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2019-10-11 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian oil tanker 'is hit by two MISSILES' in 'terrorist' attack off of Saudi Arabia that caused explosion and heavy damage
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-11 02:50|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [613 views ]  Top
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#1 How do you like them chickens?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-11 02:56||   2019-10-11 02:56|| Front Page Top

#2 Maybe it was Houthis.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-11 06:48||   2019-10-11 06:48|| Front Page Top

#3 Good one, Dron. :-)
Posted by gorb 2019-10-11 09:33||   2019-10-11 09:33|| Front Page Top

#4 Ohgeedarn how sad.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-11 10:26||   2019-10-11 10:26|| Front Page Top

#5 No $ale.
Posted by Chemp Elmart8332 2019-10-11 11:10||   2019-10-11 11:10|| Front Page Top

#6 Oh wow. Now watch the price of oil go up to 30.00 a barrel. Oh, and the chocolate ration will go up to 10 grams a week.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2019-10-11 11:18||   2019-10-11 11:18|| Front Page Top

#7 terrorists?

couldn't get more specific than that
Posted by lord garth 2019-10-11 11:30||   2019-10-11 11:30|| Front Page Top

#8 Oh, and the chocolate ration will go up to 10 grams a week.

At least they got cigarette rations back then. We'd get kale chips or some crap.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-11 12:12||   2019-10-11 12:12|| Front Page Top

#9 The chocolate ration has been increased to 5 grammes per week!
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-11 13:46||   2019-10-11 13:46|| Front Page Top

#10 Interesting...

But without corroboration, how certain are we that this was a genuine attack and not a false-flag operation?

Images released by Iran’s Petroleum Ministry appeared to show no damage to the Sabiti visible from its bridge, though they did not show the ship’s sides. Satellite images of the area showed no visible smoke.

The ministry’s SHANA news agency said no ship nor any authority in the area responded to its distress messages.

They must have been really, really, really small missiles.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-11 13:53||   2019-10-11 13:53|| Front Page Top

#11 They must have been really, really, really small missiles.

I was wondering about that. Maybe some of those cute little Russian anti-tank missiles instead of an honest-to-gosh anti-ship missile.
Posted by SteveS 2019-10-11 14:51||   2019-10-11 14:51|| Front Page Top

#12 Tankers are big. Really, really big. If it was empty, it has a ton of buoyancy. Even if it was full, just punching a couple of holes in the side won't sink it.

Go figure, antiship missiles designed to sink 5,000 ton frigates don't work well on 600,000 ton supertankers.
Posted by  Herb McCoy 2019-10-11 15:32||   2019-10-11 15:32|| Front Page Top

#13 Silkworm anti-ship missile - 513 kg shaped charge high explosive
Kornet anti-tank missile - 4.6 kg
Posted by SteveS 2019-10-11 15:51||   2019-10-11 15:51|| Front Page Top

#14 Herb, you do understand density?
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-11 21:09||   2019-10-11 21:09|| Front Page Top

#15 among OTHER things? No.
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-11 21:13||   2019-10-11 21:13|| Front Page Top

#16 Herb ~ You ever fly USN A-4's or A-6's by chance ?
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-11 21:14||   2019-10-11 21:14|| Front Page Top

21:49 Lex
21:49 Lex
21:28 Mullah Richard
21:14 Besoeker
21:13 Frank G
21:09 swksvolFF
20:25 The peanut gallery
20:22 Rob Crawford
20:17 Procopius2k
19:59 Lex
19:55 SteveS
19:35 Frank G
19:33 Frank G
19:24 SteveS
17:34 USN, Ret.
16:25 Fred
16:25 Bobby
16:07 Herb McCoy
15:56 Lex
15:51 SteveS
15:32  Herb McCoy
15:26 Dron66046
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14:59 DarthVader

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