Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Opening salvo?

This is getting very little coverage so far, but both AP and Reuters are reporting that Iran fired on, then boarded, a Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran. GSP, the Romanian company that owns the rig, has since been unable to contact anyone there.

Is this simply a case of Iran's military exercises getting a little too rambunctious, or the opening phase of something bigger?

Via Jihad Watch

Update at 08:15 on 23 August: This appears to have been a "commercial dispute" in which Iran took extreme measures.

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

This story got a bit of coverage on the web, but I don't recall hearing about it on television. Maybe I missed the coverage?