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    Britain will be ‘slapped in the face’ for seizure of Iranian tanker, cleric says

    Britain will soon get “slapped in the face” for last week's capture of an Iranian supertanker, a cleric was quoted as saying Friday amid rising tensions between the two nations in the Gulf.

    Cleric Kazem Sedghi, an adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told worshipers during Tehran’s Friday prayer sermon broadcast live on Iranian state TV that the United Kingdom should be worried for their actions off the coast of Gibraltar.

    “Iran’s strong establishment will soon slap Britain in the face for daring to seize the Iranian oil tanker,” he said.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/britai...-strait-hormuz

    The Iranian Revolutionary guard tried to capture a British oil tanker but backed off when a British warship arrived. If that warship wasn't following the tanker, we'd be seeing British hostages on TV right now.

    Do you think this is a good strategy for the Iranian's to take?
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    They make a lot of idle threats. Which is common with bullies. They tried to draw the US into taking military action by downing a drone. That failed and now they are getting desperate with the sanctions and the enforcement of them when the Brits captured one of their tankers headed for Syria. Good to see a faithful ally of the US holding up to that allegiance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freefolk View Post
    The Iranian Revolutionary guard tried to capture a British oil tanker but backed off when a British warship arrived. If that warship wasn't following the tanker, we'd be seeing British hostages on TV right now.

    Do you think this is a good strategy for the Iranian's to take?
    Wasn't it an Iranian Oil Tanker that was just captured? Or we going to be playing losers keepers in international politics now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    They make a lot of idle threats. Which is common with bullies. They tried to draw the US into taking military action by downing a drone. That failed and now they are getting desperate with the sanctions and the enforcement of them when the Brits captured one of their tankers headed for Syria. Good to see a faithful ally of the US holding up to that allegiance.
    They downed a drone in their air space as they should have. Bolton and other warhawks wanted it shot down for a reason to start a war. Luckily Trump has cold bone spurs feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettisawn View Post
    Wasn't it an Iranian Oil Tanker that was just captured? Or we going to be playing losers keepers in international politics now?
    Had to dig really deep into that article to get to the part OP was talking about. I was also confused initially.

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    What, like literally?

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    Yes, because threatening action against a low riding in the polls Conservative government has always worked out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyxo View Post
    What, like literally?
    Our literal face... our giant country sized face :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    They make a lot of idle threats. Which is common with bullies. They tried to draw the US into taking military action by downing a drone. That failed and now they are getting desperate with the sanctions and the enforcement of them when the Brits captured one of their tankers headed for Syria. Good to see a faithful ally of the US holding up to that allegiance.
    Explains a lot of the things Trump says doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettisawn View Post
    They downed a drone in their air space as they should have. Bolton and other warhawks wanted it shot down for a reason to start a war. Luckily Trump has cold bone spurs feet.
    If Trump would have taken action you would have something negative to say as well.
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    Will Britain even notice a slap in the face when they’re busy sawing their own leg off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lockedout View Post
    If Trump would have taken action you would have something negative to say as well.
    You misunderstand. I am glad Trump decided not to go through with an attack that could spark a major war. However, he's still responsible for filling his cabinet with the people that got us into the Iraq war and continue to try and get us involved in more places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettisawn View Post
    Wasn't it an Iranian Oil Tanker that was just captured? Or we going to be playing losers keepers in international politics now?

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    They downed a drone in their air space as they should have. Bolton and other warhawks wanted it shot down for a reason to start a war. Luckily Trump has cold bone spurs feet.
    international air space is not Iranian air space just a FYI.

    I'll refer you to Skroe's post since he seems to be an expert on this. https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads...1#post51325177

    tldr; like he said, the US has stealth drones if they want to hang out in Iranian airspace. they would not risk having a 200 million dollar drone shot down by flying it over Iranian airspace.

    i'm glad Britain isn't being bulled by Iran, they should stand up to them more often.

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    Iran is not Iraq. The US could beat Iran in a war but the costs would 10x greater than the aftermath of Iraq. The US can still dominate this game but the current admin is playing chess like its checkers, which is going to lead us into some shit that could've been avoided and that we'll regret.

    The ball was already in your possession and we through it away for what? Really, what? Acting like Iran isn't a sovereign nation capable of policing its borders is going to cause a crisis. For whatever reason the Iranian boat was seized of fucking course they would retaliate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by announced View Post
    international air space is not Iranian air space just a FYI.

    I'll refer you to Skroe's post since he seems to be an expert on this. https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads...1#post51325177

    tldr; like he said, the US has stealth drones if they want to hang out in Iranian airspace. they would not risk having a 200 million dollar drone shot down by flying it over Iranian airspace.

    i'm glad Britain isn't being bulled by Iran, they should stand up to them more often.
    So we just going to take the White House position as gospel? Still waiting on those WMDs in Iraq to show. Any time now I'm sure.

    Are you people honestly that gullible or just that partisan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lockedout View Post
    If Trump would have taken action you would have something negative to say as well.
    For as much as you and yours whinge about Obama's drone strikes, your ardent support of Trump's warmongering tells us more than enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettisawn View Post
    So we just going to take the White House position as gospel? Still waiting on those WMDs in Iraq to show. Any time now I'm sure.

    Are you people honestly that gullible or just that partisan?
    Are you siding with sponsors of terrorism over the US? i'm not sure that's the hill you want to die on.



    This video at 2:55 shows a better picture of what happened.

    Personally I think the drone came close to Iranian airspace but veered off, and whoever was in charge of firing had a twitchy finger and decided to fire on it thinking that it was in their airspace.

    Who knows, maybe it was an honest mistake by them?

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    Big talk for someone like iran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by announced View Post
    Are you siding with sponsors of terrorism over the US? i'm not sure that's the hill you want to die on.

    This video at 2:55 shows a better picture of what happened.

    Personally I think the drone came close to Iranian airspace but veered off, and whoever was in charge of firing had a twitchy finger and decided to fire on it thinking that it was in their airspace.

    Who knows, maybe it was an honest mistake by them?
    I'm following a pattern of the US government lying to US citizens to justify the United States going to war. It was no mistake, just like the Gulf of Tolkien was no mistake.

    It's not like this is the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd time they've done it. Yes, I don't think Iran is lying in this instance. Or are you under the illusion that the United States hasn't sponsored terrorist organization?

    Now how many articles and videos do you want me to post about how Iraq had WMD. I mean they said they didn't, but can we still Trust them. I'm sure they'll still hiding them.
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