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UK To Deploy Royal Navy Marines To Persian Gulf To Coordinate With US Forces

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The UK’s Royal Navy to deploy 100 Elite Royal Marines to the Persian Gulf, following an alleged attack on two tankers, the Sunday Times reported on June 16th.

Elite soldiers from 42 Commando will leave their Plymouth barracks to form Special Purpose Task Group 19, deploying on Royal Navy ships from Britain’s new Bahraini base.

It is unclear how many Royal Marines would be deployed in reality, since a day earlier the Daily Mail reported that 30 Elite Royal Marines would be sent to the Persian Gulf to take part in a training exercise.

‘This is a pre-planned training deployment and is in no way related to the ongoing situation in the Gulf of Oman,’ a MOD spokesman said, cited by the Daily Mail.

Regardless, according to the Sunday Times, the marines are expected to arrive in Bahrain “within weeks” as well as a team of British experts to assist in investigating precisely what materials were used in the tanker attacks.

UK defence minister and MP Tobias Ellwood told Sky’s Ridge on June 16th: “We have a substantial presence in the Middle East that looks after our interests there. We understand the Middle East, we have a number of allies there as well.”

He said that the deployment would be made in coordination with the US forces already present in the region:

“We will be working with the United States to make sure this area is safe and to make sure that we actually deescalate the tensions there but I don’t think Iran should be under any doubt [about] that fact that we will be determined to protect our assets and our interests in the region.”

This followed a report by Iranian outlet ISNA, which claimed that the Iranian Foreign Ministry had summoned the UK ambassador Rob Macaire over the “unacceptable” accusations levelled by London against Tehran.

Assistant Foreign Minister for Europe, Mahmoud Barimani said that Tehran expresses strong protest to Britain’s unacceptable anti-Iran stance.

“In the [closed-door] meeting of the UN Security Council last Thursday, no one but the UK accepted the unsubstantiated accusation levelled by Washington,” said Barimani.

“Even many well-known media outlets rejected the claim by the US and Britain, citing statements by the crew and authorities at the company which owns the tankers,” he said.

“The popular reactions against Britain emanate from such approaches adopted by this country in support of US officials’ unfounded allegations about different issues, including the issue mentioned above,” he said.

He urged the British government to adopt realistic stances which conform to the realities of the policies adopted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the need for London to revisit its approach.

On the US side, on June 16th, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News Sunday that despite there allegedly being no doubt that Iran attacked the tankers, and that there is “lots of data, lots of evidence,” to back it up.

He said that Washington will guarantee free navigation through vital shipping areas.

“The United States is going make sure that we take all the actions necessary, diplomatic and otherwise that achieve that outcome,” Pompeo said.

The only evidence so far is a grainy video that barely shows anything conclusive, even Japan requested more evidence to substantiate the claims that Iran carried out the attacks.

Nonetheless, Pompeo said that Trump and the White House didn’t want war with Iran.

“President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war. We don’t want war,” he said. “The United States is going make sure that we take all the actions necessary, diplomatic and otherwise that achieve that outcome,” Pompeo added.

Despite the claims, the rapid deployments in the Persian Gulf by Western forces and the primed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran at a high state of alert, a possible misstep that escalates the situation towards war may simple be around the corner.

On June 16th, Iran’s Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani said that the attacks on the tankers in the Gulf of Oman were “suspicious” and a “complementary” to United States’ economic sanctions against Iranian nation.

Commenting on the oil taker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, Larijani said, “The suspicious action against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman seems like a complementary measure to economic sanctions (against Iran), because they (US and its allies) gained nothing from the sanctions, especially given the US history in World War II, showing Washington had attacked its own ships near the Japanese soil to justify hostility against Japan”.

Mocking US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s recent statement advising Iran to use “diplomacy” to respond to political and diplomatic measures, the official said, “This is really funny”. Mentioning US’ sanctions against Iranian nation, he said, “Is violating commitments within Iran’s nuclear deal and waging an economic war against our nation a political measure? Are US actions against the Venezuelan President a diplomatic and political measure? Are the arm sales to Saudi Arabia against Yemenis and comprehensive support to the Zionists against Palestinians a political action?”

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  • Concrete Mike

    Translation: we brits think the 2 previous false flags were amateurish, let us show you how its done!

    • Barba_Papa

      Well, they were amateurishly done. And the Brits have been at it for longer. So there.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Britain will be able to use the ‘experts’ employed to create the Scripal story. :)

    • AM Hants

      Even though English, remember how they cocked up the ‘Skripals’ false flag, not forgetting ‘Westminster Bridge’ false flag.

      No doubt they will send the Mayor of London, old Khan, to take charge of the script. Remember, do believe over 60 fatal stabbings in London, recently, but, the only one arrested, was the woman who ‘deflated a balloon’, which had the appearance of Trump.

