Discussion in 'Politics' started by BenP, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    Iran seems pretty obvious about these oil tanker attacks and it seems like they are trying to lure us into a war. What do they know that we don't know?
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  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Maybe they bought stock in Halliburton?
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  3. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Just an observation, but some countries like germany (who have been in bed with Iran since at least before WWII) say they don't think Iran was responsible but don't seem too concerned about finding out who really did it.
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  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Iran is hot in bed with Putin and have been trying to ink a deal to supply the Ukraine with Russian oil deals for years and years! ( Think Huge oil pipeline through to the Black Sea and on to the Crimea ) Iran needs to break the backs of the "Western States" who have the lions share of the oil and revenues from the rest of the world! Iran needs the U.S. out of the middle east, and needs Israel gone as the two post the biggest risk to stopping Iran from making YUGE profits on it's oil! It's all about OIL!
    These recent attacks are designed to destabilize the region into chaos and then Iran will use it's Military to take what it wants, Saudi being the only other real power in the area, and if they can be struck hard early on, that only leaves Israel and the U.S. to deal with, and we all know what they plan for Israel!

    If ( When) a war kicks off, expect to see Russian Naval Blockade around the region and Pakistan and Saudi Arabia getting their asses handed to them! That leaves India and China as other players to deal with IF they decide to move! Drawing the U.S. 5th fleet and 7th makes for a dangerous game, Russia doesn't have much of a surface fleet only Attack subs, but Iran does in the form of small gun and missile boats! India and China have larger Surface fleets, but they are way behind the curve if they choose to fight the U.S. Navy! All that gets compounded by the U.S. Air Force and it's global strike capabilities as well as the Allies with serious combined capabilities! This could all end up being a much bigger "problem" as the only real way to achieve the aims is to go Nuke and then force the hand against the Allies! Iran would end up being a Walmart parking lot regardless!
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  5. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    the owners of them tankers should have ordered trunk monkey brand equipment .. ..

    [usn] [usn] is ya listenin?
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Pretty sure those ''UFO's'' will move in before hand and pancake a few locations with their neutron- Lazar beams thingy.'s..

    Hell,I would if I was Trump !
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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Rod Of God! Not saying anything else! (y);)o_O
  8. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    IMG_20190617_175453 - Copy.
    I've got it covered just in case they win.
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  9. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator


    we aint gots none of dems ;) ;) ;) ;)

    dat is my story and i am stickin to it
  10. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Lol...$5.11 USD
  11. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    That's the official rate. It's about 1.66 USD on the black market. But it will buy you dinner for 2 in Tehran (not at the tourist restaurants though)
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  12. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon Monkey+++

    Looking back at history, it seems a mirror of the past. This hot bed has not settled down in my life time.
    I doubt it will, you have two sides that have huge amounts of contempt for the others.
    Iran's only winning move is for some how a WWIII, that can be blamed on anyone but them.
    They need the cash, and we stand in the way and have for decades. In a neutral point of view from Iran's stand point
    they having very little to lose as they are sliding farther and farther into poverty. War, is the only quick proven fix.
    And it may happen today or 30 years from now. But the players will remain the same, but Irans ability to rage war
    may improve with time. China, is hurting.....perhaps a great new friend needs to be Iran for them, and N-Korea.
    There are some pretty powerful players that alone are weak. But together form, a strong foe.
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  13. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    It's fairly safe to say that the kumquat will not pull out the pin unless those silly camel jockies directly attack a US person or US owned place or thing. Unless, of course, an ally requests US intervention, then there would be some interesting discussions in high places. I honestly believe he would prefer that the offended party take appropriate action so that the appellation of "warmonger" gets spread around a bit.
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  14. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    they already did

    they been killin us fer 40 years

    plus did ya forget about the yemen incident with anti-ship missiles a while back and the subsequent strike?

    also the houthis in yemen shot down a US UAV recently and iran launched a missile targeting another US UAV when they attacked the 2 tankers

    those are acts of war
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  15. Borrego

    Borrego Monkey

    Newsweek says Trump did it to start a war.......
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  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    A good summation of the issue UK!!
    If Iran could get India to move on Pakistan....while China moved on Taiwan.... we would be in a pickle when they nuke Israel....
    Our forces would be stretched... and if Russia made a move somewhere, well we are in WW3.
    Let the nukes fly, grab your gas mask and hit the bunker....shit gettin hot!!!!
  17. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Kinetic Bombardment is impressive.
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  18. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Iran was the main sponsor and designer of the truck bombing of the Marine Barracks building in Beirut in '83 . Then they were found guilty in a court for this and sued by the family's of the dead and injured Marines , Army and Navy personnel . Then the big Odumbo releases all of their frozen assets . packs it up and throws in a few more millions on top of it and fly's it over there on secret jets in the middle of the night , while spitting the face of injured and fallen hero's .
    I don't want to see us in another middle east war in another Crapistan , but as far as Iran goes , I'd be fine if we just made a big glass crater out that place . Then open a skateboard park out of it . JMO,,,
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  19. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    I agree SB .. ..

    they took hostages in 1979

    blew up the Marine Barracks in 1983 [ 241 U.S. military personnel, 58 French military personnel and 6 civilians were murdered in the attack ]

    took hostages agin through the 1980s and beyond

    in 1988 an iranian mine severely damaged the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) [ an Oliver Hazard Perry-class Frigate ] after which President Reagan authorized Operation Praying Mantis which sank half or irans fleet

    they blew up the Khobar Towers in 1996

    they killed about 500 to 2,000 US troops in Iraq

    they started the war in yemen

    they is still holding US hostages right now [ including Bob Levinson ]

    this aint even close to being a complete list

    sorry fer the rant Lucy n trunk monkey remember these things all too well
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  20. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    I think Iran is trying to provoke us into war but why? They have to know we will wipe them off the map. It seems like it is a trap of some sort.
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