Friday, June 14, 2019

Arabian Gulf: US shows video of Iranians removing failed mine from stricken tanker.

(Iran) After yesterdays explosions on two oil tankers traversing the Arabian gulf.

The US government has released a video of Iranian naval forces sidling along side one of the stricken tankers and removing a limpet mine which had apparently failed to detonate, but which had forced the crew to abandon ship.

Naturally the Iranians have denied doing so, which is strange from a nation which has shouting out loud that they would shut down the entrance to the Arabian Gulf  if the world doesn't do as it demands and has done so in the past, resulting in Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 where the US Navy decided to bitchslap the Mad Mullahs.

However it now transpires that before the wee Iranian boat went alongside the Kokura Courageous, they had noticed the US drone flying above and launched a surface to air missile at it. it missed, but it did ensure that the UAV kept a healthy distance from the de mining operation and now it has been reported  that the Iranians have surrounded the Kokura Courageous and are refusing rescue tugs from towing her to port.