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U.K. Diplomat Reveals British ‘Near Universal Complicity’ in Iran False Flag Attack on Tankers

June 20, 2019 (EIRNS)—Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray, writing on his blog on June 17, refuted the notion, spread by the U.S. Navy and officials of the Trump Administration, that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps attacked two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 by attaching limpet mines to their hulls above the water line.

“The Iranians certainly have a strange method of bomb disposal if they carry it out using unarmored personnel, with as many as possible crammed into a small boat in immediate contact with the ‘mine,’ ” Murray wrote. Limpet mines, he explains, are placed below the water line by divers because such placement is covert and the explosion would do much more damage than if placed above the water line.

“There seems to be a remarkable disconnect between the widespread popular disdain at yet another fake Western power casus belli in the Middle East, and the near universal complicity of the U.K. political and media class in promoting this transparent lie,” Murray writes. “It is as though even pretending to have any respect for truth and fact has simply been discarded within the U.K.’s governmental system. Which ought toworry us a lot.”

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