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Posted by kelly 2012-04-26 11:01||
#2 Food for thought: The tankers could be used as weapons, both against USN ships and other tankers.
Posted by gorb 2012-04-26 14:27||
#3 A tanker can only play demolition derby with an island.
The weapon is crude oil which not only doesn't explode, it doesn't even burn when spread out.
Oh, yeah. And they can be sunk. There have been reports that the Iranian shipping have turned off their locator beacons. Which means, when the pirates grab them, nobody knows where they are.
Which is too bad.
#4 They could be filled with HE and/or LNG and rigged to explode. I'd keep them far away.
Posted by gorb 2012-04-26 19:02||
#5 their real value is as propaganda. spill one out on purpose and blame the us for shooting it an creating an ecological disaster.
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-26 20:48||
#6 They could be filled with HE and/or LNG and rigged to explode
Or unicorn gas and the bitter tears of children who've found out there's no Santa Claus.
I've heard that's a really volatile mix.
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-26 22:24||
#7 Whatever. As long as the USN keeps an eye on them as they pass by, that's fine with me. Think of them as possible Q-Tankers. :-)
Posted by gorb 2012-04-26 22:34||
#8 HMMMM, HMMMMM - soo-o-o, ala the post-Yom Kippur Saudi Oil Embargo of the 1970's, Iran is waiting for Oil Markets-Prices to crash so that its vessels will be first to deliver to desperate international vendors???
* "Demolition derby wid an Island" > Manhattan/NYC Harbor + San Francisco Bay.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-26 22:36||