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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.


  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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