Normally this material is available in the comments and not always the prevue of this site. But as the kinds of predictions and observations about islam and its ambitions move from the theoretical and clandestine to the stuff of entire US carrier groups, it seems that a post now and again may be well worth making that shows the macro effects of islamic geopolitics as well.
1. U.S. Navy escorting American ships in Strait of Hormuz amid Iran tension
A Senior Defense Department official confirms to CBS News that U.S. Naval forces have begun accompanying American-flagged maritime traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.
The move is in response to what Washington views as provocative Iranian behavior in the Persian Gulf. Earlier this week Iranian naval vessels reportedly fired warning shots near Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, and detained it and its crew. Iranian officials say the Maersk shipping line owes it money.
(This would be a reaction to the firing at, and boarding of the US allied vessel by Iran yesterday most would assume)
2. US may allow its warships to accompany other nation’s ships as well
3. Jeb Bush peddles the ‘Islam has been hijacked’ meme, while failing to notice that hijacking itself is likely to be an Islamic act
A Catholic archbishop seems to be peddling a similar brand for the Vatican. I think someone needs to explain to him that respect is earned, not bestowed.
4. Thousands in Yemen protest Saudi led airstrikes
5. Iran says warships at entrance to key Yemen strait
In another sign of tensions between Gulf rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, the Saudi charge d’affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry in Tehran to hear a “strong protest” over Saudi military action which prevented an Iranian plane from landing in Sanaa. (Yemen)
“We are present in the Gulf of Aden in accordance with international regulations to ensure the safety of commercial ships of our country against the threat of pirates,” said the head of the Iranian navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari, quoted by the official IRNA news agency.
The navy has sent the Alborz and Bushehr destroyers to patrol the entrance to the strait, he added.
6. North American Turks protest at Armenian claims
Turkish communities in Austria, Canada and the U.S. on Friday protested against Armenian “genocide” claims. In Vienna, Ottawa and Los Angeles, thousands of Turks held demonstrations to counter demands for the deaths of Armenians during World War I to be recognized as “genocide.”
Der Standard newspaper reported that around 4,500 Turks gathered in Vienna to decry attempts to label the incidents of 1915 as “genocide,” a claim Turkey refutes. On Wednesday, the Austrian parliament recognized the “genocide,” leading Turkey to recall its ambassador.
Thank you M., Richard, Ox AO and all who sent in material.
For readers, there is always a lot of current links under the daily links post and other posts with geopolitical events that matter. They should be seen. The materials within the main posts tend to focus more on the ideology of islam and the new left and how it can be used to predict events as well as warn people about what it actually is and believes. And maybe hopefully initialize people into one of many forms of action that can be taken to stop the erosion of our classically liberal societies before, what history suggests, will be the inevitable demand for a strong man to fix a problem with harsh methods that could have been prevented had we acted with clarity and reason early on, and quite peacefully.
The stage is being set for a major confrontation between Iran and the US, if it occurs while Obama is in office there is a better then 50% chance he will order the US forces to run instead of fight.
|Wow and nothing about the terrorist attack in Texas?