VIDEO PROOF! Iran Caught Red-Handed Removing Mis-Fired Mine From Ship Hull In Gulf of Oman

VIDEO PROOF! Iran Caught Red-Handed Removing Mis-Fired Mine From Ship Hull In Gulf of Oman
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Video Proof has been released by the United States Military, proving conclusively that a vessel from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp, responding to a MAYDAY from a ship which had exploded, REMOVED a mis-fired Limpet Mine from the Hull of that ship to hide the evidence that Iran was responsible for the Bombings of unarmed merchant vessels.  We have the video!

U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban released a timeline and photographs suggesting that the U.S. military observed Iranian vessels returning to the tanker to retrieve the unexploded mine.

“At 4:10 p.m. local time an IRGC Gashti Class patrol boat approached the M/T Kokuka Courageous and was observed and recorded removing the unexploded limpet mine” from the Courageous, Urban said.

This is, without doubt, the most significant proof imaginable of Iran's direct government involvement in the attack.  This is "state-sponsored terrorism.

Below is the video released from US Central Command (CENTCOM).   In the very first few seconds of the video, you can see an Iran Naval Vessel pulled-up to the side of the larger oil tanker.  But instead of doing anything to assist the crew of that vessel, the Iranians are seen removing a small device from the outside of the vessel's hull:  a LIMPET MINE . . .  a mine designed to attach magnetically to a ship hull, then blow up either by timer or by remote control detonator.   

Here, watch for yourself and you will see the minor SCORCH MARKS on the ship hull after the mine is removed, proving it mis-fired:

The only people who could remove such a mine after it is magnetically attached, are the people with the key to it; THE ONES WHO ATTACHED IT.   Otherwise it would blow up when they tried to take it off.  That's how these mines work.

When the device is removed, you can clearly see scorch marks on the ship hull here the mine burned when mis-firing.   Who would know the mine mi-fired except the people who put it there?  Who would have the keys to remove it except the people who put it there?

It is absolutely clear the Iranians are removing something from the ship's hull.   The images below show the typical LIMPET MINES available to governments on the world market today:

      

 

The bombing of unarmed Merchant Vessels by a state-run military, during peace time, is an Act of War.

The government of Iran has committed an act of war and has been caught red-handed, on video, doing so.

The world is now required to act.

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    Frank Brady · 4 months ago
    How stupid are you? Video of someone tying go remove a mine does NOT prove that the attached it. Good God!
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    GUY DUNPHY · 4 months ago
    This is just too stupid to be even faintly believeable. "Keys to remove it" How about a crow bar? With pics of some mock-up rubbish that has no sign of any receptacle for a 'key.' "Or it would have exploded" But it's supposed to have misfired already. It can't explode twice.

    Meanwhile the most stupid thing, is pretending that a 'limpet mine' would have been attached above the water line in the first place. Which implies it must have been placed by guys in a boat, who could reach that high. And nobody saw or heard the boat. And were incredibly dumb, since for best effect the 'mine' should be placed underwater. Not to mention the photo online supposedly released by the US mil, of a claimed 'hole in a tanker' with the hole well underwater.

    Also, the US is claiming they retrieved an unexploded limpet mine from one of the tankers, and batch numbers show it is Iranian. Apparently they didn't have any trouble removing it. That would make two (out of five?) that failed to explode. Military limpet mines, that are often duds. Right.

    And this blury crap video - why is it always blury crap video? This is the best the US navy gear can do?

    Are we seriously supposed to believe such absurd rubbish?

    Anyway, the tanker crew reported the attack was by flying objects, so anything about dud limpet mines and their batch numbers, is bullshit. Which, since it's all coming from official US spokes-idiots, shows us who was really responsible. The same ones as really badly want an excuse to attack Iran, what a coincidence.

    Hal, what does the US gov have on you still, that you are acting as their mouthpiece, despite doing so making you look ridiculous? I'd have though you would have no love at all for those bozos, considering what they did to you.
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      His self · 4 months ago
      @ Guy,

      What ever they have on Hal is compelling You might want to round up his ex, take her out for a nice dinner where she may well fill you in.

      It is clear that a lot of the drivel he posts is what he is told to post.

      And then he turns round wondering why he has to plead for funds!

