US NAVY FIRES ON SHIP IN PERSIAN GULF, ONE DEAD
An American Navy ship fired on a boat in the Persian Gulf today, killing one person and injuring three others aboard the craft, a U.S. naval official told ABC News.
A spokesperson for the Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is based in nearby Bahrain, said that a security team aboard the oil supply ship U.S.N.S. Rappahannock fired a .50 caliber machine gun at [...]
Talk of a joint U.S.-Israeli military strike on Iran has waned recently — while talk of U.S.-Israel cyberattacks have taken its place — but that hasn’t stopped Iran, Israel and the U.S. from continuing “to prepare all other options“ for a possible strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
U.S. defense contracts, an Iranian F-16 acquisition, and Israel’s new military preparations suggest that all sides are getting ready for whatever may come.
Among recent U.S. defense contracts that could relate [...]
May 12, 2012
Life is a golden gift from Allah if you’re a certified member of the Gulf Counter-Revolution Club (GCC), also known as the Gulf Cooperation Council; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can torture, kill, repress and demonize their own subjects – in full confidence the “master” will let you get away with it.
Just as the Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty in power in [...]
US dispatches three more warships to Middle East
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A military General from the Chinese National Defense University says that China should not hesitate to protect Iran, even if it means launching world war three, as more US warships are dispatched to the region amidst heightening tensions.
According to NDTV, a Chinese news station based outside the country, in regard to recent speculation that Iran would be [...]
World oil supply is extremely tight, and inelastic. Iran exports 2.5 to 3 million barrels of oil per day that the world cannot do without. The world needs Iran’s oil production to avoid severe economic consequences. Even if NATO military might can keep the strait open for shipments, we cannot go to war with Iran without disrupting the flow of Iranian oil. Iran would probably ruin their own oil fields to prevent [...]
The Strait of Hormuz is 30 miles wide at its narrowest point, 200 feet deep, and 20% of all world oil exports pass through it (over 1/3rd of all of the seaborne oil). Nobody has ever accused me of being an expert on anything nautical, and I certainly am not an admiral. It would take a greater military strategist than me to tell whether the 5th fleet could keep it [...]
December 29, 2011
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have rejected a warning issued by the United States not to close down the Strait of Hormuz in response to crippling sanctions.
Iran’s “response to threats is threats,” said Brigadier General Hossein Salami, a Revolutionary Guards commander. He added that the United States is not in a position to tell Tehran “what to do in the Strait of Hormuz.”
On Wednesday, Iran threatened for a second time [...]
Let’s face it: with the Iranian invasion foreplay having gone on about 3 years too long, everyone is just waiting for the flashing red “GDP boosting” headline. But to know how close we are to I-day, there is one question needing an answer: where are the boats? Below we share the latest weekly update of US naval positioning, as usual courtesy of Stratfor. The chart is self explanatory: the 5th [...]
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain is expanding the crackdown on the opposition, detaining on Wednesday the tiny Gulf country’s most prominent blogger and supporter of Shiite-led pro-reform protests, his family and a social media editor said.
Hundreds of opposition activists and leaders have been detained since martial-type laws were introduced two weeks ago. Bahrain’s Sunni rulers declared emergency rule [...]
The small country of Bahrain has promptly been displaced in the docket of revolutionary news, by recent developments in Iran. Yet the peace on the Saudi island neighbor is deteriorating as demonstrations escalate. According to ABNA.ir, “Tens of Bahraini Army jeeps surrounded the main square and attacked the protesters. Thousands of Anti-Government protestersÂ filled a main square in theÂ Bahrain capital due to discriminations posed [...]
From the Washington Post: “Bahrain’s security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday at thousands of anti-government protesters heeding calls to unite in a major rally and bring the Arab reform wave to the Gulf for the first time.” We are currently searching to bring readers a live feed, but don’t hold your breath. As noted above, this country is situated just [...]