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  • US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters

    The US says it wants to create an multinational military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen.

    Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he wanted to "ensure freedom of navigation" in the region, which provides essential trade routes.

    The US has blamed Iran for attacks on six oil tankers in May and June.

    Gen Dunford said the US was talking to a number of countries with the "political will" to support the plans.

    The US would provide "command and control" ships, leading surveillance efforts, he said. However, the aim would be for other countries to offer boats to establish patrols nearby, and escort commercial ships carrying their flags through the area.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48932015
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  • #2
    Really? Exactly which countries have navies that might make a difference?

    Pete (thinks this is like Superman asking him to help fight a villain)

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    • #3
      Why don't we just shut down the straits of Hormuz? Or, rather, allow Iran to so so?

      it'll deny funding to Iran and all of those not particularly friendly gulf states, drive up the price of crude that we have lots of, and allow us to get out of the middle east.
      "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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      • #4
        That will never happen. We have to spread our freedom all over the middle east.
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