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July 18, 2019

Heating up

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:26 pm
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Iran looks like it is pushing to pick a fight. Note at the end of the story the bit about the drone.

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4 Comments »

  1. It may be unrelated to any other international issues. The media is making the connections here and many journalists have no idea what they are talking about. There is a black market for smuggling oil out of Iran, dhows ferrying to a tanker offshore fits that scenario. The Panamanian registry means zip. This may just be a smuggling operation that got busted.

    Comment by Jeff Groves — July 18, 2019 @ 9:54 pm

  2. I suspect that you are correct, that this is actually unrelated to the tensions in the straight. However, with a drone and helicopter coming close to the Boxer, and the drone being destroyed, I do believe that Iran is trying to ratchet up tensions, thought I believe they are just trying to get a temporary boost in oil prices. That doesn’t mean they won’t blunder into a shooting war.

    Comment by dknights — July 19, 2019 @ 9:49 am

  3. I think they just did.

    Comment by Jeff Groves — July 19, 2019 @ 3:34 pm

  4. I’d quote Fred Thompson in Hunt for Red October again, but y’all know what I am talking about by now.

    Comment by dknights — July 23, 2019 @ 11:01 am


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