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Could the Kingdom of Bahrain Become an Iranian Pearl Harbor?
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | February 20, 2011 | Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah

Posted on 02/20/2011 2:19:20 PM PST by jerusalemjudy

The headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Fleet is in Bahrain. Iran does not need to employ its air force against the U.S. naval facility, but only to topple the pro-American regime of the al-Khalifa family and replace it with a new Bahraini regime backed by the Shi’a majority which seeks the immediate withdrawal of the fleet.

Even more worrisome for the U.S. is the fact that the Shi’a protest could easily expand to the neighboring eastern Saudi shore of Al-Ahsaa where most of the population is also Shi'a.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: bahrain; iran; pearlharbor

1 posted on 02/20/2011 2:19:24 PM PST by jerusalemjudy
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To: jerusalemjudy

Time to move the ships. Waste of money anyway.


2 posted on 02/20/2011 2:40:14 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: jerusalemjudy

Pray for our troops for surely Obama will get as many killed as he can. Directly or indirectly.


3 posted on 02/20/2011 2:50:26 PM PST by Freddd
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To: jerusalemjudy

The time is rapidly approaching when there will be a war with Iran over the Persian Gulf.


4 posted on 02/20/2011 2:51:22 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: jerusalemjudy

send those Iranian ships to the bottom first!


5 posted on 02/20/2011 2:54:45 PM PST by STD (Stock Up on Precious Metals While You Still Can)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I hope we leave it in great condition for them. I bet the Saudi’s really are happy.


6 posted on 02/20/2011 2:55:07 PM PST by scooby321
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To: scooby321

If we were energy independent we could just back out of there blowing the place to hell as we go


7 posted on 02/20/2011 3:48:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
The headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Fleet is in Bahrain.
Thanks jerusalemjudy.
8 posted on 02/20/2011 5:32:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Apropos of nothing, John Wilkes Booth was a Democrat.)
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To: jerusalemjudy

I’m thinking it’s time to leave the middle-east to itself, pull out of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Saudi, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey and Pakistan and let the savages have at it. Israel will toss a couple dozen nukes around and we can develop new ways to drill through glass....


9 posted on 02/20/2011 5:35:35 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: jerusalemjudy

I always figured the Iranians might target Qatar and the HQ their. No doubt the Bahrain port could also be a target.


10 posted on 02/20/2011 5:55:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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