Iran Seizes British-Flagged, Swedish-Owned Tanker, Takes Crew Hostage;
Taking Tanker to Revolutionary Guard Complex
Another Tanker Seized



Update: Another tanker was seized by the terrorist state of Iran.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:21 PM




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1 First

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 19, 2019 02:21 PM (Ez6QX)

2 It looks like Iran really wants to start a war. Or, they think Trump will do anything to avoid a war.

Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:22 PM (3ZtZW)

3 It's a strange day at sea, sir!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:22 PM (gC2IV)

4 The Shit Just Hit The Fan.

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:22 PM (I5SAg)

5 More rum, sodomy and the lash!

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:22 PM (cspJy)

6 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (Zz0t1)

7
willowed, but prescient comment from the previous thread: PDT's plan is simple. And the Persians know it. He is going to bankrupt
them. They want to start a war and he's just going to sit back and laugh
at them while they starve.

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (I5SAg)

8 Didn't GB just send a destroyer to the gulf?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (gC2IV)

9 I assume the SAS is still badass?

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (sjdRT)

10 Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.......

Posted by: Zombie John McCain's Tumor at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (Zz0t1)

11 They want to start a war and he's just going to sit back and laugh at them while they starve.

See also : Reagan / USSR

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (cspJy)

12 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (ql3m8)

13 Bet a couple of those crew are Iranian assets. The description is that the tanker wandered inexplicably off course and into Iranian waters.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (37IEG)

14 Stealing Somalian pirates thunder, just like those Persians

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (ILUPz)

15 We shoot down their drone that they stole from us thanks to Barky, and they grab a Brit/Swedish oil tanker. The game of Life, or Strategy.

Posted by: Boots at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (oGBso)

16
Richard Spencer! REEEEEEE!

Posted by: huge hampster news at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (ym5eo)

17 Maybe the Swedes will send in their Navy Seals? LOL.

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (I5SAg)

18 If John Kerry were still Sec of State, this would never have happened because he would have given the tanker to the Iranians as a token of our good intentions

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (ZqRa6)

19 Interesting that the oil markets are still mostly flat. Rand Paul is our main hope?

Posted by: Riskin_the_Ban_Hammer at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (sYV5O)

20 Has anyone thought of sending them a pallet full of cash?

Posted by: BHO at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (FJYfm)

21 Whoa. This is a big deal.

Posted by: Bosk at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (9m9TT)

22 Iran needs to be taken care of, If you think they are going to fall from within you are dreaming

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (BqBId)

23 Time for a strongly worded letter!

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (F3TDN)

24 Since it is British flagged - they should deal with it.

Of course, they won't and will expect the U.S. to do something.

But sure, Europe is our allies and NATO is important for some reason, despite Europe contributing almost nothing toward defense.

Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (3ZtZW)

25 Stratego! or maybe Risk!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (r+sAi)

26 9 I assume the SAS is still badass?
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (sjdRT)

--------

They were until the govt took away their stabby things.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (gC2IV)

27 so they are escalating assuming what?

This is what you get when Kerry /progressives interfere and decide chaos is better than being found out for the scuz they are.

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (r/xAU)

28 Forget James Taylor, we need Dan Fogelberg for this one!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (AURKQ)

29 All hell is gonna break loose.

Posted by: The guy who always says all hell is gonna break loose at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (cspJy)

30 >>willowed, but prescient comment from the previous thread: PDT's plan is simple. And the Persians know it. He is going to bankrupt
them. They want to start a war and he's just going to sit back and laugh
at them while they starve.

Well, yea.

If we had a real media this would have been known to everyone 2 years ago. Tweeters from Iran have been reporting on the crumbling of the Iranian economy since the day Trump tore up Obama's Iran deal.

They have two choices, relent and negotiate in good faith or start a war which will destroy them.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (K/2j/)

31
Iran should thank their lucky stars that this isn't 1850 when the British would've done something about it.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (TAmPV)

32 We should start a twitter campaign!!

--Obama

Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (3ZtZW)

33 SAS? Silly Ass Strippers. The badass days of SAS were over BEFORE the white men put two white men on the moon.

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (I5SAg)

34 NATO. Where the T stands for Tard.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (Zz0t1)

35 We should send James Taylor over.

Posted by: John Kerry at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (r+sAi)

36 28
Forget James Taylor, we need Dan Fogelberg for this one!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (AURKQ)
no! Steely Dan!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (37IEG)

37 "Forget James Taylor, we need Dan Fogelberg for this one!"


Ummm, yeah, about that...

Posted by: Grim Reaper at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (FJYfm)

38 13 Bet a couple of those crew are Iranian assets. The description is that the tanker wandered inexplicably off course and into Iranian waters.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (37IEG)

Interesting.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (Ez6QX)

39 This is what cruise missiles are for. Also, sorry crew but we can't allow you to be used as hostages.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (RD7QR)

40 not our circus
not our monkeys


Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (d7Ww2)

41 But sure, Europe is our allies and NATO is important for some reason, despite Europe contributing almost nothing toward defense.
Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (3ZtZW)


The overtime costs for Germany will be prohibitive.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (aS1PU)

42 Heshmat Alavi @HeshmatAlavi
Asked about concerns over a clash with Iran, President Trump says: "No... we have the most deadly ships, we don't want to have to use them but... we hope for their sake they don't do anything foolish... if they do they're going to pay a price like nobody's ever paid a price."

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (BqBId)

43 another hostage crisis, Brits will kiss ass. I wonder if this has anything to do with the arms shipments mixed in with food that docked in Brussels. Iranians in Europe are well armed.

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (U7k5w)

44 31
Iran should thank their lucky stars that this isn't 1850 when the British would've done something about it.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (TAmPV)

More rum, sodomy and the lash!

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (cspJy)

45 I guess the Brits and Sweden need to do something about it.

Not my monkeys.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (YA914)

46
Bold move pushing the Aliies closer together Cotton. Lets see how it play out.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (8XRCm)

47 #BringBackOurOil

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (Zz0t1)

48 so where is our betters? Investigating why Kerry felt free to interfere in policy with Iran?

why would Iran be so bold??

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (r/xAU)

49 Perhaps it would confuse them if we ran away some more?

Posted by: The British at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (gC2IV)

50 I fairly sure those lonely Iranian soldiers/seamen just want to drink liquor and dance.

Posted by: Fritz at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (kLDv+)

51 Trump should send over Yoko Ono.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (AURKQ)

52 #Bringback our Tanker!

Posted by: Moose Obama at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (37IEG)

53
Sounds like this is going to end in a tanker trade.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (r+sAi)

54 Operation Black Buck 2.0 is a go. What do you mean you retired all the Vulcans!? Send the SBS and SAS then. Go ahead and hit 16 Princes Gate while we're at it.

Posted by: Maggie Thatcher at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (fUlFY)

55 Oil Tanker Captain: Bring me my brown pants!!!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (TB7HE)

56 Where is Soothi with all this talk of Monkeys?

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (sjdRT)

57 Guess we will see if Britain is ready to join the Caliphate, or a Lion

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (BbGew)

58 More rum, sodomy and the lash!
Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (cspJy)

"lash" is actually Farsi for goat.

Posted by: Warai-otoko just made that up. at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (AURKQ)

59 Another vote for letting the Brits handle it.

Posted by: rickl at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (xjiRE)

60 While I hope the crew come through it all intact, I imagine the rest of the show will be amusing in a sad sort of way as the once mighty Great Britainistan tries to do something about this without offending anyone or using nasty weapons.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (pbg54)

61 no! Steely Dan!
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (37IEG)


A pretty darn good band named after a dildo.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

62 Wait until the Iranian captors try the green Jell-O and lutifisk

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (ILUPz)

63 Let the Brits and Swedes deal with this. They just love Kerry's Iranian plan. Let them enjoy the fruits of it. OK if we keep our military assets in the area, but stay out of this one.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (N39Ws)

64 57: caliohate

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (U7k5w)

65 First, to read the content.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (t6MX/)

66 The trick will be to nick them so it hurts but not enough to start a war.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (Hwt6E)

67 Forget James Taylor, we need Dan Fogelberg for this one!
Posted by: Warai-otoko

..............

I am otherwise detained!

Posted by: zombie Dan Fogelberg at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (so+oy)

68 Pallets of Ft. Knox gold bars. Oops, it's empty now. Still got plenty of IOUs, swearsies

Posted by: Common Tater at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (psL96)

69 1
First

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 19, 2019 02:21 PM (Ez6QX)

Back to work, missy.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (t6MX/)

70
It's going to be a fun day when Trump offers via Twitter to accept Iran's total political surrender.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (M9ntN)

71 Hey I though Britain was still a party to the Iran inspections regime and an Iranian trade partner?


Funny way to treat a partner.


Any way, let the Brits deal with it.

Those fucks are fist deep in the Deep State Coup attempt against Trump.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (4mP2A)

72 More proof that the sanctions are working.

They're now down to stealing oil.

LOLGF!

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (Zz0t1)

73 Britain should really not get all wee-wee'd up about this. Have they considered just surrendering to The Prophet?

Posted by: Baraka O. at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (eAZVt)

74 All hell is gonna break loose.
********
http://bit.ly/2Z37q98

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (BqBId)

75 66 The trick will be to nick them so it hurts but not enough to start a war.
Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (Hwt6E)

The trick is to smash them so hard and so thoroughly that there won't even be a war.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (AURKQ)

76 Maybe the Swedes will send in their Navy Seals? LOL.


Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM



To save *us*?

Posted by: Filipino Merchant Crewmen on Swedish-owned, British-flagged Vessel at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (tOP4K)

77 Willowed:
What amazes me is we have multi-million assets
floating around with no protection. Just a brief look shows that a
supertanker in 2006 costs $125 million before the oil. Add in 2 million
barrels for a tanker at about $55 for $110 million. How can you have no
protection for your vessels?


Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM (J70i0)

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (J70i0)

78
"Not my circus, not my monkeys." - Theresa May

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (nr7NV)

79 Maybe the Swedes will send in their Navy Seals? LOL.


Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (I5SAg)


*claps flippers*
Ork, Ork, Ork, Ork, Ork!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (hLRSq)

80 Gordon Lightfoot, with ivory pistols and intimidating epaulets.

Posted by: klaftern at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (RuIsu)

81 Tell England to send a giant Trump in a diaper balloon held by snagged-toothed cucks in to confront them.

Sweden can assist by sending #strongwomen to give them conciliatory handies.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (YA914)

82 Do you think Iran would trade the 23 hostages straight up for Ilhan Omar?

Posted by: Ted K. at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (FJYfm)

83 Thatcher is gone. The Brits will grease up and part the stiff upper lip.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (cb/hk)

84 Kids if you want some fun

Mr. LePage is your man

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (K/2j/)

85 75: Don't be a Carter, Mrs May.

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (U7k5w)

86

The Swedish Marine Commando are quite good but very limited and really intended for service in their own waters or in conjunction with a larger Force. This is an SBS or Royal Marine job.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealet at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (re3cI)

87 Why are Muslims the only ones allowed to outwardly project force anymore?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (SVJkJ)

88 They have the crew now - so any action would be an act of war.




Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (37IEG)

89
Trump should send over Yoko Ono.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (AURKQ)








It'd be more humane to blanket the whole country with Sarin gas, then nuke the twitching survivors.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (veoSD)

90 I will second what others are saying, this is a British and Swedish problem. There is a reason vessels are flagged.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (J70i0)

91 It'd be more humane to blanket the whole country with Sarin gas, then nuke the twitching survivors.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (veoSD)

At least it would sound more pleasant.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (AURKQ)

92 So, all those Catholic Filipinos are being urged to convert to the Church of Satan?

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (I5SAg)

93 Jeebus, they fucked with the Vikings.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (2TR6I)

94
"Not my circus, not my monkeys." - Theresa May

------

Sorry m'lady..... but because of your immigration policies, those are indeed YOUR monkeys running around the streets of Londonistan....... and the calliope music you hear IS from your circus....

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (8XRCm)

95 >Trump should send over Yoko Ono.



Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (AURKQ)



Which moron got us subjected to a whole Yoko thread?

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (sjdRT)

96 Holy Smokes, how did I not know that Dan Fogelberg was dead? And a long time ago too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (r+sAi)

97 89
Trump should send over Yoko Ono.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (AURKQ)



It'd be more humane to blanket the whole country with Sarin gas, then nuke the twitching survivors.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (veoSD)

I'd rather like Yoko to sign, and then nuke the twitching survivors.

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (cspJy)

98 83
Thatcher is gone. The Brits will grease up and part the stiff upper lip.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (cb/hk)

The Brits will grease up their cheeks and take a stiffyFIFY.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (N39Ws)

99 Why are Muslims the only ones allowed to outwardly project force anymore?
Posted by: Hikaru at July 19, 2019 02:30 PM (SVJkJ)


Because it's Islamophobic if any else does it.
Do try to keep up.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (aS1PU)

100 "Your 'Rainy Day Man' is tanned, rested, and ready to serve, President Obama and Secretary Kerry!" -- James Taylor

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (O6TxJ)

101 None of my fucking business. Call a cop. Britain has a Navy I think. Sweden too.

Posted by: nip at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (DfGpI)

102 They are trying desperately to start a large military conflict. I just don't get this shit. Makes no sense to my very small brain.

Posted by: Max Power at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (q177U)

103
Does anyone here know spit about the British Minister of Defence, or whatever misspelled thing he's called? I admit I don't, and I bet the guy (I'm assuming) just might have some testosterone in him. The Brits have surrendered the streets of Rotherham and London, but the high seas? Dunno about that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (M9ntN)

104 This deserves the same fierce response Emperor Dog Eater gave when our sailors were captured.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (ptqGC)

105 13 Bet a couple of those crew are Iranian assets. The description is that the tanker wandered inexplicably off course and into Iranian waters.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (37IEG)

Crews in that part of the world are typically uneducated and underpaid - about like crews in the Caribbean 200 - 300 years ago. It would have been easy to bribe a few of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (Kpl3J)

106 I think I have the answer.

See if the British have some wooden pallets and stack of uncirculated 100 Euro notes.

And we'll need a NATO C-130.


Posted by: Barrack Obama, man of intrigue at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (37IEG)

107 #BringBackOurClit

Posted by: Swedish Women at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

108 65 First, to read the content.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:28 PM (t6MX/)

Hey, I skimmed it. And my boss went home half an hour ago, so I'm all unsupervised! Whooooo....

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (Ez6QX)

109
They have the crew now - so any action would be an act of war.

----

I wonder if THAT crew will behave better than the Navy crew the Persians lifted a few years back.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (8XRCm)

110 These Iranains obviously don't understand just how tough a customer Teresa May is. She will smack down these mullahs though and soon!

Sarc. No she won't.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, artisanal day walker at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (cyuo5)

111 The "not my clowns, not my circus" is actually the sin of acedia. Look it up. You must care. You must pray.

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (I5SAg)

112 This deserves the same fierce response Emperor Dog Eater gave when our sailors were captured.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (ptqGC)


Hurry! Prep the pallets of cash for transport!!

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

113 The 12th Imam ain't coming out of that well on his own you know?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (ILUPz)

114 Jeebus, they fucked with the Vikings.



Mein Fuhrer...the Vikings....

Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (tH5fk)

115 PDT should wait until the new British PM comes in and gets on his knees and BEGS help from the US

then PDT can say. LOL, get fucked

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (d7Ww2)

116 Jonesing for that 12th Imam, they are.... these Muzzies are nuts...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (90T4r)

117 101 None of my fucking business. Call a cop. Britain has a Navy I think. Sweden too.
Posted by: nip at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (DfGpI)

Call Scotland Yard. Tell them they said homophobic things in Iran and to send over bobbies to give them a stern talking to.

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (cspJy)

118 92 So, all those Catholic Filipinos are being urged to convert to the Church of Satan?

