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Armada Of British Naval Power Massing In The Gulf As Israel Prepares An Iran Strike

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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 Photo: ALAMY

By , Defence Correspondent

10:00PM BST 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.

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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.The war games are the largest ever undertaken in the region.

They will practise tactics in how to breach an Iranian blockade of the strait and the force will also undertake counter-mining drills.

The multi-national naval force in the Gulf includes three US Nimitz class carrier groups, each of which has more aircraft than the entire complement of the Iranian air force.

The carriers are supported by at least 12 battleships, including ballistic missile cruisers, frigates, destroyers and assault ships carrying thousand of US Marines and special forces.

The British component consists of four British minesweepers and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, a logistics vessel. HMS Diamond, a brand-new £1billion Type 45 destroyer, one of the most powerful ships in the British fleet, will also be operating in the region.

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    • Anti-Zion

      Looks like Israel is going to attack and if Iran fights back then the USA and a few others are going to hit Iran but lets look at a few facts.

      The UK does not really have much of a naval fleet so god knows what tokens of support the other 23 nations are sending just so that the USA and its zionist puppet masters can say its is an international mission.

      Oil prices are low so a show of force will help to push prices back up along with the profits for the banksters who are stuffing us all everywhere you look.

      Iran might not even be building any nukes, same WMD lies we had before and so what if they are when we have the religious freaks in Israel with hundreds of the dam things and are trying to drag us into a world war as they site at home in under ground bunkers.

      Were is my bunker or did god only provide his special people with bunkers to sit out any wars the terrorist state of Israel starts.

      Most international banks are controlled by Israel and they have gambled away any wealth in the fiat paper you thought you would receive in old age so killing as many of you off before you come asking for your pensions is going to save the necks of a lot of bankers

      Hit Iran and face the prospects of biological agents being released all over the place and these agents might not be as good as those held by Israel or the USA but the chances are they can still do the trick.

      US-Liberty, 911, current raping of your finances by international bankers using mass fraud can all be traced back to Israel so keep supporting that team and see if you don’t reap the GM seeds you sow, Kama at its best i say

      • silvermoonsky

        Wow, you really have some issues. First of all, your really on shaky ground by spelling God with a small g, unless your referring the Satan. Your right about the puppet masters the global elite of 300, but lets leave Israel out of this. And while were at it, lets leave the Zionist’s out of it also. Zionist’s are believing Jews, who love God, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob and follow the Torah. So lets stick with the 300 elite, known as the Bilderbgerg group. Ok.

    • Pix

      “Armada Of British Naval Power Massing In The Gulf As Israel Prepares An Iran Strike”

      LOL Britian doesn’t have enough ships to form an “Armada”. What will Britian do, surround them with their entire fleet of 2 ships.

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Anonymous

        They must have been reading about the 19th century British navy. LOL.

        “Armada”! What a joke!

      • HereAmI

        Downing St has been on the phone this afternoon, and I have somewhat reluctantly committed my remaining rowing boat. This brings the British Fleet up to full strength.

        • yes2truth

          You’re all missing the point. The City of London (Rothschild’s HQ) rules the world along with The VatiCain in Rome. Washington DC is the just the military arm and does the bidding of London & Rome. Britain no longer needs a navy and what’s left of it has been handed over to the French.

          British and American soldiers and sailors are just useful idiots.

    • CosmicKiwiPerth

      Anti Zion try to get your ‘where’ & ‘sit’ correct & we might just believe your story… If you appear to be dumb then readers will see that…

      • Norry

        You have a nerve, cowardice person with no identity ! One typo and you have the temerity to call another commenter dumb ! WTF have you added to any discussion ?
        And what’s with the ” WE”, don’t include me in your crap !
        Talk about IGNORANCE !

    • Anonymous

      This information should leave no one in any doubt as to what is coming.
      The question is, how much global damage will result from destroying Iran.

      Will the global economy collapse in days rather than months?
      Will world wide trade be severely compromised, leading to global food shortages?
      Will Russia and China become involved?
      Will nuclear weapons be used?
      Will the Arab world now unite against the west?
      Will the Arab world look upon an attack on Iran as the final straw?
      Will the Arab world be finally outraged as Jews and Christians seek to destroy Islam?
      Will muslims worldwide become terrorists in their adopted countries?
      Will the attack on Iran turn into a global Jihad based on religion?
      Will Iran use weapons of mass destruction in its final death throes?
      Will it leave a world more divided, more radiated, beyond recovery?

