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Trump Tweets Call to Destroy Iranian Boats

Pentagon says US will ‘come and we will come large’
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In his first response to last week’s Navy claims of “provocation” in Iran, President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that the US will destroy Iranian gunboats that “harass our ships at sea.” Attacking Iran boats would be an act of war.
Last week’s claim was that US ships engaged in a military exercise, off the Iranian coast, and Iranian boats got dangerously close to them. So now the idea is to further escalate to sinking those boats outright.
Read more at https://news.antiwar.com/2020/04/22/trump-tweets-call-to-destroy-iranian-boats/

Will Trump go to war with Iran to save America’s oil industry?

By Scott Ritter 
22 Apr, 2020
It’s believed that a US-Iran war would disrupt the flow of Middle Eastern oil and, as such, should be avoided at all costs. With US oil futures trading in the negative, has the risk of such a war suddenly become attractive?
Last week, nearly a dozen Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels harassed a formation of US Navy and Coast Guard ships operating in international waters in the northern Persian Gulf. According to the US Navy, approximately 11 Iranian fast patrol boats conducted “dangerous and harassing approaches” of a flotilla of six vessels, repeatedly crossing the bows and sterns of the American ships at high speeds.
Read more at https://www.rt.com/op-ed/486598-trump-iran-war-oil/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email