Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as Trump Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks,Common Dreams, May 14, 2019.

“Is the Trump administration attempting to concoct a false pretext to justify launching a war against Iran? … Commentators quickly likened the accusations to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, referring to the “fabricated” event that President Lyndon Johnson used to massively escalate America’s war in Vietnam.”