The escalation continues 

Norbert Brügge, Germany
2019, June 13

A valid suspicion:
 "German" submarines back in use for sneaky false-flag attacks ?

In the Gulf of Oman off the coasts of the United Arab Emirates and Iran, two tankers were attacked and partly caught fire
This was the second attack by a previously unknown aggressor on tankers in the Gulf of Oman after the first attack in May

Hamburg shipping group Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement said on Thursday in Singapore that their tanker "Kokuka Courageous" had been damaged in a suspected attack. A representative of the Japanese owner of the ship told the US news channel "CNN" that it had been attacked twice with a "kind of grenade". The first "shot" hit the tanker above the water surface, then fire broke out.

The other tanker is the oil tanker "Front Altair" of the Norwegian company Frontline. This was confirmed by the Norwegian Maritime Authority. The ship had been attacked in the early morning at 6:03 clock, the authority said on Thursday. It had been reported by three explosions on board, the ship is on fire.

"It is the US government's assessment that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday in Washington at a brief press conference. ".... and Trump: "They did do it".
That is what the attacker (not Iran) wanted to hear !  Who has the most interest in discrediting Iran ? ... and has submarines ?  We can guess it. Great Britain and Saudi Arabia have joined the unproven accusation by the U.S.A.  The U.A.E. has doubts about the presented "evidences" .  Israel is silent as always.
Japan contradict:
The Japanese government has been requesting the United States for concrete evidence to back its assertion that Iran is to blame for the attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, government sources said Sunday.
The request came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a statement hours after the attacks blaming Iran but without offering proof. The Department of Defense later released a video allegedly showing an Iranian patrol boat removing an unexploded mine attached to the side of the Japanese-operated tanker Kokuka Courageous.
But Japanese government officials remain unconvinced, the sources said. "The U.S. explanation has not helped us go beyond speculation," said one senior government official.
Pompeo said in a press conference Thursday that the United States' assessment was based on their "intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation.
A source close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "These are not definite proof that it's Iran." "Even if it's the United States that makes the assertion, we cannot simply say we believe it," he said.
If having expertise sophisticated enough to conduct the attack could be a reason to conclude that the attacker was Iran, "That would apply to the United States and Israel as well," said a source at the Foreign Ministry.


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the incidents in the Strait of Hormuz "suspicious" in a tweet, and "suspicious" is not enough to describe what happened," he wrote !!
The results of the investigations will be announced soon, quoted the news agency IRNA on Thursday the speaker on. Iran is investigating the incidents. Several teams of experts had flown with helicopters over the sea area in which there had been explosions, said a spokesman for the rescue department of the Iranian fleet.

A courageous comment

Hans Stehling, uk

"It is known that the Israeli military is an integral part of that US plan to first cripple the Iranian economy with global oil sanctions and then to initiate an air and sea attack against the Iranian state and its people.
But first, a credible excuse was required. That excuse was orchestrated jointly by a belligerent Trump and Netanyahu, this week, when two oil tankers were structurally damaged by limpet mines, off the coast of Oman – subsequent to a similar action the previous weeks – and the sabotage immediately blamed by US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, without any evidence whatsoever, upon Iran. However, the state actor concerned was, almost certainly, not Iran but very probably the Israeli navy with its state-of-the-art, German-built, nuclear-armed submarines, covertly patrolling the deep waters of the Gulf.
The deliberate sabotaging of four shipping tankers in the Gulf and the too obvious accusations against Iran, indicate that US-Israeli plans for a combined attack against the Iranian state are now fairly imminent. And that fact should make the world take notice because such unwarranted and unprovoked aggression against a sovereign state could very easily escalate into a global conflict."

Crew on Japanese tanker saw "flying object"

The crew of the hit Japanese tanker saw a "flying object" before the second explosion on board. "The crew members say they were hit by a flying object," said Kokuka Sangyo, head of the shipping company, Yutaka Katada, on Friday. "They say they saw it with their own eyes," he added.
According to its chief, the shipping company received a report stating that "something come flying to the ship. There was an explosion, and it pierced the ship." Which kind and how large the flying object could have been, does not emerge from the reporting.
The loaded with methanol "Kokuka Courageous" was met in Katada on Thursday in two attacks. After the first suspected attack, the crew had made "evasive maneuvers", but the ship had been hit again three hours later.

Where is the drain with damage 1 ? (here is nothing)

 Damage 1 location ?


What type of  device was used is still unclear. Such surprising and precise shots into the side of a freighter can only come from a submarine. In any case the damages at the tanker "Kokuka Courageous" are clearly bullet holes that should set fire leaking naphtha. The holes have been not caused by limpet mines. The tanker was attacked from the distance twice at intervals of 3 hours. Crew members have seen a "flying object" (Polyphem-MS "Triton" ?). Probably the second attack took place because the tanker did not burn after the first attack.
Both ships were attacked in more or less the same time, in morning twilight, in something which looks like coordinated operation. The distance of the tankers from each other was at least 40 km, which can not be handled by a single attacker. A second attack on the "Kokuka Courageous" after a three-hour break can only come from an invisible submarine. Who can still doubt now ?


Fiber-optic guided-weapon system EADS  Polyphem-MS "Triton"

The authoritative Combat Fleets of the World claims the Israeli Dolphin submarines have the "Triton" fiber-optic guided-weapon system. "Triton" allows submarines the ability to attack helicopters, surface ships and coastal targets. "Triton" is a 15 km-range submarine-launched variant of the EADS "Polyphem" and will launched from a torpedo tube.
Note: Obviously, the attacks not triggered explosions (exclude "Front Altair"), so that possibly the explosive charge was previously replaced by a bolt.

Here is the suspect: Exported German submarines of the Dolphin class


  The Israeli submarine fleet and its operational capabilities 

The U.S. Navy's foolish evidence-campagne

The black triangle (damage 1 or limpet mine) does not exist, it's photoshopped
The actual damage 1 is more below (nearby a drain) and not visible in this photo

What should the U.S. video prove ?
 It is meant to show that an unexploded limpet mine has been removed. What for a malicious nonsense.
Here the damages only examined by Iranians.


Hole after second attack (damage 2)

Hole with fused fragments
 (not located actual damage 1)

Bulge with placed object;
damage 1 is not recorded or visible in this photo.

Should this be a hand-damaged small limpet mine
and the magnet was not removed ? That is impossible !
It looks like a subsequently placed object for this photo.

The ineffective attempt to show an Iranian limpet mine

Here a non-functioning "mine" was destroyed with a hammer

Fragments from damage 1 ?

That is important to know about limpet mines

Why is the hole on the hull of the attached tankers so enormous?
A limpet mine can not have caused it. Mounted above the waterline, limpet mines can cause only minor damage. The pressure of a detonation is largely directed outward, away from the ship's hull.
Therefore, limpet mines are attached below the waterline.
When placed against a ship's hull underwater, the limpet has dense water behind it, and most likely has an air void on the other side of the hull plating. The ocean tamps and helps reflect the explosive blast, which like all types of energy seeks the path of least resistance. Thus, more of the explosive force is directed into the ship itself.