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Iran Deploys Troops, Ballistic Missiles To Eritrea
The Cutting Edge ^ | December 8, 2008

Posted on 12/09/2008 10:40:57 AM PST by Fennie

Iranian ships and submarines have deployed an undisclosed number of Iranian troops and weapons at the Eritrean port town of Assab, according to opposition groups, foreign diplomats, and NGOs in the area.

The city of Assab sits at the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. As such, Assab offers a strategic position as the world nervously eyes the precarious routes through which a seaborne oil traverses daily.

Local sources have reported that Iran recently sent soldiers and a large number of long-range and ballistic missiles. The military basing came after Iran signed an accord with Eritrea to revamp the Russian-built refinery used by the Eritrean Oil Company, also known as Assab Oil Company.

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To: swarthyguy
Eritrea, in it’s short existence has proved to be the vanguard and the tip of the spear of the WorldWide Jihad.

Ethiopia's forces are divided, which probably reduces the pressure on Eritrea.

Last year, there were persistent reports of Pakistan’s ISI financing and arming groups that were part of Somalia’s Islamist councils

Depressing.

41 posted on 12/09/2008 12:22:40 PM PST by marron
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To: Fennie
The chess pieces are all falling into place. I just hope my family doesn’t have too suffer much for the ignorant people who voted for the one I whom dare not speak his name. All I can say is, “Come Lord Jesus soon, we are about to commit global suicide.”
42 posted on 12/09/2008 12:22:40 PM PST by kagoots (Soon we will envy the dead)
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To: r9etb
I just read an excellent book from WW2 on this region, Under the Red Sea Sun, by Cdr E. Ellsberg, USN. He was a salvage guy who was sent to the Eritrean port of Massawa to open it up in 1942 after the Italian/British fighting had left it unusable. It was important because it was feared at the time that Rommel was going to take both Alexandria and the Suez Canal; and that Massawa was going to be the main Allied base from which to retake Egypt and the Eastern Med. Left me with no doubt whatever about the strategic importance of that end of the Red Sea.
43 posted on 12/09/2008 1:02:36 PM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: Snickersnee

The Shi’ite is about to hit the fan..


44 posted on 12/09/2008 1:15:03 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

One could expect even closer cooperation between the US and Saudis in the days to come. If required increased air surveillance on their side will be established, both in ground radar and airborne assets. Perhaps more F16 fighter bomber configurations may be sold to them. Lots of things we can see them that could help quickly neutralize any land to sea attacks on the shipping channel.


45 posted on 12/09/2008 1:21:52 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Whoops. see = sell.


46 posted on 12/09/2008 1:22:42 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Excellent !


47 posted on 12/09/2008 1:30:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Marine_Uncle

The Saudi’s need to shut down the Wahabbi Schools....worldwide...I’m sure “the One” will ask them for that!!! ..../s


48 posted on 12/09/2008 1:34:00 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

MUSLIM OBAMA IS. IS HE SHIA OR SUNNI?

It won’t take long to find out, if he does manage to set foot in the Oval Office, just watch his foreign policy decisions.

So far, I have him ID’d as shia...probably the Allawah Sect followed by the majority of Omani muslims; who settled in East Africa. Zanzibar and Kenya. (Arab Slavers.)


49 posted on 12/09/2008 3:05:38 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: Fred Nerks

Things are really looking ugle today...got to take a break and go pay some bills and get grub for the lean to!...see my Black Hole post...


50 posted on 12/09/2008 3:44:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Army Air Corps

AFAIK - US has a permanent Marine base in Djibouti

I haven’t seen this story anywhere else yet, so I’m a bit skeptical about the details. OTOH, they could be putting guys closer to the Gulf of Aden to deal with piracy problems.
Let’s see if anyone else picks it up.


51 posted on 12/09/2008 3:54:37 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Fennie; Quix
For later read.

Someone in the islamic side actually knows strategy. This, the attacks on our supply columns, the Pak/Indian war, all spell a disaster for our guys if we don't have a back up plan.

Unfortunately, the US Generals are all political and have shown little evidence that they know any grand strategic vision. We could be in deep trouble very quickly.

52 posted on 12/09/2008 4:29:48 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Iranian ships and submarines have deployed an undisclosed number of Iranian troops and weapons at the Eritrean port town of Assab, according to opposition groups, foreign diplomats, and NGOs in the area. The city of Assab sits at the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. As such, Assab offers a strategic position as the world nervously eyes the precarious routes through which a seaborne oil traverses daily. Local sources have reported that Iran recently sent soldiers and a large number of long-range and ballistic missiles. The military basing came after Iran signed an accord with Eritrea to revamp the Russian-built refinery used by the Eritrean Oil Company, also known as Assab Oil Company.
Thanks Ernest. What could possibly go wrong? ;')
53 posted on 12/09/2008 6:02:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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Eritrea:
CIA - The World Factbook -- Eritrea
Djibouti:
CIA - The World Factbook -- Djibouti

54 posted on 12/09/2008 6:03:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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Yemen -- notice the proximity of Somalia. :'o
CIA - The World Factbook -- Yemen

55 posted on 12/09/2008 6:22:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: Fennie

It will be easier for them to coordinate their activity with the pirates from Eritria.


56 posted on 12/09/2008 9:17:28 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Political correctness is a form of censorship!)
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To: nuconvert
see this:

Djibouti emerges as new US base

Last updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

57 posted on 12/09/2008 9:43:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: rjp2005

And to Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, based in Djibouti, just under 2,000 US troups, about 100 miles away


58 posted on 12/10/2008 4:18:55 AM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: Beowulf9

59 posted on 11/15/2010 3:30:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This stuff is REALLY scary. Good info, though. Still reading, thanks:)


60 posted on 11/15/2010 3:39:13 PM PST by Beowulf9
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