Japan-Owned Oil Tanker Attack AI Faked?

Ed.’s note: All the images of the oil tankers being attacked the only one used is the one in the following news article. We’ve published an initial investigation of this attack that indicates the two oil tankers were an A.I. generated fake attack that might make sense for many different reasons. If two tankers were attacked where are images and video of the second tanker? One of the oil tankers was under Japanese ownership and the other apparently Norwegian. This is the first time a leader from Japan has visited Iran in over 40 years. Japan has had mostly very good trade relations with Iran for most of the past 40 years. One of the discussions involved with Japan’s PM Abe visiting Iran, was on oil trade. If this was an AI fake attack, Japan’s reaction will have to be carefully observed in the coming days, especially since President Trump sent PM Shinzo Abe to Iran. The US is attempting to cut off Iranian oil exports. This attack faked or not, will pressure Japan as the second largest importer of oil in the world into making a decision: Iranian oil or Saudi oil. Regardless, we have a nice war in the making.

News update on the attacks on the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman for June 15, 2019:

False-Flag Empire: Oil Tanker Attacks in The Gulf Have US Fingerprints All Over Them

Is it time to worry?

Pentagon seeks to build global ‘consensus’ on Iran. Is it time to worry?

Here is an alternative view:

Did Iran Have a Motive to Strike the Tankers After All?

This post will be constantly updated as we receive further news and insights on this attack. The US has been thrown into a “supreme paranoia” moment and will be forced to act.

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Recent interview just published (June 14, 2019) on Iran.

The Saker interviews Aram Mirzaei on Iran

Update for June 14, 2019:

US Video of Iranians Removing Explosives From Attacked Tanker Doesn’t Prove Anything

Japanese Tanker Owner Disputes US Narrative, Says Crew Saw “Flying Objects” Before Attack


Source: Haaretz

Iran Responsible for Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman, Pompeo Says

Attacks on Norwegian and Japanese tankers earlier Thursday has stoked fears of new confrontation between Washington and Tehran

by Reuters and Haaretz | Jun 13, 2019

Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department, June 13, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Washington has assessed that Iran is responsible for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. 

Pompeo added that he had instructed the U.S. ambassador to the UN to raise the issue before the Security Council. 

“It is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today,” Pompeo told reporters. 

“This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication,” Pompeo said. 

Please go to Haaretz to read the entire article.


Source: Japan Today

2 tankers with Japan-related cargo attacked in Strait of Hormuz as Abe visits Iran

June 13 06:00 | JST | 28 Comments

TOKYO – Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said Thursday that two tankers carrying “Japan-related” cargo were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz.

Hiroshige Seko said on Thursday that all crew members were safely rescued. He said the government has set up a task force and that the government has informed the shipping industry to use precautions.

The Japan Shipowners’ Association said one of the two ships attacked is a Panamanian-registered chemical tanker belonging to its Japanese member and was on its way to Singapore and Thailand, not to Japan.

It said all 21 Filipino crew members were uninjured.

The attacks came as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was wrapping up a two-day trip to Iran with a mission to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington. The timing of the attack was especially sensitive while Abe’s high-stakes diplomacy mission was underway.

On Wednesday, after talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Abe warned that any “accidental conflict” that could be sparked amid the heightened U.S.-Iran tensions must be avoided.

No one has claimed responsibility or explained how the tankers were attacked.

Benchmark Brent crude spiked at one point by as much 4% in trading following the attack, to over $62 a barrel, highlighting how crucial the area remains to global energy supplies. A third of all oil traded by sea passes through the strait, which is the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.

The latest incident in the region comes after the U.S. alleged that Iran used mines to attack four oil tankers off the nearby Emirati port of Fujairah last month. Iran has denied being involved, but it comes as Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen also have launched missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia.

Cmdr Joshua Frey, a 5th Fleet spokesman, said the U.S. Navy was assisting the two vessels that he described as being hit in a “reported attack.” He did not say how the ships were attacked or who was suspected of being behind the assault.

Please go to Japan Today to read the entire article.



Ed.’s note: News updated for June 14, 2019 – The investigative journalist who put this initial report out on what may possibly have happened in the Gulf of Oman with the Japan-owned and Norwegian-owned tankers has apologize for getting the circumstances partially wrong. Readers are invited to go to his website to read his updated version of events.

I am now only partially redacting my “major screwup” yesterday


June 13, 2019

Pompeo said Iran did it

Pompeo said no war with Iran

Trump said we would strike without notice.

