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    The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. The comments by Cmdr. Sean Kido came as the Navy showed reporters pieces of debris and a magnet they said Iran's Revolutionary Guard left behind when they spirited away an unexploded limpet mine after the June 13 attack in the Gulf of Oman.

    Kido showed the journalists, including CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata, fragments from one of the exploded weapons the U.S. says were used in the attack, in addition to the magnet left affixed to the Japanese ship.

    D'Agata said the information was clearly meant to stack up the case against Iran. The Trump administration has insisted Iran was to blame since not long after the attacks last week, and it has steadily ratcheted up that casting of blame and tried to convince allies around the world to point the finger at Tehran, too.
    Nevertheless, the Navy showed a picture previously shared among weapons experts of a limpet mine on display in Iran, which they said resembled the one they suspected was used on the ship. That picture showed a conical mine, some 90 pounds in weight, on display with a sign next to it identifying it as being produced by a research company affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard.

    "The limpet mine that was used does bear a striking resemblance to that which has been publicly displayed in Iranian military parades," Kido said. "There are distinguishing features."

    The 5th Fleet officials also said investigators had recovered fingerprints and a hand print from the Japanese tanker, and D'Agata said they made it clear more details could be released in the coming days.

    The Navy officials said it was hard to pry one of the magnets used to adhere a limpet mine off of a ship's hull. D'Agata said it took a couple U.S. service members with a crowbar to pry just the single leftover magnet off the Kokuka. The Navy officials said six of the magnets -- each about the size of a softball -- would be used to hold a limpet mine in place on a vessel.

    Thus far, German and British officials, along with Iran's arch-rival Saudi Arabia, have backed the U.S. in blaming Iran, or at least saying the evidence suggesting Iranian culpability is strong.
    A flat denial

    Iran has consistently and completely denied any role in the attacks on tankers near the vital shipping channel of the Strait of Hormuz -- both the recent ones on the two ships in the Gulf of Oman and similar attacks on four tankers last month off the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah.

    "Accusations levelled against Iran's armed forces and the published film with regards to the incident (that) happened to the vessels ... are unsubstantiated and we categorically reject these accusations," Iran's semi-official IRNA news agency quoted Defence Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami as saying.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iran-ne...ay-2019-06-19/

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    No one believes anything that Trump says. The Mines could have said "Made in Iran" on them, and still, no one would believe Trump.
    Trump wants to use the American Military as a 'Mercenary Force' to fight the Enemy of his friends, the Saudis and Israelis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    No one believes anything that Trump says. The Mines could have said "Made in Iran" on them, and still, no one would believe Trump.
    Trump wants to use the American Military as a 'Mercenary Force' to fight the Enemy of his friends, the Saudis and Israelis.
    this isn't from Trump -it's a US Navy spokesperson

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    this isn't from Trump -it's a US Navy spokesperson
    EVERYONE believes Trump will do anything for a dollar. Whether it's the Russians, or the Saudis and Israelis.
    The Saudis and Israelis want to destroy Iran, they can't do it, but they know the American Military can.
    Trump has walked out on the Nuke Deal, ... and now claims Iran is failing to live up to the Nuke Deal.
    Trump has put an economic embargo on Iran so it can't sell it's oil on world markets, ... and now claims Iran is interfering in world commerce.

    "We will fight Iran until the last American soldier" ... the Saudis and Israelis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    this isn't from Trump -it's a US Navy spokesperson
    You are missing the point, previously, people, Americans and foreign allies, wouldn't automatically challenge the validity of information being put out by another Administration under such circumstances, they might have questions and ask for further explanations, but with Trump, and his shtick of purposely lying, this Administration has lost what little credibility it might have earlier possessed. Everything is doubted

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    You are missing the point, previously, people, Americans and foreign allies, wouldn't automatically challenge the validity of information being put out by another Administration under such circumstances, they might have questions and ask for further explanations, but with Trump, and his shtick of purposely lying, this Administration has lost what little credibility it might have earlier possessed. Everything is doubted
    I agree. Trump is like 'The Little Boy who cried Wolf'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    this isn't from Trump -it's a US Navy spokesperson
    but you would trash them if they spoke truth trump didn't want them to say huh


    fuck you


    You only trust what you WANT tro hear


    your opinion is fucking meaningless


    You sold your integrity already years ago


    That being said


    I believe the experts


    Iran likely did this


    Thank to trump and the republicans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    No one believes anything that Trump says. The Mines could have said "Made in Iran" on them, and still, no one would believe Trump.
    Trump wants to use the American Military as a 'Mercenary Force' to fight the Enemy of his friends, the Saudis and Israelis.
    And keep Mueller out of the news. He feels that history proves that a wartime POTUS always gets re elected.
    Last edited by Althea; 06-19-2019 at 01:59 PM.
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    You are missing the point, previously, people, Americans and foreign allies, wouldn't automatically challenge the validity of information being put out by another Administration under such circumstances, they might have questions and ask for further explanations, but with Trump, and his shtick of purposely lying, this Administration has lost what little credibility it might have earlier possessed. Everything is doubted
    Because everything is a lie. I can't see the OP, but I'm sure it's from some conspiracy site.
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    And keep Mueller out of the news. He feels that history proves that a wartime POTAS always gets re elected.
    I agree. This could also be a 'political' move by Trump to improve his re-election bid.

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    of course it was Iran,

    you're going to wake up one morning and find there is no boats left in the Iranian Navy

    pay close attention when trump is in charge, pay close attention
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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    You are missing the point, previously, people, Americans and foreign allies, wouldn't automatically challenge the validity of information being put out by another Administration under such circumstances, they might have questions and ask for further explanations, but with Trump, and his shtick of purposely lying, this Administration has lost what little credibility it might have earlier possessed. Everything is doubted
    silly rabbit.
    It's not about Trump or even Pompeo. If you notice Germany backs it up as well -and getting Merkle to agree with Trump is a small miracle.
    The confusion comes from the Japanese captain who thought it was a missile -but now they have found the magnets fr the limpet mine

    The comments by Cmdr. Sean Kido came as the Navy showed reporters pieces of debris and a magnet they said Iran's Revolutionary Guard left behind when they spirited away an unexploded limpet mine after the June 13 attack in the Gulf of Oman.

    Kido showed the journalists, including CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata, fragments from one of the exploded weapons the U.S. says were used in the attack, in addition to the magnet left affixed to the Japanese ship.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I agree. This could also be a 'political' move by Trump to improve his re-election bid.
    stop swallowing every 1/2 baked conspirqcy theory you come across

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Because everything is a lie. I can't see the OP, but I'm sure it's from some conspiracy site.
    it's from a US Navy Spokes person you dotard - can you read the OP title?
    CBS news is the carrier.. God damn do you ever get anything correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    top swallowing every 1/2 baked conspirqcy theory you come across
    The only 'theory' that I'm subscribing to is the "I don't believe ANYTHING that Trump says".

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