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  • Failed 'terrorist' attack on Suez Canal ship

    09/01/2013 6:36:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Sept 1, 2013 | AFP
    A container ship in the Suez Canal was the target of a failed "terrorist" attack on Saturday aimed at disrupting traffic through the key waterway, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said. Admiral Mohab Mamish confirmed that "a terrorist" had launched the attack against a Panamanian-flagged ship, adding in a statement that "the attempt failed completely and there was no damage to the ship or the containers it carried". The statement gave no details of the nature of the attempt at 1230 GMT Saturday, but sources said they heard loud explosions from the container ship which had been passing...
  • Amidf Egypt's tumult, Sinai danger looms

    07/05/2013 3:51:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Space Wars ^ | Jul 1, 2013
    As Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi faces mounting opposition amid violent street protests, Israel is casting a wary eye on its southern border where the lawless Sinai Peninsula is becoming a stronghold of jihadist groups linked to al-Qaida. With Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood government preoccupied with battling for survival, the fear is the jihadists will use the turmoil to step up attacks on Israel, endangering Egypt's landmark 1979 peace treaty with it. Egyptian militant sources say there are more than 1,000 armed jihadists, split between several groups linked by varying degrees to al-Qaida, currently operating in the forbidding wasteland of Sinai. Leaders...
  • Egypt's Army Declares State Of Emergency In Suez And South Sinai

    07/05/2013 3:18:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 5, 2013 | Martin Chulov,Patrick Kingsley
    Egypt's army has declared a state of emergency in the Suez and South Sinai regions after an armed attack on al-Arish airport, despite relative calm elsewhere in the country on the first weekend since the ousting of Mohammed Morsi as president.
  • US Aircraft Carrier Passes Through Suez Canal

    07/19/2012 3:25:55 PM PDT · by Fennie · 17 replies
    MENA ^ | July 18, 2012
    The US aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 passed through the Suez Canal on Wednesday, carrying 113,000 tons of cargo en route to the Persian Gulf. Sources told the state-run MENA news service that the aircraft carrier was escorted by four US warships and special Suez Canal Authority tug boats.
  • Iran planned attack on Israeli vessel in Suez

    03/24/2012 11:09:33 PM PDT · by U-238 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Ynet ^ | 3/24/2012 | Roi Kais
    Egyptian security forces were able to foil a terror attack on Israeli vessels in the Suez Canal, Cairo's Al-Ahram weekly reported Saturday. According to the report, the Egyptian investigation into the matter concluded that the potential attacks were orchestrated by Iran. Egyptian authorities have two suspects in custody – Saliman Rizek abdel Razek and Salame Ahmed Salame. The two deny any involvement, but according to the report authorities have evidence linking them, via the offer of a 50 million Egyptian pounds payment, to a third suspect – Muhammad Zakri – who they allegedly tried to hire to execute the attack....
  • Report: Iran Planned To Bomb Israeli Ship In Suez Canal

    03/24/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT · by Fennie · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | March 24, 2012
    Iran had planned to bomb an Israeli ship while it crossed the Suez Canal, the prosecution in Egypt's state security court said, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Saturday.
  • Iranian Warships in the Mediterranean

    02/18/2012 1:58:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/12 | Chana Yaar
    Iranian warships have entered the Mediterranean Sea for the second time in two years, this time after having docked at the Saudi port of Jedda. The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Iranian navy commander Admiral Habibollah Sayari in reporting Saturday's movement of the ships through the Suez Canal on Saturday. The destroyer Shahid Qandi and the Kharg supply ship were docked in Jedda two days ago, the AFP news agency reported. The last time Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean was in February 2011, when the Kharg supply ship and the Alvand frigate passed through the canal and headed...
  • Egypt: Suez court frees on bail 14 suspects accused of killing protesters

    07/04/2011 2:49:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    adnkronos.com ^ | 4th of July 2011 | unattributed
    Suez, 4 July (AKI) - A court in the Egyptian port of Suez on Monday released 14 defendants on bail who are accused of involvement in killing protesters during the revolt that in February ousted ex-president Hosni Mubarak. The former Suez security chief, nine policemen, one businessman and his three sons were all granted bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (1,679 dollars) each, Egyptian daily Al Masry al Youm reported. The court also postponed the case to 14 September, the daily said. Angry families of the victims forced security agents to evacuate the courtroom for fear of clashes. The suspects face...
  • U.S. assault ships clear Suez, enter Mediterranean ( Heading for Libya )

