How can a weapons shipment from one nation's government to another be considered an illegal transaction without the seizing authority being a declared member on the opposing side in war?
Is there an international sanctions regime prohibiting the transfer of weapons to Russia, even from nations who aren't party to these sanctions?
This seems like a step too far.
Russia can use this as justification for targeting NATO weapons shipments.
I can't beleive NATO is actually getting that butthurt that's they're starting to lash out
Ususally they were still mostly chill despite encroaching on non-NATO states and not be the first one to cause over escalation
If I had to guess, what really happened here is the US did not have complete intel on this shipment and assumed it was destined for Yemen or to some other Iranian proxy war.
Anon, our governments WANT this war, and will continue escalation and provocation until they get the retaliation they really want - a 9/11 or Gulf of Tonkin type false flag to justify full war. That way, white sons of Europe and America can go die in a trench in the Donbas, and they can be replaced by Nafris and Guatemalans
What the fuck is NATO?
It's just an American arm
Actions like this are precisely how this conflict could escalate into a world war.
So they literally just stole the shipment
no no they just confiscated it
Why would Iran need to go through the Gulf of Oman when there is the Caspian Sea, where are not a single NATO ship
because the news article is made up and Americans have zero knowledge about geography, so they will eat this shit up.
Exactly my question. The westerners are low IQ retards is the only answer it seems
A provocation to bring the west deeper into the war maybe.
They must be going to Yemen
And how many Iranian " small ships" are going to sail around Affrica up to the Arctic circle and Murmansk ?
It’s only not illegal if you do it in order to serve israeli interests. T. American foreign policy
>us navy: pirates don't exist anymore
>also us navy:
israeli Empire of Satan just does whatever it wants. All the laws, rules, etc. Are just a list of how YOU are supposed to behave. Do as I say, not as I do. The israeli Empire of Satan does whatever it wants.
you can't transport weapons as you please without a loicence. They definitely have some legal authority to seize those if it was tantamount to contraband.
Bullshit. This is international waters, the licenses are only needed for the gov to gov transaction.
but Iran is still under a regime of sanctions, and it was a military vessel that was carrying the weapons cargo. Had it been one they couldn't have seized it without risking a war. Military vessels are almost free to do as they please everywhere.
That doesn't matter in this case. We seized a weapons shipment between nation states without being at war with them. This is not a malign maritime activity by Iran seeking to covertly undermine it's neighbors.
We're on the verge of war with China. We can't afford to open up a new naval front.
>We're on the verge of war with China. We can't afford to open up a new naval front.
There are still a lot of steps, first sanctions, then ejection of each other's visaholders and such. The current state of affairs benefits China the most as they can bleed the US dry economically and militarily without firing a shot.
Time is not on our side.
Then mutts and bongs shouldn't cry when Iran confisticate their ship.
daily proof that west is empire of lies
>the seizing authority being a declared member on the opposing side in war?
Because neither Russia no Iran wants to declare war to the US and UK
That's a foolish assumption.
US, UK and Aussies have the strongest navel alliance in the world. You control the the oceans and you control the world.
Deal with it pussy, SLAVA UKRAINI. Slava to the white race.
I fucking love hoholsisters, when the dust settles and the vatnaggers are all dead I hope we can meet and fuck
you are thinking too hard
once the shooting starts then many normal rules get ignored
Why would you name your ship after an airplane?
>Come for a ride in my fucking Boeing Graf Spee
This is the same shit we did to escalate ourselves into getting involved in ww2
I do not recognize these actions of the united States to be legal and I view this as an act of war against Russia and Iran.
America just started war with Russia and Iran, and Russia would be right too invade us
Just like when the US stole the oil the iranians were sending to venezuela. Asset forfeiture on a global scale. Can't wait till they get nuked.