Tuesday, June 29, 2010

US Naval Buildup Near Iran

According to STRATFOR, we now have two carriers groups off the Iranian coast:

Click for larger version at STRATFOR

There are numerous reports of increases in military activity, along with rumors of an upcoming Israeli strike.
Reports of mass movements of Israeli and US naval warships have been circulating through the media for weeks. On June 19, the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported that 12 US and Israeli warships were seen moving through the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
That was probably the USS Harry S. Truman and its task force transiting the Suez.  Maybe they are just replacing the USS Eisenhower task force in normal rotation.  But the Eisenhower hasn't left yet.

I note there is a new moon coming on 11 July.

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