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Armada Of British Naval Power Massing In The Gulf As Israel Prepares An Iran Strike [Brink of War?]
Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 15, 2012 | Sean Rayment

Posted on 09/15/2012 11:01:48 PM PDT by Steelfish

Armada Of British Naval Power Massing In The Gulf As Israel Prepares An Iran Strike An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s covert nuclear weapons programme.

The Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point By Sean Rayment 15 Sep 2012 Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.

Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world’s petroleum traded by sea.

A blockade would have a catastrophic effect on the fragile economies of Britain, Europe the United States and Japan, all of which rely heavily on oil and gas supplies from the Gulf.

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the world’s most congested international waterways. It is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point and is bordered by the Iranian coast to the north and the United Arab Emirates to the south.

In preparation for any pre-emptive or retaliatory action by Iran, warships from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, will today begin an annual 12-day exercise.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: arabspring; iran; obama; obamasfault; taquiyyataquiyya

1 posted on 09/15/2012 11:01:51 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

$5 gas is now assured before the end of September. Coupled with the Libyan debacle, Romney has all the ammo he now needs to defeat this president - if he is wise enough to exploit it.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 11:11:56 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Steelfish

Tick, tick, tick


3 posted on 09/15/2012 11:12:06 PM PDT 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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To: Steelfish

I wonder if Israel will wait until after the US election to see if Romney gets elected...they have to know Obama will be absolutely useless in any Mideast War. Then again if Romeny does win, they’d have to wait until Jan.


4 posted on 09/15/2012 11:18:14 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Steelfish

We’re waiting for our Archduke Ferdinand moment. The world is one spark away from World War III.

Chinese and Japanese tensions over land and seas.

Middle East boiling over like a saucepan of overheated milk.

Massive financial problems across the EU and the US.

It will take one stray ember to spark it all.

I’ve been saying for years that America won’t see the 2012 elections. Obama’s plan is coming to fruition under the guise of some moronic movie that was never intended to be used as it was. First amendment is being stripped away under the auspices of “hate speech.” Second amendment protections are next. Then martial law. Dark times are upon us, I fear.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 11:26:27 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

For anyone who thought this story was bullchit:

“Egyptian minister: Obama told me he is a Muslim

Obama told me he is still a Muslim, who supports the Muslim agenda.

Very few media has picked up what Egypt Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Nile-TV in regards to Obama confirming he is a Muslim.

This was a statement by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Nile-TV. It was made on the «Round table show».

This is the statement recorded:

Adul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, where the US President told him that He was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the step son of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he had shown Sympathy towards the Muslim agenda.

Adul Gheit claimed Obama told the Arabs to show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic issues, like the Health care reform, he would show the Muslim World how to deal with Israel...”

June 8, 2012
http://ivarfjeld.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/egyptian-minister-obama-told-me-he-is-a-muslim/


6 posted on 09/15/2012 11:31:58 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Steelfish

Nothing like telling the enemy your plans in advance eh? :)


7 posted on 09/15/2012 11:33:20 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: montag813
$5 gas is now assured before the end of September.

Maybe we shouldn't wait for the price to come down before we fill up our tanks. Good grief!

8 posted on 09/15/2012 11:54:20 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 51 days away.)
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To: montag813
Seems the new spin protecting Obama is that any action Obama takes that is attacked
by Romney is considered disrespectful to the Ambassador. Obama is shielding himself with his death.
9 posted on 09/16/2012 12:02:14 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: rarestia
Dark times are upon us, I fear.

And yet, it is an opportunity for us to prove our faith, our courage, and our determination to remain free.

10 posted on 09/16/2012 12:12:57 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Tzimisce
Nothing like telling the enemy your plans in advance

The British and US and some other nations are sending ships there as part of a planned exercise. Obama had nothing to do with sending the ships there. This was all known in advance, worldwide.

11 posted on 09/16/2012 12:15:17 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


12 posted on 09/16/2012 12:16:39 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Steelfish; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf

Sad to say but there has not been any 'British naval power' since Maggie Thatcher freed the Falklands.