      I wonder if he will have a crack at the dindus at Oberlin, who look to have lost $44 mil for Oberlin....

      http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/216321676
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    Robin Robbins · 4 months ago
    "By way of deception thou shall make
    War" Mossad motto.
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    Ronald Cordova · 4 months ago
    That video appears to be from a FLIR, and a very ancient one as I worked with them in the early 70's and they were very good then. The water is colloer than the hull and the faces of the people stand out due to the delta Temperature. How does on attach a mine to a tanker underway? Either the ship used or the people would be swept under the hull and right into the screws. If it were a mine, it was attached in port or anchored.
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    transformationtime · 4 months ago
    We have seen many kinds of proofs delivered by America in its unending war history to justify their deeds and favovrite film role of a world policeman. And how often were these proofs nothing else but "fabricated evidences"?? We remember the smart Colin Powell in 2003 - armed with satelite photos that showed nothing but fakes about Sadams chemical weapons? White helmets films as "proofs", (of which we know they are blunt fakes)and now here again Iran, some bad film material, just take what ever was delivered by America as "proofs" for the continuation of their world-policeman movie, and ask yourself what really is going on behind the scene, they huge facade. While the US-Nation is facing a coming bloody election time within its wonderful democracy and big free, just take your time, look into the mirror. Don´t believe for a SECOND long you can do all these terrible war games and killings in the world without facing a similar fate and loss of life for yourself. And that goes for of all your allies, just to mention some " big players". i tell you one thing: You better single out a good portion of your people and "minds" within your administration, to stop war games, before you concentrate further on your south border. A country is going "down" from reasons stemming from inside in the first place!! Regardless where and which country you look at. You better take care of that old problem immediately, also for the benefit of the rest of the world, otherwise you are DOOMED.
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    Robert Ross · 4 months ago
    We have a video of Iranian looking personnel REMOVING a limpet mine. I have to believe that every nation-state navy has an EOD (explosives ordinance disposal) 3 ring binder course on how to disarm limpets without them going off. The video would be more germane to the narrative if it showed them installing one. It is not lost on the thinking reader that a Japanese ship was targeted with the J prime minister in Tehran for state meetings. This seems like a false flag strategy dreamt up by the lowest tier of "civil servant."
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    Michael Schafer · 4 months ago
    I do not believe a word for it is not logical that Iran should shoot itself in its own foot. One has to remember that the major terrorist countries in the world are the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and NATO. I have never understood why Iran should be denied the right to produce nuclear weapons when the US and Israel have them. Why should there be different criteria for these countries' possession of nuclear weapons. I would respectfully suggest that you should look at " Cui bono? Iran has ‘no reason’ to torpedo oil tankers in Gulf of Oman & ‘go to war’ RT 14 June and israelinewslive.org and also not to forget Gen Wesley Clark's video of the seven-country hit-list provided him by the Pentagon in which Iran featured last, if my memory serves me right.
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      Paul Lambert · 4 months ago
      I would be happy to hand you a box of matches if you simply asked me for one, Michael. I would not do so for a 4--year-old kid.
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      Really · 4 months ago
      If your next door neighbor walked around chanting "Death to Michael Schafer" for 40 years, and gave the neighborhood kids rocks to throw at you for 40 years, would you want them to have nukes? Just saying. If Israel hasn't used their nukes yet, why are you worrying about them? Do you think that Iran would NOT make good on their promises to destroy Israel? I believe they would. Any country that sends their own children into battle to clear the minefields (Iran vs. Iraq) is not one to be trusted with nukes. The Iranian people are not the problem. The theocracy is.
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        Frank Brady · 4 months ago
        No, the problem is Washington which has been attacking Iran since it overthrew its government in 1953!
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        Paul Lambert · 4 months ago
        Right, you posted while I was typing. My thoughts exactly.
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    michael anderson · 4 months ago
    Also, this is not the Front Altair. The Front Altair does not have the circular markings in that location on the hull. Compare to color photo on RT. This was a staged video. https://www.rt.com/news/461845-kokuka-owner-rejects-mine-attack/
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    michael anderson · 4 months ago
    Remember that time Dick cheney wanted to paint up a boat to look Iranian and staff it with Navy seals dressed as Iranians and have them attack a US ship. This grainy video shows a boat with a bunch of people next to a ship on an unknown date, in an unknown location doing an unkown thing. If this was terrorism, why has Iran denied it? Doesn't that counter the purpose of the terrorism? What motive would Iran have of bombing a random japanese ship? none. Except, perhapse, to hurt Saudi/Qatar oil exports, in which case they would not deny doing it. As others have asked, why take a boatload of 15 people to move one mine, when a dingy with two people is better? Why take a slow boat and troll around while some surveylence drone is flying around? Why stand so prominenly on the deck in a dense crowd for all to see while doing something so illicit? Why remove an unexploded mine if it is terrorism? Besides, I thiught it was The US that found the unexploded mine, yesterday. Now I'm confused. Who has the unexploded mine with that batch number on it refered to in the last story. This is such crap.
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    Normand Berube · 4 months ago
    Fake news....accusation....is a US Navy lie countered by the Japanese oil tanker owner who truthfully reported that his crew saw “flying objects” before the attack, and flatly denied it had struck a mine.

