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Iran Escalation (45)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> More bluster, bluff, threats and overstatements by Tehran (some of it is priceless). UK starts forming “a European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage.” More background on IRGC hijack of tanker. UK flagged vessels vacate Gulf. Gen McKenzie suggests USMC may have disabled more than one… Continue reading Iran Escalation (45)

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FDD: Burning Bridge: The Iranian Land Corridor to the Mediterranean


June 18, 2019 | Report https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/06/18/burning-bridge/ David Adesnik, Director of Research LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, CMPP Chairman Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Fellow Foreword By LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster Chairman, FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution In “Burning Bridge: The Iranian Land Corridor to the Mediterranean,” David Adesnik and Behnam Ben Taleblu shed fresh… Continue reading FDD: Burning Bridge: The Iranian Land Corridor to the Mediterranean

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Second ‘British’ tanker ‘Mesdar’ near Iran veers off course


The second ship, the Mesdar Crude Oil Tanker, is also heading towards Iran after owners of the first ship Stena Impero, said they were unable to contact crew onboard 19:59, 19 JUL 2019 UPDATED20:12, 19 JUL 2019 A second ‘British’ tanker near Iran has veered off course – after a first was seized in Iranian… Continue reading Second ‘British’ tanker ‘Mesdar’ near Iran veers off course

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Iran Escalation (41) – IRGC Hijacks UK Tanker Stena Bulk


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. It looks bad to be in the IRGC right now. Just sayin’. I strongly concur with our anonymous expert.  It just feels like “Suicide by Cop“.  If the situation was manufactured to elicit a response, Iran knows it cannot survive.  The only scenario I can see it both surviving and… Continue reading Iran Escalation (41) – IRGC Hijacks UK Tanker Stena Bulk

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Confirmed by Iran, Stena Impero Seized By Iran


Update 1820 UTC Jul 19: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz This may be the straw that broke the camel’s back.   Paint crosshairs on all IRGC assets, starting with radars, air defense, probably the entire Navy.  Look for deep penetrators deploying forward.  If it resembles an… Continue reading Confirmed by Iran, Stena Impero Seized By Iran