Nowadays the "blue-water" Royal Navy fleet is small potatoes when its major surface ships includes two aircraft carrier without any fixed-wing aircraft and six guided missile destroyers as the major components.

"Rule, Britannia" was once a might anthem. Today, it is only a pub song if the management will allow it to be sung at all.

And if Obama is reelected, "Anchors Aweigh" and the US Navy will join the Second Rank and Fading Fast Navy Club.

But hey, fear not, campers! We got Obama's Speaking Power... on our side!

13 posted on 09/16/2012 12:16:47 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: montag813

An inquisitive mind would like to know….Does any one have an idea what Israel will do if it gets backed against the wall and conventional warfare no longer will cut it. Will it just roll over and give up or will it unleash the fire which powers our universe. There is little doubt in my mind that there are many bright minds amongst the many readers of FR and it certainly would be interesting to hear some of the comments.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 12:28:23 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: combat_boots

IMHO, the biggest mistake that His Feculence, TROP, and his hordes of useful infidels have made is baring their fangs too early..They will not prevail.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 12:40:41 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: UCANSEE2
And yet, it is an opportunity for us to prove our faith, our courage, and our determination to remain free.

Yes. I choose to look forward to whatever the future brings...the worst crisis can bind people together and change things for good that never could have been changed when times were easy.

16 posted on 09/16/2012 12:43:53 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: UCANSEE2

I am ready, come what may, but I fear that many will die across the world before cooler heads prevail. Since I was young, the common understanding was that WWIII would be Armageddon in the most Biblical sense of the term. With nuclear armament across the globe, no one is safe.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 12:48:26 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: combat_boots

Of course he’s a Moselm, now called Muslim.

He took out the Jerusalem and God and then had it put back in to “woo Jewish voters.”

Think THAT didn’t resonate in Egypt?


18 posted on 09/16/2012 12:52:51 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: combat_boots

There’s no doubt in my mind as to Obama’s pedigree or his intentions.

He’s telegraphing our every move to his friends in the ME in direct opposition to America’s goals and flying in the face of the sovereignty and safety of our friends, the Israelis.

He’s using the deaths of Americans to hide behind.

He’s seeking to shut down political free speech due to a stupid movie.

Political enemies are dying in Vince-Foster-like one-car accidents.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Obama’s intention is to destroy the United States of America and take as many of us down with her as he possibly can.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 12:54:16 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: saintgermaine

Yes, Israel will use nuclear weapons if one of two things happens.

-Israel is attacked with chem/bio by Syria, Lebanon, Egypt or Iran.

-Israel is in danger of being overrun by hordes of lunatics. We all know who the lunatics are. Biggest threat is from Egypt and Syria.

Israel would IMO use neutron weapons at first in hopes that these weapons which cause no radioactive fallout would not trigger a dangerous response from Russia. It is most likely they would be used against Egyptian armor coming toward Israel in the Sinai or against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon if they begin firing chem/bio missiles. Syria would be guaranteed a nuclear response if they attack with chem/bio. (Damascus with a large mushroom in the middle of it)

These days it feels like how it was just before WW1 broke out.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 12:55:55 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: montag813

A thought just crossed my mind...In order to add to our enjoyment of having a Great Leader in Hussein Obama $5.00 or $ 6.00 per gallon of gas would be a blast, don’t you think?


21 posted on 09/16/2012 12:58:44 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: rarestia

Archduke Ferdinand’s murderer did not spark WWI.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 1:26:57 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: saintgermaine

Ah yes, the dark star. How awesome and stupid is human ingenuity.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 1:30:37 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

It’s widely acknowledged that Franz Ferdinand’s assassination was the catalyst setting off the events that sparked WWI.

From what history book did you take your lessons?


24 posted on 09/16/2012 1:36:04 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Bobalu
"Israel is in danger of being overrun by hordes of lunatics..."

Considering the size of Israel,the danger of being overrun will be too late to use nukes.

I suppose it would depend on what criteria they would use to determine that danger.The way it looks over there they've been under that very threat for a long time now.Waiting for them to pour over the borders would be too late.

Here's praying we can all be still and know that God is God.

