War

Diogenes

brr, summer's over
Are we seeing the first moves in a new Middle Eastern war? Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fighting each other through proxies for years but now we're seeing Iranian-backed attacks on Saudi soil, retaliatory attacks on Iranian gas rigs and (possibly) attacks on tankers by Iran in response. The US have moved a carrier group into the area.

If the long expected conflict between the US and Iran does start, can Britain stay out? We have a number of minesweepers there keeping the Strait of Hormuz clear and alliances with the Gulf States.
 

marinyork

Resting in suspended Animation
Location
Logopolis
The war in Yemen hasn't finished and that is taking up a lot of resources by both countries.
 

Cycleops

Guru
Location
Accra, Ghana
As you say tensions have been ramping up for some time now but the recent attacks on shipping have raised the bar. It might be caused by extreme factions in Iran who are pushing for a war but I don't think that is supported by the leadership. I don't think the Americans want it either who would prevail in any conflict as it will be very costly.
Don't forget Israel in all this who have said they will not tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons.
Britain can and should keep out of it but that might be easier said than done, we can only hope common sense prevails.
 
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Despite posturing I don't think any of them want a war. America doesn't want it, Iran doesn't want it and neither does anyone else, the only way it'll come about is if someone misjudges things. And, I've got flights booked with Singapore and Qatar airlines so I don't want it either!
 

Heckler

Well-Known Member
Assuming of course the identified state actors were actually responsible, have the Iranians admitted responsibility?
 

Cycleops

Guru
Location
Accra, Ghana
This is pretty difficult to refute. Supposedly Iranian boat removing an unexploded mine from one of the tankers.

View: https://youtu.be/7Gz08OQUnms


Iran wil deny, deny, deny.
 

meta lon

Guru
Despite posturing I don't think any of them want a war. America doesn't want it, Iran doesn't want it and neither does anyone else, the only way it'll come about is if someone misjudges things. And, I've got flights booked with Singapore and Qatar airlines so I don't want it either!


Its all me me me with you :laugh:



Im more concerned about the cost of derv..
 

Mugshot

Cracking a solo.
Why is it that pollution and save the planet doesn't come into consideration when there is a war?
I'm not sure that those that are at the top when it comes to wars give much consideration to pollution and climate change at the best of times.
 
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