Japan Suggests Israel Could be Behind Tanker Attack, as President of Company Calls US Claims Fake

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    Japan Suggests Even Israel Could be Behind Tanker Attack, as President of Company Calls Pentagon Report Fake — Steemit

    A source within the government of Japan has suggested that Israel, as well as the US itself, could be behind an attack on a Japanese tanker, according to the Japanese daily Japan Today.

    In an article "Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers," the newspaper's online version reports:

    If having expertise sophisticated enough to conduct the attack could be a reason to conclude that the attacker was Iran, "That would apply to the United States and Israel as well," said a source at the Foreign Ministry.

    Liberal/progressive commentator Cenk Uygur of the popular program The Young Turks said on a show recently that only Israel or Saudi Arabia had motive to attack a Japanese tanker, in order to blame it on Iran, after the president of the tanker company called US claims that Iran was responsible "false." Iran has categorically denied any involvement.

    Israeli hardliners have long advocated for US military action against Iran.

    President Trump recently cited a video released by the Pentagon as showing what the Pentagon says is a limpit underwater mine being removed by a purported Iranian special forces crew. But observers with military backgrounds say that the video does not show a limpit mine, which is large, heavy, and conical, but magnetic ladder rungs used for climbing the sides of ships.

    The president of the tanker company insists unequivocally that the ship was fired upon by "flying objects," not mines.

    CBS News said:

    The Washington Post in an article entitled "Trump rejects Iran’s denials that it attacked tankers, citing video released by Central Command" wrote:


    The New York Times reported:


    In 2005 Israel publicly acknowledged carrying out a 1954 attack on American targets in the Middle East, known as the Lavon Affair, in which Israeli operatives planted bombs which were then falsely blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood.

    And in 1967, in a still highly disputed incident, the crew of a US surveillance ship, the USS Liberty, say a 75 minute attack by Israeli warplanes was deliberate. The attack expended hundreds of rounds of cannon fire, rockets, napalm, machine-gun fire at lifeboats, and a torpedo from an Israeli patrol boat. It has been opined by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Admiral Thomas Moorer, that the attack may have been intended to draw the US into war with Egypt.

    The attack killed 34 US sailors and wounded hundreds of others.

    The Israeli newspaper Haraatz on last May 20th ran an article entitled "Netanyahu's Iran Dilemma: Getting Trump to Act Without Putting Israel on the Front Line" states:

    The Israeli secret service, the Mossad, previously proclaimed the slogan "by way of deception thou shalt make war." It has been changed to “without deception, a nation falls.”

    In 2007, former commander of NATO and former presidential candidate General Wes Clark made waves when he told an audience that a series of regime changes had been planned by the Pentagon since even before the invasion of Iraq. Clark said a general within the Bush Administration told him before the invasion.

     
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    Israel has a long history of staging False Flag operations in order to generate negative world opinion against its enemies. ... :cool:
     
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    "Liberal/progressive commentator Cenk Uygur of the popular program The Young Turks"


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    The first link has a link to...Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers - Japan Today
     
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    Israel has the most to gain from war with Iran.....
     
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    The Israeli government is just as duplicitous as the corrupt Trump administration.
     
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    Japan doesn't suggest it. "An unidentified unverified source" seems to be the basis for the fake news.
     
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