    http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2897.htm
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    Paul Lambert · 4 months ago
    Amazing. There could be a dozen reasons or more to question the validity of this fuzzy photographic evidence, but the conclusion that it was all an Israeli false flag is absolutely apparent beyond a shadow of a doubt, right?
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      StandingWave · 4 months ago
      PL - Where are you seeing it reported that it was all an Israeli false flag?
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        Paul Lambert · 4 months ago
        On this forum, Standing Wave. Just hang around a while, every single news item that could possibly put Israel in a bad light is taken at face value, while everything that puts Israel's enemies in a bad light is immediately dismissed as being fake. I am not talking about any mainstream news outlet (which I personally do not consume). I am referring to the tiresome discussion that goes on on this forum endlessly.

        When it is not Israel, according to many of the fellows here, it is the US who is ultimately to blame. If is it not possible to deflect blame away from Iran, for instance, for having initiated some act of violence or provocation, then the explanation is always that the US had it coming due to such things as supporting Israel, or the Mossadegh affair or other desperate excuses that are actually typically of Leftists, generally. It is interesting that many here who would call themselves patriots and anti-socialists suddenly do a 180-degree turn toward pure Leftist idiocy when it comes to the Jews. It's Jew-derangement syndrome at a heartbreaking level, since I actually like the guys here on the Hal Turner Show discussion threads. In all other respects, I really respect the opinions of the regulars on this forum, but once the treble parentheses or references to the tribe are made, the conversation ends up in a cesspool.
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          StandingWave · 4 months ago
          PL: I have seen quite a few comments like you have described on other websites (eg zerohedge) and occasionally here. Some may be true believers; others are paid agitators. The internet is a minefield of disinformation.
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      Kevin Burger · 4 months ago
      That’s right. Who needs evidence when you just know something.

      Thats is the problem with getting obsessed with conspiracies and conspiracy theories. There’s a monster in everyone’s closet.

      I guess Bigfoot is real beyond a doubt now because all the footage and pics are fuzzy and grainy.
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    StandingWave · 4 months ago
    Exactly how many Iranians does it take to remove an un-exploded mine?

    Because of mechanical loading (think leverage) provided by water, wouldn't the effectiveness of the explosion be increased if it were below the water line?

    Wouldn't the consequence of explosive damage be greater if it were below the water line rather than above?

    Why would anyone install a mine above the water line?

    Would they install it above the water line to mitigate actual damage caused? (ie. they don't really want to sink the ship, but just show that it was attacker?)

    Also, accusations of past False Flag events makes the accused vulnerable to False Flag False Flags.