  • Ivan Freely

    A desperate attempt to stay relevant.

    • Toronto Tonto

      That’s Russia to a T .

      • zman

        Yeah, sure…ask your terrorists just how relevant Russia is.

      • JustPassingThrough

        Tonto = fool

        http://www.spanishcentral.com/translate/tonto

        you have no problem living up to your handle.

        lol

      • Mike

        Again why are you still in your mothers basement, I thought a rabid Ukrainian Canadian like you would have long ago joined the neo-fascist thugs to fight for the Ukrainian motherland in the Donbass. Or are you like miss Freedland, just a bunch rabid Russophobes bitching about Russia from the safety of Canada, like the true chickenshits that Ukrainian Canadians are. That being said, what the fuck does Russia have to do with this article about Iran, the Persian Gulf and the U.S. Are you such a pathetic Russophobe that you can’t even stay on target in spewing your vile idiocy. Fucking loser and chickenshit.

  • Turbofan

    When will the UK accept that its time has past?

    • FlorianGeyer

      When the Zionist Elite have nothing else to steal I suppose.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Not now because it is rule by gays and prostitutes.

      • AM Hants

        Not all transgenders are gay. But, Westminster, does appear to keep the ‘rent boys’ in business.

    • You can call me Al

      Never, our empire is still active thank you, as you can see.

  • Jean de Peyrelongue

    Does have Israel enough power to push the US and UK to go to war against Iran ? Does has the western world gone totally mad? Are they willing to justify all the people claiming that the Zionists are dangerous criminals?

    • AM Hants

      Do like this article, and thank Florian for the link.

      It might help answer your question.

      The Hidden History of the Incredibly Evil Khazarian Mafia (Updated)
      Secret History of Khazarian Mafia and its evil plan to hijack the whole world now revealed for first time.

      By Preston James, Ph.D – March 8, 2015… https://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/08/the-hidden-history-of-the-incredibly-evil-khazarian-mafia/

      • Jean de Peyrelongue

        I had a look at it but I do not believe in black magick !

        • Sinbad2

          The Americans sure do, do you think it’s a coincidence that their military HQ is in the shape of a pentagram?

  • Barba_Papa

    The UK Sancho Pancha comes out to ride along the American Don Quixote again. Cue Macron sending in some troops to dethrone the UK in that role in 3…., 2…., 1…..

  • Real Anti-Racist Action
    • FlorianGeyer

      Excellent cartoon. Thank you.

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        Your welcome. The first cartoon does not load even though it is in jpg format. I’ll post the link here. It is almost a better cartoon, please click and it will open.
        https://i.postimg.cc/8PGyT01z/tankr-Medium.jpg

        • FlorianGeyer

          Its a fabulous cartoon and rather near the mark I would think.
          US Coalition False Flags have never demonstrated much intelligence

          The people that create them probably think, that as they would believe the shite they peddle, the rest of the world will as well.

          This is more evidence, if needed, that the US Coalition is a rabid gang of freaks.

      • Earl

        It sho is, couldn’t get any accurate than this.

    • stupid is as stupid does

      Maybe it should be written “Deep State” instead…

      Saudi Arabia + NEOCON’s + Jews + CIA + MI6 = U.S. “Deep State”

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        I do agree with you. It is basically lacking a few more names and organisations for sure lol.

  • Rob

    The US main weakness is Israel in Middle East.

    The clock is ticking. Putin must support Palestine, Assad and Rohani to invade without scare and kick out all illegal forces of US, Israel and Turkey from Palestine and Syria otherwise Russia will vanish like USSR. If Russia win then entire world will consider Putin true leader.

    • stupid is as stupid does

      Why would Putin want to be leader of the “entire world”?
      He is Russian, not some megalomaniac.
      Why Putin “must support” Palestine?!
      Not single Arab, Muslim country activly supports Palestine so why Russia?!
      ( Arabs, Muslim countries should, but they do not activly support Palestine )
      Except maybe they do, by giving lip service that doesn’t cost them anything really, or through small handouts…
      Why Putin “must support” Assad or Rohani?
      Putin only supports removing Western sponsored terrorists from Syria to protect Russia.
      As for Assad, he is replacable like everybody else if necessary.
      Putin is replacable also.
      Nation is always more important than one person.
      Iran is Shia “Islamic Republic” and has very litlle in common with Russia.
      Russian Muslims are Sunni Muslims.
      Russian and Iranian interests in general diverge always (even in Syria).
      They only have common enemies (US,UK) and are allies of convinience only.
      If Iran attacked, they will give modern weapons to Iran to make US & UK bleed lot !
      But, that’s about it.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Unfortunately USANATO,Saudi,UAE and Israel thinking of closing Hormuz strait for Iran oil shipments with reckless false accusation is disastrous dream for them.If war start all USA NATO Israel and puppets ship will great mother ocean floor.No one is is safe of secure from brilliant and dangerous Iran missiles if Iran navy is oppress which will eventually result in preamtive USANATO provoked irresponsible reckless war.We are hours away from Babilon losing war.USANato and puppets will never ever defeat Iran and it will prompt Russia to support Iran after Iran proper results against enemies.