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM (I5SAg)


Those Catholic Filipinos aren't girlie buoys.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (Hwt6E)

119 Kevin Bacon would know what to do.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (2TR6I)

120 Just when you've thought you've heard it all, CNN blames Trump on this:

https://tinyurl.com/y696p2y8



Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (RBOtF)

121 A big reason we are involved, and need to support the Brits - the Brits got into this because we made sure they continued to support our sanctions regime against Iran.

Also, it was asked in the previous thread why an Iranian Tanker bound for Syria passed by Gibralter, where it was seized - the really big tankers are too big to go through Suez, they have to stick to deep water.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (Kpl3J)

122 115 PDT should wait until the new British PM comes in and gets on his knees and BEGS help from the US

then PDT can say. LOL, get fucked
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (d7Ww2)

It might be Boris Johnson who may be apt to go off half cocked at the Iranians.

Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (a0IVu)

123 >>They are trying desperately to start a large military conflict. I just don't get this shit. Makes no sense to my very small brain.

They are playing a very bad hand. They don't want to give up their nukes or their regional goals and the only alternative is to cause so much trouble that the west is forced to respond.

They are hoping with enough pressure we will fold and not go to war, counting on the anti-war sentiment in the west. But if they are wrong and we do, they are hosed.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (K/2j/)

124 90 Agreed. But I can't imagine that Iranians shipment of weapons to Belgium was the first.

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (U7k5w)

125 why would Iran be so bold??

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:27 PM (r/xAU)


This is their usual m.o., nothing unusually bold about it. I am not in any policy position or an advisor of any kind, but my recommendation is to move assets of extreme punishment and hurting in the area and wait.
Why?
My guess is the Iranians are expecting someone to do something to prove themselves as real macho-men and give them a propaganda coup for the people. The longer it drags out the worse for them as they will have to keep upping the ante to a point that will really coalesce nations against them and increase the isolation.
My take is the monger it drags out the worse for them because they do not have the economic or strategic depth for that sort of attrition.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (hLRSq)

126
Crews in that part of the world are typically
uneducated and underpaid - about like crews in the Caribbean 200 - 300
years ago. It would have been easy to bribe a few of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (Kpl3J)
And I'm thinking they'll have mucked with the navigation system in such a way that it won't be instantly obvious 'who' was responsible.

Possibly a device provided by VAJA that flucks with the GPS coords that they can remove once they have it under their control.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (37IEG)

127 111>>>

Iran could stand to have the sin or Ira visited upon them.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (SVJkJ)

128 you know that the Iranians think that enough of this kind of behavior will provoke Trump to do something stupid and... Bingo!! Dem President 2021 makes Kerry Sec of State again!

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (ZqRa6)

129 Has been James Taylor been contacted yet?

Posted by: JTinKC at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (FoSz+)

130 NATO will jump right on this says its members Defense Ministers:

https://tinyurl.com/y23p3asz

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (F3TDN)

131 120
Just when you've thought you've heard it all, CNN blames Trump on this:



https://tinyurl.com/y696p2y8









Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (RBOtF)
Well, when you grab them by the pussy...........

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (N39Ws)

132 114 Jeebus, they fucked with the Vikings.



Mein Fuhrer...the Vikings....
Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (tH5fk)


The last Viking died with Gustavus Adolphus..... these are all Bergmans now....

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (90T4r)

133
They are trying desperately to start a large military conflict. I just
don't get this shit. Makes no sense to my very small brain.

Posted by: Max Power at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (q177U)


They DO want to start something. They're awaiting the arrival of the 12th Iman to crawl out of a barrel or a well or something.

They're a super advanced people. That's why Barky directed NASA to focus on making our space program a Muzzie Outreach thingy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (ptqGC)

134 Does anyone here know spit about the British
Minister of Defence, or whatever misspelled thing he's called? I admit I
don't, and I bet the guy (I'm assuming) just might have some
testosterone in him. The Brits have surrendered the streets of Rotherham
and London, but the high seas? Dunno about that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (M9ntN)

You mean Penny Mordaunt? Yeah, the British navy is so dead that they share a carrier with the frogs.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (J70i0)

135 How much of the Iranian assholishness is due to Shia muzzie jihad and how much is due to Persian nationalism?

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (dmoiP)

136 111 The "not my clowns, not my circus" is actually the sin of acedia. Look it up. You must care. You must pray.
Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:33 PM (I5SAg)

So, lol get fucked is a sin? I need to get to Mass.

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (cspJy)

137 as the once mighty Great Britainistan tries to do something about this without offending anyone or using nasty weapons.

From what I can tell, they don't really exist other than as our sub-contractors in a kinda, "Sure, you can still play dress up, limey, here's a few billion, now behave."


Posted by: dagny at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (nRWPy)

138 I fully agree as said above sort of, Britain is still a major power and if they can't take care of it, too bad.
Should be no problem with intelligence sharing which happens daily.

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 02:36 PM (BbGew)

139 Just when you've thought you've heard it all, CNN blames Trump on this:

https://tinyurl.com/y696p2y8
Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (RBOtF)


Lol.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 19, 2019 02:36 PM (aS1PU)

140
Waive Britannia!
Britannia waives the rules!

Posted by: The British at July 19, 2019 02:36 PM (gC2IV)

141 130
NATO will jump right on this says its members Defense Ministers:

https://tinyurl.com/y23p3asz


Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (F3TDN)
Second one from the right. Thats a man, baby!!!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 19, 2019 02:36 PM (N39Ws)

142 133: Their peeps will start shooting on tje continent too.

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (U7k5w)

143 All hell is gonna break loose.
Posted by: The guy who always says all hell is gonna break loose at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (cspJy)

Someone has to start the slow clap.

*slow clap*

Posted by: Guy who always starts the slow clap at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (q177U)

144 104 This deserves the same fierce response Emperor Dog Eater gave when our sailors were captured.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (ptqGC)

That was unbelievably shameful, even with the MSM working as hard as they could to cover it up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (Kpl3J)

145 114 Jeebus, they fucked with the Vikings.

Mein Fuhrer...the Vikings....
Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (tH5fk)

Steinquist isn't coming.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (AURKQ)

146
Those fucks are fist deep in the Deep State Coup attempt against Trump.
Posted by: Radical Centrist at July 19, 2019 02:29 PM (4mP2A)

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Yup. I quit giving a damn about the fate of GB some time ago, and for this reason.

The Italians have taken considerably more action against their DS goons who interfered in the election, FFS.

The Italians. The Italians are more straight with the US than the British. I never thought I'd see the day.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (AzW6q)

147 Fail!! Britannia....

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (90T4r)

148 Iman = Imam

And damn you, Comcast, for the super slow internet today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (ptqGC)

149
You mean Penny Mordaunt? Yeah, the British navy is so dead that they share a carrier with the frogs.
Posted by: WOPR

======

Oh God. Never mind then.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (M9ntN)

150 This is unimportant.
Because.

OrangeManBad!

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (xptlg)

151 NATO will jump right on this says its members Defense Ministers:

https://tinyurl.com/y23p3asz


Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (F3TDN)

European Ministers: America must do something.Americans (usually): OkayEuropean Ministers: We strongly disagree with you doing anything.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (J70i0)

152 Does anyone here know spit about the British

Minister of Defence, or whatever misspelled thing he's called? I admit I

don't, and I bet the guy (I'm assuming) just might have some

testosterone in him.

I know some high level brit military people, still have testosterone, doesn't mean their govt does though.

Posted by: dagny at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (nRWPy)

153 9
I assume the SAS is still badass?


Posted by: Muad'dib at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (sjdRT)



_______


Actual BBC headline from 2018: "SAS: Women allowed to join for first time"

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (O6TxJ)

154 103
Does anyone here know spit about the British Minister of Defence, or whatever misspelled thing he's called? I admit I don't, and I bet the guy (I'm assuming) just might have some testosterone in him. The Brits have surrendered the streets of Rotherham and London, but the high seas? Dunno about that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (M9ntN)


His name is Penny Doughnut and he working as hard as he can.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (Hwt6E)

155 For those wondering, MOD Penny Mordaunt is a chick ... like a real one, not a dude dressed like one.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (hdzef)

156 Possibly a device provided by VAJA that flucks with the GPS coords that they can remove once they have it under their control.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (37IEG


VAJA? How is that pronounced? You have my interest.

Posted by: Former College Softball Player at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (FJYfm)

157 Lol. It's a UK Flagged Ship, troll boy. That's on them. But if past is prologue, you don't mess with the British Navy.

We shall see.

Iran moved a drone within 1,000 yards of our ship and we shot it down. They know what's next from Trump if they hit us.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (VkWRL)

158 "Iran Seizes British-Flagged, Swedish-Owned Tanker, Rakes Crew Hostage"

The rook the crew hostage? Ruh-ro!

Posted by: Scooby-Doo at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (S48ez)

159 Iran has ZERO friends (save Jimmah C. ) in the whole camel bangin world. They will eventually get crushed like the insect vermin they are.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (cb/hk)

160 Has been James Taylor been contacted yet?
Posted by: JTinKC



We've been beaming the signal into the sky. No word yet.

Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (tH5fk)

161 So the Iranians have weaponized rakes?

Posted by: Mark1971 at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (xPl2J)

162 Cry havoc, and unleash the balladeers of pop!

Posted by: James Taylor at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (a2e9b)

163 That, my friends, is an Act of War.

Posted by: Boris Gudonov at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (CrJQa)

164 Here's a question -

I know we want to avoid a war with Iran. But why?

I understand not wanting a war similar to what we did in Iraq or Afghanistan, where we decided we were going to "liberate" the people and then stay and try and rebuild the countries, which led to having to deal with insurgents, IEDs, etc. for years.

But, I think we (conservatives) all learned from those engagements that it is stupid to try and nation build and that the only purpose of military force is to destroy the enemy.

The Collin Powell doctrine of "you break it you bought it" (meaning we are responsible for rebuilding a country after military action) is done.

Instead, we should be willing to destroy Iran's military, target its gov't buildings and leaders, and destroy a lot of its infrastructure.

In other words, bomb the hell out of them. No troops on the ground, just constant missiles taking out their armor, their aircraft, their ships, their airfields, their military installations, their gov't buildings, their electrical grid, etc.

And then tell them were done and they can rebuild, but if they continue hostilities toward us, we will bomb the remainder of whatever is left.

And, bomb without consideration for civilian casualties. The concept of avoiding civilian casualties in war is brand new and makes no sense. It actually prolongs military conflicts if you don't make the civilian population feel the pain.

If we did that - yeah Iran would be pissed and would want to attack us - which is different than now how? but they'd have much less ability to attack us our or interests if their military was mostly destroyed - they'd have too much on their hands worrying about their neighbors at that point to do anything to the U.S.

Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (3ZtZW)

165 The challenge is they towed it into Iranian Territory. They know that complicates thing.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (VkWRL)

166 So, all those Catholic Filipinos are being urged to convert to the Church of Satan?



Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 02:31 PM



Look at the bright side: the last time the U.S. military had to deal with Filipino mooselimbs, we got the M1911 Colt pistol. If they have to do it again, maybe we get a new iconic weapon.

Posted by: Bert G at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (tOP4K)

167 Just when you've thought you've heard it all, CNN blames Trump on this:

https://tinyurl.com/y696p2y8
Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (RBOtF)


Babies have heard about the laws allowing them to be aborted up to 1 year old and are trying to get out ASAP.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

168
By the way, how is a tanker Swedish-owned and British-flagged? I assume the Swedes pay for that?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (M9ntN)

169
They are trying desperately to start a large military conflict. I just don't get this shit. Makes no sense to my very small brain.

Posted by: Max Power at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (q177U)







Because they think they can win against the Saudis. That's really what they're after, control of Mecca/Medina and therefore control of all mohammedans. They're counting on fellow Shiites in the Arab world to flock to their side.

Attacking uninvolved third parties is just a catalyst for starting a large-scale regional war that they can twist into an attack on Saudi Arabia. That's why the Iranians have been shipping a crapload of weapons into Yemen to cause trouble there, they don't care about the Yemenis, but it's a thorn in the Saudis' side.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (veoSD)

170 155
For those wondering, MOD Penny Mordaunt is a chick ... like a real one, not a dude dressed like one.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (hdzef)

1

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (t6MX/)

171 The Brits can take care of this themselves the bunch of ingrates

Posted by: It's me donna at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (O2RFr)

172 There will be much eating of crow, the Iranians will agree to return the tanker and crew in return for return of their captured vessel.

There will be no shoosting.

And they'll let their people know they engineered it to out-clever the silly English bedwetting types.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (37IEG)

173 163 That, my friends, is an Act of War.
Posted by: Boris Gudonov at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (CrJQa)


Against Britain, and no thing will happen...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (90T4r)

174 Didn't Iran try to deny that the previously captured tanker was full of their oil? Fake bill of lading and bogus fill up documentation and all that?

I guess this that lie has become inoperative.

Posted by: Justice Roy Moore at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (Hpenq)

175 120 Just when you've thought you've heard it all, CNN blames Trump on this:

https://tinyurl.com/y696p2y8



Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (RBOtF)

What the actual fuck?

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (Ez6QX)

176 103 Does anyone here know spit about the British Minister of Defence, or whatever misspelled thing he's called?

when in doubt, add a "u".

Posted by: Big Book of British Spelling Rules at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (sGtp+)

177 111 The "not my clowns, not my circus" is actually the sin of acedia.

I'm gonna go ahead and say I disagree with your interpretation.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (YA914)

178 Elvis Costello needs to sing What's So Funny About Peace Love And Understanding, and all will be well.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (ILUPz)

179 Mein Fuhrer...the Vikings....
Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (tH5fk)

LMAO, was that a Downfall reference??

Posted by: Max Power at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (q177U)

180 Actual BBC headline from 2018: "SAS: Women allowed to join for first time"
Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (O6TxJ)


I've seen that channel on YouPorn........

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)

181 Sounds like a job for the new James Bond.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (d15KH)

182 Correction, Britian does have their own carrier now.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (J70i0)

183 Where was Britain when Saruman was burning the Westfall????

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (90T4r)

184 Actually when you ponder the Iranians game here, I think they have a completely different goal than just starting shit.

I think Iran is going to offer to return the tanker and guarantee no more hostilities as long as Britain and the EU agree to ignore and stop all the sanctions that Trump has been pressuring Britain and the EU to keep in place on Iran. I think Iran is trying to split the EU from Trump, in order to give themselves an economic boost.

Think about that when deciding whether or not we should support the Brits in this one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (Kpl3J)

185 GB: This is there culture. We will give them the ship.

Sweden: This is their culture. We are sending 1000 blond Swedish women to be gang raped.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (pw+jk)

186 "Iran Seizes British-Flagged, Swedish-Owned Tanker, Rakes Crew Hostage"

The rook the crew hostage? Ruh-ro!
Posted by: Scooby-Doo at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (S48ez)


I laughed. I'm easily amused.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (aS1PU)

187 There's a man with a gun over there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (r+sAi)

188 120 Just when you've thought you've heard it all, CNN blames Trump on this:

https://tinyurl.com/y696p2y8

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (RBOtF)

THAT'S FUNNY, BECAUSE CNN BLAMES TRUMP FOR EVERYTHING.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (cspJy)

189 Any way, let the Brits deal with it.





Actions have consequences. LOL. Get F*cked.

Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (AkkRZ)

190 All their land are mine.

Posted by: Persia at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (Hwt6E)

191 149
You mean Penny Mordaunt? Yeah, the British navy is so dead that they share a carrier with the frogs.
Posted by: WOPR

No they don't. The French carrier is the Charles DeGaulle. The Brits have the Queen Elizabeth* and their second carrier, Prince of Wales, is under construction.

*About 60,000 tons, the size of a Forrestal, F-35's for the airgroup.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (hLRSq)

192
I blame the Brexit vote.

Posted by: Miss T May at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (Am8Sm)

193 Send in Christopher Steele. With a catapult.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (K/2j/)

194 For those wondering, MOD Penny Mordaunt is a chick ... like a real one, not a dude dressed like one.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (hdzef)


And she's got sizable chesticles......

