Israeli special forces attack Iranian tanker fleet for over a year


Apparently, Israel has been conducting a clandestine campaign of attacks on Iranian ships carrying oil and weapons to Syria for more than a year. On Thursday, March 11, The Wall Street Journal reported on similar actions by Tel Aviv, publishing a detailed article about it.


According to the newspaper, Tel Aviv's campaign against Iranian shipping began in late 2019 and targeted at least 12 ships involved in the transportation of weapons. A possible goal of Israel's actions is to provide economic pressure on Iran, which regularly supplies oil to Syrian refineries in the coastal city of Baniyas. Israeli special forces attacks could also be aimed at disrupting Tehran's support of various militant groups throughout the Middle East.

During this campaign, not a single Iranian ship was sunk, and no casualties were reported. However, sources in Iran's shipping industry noted that at least two tankers were forced to return to their ports after receiving holes.

The Wall Street Journal report includes, among other things, the case of the Iranian oil tanker Sabiti, which was hit by two explosions while in the Red Sea in October 2019. There have also recently been unconfirmed reports of an incident aboard the Shahr-e Kord with an Iranian-flagged container ship en route to Syria on 10 March. Marine insurance company Ambrey tweeted a message that the vessel was slowing down and deviating from course. However, the Wall Street Journal said that they could not say for sure about the connection of this event with the actions of the Israelis against the Iranian tanker fleet.

Public disclosure of Israel's sabotage campaign against Iranian oil tankers and other commercial vessels could put some pressure on Israel, which now faces the possibility of new, potentially more overt responses from Iran. This will certainly lead to more obvious attacks that could trigger further Israeli responses.
  • Photos used: National Iranian Tanker Company
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  1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 13 March 2021 09: 30
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    Free presentation of the article? Well, the proposal does not make sense - The Wall Street Journal reported on similar actions of Tel Aviv on Thursday, March 11.
    The country recognizing Jerusalem as the capital writes about the actions of T-Aviv ... It's like the actions of Saratov in Syria.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 10: 44
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      Wall Street Journal


      Maybe you want a link?
      1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 13 March 2021 11: 47
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        Quote: isofat
        Wall Street Journal


        Maybe you want a link?

        This is not what was meant. A certain journalist, in a certain newspaper, admitted illiteracy. He pointed out that the capital of Israel is Tel Aviv. While the united and indivisible capital of Israel is Jerusalem. And there is a corresponding law. From 1950. In jurisprudence, such things are called legal fact. Requiring no proof. By publication. Iran hundreds of times larger than the crumb of Israel in terms of territory and population, thousands of times in poverty, time after time orders from Jerusalem. For nuts. Now in Iran itself, then in Syria, then at the maritime theater. And threateningly puffing out his cheeks, which must be admitted, it turns out just great, silently wipes off. Because he is afraid. And he does the right thing. Well, do not shout to the Persians in fact on every corner of the planet: today again Jerusalem, smashed our next base in Syria, along with the entire watch, yesterday our next tanker was blown up by Jewish special forces (the best in the world, as you know), the day before yesterday Fakhridzade was sent to a long creative business trip, almost in the center of Tehran .... etc.
        So it was, is and will be! Leolam !!! Crunch and half !!!)
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 13: 19
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          Tramp1812... I want peace to finally come to Palestine, the war in this region began after the unilateral proclamation of Israel. Following this vicious practice, you then proclaimed as your own - the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, etc.

          By doing so, you are robbing your country of legitimacy. Israel did not receive legitimacy immediately, but only after it was recognized by a number of strong countries, such as the USA, the USSR ... it was from them that the process started.

          And everything is not enough for you, so today you again "butt" with your neighbors. It is not difficult to predict your next aggression, it always begins with yelling that evil neighbors offend tiny Israel.

          The recognition of Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel is a step towards peace. Your state is like an old woman from A.S. Pushkin, you would not stay with broken Israel (trough).

