Previously US allies had rebuffed and resisted White house calls for an anti-Iran naval forces, fearing it would worsen already soaring tensions, but it appears last Friday's dramatic Iranian military seizure of two British tankers (with one, the UK-flagged Stena Impero still in Iran's custody) has changed Europe's tune.
Addressing Britain’s Parliament in London on Monday, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a “European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage of crew and cargo” in the Persian Gulf. The goal, he described, would be to provide safe passage for international vessels in the vital oil transit waterway, protecting them from Iranian "state piracy".
“We will seek to put together a European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage of crew and cargo in this vital region,” he said
An unnamed Western diplomat told Reuters last week, “The Americans want to create an ‘alliance of the willing’ who confront future attacks,” but at the time asserted, “Nobody wants to be on that confrontational course and part of a U.S. push against Iran.”
But it appears the UK's hand has been forced, now establishing just such a force in the gulf. The Royal Navy currently has a couple of warships escorting tankers out of the region, with further new unconfirmed reports that it's deployed a nuclear-powered attack submarine to the region to bolster its force.
Not even 1 month after this potential LARP thread are they talking about an international naval force to stop Iran. It looks an awful lot like they have been false flagging to get their blockade so they can finally shut down Iran's oil exports. Maybe it wasn't a LARP you decide user only reports.
To all the super oldfags who remember politics in 2008 this is something in the form of wanting to blockade Iran that we have seen before so the LARP which must not be named could be some DC oldfag old enough to remember the plans for Iran during the Bush years. Below is article regarding that I'm not gonna summarize because it is off topic but if you are interested this is an archived article from 08'. Furthermore they blockaded Iraq in 1990 with Dessert Shield so it's been done before in region.