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    Apparently the Brits said NO.


    By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN
    Updated 11:32 PM ET, Wed July 10, 2019

    (CNN) Five armed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident.

    The British Heritage tanker was sailing out of the Persian Gulf and was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz area when it was approached by the Iranian boats. The Iranians ordered the tanker to change course and stop in nearby Iranian territorial waters, according to the officials. A US aircraft was overhead and recorded video of the incident, though CNN has not seen the footage.

    The UK's Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose had been escorting the tanker from the rear. It trained its deck guns on the Iranians and gave them a verbal warning to back away, which they did. Montrose is equipped on the deck with 30 mm guns specifically designed to drive off small boats. UK officials had previously confirmed that the Montrose was in the region performing a "maritime security role."

    Amazing what a 30 mm cannon can do, even unfired!!


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    The Iranians will just keep doing shit like this because they know the EU will do nothing more than send them a harshly worded letter instead of doing what needs to be done, in this case, lighting up those Iranian garbage scows with that 30mm.
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    The "Elite Revolutionary Guard" seems to be a bit suicidal lately.
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    I would bet they won't be flying any Iranian Commercial Aircraft in that direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    I would bet they won't be flying any Iranian Commercial Aircraft in that direction
    IDK They might just do it to put heat on the US and EU. Even to the point of taking it down themselves and then accusing someone else.
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