  • Mustafa Mehmet

    To join brothers Yankees

  • Xoli Xoli

    Unfortunately Israel and puppets Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey ,France, Brittain,Germany,Bolton and Pompeo will regret as refugees.Iran will win the war like it or not.

    • You can call me Al

      Brittain ?, – that is usually a persons surname.

      • AM Hants

        Leon, with one t too many????

      • occupybacon

        Unfortunately Israel is also a weird name

  • Lena Jones

    Poodles go to war.

  • Icarus Tanović

    100 personal! Nooooo that’s so too much…😂

  • Black Waters

    Pirates.-

  • Harry Smith

    USA goes to the gulf
    https://youtu.be/YkuTG7JhNTs

    UK goes to the gulf
    https://youtu.be/BTgs54HeZ6k

    • You can call me Al

      Cheeky !!. Lol.

      • Harry Smith

        Sorry, bro. With all my respect to the Great Britain as it was before, nowadays UK is like 80 y.o. Hollywood diva, which refuses to believe she does not attract males anymore.

        • AM Hants

          No problems, from the UK. Know exactly what you mean, as it feels like living on an alien planet, to the nation you grew up in. Not in a good way.

          No doubt YCCMA agrees, as he moved out.

          • Harry Smith

            I know that feeling very well. I survived the USSR collapse. Wish you wisdom to correct what you can correct and to accept what can’t.

    • AM Hants

      LOL, reminds me of me of one of our local MPs and ironically, sure he was involved in Defence, sometime during his time.

      MPs’ expenses: Sir Peter Viggers claimed for £1,600 floating duck island
      Sir Peter Viggers, a Tory grandee, included with his expense claims the £1,645 cost of a floating duck house in the garden pond at his Hampshire home… https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5357568/MPs-expenses-Sir-Peter-Viggers-claimed-for-1600-floating-duck-island.html

      • Harry Smith

        Fluffy candies! And they call Russia corrupted!

        • AM Hants

          Accuse others of your own sins, so comes to mind.

  • You can call me Al

    Do what…….?

    ‘This is a pre-planned training deployment and is in no way related to the ongoing situation in the Gulf of Oman,’ a MOD spokesman said, cited by the Daily Mail.”

    “Regardless, according to the Sunday Times, the marines are expected to arrive in Bahrain “within weeks” as well as a team of British experts to assist in investigating precisely what materials were used in the tanker attacks.”

    No way at all related !!!!!.

    ………………………………………………

    Three other pertinent articles to look at:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-17/will-false-flag-iran-war-cause-financial-crisis

    http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/military-affairs/war-with-iran-would-be-a-disaster

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

    • AM Hants

      Sending those who investigated Skripal and notice how they will play on words, when trying to keep the US happy?

      Wonder how the meeting with May and Trump went, over at the State Dinner, owing to UK assistance with trying to get Clinton into the White House?

      Seems like Westminster is bending over backwards, with a smile on the MPs faces, to keep Trump sweet. Judging by Jeremy Hunt’s reactions/behaviour at the moment.

      • You can call me Al

        Yeah, pathetic isn’t it.

        • AM Hants

          What has seriously wound me up, are a couple of articles, over on Zero Hedge.

          I swear to God, I have no idea what planet I have woken up on. Would blame it all on drugs, but, don’t do them and cut down on the wine. Must be something in the coffee.

          Trump: “I Think I Know” Who Was Behind 9/11 Attacks… https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-17/trump-i-think-i-know-who-was-behind-911-attacks

          No doubt, Iran, Russia and China will get the blame and no doubt Trump will rotate the blame game, rather than look at his mates.

          “Saddam & Bin Laden Ties” Redux: Pompeo Blamed Iran For Taliban Suicide Bombing… https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-17/saddam-bin-laden-ties-redux-pompeo-blamed-iran-taliban-suicide-bombing

          Remind me, what was the Iraq War all about, besides Sadam and his WMDs? Weren’t they also trying to use 9/11, blaming Bin Laden? Who just happened to be the son of the Bush family’s business partners, for having connections in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and surprised he did not have an Irish connection.

          ‘We will invade 7 nations in 5 years, ending with Iran’ – General Wesley Clark, who is now training Nazis, over in Ukraine, how to lose a fight.

          ‘Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, finishing off, Iran’.

