Maybe they did not foresee this otherwise why take troops out of Syria only to send them back for Iran?
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Honestly, I hope it does not come down to war because that will make oil prices go up and then fuel prices will skyrocket. Also they have nuclear capabilities, we don't want one of their missiles showing up at our doorstep.
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President Trump says the US shot down an Iranian drone that was threatening a US Navy ship. Trump said Thursday that the United States "Immediately destroyed" an Iranian drone that was threatening the U.S.S. Boxer in the Strait of Hormuz as tensions in the region continue to escalate. Trump also called on other countries to condemn Iran and protect their own ships. Ref. CNN.
Iran claims arrest of 17 CIA spies; some sentenced to death. Iran claims its authorities arrested 17 spies recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the Middle East nation's nuclear and military sites. Source 7s.
Looks like Iran is begging for war. I do not like the idea of going to war with Iran for a couple of reasons. They are religious zealots and they have nuclear technology. They have also shown to be very entrenched with war as could be seen with the war with Iraq, in other words they aren't new to war.
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US moves to seize Iranian oil tanker held in British territory of Gibraltar. The tanker "Grace 1" was seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off the coast of Gibraltar. Authorities suspected it of violating European Union sanctions on oil shipments to Syria. The ship was due to be released Thursday from detention. Source 6c.