Iran escalates hostilities in the Gulf, and The Legion turns out to be just another government backed union against their members: Links 3, November 3, 2021

1. SERIOUS escalation in Iran-US hostilities: Iran releases video of their soldiers seizing an oil tanker and training machine guns on two US destroyers that came to the scene but didn’t intervene: Another US warship is swarmed by Iranian drones

Iran released a video Wednesday of their soldiers seizing a Vietnam-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman and their troops training machine guns on two US destroyers that were deployed to the scene but did not intervene.

The dramatic takeover happened last week as tension between the countries intensifies, and reports of Iranian drones approaching a US warship in the Strait of Hormuz surfaced.

The Iranian government said in a statement Wednesday that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was foiling a US attempt to seize an Iranian oil tanker.

US officials denied Iran’s account, and said America did not try to take over the vessel, Reuters reported.

Sources said in reality, the Iranian forces took control of the Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker MV Southys on October 24 at gunpoint and still holds the vessel off Bandar Abbas.

This MIGHT be the video. Not sure yet. Either way, the music is awful. Best watched with sound off.

2. This year, if you are a patriot, we suggest not buying poppies from the Legion as they are denying access to soldiers and veterans who will not take the vaxx or who will not wear a mask for any reason at all. This is not what they fought for, and now we see that the Legion is to soldiers in essence what unions now are to workers. Meaning just another tool of control and not at all representing their interests.

These fine metal poppies can be found online with the added bonus that they won’t fall out of your coat lapel and stick in your feet or your dog’s paws. And you won’t be supporting an anti-veteran org. like The Legion. Also there is a protest on Parliament Hill Ottawa, 10:00 AM Saturday November 6, or this coming Saturday.

UPDATE: A comment from Major Tom:

Further to Chelsea Hillier’s remarks…..I am a veteran…41 years in the CAF…..a 50 year member of The Royal Canadian Legion…(today, membership is open to anyone)…..and today I am prohibited entry into  any Branch in my Province because I have natural immunity and refused to take the Clot Shot!  On November 11, many corrupt politicians and uniformed bureaucrats who took away our rights and freedoms….will be laying wreaths in honor of those who fought and died to preserve them!    The hypocrisy could not be more clear!     
I quit!   Color me gone!

3. COVID-19: Quebec drops vaccination mandate for health-care workers

(It would be a good day to be a lawyer in Quebec. Was it a con all along to coerce them into taking this goo? Or did they change their minds when they saw how many whistle blowers were coming out to alert the public on the kleptocracy that is the pharmaceutical-government complex.)

Quebec is backtracking on its enforced COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health-care workers, government officials announced Wednesday.

After pushing back its deadline multiple times, Health Minister Christian Dubé said the province will abandon the measure altogether, as the health-care network can’t afford to lose the thousands of non-vaccinated employees.

The loss of unvaccinated staff would have had a “devastating effect on the system,” according to the health ministry.

The province’s plan to suspend unvaccinated workers as of Nov. 15 would have forced the health network to cut services and would have compromised efforts to improve working conditions for all employees.

(On Twitter the claim is made that the same thing is true for Ontario. Waiting to see.)

4. We posted this MEP’s near perfect speech in the original context the other day. But someone set it to music and video and frankly, its very effective.

5. A nice surprise from Bill Maher

Much more to do today. A crazy crazy week already. Thank you all for hanging in with me and this community, and congratulations to Quebec health-care workers who managed to have their courage and integrity rewarded by not being fired and consequently losing all you have.

 

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7 Replies to “Iran escalates hostilities in the Gulf, and The Legion turns out to be just another government backed union against their members: Links 3, November 3, 2021”

    • I don’t like him.

      He dares to utter a few, select common sense lines – that makes him some sort of dissident?
      He knows it’s all one big CON. He’s tinkering around the edges, and the audience pretends to be shocked. Impossibly shallow and stupid. Even the laugh-track is stupid.

      Phooey. I still don’t like him.

        • All this may be true. But no one is better placed to inoculate the left with some facts then he is.

          No matter what the motive, or his character, (and I know people who know him and cannot stomach him) he is well placed to force a little novel thought in his massive and important audience.

  1. Further to Chelsea Hillier’s remarks…..I am a veteran…41 years in the CAF…..a 50 year member of The Royal Canadian Legion…(today, membership is open to anyone)…..and today I am prohibited entry into any Branch in my Province because I have natural immunity and refused to take the Clot Shot! On November 11, many corrupt politicians and uniformed bureaucrats who took away our rights and freedoms….will be laying wreaths in honor of those who fought and died to preserve them! The hypocrisy could not be more clear!
    I quit! Color me gone!

  2. 1/ Seth Frantzman:
    What was the point of Iran’s ‘fake news’ IRGC ship raid?

    TankerTrackers.com… posted a summary of what actually happened …on October 24. The real story apparently of this ship is that it sailed to China where its cargo was rejected and she went back with her 700,000 barrels of oil. She was going to go back to Iran anyway.

    The tanker flies the flag of Vietnam and is apparently owned by a Vietnamese company, TankerTrackers.com wrote on Twitter. It was “tasked” to transport Iranian crude oil. The Iran-China oil trade has been in the news lately.

    The IRGC, after bragging and inventing this story, has doubled down. Fars and Tasnim media are full of stories of how Iran is the “anchor” of security in the region and has outwitted the Americans. Iran’s media published cartoons of the tanker escaping US clutches.

    But it’s not clear the tanker escaped anything. It looks like Iran staged the raid on its own oil for no reason, except to pretend it was “capturing” it from the US. This was to cover up an Iranian failure of exporting oil. It kidnapped its own oil to make the failure seem less disgraceful.

    The overall lesson here is that Iran wants to create an incident. It is willing to use fast boats, helicopters and IRGC forces in a way that could lead to a real live-fire incident. It has harassed US ships in the past. Much of this is made for propaganda purposes, to create video that can be shown in Iran….

    The IRGC operates in a shadow world of lawlessness, conducting Iran’s foreign and military policy. However, even in the shadows it apparently needs to create fake news every once in a while to pretend it is doing “something.” It is also possible it is trying to lure the US into an incident, and this was just a test.

    https://www.jpost.com/international/what-was-the-point-of-irans-fake-news-irgc-ship-raid-684006

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