    03/02/2011 12:12:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Wed Mar 2, 2011 2:25pm EST | Missy Ryan;
    (Reuters) - Two U.S. amphibious assault ships have reached the Mediterranean as Washington intensifies military pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to end his decades-long rule, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
  • US warships set to enter Suez Canal

    03/01/2011 11:35:13 PM PST · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    Press TV ^ | March 2nd 2011 | Staff
    Two US warships would be entering Egypt's Suez Canal on Wednesday morning as the threat of military intervention in Libya looms large, an Egyptian official says. Earlier on Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious ship capable of carrying up to 2,000 Marines, and the USS Ponce assault ship will be passing through the Mediterranean shortly, Reuters reported Tuesday. According to top US military officials, the Kearsarge warship will be carrying 400 Marines from the United States and will be joining the USS Enterprise, which is in the Red Sea en route to the Suez...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, February 24, 2011

    02/24/2011 8:24:20 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 249 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 02/24/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Iranian warships cross Suez, enter Mediterranean

    02/22/2011 11:53:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/22/11 | Yaakov Katz
    Israel was keeping an eye Tuesday on two Iranian Navy warships that crossed the Suez Canal for the first time in over 30 years in a belligerent move that Israel claims is an attempt by the Islamic Republic to project its power throughout the Middle East. The two ships - the Khark which has 250 crew members and can carry three helicopters and the Alvand which is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles – entered the Suez Canal early Tuesday morning and arrived in the Mediterranean Sea by the evening.Israeli defense officials said that the ships did not pose a
  • Iran warships to begin Suez Canal passage Tuesday

    02/21/2011 7:21:28 AM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    CAIRO – Suez Canal officials say two Iranian naval vessels are expected to start their passage through the strategic waterway early Tuesday.
  • Egypt: Iran Naval Vessels Submit Request To Transit Suez

    02/18/2011 6:40:21 AM PST · by edpc · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 Feb 2011 | AP
    CAIRO — Two Iranian naval vessels have submitted a request to transit the Suez Canal, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki said Egyptian authorities have received the request to grant the vessels passage, while a Suez Canal official said the Defense Ministry would process the application. In Tehran, Iran's official English-language Press TV cited an Iranian naval official saying the two warships are to pass through the canal. The official said Tehran was in contact with Egypt about the ships.
  • Iran says two warships to pass through Suez canal

    02/17/2011 6:54:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    (Reuters) - Iranian state TV said on Thursday two Iranian warships are due to pass through the strategic Suez Canal -- an event that would mark the first such passage by the Islamic republic's navy since Iran's 1979 revolution. A similar plan was announced on Wednesday but then canceled.
  • Iran Warships Cancel Request To Cross Suez Canal

    02/17/2011 2:56:27 AM PST · by edpc · 42 replies
    JPost ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | Yaakov Katz & AP
    CAIRO — A senior Suez Canal official says two Iranian warships have withdrawn their application to transit the waterway following expressions of concern by Israel over the plans. The official said no reason was given for Thursday's decision to withdraw the application. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, also said it was not known if the vessels intended to transit the waterway at a later date.
  • Suez Canal Eyed by Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood for Shutdown

    02/10/2011 12:25:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 2/10/11 | Elizabeth Delaney
    Suez Canal Eyed by Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood for ShutdownElizabeth Delaney, Yahoo! Contributor Network Feb 10, 2011 It is perhaps one of Israel's worst nightmares that the Muslim Brotherhood would come to power in Egypt and shut down the Suez Canal. Such a notion would also apply to United States and much of the global economy, seeing as not only is oil shipped through the Suez, but so are items encompassing about 8 percent of globally traded products, according to a Tuesday World Net Daily article. Nevertheless, the concern regarding threats to the Suez Canal became more of a reality when...
  • Egypt unrest may push oil above $110: Kuwait official

    02/06/2011 1:51:30 PM PST · by EBH · 7 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 2/6/11 | Rania El Gamal
    – Global oil prices could exceed $110 a barrel if political unrest in Egypt continues, a member of Kuwait's Supreme Petroleum Council said on Sunday. Oil prices have spiked due to tension in Egypt. Brent crude hit $100 per barrel for the first time since 2008 on fears instability could spread through the Middle East, which together with North Africa pumps over a third of the world's oil. "I expect oil prices to reach $110 during the first half of 2011, however, it could go above that level if Egypt's current crisis continues," Imad al-Atiqi, a member of the OPEC...
  • Eyes on the Prize: Suez Canal

