posted on Sep, 15 2012 @ 06:36 PM
What the heck is going on??
Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike
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.
Exercise my foot... this sounds like they're gearing for the real thing... real quick..
* The article goes on to say that they are prepared for anything Iran would have to throw at them or do to attempt to close the Straight of Hormuz.
Well, I hope that's correct...because the Persian Gulf is a REAL small area for so many ships and Iranian soil is 50% of the shoreline for the whole
Gulf... Literally. Bad place for a Naval battle.
Good place for the home team....Errr... If only it wasn't my own side doing this...
Wouldn't an exercise out in the Indian Ocean side and open water have made more sense in these real tense times? Unless it is all about a blocking
force for blow back from an Israeli strike.. In which case I suppose it's about time...
edit on 15-9-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: added thoughts....