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)

195 Maybe the Brits can ask the French to help out here.

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (cspJy)

196 177 111 The "not my clowns, not my circus" is actually the sin of acedia.

I'm gonna go ahead and say I disagree with your interpretation.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (YA914)

A) It's not acedia at all
B) acedia itself isn't even a sin. Merely a mood or outlook that can easily lead one into Sin.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (AURKQ)

197
Against Britain, and no thing will happen

-

They'll increase Iranian immigration by 25% and Merkel will tsk tsk at them for not going to 50.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (d15KH)

198 I'll agree to let our military wage a campaign, with the understanding that our mission is to make the rubble bounce in Tehran and every stinking Iranian naval facility.

Then when the rubble stops bouncing, we will NOT rebuild a damn thing, or provide relief of any kind.

You know, like a real war.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (37IEG)

199 500 Quatloos that the Dems (Kerry/Jerrett/Obama) are behind the Iranian belligerency.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (axyOa)

200 Where's the vid of us shooting down the drone?

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (Hwt6E)

201 lol, Sweden has a gender neutral military (wiki) as if that's how you would label your military needs! (4,000) called up a year, woah.

cackles Iranians, so I guess it is up to the brits and their govt.

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (r/xAU)

202 24 Since it is British flagged - they should deal with it.

Of course, they won't and will expect the U.S. to do something.

But sure, Europe is our allies and NATO is important for some reason, despite Europe contributing almost nothing toward defense.
Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:25 PM

Have you read the NATO charter? It's only like 2-3 pages long. European countries like to focus on Article V, the mutual defense/aid portion. They like to avoid talking about Article III, where member nations pledge to "maintain and develop their individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack".

Posted by: Grimaldi at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (S48ez)

203 Just when you've thought you've heard it all, CNN blames Trump on this:

https://tinyurl.com/y696p2y8



Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (RBOtF)

What the actual fuck?
Posted by: Jordan61 at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM (Ez6QX)


----

Makes sense.

With the BOOMING economy and historic low Latino unemployment rates.... more Latino households can afford to poop out more anchor babies.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (8XRCm)

204 Did the UK offer to escort the tanker?

Posted by: mrp at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (Pqytn)

205 158 "Iran Seizes British-Flagged, Swedish-Owned Tanker, Rakes Crew Hostage"

The rook the crew hostage? Ruh-ro!

Posted by: Scooby-Doo at July 19, 2019 02:37 PM (S48ez)

lol!

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (Xqo6t)

206 Didn't GB just send a destroyer to the gulf?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:23 PM (gC2IV)


Do they they have destroyers?

I'm not a Navy guy, so I don't know, the impression I have is the Brits don't know jack about navies and warships.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (a2xio)

207 195France and Germany will not help the UK

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (U7k5w)

208
I know some high level brit military people, still have testosterone, doesn't mean their govt does though.
Posted by: dagny

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So the thing is for the Brit military people to make a big damn issue of it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (M9ntN)

209 Number of acceptable American casualties over a Swedish oil tanker: 0

Acceptable American budget for saving Swedish oil tankers: $0

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (YA914)

210
I think Iran is trying to split the EU from Trump, in order to give themselves an economic boost.

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This is conceivable. But, from past experience, the Euros have been willing to violate sanctions without any prompting or threatening, because they are greedy for oil and they hate us anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (AzW6q)

211 I feel as though I have something to say about this situation.....it's on the tip of my brain.

Posted by: Josh Painter at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (9dzlp)

212 I take Tums for acedia.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (aS1PU)

213
So the Iranians have weaponized rakes?


Posted by: Mark1971 at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (xPl2J)


This leaves us no choice but to respond,

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (TAmPV)

214 I'll agree to let our military wage a campaign, with the understanding that our mission is to make the rubble bounce in Tehran and every stinking Iranian naval facility.

Then when the rubble stops bouncing, we will NOT rebuild a damn thing, or provide relief of any kind.

You know, like a real war.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:42 PM (37IEG)

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We can accomplish ALL of that without stepping one soldiers foot into Persia.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (8XRCm)

215
Trying to get Trump to respond so the Left can cllaim "wagging the dog" bogaloo, peut-etre?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (zBaqJ)

216 Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:39 PM (3ZtZW)

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Your newsletter, subscription please. It will kill Jonah and the other cuck's email.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (pw+jk)

217 Fuck the Brits and Sweden too.. Trump has been trying to get all our allies to commit to security initiatives in the Persian Gulf.

No one wants to commit, however.

So fuck em..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (so+oy)

218 Do not take Acedia if you are allergic to Acedia.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (d15KH)

219 Where was Britain when Saruman was burning the Westfall????
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (90T4r)


You make me so mad I could burn.

Posted by: Denethor at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (FJYfm)

220 If acedia is a sin, I'm going to Hell for sure.

Posted by: rickl at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (xjiRE)

221 210
I think Iran is trying to split the EU from Trump, in order to give themselves an economic boost.

-------

This is conceivable. But, from past experience, the Euros have been willing to violate sanctions without any prompting or threatening, because they are greedy for oil and they hate us anyway.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (AzW6q)

=========

That they obviously are more affectionate towards a regime that openly hates them still flabbergasts me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (VyAV0)

222 213
So the Iranians have weaponized rakes?


Posted by: Mark1971 at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (xPl2J)


This leaves us no choice but to respond,



"Attention Democrats: STEP HERE."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (zBaqJ)

223 You're welcome.

Posted by: James Earl Carter at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (vI+F1)

224 This is a good opportunity for Boris to assert himself.
For Britannia !

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (Hwt6E)

225 Flatten some fucking small Iranian city. Then tell them Tehran is next

Shoulda done this after 9-11

then put them buildings back up as they stood

stop playing with these punks

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (DPjeO)

226
lol, Sweden has a gender neutral military (wiki) as if that's how you would label your military needs! (4,000) called up a year, woah.

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I've also read that their heavily-female navy can't sail ships worth a damn. Former Vikings ffs!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (M9ntN)

227 Maybe England and Sweden can declare themselves extensions of the Shia Caliphate and sort it out that way. It's already happening, so might was well take advantage of the situation.

Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (AkkRZ)

228 "Iran Seizes British-Flagged, Swedish-Owned Tanker, Rakes Crew Hostage"

I sure hope t hat is a typo for "Takes" and not "Rapes."

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (axyOa)

229 when in doubt, add a "u".
Posted by: Big Book of British Spelling Rules at July 19, 2019 02:40 PM


Polonium Carbide is rather sheenless, but Polonium Cupride (PoCu) is brilliant!

Posted by: Bill Nye, the Chemical Guy at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (a2e9b)

230 I thought lefties love them some premature 'births'

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (r/xAU)

231 217 Fuck the Brits and Sweden too.. Trump has been trying to get all our allies to commit to security initiatives in the Persian Gulf.

No one wants to commit, however.

So fuck em..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (so+oy)

==========

"Mr. Trump, can you please tell that bully to stop being mean to me?"

"Mwahahahaha!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (VyAV0)

232
That they obviously are more affectionate towards a regime that openly hates them still flabbergasts me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (VyAV0)

See: Jews / Democrat Party

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (cspJy)

233 No one wants to commit, however.

So fuck em..
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Well - sitting around this week hoping we'll intervene might encourage 'em to start committing.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (sGnvY)

234 204 Did the UK offer to escort the tanker?
Posted by: mrp at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (Pqytn)

There was no reason for it be escorted. You should understand that dozens of tankers go up and down that strait every day. Also, it sounds like some (if not all) of the crew was bribed to take the tanker off it's planned course and into Iranian waters.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (Kpl3J)

235
We can accomplish ALL of that without stepping one soldiers foot into Persia.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (8XRCm)
Yep. And we shouldn't send any in.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (37IEG)

236 223: The American baby daddy of the Islamic republic of Iran

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (U7k5w)

237 When John Kerry begins clomping his hooves, he's like an improvised barnyard version of a metronome.

Posted by: Fritz at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (kLDv+)

238 So the Brits who provided all sorts of help to the "Muh Russia Conspiracy" Christopher Steele/Hillary Clinton operation? Those Brits want our help?

The same Brits whose Ambassador to the USA was just sent home like the weasley vermin he is, after bad mouthing both we the people and president Trump? Those Brits want our help?

Yeah no thanks. With friends like that who needs enemies?

Posted by: Boots at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (oGBso)

239 213


So the Iranians have weaponized rakes?





Posted by: Mark1971 at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (xPl2J)





This leaves us no choice but to respond,

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (TAmPV)

Man the landscaping stations!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (t6MX/)

240 226
lol, Sweden has a gender neutral military (wiki) as if that's how you would label your military needs! (4,000) called up a year, woah.

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I've also read that their heavily-female navy can't sail ships worth a damn. Former Vikings ffs!
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (M9ntN)


A rowboat with a boombox blaring Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" does not a navy make.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (zBaqJ)

241 I wouldn't be so sure that Brits won't do anything. A British frigate kept the Iranians from taking an oil take about a week ago.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (K/2j/)

242 Have you read the NATO charter? It's only like 2-3
pages long. European countries like to focus on Article V, the mutual
defense/aid portion. They like to avoid talking about Article III, where
member nations pledge to "maintain and develop their individual and
collective capacity to resist armed attack".

Posted by: Grimaldi at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (S48ez)


Oh well, I'm sure the NATO charter is like a hundred years old or something. It's hardly relevant to our modern world and our oh so complex ways.

I bet it doesn't even say anything about Navy ships having bathrooms for the transjenner sailors.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (a2xio)

243 Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (axyOa)
********
Nah a Jap wrote it

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (BqBId)

244 So it begins...

Posted by: Guy What Thinks Somethings Always Beginning at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (8EHq+)

245 Polonium Carbide is rather sheenless, but Polonium Cupride (PoCu) is brilliant!
Posted by: Bill Nye, the Chemical Guy at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (a2e9b)

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Dont you hate it when you make a chemistry pun and get no reaction.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (8XRCm)

246 What says the former British ambassador to the U.S. ?

Posted by: Chuck C at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (GkpWM)

247 That they obviously are more affectionate towards a regime that openly hates them still flabbergasts me.



They have battered wife syndrome.


Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (AkkRZ)

248 A rowboat with a boombox blaring Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" does not a navy make.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (zBaqJ)


....looking like a scene from Say Anything.....

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (Zz0t1)

249 Blonde Morticia, I guess we have to assume it's not only gender neutral but they find all the service members that want reassignment surgery and send them to the front of the line.

because we all know what's the most important thing for a nations security

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (r/xAU)

250 Iran Seizes British-Flagged, Swedish-Owned Tanker, Rakes Crew Hostage




At least they haven't mulched them. Yet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (mpeBU)

251 That they obviously are more affectionate towards a regime that openly hates them still flabbergasts me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (VyAV0)

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Don't look at it through the lens of who hates Europe more - that's obvious. It's the Iranians.

Look at it through the lens of "Who do the Europeans hate more?" And that's also obvious - they hate us more.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (AzW6q)

252 245 Polonium Carbide is rather sheenless, but Polonium Cupride (PoCu) is brilliant!
Posted by: Bill Nye, the Chemical Guy at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (a2e9b)

----

Dont you hate it when you make a chemistry pun and get no reaction.
Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (8XRCm)


Denise Richards is also sheenless...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (zBaqJ)

253 BTW, RIP Mary Jo

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (r+sAi)

254 242 Oh well, I'm sure the NATO charter is like a hundred years old or something. It's hardly relevant to our modern world and our oh so complex ways.

I bet it doesn't even say anything about Navy ships having bathrooms for the transjenner sailors.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM (a2xio)

===========

"But how will we afford all of the meds that we already force pharma companies to artificially lower prices on?!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (VyAV0)

255 Send in the trannies

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (DPjeO)

256 They don't have to be good sailors to find the Straight of Hormuz, just get there and push the red button. Push the red button. Missiles guide themselves.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (Hwt6E)

257
So the Iranians have weaponized rakes?





Posted by: Mark1971 at July 19, 2019 02:38 PM (xPl2J)





This leaves us no choice but to respond,

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (TAmPV)

Man the landscaping stations!


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM

****

These are dangerous tines in the Gulf!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (axyOa)

258 >>>THAT'S FUNNY, BECAUSE CNN BLAMES TRUMP FOR EVERYTHING.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (cspJy)

THIS IS FALSE.

CNN DOES NOT BLAME TRUMP FOR TACO TUESDAY.

Posted by: THE TRUTH DETECTOR at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (q177U)

259 How many British planes are even combat ready?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (ILUPz)

260 BTW... Brit Chick at the helm of Defense will NOT do anything aggressive. She's female and British. She will want to have talks and that's about all.

Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (AkkRZ)

261 Interesting "seizure"...

You see, it was at speed (nearly 20 MPH) when "deviated" from course.

No offense, but que? You don't just slam on the brakes or turn the wheel... and they're not jumping - this ain't the movies.

It's now basically drifting off Qeshem, which has no gulf side facilities to handle something this size.

I smell a rat somewhere...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (6qErC)

262 I'm sure Theresa May will take stern action on this. Maybe even send a letter, who knows?

Posted by: Boris Gudonov at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (CrJQa)

263 I just don't see Western Europe as an entity worth dying for... they have not been good friends or allies for a while now..... sooner or later actions have to have tangible consequences.... or these entitled children will never learn anything.....

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (90T4r)

264 Fuck the Brits and Sweden too.. Trump has been
trying to get all our allies to commit to security initiatives in the
Persian Gulf.



No one wants to commit, however.



So fuck em..



Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 19, 2019 02:44 PM (so+oy)

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Like our betters in europe we will not be protecting oil tankers from attacks by Iran or other rogue states.

You have convinced me of the folly of interfering in europe's energy sector.
President Richard Punch

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (pw+jk)

265 I would remind Europe of they help they provided with the Barbary states. They can expect the same from us.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (J70i0)

266 Only hoes rake a crew!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (Dh1wo)

267 251 That they obviously are more affectionate towards a regime that openly hates them still flabbergasts me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:45 PM (VyAV0)

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Don't look at it through the lens of who hates Europe more - that's obvious. It's the Iranians.

Look at it through the lens of "Who do the Europeans hate more?" And that's also obvious - they hate us more.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (AzW6q)

=========

Fine. The next time Germany gets world domination impulses, they can deal with it themselves if they don't want to deal with us.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (VyAV0)

268 Where were the British when the Ceylons were attacking Westeros?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (gC2IV)

269 259 How many British planes are even combat ready?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (ILUPz)


Let me get Airfix on the phone...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (zBaqJ)

270 i'd love to be a fly on the wall in kerrys office

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (r/xAU)

271 What says the former British ambassador to the U.S. ?
Posted by: Chuck C at July 19, 2019 02:47 PM (GkpWM)

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Trump is a poopy-head.

Mostly.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (8XRCm)

272 another hostage crisis, Brits will kiss ass. I wonder if this has anything to do with the arms shipments mixed in with food that docked in Brussels. Iranians in Europe are well armed.
Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 02:26 PM (U7k5w)

The Brits already grabbed a tanker of Irans at Gibraltar last week. It was pretty clear that they were looking to even the score, and of course the Brits have next to no escort ships offshore.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (FTPn0)

273 These are dangerous tines in the Gulf!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (axyOa)

The mullahs are looking for mulch trouble.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:50 PM (t6MX/)

274
You mean Penny Mordaunt? Yeah, the British navy is so dead that they share a carrier with the frogs.
Posted by: WOPR

No they don't. The French carrier is the Charles DeGaulle. The Brits have the Queen Elizabeth* and their second carrier, Prince of Wales, is under construction.