    02/01/2011 9:58:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    american thinker ^ | 2/1/11 | Tony George
    I'm not an Egypt watcher, but it appears the Muslim Brotherhood is continuing plans to isolate the Arabian Peninsula. Iran's move to seal the western approaches didn't pan out thanks to both Bush '41 (Somalia operation) and Bush '43 (US, France, and initially Germany in Djibouti). The MB's real objective, in my opinion, is closing the Suez Canal. This, with Iranian control of the Strait of Hormuz, will effectively put our economy in bottom of the tank thanks to Obama's prior spending sprees. Our capability to militarily act is extremely limited, even if the administration had the will to do...
  • Tribes Threaten to Attack Suez Canal if Mubarak Does Not Step Down

    01/29/2011 3:33:57 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 94 replies
    Bedouin tribesman have reportedly taken control of two towns in the Sinai Peninsula. These two towns are the closest to the Gaza Strip and right next to the border with Israel. There were reports yesterday that Bedouin tribes had besieged a police station in Suez and it appears that these riots have spread. This would effectively end the Mubarak dictatorship’s control of the region. There are no reports of the Egyptian military stepping in here. The more disturbing news is a threat that has been made by the tribes if Mubarak does not step down. According to one report coming...
  • Mubarak orders army to back police against unrest (Tanks open fire @ Suez Canal?)

    01/28/2011 8:58:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/29/11 | Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh
    Mubarak orders army to back police against unrestShaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh, Reuters January 29, 2011, 3:16 am CAIRO (Reuters) - President Hosni Mubarak imposed a curfew and ordered troops to back up police as they struggled to control crowds who flooded the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday to demand that he step down. In unrest never before seen during Mubarak's 30 year-rule, police and demonstrators fought running street battles. Dozens of people were wounded as security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon at the crowds and baton charged them. The protesters hurled...
  • US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran

    06/20/2010 4:03:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    Aryta Sheva ^ | 6/20/2010 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Egypt allowed at least one Israeli and 11 American warships to pass through the Suez Canal as an Iranian flotilla approaches Gaza. Egypt closed the canal to protect the ships with thousands of soldiers, according to the British-based Arabic language newspaper Al Quds al-Arabi. One day prior to the report on Saturday, Voice of Israel government radio reported that the Egyptian government denied an Israeli request not to allow the Iranian flotilla to use the Suez Canal to reach Gaza, in violation of the Israeli sea embargo on the Hamas-controlled area. International agreements require Egypt to keep the Suez open...
  • Report: U.S., Israeli warships cross Suez Canal toward Red Sea

    06/19/2010 6:44:15 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 100 replies · 3,655+ views
    Egypt opposition angered at government for allowing the fleet of more than 12 ships to cross Egyptian manned waterway, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports. By Jack Khoury More than twelve United States Naval warships and at least one Israeli ship crossed the Suez Canal towards the Red Sea on Friday, British Arabic Language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday. According to the report, thousands of Egyptian soldiers were deployed along the Suez Canal guarding the ships' passage, which included a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Suez Canal is a strategic Egyptian waterway which connects between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. According to...
  • Suspects accused of planning Hezbollah attacks on Suez Canal go on trial

    08/23/2009 5:26:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies · 671+ views
    France24 ^ | 23 August 2009 | Wire
    Suspects accused of planning Hezbollah attacks on Suez Canal go on trial Twenty-six men charged with plotting attacks on tourist sites and ships in the Suez Canal for Lebanon's Hezbollah will go on trial in an Egyptian court on Sunday. Two Lebanese, five Palestinians and 19 Egyptians are among the accused. AFP - Twenty-six men accused of plotting attacks on behalf of Lebanon's Hezbollah group on tourist resorts and on ships in the Suez Canal will go on trial in an Egyptian security court on Sunday. The suspects -- two Lebanese, five Palestinians and 19 Egyptians -- face charges of...
  • Sub seen returning to Israel via Suez

    07/05/2009 6:04:38 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 1,515+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul 5, 2009 | YAAKOV KATZ AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    An IDF Navy Dolphin-class submarine that participated in maneuvers off the Eilat coast last week returned to Israel via the Suez Canal on Sunday according to witnesses' reports. However, an Israeli defense official told Reuters there would be no permanent deployment in Eilat of the German-made submarines, of which the Navy has three, with two more on order. "If anything, we are scaling down our naval operations in Eilat," the official was quoted as saying on Sunday. A senior naval source explained that the "submarines need the open water, and that's just not available at Eilat." "Also, the navy cannot...
  • Tides that bind

