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Lima Whiskey
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Member since Apr 2013
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re: Iran attempts to seize British Oil Tanker
They’re in a pickle, because they do need to respond to US pressure, they need to make a show of force, but they don't have a lot of conventional options. And their indirect responses haven’t deterred Washington at all.

They’ve increased weapon deliveries to the Houthi, for example, and the Houthi have done a good job of using these new cruise missiles and suicide drones, but it’s not stopping Washington.


Lima Whiskey
Virginia Fan
Member since Apr 2013
6123 posts

re: Iran attempts to seize British Oil Tanker
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They believe they can not lose.


The Persians are an ancient people, and had a highly developed culture before the rise of Islam.

The Arabs on the other hand, did not, and as a consequence do not value much of anything from the pre Islamic period.

I mention that because you can see it in how the Iranians interact with the outside world, especially compared to the Arabs. The Iranian perspective is a whole lot more sophisticated.

And you can see it in how they’re perfectly happy to reinterpret and adapt Islam to modernity, unlike the Arabs, who would call that heresy.

The Iranians are very pragmatic.


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MrCarton
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Paradise Valley, MT
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Iran attempts to seize British Oil Tanker
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They’re in a pickle, because they do need to respond to US pressure, they need to make a show of force, but they don't have a lot of conventional options. And their indirect responses haven’t deterred Washington at all.



Yes, this is my take as well.



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LSUbest
LSU Fan
La
Member since Aug 2007
1773 posts

re: Iran attempts to seize British Oil Tanker
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Even we would do the same thing, it doesn’t sound like they attempted boarding, just told them to go to Iran’s waters. (Obviously so they could then board them though)

What I find interesting is that the article said it was being escorted ... but wouldn’t they have seen that motherfricker and not tried to board? Or was he beyond the horizon?


Assuming they were smarter than the typical Somali!


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LSUbest
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La
Member since Aug 2007
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re: Iran attempts to seize British Oil Tanker
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The Iranian leadership live in a world where they believe in Muslim superiority. They think the west is weak, god is on their side and they will not lose. They believe in their version of the Book of Revelations that a major war will happen where their Islamic messiah will come to slaughter the infidels and force the world into Muslim controlled slavery.
They believe they can not lose.


Truth


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junkfunky
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
27136 posts

re: Iran attempts to seize British Oil Tanker
British vessel enters Iranian waters.

LINK


junkfunky
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
27136 posts

re: Iran attempts to seize British Oil Tanker
Bump, frickers. It has been confirmed.


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