          PS The journalist is surprisingly perspicacious!
          1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
            Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 13 March 2021 14: 25
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            1.In Palestine, there has never been any other state besides the Jewish one in the history of mankind. If I'm wrong, name one.
            2. The Jewish presence in Palestine never stopped. Not for a second. And there is not a single source of information to the contrary.
            3. Arabs have never lived in Palestine. This is confirmed by the indisputable fact that not a single Arab city has ever existed in Palestine. The Bedouins (nomads) who lived there did not and do not consider themselves to be Arabs. The Arabs of Sudan and Yemen came to Palestine following the first wave of Jewish Aliyah from Russia.
            4. Not a single Arab state today is at enmity with Israel. Syria is de facto not a state. And Lebanon is not an adversary.
            5. Israel de jure proclaimed independence not "unilaterally", but on the basis of the UN resolution on May 14, 1948. De facto, the Jewish state was created in the twenties of the last century. The peaceful existence of Israel does not depend on your desire.
            6. The only enemy of Israel today is Iran. And Israel deals with him. Like a man. The Persians only have their bones cracking. This is what the publication says.
            7. Arab countries made peace with Israel without the precondition of refusing to annex the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights, like Jerusalem, are ours. Like the Kuriles, Karelia, Crimea, Konigsberg are Russian. True, the scale of annexations from the Russian Federation and Israel is different.
            8. Jerusalem is recognized by a number of countries, including the United States, the capital of Israel. By the way, it was never transferred, even by a UN decision, to any Arab country.
            9. Israel wants to get rid of the yoke on its neck, the Palestinian Authority. There is not a single Jew or Jewish soldier there. They receive everything from Israel, in return - nothing. Isn't it life ?! They live orders of magnitude better than most of the Arab brothers.
            10. Part of the Golan entering Israel - 800 sq. km. And not hundreds of thousands of square kilometers., Annexed by the Russian Federation territories. So it’s not better to turn around on yourself?
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 16: 02
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              Palestine and Israel a brief history of the conflict!
              1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
                Alexzn (Alexander) 13 March 2021 16: 56
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                Not a film, but naive nonsense with distorted facts.
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 17: 15
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                  I knew that you would not like it, so I selected the softest, for your Zionist psyche, a simplified presentation of events.

                  PS Messrs. Zionists, stop fomenting the war. yes
                  1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
                    Alexzn (Alexander) 13 March 2021 18: 41
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                    Who will have enough?
                    1. isofat Offline isofat
                      isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 20: 23
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                      Quote: AlexZN
                      Who will have enough?

                      Alexzn... To you Zionists!
      2. Alexzn Online Alexzn
        Alexzn (Alexander) 13 March 2021 16: 37
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        Yes! Please give me a link! On the WSJ website - WASHINGTON—Israel has targeted at least a dozen vessels bound for Syria and mostly carrying Iranian oil out of concern that petroleum profits are funding extremism in the Middle East, US and regional officials say, in a new front in the conflict between Israel and Iran.
        https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-strikes-target-iranian-oil-bound-for-syria-11615492789?mod=hp_listb_pos2
        Your link is not about that at all! The primary source says - ISRAEL, not T-Aviv.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 17: 37
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          Quote: AlexZN
          Your link is not about that at all! The primary source says - ISRAEL, not T-Aviv.


          PS You are preventing me from fulfilling the decision of the UN Assembly. yes
          (https://www.bbc.com/russian/news-42446766)
          1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
            Alexzn (Alexander) 13 March 2021 18: 51
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            1. In your link, T-Aviv is mentioned about contacts with the UAE and Jordan - it would be strange if they were in Jerusalem.
            2. Nobody forces you to recognize Jerusalem as the capital, but non-recognition of Jerusalem does not make TA the capital - an obvious fact.
            3. In the WSJ it is written internationally correctly - ISRAEL.
            4. It's ridiculous to write T-A decided, T-A made, official T-A - these are all soft-boiled boots.
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 19: 55
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              Alexzn, here you are, Mr. Zionist, do not prevent people from having their own opinion about Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel, a state built on the genocide of the indigenous population.
              1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
                Alexzn (Alexander) 13 March 2021 20: 09
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                You can take revenge on the crap about the Zionists and genocide, consider the land flat, etc., but this will not make TA a capital (just as Saratov will not become a Russian capital, no matter how much I consider it to be).
                For reference, the capital is the city recognized as such by the country itself, in which the authorities are located. The residence of the Prime Minister, President, Supreme Court and Parliament are located in Jerusalem.
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 13 March 2021 20: 20
                  +1


                  This film provides a brief history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the origins of the Zionist movement and the founding of the State of Israel to the first intifada and the recent bombing of the Gaza Strip. We do not seek to occupy the "golden mean" in this story, to hide behind the screen of "objectivity and neutrality", to be above the fray. We do not hide our rejection of Zionism and we conduct this criticism consistently, that is, exposing Zionism as a form of bourgeois ideology, which was defeated only thanks to the cooperation of the richest circles of the Jewish diaspora and Arab landlords.
  2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) April 23 2021 14: 24
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    Quote: Rogue1812
    While the united and indivisible capital of Israel is Jerusalem. And there is a corresponding law. From 1950. In jurisprudence, such things are called legal fact. Requiring no proof.

    There is a law that states that Crimea is Russian. Is that correct, or do you have a special liberal opinion on this matter?
  3. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) April 23 2021 14: 26
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    Quote: Rogue1812
    10. Part of the Golan entering Israel - 800 sq. km. And not hundreds of thousands of square kilometers., Annexed by the Russian Federation territories. So it’s not better to turn around on yourself?

    Well, who would say)) do not you croak about the "annexation"
  4. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) April 23 2021 14: 49
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    Quote: Rogue1812
    7. Arab countries made peace with Israel without the precondition of refusing to annex the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights, like Jerusalem, are ours. Like the Kuriles, Karelia, Crimea, Konigsberg are Russian. True, the scale of annexations from the Russian Federation and Israel is different.

    Bravo! This is a man's conversation, not like the hypocrite Bindyuzhnik.