Welcome to the new world of warfare! Who did what to whom and if so why? Is Country C trying to start war between A and B? Is B trying to start a war with A? Is B trying to start a war with B and make it look like A’s fault?
I figure it is the same as it every was. The brass hats are pushing us to the edge “to send a message.” Now all we need is an accident to light the match. It will be nobody’s fault at all.
The Front Altair is owned by Taiwan’s CPC Corp; the other tanker in the news today is the Kokuka Courageous, which flies a Panamanian flag but is apparently managed by a firm in Singapore. These are the only two ships in the news today AFAIK (yes, I googled just now).
The “Taiwanese tanker just got sunk by torpedoes” is probably a reference to the Front Altair. There have been some rumors she sank (and an initial report that the suspected cause of the damage was a torpedo).
With the recent American provocations, Iran would be suicidal to start torpedoing ships. Not saying that it isn’t possible, but :dubious:.
And where are the reports that one ship sank? I’ve heard 1 injury, no deaths, and all cargo still present.
The CT is that the tanker attacks today were a false flag operation. That idea is laced throughout the CNN piece (at the time that he provided the link, the top content was “Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier” Analysis from CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, which is now a bit farther down the page):
There’s probably almost zero chance of this, but I hope any US response would wait until the facts are clear. They certainlly aren’t clear now. At this time I see no more reason to believe Iran is responsible than to believe that someone else is responsible, and we shouldn’t act as if this is the case until we know with certainty.