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Satellite images show no major damage to Persian Gulf ships claimed to be 'sabotaged' by US officials

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    Context: Four oil tankers -- two Saudi, one Emirati, one Norwegian -- were damaged by something on Sunday, and a US official said it was likely Iran or one of its allies blowing holes into the...

    Context: Four oil tankers -- two Saudi, one Emirati, one Norwegian -- were damaged by something on Sunday, and a US official said it was likely Iran or one of its allies blowing holes into the ships; not only this, but specifically said large holes were blown into them at or below their water lines. Satellite imagery from AP, however, indicates there hasn't been any major damage to the ships, certainly nothing on the level of a massive hole being blasted into their hulls.

    Honestly getting some real Gulf of Tonkin vibes off of this, especially since AP reporters were apparently blocked from travelling by boat to see the ships by Emirati officials. Iran and USA/KSA have always been at one another's throats, but this is a level of blatant fear-mongering that's pretty new and a bit worrying.

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      You're not wrong about the Gulf of Tonkin vibe. This was pretty much the expected course of events when John Bolton became National Security Advisor.

      You're not wrong about the Gulf of Tonkin vibe. This was pretty much the expected course of events when John Bolton became National Security Advisor.

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