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US, UK begin war games in Persian Gulf

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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 03:20 PM
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US, UK begin war games in Persian Gulf


www.presstv.ir

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:29:04 GMT
USS Iwo Jima is believed to be taking part in the exercise
The US has begun five-day military maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, claiming it is preparing for a 'potential confrontation' in the region.

According to a US navy statement issued on Wednesday, the joint war games led by Britain's Royal Navy Commodore Peter Hudson have also brought together vessels from Britain and Bahrain and started Sunday.
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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 03:20 PM
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Hmmm! I wonder what do they mean when they say 'potential confrontation'. Ah! Yes i see! Iran. What confrontation are they expecting? Maybe their gearing up for a false flag opp.

www.presstv.ir
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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 03:30 PM
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If the article is true, then its probably there for the blockade thats looming.

As in the article you posted.


Commodore Hudson stated that the war games dubbed 'Goalkeeper' are intended for practicing skills such as 'locating and tracking' vessels in the Persian Gulf and 'handling command and control' operations during a potential confrontation.


The latter part of that paragraph is obviously about a potential conflict with Iran.

I had read news reports saying the US was heading to the Persian gulf, and then reports discounting that claim, i suppose thats what happens in times like these.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 04:06 PM
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Flexing there muscles to show no matter how much you may beg to differ which side has the actual power rather than just speculation.

Off-topic: I like the sound of a British Commodore in charge, makes it sound like some Victorian/Imperial expedition. Maybe just be.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 04:13 PM
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Thought I would check some facts on this story, as before foreign press has claimed British warships were in theatre when they were in Portsmouth!





Commodore Peter Hudson (R) of British Royal Navy (R) receives the commanding flag from Brid. Gen. Abdlla saeed al-Mansoori of Royal Bahraini Navy as Vice Admiral Keven J. Cosgriff (C), Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, looks on during a change of command ceremony for the 152nd Combined Task Force from Bahrain Royal Navy to British Royal Navy at the Royal Bahraini Naval Headquarters in Mina Salman, June 5, 2008.




The Royal Navy has, for the first time, taken command of Coalition Maritime Forces which operate in the Southern and Central Gulf.

Commanded by Commodore Peter Hudson RN, Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152) is responsible for conducting Maritime Security (Mar Sy) in the central and southern Gulf. Established in March 2004, CTF152 operates in regional waters with all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations and complements their security efforts.

Cdre Peter Hudson took the helm from out going CTF, Royal Bahrain Navy Brigadier General Abdulla Saeed Al Mansoori in a ceremony held at the Bahraini Naval Headquarters on 5 June. Al Mansoori handed command to Royal Navy Commodore Peter Hudson marking the end of Bahrain’s command, the first Gulf country to command a CTF, part of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).

This command sees the Royal Navy leading two CTFs in the region. CTF158, whose primary mission in the North Gulf is maintaining security in and around both the Al Basrah oil terminal (ABOT) and Khawr Al Amaya oil terminals (KAAOT), has been commanded by Commodore Duncan Potts RN since March.

Working alongside Coalition forces, the Royal Navy currently employs HMS Montrose on CTF152 operations.

Link to Story


HMS Montrose is a Type-23 Frigate. Below is a loink to current RN deployments:

www.royal-navy.mod.uk...

It seems we have quite a few ships in theatre, although mostly fleet tankers.supply and smaller patrol vessels. Only a few frigates and destroyers are in the Gulf.

[edit on 27/8/08 by stumason]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 04:18 PM
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If a blockade is the case then i remember reading an article back in June with an Iranian official stating that if a blockade is imposed then Iran would perceive it as an act of war and defend themselves. So either way a confrontation is some what inevitable.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by stumason
Thought I would check some facts on this story, as before foreign press has claimed British warships were in theatre when they were in Portsmouth!


At the moment with the current situation it seems that for every claim, there is a counter claim, for every action, there is a denial, so whats really going on, and who can we believe?

[edit on 27-8-2008 by Denied]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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This started on Sunday and its just now being talked about? Heck its only a 5 day exercise-its almost over. Where has the news been on this??



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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Im not sure why. Its classed a breaking news story on Press Tv so maybe its been held back for some reason. What reason i dont know.



posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 05:00 AM
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you know it is highly suspicious that none of the major media giants like BBC or FOX are heading stories or anything about the developing in the Gulf.Which is actually to be expected because theyw ould get crucified by their own countries for running stories or anything that could be viewed from the outside world especially if those ego-tistical yanks do anything.i mean lets be honest they are only protecting their investments in the middle east...OIL??? lol



posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 05:52 AM
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Great. Wargames in the pit of fire.

One misfired shot and we can all bend over, put our heads between our legs and kiss our bums goodbye.

Of course, that could very well be the plan.....



posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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would this agencye press be a reliable source?Common guys.



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