The Iranian Revolutionary Guard claimed Friday to have seized a British-based oil tanker in the Straits of Hormuz; escalating tensions with the US and UK just one day after the American military destroyed an Iranian drone operating in the region.
“The UK ministry of defence said it was urgently looking into what had happened to the Stena Impero, a 30,000 tonne British-flagged ship, which was heading for Saudi Arabia when it abruptly left the international sea lanes through the strait of Hormuz and tracking data showed it heading north towards the Iranian island of Qeshm, where Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has a substantial base,” reports the Guardian.
“The Revolutionary Guards issued a statement saying they had seized the Stena Impero, citing international maritime law for their action,” adds the newspaper. “The British government said it was ‘assessing the situation following reports of an incident in the Gulf.’”
As I have stated over and over, we need to hit Iran now and hit them with a strategic plan that includes enough AirPower to decimate Iran’s ability to wage war of any kind, crush their nuclear and rocket program and eliminate their presence in the Persian Gulf. Then sanctions will crush what’s left. No need for a ground war except limited engagements by special forces. This problem is not going to go away through diplomacy. President Trump, let’s show Iran how great America really is!
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