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Official Version of Naval Incident Starts to Unravel

Posted by Fredsvenn den januar 11, 2008

Strait of Hormuz

 

Between 15 and 16.5 million barrels of oil transit the Strait of Hormuz each day, roughly 20 percent of the world’s daily oil production, according to the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration.

 

The Strait of Hormuz incident

Strait of Hormuz incident

Strait of Hormuz new Gulf of Tonkin?

Bush exploits Strait of Hormuz incident to threaten Iran

Iran: Ship incident U.S. «psychological, propaganda campaign»

 

The BBC published the video and the audio tape of several, seemingly unarmed, civilian looking speedboats coming out to inspect the 3 US warships, that were 15 miles off the coast of Iran.


Despite the official and media portrayal of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz early monday morning as a serious threat to U.S. ships from Iranian speedboats that nearly resulted in a «battle at sea», new information over the past three days suggests that the incident did not involve such a threat and that no U.S. commander was on the verge of firing at the Iranian boats. …

 

Iran released a videotape Thursday to support its side of an ongoing propaganda battle with Washington over a weekend naval confrontation in the narrow waterway leading into the Persian Gulf.

 

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