25 posted on 09/16/2012 1:43:37 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Steelfish

“British Naval Power” is an oxymoron.


26 posted on 09/16/2012 2:11:41 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: rarestia

The catalyst setting off the events that sparked it? Why not the cause of the catalyst for the setting off of the spark? Or the inspiration for the cause of the catalyst for the setting off of the spark? Or the old college roommate of the next door neighbor of the inspiration for the cause of the catalyst for the setting off of the spark? How far back you wanna go? I can make it to Cain and Abel, but you’ll have to help me after that.

“From what history book did you take your lessons?”

Plenty. There’s “Europe’s Last Summer,” by David Fromkin. “Closing Pandora’s Box,” Patrick Flynn. “The Origins of War,” Donald Kagan. I can’t recall the classic revision of the revisionists


27 posted on 09/16/2012 2:17:38 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: combat_boots

It’s hard to imagine Israeli intelligence would have missed that one.


28 posted on 09/16/2012 2:34:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: sheik yerbouty

“. . . his hordes of useful infidels . . baring their fangs too early . . “

I see you get the picture pretty clearly. It’s funny the main theme of all these global “demonstrations” are tied together by Guy Fawkes masks; and how the trashy “Code Pink” Feminazis seem to have been in lock step with the Arab Spring demonstrations, the Occupy marches, etc.


29 posted on 09/16/2012 2:36:31 AM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: Tublecane
Top 5 Causes of World War 1

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria: A Cause of World War One

Four Steps to War June-Aug 1914

Franz Ferdinand's Assassination Caused WWI

The Causes of World War One

The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of World War I

I have no idea what sort of revisionist history you might be reading, but the evidence is overwhelmingly against your point of view.

No historian in the annals of time can point to singular causes for war. They're often as complex as the humans who start them, but historians generally agree on causation, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is widely accepted as the event that lit the fire on the WWI powder keg.

30 posted on 09/16/2012 2:37:37 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

A lot of what everyone knows is bullcrap. Marie Antoinette didn’t say “Let them eat cake, “ WWII didn’t cure the Great Depression, and an assassination didn’t cause WWI.


31 posted on 09/16/2012 2:59:01 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

LMFAO!

You’re directly questioning one of the most widely-accepted facts of the 20th century. Kids from 6th grade through high school and college are taught this.

I don’t give a rip what your personal opinion is on it. You’d have to convince far greater people than me that your view on the event is right/correct/proper/appropriate/whatever.


32 posted on 09/16/2012 3:08:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: saintgermaine
Does any one have an idea what Israel will do if it gets backed against the wall and conventional warfare no longer will cut it.

EMP is their trump card. The way I calculate it, three well placed EMP blasts would wipe out enough around them to lat them go on the offensive with virtually nothing to slow them down but regular bullets, knives, pitchforks and such.

They will own the night because everyone else will be totally in the dark. Two maybe three days of operations and let the rest take care of itself. The muzzies will be eating their camels and each other within a month.

33 posted on 09/16/2012 4:10:53 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: SMCC1

unless Obama is not around sooner


34 posted on 09/16/2012 4:23:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Steelfish

This is hugh and series! From the article, could someone name the Battleships that are in this armada? Would love to see pictures of them too!

All this time, I was deluded into thinking the last Battleship was retired from service, or, did we oommission a new rail-gun BB and I missed it’s launch? Or maybe another country has active duty BBs?

Need a FRiend to enlighten me!


35 posted on 09/16/2012 6:12:51 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: rigelkentaurus

Blather from Armageddonists and know-nothing press. This is an annual military exercise.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: rigelkentaurus
This is hugh and series! From the article, could someone name the Battleships that are in this armada? Would love to see pictures of them too!

The upgrades they've made are impressive...


37 posted on 09/16/2012 6:50:43 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: rigelkentaurus
could someone name the Battleships that are in this armada

As you noted, there is not a single battleship on active service anywhere in the world. All have been retired from service.

I guess the author wanted to ratchet up the drama by including battleships. Kind of makes you wonder how accurate the rest of the article is.

38 posted on 09/16/2012 6:56:44 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Bobalu; All

39 posted on 09/16/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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