Opinion | The meaning of the suspicious, strange and downright surreal things happening with Iran

Opinion | Sébastien Roblin: Iran seizes an oil tanker and attacks a dummy aircraft carrier in an attempt to inspire fear. - @NBCNewsTHINK

8/14/2020 12:14:00 PM

Opinion | Sébastien Roblin: Iran seizes an oil tanker and attacks a dummy aircraft carrier in an attempt to inspire fear. - NBCNewsTHINK

To see Iran's botched shows of force as a victory for Trump's 'maximum pressure' policy means ignoring that it's only fostered behaviors it was meant to stop.

Sepah News / AFP - Getty ImagesGet the Think newsletter.Aug. 14, 2020, 8:41 AM UTCBySébastien RoblinA lot of suspicious, strange and downright surreal things have been happening in Iran these days. Some of them seem straight out of an action thriller, as a series of unexplained explosions have riddled Iranian nuclear facilities. And some of them really are straight out of Hollywood — a fake air force carrier supposedly built for a film by Oliver Stone’s son was the subject of a bizarre staged attack by Iran in July.

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The mock assault it mounted on the dummy carrier to evoke fear in the militaries of the U.S. and regional enemies like Saudi Arabia instead concluded more like a comedy. Read more: NBC News »

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THINK The Trump Administration withdrew from Obama’s flawed Iranian nuclear deal which neither ended Iran’s nuclear ambitions nor curbed its destabilizing activities. THINK Hahahaha THINK Ok Iran, now run your circles around an entire carrier battle group that surrounds it. THINK It's kinda depressing.

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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of HormuzThe Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday. The U.S. military&39;s Central Command published a black-and-white video showing what appeared Narcissist Nancy keeps playing games and her regime is going to get blown out of the water! Interesting, why MT Wila made no distress calls before, during and after the Iranian Navy's seizure? 🙄🤔 Evidence of lack of accountability of inventory tracking subroutine in Apple Computers, inc,, iOS.13.4. continues. Evidence of urgency of cancer treatment included. Need to ’stay’: ‘flooding’ iOS bottle neck of iCLOUD update. [[🎵, 🎶 08:07]] NEXT: No choice default pause.

Iran briefly seized oil tanker, U.S. military saysThe Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., the U.S. military says. WagTheDog Iran trying to play Capture The Flag

Iran briefly seized oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz, U.S. saysThe Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said. Hot potato 🥔 During the Obama administration ! Well they probably need oil since the west has fucked the middle east

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of HormuzThe U.S. military says the Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., jongambrellap reports. jongambrellAP jongambrellAP begging for some cruise missiles jongambrellAP Wtf?

Iran says U.S. arms embargo push at U.N. will fail - TVU.S. efforts to get the U.N. Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Tehran would fail, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Wednesday, a day after U.S. officials circulated a revised proposal. Giant floating head strikes again! When will they admit their war heads were stored in Lebanon explosion? Clear deflagration Floating head