Oman tankers attacked: Yet another false flag?


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Who’s messing with the Persian Gulf oil trade? Pompeo’s blaming Iran. Is Bolton trying to gin up a war before he’s kicked out the door?


PressTV-US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Sea of Oman

The Trump administration has blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman without providing any evidence to back up the accusation.

On Thursday morning, Iranian rescuers rushed to the assistance of the two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, transferring all of their 44 crew members to Iran’s southern shores.

Referring to Washington’s sanctions against Tehran following the former’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement with world powers, the statement said, “The US economic war and terrorism against the Iranian people as well as its massive military presence in the region have been and continue to be the main sources of insecurity and instability in the wider Persian Gulf region and the most significant threat to its peace and security.”

The statement also called on “the international community to live up to its responsibilities in preventing the reckless and dangerous policies and practices of the US and its regional allies in heightening the tensions in the region.”

It added that the recent developments in the region “serve as proof of the urgency” of engaging in “dialogue based on mutual respect” between  “all regional countries… based on mutual respect, inclusivity and basic principles of international law.”

“Reiterating its longstanding position on the need for promoting peace and security in the broader Persian Gulf region, the Islamic Republic of Iran stands ready to play an active and constructive role in ensuring the security of strategic maritime passages as well as promoting peace, stability and security in the region,” the statement said in conclusion.

‘B Team turning to sabotage diplomacy’

In a series of tweets on Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US allegations against Iran over the attacks on oil tankers in the Sea of Oman were part of “sabotage diplomacy” adopted by the “B Team,” which he uses to refer to US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Javad Zarif


That the US immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran—w/o a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence—only makes it abundantly clear that the #B_Team is moving to a #PlanB: Sabotage diplomacy—including by @AbeShinzo—and cover up its #EconomicTerrorism against Iran.

Javad Zarif

That the US immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran—w/o a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence—only makes it abundantly clear that the #B_Team is moving to a #PlanB: Sabotage diplomacy—including by @AbeShinzo—and cover up its #EconomicTerrorism against Iran.

Javad Zarif


I warned of exactly this scenario a few months ago, not because I’m clairvoyant, but because I recognize where the #B_Team is coming from.




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  1. Gulf Of Oman False Flag Attack: Israel Did It Using Popeye Submarine Launched Cruise Missiles

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  2. I wonder why no one ever mentions the Dolphin-class nuclear powered sub-marines that are constantly plying the Omani Sea area or questions their duty there.

    It is foolish to raise any questions regarding this incident and any that will surely occur in the future without taking into account the constant presence of these submarines.

    • We don’t know there is a constant presence of Israeli submarines in the Gulf of Oman, we don’t know where those subs are at any given time, only the Israelis know that. Maybe one of those subs was present, maybe not, but VT doesn’t deal in speculation. It is highly doubtful a torpedo was fired as the holes in the tankers were very small, a torpedo warhead would have blown a massive hole many metres wide in such a ship. We’re looking at very small limpet mines placed by frogmen, not a ‘normal’ military attack and the intention was clearly to do a small amount of damage, just enough to be able to sell it as a major incident, but not enough to do much damage to the ships. The Dolphin class submrines are not nuclear powered, they are conventional diesel-electric boats with the addition of an AIP (Air-Independent Propulsion) system.

    • Mr. Greenhalgh, For God’s sake even if those submarines run on whisky their prowling presence in those waters are not taken into consideration at all.

      Now why should that be unless the very same accusers who are finger pointing Iran as the party responsible for this incident could be the very ones who fired the missiles ?

    • You didn’t read my comment properly. It is unlikely that a submarine was involved, neither is it likely that a torpedo or missile was involved as either of those would have done a lot more damage. The damage done to the ships is much more consistent with a very small limpet type mine, therefore it would be much more likely that frogmen were responsible, probably when the ships were stationary in port or at a loading jetty.

  3. Never forget: Israel attacked the USS Liberty and blamed the attack and deaths of multiple US Navy Personnel on Egypt!

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