*About 60,000 tons, the size of a Forrestal, F-35's for the airgroup.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (hLRSq)






The Liz is still undergoing sea trials and crew/air wing training, so it's probably not going to be able to do any real-world work for at least a year. The Frog carrier is fully commissioned and operating.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 19, 2019 02:50 PM (veoSD)

275 There's Twitter rumors that there *might* be a second tanker seized by the Iranians.

https://tinyurl.com/yyyhm4vd


https://tinyurl.com/y4noo6og

Posted by: The Institute at July 19, 2019 02:50 PM (3R6IE)

276 "Do not take Acedia if you are allergic to Acedia."

Or any of its ingredients!

Posted by: Chris M at July 19, 2019 02:50 PM (eAZVt)

277 Brit Chick at the helm of Defense will NOT do anything aggressive. She's female and British. She will want to have talks and that's about all."

Penney, IIRC.

Yeah, that'll make the madmullahs quake with fear...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 02:50 PM (6qErC)

278 BTW, RIP Mary Jo
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (r+sAi)


Gone, but not forgotten.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

279 Obviously the towelheads use a sand rake

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (DPjeO)

280 Nah a Jap wrote it

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:46 PM


Ahhh...study tree year at UCRelRay!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (axyOa)

281 "Stealing Somalian pirates thunder, just like those Persians"

it's what the Islamic Republic is. it's what it has always been. the Rushdie fatwa should have been a hint to the Brits. like the takeover of the embassy for Americans.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (zvCh4)

282 THAT'S FUNNY, BECAUSE CNN BLAMES TRUMP FOR EVERYTHING.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at July 19, 2019 02:41 PM (cspJy)



THIS IS FALSE.



CNN DOES NOT BLAME TRUMP FOR TACO TUESDAY.

Posted by: THE TRUTH DETECTOR at July 19, 2019 02:48 PM (q177U)
====
Both 5 Pinochoes.
1. CNN hasn't blamed Trump for an economy that is en fuego.
B. Taco Tuesday is culture appropriation and evil so Trump's fault.
III. Orange Man Bad

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (pw+jk)

283 This is a distraction.

They are trying to get us to leave Area 51 unprotected.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (YA914)

284 274


The Liz is still undergoing sea trials and crew/air wing training, so it's probably not going to be able to do any real-world work for at least a year. The Frog carrier is fully commissioned and operating.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 19, 2019 02:50 PM (veoSD)


Do the French still fly the Renault Dauphin as their go to fighter???

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (90T4r)

285 Last week, a UK tanker was escorted by a UK RN ship. The IRGC sent a swarm of small craft to intercept the tanker. The escort ship ran up and threatened to destroy the Iranian craft, and the Mullah boats high-tailed it home. So yes, at least as of last week, the RN was escorting tankers through the Persian Gulf.

Posted by: mrp at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Pqytn)

286 I have some more sympathy for Britain, it's a major issue and could be a start of a war. But it's up to them and wish them the best.

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (BbGew)

287 sorry, the Rushdie thing upset me like few other events in my life.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (zvCh4)

288 282 Both 5 Pinochoes.
1. CNN hasn't blamed Trump for an economy that is en fuego.
B. Taco Tuesday is culture appropriation and evil so Trump's fault.
III. Orange Man Bad
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (pw+jk)

========

I want tacos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (VyAV0)

289 279
Obviously the towelheads use a sand rake

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (DPjeO)

Man! We ain't found shit!

Posted by: Sapceballs at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (t6MX/)

290 >>>So the thing is for the Brit military people to make a big damn issue of it.<<<

Never underestimate the brute-force, murderous nature of the British Empire. It was inbreeding and STD that brought them down the last time. I believe they are wholly immune to these conditions in the present.

Posted by: Fritz at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (kLDv+)

291 That headline is racist because it makes fun of Asians.

You come eat at Shitty WOK!!!! Eat at SHITTY GAHDEN!!!

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

292 I read that the British MOD scrambled an emergency meeting...but first, a nice cup of tea - that's how I envision the meeting starting.

Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (a0IVu)

293 Upon reflection, I think this was a clever strategic move by Iran - high risk, though. Britain clearly has a very weak government right now, and will have difficulty making a decision. The wild card is Trump.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (Kpl3J)

294 The conservative case for piracy : https://is.gd/juKmEh

Posted by: The Bulwark at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (P1AAi)

295 Here you go. Eight days ago the British frigate Montrose chased off Iranian gunboats that were trying to take a British oil tanker by training their 30 mm guns on the Iranian boats.

https://tinyurl.com/y2ypajo8

Not sure why people think the Brits won't fight when they already have shown they will.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (K/2j/)

296 Maybe we could load a tanker with a jillion lbs of high explosive and let in wander into Iranian waters. Maybe they drag it to port? I ow it's a huge waste of a tanker but imagine their surprised faces.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Hipless at July 19, 2019 02:53 PM (9dzlp)

297 Full throttle right prop, full reverse left prop, hard to port rudder.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:53 PM (Hwt6E)

298 I recommend wasp spray.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 19, 2019 02:53 PM (2TR6I)

299 In response, Scotland Yard has just arrested 100 Facebook users for hate speech.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:53 PM (gC2IV)

300 Posted by: Sapceballs at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (t6MX/)

LOL!

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

301 As I mentioned, Penny Mordaunt is a chick (not too old 45 or so, I'd guess).

She is/was a UK Naval Reserve Officer. Her dad was in the army or navy, don't remember which. She's only been MoD for like two months; been in Parliament for ~10 years.

She's considered a relatively solid Brexiteer for what it's worth (even though she never resigned from May's cabinet).

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at July 19, 2019 02:53 PM (hdzef)

302 Iran has actually seized two tankers. The Riah, a small tanker first reported to inexplicably missing a few days ago, has also been seized with 12 crew aboard. There some confusion about who owns Riah. It was reported to belong to UAE, but UAE denies that.

Here's a CNN report with video of the Riah seizure:

https://tinyurl.com/y3n443f5

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (hjaPQ)

303 That's cute that the French and english each have carrier. Wonder what that cost us?

Posted by: dagny at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (nRWPy)

304 299 In response, Scotland Yard has just arrested 100 Facebook users for hate speech.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:53 PM (gC2IV)

==========

"The kingdom is safe again."
-Elizabeth in rare address

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (VyAV0)

305 lol, Sweden has a gender neutral military (wiki)
as if that's how you would label your military needs! (4,000) called up a
year, woah.



cackles Iranians, so I guess it is up to the brits and their govt.

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM


Joke's on Iran.


We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.

Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)

306 that place where i store all my fucks to give about this has been seized. i'm waiting for it to get raked.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (KP5rU)

307 Not sure why people think the Brits won't fight when they already have shown they will.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (K/2j/)


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Have you SEEEEN the Mayor of London lately???

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (8XRCm)

308 Sucks to be Britain and Sweden. They'll capitulate. Hell, Britain might even give Iran nukes and delivery vehicles.

Posted by: Lickmuffin at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (m/owh)

309 Do the French still fly the Renault Dauphin"

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (6qErC)

310 Weird how you do not here about ISIS anymore.

Our military performs better in certain conditions.

Wonder if Iran and some Americans know what the new conditions are. The media sure does not talk about it.

Posted by: You got Squad - We Got Squadrons at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (uIqJA)

311 And as predicted yesterday - Iran claims we shot down our own drone.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (37IEG)

312 Obviously the towelheads use a sand rake

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (DPjeO)

Man! We ain't found shit!
Posted by: Sapceballs at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (t6MX/)

murchadizing !!

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (DPjeO)

313 >>Maybe we could load a tanker with a jillion lbs of high explosive and let in wander into Iranian waters. Maybe they drag it to port? I ow it's a huge waste of a tanker but imagine their surprised faces.

THEY WOULD LOOK LIKE DENNIS HOPPER IN WATERWORLD RIGHT BEFORE HIS SHIP EXPLODED!

Posted by: JackWING StrawPLOVER at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (K/2j/)

314 I think sometimes some people get enamored of what Britain Was, and tend to overlook what it Is....

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (90T4r)

315 305 lol, Sweden has a gender neutral military (wiki)
as if that's how you would label your military needs! (4,000) called up a
year, woah.



cackles Iranians, so I guess it is up to the brits and their govt.

Posted by: willow at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM

Joke's on Iran.


We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.
Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)

===========

You forgot the existential dread.

You can't forget the existential dread.

Oh, and the Godlessness.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (VyAV0)

316 Both 5 Pinochoes.
1. CNN hasn't blamed Trump for an economy that is en fuego.
B. Taco Tuesday is culture appropriation and evil so Trump's fault.
III. Orange Man Bad
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (pw+jk)


1.
B.
III.

Well done!

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (aS1PU)

317
Not sure why people think the Brits won't fight when they already have shown they will.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (K/2j/)

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They may, or may not. I don't think they'll commit to any kind of large-scale operation without our/NATO involvement, though.

They aren't going to take any big risks if it's their own ass on the line.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (AzW6q)

318 John Kerry is obviously behind this, he needs hanged.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (ILUPz)

319 Has France surrendered yet?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (d7Ww2)

320 209
Number of acceptable American casualties over a Swedish oil tanker: 0



Acceptable American budget for saving Swedish oil tankers: $0

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 02:43 PM (YA914)

It's a sand trap!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (t6MX/)

321 When all of London and its mayor supports the caliphate and sharia...they probably view it as Iran taking back their rightful belongings. And that in a nutshell is what happens when immagrants don't assimilate.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Hipless at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (9dzlp)

322 Last week, a UK tanker was escorted by a UK RN ship. The IRGC sent a swarm of small craft to intercept the tanker. The escort ship ran up and threatened to destroy the Iranian craft, and the Mullah boats high-tailed it home. So yes, at least as of last week, the RN was escorting tankers through the Persian Gulf.
Posted by: mrp at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Pqytn)

An issue here is that the UK only had 1 or 2 there, hence the dispatching of an extra boat. So likely not all tankers are escorted, and of course the UK didn't set up a convoy system to assure that they would because they are dopes.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (FTPn0)

323 Have you SEEEEN the Mayor of London lately???

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (8XRCm)

Well, London is no longer British and simply colonized territory.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (J70i0)

324 Seizing a tanker is one thing - starting a shooting war to get the crew back is another.

They're not going to do that.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (37IEG)

325 A few years ago the Swedish military moved to Meatless Mondays to help with combating global warming.

Posted by: dagny at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (nRWPy)

326 Confirmation of the second tanker seizure?

https://tinyurl.com/y26qgste

Posted by: The Institute at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (3R6IE)

327 >>Have you SEEEEN the Mayor of London lately???

Yep. But I don't think he has a vote on this one.

The Brits had to know they were in this fight when they took the Iranian tanker. It's not like Iran wasn't going to retaliate.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (K/2j/)

328 We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.

Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)


And a missing piece of hardware.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (t6MX/)

329 Man! We ain't found shit!
Posted by: Sapceballs at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (t6MX/)

That entire scene is racist and should be denounced, erased from history, and then put in the shredder!

Posted by: Some crazy-ass SJW at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (Ez6QX)

330 Plus we're all already fighting Iran right now - with every flucking IED those assholes give to some raghead wearing jihadi.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (37IEG)

331 Both 5 Pinochoes.

1. CNN hasn't blamed Trump for an economy that is en fuego.

B. Taco Tuesday is culture appropriation and evil so Trump's fault.

III. Orange Man Bad

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (pw+jk)



========



I want tacos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (VyAV0)


Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke their Woke card.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)

332 There some confusion about who owns Riah. It was reported to belong to UAE, but UAE denies that.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (hjaPQ)


"That's not ours. Are you sure that's ours? I thought that one was yours."

Posted by: hogmartin at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (t+qrx)

333 The only people the Brits are into fighting are the citizens of Britain.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)

334 285 Last week, a UK tanker was escorted by a UK RN ship. The IRGC sent a swarm of small craft to intercept the tanker. The escort ship ran up and threatened to destroy the Iranian craft, and the Mullah boats high-tailed it home. So yes, at least as of last week, the RN was escorting tankers through the Persian Gulf.

Posted by: mrp at July 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Pqytn)


They were escorting a different ship when they came to the mentioned ship's aid.

Maybe Iran intends to overwhelm our support systems there.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (Hwt6E)

335 Where were the British when the Ceylons were attacking Westeros?
Posted by: Duke Lowell



Fuckin A.

Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (tH5fk)

336 324 Seizing a tanker is one thing - starting a shooting war to get the crew back is another.

They're not going to do that.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (37IEG)

ur banned

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (DPjeO)

337 Not sure why people think the Brits won't fight when they already have shown they will.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (K/2j/)

Two generations ago. A lot has changed in almost 40 years.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (J70i0)

338 Replying to @Charles_Lister
The "Mesdar" *is* #UK-owned.

If it's confirmed the "Mesdar" has also been intercepted & taken in by the #IRGC, then we're in very dangerous territory.

That'd be x2 #British tankers seized by #Iran within hours of each other.

Hard not to see this forcing a response.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (BqBId)

339 so are we doing Palare here now? oh darling! such lovely riah!

seems fitting for a British themed post and I suppose at least it is not trannies again

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zvCh4)

340 Has France surrendered yet?


Developing.

Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (tH5fk)

341 We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.

Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)



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You meatballs do that to EVERYBODY.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:58 PM (8XRCm)

342 331 I want tacos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (VyAV0)


Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke their Woke card.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)

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That's funny.

You know they'll get around to it, and some dark little corner of Twitter will complain about it.

Those complaints won't get written about in CNN because Disney should be made only good in the light of the left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:58 PM (VyAV0)

343 They may, or may not. I don't think they'll commit to any kind of large-scale operation without our/NATO involvement, though.

They aren't going to take any big risks if it's their own ass on the line.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (AzW6q)


I don't believe they are capable of a large-scale operation without our involvement. I doubt Britain could put together the force they used in the Falklands now. I doubt they have the functioning equipment to do it.

Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 02:58 PM (3ZtZW)

344 Joke's on Iran.


We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.


Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)

====

and five extra screws, three extra nuts, and 6 too few bolts.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 02:58 PM (pw+jk)

345 I'm guessing the Iranians weren't all that impressed by the Swedish all female delegation in headscarves.

Posted by: JAFO at July 19, 2019 02:58 PM (+28wd)

346 Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke their Woke card.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)

She would be a strong independent Fem Puppet and thus have no reason to become a real person.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 02:58 PM (FTPn0)

347 What would Tommy do?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (2TR6I)

348 319
Has France surrendered yet?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2019 02:55 PM (d7Ww2)

Preemptively. It's NATO Article I.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (t6MX/)

349 >>Two generations ago. A lot has changed in almost 40 years.

A week ago that had a frigate drawing it's guns on Iranian gunboats until the Iranians turned and ran away.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (K/2j/)

350
ur banned

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (DPjeO)
Not even barrelled? Is there a cuck style apology I could write for forgiveness?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (37IEG)

351 Joke's on Iran.


We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.


Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)

====

and five extra screws, three extra nuts, and 6 too few bolts.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable


All in obsolete, proprietary sizes.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (ql3m8)

352 346 Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke their Woke card.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)

She would be a strong independent Fem Puppet and thus have no reason to become a real person.
Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 02:58 PM (FTPn0)

=========

I want them to get super dark and do the original book.

I was to see Pinocchio hanged for hours, never dying.

For my inner child.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (VyAV0)

353 340 Has France surrendered yet?

when did they unsurrender ???

Posted by: Al Yodel at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (DPjeO)

354 NATO.

What is it good for.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (Z+IKu)

355 102
They are trying desperately to start a large military conflict. I just
don't get this shit. Makes no sense to my very small brain.

Posted by: Max Power at July 19, 2019 02:32 PM (q177U)


________

They know that, since Vietnam, the Western Progda media will poison the idiot populace and politicians into surrendering -- and they'll be rewarded in the long run

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (O6TxJ)

356 353 340 Has France surrendered yet?

when did they unsurrender ???
Posted by: Al Yodel at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (DPjeO)

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Tuesday.

