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WTF is going on with Iran?

 
Old 07-02-2019, 05:17 AM
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WMDs!!!!
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WMDs!!!!
Someone ring up Colin Powell so he can bring in an 8 pack of crayons and draw up some charts for a UN briefing
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too bad there is no evidence of bolton literally doing the exact same thing before
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:42 AM
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48946051

There is only the one frigate and four minesweepers inside the Gulf, based at the Royal Navy base at Bahrain.

If it looks like Iran intends to continue this, the redeployment of resources from Task Force 150 or 151 will compromise anti-piracy and other operations in that part of the world between India and Africa.

(If there's a submarine in the Gulf, they're not going to tell us.)
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The UK is a significant voice advocating moderation and finding a way to continue the nuclear treaty.

Aggravating this voice for moderation seems unwise.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:16 AM
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D37 HMS Duncan’s page has disappeared at the Royal Navy site.

This is probably indicative of advance deployment.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:29 AM
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There's a little hope for a de-escalation now that the UK have said that as soon as the Iranian tanker issue gets through the legal system in Gibraltar, it might be allowed on its way provided that the Iranian government can say that it will not end up in Syria.

However, they're proceeding with the deployment of HMS Duncan to the Gulf. After a period of a few weeks of the force working together in the Gulf, HMS Montrose will withdraw to Bahrain for maintenance.

They've also deployed an RFA to the Gulf, in case something erupts and HMS Duncan needs re-supply while deployed.

Depending on the situation at that time, HMS Montrose might rejoin HMS Duncan, or if everything is peaceful one or the other of them could rejoin Task Force 150 or 151.

You should only need the four minesweepers stationed out of Bahrain during normal times in the Gulf.

The UK have said that the Royal Navy will not be joining with Trump's suggested multinational mission in the Gulf.
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A remote control Blowfish was discovered yesterday, in the path of HMS Duncan.

It was powerful enough to cause major damage or even destroy the ship; but it is unlikely that it could have reached its target undetected.

Foreign (non-Commonwealth) officials attribute construction and control to Iranian-backed Houthi forces; however, the device is in the hands of Saudi military and has not been examined yet by UK forces.
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