HomeUncategorized4/13-15 Open Thread Tax Weekend

53
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
23 Comment threads
30 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
wi65orlbucfanpolarbear4jcityboneBenny Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
jcitybone

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/ukmto-receives-report-incident-50nm-northeast-uaes-fujairah-2024-04-13/

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, days after Tehran said it could close the crucial shipping route and warned it would retaliate for an Israeli strike on its Syria consulate.

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported that a Guards helicopter had boarded and taken into Iranian waters the Portuguese flagged MSC Aries, saying it was linked to Israel.

MSC, which operates the Aries, confirmed Iran had seized the ship and said it was working “with the relevant authorities” for its safe return and the wellbeing of its 25 crew.

MSC leases the Aries from Gortal Shipping, an affiliate of Zodiac Maritime, Zodiac said in a statement, adding that MSC is responsible for all the vessel’s activities. Zodiac is partly owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer.

Video on Iranian news channels purporting to show the seizure included a figure abseiling from a helicopter on to a ship. Reuters was able to verify that the ship in the video was the MSC Aries but not the date it was recorded.

The incident comes amid rising regional tensions since the start of Israel’s campaign in Gaza in October, with Israel or its ally the United States clashing repeatedly with Iranian-aligned groups in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Iran has threatened to retaliate for suspected Israeli airstrikes on its consulate in Syria’s capital Damascus on April 1 that killed seven Revolutionary Guards officers including two senior commanders.

orlbucfan

Iran has allies, and knows all about propaganda. They are the old Persians. I’ve met quite a few here over the years. That includes the first generation born here, and they are rock solid progressive Americans.

polarbear4
polarbear4

Much shorter version of Jacques Baud, with the lively questioning of Afshin Rattansi

https://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/595807-jacques-baud-ukraine-defeat/

orlbucfan

T and R. Ms. Benny!! 🙂 Man, I am bent (pissed), and scared. I have listened to the MICC dimwits threaten WWIII (nuke) since Raygun. It’s always in the Middle East, and the focus has been Iran. It’s ramping up again, and it’s going to be cos of Yaboob. I have opposed it my whole voting life, but look at how much power I have–zilch.

jcitybone

polarbear4
polarbear4

we’re also seeing iran telling israel and the u.s. that they can’t kill leaders in an embassy in syria and that there might be a limit to the massacre, too. you can’t always let the bullies set the game rules. word is crowds in some countries are cheering.

orlbucfan

You wish. Snort!

wi65

Nov 2024

lk032724dAPR.jpg
polarbear4
polarbear4

voting against the uniparty, imo.

jcitybone