U.S. consults allies on how to protect shipping in wake of tanker attacks: senior U.S. official
The United States is discussing with its allies a variety of options on how to protect international shipping in the Gulf of Oman in the wake of tanker attacks that Washington has blamed on Iran, senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday. Two officials, speaking to a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity, said the United States wants to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and make sure international commerce is not disrupted... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-usa-allies-idUSKCN1TE308 Note from Automatic Earth: There are Japanese ships in the Persian Gulf literally every moment of every day. But Iran only decides to attack them when the first Japanese PM ever(?!) visits the country. Bolton is dementing.
Sailors on board the Courageous saw "flying objects" just before the ship was hit.
Ron Paul: Persian Gulf Tanker Attack: Iran Guilty? False Flag? Cui Bono?
Just as the prime minister of Japan was in an historic visit to Iran (the first since the 1979 revolution), a Japanese-owned tanker (and one other) was attacked in the Persian Gulf. US neocons are pointing the finger at Iran. Does it make sense to attack Japan in the midst of productive talks? Will the propaganda machine ramp up war talk? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Q4G8USEdhuY