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Gulf Traffic Under Attack…. Still/Again

| August 9, 2021 | 7 Comments
Gulf Traffic Under Attack…. Still/Again

Reuters Image of Mercer Street tanker A Japanese-owned tanker, used by Israelis to move oil, has come under attack by Iran. In fact, all shipping in the Persian Gulf is being harassed by Iran’s “navy”. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-58124489 From the article:  Throughout the past week an explosive investigations team from the US Navy’s aircraft carrier the USS […]

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US tracking Iranian ships headed to Venezuela

| June 14, 2021 | 15 Comments
US tracking Iranian ships headed to Venezuela

IRIS Makran With Gunboats Last summer, Venezuela was considering entering a new arms deal with Iran, one that could include long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States. Today, U.S. officials worry that two Iranian Navy ships slowly steaming across the Atlantic might be carrying the arms Venezuela. I suppose the gunboats Makran has as […]

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Iranian Warships Round the Horn

| June 5, 2021 | 18 Comments
Iranian Warships Round the Horn

IRIS Sahand Two Iranian Navy ships, the frigate Sahand and Makran, a former oil tanker that was converted to a floating forward staging base, have rounded the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Atlantic. National security officials tracking the ships do not know the ships’ final destination, but believe they are bound for Venezuela. […]

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Large Iranian navy ship sinks in Gulf after blaze

| June 2, 2021 | 35 Comments
Large Iranian navy ship sinks in Gulf after blaze

IRIS Kharg Iran has managed to sink its largest military ship, Islamic Republic of Iran Ship (IRIS) Kharg, near the port of Jask in the  Gulf of Oman. The vessel caught fire and, after some 20 hours of fire fighting efforts, sank. The crew reportedly was safely evacuated prior to the loss. Kharg was being […]

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Iran- Unexplained Uranium Traces Found

| June 1, 2021 | 27 Comments
Iran- Unexplained Uranium Traces Found

Iran President Hassan Rouhani The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) proved the blind chipmunk theory* Monday by announcing uranium traces have been found at several undeclared Iranian sites. “After many months, Iran has not provided the necessary explanation for the presence of the nuclear material particles at any of the three locations where the Agency […]

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US Navy fires warning shots in response to reckless Iranian attack crafts

| April 28, 2021 | 11 Comments
US Navy fires warning shots in response to reckless Iranian attack crafts

Iranian water crafts rapidly approached a US Navy and a US Coast Guard vessel. The US ships took steps to try to get the Iranians to not act reckless. The Iranian boats continued acting dangerously towards the US ships. The US Navy fired warning shots. The Iranians backed down. From Fox News: A Navy official […]

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Take A Wider View

| April 5, 2021 | 10 Comments
Take A Wider View

Just as we think we’re bad off because of all those restrictions, the morning news is that the CV19 bug is starting to spread again (likely partly due to the Spring Break college crowd) and the infection rate is up. No sign so far that lock-down restrictions will ramp up again, but it is not […]

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Get in, boys, we’re going back to Saudi!

| January 27, 2021 | 38 Comments
Get in, boys, we’re going back to Saudi!

Both Jeff LPH 3 and the KoB sent me this one, so I figure I better get something up before there comes a vote of no confidence. The Associated Press (via Fox News or Military Times) report that there are plans in progress to open new bases in Saudi Arabia amid the increasing tensions with […]

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