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Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran's 'piracy'

By Kylie MacLellan and Michael Georgy

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Look at all the resources being wasted to deal with Donny's self-inflicted problems.

Why don't the EU and Britain call on Donny to stop being incompetent and poking Iran?

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The pot calling the kettle black!

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UK steals a ship... it's “enforcing sanctions”

Iran steals a ship in return ... it's “piracy”

US drone flies into Iran ... it's a war crime when Iran shoots it down.

Iranian drone flies in international waters... it's self defense when a US ship 10,000 miles from home, on the edge of the Iranian border shoots it down.

Total, utter and complete hypocrisy.

As usual.

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That's cute.

The UK wants out of the EU, but they still want its help when they ask.

You wanted to be by yourself, own it ! Your ship, your responsibility.

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But Britain was plunged directly into the crisis on July 4 when it seized an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar accused of violating sanctions on Syria.

Sounds like piracy.

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If the UK and Europe can get together to do something like this, why couldn't they get together and tell the US where to shove its sanctions against Iran?

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Think the days when brittania ruled the waves is long gone.

Typical British arrogance. Suddenly want the EUs help while at the same time telling th EU to get lost.

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The simple fact is that the government have run down the size of the Royal Navy since 2007, reducing it to less than half. Then there were enough ships to defend British interests in other parts of the world.

Today the Royal Navy would have serious problems even just defending the country.

A single warship frigate and a minesweeper in the Gulf of Oman is not going to do it. It needs a fleet lead by a fully armed carrier, which we don't even have. Three to five destroyers, five to 10 frigates and backup vessels.

The Royal Navy have lost 57 ships.

Never mind "Rule Britannia" it's not even "Rule English Channel".

Rule Disgrace is the motto, especially for a maritime country.

Britain is leaving the EU but will remain in NATO.

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I guess the UK is now reliant upon....

The French and the Germans!!

The leaders of the UK of generations past would roll over in their graves!!

PM May makes PM Chamberlain look like PM Churchill!!!

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This is a job for NATO to deal with, meaning the US as well! GB should take the lead, but all the member states should be prepared to assist if necessary!

If the world works together, Iran WILL get the hint, only problem is the world can't make up it's mind, because they want the US to deal with it, to keep their hands clean!

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Britain still living in the past. British government should respect its own sovereignty and tell the US to shove it. If Britain didn't kowtow to the US it wouldn't me in this situation.

Once Britain leave the EU, it will be totally under Washington's heel.

Trump and Johnson, what a pair; war is looming.

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The thing to remember about the British 'leaders' who are trying to politely order the EU to back the British war play are the same one's who have tried, time and time again, to politely order the EU to back their Brexit play.

The EU politely (but ever less so) refused to back the Brexiters play, an entirely local matter with little more than money at stake. Why think they'll agree when the matter is international (one might even say global) and what is at stake are the lives of their military?

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