A drunk Spaniard wandered across the border.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (VyAV0)

357 Brits are being screwed as we are.
Both of us are being taken over by the larger, over subsidized metropolitan vote.

It's DeepState in both countries keeping blue metropolitan areas afloat in order keep themselves in power.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (Hwt6E)

358 That's ok...Britain and Sweden love themselves some muzzies, right?

Experience the cultural enrichment from afar.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (JcXHH)

359 London never really was English. it has always been the Continent's outpost on the island.

if I was king I would move the Palace to Birmingham.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (zvCh4)

360 I don't think they'll commit to any kind of large-scale operation without our/NATO involvement, though.

Bwahahahaha.
They can't do shit without Nato(US) plus I don't think we (nato) even lets them do shit alone. Any of them.

Posted by: dagny at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (nRWPy)

361 Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke their Woke card.
Posted by: BurtTC


That's not her nose growing.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (ql3m8)

362 Joke's on Iran.





We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.





Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)



====



and five extra screws, three extra nuts, and 6 too few bolts.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable





All in obsolete, proprietary sizes.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (ql3m

And a picture of an oblong person of indeterminate gender point at a picture.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (J70i0)

363 A week ago that had a frigate drawing it's guns on Iranian gunboats until the Iranians turned and ran away.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (K/2j/)


That was a show of force, not actual use of force. No telling if they would have actually fired if the Iranians didn't turn tail.

But, I do think Britain still has some steel in its spine - I just am unsure how much truly functioning military equipment they still have.

Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (3ZtZW)

364 That'd be x2 #British tankers seized by #Iran within hours of each other.

Hard not to see this forcing a response.
Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (BqBId)

agreed, 1 tanker is tit for tat with the Gibralter situation, 2 tankers is intentional escalation which demands a response.

btw hate to point this out but it's not about the crews, nobody cares about the crews. They're all gonna be filipinos or sri lankans or something. Yeah I know that sounds racist but it's a fact.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (Kpl3J)

365 342
331 I want tacos.



Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (VyAV0)





Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with
the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke
their Woke card.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)



===========




So what is it that grows on this puppet when it lies? Bigger boobies?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (37IEG)

366 Not sure why people think the Brits won't fight when they already have shown they will.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (K/2j/)





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Have you SEEEEN the Mayor of London lately???

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (8XRCm)


Britain, the country that has determined it's rayciss to fly the Union Jack flag, same place where the #1 baby name is Mohammed... that place?

Yeah, call me skeptical they're going to defend a "flagged" ship being detained by the Islamic Republic.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (a2xio)

367 I could see out MSM blaming Trump for these ship piracy

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (BbGew)

368 Hopefully, the Brits will privately convey to the Iranians that cruise missiles will launch in two hours, unless the tanker and crew are freed. The UK has some naval power left, and they should move it all to the gulf.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, artisanal day walker at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (cyuo5)

369 So a Sixth Republic and a Fourth Reich?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (2TR6I)

370 i thought a french surrender was implied. they don't have to announce.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (KP5rU)

371 Charles Lister on Twitter says a second ship, the Mesdar, has also been seized.

Unconfirmed, but ship has veered off course and is now headed to Iran.


https://tinyurl.com/y6zw6w7k

Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (AkkRZ)

372 Tacos? Burger King has tacos to sell?

Posted by: JAS at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (I5SAg)

373 if I was king I would move the Palace to Birmingham.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (zvCh4)

Yeah but does Alabama really want to deal with the Royals?

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (J70i0)

374 boots on the ground! let's do this! what's another trillion bucks or a thousand American lives

Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (7WqPr)

375 Hello Iran.

Trump is not like Carter and it is not just the cardigan and peanuts.

Posted by: Kissinger Advises at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (uIqJA)

376 371 Charles Lister on Twitter says a second ship, the Mesdar, has also been seized.

Unconfirmed, but ship has veered off course and is now headed to Iran.


https://tinyurl.com/y6zw6w7k
Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (AkkRZ)

=========

They're going for tacos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (VyAV0)

377 we were talking the 1964 election here a few days ago. I looked up the British election that year. Labour won... by taking red (commie) strongholds in a sea of Tory blue.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (zvCh4)

378
if I was king I would move the Palace to Birmingham.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (zvCh4)


Birmingham has a larger muslim population than London

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (TAmPV)

379 That scuffling sound you hear is the British Special Air Service, the SEALs, and Israeli's Mossad arm-wrestling for the right to go rescue the crew members.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (NoKAc)

380
So what is it that grows on this puppet when it lies? Bigger boobies?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (37IEG)


Baby, you better lie to me....and lie often.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

381 >>That was a show of force, not actual use of force. No telling if they would have actually fired if the Iranians didn't turn tail.

Well clearly the Iranians didn't think it was just a show of force. Instead of trying to take the tanker they ran away.

We shall see.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (K/2j/)

382 Maybe we need to make another mistaken shoot down of an Iranian passenger jet.

Posted by: Mark1971 at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (xPl2J)

383 Joke's on Iran.


We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.
Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)

-------------------------------

Be sure to include 3 extra screws, just to mess with them...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (Zbbka)

384 Send in the Swedish bikini team

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (ILUPz)

385 ur banned

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (DPjeO)
Not even barrelled? Is there a cuck style apology I could write for forgiveness?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (37IEG)

3 lock her ups and 5 send her backs, alls gd

I pardon zee

Posted by: Al Yodel at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (DPjeO)

386 Mexico does far far worse on every hour on the hour to our country than Iran could ever dream of. And yet, they get a pass.

Posted by: huge hampster news at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (ym5eo)

387
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (VyAV0)








Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with

the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke

their Woke card.


Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)




===========



So what is it that grows on this puppet when it lies? Bigger boobies?


Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (37IEG)


An Adam's apple, duh.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (a2xio)

388 Not sure why people think the Brits won't fight when they already have shown they will.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (K/2j/)



Getting oil tankers seized is part and parcel of shipping in a great, global gulf.

We must learn to accept it.

Posted by: Sadiq Kahn at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (YA914)

389 if I was king I would move the Palace to Birmingham.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (zvCh4)

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Big wheels keep on turning
Carry me home to see my kin

Singing songs about the Brit - land
I miss 'ole' 'bamy once again

Sweet Home Alabama!!

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (8XRCm)

390 OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me through this long slog!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

391 Yeah but does Alabama really want to deal with the Royals?
Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (J70i0)


Nah, keep them in Kansas City.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (kUmUV)

392 read that the British MOD scrambled an emergency meeting...but first, a nice cup of tea - that's how I envision the meeting starting.

Posted by: IC

-

I remember reading where the American troops arrived to begin training for D-day and they observed that the British would stop their battle training for tea.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (4s48V)

393 Interesting too that these are bulk carriers - not "oil tankers"

Don't want to upset the apple, er, falafel cart too much, I guess.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (6qErC)

394
Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with the
puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke
their Woke card.

Posted by: BurtTC





That's not her nose growing.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (ql3m

====
OHHHHH!!!
Tell another lie Pinocchio... and tell it real hard.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (pw+jk)

395 263 I just don't see Western Europe as an entity worth dying for... they have not been good friends or allies for a while now..... sooner or later actions have to have tangible consequences.... or these entitled children will never learn anything.....
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (90T4r)


I agree. They piss all over us every chance they get. Some "allies". Fuck Western Europe.

Posted by: rickl at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (xjiRE)

396 I want them to get super dark and do the original book.

I was to see Pinocchio hanged for hours, never dying.

For my inner child.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (VyAV0)

are you saying you want to see Pinocchio Well Hung?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (Kpl3J)

397 if I was king I would move the Palace to Birmingham.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (zvCh4)

Yeah but does Alabama really want to deal with the Royals?
Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (J70i0)

Yeah, the team is fine in Kansas City.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (FTPn0)

398 UK send Diplo Douchebag. He's looking for work.

Posted by: Regular joe at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (6/uwW)

399 374
boots on the ground! let's do this! what's another trillion bucks or a thousand American lives

Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (7WqPr)

Right, we'll build another democracy in the Muddled East! It will be a Persian Spring!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (37IEG)

400 Britain clearly has a very weak government right now, and will have difficulty making a decision. The wild card is Trump.

Posted by: Tom Servo


I suspect that Trump will simply let the Euros stew in the mess they've made of their militaries, in the hope that they'll learn the lesson of their silly approach to a dangerous world. There's zero chance he'll commit American assets to cover their stupidity. Of course, if the Euros start doing business with the Iranians, things could go sideways quickly.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (T6t7i)

401 OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me through this long slog!
Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)


Boom......

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (Zz0t1)

402 395 263 I just don't see Western Europe as an entity worth dying for... they have not been good friends or allies for a while now..... sooner or later actions have to have tangible consequences.... or these entitled children will never learn anything.....
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (90T4r)

I agree. They piss all over us every chance they get. Some "allies". Fuck Western Europe.
Posted by: rickl at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (xjiRE)

==========

"Why aren't you saving me from this bully who's punching me in the face!?!?!"

"You've been calling me a piece of shit every time I lent you money for the past few decades."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (VyAV0)

403 well, if someone informs Charles that the Farsis are Shiites and therefore heretics damned by Allah, he might well get things started

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (zvCh4)

404 338 Replying to @Charles_Lister
The "Mesdar" *is* #UK-owned.

If it's confirmed the "Mesdar" has also been intercepted & taken in by the #IRGC, then we're in very dangerous territory.

That'd be x2 #British tankers seized by #Iran within hours of each other.

Hard not to see this forcing a response.
Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 02:57 PM (BqBId)
---------
UK's response: "We'll it's obvious they want the low quality and long waits of our NHS. Who wouldn't!"

Posted by: WisRich at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (G0vdT)

405 Yeah but does Alabama really want to deal with the Royals?
Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM (J70i0)

Nah, keep them in Kansas City.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (kUmUV)

Curses!

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (FTPn0)

406 OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law
group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they
already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a
fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful,
excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers
and support you've given me through this long slog!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

====
GREAT news. Congrats Insom!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (pw+jk)

407 Boy, Kerry and Obama just had everything all hunky-dorey with the Iranians, and then OrangeMan had to come and wreck it all...

What a shame, huh?

(/sarc, just in case it isn't incandescently obvious)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (AURKQ)

408 Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with


the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke


their Woke card.



Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)






===========




So what is it that grows on this puppet when it lies? Bigger boobies?




Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (37IEG)


An Adam's apple, duh.


Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (a2xio)


Besides, she's going to be a girl puppet, she won't lie. She'll suffer the negative effects of being mispronouned, and that'll cause her neck notch to grow.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (a2xio)

409 396 I want them to get super dark and do the original book.

I was to see Pinocchio hanged for hours, never dying.

For my inner child.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:59 PM (VyAV0)

are you saying you want to see Pinocchio Well Hung?
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (Kpl3J)

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I used hanged for a reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (VyAV0)

410 We are always one bomb away from peace in the middle east.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (wGbBR)

411
i'd love to be a fly on the wall in kerrys office
Posted by: willow

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Really, what motivates that ass to keep it up with Iran? All I can think of is sheer ego.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (M9ntN)

412 That was a show of force, not actual use of force. No telling if they would have actually fired if the Iranians didn't turn tail.

But, I do think Britain still has some steel in its spine - I just am unsure how much truly functioning military equipment they still have.

Posted by: Hammy at July 19, 2019 03:01 PM (3ZtZW)


Believing that you will use force is the goal.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (Hwt6E)

413 INSOMNIAC WOOO HOOO

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (zvCh4)

414 Jack in the Box tacos are so bad I usually get 6

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (ILUPz)

415 Britain, the country that has determined it's rayciss to fly the Union Jack flag, same place where the #1 baby name is Mohammed... that place?"

Yeah. Have Sadiq Khan plead for 'em.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (6qErC)

416 Well John Bolton must be just giddy.
In other news..
WHERE ARE THE INDICTMENTS?
Yet ANOTHER Friday, and SILL NO INDICTMENTS
Is Durham another Huber Head Fake?

Posted by: Quilp at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (Bf3hj)

417 >>OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law
group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they
already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a
fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful,
excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers
and support you've given me through this long slog!

Does this mean I don't get to shoot you?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (K/2j/)

418 A drunk Spaniard wandered across the border.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:00 PM (VyAV0)

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Was he looking for a six-fingered man?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (Zbbka)

419 400 Britain clearly has a very weak government right now, and will have difficulty making a decision. The wild card is Trump.

Posted by: Tom Servo

I suspect that Trump will simply let the Euros stew in the mess they've made of their militaries, in the hope that they'll learn the lesson of their silly approach to a dangerous world. There's zero chance he'll commit American assets to cover their stupidity. Of course, if the Euros start doing business with the Iranians, things could go sideways quickly.
Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:04 PM (T6t7i)

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Europe has been pulling back more than engaging with Iran ever since Trump became president, and that was before Iran starting taking European tankers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (VyAV0)

420 Great news insomniac.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (4s48V)

421 If it's confirmed the "Mesdar" has also been intercepted & taken in by the #IRGC, then we're in very dangerous territory.
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That would total three ships, two of which are known to be British. The Riah is Panamanian flagged, but its ownership is unknown right now. The US says it's UAE, but UAE says it isn't.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (hjaPQ)

422 We should go over and rescue those two tankers.

And keep them for ourselves.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)

423 Not sure why people think the Brits won't fight when they already have shown they will.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (K/2j/)

Because the Horde defaults to despondency. I thought you knew that.

All that aside, what would be the best play? Me, I think moving in forces and then waiting is the best. Time is not on Iran's side, they need relief, they don't have much in the way of economic and strategic depth. By sitting and waiting you let the pressure of events force them to make a move, one that may provide better options for you.

Just my thoughts.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (hLRSq)

424 416 Well John Bolton must be just giddy.
In other news..
WHERE ARE THE INDICTMENTS?
Yet ANOTHER Friday, and SILL NO INDICTMENTS
Is Durham another Huber Head Fake?
Posted by: Quilp at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (Bf3hj)
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#TwoWeeks

Posted by: WisRich at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (G0vdT)

425 I want tacos.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 02:52 PM (VyAV0)
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Appropriate.

Posted by: Pretend Conservative at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (1u/R3)

426
I agree. They piss all over us every chance they get. Some "allies". Fuck Western Europe.
Posted by: rickl at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (xjiRE)

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There are European countries I care about, but not in the West.

GB was an exception to that. But "was" is the operative word. They shouldn't have tried to subvert the American republican form of government in order to bolster their globalist ties with Empress Thundershart's mafia.

That's a real "goodwill eliminator" for me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (fUqBx)

427 "411
i'd love to be a fly on the wall in kerrys office "

we're all busy in Barack's

Posted by: the emissaries of baalzebub at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (zvCh4)

428 OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me through this long slog!
Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

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Nice.

Good luck.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (VyAV0)

429 OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law
group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they
already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a
fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful,
excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers
and support you've given me through this long slog!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

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FUCKIN A DUDE!!!!


A girl AND a job in the same year!!!


*dont fuck it up bruh.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (8XRCm)

430
Boy, Kerry and Obama just had everything all hunky-dorey with the Iranians, and then OrangeMan had to come and wreck it all...

What a shame, huh?

(/sarc, just in case it isn't incandescently obvious)
Posted by: Warai-otoko

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You know this is literally what Ben Rhodes and his faithful army of 27-year-olds (and 37-year-olds and 47-year-olds) is thinking.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (M9ntN)

431 Congrats Insom!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (ycWCI)

432 Yeah. Have Sadiq Khan plead for 'em.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (6qErC)


He orchestrated the seizure.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (Zz0t1)

433 390
OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been
talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a
couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development
after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all
at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me
through this long slog!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

Hot damn! It IS the summer of Insomniac. Congratulations.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (t6MX/)

434
OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law
group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they
already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a
fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful,
excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers
and support you've given me through this long slog!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

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AWESOME!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (M9ntN)

435
Somewhat related: If Dinsey DOESN'T do a live action Pinocchio, with
the puppet being a girl who wants to be a real boy, they oughta revoke

their Woke card.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 19, 2019 02:56 PM (a2xio)


It won't be her nose that grows when she tells a lie.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (TAmPV)

436 The right wing extremist terrorists were heard shouting a variant of the religious exaltation "God is great".

Posted by: This... is CNN at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Xf2dJ)

437 Nice, Insom.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (fUqBx)

438 362 Joke's on Iran.
We're sending them Ikea shelves with no instructions in the boxes.
Posted by: Sweden at July 19, 2019 02:54 PM (tOP4K)

With wierd dave's woodworking in reserve.

