In a destabilizing region, the hits will come from all sides. Egyptian authorities are confirming reports that terrorists with RPGs attacked a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship (Chinese-chartered) in the Suez Canal on 31 August (video here). Not unnaturally, the insurance market is reacting sharply.
This is as good a time as any to deal with two reports floating in the infosphere. One is that China has moved warships off the coast of Syria, an allegation sourced to a Russian website, Telegrafist.org.
Chinese warships? Continue reading “Syria: Update on maritime matters”