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Thread: Oil Prices Rise Following Attacks On Two Oil Tankers Near Iran

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketcase View Post
    I was impressed for once with Trump as he played it off as if Iran just made a simple mistake. Meanwhile Iran is treating it as if the US bombed the Iranian Parliament.
    They take a shot at a carrier and that’s exactly what will happen.

    The Iranians are getting desperate. The Euros are falling in line with US sanctions and Iran is caught in a box with no way out.

    They took a shot at a drone in international waters after they attacked those tankers, this time they got a hit.

    I’ve thought Iran too smart to start a shooting war, the regime (or the military) may be worried about surviving and throwing judgement to the wind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by onthebottom View Post
    They take a shot at a carrier and that’s exactly what will happen.

    The Iranians are getting desperate. The Euros are falling in line with US sanctions and Iran is caught in a box with no way out.

    They took a shot at a drone in international waters after they attacked those tankers, this time they got a hit.

    I’ve thought Iran too smart to start a shooting war, the regime (or the military) may be worried about surviving and throwing judgement to the wind.
    You don't know where that drone was when it was shot down.

    Trump seems to be trying to shut down Bolton and Pompeo's warmongering for now.
    I wonder how much longer before Trump cans them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfooter View Post
    You don't know where that drone was when it was shot down.

    Trump seems to be trying to shut down Bolton and Pompeo's warmongering for now.
    I wonder how much longer before Trump cans them.
    It was in international waters. The USN has a pretty good handle on where their assets are at all time. It’s also consistent with Iran taking a shot at another drone in international waters.


    At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthebottom View Post
    It was in international waters. The USN has a pretty good handle on where their assets are at all time. It’s also consistent with Iran taking a shot at another drone in international waters.
    Iran claims 21 nautical miles of territorial sea, as do a lot of countries, and the US recognizes only 12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfooter View Post
    Iran claims 21 nautical miles of territorial sea, as do a lot of countries, and the US recognizes only 12.
    And the Strait of Hormuz being an international waterway means the normal territorial limits don't work the same way.

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