Boom

Posted by: REDACTED at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (DPjeO)

439 I used hanged for a reason."

So, the jig is up?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (6qErC)

440 i'd love to be a fly on the wall in kerrys office "

we're all busy in Barack's
Posted by: the emissaries of baalzebub at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (zvCh4)


IT'S BECAUSE FLIES ARE ATTRACTED TO SHIT.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLISBERGER at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Zz0t1)

441 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (M9ntN)

You misspelled "exactly"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 19, 2019 03:07 PM (oqV6o)

442 Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

That's wonderful news. Thanks be to God and of course the pray-ers pray for you, dear.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (+0VWg)

443 * does Snoopy dance for Insom *

Posted by: Emmie at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (4HMW8)

444 Iran Seizes British-Flagged, Swedish-Owned Tanker, Takes Crew Hostage;

It's the flag that matters ... which is why the AMerican flag is not just a piece of cloth that people have the right to burn under the laughable guise of "free speech". If they hate the flag and AMerica then they are free to SAY they hate the flag and America, but the flag, itself, is a legal entity, not unlike a contract ... and you can't just tear up a paper contract as a matter of "free speech".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (6fsOH)

445 This is John Kerry trying to eff with the election. I guarantee it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (jUVms)

446 Believing that you will use force is the goal.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (Hwt6E)

These are not the large tracts of land you were looking for.

Posted by: UK MOD at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (t6MX/)

447 There are European countries I care about, but not in the West.



GB was an exception to that. But "was" is the operative word. They
shouldn't have tried to subvert the American republican form of
government in order to bolster their globalist ties with Empress
Thundershart's mafia.



That's a real "goodwill eliminator" for me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice



Also, they were real tools in the War of 1812.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (T6t7i)

448 ou know this is literally what Ben Rhodes and his faithful army of 27-year-olds (and 37-year-olds and 47-year-olds) is thinking.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (M9ntN)
Thinking? Shit, they're about 40 characters away from hitting the publish icon.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (37IEG)

449 CONGRATS Insom !!!!!!!

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (BqBId)

450 Because the Horde defaults to despondency. I thought you knew that.

All that aside, what would be the best play? Me, I think moving in forces and then waiting is the best. Time is not on Iran's side, they need relief, they don't have much in the way of economic and strategic depth. By sitting and waiting you let the pressure of events force them to make a move, one that may provide better options for you.

Just my thoughts.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (hLRSq)

The best play would be to remind all those Gulf tankers that Iran has no raiders in the Gulf of Mexico, so buy American Oil, at this slightly higher special price.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (FTPn0)

451 GB was an exception to that. But "was" is the operative word. They shouldn't have tried to subvert the American republican form of government in order to bolster their globalist ties with Empress Thundershart's mafia.

That's a real "goodwill eliminator" for me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (fUqBx)


Yep.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (6fsOH)

452 Maybe we need to make another mistaken shoot down of an Iranian passenger jet.


Posted by: Mark1971 at July 19, 2019 03:02 PM


Nah. Just conduct "Operation Praying Mantis II".

Posted by: Bert G at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (tOP4K)

453 424 416 Well John Bolton must be just giddy.
In other news..
WHERE ARE THE INDICTMENTS?
Yet ANOTHER Friday, and SILL NO INDICTMENTS
Is Durham another Huber Head Fake?
Posted by: Quilp at July 19, 2019 03:05 PM (Bf3hj)
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#TwoWeeks

Tick tock

Posted by: Hannity at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (O2RFr)

454 445 This is John Kerry trying to eff with the election. I guarantee it.
Posted by: Seems Legit at July 19, 2019 03:08 PM (jUVms)

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I want Trump to have access to all of Kerry's communications and for him to release those in October right before charging the man with something big and hauling him away in handcuffs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (VyAV0)

455 Hungary and Poland are arming up in Europe.

It will be sweet, sweet justice when our Eastern European friends run roughshod over the continent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (YA914)

456 The Conservative Case For State Sponsored Muslim Pirate Terror Attacks

Posted by: ... at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (Xf2dJ)

457 Shit could get interesting.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (q1BC2)

458 OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me through this long slog!
Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

Congrats Insom!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (RD7QR)

459 I've been on the cryptophone telling the Iranians everything my spies in the White House and State Dept have got.

Posted by: I'm With Hillary at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (Y274z)

460 "FUCKIN A DUDE!!!! "

Ratched isn't going to like that.

Posted by: Phrasing at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (zvCh4)

461 America is coming back, it's quite possible that Boris may help in a resurgence of Britannia.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (Hwt6E)

462 Well, why not? It's not like the euroweenies are going to do anything about it, right?

Posted by: wth at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (v0R5T)

463 It will be sweet, sweet justice when our Eastern European friends run roughshod over the continent.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (YA914)

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Asia..... right????

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (8XRCm)

464 Ha. One of Mueller's key witnesses in the Russia investigation was just charged with child sex trafficking.

That's gonna leave a mark.

https://tinyurl.com/y6znpdlf

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (K/2j/)

465 460 "FUCKIN A DUDE!!!! "

Ratched isn't going to like that.
Posted by: Phrasing at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (zvCh4)

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What if that's her thing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (VyAV0)

466 "FUCKIN A DUDE!!!! "

Ratched isn't going to like that.
Posted by: Phrasing at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (zvCh4)

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oh.

shit.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (8XRCm)

467 455
Hungary and Poland are arming up in Europe.



It will be sweet, sweet justice when our Eastern European friends run roughshod over the continent.


I'm really looking forward to the reconstitution of the Winged Hussars.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (T6t7i)

468 463 It will be sweet, sweet justice when our Eastern European friends run roughshod over the continent.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 03:09 PM (YA914)

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Asia..... right????
Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (8XRCm)

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Poland and the Knights Templar through Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, and to the sea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:11 PM (VyAV0)

469 Thanks to all y'all for the prayers
and support you've given me through this long slog!


Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

WEAR PANTS!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2019 03:11 PM (wYseH)

470 @416

I'm giving it till Nov/Dec time period till I completely throw my hands up and say nothing is going to happen.


But if by December indictments don't come tumbling down on at least a dozen peoples heads then nobody will ever face justice and they will have gotten away with it.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at July 19, 2019 03:11 PM (88mwq)

471 If Formerly Great Britain sends their Aircraft Carrier into action, won't the pilots be USMC Pilots.

Last I heard, Britain didn't have any trained F35 pilots, so we loaned them a Marine Squadron.

Or is that done with?

Posted by: rd at July 19, 2019 03:11 PM (EK+Pw)

472 Every time Iran pulls a stunt Matt Drudge has to change his lacy thong underwear.

Posted by: WonkishRogue at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (BRpqW)

473 Insom! Congratulations, amigo!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (gC2IV)

474 Don't worry. I've still got my security clearance and I'll make sure Donald doesn't do anything I wouldn't do.

Posted by: Baracky at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (Y274z)

475 Good-oh, Insomniac, good-oh I say!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (oqV6o)

476 I'm really looking forward to the reconstitution of the Winged Hussars.


Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (T6t7i)
And the Polish Imperial Guard Lancers

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (37IEG)

477 Jeffrey Epstein has all of John Kerrys numbers in his black book and a ton of different Kennedys.

Posted by: Media Does not report at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (uIqJA)

478 That's gonna leave a mark.

https://tinyurl.com/y6znpdlf
Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (K/2j/)

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Boy, Epstein, and now Nader.

If you want to traffic in children for deviant sex, make sure to do it on Bob Mueller's watch, amirite?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (fUqBx)

479 And Congratulations to Insomniac!

Posted by: rd at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (EK+Pw)

480 474 Don't worry. I've still got my security clearance and I'll make sure Donald doesn't do anything I wouldn't do.
Posted by: Baracky at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (Y274z)

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"Right after my afternoon nap...and my play time with Branson."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (VyAV0)

481
18 If John Kerry were still Sec of State, this would never have happened because he would have given the tanker to the Iranians as a token of our good intentions
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 19, 2019 02:24 PM (ZqRa6)

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Winter Spring Summer or Fall
All you have to do is call
And the ship is yours
You've got a friend

Posted by: Squishy Old Communist Heroin Addict at July 19, 2019 03:12 PM (tdpVh)

482 If ever there was a time for the Swedish Bikini Team to return to action, this may be it.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2019 03:13 PM (DMUuz)

483 Sorry too lazy to look it up, but what has the UK said about this so far?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 19, 2019 03:13 PM (jjaLl)

484 464 Ha. One of Mueller's key witnesses in the Russia investigation was just charged with child sex trafficking.

That's gonna leave a mark.

https://tinyurl.com/y6znpdlf

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:10 PM (K/2j/)


A boy, it's a boy.
Mueller smoozes up to pederast for his key witness.
They look long enough and they'll find Mueller...
No, it wasn't Mueller, it was WEINSTEIN.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:13 PM (Hwt6E)

485 Looks like we're up to two British oil tankers, do I hear three? Is this Iran's legitimate reaction to the cats trailer, Andrew Lloyd Webber being English and all that?

(Fog of War disclaimer active)

Posted by: Riskin_the_Ban_Hammer at July 19, 2019 03:13 PM (sYV5O)

486 The Chicken hawks are chomping at the bit, wanting to send our blood and treasure to another useless war

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 03:13 PM (ILUPz)

487 483 Sorry too lazy to look it up, but what has the UK said about this so far?
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 19, 2019 03:13 PM (jjaLl)

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We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (VyAV0)

488 I wonder if Theresa May regrets supporting the squad?

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (P1AAi)

489 Thanks everyone! I actually have a call coming in soon so I need to jump off. I'll check in later!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (NWiLs)

490 OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me through this long slog!
Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

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Glad to hear it !

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (arJlL)

491 I suddenly want to double feature Darkest Hour and Dunkirk.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (VyAV0)

492 426
GB was an exception to that. But "was" is the operative word. They shouldn't have tried to subvert the American republican form of government in order to bolster their globalist ties with Empress Thundershart's mafia.

That's a real "goodwill eliminator" for me.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 03:06 PM (fUqBx)


Yeah, that too.

Posted by: rickl at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (xjiRE)

493 Looks like we're up to two British oil tankers, do I hear three? Is this Iran's legitimate reaction to the cats trailer, Andrew Lloyd Webber being English and all that?

(Fog of War disclaimer active)
Posted by: Riskin


You may be on to something here.

Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 03:15 PM (tH5fk)

494 Every time a lawyer gets a job, a devil gets his pitchfork.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:15 PM (K/2j/)

495 Do the Swedes have anything to trade to get their boat back?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (hi6cA)

496 I know a few people who got in a little trouble with a Nuke Iran sign in 1979, still wonder if it wasn't a bad idea.

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (BbGew)

497 Every time a lawyer gets a job, a devil gets his pitchfork.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:15 PM (K/2j/)

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I'm guessing Insom's been hired to head up Barr's investigation. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (fUqBx)

498 494
Every time a lawyer gets a job, a devil gets his pitchfork.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:15 PM (K/2j/)
Oh, I thought you were gonna say Iran captures another tanker.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (37IEG)

499 Ha. One of Mueller's key witnesses in the Russia investigation was just charged with child sex trafficking.


Mueller's team knew that he was under sealed indictment for child sex crimes *before* they started interviewing him. He went unprosecuted for 18 months.

Also, the report cited him as a source a couple of dozen times. I forget the numbers, but it's close to 1 page in 10. When they knew he was a child molester.

This is utterly charming.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (fuK7c)

500 i agree. this has kerry's hoofprints all over it. that fucker must pay, sooner or later. i'll never see it. and neither will he.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (KP5rU)

501 494 Every time a lawyer gets a job, a devil gets his pitchfork.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:15 PM (K/2j/)


With roasted marshmallows on the tips.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (Hwt6E)

502 I smell a rat..Only cruise ships are registered in a country like the UK. Every other merchant ship is registered in some shit-hole country to avoid taxes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (1ISKN)

503 495
Do the Swedes have anything to trade to get their boat back?


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (hi6cA)
Apart from young blonde girls you mean.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (37IEG)

504 495 Do the Swedes have anything to trade to get their boat back?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (hi6cA)

ABBA comes to mind.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (kUmUV)

505 You know where I'd like to send her back to?

Arkansas.

Make the witch spend the rest of her days within Arkansas. Ankle bracelet.

They have hospitals and Wal Mart there
. Some of the counties are wet so she can load up on val u rite.

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (Y274z)

506 but what has the UK said about this so far?"

They've called a meeting of COBRA

Seriously...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (6qErC)

507 OT: but saw on another site that the Top Gun 2 trailer removed the Japanese and Taiwan patches from Maverick's jacket (from previous movie) to possibly appease the ChiComs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (ycWCI)

508 495 There is always the Swedish bikini team in burkas

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (BbGew)

509 I know a few people who got in a little trouble with a Nuke Iran sign in 1979, still wonder if it wasn't a bad idea.
Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (BbGew)


We have tactical nukes now. We can nuke the piss out of them, one building at a time.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)

510 Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

Yay Insom!!

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (D/hUK)

511 490
OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been
talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a
couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development
after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all
at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me
through this long slog!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)



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Glad to hear it !

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (arJlL)
Awesome news!! Hope it all works out. Keep us posted.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (N39Ws)

512 506 but what has the UK said about this so far?"

They've called a meeting of COBRA

Seriously...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (6qErC)

==========

What does this have to do with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (VyAV0)

513
The toughest person in England is the Trump baby balloon.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (TAmPV)

514 Iranians better watch out. The Brits have a new 007. And its a chick.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (2LelM)

515 Also, Tom Cruise is firing up his F/A-18 Super Hornet, to see if he can get out to Iran before the SAS, SEALs or Mossad can get out there.

His plane has the new wheelchair lift-to-cockpit modification, frequent urination personal-relief tubes and Boost vitamin/protein drinks in a small cooler within arm's reach.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (NoKAc)

516
This is utterly charming.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (fuK7c)

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And, it was his FBI that helped the government deceive Epstein's victims during the secret plea agreement way back when.

Mueller is one of the lowest turds in the septic tank of American government.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (fUqBx)

517 *happy dance for Insomniac*

Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (a0IVu)

518 477 - Say what you will, us Kennedys like our women grown. This one chick, Mary Jo Kopechne, she gets soooo wet!

Posted by: zombie Ted Kennedy at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (H5knJ)

519 502 And maritime regulations, and unions

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (BbGew)

520 #505 I hope COBRA used the Cone of Silence. Iran has big ears.

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (Y274z)

521 Well, you know, we sort of are technically at war with them. There was that whole act of war embassy seizure back in the dawn of time before the interwebs.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (37IEG)

522
OT but good news folks! I got contacted by that law group I'd been
talking to, I'm officially in the pipeline, and they already have a
couple of potential assignments for me. This is a fantastic development
after a LONG search, so I am feeling grateful, excited and relieved all
at once. Thanks to all y'all for the prayers and support you've given me
through this long slog!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)


Tried to think of a snarky inappropriate snide remark to break your balls. But dammit if this isn't just great news to be celebrating. Nice job Insomniac!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (hi6cA)

523 OT: but saw on another site that the Top Gun 2 trailer removed the Japanese and Taiwan patches from Maverick's jacket (from previous movie) to possibly appease the ChiComs.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (ycWCI)

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Please tell me there are four hammer and sickles on the side of his F18

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (8XRCm)

524
What does this have to do with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (VyAV0)


No, it's their carry over insurance policy.

Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (Hwt6E)

525 ABBA comes to mind.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (kUmUV)

Hmmm, make the Iranians spend so much time digging the hooks out that the regime collapses from within... not a horrible plan.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (ycWCI)

526 Imam, you better take care if I find you've been creeping round my back stairs.

Posted by: Gordon Lightfoot, with ivory pistols and intimidating epaulets at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (nFwvY)

527 We're not saying it was the Axe Body Wash recommended here on this very blog, Insomniac, but it was the Axe Body Wash.

Posted by: axe.com at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (DMUuz)

528 Nicely done, Insomniac.

Nicely done, indeed.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (NoKAc)

529 There is always the Swedish bikini team inburkas burkinis.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (YA914)

530 Also, the report cited him as a source a couple of dozen times. I forget the numbers, but it's close to 1 page in 10. When they knew he was a child molester.

This is utterly charming.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 19, 2019 03:16 PM (fuK7c)

I wonder if the child molesting charges produced the testimony Mueller wanted in the first place. Everything else he did was basically blackmail for testimony.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (FTPn0)

531 512 506 but what has the UK said about this so far?"

They've called a meeting of COBRA

Seriously...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (6qErC)

==========

What does this have to do with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (VyAV0)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Cobra Commander at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (RD7QR)

532 What does this have to do with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985?"

"Cabinet Office... whatever"

Tea first, then a discussion on who sits where, and when will Penny get there...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (6qErC)

533 520 #505 I hope COBRA used the Cone of Silence. Iran has big ears.
Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:18 PM (Y274z)

=========

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNP_S0qkILo

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (VyAV0)

534 It is time to select an IRGC base and make it disappear. And then not say a word.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (XrCyE)

535 If Britain asks for NATO help it will be interesting to see the Democrats disavow NATO instantly.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (P1AAi)

536
We have tactical nukes now. We can nuke the piss out of them, one building at a time.

Posted by: Sponge at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)
We had tactical nukes then, and a peanut farmer at the helm.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (37IEG)

537 524
What does this have to do with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:17 PM (VyAV0)


No, it's their carry over insurance policy.
Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (Hwt6E)

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Ha!

That's where the carry over insurance policy originated from!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (VyAV0)

538 Sorry too lazy to look it up, but what has the UK said about this so far?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 19, 2019 03:13 PM (jjaLl)
.........

The mayor of London could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: wth at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (v0R5T)

539 What is COBRA?

Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (a0IVu)