Well well, the mask comes off: Alex just said Iran admitted to the oil tanker attacks. Iran admitted to nothing!
Additional comment on the first photo below: Look at it. Look for scorched paint. There is none, even with that GIANT inferno. How did that tiny little fire on the “torpedoed” oil tanker in the subsequent photo burn the hell out of the entire side of it? Answer, it did not, it is a fake event.
If oil tankers really got hit by torpedoes, they should look like this:


I am going to post my initial comments on the “attacks” this morning

First of all, Iran does not operate in the area the “attacks” happened, Iran will stick to within the strait of Hormuz, this event happened too far out in the sea of Oman, out of Iran’s sight, to prevent Iran from being right on top of this, screaming fake. Secondly, this has too much in common with “oil tanker attacks” that happened earlier and were proven fake, and subsequently blamed on Iran. Third of all, this happened right after Iran announced it had developed a missile system that could shoot down an F-35, which would greatly encourage a false flag hoax to justify destroying Iran before they got too many of them built, thereby having a means to thwart an attack on their country. I really think that is why this got hoaxed at this particular time. My initial report on this follows:



I do not believe any tankers got torpedoed anywhere. The deep faker was not good enough, GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT. IDIOT.

The more I look at this, the more there is wrong with it. Like, look at the very front of the “burned part”. They were smart enough to at least slope the “burned part” backwards because the ship would have been underway at the time and the burn mark would look like that, but they were not smart enough to put that slope mark behind the “hole”. How did the leaking oil outrun the ship and start burning more than a hundred feet in front of where the hole was? Looks good in a picture though. This is a really pathetic fake that presents a shocking image that may work against people who can’t think or don’t know what a bilge pump is.

Another problem: Considering how low the ship is sitting in the water, it is still full of oil, WHERE IS THE DAMN GUSHER? And it is not sitting low enough to indicate there’s a problem, that’s what the orange part of the hull is for – to show if the ship is sitting too low. The bulb is submerged but there’s orange showing. It is sitting JUST RIGHT, after taking a torpedo and burning. YEP.

I’d actually like this to be a longer report, and I guess I could throw in a bunch of crap everyone already knows, like, Israel does lots of false flags and lots of troops just got positioned for an Iran attack and there’s a good reason to attack Iran RIGHT NOW before they make more of those missiles that can “identify and shoot down an F-35” but EVERYONE who reads this site already knows that, and this was all so stupidly faked that it is probably better to make it short and to the point.

I guess I’ll sit around and wait for the war to start, a war Iran did not want and was WAY TOO SMART to start by stupidly blowing stuff up in the sea of Oman which just so happens to be barely far enough out of Iran’s sight for them to not be able to call this as it is in the first few hours. I hope my post at least helps, a war is the last thing America or anyone else needs.

But wait, there’s more. I’ll throw this in because it is SO STUPID.

This is the “hole” the “torpedo” made.

Great. If so:

1. The tone of the light proves this picture was taken at a depth far beyond an oil tankers max draft of 55 feet.

2. How is the diver just sitting there peacefully without getting sucked in?

3. How could the bilge pumps keep up with such a huge hole?

4. There is a fire “burning” above this diver, RIGHT ABOVE THIS DIVER, where’s the glow from that? And if the fire is out, it would prove this picture was taken in BRIGHT SUNLIGHT with PERFECT COLOR RENDITION because the timing of events would require it, WHICH WOULD MEAN:


And the water is not to blame for the color shift, you know, those REEF PICTURES we all love so much PROVE IT. They substituted a photo of a different sunken ship for this, one that was a POS and sunk somewhat deep, not one that was a perfectly painted tanker right on the surface as proven by the top photo, and if they want you to think the paint burned below the water line, THEY SUCK, you can see drip marks down the side of this hulk that could only come from years of neglect and the top photo proves the “attacked” ship was well cared for and did not sink enough to conceal a hole that damn big.

I’d like to find where they googled that picture from.

Here is a little help with where they googled that picture from:

There are two possibilities. One is that it is a photo of a ship that was intentionally sunk to create a reef and the picture was taken after the sinking, and another is that it was not intentionally sunk, and is at a depth of more than 95 feet, beyond which coral can grow, which is why it stayed clean. Normal scuba gear can be used to depths of over a hundred feet, so the absense of coral does not mean the sinking is a recent sinking. To me, the light looks like this was taken at a depth of about 120-150 feet, which is within the spec range for recreational diving with conventional scuba gear.

Where is a ship that you can dive to, that is sunk at a depth of between 120 and 150 feet?

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