…Gunpowder, Treason And Plot.
So goes the old Guy Fawkes rhyme.
Well, I don’t think we – and particularly the US Navy – will easily forget November 5, 2021. For today is the day when the US, hoping to make off with yet another tanker load of stolen oil (stolen from where, is not stated, but I suspect from the Syrian oilfields north of the Euphrates, where the Americans have been continually stealing Syria’s oil for at least the past 4 years and trucking it out through Iraq – obviously to awaiting tankers at some convenient oil terminal in gulf waters), [note: I am still trying to finish a sentence here] when the fugitive oil tanker – accompanied by two USN Arleigh Burke class destroyers – was boarded by IRGC commandos and surrounded by Iranian fast attack patrol boats and a catamaran. The Iranians took control of the tanker, with the intention of preventing the theft, denying the US of its stolen oil cargo, and effectively corralled the US destroyers to prevent their intervention.
“Curses! Foiled again, Batman!”
Can you believe that? Well it happened, today, November 5, and we have the video, courtesy IRGC, to prove it. How far has the mighty USN, as the senior arm of the US military, fallen this year? Two Arleigh Burke class destroyers, reinforced by other USN vessels called to assist them, plus a US Coastguard frigate and helicopters, all bested and humiliated by a few patrol boats and a catamaran and forced to move away empty-handed. There must be some humour in there somewhere. For some, anyway. I expect there will need to be some explaining to be done, on the carpet in front of some Admiral’s desk, as well. But hopefully no racking and whatever else poor Guy had to suffer, some centuries ago.
I can’t tell the story any better than the around seven minute video, which carries a subtitle commentary, so I will shut up and you can watch for yourself…
A few screenshots from video…
I have a question in relation to this particular snapshot…
Who, or what, is this motley crew, watching on from an upper deck on the closest USN destroyer? They certainly do not look like they are regular USN personnel. Does every USN vessel have its bunch of agency ‘commissars’? Or were they expecting trouble?
See my next post – November ?th Riddle – for a further clarification on this story.