August 17, 2019
Pictured: An Iranian Mullah
These wily Iranians.
We don’t know what they’re up to, but there up to something, and whatever it is, it’s no good for Israel.
We love Israel, folks. Love em.
The United States has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West in a last ditch effort to prevent the vessel from leaving Gibraltar.
The Grace 1 was seized by British Royal Marines at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July 4 on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria.
Gibraltar lifted the detention order on Thursday after the British territory’s chief minister said he had secured written assurances from Tehran that the cargo would not go to Syria.
But with the vessel and its 2.1 million barrels of oil free to leave, the United States launched a separate legal appeal to impound the ship on the grounds that it had links to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which it designates as a terrorist organization.
A federal court in Washington issued a warrant to seize the tanker, the oil it carries and nearly $1 million.
“A network of front companies allegedly laundered millions of dollars in support of such shipments,” the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie Liu, said in a news release.
We shouldn’t be trusting these Chinese to run our spy-ops, should we…?
This could be a fake-out – she could be working with the terrorists.
The red Chinese hate us for our freedoms. Maybe I should text Donald Trump and tell him –
Oh, wait, no – false alarm.
She’s married to democracy AND human rights.
“The scheme involves multiple parties affiliated with the IRGC and furthered by the deceptive voyages of the Grace 1.”
The U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how the warrant, which was addressed to “the United States Marshal’s Service and/or any other duly authorized law enforcement officer,” may be enforced.
The Pentagon declined to comment, as did Britain’s Foreign Office.
Asked on Friday about the U.S. intervention, Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo, said that would be subject to the jurisdiction of Gibraltar’s Supreme Court. “It could go back to the court absolutely.”
Can you believe these Iranians are shipping terrorism in an oil tanker?
Is there no depths to which they will not sink?
Who knew that the US could issue a warrant to confiscate Iranian property from the British in Gibraltar?
That’s the power of freedom, folks.
The long arms of human rights and democracy just keep getting longer.
And the whole world just keeps getting better and more free, every day.
Once we get rid of Iran, Russia and China, there won’t be anything standing in the way of entire new realms of absolute freedoms.
God bless freedom.