First assessment blames Iran for Middle East ship explosions, official says

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"An American military team assessing blasts that damaged four commercial ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday has blamed Iran or Iranian-backed proxies using explosive charges, a source told Fox News on Monday evening.
Each ship had a 5-to-10-foot hole in it, near or just below the water line, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. A Norwegian-flagged vessel, two Saudi oil tankers and a bunkering tanker flagged in Sharjah, one of the UAE's seven emirates, all suffered similar damage Sunday."

Damage to small ships? this set of attacks was exevcuted to gauge the reaction of the US and our allies in the region. If we do nothing, the next set of attacks will be against the larger oil carrying ships that pass through the straights of Hormuz. Make no mistake about it. This is Iran playing the brinksmanship game with deadly intent.

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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 1 week ago
    Iran attacks freighters. US prepares a military response. It feels like scary brinkmanship, made scarier by the fact that the US president's background is in entertainment and is showing some signs of mental impairment.

    The remake isn't as scary if you've seen the original film 30 years ago.
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