Friday, 14 June 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Likely FALSE FLAG Attack in Gulf of Oman vs Oil Tankers


Likely FALSE FLAG Attack in Gulf of Oman vs Oil Tankers (one of which has sunk apparently?) to be blamed on Iran.

This is gonna lead to strikes against Iranian assets, and/or cause a huge up tick in the oil price (as things may escalate), and (as pointed out previously in a shared article) a high oil price may crash oil based derivatives products in the financial sector leading to another GFC (or worse). Get ready for thick and fast accusations flying without EVIDENCE, like the WMD claims. Iran is a target country for Gulf State Nations, Israel and the USA. Here's the first report on the incident - see below - the previous oil tanker attacks this year were too lame to generate a reaction.

Question: Is the Iranian Government so stupid that they would go and sink these oil tankers knowing the consequences? Go ahead and share this warning if you wish, and/or stay tuned.

One thing that is likely to happen, and that is Russia and China will step in to back Iran to stop any prolonged military actions taken against the country. In the meantime financial markets around the world are likely to be shocked. Everything here depends on the reaction of the USA/West to this event. If it is a measured response, then things will chug along much as before. If not, then trouble of some sort is ahead. Story follows:

Oil tankers on fire after 'torpedo' attack in Gulf of Oman

Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp said one of them, the Front Altair, was "suspected of being hit by a torpedo".

Maritime intelligence firm Dryad Global said it was "on fire and adrift".

The fire was caused by an explosion, International Tanker Management, which operates the vessel said.

Oil tanker association Intertanko confirmed the ships had been attacked, and expressed concerns about crew safety.

"Following two attacks on member vessels this morning, I am extremely worried about the safety of our crews going through the Strait of Hormuz," Intertanko chairman Paolo dAmico said.

The Gulf of Oman leads into the Strait of Hormuz.

Mr dAmico added that "some 30% of the world's (seaborne) crude oil passes through the Straits.

"If the waters are becoming unsafe, the supply to the entire western world could be at risk."

All major Gulf stock markets dropped following the news, and oil prices rose by about 4%.

Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that the Front Altair had sunk.

But Norwegian shipping firm Frontline said it was still afloat.

"The vessel hasn't sunk," company spokesman Pat Adamson said. "There are pictures from a salvage vessel that is circling the ship."

The other tanker - Kokuka Courageous - was attacked twice in three hours, the president of Japanese owner Kokuka Sangyo told reporters, and breached above the waterline, igniting a fire in an engine room.

This latest incident follows allegations from the US that Iran used mines to attack four oil tankers off the Emirati port of Fujairah last month. Iran has denied being involved
http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/oil-tankers-on-fire-after-torpedo-attack-in-gulf-of-oman/ar-AACPgpU?ocid=ientp

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 14th, 2019.]

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