      It WILL leave a different world behind, a very different world.

    • Anonymous

      An attack seems pointless, Iran will be on maximum alert throughout the exercise watching every move, with spies in Israel and other places to tell them of any out of the ordinary military movements. all element of surprise would be lost at this time.

    • Anonymous

      Just war games. All pre-planned and nothing much to worry about.

    • Stevicus

      I wonder if Uncle Sam will let the UK fire one of the big rockets again, it makes them feel really important

    • caribbean critic

      There is no covert nuclear weapons program period I live in hope that BI news will stop this propaganda BS.

    • Anonymous

      I know Iran isn’t quite happen with Canada sending their embassy staff home and kicking the Iranian diplomats out. They pretty much called Harper’s government racist, extremists, but Canada is continually closing embassies in the middle east and Africa as well, I think we already are dealing with Afghanistan too so things might boil over sool

    • longshorts

      For Anti-Zion, and in my opinion,
      Gasoline a month ago was $2.99/US gallon, now it is $3.78/gallon, an increase of $.80 a gallon. So how can it be so “cheap” by your standards? A 37% increase in one month is not CHEAP! You, Sir, are so full of yourself, it is a wonder that they do not roll you around to get you from place to place.

      For my part, let Israel bomb Iran back to the stone age. It would probably be the best thing that has happened in the last 50 years in the Middle East. I’m tired of “winning hearts and minds”, costing the US billions it needs back here in the States. It is a policy that dates back to the post WWII Marshall plan – out of date, worthless and ineffective in today’s world. After our troops pull out, that country just reverts back to the hellhole it once was, so why expend the money and effort?
      I am pressuring my Senators and Congressman to withdraw the US from the United Nations, then form treaties with the countries that have actually supported us during the last 50 years. We do not need to support such a graft and bribery ridden organization as the UN is today. It is better ignored, than catered to.
      Sign me; An average American.

    • gino

      Wow people enough of the war do we ever learn peace?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like war, but its time to stop the arguing and hold on to your hat, the situation is one that could drag most of the big powers into the fray. I hate to read the anti Isreali hate on the web. The people in Isreali people are are just like you, they live breathe and have the same cares of the world that you have. Please stop the hate and pray for a resolution

      Dave

    • Joerg Klaemt

      Anon @ I hate to read the anti Isreali hate on the web
      silvermoonsky Its the Talmud not the Torah the Torah is a falsified watered down Version to be presented to the rest of the World so not to shock us with the reality of the Talmud..

      You guys still don’t get it…..for heavens sake READ THE T A L M U D and then tell me
      why every nation but the Zionists are targeted and its O.K. to Murder all…..
      Are you guys that stupid? or perhaps you think you are protected because there is Jewish Blood flowing in your vanes? Did not help the poor Jew in WWII when their Zionist Brothers abandoned them paying their way to freedom in America,to finish what they began.
      History is just repeating itself they are willing to risk the Life of all of the Human Race for their Ideology. Iran never in History invaded and I hope if they get invaded that they will eradicate their attackers with their new Technology.Maybe if there is anything left which I doubt there will finally be peace in this World. We all want Peace,all but Israel.

    • Anti-Zion

      silvermoonsky says

      “Wow, you really have some issues. First of all, your really on shaky ground by spelling God with a small g, unless your referring the Satan. ”

      Seems like you have an issue if you read so much into the case of a letter but lets move on.

      “Your right about the puppet masters the global elite of 300, but lets leave Israel out of this. And while were at it, lets leave the Zionist’s out of it also. Zionist’s are believing Jews, who love God”

      You are about the first person i’ve know to sing in praise of the Zionist’s, most people are sick to the back teeth of them with their war machine and holding the hostage via the international banks.

      “So lets stick with the 300 elite, known as the Bilderbgerg group. Ok.”

      No not OK unless we ignore facts and so far you have presented few facts

      Jews were employed for hundreds of years as “Counter of money” because money was considered dirty and people refused to touch money, learn some history

      http://rense.com/general29/why.htm

      “According to her, ‘Jews were never a large percentage of the total German population; at no time did they exceed 1% of the population during the years 1871-1933.’ But she adds ‘Jews were overrepresented in business, commerce, and public and private service.. They were especially visible in private banking in Berlin, which in 1923 had 150 private Jewish banks, as opposed to only 11 private non-Jewish banks.. They owned 41% of iron and scrap iron firms and 57% of other metal businesses.. Jews were very active in the stock market, particularly in Berlin, where in 1928 they comprised 80% of the leading members of the stock exchange”

      it’s the same today in the banking of the west.

      from Bernard Madoff to Alan Greenspan & Ben Bernanke, jews in banking punch far above their weight and if the world is in so much debt then who are we in debt too.

