What's up with Iran causing trouble in the Straight of Hormuz. Now they stole a Brit tanker?
- 6 months agoFavorite Answer
They know they can get away with it. There is pressure within the Iranian government between different factions to take more control of the region. One faction actually wants to blockade the straight and begin collecting tribute from ships trying to travel through it. They know the "policeman of the world" - the US, won't do anything because President Donald Trump is up for re-election and if he starts a war with Iran, he will lose because he'll be called a warmonger. If he does nothing and lets Iran get away with it, he will also lose because people will say he's weak. Then a Democrat will get elected and the current crop of Democrats lean heavily towards Islam and are very much against the use of any kind of military force. It's a win - win situation for Iran.
- CoquihallaLv 76 months ago
Tit4Tat. The Brits did it first at the strait of Gibraltar, so they KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN. The issue is between Britain & Iran. The Brits do not NEED OR WANT THE US to get involved in their business.
They are still pssed off about the tea that got dumped in the harbor way back when. The Americans make a holiday out of it.
- Anonymous6 months ago
the British took it back
- Aussie BattlerLv 76 months ago
They have done this before.
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- 6 months ago
I have no idea on what it is happening.
- KevinLv 56 months ago
They're taking a page from the liberal playbook and acting like petulant children.
- Justin ThymeLv 76 months ago
Actually they seized two of them but they let one go. It reminds me of this..... http://www.ussschenectadylst1185.org/media/LastGre...
- MikeLv 76 months ago
Iran is ran by terrorist
- 0NE TRlCK P0NYLv 76 months ago
The Brits seized an Iranian tanker first, and it was in International waters.
And what gave them that right other than the fact that they said they could do it.
So Iran did the same to them. I think that's only fair since one case of piracy deserves payback.
And now the USA has a fleet of warships in the area trying to escalate matters even more and use that as an excuse to start a shooting war.
- samLv 66 months ago
Another fine mess started by trump sanctions
- Anonymous6 months ago
Great Britain seized a ship of iran in the straits of Gibraltar.
Tit for tat move