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US Video of Iranians Removing Explosives From Attacked Tanker Doesn’t Prove Anything

Also it was likely neither a torpedo nor a mine but a demo charge, says US intel veteran of 36 years

Maybe they did it, maybe they didn’t, but the simple fact they were filmed removing an unexploded device from the ship — apparently hours after the crew had been evacuated and the fire extinguished — does not prove anything, according to Malcolm Nance, a US intelligence veteran and ex-Navy officer, ocassional pro-establishment MSNBC pundit and author of The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West:

Nance served on USS Wainwright during the 1988 naval battles with Iran and is not known as a friend of Iran.