Ash asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 6 months ago

What's up with Iran causing trouble in the Straight of Hormuz. Now they stole a Brit tanker?

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  • 6 months ago
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    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.

    • Ash6 months agoReport

      It's nice to get an answer from someone who can actually THINK instead of just knee-jerk Trump bashing.

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  • 6 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.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    the British took it back

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  • 6 months ago

    They have done this before.

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  • 6 months ago

    I have no idea on what it is happening.

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  • Kevin
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    6 months ago

    They're taking a page from the liberal playbook and acting like petulant children.

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  • 6 months ago

    Actually they seized two of them but they let one go. It reminds me of this..... http://www.ussschenectadylst1185.org/media/LastGre...

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  • Mike
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    6 months ago

    Iran is ran by terrorist

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  • 6 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.

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    • Aussie Battler
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      6 months agoReport

      You are correct that the rules are disputed so in the end it comes down to who do you trust more or less . US or Iran ?

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  • sam
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Another fine mess started by trump sanctions

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Great Britain seized a ship of iran in the straits of Gibraltar.

    Tit for tat move

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