Post foil Don’t dig too deep into a hidden meaning, it’s a children’s playground rhyme, the last line spells out the letters. K . I. S. S. I. N. G
IRAN (again) Flossoffa: I would have thought that POTUS would have control when it comes to the serious business of war (or the opening shots which so often lead to war). I do hope you are correct Floss. For all his manifest faults, Mr T. does seem genuinely averse to war.
Post foil johnnie-fp: Aoka and Amundsen sitting in a tree. I am sure that there must be a subtle meaning hidden in those words but I am afraid I am Flost
Post foil Aoka and Amundsen sitting in a tree.
IRAN (again) carliol: they would deny being the instigator of the attacks. Wouldn’t they? Yes, I think we need to look at the motives. Both KSA and Iran gain from a rise in the PoO but the KSA is rolling in money anyway, so the risk/reward ratio would tend to suggest that sanctions-hit Iran is indeed the Florigin
IRAN (again) Good Morning Floss, It looks as if Iran is in denial when being accused of the recent attacks on the two tankers. But they would deny being the instigator of the attacks. Wouldn’t they? Three interesting news items from the BBC Oil Price website. Scroll the page down to view them. BBC News Oil - BBC News All the latest news about Oil from the BBC Carliol
Post foil johnnie-fp: I still can’t figure how the tanks have filled in such a short time. What with them telling us they were choking to 9k per day (from memory) and not being able to go over 20k per day (again from memory) I agree, it’s an odd one. When they are testing flow rates and choking and the overall production won’t be great I am very surprised they have enough to offload. Maybe they get a cheapie deal when the A. Spirit is on the way to some where else.
IRAN (again) Wulbert: elements within US intelligence are quite capable of operating without the POTUS’s “go ahead” I would have thought that POTUS would have control when it comes to the serious business of war (or the opening shots which so often lead to war). POTUS is all powerful, the only person in the entire USA capable of putting him in his place being FLOTUS
Post foil I still can’t figure how the tanks have filled in such a short time. What with them telling us they were choking to 9k per day (from memory) and not being able to go over 20k per day (again from memory) Not complaining though…
IRAN (again) Still feeling the situation is more complex than it appears. So many possible factors at play here. Who are Iran’s allies? Who is against Western democracy? Are there other insurgents jumping into the mix here and manipulating things behind the scenes? Don’t know. So keeping an open mind until further information is made available and of course we’ll be the last to know.
Post foil Hi Carliol I’m feeling very heartened by the latest news. As other posters have commented, here and on LSE, it’s been a long wait for many and a tough year of ups and downs. In the end truth will out and hard work will pay off. I’m rooting for your calculations to be significantly more accurate than Ms Abbot’s!
Post foil Reading the various posts on LSE and Advfn, looking like over 300,000 will be offloaded. We’ll see soon enough, likely it will be more.
IRAN (again) We have to also blame Pakistan and their scientist A Q Khan for stealing Atomic Bomb technology from the West and selling it to Iran, North Korea and Libya. Thew Americans wanted to question him but the Pakistani’s refused access. Without Pakistan we wouldn’t be in this mess.
IRAN (again) In fairness the Iranians do have prior form for attacking tankers around the Straits of Hormuz from the 80’s. Iranian Frigates would sail by the tankers offering greetings and pleasantries then sail out of site and fire on them. The Americans escorted the tankers with minesweepers and carriers and the Iranians backed off. Our friends the Chinese sold the Iranians Silkworm anti ship missiles which were installed on the Iranian side of the Straits but I don’t think that they ever used them.
Post foil Hi All, The shuttle tanker, Amundsen Spirit is now approx 40km east of Fraserburgh with an ETA of 3.00am at Lancaster. Perhaps the Aoka Mizu will start discharging oil onto the A S some time tomorrow when the stock markets are open. If this is the case, then Hurricane’s share price tomorrow could be interesting. .4/centery:57.9/zoom:8" target="blank" rel="nofollow">[link] Carliol