      So few jews, so much trouble and they are so special that it take 400 nukes just to defend 8 million lives in Israel when we have city’s with bigger populations and the reason logic goes out the windows with Iran and WMD lies is because all the worlds phycopathic leaders are taking bribes from the bankers which would not be half as bad was it not for the fact that zionists (Mostly jewish) own these banks.

    • Anti-Zion

      longshorts says

      “For Anti-Zion, and in my opinion,
      Gasoline a month ago was $2.99/US gallon, now it is $3.78/gallon, an increase of $.80 a gallon. So how can it be so “cheap” by your standards? A 37% increase in one month is not CHEAP! You, Sir, are so full of yourself, it is a wonder that they do not roll you around to get you from place to place”

      Oil is below $100 pp today and it has been as high as $148 pp so may i suggest on that point that it is you who is full of yourself and as for the pump price and the connection to oil as a commodity you will find a disconnection because the government is robbing you blind.

      “For my part, let Israel bomb Iran back to the stone age. It would probably be the best thing that has happened in the last 50 years in the Middle East. I’m tired of “winning hearts and minds”

      Israel can not bomb Iran back to the stone age on its own without the help of the puppets in the USA and sure Israel has nukes but letting them fly will be a clear invitation for Russia/China to nuke Israel and for Iran to release the poor mans nuke in the form of any biological weapons they might have.

      As for “winning hearts and minds” the USA is not doing that in any of the 20 nations it has invaded and most white europeans are sick and tired of uncle sam, it’s police state and behind the doors aggression used to get its way.

      I’m with you, get out and save your money but we both know that even if 99% of the US public wanted all it’s aircraft, ships, personal to return home that it still would not happen because you country has been hijacked by criminal bankers and too few americans have the guts to do anything about it even after 9/11

    • Anonymous

      Hey Pix, at least Britain hasn’t invaded and killed innocent children and people like the Americans have, and are still doing right now.

      Let’s see how many countries the Americans have invaded in the last 60 Years,

      Korea and China 1950-53 (Korean War)

      Guatemala 1954

      Indonesia 1958

      Cuba 1959-1961

      Guatemala 1960

      Congo 1964

      Laos 1964-73

      Vietnam 1961-73

      Cambodia 1969-70

      Guatemala 1967-69

      Grenada 1983

      Lebanon 1983, 1984 (both Lebanese and Syrian targets)

      Libya 1986

      El Salvador 1980s

      Nicaragua 1980s

      Iran 1987

      Panama 1989

      Iraq 1991 (Persian Gulf War)

      Kuwait 1991

      Somalia 1993

      Bosnia 1994, 1995

      Sudan 1998

      Afghanistan 1998

      Yugoslavia 1999

      Yemen 2002

      Iraq 1991-2003 (US/UK on regular basis)

      Iraq 2003-05

      Afghanistan 2001-05

    • RAINSCRYPT

      hey Pix! at least Britain hasn’t invaded and killed innocent children and people like the Christian Americans have and are still doing right now! funny.. i can’t think of a single country the Brits have fought against since.. what.. 1945. hah.. Everybody knows all war is directed by the CFR.
      CHATHAM HOUSE JUST MAKES GOOD POLICY FOR THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF ALL GOOD LITTLE KIDDIES ‘ROUND THE WORLD! British people rock. they’re all so… benevolent, altruistic, philanthropic…. just so gosh darn all around good little boys and girls!

      • RAINSCRYPT

        oh oh.. ohhhhh noooooo… somebody just told me something shocking about the British… wait.. what??? How many countries? waaaa… Pix… say it ain’t so!

        • yes2truth

          Hi all,

          Please remember that it’s nothing to do with the people of Britain and America, it’s all to do with those who control the people of Britain and America i.e. Israel via Rothschild and the Jesuits at the VatiCain.

          The British and American peoples are just proles straight out of Orwell’s 1984. War is Peace.

    • RAINSCRYPT

      hey there yes2truth.. the black pope said to tell you hello.
      hello.

      • RAINSCRYPT

        yes2truth.. well, imagine that. i dredge up the black pope and suddenly there are black pope articles all over BIN now. hah.. hmmm..

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