Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Report: Iran Plotting to Spill Oil in Strait of Hormuz

According to Der Spiegel, Iran is secretly planning to spill oil into the Strait of Hormuz as revenge for Western sanctions.

The magazine claims to have spoken to Western intelligence sources who say they have obtained Iran's classified report on the operation.

Code-named "Murky Water," the plan allegedly involves steering an Iranian supertanker, capable of carrying hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil, onto a rock.

According to Der Spiegel:
The goal of the plan seems to be that of contaminating the strait so as to temporarily close the important shipping route for international oil tankers, thereby 'punishing' the Arab countries that are hostile to Iran and forcing the West to join Iran in a large-scale clean-up operation — one that might require the temporary suspension of sanctions against Tehran.

The proposal was drawn up by the heads of the Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian Navy, according to the magazine, but it is up to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei whether to implement it.

Not sure what to make of this. Truth or Western propaganda? You get to decide. I note it appears just as the EU is considering stronger sanctions against Iran.


  1. Oh boy! It's a reverse false flag.

  2. Like that would close the strait

  3. Two things come to mind:

    1. Kuwaiti babies in incubators

    2. Gulf of Tonkin

  4. "Truth or Western propaganda?"

    That's a hilarious rhetorical question, Bob. (Heh.)

  5. Kevin Costner and his bro will clean it up.