    04/19/2009 12:19:42 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 383+ views
    The National ^ | April 18. 2009 | Alasdair Soussi
    Like many of Egypt’s towns and cities, Port Said is bustling. Donkey-carts weave through traffic on roads, while westerners – once the focus of local hostility – move about undisturbed. Sitting at the northern mouth of the Suez Canal, many call Port Said Egypt’s most beautiful city. It is also a popular tourist destination for cruise ships, which roll in and out, unloading their passengers at Egypt’s second largest port. Here, the visitors watch as cargo vessels line up to enter the canal – a 150km stretch of water that links the Red and Mediterranean seas, cutting out the long...
  • Officials Express Regret Over Death in Suez Canal Incident

    03/26/2008 10:28:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 459+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2008 – U.S. 5th Fleet officials today expressed regret for the death of an Egyptian citizen who died the night of March 24, an apparent result of warning shots fired at a small boat approaching a ship chartered by the U.S. Navy. “We express our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased,” Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff, 5th Fleet commander. “We are greatly saddened by events that apparently resulted in this accidental death. This situation is tragic, and we will do our utmost to help take care of the family of the deceased.” The U.S. Navy’s...
  • Navy Contract Ship Fires Warning Shots Near Suez Canal

    03/25/2008 4:42:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 697+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2008 – A ship on short-term charter to the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command fired warning shots at a small boat approaching the ship as it was preparing to transit the Suez Canal last night, military officials reported. There were no reports of casualties from the ship, the Global Patriot. Officials said several boats approached the Global Patriot while it was preparing to transit the Suez Canal. The boats were hailed and warned by a native Arabic speaker on the Global Patriot to advise them to turn away. Other warning steps, including a signal flare, were used...
  • From Suez to Iraq: how to weaken the will of the West

    11/03/2006 4:34:25 PM PST · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 485+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 4, 2006 | Charles Moore
    Fifty years ago on Monday, Britain ordered its soldiers in Egypt to cease fire. An Anglo-French force, secretly colluding with Israel, had invaded because Nasser, the President of Egypt, had nationalised the Suez Canal. Militarily, our invasion was successful, but it caused international political outrage. America and the United Nations denounced it.The ceasefire was a humiliation for Britain, and marked the end of our leading, colonial role in the Middle East. The Prime Minister, Anthony Eden, was discredited, and anyway became too ill to continue. In January, he resigned. The Edens sailed to New Zealand via the Panama Canal on...
  • The Suez-Hungary Crisis:Today in History (Suez Events)

    10/30/2006 5:26:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 259+ views
    10/30/06 | Self
    As promised by President Eisenhower the United Nations Security Council went into emergency session on October 30, 1956. Both the United States and Soviet Union introduced resolutions calling on Israel to cease its attack and pull back to the 1949 armistice lines. The United States resolution called on other nations to not use force or threaten to use force in the situation (clearly aimed at France and Britain). It also called for sanctions against Israel until she complied with the resolution. Both resolutions were vetoed by France and Britain. Eventually the Yugoslav delegate asked the council to use a procudural...
  • Iwo Jima ESG Transits Suez Canal

    08/21/2006 5:39:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 710+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Mike Jones
    USS IWO JIMA , At Sea (NNS) -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS Nashville (LPD 13), both assigned to the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), successfully and safely transited the Suez Canal, Aug. 20. As part of Commander, Task Force 59, both ships, and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) provided crucial departure assistance to American citizens in Lebanon looking to leave the troubled region. USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) remained on station off Lebanon, ready to provide additional assistance as needed. “Every Sailor and Marine...
  • The Suez-Hungary Crisis: This Year in History: 50 years ago (July-August 1956)

    08/05/2006 9:50:10 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies · 520+ views
    8/5/06 | Self
    Anthony Eden held an emergency cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street into the early morning hours of July 27th, 1956. Eden told the American diplomatic representative at the meeting that "The Egyptian has his thumb on my windpipe. Tell Mr. Dulles I cannot allow that." Eden had promised that his deals with Nasser would make the Egyptian ruler more friendly. Seizure of the Anglo-French owned canal proved that promise wrong. He spoke that night by phone with the French Foreign Minister Pineau. The French were eager to work with their newfound friends in Israel to launch military action against Nasser...
  • A Man, A Plan, A Canal [Suez, 1956]

    08/04/2006 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 23 replies · 830+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 31, 2006 | Arthur Herman
    A Man, A Plan, A Canal What Nasser wrought when he seized Suez a half century ago. By Arthur Herman ON JULY 26, 1956, President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal, at that time the most vital international waterway in the world. The Middle East, and all of us, still live under the shadow of the fateful events his decision triggered 50 years ago. Even more than the Cold War, the Suez crisis has shaped the world we live in. And at its heart was the biggest American foreign policy blunder since the War of 1812....
  • The Lesson of Suez-Appeasing Arab radicalism only makes it stronger.

