Tankers Hit in Sea of Oman: Iran Helps Rescue 23 Crew Members, U.S. Blames Iran For The AttackChris Menahan
Jun. 13, 2019
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Two tanker ships reportedly carrying Japanese goods were attacked in Sea of Oman on Thursday while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to try and deescalate tensions between Iran and the US.
One ship with 23 people on board was reportedly "rescued Thursday by nearby vessel Hyundai Dubai, were unharmed and were transferred to an Iranian navy vessel and disembarked at a local Iranian port," according to the AP.
The second ship with 21 people on board "escaped on a life boat and were initially rescued by a Dutch ship that was headed to the United Arab Emirates," the AP reports.
They were reportedly later picked up by the US.
Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif responded to the attack saying: "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning."
Bloomberg columnist Julian Lee, in a surprisingly honest report which was shared on the top of the Drudge Report, noted how Iran "has little to gain" from any such attack.
From Bloomberg, "Iran Has Little to Gain From Oman Tanker Attacks":
There is another group that will benefit from the incident – the people who want to see the U.S. step up its campaign against Iran and move from an economic war to a military one. There are plenty of those, both in the U.S. and among its allies in the Persian Gulf and wider Middle East regions.There's only one world leader who has openly been advocating for escalated tensions between the US and Iran.
Despite Iran having little motive to stage such an attack, the U.S. just lazily blamed them anyways before any serious investigation could even take place.
The Trump administration are also declaring they have the unilateral right to authorize war on Iran without any congressional approval (but they can't build a wall on our southern border or protect free speech online!):
Neocon lapdog Marco Rubio said media outlets not blaming Iran immediately for the attack (with zero evidence) are actually to blame for the attack themselves:
Is there anyone with a functioning brain who actually believes this garbage?
Does anyone believe for a second these clowns wouldn't lie us into another war?
UPDATE: Iran has suggested before the UN the attack may have been a "false flag."
From The Sun, "Iran accuses the US of LYING about the ‘suspicious’ attack on American-linked oil tanker and denies ordering ‘torpedo’ assault":
[...] Iran has hit back at the "unfounded and reckless" claims [of Mike Pompeo] and accused the US of "warmongering" as part of a "disinformation campaign".Follow InformationLiberation on Twitter, Facebook, Gab and Minds.