          • You can call me Al

            Zero Hedge… I actually enjoy the articles, but the comments section full of USA, USA, USA rednecks…. many of them repeat the only BS they know “Commie” this and that and bomb them. There are some good people on there, surprising (not) Canadian and British… but it is hard work.

            Now Breibart or whatever it is called, as a many steps above Zero Hedge in no. of brainless wank-stains…God they are stupid (in general).

            …………..

            Regards the rest, in-breeds so, what they gotta do.

            Keep on posting these….they hate it (in general), deny it and call you a commie for posting it….sweet.

            https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting

            https://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

            http://www.jiesworld.com/international_corporations_in_china.htm

            The last two are the best, as they cannot believe that they should blame the Corporations, only China is to blame and then honestly believe the economy is doing brilliantly.

            PS Last line, you missed one I think…. Well, starting with Iraq, then Syria and Lebanon, then Libya, then Somalia and Sudan, and back to Iran.

          • AM Hants

            Slightly better comments than Breit Bart. Apart from sado masichism, I have no idea why I check out the Breit Bart comment section. Max Mosely chooses a dungeon, with a female dominatrix, dressed in an SS uniform and I go to Breit Bart.

            Past line, cheers, must admit, I do get stuck with regards the African nations, Wesley Clark spoke of. Reminds me of Rwanda and the UN waiting two decades, till the oil and diamond industry was up and running, to apologise for the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rwanda. I had a Finnish boyfriend, who used to live in Rwanda, prior to moving back to the UK and interesting what he had to say. He is now back in Finland, as I now find myself laughing at relationships and passports. It is a running joke with friends, how when a relationship ends with me, the male ends up leaving the country haha, including my first husband. At least with the current, he spends most of his time working abroad, popping back to the UK, for respite, so slightly different script haha. So love a passport and the freedom it provides.

            Your 3rd link reminds me of 10 corporations control almost everything you buy.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3abde19b9bc024361fd586dd8834c398daed309727cae1e49199f1cbbf4ffb1a.png

          • You can call me Al

            Strange how similar the graphics are hey ?. Anyway, I must get back to bed as I am off to Blighty in the morning. Cheers for now. As always….

          • AM Hants

            Enjoy Blighty and will enjoy reading your rants, when you find it is in an even worse state than the last time you were here.

          • You can call me Al

            Rants, effing rants; you aint heard anything yet. What a shit hole.

          • AM Hants

            Haha, waiting for you to get going, but, get some wine down you. Don’t you just miss it?

            Do believe President Putin sums it up perfectly:

            Putin attacks Western views on gay rights and multiculturalism and says immigrants are free to ‘kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights are protected’ ahead of G20 meeting with May
            Russian president gloated that western Liberalism ‘had outlived its purpose’ and ‘was on way the out’ of favour
            Putin blasted Angela Merkel’s ‘cardinal mistake’ of allowing a million refugees to enter German in 2017
            He said: ‘This liberal idea presupposes that nothing needs to be done. That migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights as migrants have to be protected’
            He was speaking at the start of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, where he will meet Theresa May later
            Prime Minister will demand he takes responsibility for Salisbury poisoning and hand over Novichok assassins
            He said: ‘This spy story, as we say, it is not worth five kopecks. Or even five pounds, for that matter’
            Trump has met Putin today with the US President saying with a smile: ‘Don’t meddle’ in the US elections… https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7190613/Liberalisms-day-boasts-Putin.html

            Seriously true and just love him, for putting his point across.
            ……………

            Vladimir Putin taunts Britain over the Tory leadership race and claims Russia is MORE democratic than the UK
            Russian President took aim at the way in which the UK’s next PM is being chosen
            He questioned how a new prime minister could be installed without national vote
            Tory members the only people able to vote in the race for Downing Street… https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7192137/Vladimir-Putin-taunts-Britain-Tory-leadership-race.html

            Well, he certainly has a point.

  • JustPassingThrough

    wow 100 marines
    that’s a game changer.
    don’t forget your helmets boys.

  • AM Hants

    Remember, how supportive the UK Government and intelligence were, where Clinton’s ambitions of getting into the White House, were concerned?

    UK, who had no problem with Iran and refused to leave the JCPOA.

    Then Trump turns up, by Royal Appointment, meeting the UK Foreign Secretary (who wants the keys to Number 10), at the airport. Jeremy, returns to London, with a very brown, sticky nose, with a stagnant smell, reminiscent of the London Sewage System, in the early 19th century.

    Now little Jeremy cannot do enough for Donald and the Rothschild Mafia, he surrounds himself with. Funny, how the new Defence Secretary, appears mute, whilst committing the Forces to the latest ‘Rothschild Must Have’.

  • Ishyrion Av

    I’m a dead Englishman in Bandar Abbas… by duo Pompeo and Bolton

  • Brother Thomas

    There was never a US illegal war of aggression that Britain didn’t like.