Now they’ve done it. Iran went and attacked an Israeli-owned oil tanker with killer drones and murdered two innocent crew members. Diplomatic officials are still deciding if this means war or not. Either way, there will be a hefty price to pay for this incident, officials insist.
Iran drones deliver violence
The theocracy of Iran doesn’t spend all their time in the intellectual stone age, they love to embrace the technology which helps them kill their infidel enemies. Thanks to modern attack drones, they can deliver violence just about anywhere.
On Sunday, Minister of State Antony Blinken went into a tizzy over the Ayatollah’s latest move. “We are working with our partners to consider our next steps and consulting with governments inside the region and beyond on an appropriate response, which will be forthcoming.”
Blinken stomped his foot so hard that Imperial Leader Biden’s dog went running under the desk. “We join our partners and allies in our strong condemnation of the attack against the Mercer Street,” Blinken sniveled. The ship’s crew were minding their own business “peacefully transiting through the north Arabian Sea in international waters.” Then those big bullies running Iran released the drones. We know it was them.
The target vessel was “operated by Zodiac Maritime, an international ship management company headquartered in London and led by Israeli shipping magnate Eyal Ofer.”
“Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive UAVs, a lethal capability it is increasingly employing throughout the region.” The incident occurred near the coast of Oman.
One of the murdered crew was a U.K. citizen and the other “a Romanian national.” Blinken isn’t happy about what happened. “These actions threaten freedom of navigation through this crucial waterway, international shipping and commerce, and the lives of those on the vessels involved.” Not only that, it makes him look bad.
We need a ‘wall’
The thing that really has Blinken’s eyes popping out are the suggestions that they need to put up a “wall.” The Israelis know that’s a touchy word for palace Democrats so they made sure to word it into the diplomatic soundbites.
According to Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, the “whole world needs to put up a wall in a form – political and security – against Iran.” Lapid is convinced that the threat “will only increase after the rise to power of the ‘executioner from Tehran'” He’s referring to Ebrahim Raisi.
The Mercer Street attack was “carried out by Iran and was deliberate, targeted and unlawful,” London declared. They are demanding the aggressors “immediately cease actions that risk regional & international peace & security.” That’s not far from declaring war in diplomatic speak. To them, any time an incident like this occurs there are “the usual six options.”
One, do nothing, which is the usual approach. Two, issue a statement against what happened. They did. Three, lodge an official protest, which has just been done by all involved. Four, cut off aid. Aid has been cut off ever since Trump slapped down all of those crippling sanctions. Number five is break off diplomatic relations, which we did long ago but Biden is still carrying on in secret over in Switzerland. That leaves option six, declare war.
Based on the current situation, there are two of those picks which seem to stand out. Do nothing or declare war. Americans are pretty certain which one of those the Imperial Palace will roll with but our international allies still have a say in the matter. Israeli Minister Lapid hopes to generate some action from Biden.
“The murderous regime in Iran and the terrorist acts it exports are a global threat. I am glad that both the US and the UK condemn these terrorist acts.” He promises that Israel will continue the dialogue with its allies around the world and work together on the necessary steps against Iranian terrorism.”