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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; metmom; CynicalBear; SkyPilot; tuffydoodle; tang-soo; righttackle44; ...

A ping to the list:

Gulf of Aden (below {south of} Yemen, which is south of {below} Saudi Arabia) - quick FYI links

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gulf+of+Aden/@12.7843676,44.9818239,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x161e597d7b39658f:0x45f5493342709450!8m2!3d12.533115!4d47.922363

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Aden


2 posted on 08/26/2019 2:33:50 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: SaveFerris

Let’s see. Iran supports the Houthi rebels of Yemen. It has supplied the rebels with SRBMs to fire into Saudia Arabia. Sending a destroyer, a logistics ship, and a helicopter carrier to the Gulf of Aden just south of Yemen puts it athwart of the sea approaches to the Suez Canal and the Persian Gulf. From there, it could interfere with international maritime commerce. With cruise missiles, it could strike at Saudia Arabia, Israel, and US Navy ships operating in the north Arabian Sea. If the task force continues to the Suez Canal and enters the Mediterranean Sea (which is going to draw a lot of attention from both the US and especially Israel, among others), it will be in a position to escort the tanker. However, it could also attempt to strike at Israel in retaliation for the recent counter-drone strikes against IRGC-supported forces in Syria.

All that can be hoped is that the predeployment planning for those Iranian Navy sailors included making out wills because any mistaken actions are likely to result in rapid multiple ship sinkings.


3 posted on 08/26/2019 3:12:23 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined effort today forges tomorrow.)
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To: SaveFerris

Thanks I’ll check out the links later after I wake up...


8 posted on 08/26/2019 10:01:00 AM PDT by Syncro (Facts is Facts)
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