Tuesday, July 22, 2008

World (War lll) Class Saber Rattling

These exercises are in preparation for a blockade around Iran, and oh so coincidentally wrap up just before the latest ultimatum runs out. The original report comes from DEBKA though, a thoroughly discredited Israeli disinformation disseminator.

Operation Brimstone

"In order to enforce the seriousness of the U.S.-EU position against Iran with the threat of serious sanctions Debka reports a dozen warships from the U.S.-UK-France and a Brazilian frigate began ten days of maneuvers Monday in the Atlantic off the U.S. coast to practice the blockading of Iran’s coast in the Strait of Hormuz.
The exercises have been called "Operation Brimstone" and are lead by the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike group and the USS Iwo Jima Expedtionary Strike Group which carries ground forces trained in operating in shallow coastal-littoral waters and the seizure of islands like the ones in the Strait of Hormuz, Qeshm for example. The narrow island is about fifty miles long and just a few miles off Bandar Abbas believed to be the headquarters of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the small islands in the strait are manned by Revolutionary Guard Marines."


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