Glad to see this tanker thing might go away. Hopefully and presumably the British ship will also be released.
Tanker War Redux
Posted 15 August 2019 - 1321 PM
They probably will do for some more time, then release it just to show their power. Same thing they did with the US embassy hostages, holding onto them until Reagan was inaugurated as a final "fuck you" to Carter.
Posted 15 August 2019 - 1746 PM
Such a release would also allow cooler heads in Tehran to prevail and the more radical variety to save face.
Posted 16 August 2019 - 0115 AM
There arent any cool heads in Tehran, that is a myth that continues to endure. It was created by Western Politicians so they could convince themselves the people they were negotiating with were not part of the problem.
Posted Yesterday, 01:57 AM
Still there. Apparently the US is still attempting further court action.
And if there are any lingering doubts this was not undertaken on behalf of the EU....
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, Yesterday, 02:00 AM.
Posted Yesterday, 04:21 AM
Iran has good as admitted it WAS going to Syria. In fact the team that went on board Grace 1 found evidence of it anyway, but nobody believed them.
Posted Yesterday, 04:42 AM
I don't think anybody ever doubted that. The doubts were about whether the EU sanctions applied to a third-party ship just passing through European waters.
If anything, the American legal intervention demonstrates the considerable US interest in the affair, though it's not exactly proof positive that the UK acted on their prompt either.
Posted Yesterday, 04:50 AM
I think the Yanks just saw some passing coattails and wanted to ride on it. I think they have more than enough warships to nobble Iranian tankers if they felt the need. Besides, It could have been the LCS's moment of glory.
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