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Jeremy Corbyn Warns The Foreign Office For Blaming The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps For Carrying Out He Two Tanker Attacks.

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anotheoldgit | 14:19 Sat 15th Jun 2019 | News
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It is clear that the US is seeking a war with Iran. A US election is just around the corner, and a good war is a proven way to get an unpopular President re-elected.

The US showed a boat in the Gulf of Oman, but there are literally tens of thousands of small boats in the area so the boat could have come from anywhere.
He would tho, wouldn’t he.
He has a point - knowing that Iran probably attacked the tankers is different from knowing and proving that they did it.

In a situation such as this governments should say nothing until they are sure. The situation in that part of the world is volatile and we should be careful. We don't want to start another war.

Of course he would. Never one to criticise or accuse a terrorrist regime is he?
God forbid his feet are implanted behind the doors of No10. Does he not realise that British Intelligence matters are shared between our allies equally on a need to know basis and Corbyn doesn't need to know especially as he has proved to be unreliable and appears to be against British interests.The US have their fleet in Bahrain and constantly patrolling the straits. A load of Iranian Navy gunboat activity was spotted and recorded on the eve of the attack by US Navy vessels in the vicinity.
I suppose Corbyn is ignorant of the fact that there are increased sanctions on Iranian oil by the US. It gives a clue even to a foolish old Trot.
If you took an explosive of a ship you would be showing it on the TV identifying who made it and implying how good you were to remove it - to me it looked like grabbing the evidence before someone else does.
Retro //has proved to be unreliable and appears to be against British interests.//
An ex head of MI6 has been on the news saying exactly that and that if Corbyn became PM the flow of information would dry up,
Danny
Like Minds then. :-)
God help us if Corbyn ever had access to the secret information that a Prime Minister has from the security service. Does anyone think that the "5 eyes" would ever trust us again with secret information.
Extraordinary.

Gromit has managed to display cynicism, naivety and a healthy dose of conspiracy theory in two paragraphs.
Cornyn repeatedly and consistently manages to display that he is entirely unfit to be PM. I'm constantly astonished that people will vote Labour.
Ditto, deskdiary. The situation could be, of course, the opposite of what Gromit stated and Iran wants to provoke the USA into retaliatory action in order to involve its friends i.e. Russia. Just saying. I'm not necessarily correct, but it is quite as possible.
I have no interest in defending Jeremy Corbyn, but in this case at least the situation is far from clear. The Japanese owner of one of the damaged ships, for example, has stated that he does not believe that the ship was damaged by a mine, which goes against the official US position. Not that this necessarily exonerates Iran -- who fired the bullets and shells, then? -- but at the very least it means that the full story is far from understood yet.

It does matter, meanwhile, that US policy, under Trump and his advisers, has sharply turned against Iran -- John Bolton in particular has been seeking regime change there for some time. At the very least, then, they could be forgiven for jumping very quickly to the conclusion that the Iranian government is responsible -- it plays into their narrative, after all, does it not?
I believe that Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right in his assertion that blaming Iran without clear proof is a dangerous position, and could be seen as sabre-rattling at best, and outright aggression at worst.

That said, he should have the basic common sense to keep that widely held opinion to himself - voicing it simply makes him look like an unpatriotic attention seeker.

It's about diplomacy, something which increasing evidence indicates is a concept that Mr Corbyn has yet to grasp.
Gromit// A US election is just around the corner, and a good war is a proven way to get an unpopular President re-elected.//

Lol. Trump is the biggest certainty since Shergar in the 1981 Derby.
Given his propensity for dismissing out of hand any of the British Intelligence Services(just look at Salisbury) it's hardly a surprise.

He makes Chemical Ali look like a man of substance.

Pathetic creature.
If he can a way to run this country down he will.
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It would appear from this report that the Iranians took away an unexploded device from the side of one of the tankers.

If it was made in the good old US of A, don't you think that they would be shouting it from the roof tops?

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-says-video-shows-iranians-removing-unexploded-mine-from-stricken-tanker/

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