    The many layers of deception which are possible make it difficult to be certain about anything.
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    Grim · 4 months ago
    Sorry Hal, but this isn't proof of anything, other than the US seems to desperately want a war and will tell any lie necessary to get one.
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      Paul Lambert · 4 months ago
      Grim: It doesn't prove that either. Even without this photograph (for whatever it is worth), I would bet dollars to doughnuts that you were already convinced that the US wants desperately to start a war and will tell any lie necessary to get one. No photographic evidence necessary.
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        StandingWave · 4 months ago
        PL: "I would bet dollars to doughnuts that you were already convinced that the US wants desperately to start a war and will tell any lie necessary to get one." That is the problem any organization faces with loss of credibility. Ardent supporters can flip 180 degrees in a heartbeat. As they say, losing one's credibility is a lot like losing one's virginity; once you lose it, it is rather difficult to get it back. Now that people are primed to believe this event and almost everything else must be a US false flag, it makes the US vulnerable to reciprocation. Whoever was responsible for these attacks wants people to jump to conclusions, in particular, the wrong conclusions. Therefore, (I think) it pays to be slow to make judgement.
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        Grim · 4 months ago
        Oh, there's other evidence out there. Like the fact, that at the time of the incident there was a US P-8 Poseidon aircraft above the scene, which was armed with air launched Mark 54 torpedoes. These weapons are more like cruise missiles and can fly/skip along the surface to their target. Further, the tanker crews reported seeing "flying objects" headed their way, before the explosions happened. Even further, back in January, the US announced they would be conducting training exercises in the area as part of training with RAF crews while using these weapons. In April, the "live fire" portion of the training was set to begin soon and as a result, the Spanish Defense Minister recalled their ship the Mendez Nunez home. He said this was done, to prevent their being "involuntarily dragged into any kind of conflict with Iran."
        As far as me being "already convinced" the US is involved, I simply look at the available evidence, as well as the history of this sort of thing happening multiple times before, such as the Gulf of Tonkin and USS Liberty. While, it's true that there's nothing conclusive the the US was directly involved in this attack yet, there is mounting circumstantial evidence that they were. Finally, you also have to look at who had the most to gain by this attack happening and Iran had little or nothing to gain, but others like the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel have lots to gain by this attack.
        Oh, and lest you think I'm some sort of foreigner who just doesn't like America, I'm a citizen and a vet. However, while I'm extremely proud of my country, I'm very angry at the lying, treasonous, Satanic bastards who have taken it hostage and are running it straight into Hell.
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          StandingWave · 4 months ago
          Grim: I know exactly how you feel. We have all the powers of commenters on an arcane website - ie. not much - and we could lose even that with censorship. Tar and feathers, effective at one time, has fallen out of style. What course of action would you recommend at this point. I guess my reply to PL would be my reply to you too.
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      John Sandstrom · 4 months ago
      Exactly. Gulf of Tonkin, WMD's in Iraq, Pompeo says the CIA lies about everything... yeah false flag all the way.
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    Copperhead · 4 months ago
    Taken with Potato-cam 2.0 and cropped to fit the agenda of the day.
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    Jonathan Munday · 4 months ago
    "The images below show the typical LIMPET MINES available to governments on the world market today"
    So they're available around the world? What proof do they have it was actually Iranians in that boat and not other actors? You know, a bunch of Indians threw tea into Boston harbor before the revolution, and we know they did, because they were dressed like Indians.
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      Jonathan Munday · 4 months ago
      That video proves little, other than we seem to be using 240p 90's technology for surveillance.
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    His self · 4 months ago
    The footage is of the last of the tanker's crew being rescued by an Iranian launch. They cannot afford to show the previous, say, 40 secs as it would show a couple of the tanker's crew coming down a rope.

    Limpet mines are used below the water line, NOT above.

    The hole in the hull is where the missile went in and blew on a delayed fuse.
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    Kevin Burger · 4 months ago
    Y’all wanted the government to provide evidence and now you got it... and as I figured y’all ain’t gunna have it because you already made up your minds.

    Heres the the problem with false flag conspiracies. Some are true, some are not, and some are still in the air. If you become too obsessive over the true ones then everything becomes a false flag and you end up sounding like an idiot and lessening the value of the true ones.

    once again. Y’all wanted proof. You got it. Now your gunna refuse it. This is an exceedingly stupid problem to have.

    I’m packing my shit to move. Y’all might wanna do the same.
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      Frank Brady · 4 months ago
      The same lying scum that led us to attack Iraq are at it again.
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      Copperhead · 4 months ago
      A grainy, blurry, B&W video in this day and age is only used when (((they))) don't want you to see what is really going on. As His Self alluded to, where is the rest of the video to provide any sort of context. They need to put more effort in on these false flags - at least they tried with the Christchurch CGI video... disappearing cartridges, magically appearing mags and self-adjusting corpses notwithstanding.
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      Really · 4 months ago
      Agreed, you can't fix 'stupid'.
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    Richard Fennessey · 4 months ago
    So why would this have been placed above the water line? Was cargo off loaded and ship rose up a few feet?
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      Really · 4 months ago
      Tankers can pump cargo around to different internal tanks. It's not one big empty tank. Doing so can raise one part of the ship and lower another. That's one possibility. Or, they planted the mine to simulate a missile strike, or they were in rough seas, or they were idiots and rushed for time.
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        StandingWave · 4 months ago
        Really: A man standing can reach to roughly 7-8 feet. Add to that the height of the bow of the smaller boat the water line (6-7 feet?). Add to that 13 feet the distance below the water line the object was originally placed. (Wouldn't a mine be placed as far below the water line as practical?) That would imply a fairly large shift in the water line. Is that reasonable in typical gulf waters? If cargo had been offloaded, when did it happen and where is the ship it was offloaded onto? Are empty ships are just standing by for such use at a moments notice?