    08/01/2006 5:22:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 367+ views
    National Post | Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 1, 2006 | David Frum
    Fifty years ago this past week, on July 26, 1956, the Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. Nasser's act would lead to an international crisis, a regional war and ultimately to the resignation of a British prime minister. "Suez" would become a lesson and a warning against Western meddling in the Middle East. But the lessons and warnings of Suez look very different after 9/11. In 1956, the Suez Canal was owned by the British government and a consortium of British and French private investors. Two-thirds of Europe's oil traveled through the canal, protected by British troops....
  • The Unlearned Lessons of Suez

    07/26/2006 7:48:29 AM PDT · by Republicain · 12 replies · 633+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | 07/25/2006 | Tom Porteous
    Tom Porteous reminds that fifty years ago the Suez Crisis forced England and France to shift their policies radically, and in a few years their colonialism ended. Porteous draws lessons from that watershed event for contemporaneous events.Fifty years ago this week Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal. Britain, still an imperial power and arbiter of Middle East politics, responded with a tripartite plot: Israel invaded Sinai and provided the pretext for an Anglo-French intervention aimed at seizing the canal and toppling Nasser's still fragile regime. The collusion was transparent and flagrant. The Suez Crisis was a disaster...
  • Mideast turmoil sets downbeat backdrop for Suez jubilee

    07/26/2006 3:09:00 AM PDT · by Republicain · 138+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/2006
    CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark nationalisation of the Suez Canal amid simmering Arab anger over Israel's punishing military offensive in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. Celebrations were expected to be low key and the mood sombre in stark contrast with the wave of Arab nationalism that swept the region when former Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser seized the waterway from Britain on July 26, 1956. Newspapers drew parallels between the atmosphere of popular discontent towards Arab regimes before Nasser toppled the British-backed monarchy in 1952 and the rage currently felt in the region over...
  • Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Transits the Suez Canal

    07/05/2006 5:38:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | USS Iwo Jima Public Affairs
    USS IWO JIMA, At Sea (NNS) -- The Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) passed through the Suez Canal, July 4, entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO). The ESG will conduct maritime security operations (MSO) throughout the region and support further tasking from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). “We're ready to begin our taskings in support of [MSO],” said Capt. Sinclair M. Harris, commodore of Amphibious Squadron 4. “Our months of training will be used to support [U.S. Naval Forces Central Command].” MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment,...
  • Iranian Islands in the Persian Gulf and the Arabs

    12/27/2005 3:02:17 PM PST · by Khashayar · 8 replies · 1,140+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Bahman Aghai Diba
    The Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu-Musa Islands are situated near the Straight of Hurmuz in the Persian Gulf, south of Iran. The Lesser Tunb is 22 miles from the mainland of Iran. The Lesser Tunb is 17 miles from the Iranian land. Both of them are not able to sustain living and they had never inhabitants. Abu- Musa is the home for a limited number of people (less than 50 households). The Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu-Musa Islands have been part of Iran since the times immemorial. In the Nineteenth Century, they were parts of the "Lengheh Territory"...
  • 7 US warships cross Suez, head to Gulf

    02/04/2003 3:32:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 298+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 04 2003 | AP
    PORT SAID, Egypt: Seven US warships crossed the Suez Canal on Tuesday heading to the Gulf to join the US military buildup in preparation for a possible attack on Iraq. The seven amphibious ships, based in Norfolk, Virginia, carry more than 4,750 sailors and 7,000 Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. They are the USS Kearsarge, Bataan, Saipan, Ponce, Gunston Hall, Ashland and Portland. In Washington, defence officials said on Monday that the USS Abraham Lincoln, one of the Navy's latest Nimitz-class carriers with more than 5,000 sailors and naval aviators aboard, had re-entered the Arabian Sea over the...
  • EGYPT PREPARES COMMANDERS FOR REGIONAL WAR

    04/16/2002 5:22:24 AM PDT · by ppaul · 37 replies · 266+ views
    MiddleEastNEWSLINE ^ | 4/16/02 | staff
    CAIRO [MENL] -- Egypt is preparing senior military commanders for the prospect of a regional war. The preparations have included high-level government briefings of army commanders and a review of weapons and supplies of the major military commands. Over the weekend, Egyptian Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi gathered commanders and senior officers of the Second and Third armies. Both armies, which have completed a series of exercises over the past year, are deployed in northeastern Egypt as well as in the Sinai Peninsula near the Israeli border. The official Egyptian news agency reported that Tantawi reviewed the regional situation as well...