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'Provocation in the Strait of Hormuz By Marc Ash t r u t h o u t Perspective Two separate news reports relying mostly on information provided by the Pentagon were picked up and disseminated by US mainstream media outlets Monday. The reports point to two separate instances involving US armed forces operating in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
The first, typified by The New York Times, "US Describes Confrontation With Iranian Boats," and the second, tucked away from the features sections, "Navy Fighter Jets Crash in Persian Gulf," reported by the Associated Press, are not connected directly in the reports, but bear consideration side-by-side nonetheless.
The report in The Times, in fact, tells you everything you need to know, albeit in a conclusionless form. US Warships are in the Persian Gulf. The Strait of Hormuz, through which all warships must pass to enter the Gulf, is the same passage through which all oil-bearing ships must pass bringing oil to t…