iran’s oil, then no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf,” [Rouhani] said.

    In mid May 2019, one year after Trump destroyed the nuclear deal, a demonstration of capabilities damaged four tankers which anchored near Fujairah in the UAE.

    Accusations by the Trump administration of Iranian culpability … easily dismissed because everyone knows that Trump and his crew are notorious liars.

    This game will now continue and gain pace. More tankers will get damaged or even sunk. Saudi refineries will start to explode. UAE harbors will experience difficulties. Iran will plausibly deny that it is involved The U.S. will continue to blame Iran but will have no evidence.

    Insurance for Middle East cargo will become very expensive. Consumer prices for oil products will increase and increase again. The collateral damage will be immense. »

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/06/iran-decided-to-put-maximum-pressure-on-trump-here-is-how-it-will-do-it.html

    From a writer for Kuwait’s Al Rai media, citing a source close to Iran’s government, who “expects further attacks in the future … oil will stop being delivered to the world if Iran can’t export two million barrels per day … let us see what justifications Trump and Europe will offer their people when the price of oil becomes unaffordable … If Iran is in pain, the rest of the world will suffer … Trump decided to pull out of the nuclear deal … Let him pay the price now … If Iran cannot export its crude oil it means the country must be ready for war.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-16/war-tankers-exact-high-price-white-house-global-economy

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-iran/if-iran-cant-export-oil-from-gulf-no-other-country-can-irans-president-says-idUSKBN1O30MI

  2. Limpet mines are meant to be placed on the skeg of the target vessel- the object is to damage the propeller shaft and thus immobilize the ship. A limpet affixed to the tank section of a tanker could only result in an oil leak.

  3. I also agree that there are those interests who want the US to go to war with Iran. I would also agree that the major instigator behind the conflicts in the Middle East is not just Israel, but Jewish interests all over the West who feel compelled to engage in activities that support only Israeli interests. The US is simply Israel’s proxy, or cat’s paw. The last Bush Administration was working hard on including Iran in the same mess as Afghanistan and Iraq, but they simply ran out of time before Obama took over.

    My research abilities are somewhat limited, but I would be interested in hearing from anyone who can document who it is that actually controls the US armament industry. I find tracking down who iactually owns, or is controlling, this industry in the US to be a bit frustrating. It all appears a bit murky to me.

  4. There can be no doubt this was a CIA/MOSSAD backed operation. Again, the number one reason for Iran committing this crime is missing: MOTIVE. With Bibi failing to get his party back in power, he has become that wounded, dangerous dog. Combine that with the fact that the American government is nothing more than a Chabad Lubavitch controlled entity, who’s main concern is with the state of Israel, America be damned, it becomes hard to come to any other conclusion.

    I feel Joe Imbriano nailed it when he theorized the blame probably lies with a third state actor controlled by MOSSAD and/or the CIA. His guess was more than likely the Sunni controlled faction of the Houthi rebel’s in Yemen. Remember, the main concern for any covert operation carried out by the likes of the CIA is plausible deniability.

    No matter the who’s or how’s, it is vitally important we stop the totally insane criminals now running the American foreign policy from getting what they so desperately want, WAR WITH IRAN.

    Joe’s take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykqBSxOy0Sw

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