540 >>> OT but good news folks!
~~~~~

That's wonderful, Insom!

Posted by: IrishEi at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (NtglE)

541 I'm officially in the pipeline"

Sounds cramped, it does. We'll send a pig after you...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (6qErC)

542 The Brits won't stop Muslims from literally raping an entire city's baby girls for decades on end.

You think their gonna do shit about some dudes on a boat?

Bwhahahahaha

They're gonna come crying to big daddy USA.

Posted by: Wingnat Pikachu - It didn't have to be this way at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (x+F96)

543 Time for the depleted uranium rods with guidance packages from orbit I think.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (37IEG)

544 The IRGC seized the tanker at the request of the maritime authorities in the Iranian province of Hormozgan for "not following international maritime regulations," state television cited an IRGC statement as saying.

Yeah, I didn't get any of that.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (XrCyE)

545 539 What is COBRA?
Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (a0IVu)

The sworn enemy of GI Joe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (ycWCI)

546

They do not like people turning away from their oil. What would they have left? No power whatsoever.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (vEIlU)

547 The second tanker seizure by Iran has been confirmed.

"US Defence Officials confirm to barbarastarrcnn that a second (British-linked) tanker, the Mesdar, has also been seized by Iranian forces today"

https://tinyurl.com/y24ruvj8

Posted by: The Institute at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (3R6IE)

548 539 What is COBRA?
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I take it to be a high-level security response team.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (hjaPQ)

549 Sounds cramped, it does. We'll send a pig after you...

Yeah, well, *you* grease up the pig this time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (fuK7c)

550 Huh, guess Tehran thinks the world will do nothing again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (RnxWP)

551 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:14 PM (VyAV0)



LOL!! Well done! Unfortunately, also wishful thinking in this new age of Impotentiam Britannica......

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (jjaLl)

552 What is COBRA?"

UK Cabinet Office Briefing Room...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (6qErC)

553 #BREAKING: US Defence Officials confirm to
@barbarastarrcnn
that a second (British-linked) tanker, the Mesdar, has also been seized by Iranian forces today

Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (AkkRZ)

554 535
If Britain asks for NATO help it will be interesting to see the Democrats disavow NATO instantly.


Posted by: Dr Spank


IIRC, the EU created a multinational rapid reaction force for situations such as this. I'll be very interested to see them deploy. I'm also waiting for flying monkeys.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (T6t7i)

555 The mayor of London could not be reached for comment.

It's Trump's fault.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (XrCyE)

556 #518 it was reported in NYT 1974 that the Kopechne family collected more than $150000 in their lawsuit.

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (Y274z)

557 550 Huh, guess Tehran thinks the world will do nothing again.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (RnxWP)

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I think they're hoping for an armed response backed by an America that doesn't win wars anymore and has no stomach for new overseas conflict.

This could lead to Trump getting into a quagmire and losing the 2020 election, giving Iran someone like Kamala to deal with instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (VyAV0)

558 2
2
2 tankers for one!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (37IEG)

559 Congratulations on your awesome news, Insomniac!!!!!

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (RBOtF)

560 Where were the British when the Ceylons were attacking Westeros?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 19, 2019 02:49 PM (gC2IV)


Hiding on the Galactica

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (kw5n8)

561 COBRA = Consolidated Omnibus Budget Recnciliation Act

Health insurance you can keep for a period of time after you separate from the employer who originally provided it to you.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (NtglE)

562 522; best OT all day

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (U7k5w)

563 What is COBRA?
Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 03:20 PM (a0IVu)


-----

It allows you to keep your employer provided health insurance for six months after you quit, but you have to pay the premiums.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 19, 2019 03:23 PM (8XRCm)

564 I'm glad to see Trump appears to be walking back his walk-back or disavowal. I think -- I hope -- he is finally realizing that he can't schmooze, deal, sweet talk or otherwise politically negotiate with the Left.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 19, 2019 03:23 PM (H8QX8)

565 We love ya Insomniac!

Now we need to bomb the fuck out of Iran's naval ports right now.

Posted by: mpfs, Waiter, I'll have the Juan de Fuca Plate at July 19, 2019 03:23 PM (ETakv)

566 561 COBRA = Consolidated Omnibus Budget Recnciliation Act

Health insurance you can keep for a period of time after you separate from the employer who originally provided it to you.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (NtglE)

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Without the employer contribution.

So that $250 per month premium suddenly becomes $800 per month.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:23 PM (VyAV0)

567 The second tanker seizure by Iran has been confirmed.

"US Defence Officials confirm to barbarastarrcnn that a second (British-linked) tanker, the Mesdar, has also been seized by Iranian forces today"

https://tinyurl.com/y24ruvj8
Posted by: The Institute at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (3R6IE)


oh oh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:23 PM (vEIlU)

568 I'm also waiting for flying monkeys.
Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM


The pigs are tied up with pipeline rescue duties.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (DMUuz)

569 ...I got contacted by that law group I'd been
talking to...


Do you need a bail bondsman?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (FTlwv)

570 Yeah, well, *you* grease up the pig this time."

Pipeline Inspection Gear...

Ok, that still came out wrong.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (6qErC)

571 Maybe we will see a replay of Operation Ajax and the new Shah will be installed by the CIA and the Brits.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (K/2j/)

572 Revolutionary Guard or Boy Scouts of Mayhem?

These are the assclowns who wear sashes, berets and dance around with AK-47s, no?

Posted by: Fritz at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (kLDv+)

573 What is COBRA? A high cost healthcare plan when you lose your job?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (ILUPz)

574 Sky News in live on youtube and are talking about it now

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (dKiJG)

575 The mayor of London could not be reached for comment.

Searching for helium for the Trump balloon?

Posted by: Archer at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (gmo/4)

576 America is coming back, it's quite possible that Boris may help in a resurgence of Britannia.
Posted by: Blue Collar Red Neck


And yes, pigs may fly someday, too.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (vcOmj)

577 So the Iranians are demanding we provide them with free health care?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (37IEG)

578 573 What is COBRA? A high cost healthcare plan when you lose your job?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (ILUPz)

==========

Proof that employers pay a whole lot more than just your salary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (VyAV0)

579 Maybe....Now that U.S. is energy independent.....You guys tell Britain, Japan and Europe, that you willing to hold coats, while they defend their oil supply?


Posted by: MR. KIM at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (lMn1U)

580 #13 I'm not buying "wandering off course" . In those waters everyone is alert.

This ship was sent out there as bait.

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (Y274z)

581 If the Queen was to just up and nuke Tehran it'd be a welcome change.

Posted by: DaveA at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (FhXTo)

582 *happy dance*

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (d7Ww2)

583 579 Maybe....Now that U.S. is energy independent.....You guys tell Britain, Japan and Europe, that you willing to hold coats, while they defend their oil supply?


Posted by: MR. KIM at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (lMn1U)

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Or they could invest in American oil. A much more stable source, if you ask me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (VyAV0)

584 577 So the Iranians are demanding we provide them with free health care?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (37IEG)

Well, a pallet of greenbacks does not go as far as it used to...
-the Iranians

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (ycWCI)

585 I don't know, but this is the fucking High Seas and if there's any testosterone left in their balls, they will do something.

And fast.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (NFEMn)

586 US Defence Officials confirm to barbarastarrcnn that a second (British-linked) tanker, the Mesdar, has also been seized by Iranian forces today"

That's the first bulk oil carrier. Frosty, things are now getting...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (6qErC)

587 Got BBC AM on but it's showing Aliens

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (BbGew)

588 550
Huh, guess Tehran thinks the world will do nothing again.


Posted by: Anna Puma



Why should we? There's enough oil floating around the globe now. The Persians need our money more than we need their oil. Ship Saudi oil through the SoH on American flagged tankers and dare the Iranians to attack them.
The Chinese, OTOH, might get frisky if the oil's cut off.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (T6t7i)

589 Proof that employers pay a whole lot more than just your salary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (VyAV0)

Seriously. I have great health insurance through my work which is a life saver given my daughter's medical needs.

Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (a0IVu)

590 581
If the Queen was to just up and nuke Tehran it'd be a welcome change.


Posted by: DaveA at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (FhXTo)
So long as she wears an eye patch and wears a pirate hat while she does it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (37IEG)

591 "The United States reserves the right to defend our personnel, our facilities and interests," Trump said.

"We have the greatest ships -- the most deadly ships, we don't want to have to use them," he told reporters at the White House. "We hope for their sake they don't do anything foolish. If they do, they will pay a price like nobody's ever paid."

https://www.upi.com Trump-warns-Tehran

Posted by: Media Does not report at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (uIqJA)

592 And yes, pigs may fly someday, too.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM


As the aeronautical engineering maxim informs, with sufficient thrust, pigs can fly.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (DMUuz)

593 If Britain asks for NATO help it will be interesting to see the Democrats disavow NATO instantly.
Posted by: Dr Spank at July 19, 2019 03:19 PM (P1AAi)


according to them, white man bad
people of color are the globalists
send them out to save the day

we're waiting...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (vEIlU)

594 How about we send five or six aircraft carrier groups to the Persian Gulf and let the Iranians think about things. No need to talk. Just send a shit ton of Navy air and see how communicative the Iranians become.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (2LelM)

595 The second tanker seizure by Iran has been confirmed.

"US Defence Officials confirm to barbarastarrcnn that a second (British-linked) tanker, the Mesdar, has also been seized by Iranian forces today"

https://tinyurl.com/y24ruvj8
Posted by: The Institute at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (3R6IE)

oh oh
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


Two for the price of one!! Two, count them ....TWO sternly worded letters.

They are shrugging in Belgium. What to do, what to do.

Britains brand new Aircraft carrier still does not have it''s F-35's that we were supposed to build for them.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (vcOmj)

596 I spent 5 years in the US Navy and I cross the Miss. River twice at day by ferry, M-F, for the past 15 years and I have never seen a UK flagged merchant ship.

Only thing I ever saw flying UK was their Navy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (1ISKN)

597 Well, a pallet of greenbacks does not go as far as it used to...

-the Iranians



Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (ycWCI)
If you'd stop using it as toilet paper!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (37IEG)

598 Congratulations, Insom.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (L+got)

599 ilhan omar was treated to a huge welcome home in minneapolis last night. that fucking state needs to be anally probed. what a shithole.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (KP5rU)

600 #566 but you can't be turned down...and you can keep your doctor...for 18 months.

Then it's Obamacare, nothing, or find your own insurance if you can.

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (Y274z)

601 So long as she wears an eye patch and wears a pirate hat while she does it.
Posted by: DamnedYankee

And her little dog(s) too

Posted by: Bruce at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (vd8XM)

602 Again, if the seizure of the Mesdar is now confirmed, we're talking about three tankers, not two.

CNBC says Iran has confirmed seizure of the Riah, though they haven't stated the name of the ship.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (hjaPQ)

603 That they obviously are more affectionate towards a regime that openly hates them still flabbergasts me.

Both the Euros and the Iranians come from a culture where you were born into a class and stayed there. The US proved you didn't have to live like that.

Naturally they both hate us.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (19g6/)

604 To take our mind off the whole impending war thingy:

https://babylonbee.com/news/man-bit-by-radioactive-cat-just-lies-around-house-all-day

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (GbPPJ)

605 522; best OT all day
Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (U7k5w)


ditto

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (vEIlU)

606 Proof that employers pay a whole lot more than just your salary.



Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (VyAV0)



Seriously. I have great health insurance through my work which is a life saver given my daughter's medical needs.

Posted by: IC at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (a0IVu)


Agreed! I pay $640 a month for just my health plan, but I know my employer pays an additional $670, so yeah, I appreciate that......

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (jjaLl)

607 599 astroturf

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (U7k5w)

608 The Queen would have fucked the Iranians in the ass before now.

Posted by: mpfs, Waiter, I'll have the Juan de Fuca Plate at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (ETakv)

609 I can see Iraq agitating for war with the US.

The best and cheapest way to get new airports, water treatment plants, hospitals, power plants, telecom, modern water and sewage and other infrastructure is to get in a fight with the US and then let the dish*t American taxpayers pay for all of the improvements post-conflict.

All it requires is the sacrificing of a few low IQ goat-bangers with outdated rifles.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (YA914)

610 Be a real shame if Iran's oil refining capacity suddenly went off-line due to poor maintenance.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (RnxWP)

611 605 522; best OT all day
Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 03:22 PM (U7k5w)

ditto
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:28 PM (vEIlU)

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I guess it's better than my bit about Star Trek...

Seriously though, I'm very happy for Insom. He's been wanting for work for as long as I can remember. I hope he gets it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (VyAV0)

612 Has Omar blamed the Jews for this obviously fake, false flag operation?

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (P1AAi)

613

Honestly, where were the ship's defenses?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (vEIlU)

614 577 So the Iranians are demanding we provide them with free health care?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM (37IEG)

Only if we promise them a colonoscopy with no anesthetic.

Posted by: Cobra Commander at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (RD7QR)

615 592
And yes, pigs may fly someday, too.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 19, 2019 03:24 PM



As the aeronautical engineering maxim informs, with sufficient thrust, pigs can fly.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (DMUuz)

And as the cosmetological engineering maxim informs, with sufficient vodka, you can put lipstick on hillary.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (t6MX/)

616 132 114 Jeebus, they fucked with the Vikings.



Mein Fuhrer...the Vikings....
Posted by: eleven at July 19, 2019 02:34 PM (tH5fk)


The last Viking died with Gustavus Adolphus..... these are all Bergmans now....
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2019 02:35 PM (90T4r)




There may be one Viking left in Scandinavia: Norway.

https://youtu.be/51jv4j33rpw

Posted by: Flyover at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (B5K06)

617 The Brits would lose a war with Iran. They're soft and weak. They can't even protect their women and children in their own cities from "gangs on mopeds" armed with acid. They didn't lift a finger while random Pakistanis raped about 85% of Rotherham's British girls for a decade.

Why wouldn't the Iranians seize British ships? FFS why wouldn't anyone?

Who's got a boat, a parrot and some eye patches? Let's go find a British flagged ship get some freebies horde!

Posted by: Wingnat Pikachu - It didn't have to be this way at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (x+F96)

618 Has the mayor of London apologized yet for the UK not being part of the Caliphate?

Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (AkkRZ)

619 Tell the Jews to start sucking more water vapor out of the atmosphere over Iran! We'll drought the bastards into submission!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM (37IEG)

620 617 The Brits would lose a war with Iran. They're soft and weak. They can't even protect their women and children in their own cities from "gangs on mopeds" armed with acid. They didn't lift a finger while random Pakistanis raped about 85% of Rotherham's British girls for a decade.

Why wouldn't the Iranians seize British ships? FFS why wouldn't anyone?

Who's got a boat, a parrot and some eye patches? Let's go find a British flagged ship get some freebies horde!
Posted by: Wingnat Pikachu - It didn't have to be this way at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (x+F96)

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There's some calculation on their part that leads Iran to think that this action will end with lessened or removed sanctions.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM (VyAV0)

621 607: what?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM (KP5rU)

622 What is COBRA?
---
I take it to be a high-level security response team.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (hjaPQ)

(A) sports car.
(b) carry-over insurance
(I) a group of villains who are persistent, yet inept

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM (hLRSq)

623 #599 Can't Trump just give MINNESOTA to the Canada?

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM (Y274z)

624 I am thinking Sweden concerned about sailing through the straight might have required a backer to cover them so got flagged by the British.

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (BbGew)

625
Or they could invest in American oil. A much more stable source, if you ask me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (VyAV0)


Iranian kickbacks to European politicians are more generous.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (nr7NV)

626 Oh, yes they did....

https://tinyurl.com/y6ja7q4h

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (37IEG)

627 Got BBC AM on but it's showing Aliens


That's the entertainment channel. There's also a BBC World News.

They're still on only one tanker.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (fuK7c)

628 621 607: what?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM (KP5rU)

Think he means that the welcome for Omar in Minneapolis was manufactured.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (ycWCI)

629 It is midnight in Tehran.

My guess is it will take 72-96 hours for Britain to decide what to do, and to get the SAS and SBS into place if they are going to do anything.

Posted by: rd at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (EK+Pw)

630 Empress...

Comic - woman bit by strange radioactive cat and becomes a crime fighter. And then they tried to make a live action show... which ends badly and campy

https://youtu.be/XHk0FzQfbe8

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (RnxWP)

631 Posted by: Insomniac at July 19, 2019 03:03 PM

Congrats Brother Insom! Upon returning to the Fortress of Legal Solitude this evening, I will hoist an adult beverage in your honor.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (ejd/p)

632 621: Her homies probably paid a crowd to cheer.

Posted by: CN at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (U7k5w)

633 625
Or they could invest in American oil. A much more stable source, if you ask me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:25 PM (VyAV0)

Iranian kickbacks to European politicians are more generous.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2019 03:31 PM (nr7NV)

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We froze all Iranian assets. Come on! Real capitalist money in America!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (VyAV0)

634 The fact we are talking about the seizures and not the UK's devastating response is as clear a sign as any that Margaret Thatcher is no longer in charge.

Posted by: OCBill at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (WWlH9)

635 628: sure didn't look like it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (KP5rU)

636 I'm sorry for wot I said Mr. Trump. Really bloody sorry. Please halp us!

Posted by: Kim Darroch at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (v0R5T)

637 The conservative case for giving another $150 billion to the world's leading sponsor of terrorism.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (O6TxJ)

638 #620 who sells insurance to anything Iranian?

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (Y274z)

639 I spent 5 years in the US Navy and I cross the Miss. River twice at day by ferry, M-F, for the past 15 years and I have never seen a UK flagged merchant ship.

Only thing I ever saw flying UK was their Navy.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (1ISKN)

I wonder if UK flagging might help with trade to the EU

Posted by: Oldcat at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (FTPn0)

640 nude pocahontas announces her pronouns

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (d7Ww2)

641 Who's got a boat, a parrot and some eye patches? Let's go find a British flagged ship get some freebies horde!

Posted by: Wingnat Pikachu - It didn't have to be this way at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (x+F96)

Grammie's got an eyepatch, I have a few turkey decoys, Garrett's got a boat. Let's do this.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (t6MX/)

642 >>>613

Honestly, where were the ship's defenses?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:29 PM (vEIlU)

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Depends on the shipping line. Some of Maersk's Ships now have machine gun mounts but the guns are taken down while in American ports. I was on one for an inspection a few years back and asked about it.

Posted by: Wingnat Pikachu - It didn't have to be this way at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (x+F96)

643 My guess is it will take 72-96 hours for Britain to
decide what to do, and to get the SAS and SBS into place if they are
going to do anything.





Posted by: rd



I hope they don't try a rescue mission. That'll just get a bunch of good people killed. After all, the Iranians have had practice at the hostages thing.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:33 PM (T6t7i)

644 the former ruler of the Queen's Navy is blaming Trump for the loss of the ships by his cancelling the Iran deal.

I'll retire to Bedlam.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 19, 2019 03:33 PM (FTlwv)

645 Iranian's government seems to be on a suicide mission to get to the apocalypse for last 40 years.

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:33 PM (BbGew)

646 You know, this is Trump's fault, & more proof that he's a dangerous unstable loose cannon!

(The msm will have the narrative in place, in time for the Nightly News this evening.)

Posted by: mnw at July 19, 2019 03:33 PM (Cssks)

647 Leftists have started a petition to ban Trump Rallies.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2019 03:33 PM (RBOtF)

648

You are not mistaken, observers.

The sneakiness, the two-faced response from Iran.

This is John Kerry's plan all the way.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 19, 2019 03:33 PM (sy5kK)

649 Nood. Runs for Beer. Evidently squaw is 'she'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2019 03:34 PM (ycWCI)

650 644
the former ruler of the Queen's Navy is blaming Trump for the loss of the ships by his cancelling the Iran deal.


Link?

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:34 PM (T6t7i)

651 644
the former ruler of the Queen's Navy is blaming Trump for the loss of the ships by his cancelling the Iran deal.



I'll retire to Bedlam.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 19, 2019 03:33 PM (FTlwv)
Makes perfect sense! Because England = United States.
somehow or other.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at July 19, 2019 03:34 PM (37IEG)

652 596 I spent 5 years in the US Navy and I cross the Miss. River twice at day by ferry, M-F, for the past 15 years and I have never seen a UK flagged merchant ship.

Only thing I ever saw flying UK was their Navy.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (1ISKN)

Yeah, I wondered that too. Somebody is provoking somebody and it might not be just the Iranians.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 19, 2019 03:34 PM (RD7QR)

653 I propose letting the UK deal with this. They seem to always have enough virtue-signaling to spare so let's see how that works out for them. Maybe they can ask their European pals for some help. Or even get NATO involved.
Under NO circumstances should the US allow itself to be suckered into a conflict with Iran over this.
Not because I like Iran but because clearly that is what Iran wants.

Posted by: Dougf at July 19, 2019 03:35 PM (M764O)

654 As the aeronautical engineering maxim informs, with sufficient thrust, pigs can fly.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (DMUuz)
........

The landings are another thing.

Posted by: wth at July 19, 2019 03:35 PM (v0R5T)

655 Comic - woman bit by strange radioactive cat and becomes a crime
fighter. And then they tried to make a live action show... which ends
badly and campy

_______


Isn't this really the story of Kamala Harris?

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 19, 2019 03:35 PM (O6TxJ)

656 1 carrier group can dominate Iran. Seriously.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at July 19, 2019 03:35 PM (FTPVM)

657 Pep, no link....I just heard it on a live interview with Sky News. It was in the last 5 minutes so you could rewind the Youtube live broadcast.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 19, 2019 03:36 PM (FTlwv)

658 638 #620 who sells insurance to anything Iranian?

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (Y274z)


Honest Vladmir's Insurance Extravaganza! We will insure all of your strategic assets against harm by outside powers! Call now and get our latest SAM set-up! That's Honest Vladmir! A Name You Can Trust!*


*Does not cover acts of God or retaliatory strikes by Jews, Yankees, or other Western or Western-like powers. Or anyone else. You're on your own, babushka.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 03:37 PM (hLRSq)

659 657
Pep, no link....I just heard it on a live interview with Sky News. It
was in the last 5 minutes so you could rewind the Youtube live
broadcast.


OK, thanks.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2019 03:37 PM (T6t7i)

660 623 #599 Can't Trump just give MINNESOTA to the Canada?
Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM (Y274z)

How about not until next year.

I've got $2000 worth of stuff shipping out of Minnesota in November that I'd really rather not have to pay import duties on.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 19, 2019 03:38 PM (UnA8+)

661 What is COBRA?

---

I take it to be a high-level security response team.



Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 19, 2019 03:21 PM (hjaPQ)



(A) sports car.

(b) carry-over insurance

(I) a group of villains who are persistent, yet inept

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for Your Clown Car Goat Rodeo Dumpster Fire Needs! at July 19, 2019 03:30 PM



Yo, sorry. Not my best work.

Posted by: Sylvester Stallone at July 19, 2019 03:38 PM (tOP4K)

662 Depends on the shipping line. Some of Maersk's Ships now have machine gun mounts but the guns are taken down while in American ports. I was on one for an inspection a few years back and asked about it.
Posted by: Wingnat Pikachu - It didn't have to be this way at July 19, 2019 03:32 PM (x+F96)


thanks
they all sure know the danger there now
and everyone knows what Iran is capable of

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 19, 2019 03:38 PM (vEIlU)

663 I'm thinking trade California

Posted by: Skip at July 19, 2019 03:39 PM (BbGew)

664 654
As the aeronautical engineering maxim informs, with sufficient thrust, pigs can fly.



Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2019 03:26 PM (DMUuz)

........



The landings are another thing.

Posted by: wth at July 19, 2019 03:35 PM (v0R5T)


_________


"Greasing the pig allows for more thrust, no? Asking for a fellow porker." -- Hysterical Psychotic Homicidal Pedophile Brian Stelter

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 19, 2019 03:39 PM (LDSrz)

665 "My guess is it will take 72-96 hours for Britain to decide what to do,
and to get the SAS and SBS into place if they are going to do anything"

I thought there was a British Frigate, the HMS Montrose, in those waters as of 7-10-19.


Posted by: geoffb at July 19, 2019 03:41 PM (zOpu5)

666 I have seen people, seemingly serious and not trolling, claiming that Trump will be responsible when Iran develops nuclear weapons because the wise Obama deal was going to keep Iran honest and Trump stupidly threw it away. (I presume those people weren't paying attention when Israel stole and revealed literal truckloads of files proving that Iran never stopped its nuclear weapons programs.)

Posted by: mr_jack at July 19, 2019 03:50 PM (57l0O)

667
599 ilhan omar was treated to a huge welcome home in minneapolis last night. that fucking state needs to be anally probed. what a shithole.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 19, 2019 03:27 PM (KP5rU)

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Astroturf. Staged by the Democrat Party. Thirty activists, thirty reporters, narrow field of view for the camera.

Posted by: Squishy Old Communist Heroin Addict at July 19, 2019 03:57 PM (tdpVh)

668 This thread needs more cowbells. I gotta have more cowbells. Can someone post the link to cowbells.

Posted by: abc at July 19, 2019 04:01 PM (C7GtL)

669 Wait wait wait,

You're telling me that one year before a politically charged election, Iran decided to take hostages?

Pretty sure I've seen this film before.

Posted by: Mirror Universe Phil Collins at July 19, 2019 04:03 PM (al2Cf)

670 I guess we will need Kerry and James Taylor to suit up and parachute in then.

Posted by: Thatch at July 19, 2019 04:07 PM (HNxwp)

671 I have seen people, seemingly serious and not trolling, claiming that Trump will be responsible when Iran develops nuclear weapons because the wise Obama deal was going to keep Iran honest and Trump stupidly threw it away. (I presume those people weren't paying attention when Israel stole and revealed literal truckloads of files proving that Iran never stopped its nuclear weapons programs.)
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Nor are those people being honest, because the whole point of the Obama "deal" was to assure that Iran got nukes.

Posted by: simplemind at July 19, 2019 04:19 PM (eXIRM)

672 Cruise missiles to sink the boats where they are tied up. This will make those ports a built difficult to use. Tell the Iranians touch the crews and Tehran goes bye bye.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 19, 2019 04:26 PM (JxC99)

673 The SAS and SBS are already in station.
Limpet mines.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 19, 2019 04:29 PM (JxC99)

674 28 Forget James Taylor, we need Dan Fogelberg for this one!
________________

I already took him, and I'm not giving him back!

Posted by: Cancer at July 19, 2019 04:42 PM (k4dH2)

675 I'm pretty sure that this is a re-enactment of the Barbary Pirates episode from 1806.

Posted by: Robert17 at July 19, 2019 05:09 PM (4DHm3)

676 I would really like to know what John Kerry is advising them to do. Along with the Magic Negro's shadow government.

I can really see Lurch telling them "this will totally get rid of Trump. Just a little war, nothing big."

Posted by: Ree at July 19, 2019 05:15 PM (N3yvc)

677 Simple Solution
GB gives them an ultimatum
Return the vessel and its crew immediately
When they don't sink their entire navy

Posted by: BFD at July 19, 2019 05:17 PM (bJoSB)

678 675 100%

Posted by: socalcon at July 19, 2019 05:32 PM (Roy2Z)

679 Good thing Iran is such a tiny country.

Posted by: OCBill at July 19, 2019 05:44 PM (df+Zi)

680 Back in the day, Horse Guards would have sent Colonel Privitt-Jones and the 2nd Queens Guards regiment to teach fuzzy wots wot.

Nowadays, meh.

Posted by: Trainer at July 19, 2019 06:14 PM (7EbAY)

681 If Sweden wants its property back, they should hit them with 150 kilotons of neutrality.

Posted by: Anchovy at July 19, 2019 06:17 PM (srWwQ)

682 RE:,The SAS. I was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford(F-111e models) during the Iranian crisis. My father was over on a visit, and we were in a BnB in Edinbourough.
We were watching the telly when the SAS raid went down. Scotland was, shall we say, interesting, that night.Nobody that wore a uniform could buy a drink, RAF, SAS,or USAF. Our money was no good. I sort of remember the rest of the night, well,sort of. jason j Tucson

Posted by: jasonj at July 19, 2019 06:29 PM (qSQLQ)

683 Sweden: "we will send a strongly worded letter to the Iranian government to get the tanker back."
(It would be nice if the UK would do a little ass kicking to get the tanker back. But the days of PM Thatcher are long ago.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 19, 2019 06:31 PM (SBraQ)

684 Not. One. American.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 19, 2019 09:09 PM (iw59Q)

685 Isolationism works great until they come for you.

Posted by: TexasJew at July 19, 2019 09:44 PM (c+cGk)

686 British-we'll fight to the last American,"

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at July 20, 2019 01:59 AM (nRj4F)

687 @685:


"Come?"

Hell, they are freaking here due to the Banana Empire and open borders. Here's to hoping Bolton, Kristol, Boot, et al. can make like Rambo because Americans aren't going to die for this bullshit. We have to fight them here so we don't have to fight them there!

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 20, 2019 09:44 AM (Umc1F)

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