Showdown looming off Yemen with sanctioned Iranian ‘aid’ ship

Interesting times.

Iran Shahed, with stern decked out in Yemeni flags. Iranian flag flies from traditional position on center fantail. (Image: YouTube, Christoph Hoerstel)
Iran Shahed, with stern decked out in Yemeni flags. Iranian flag flies from traditional position on center fantail. (Image: YouTube, Christoph Hoerstel)

There are some important things to know about the Iranian cargo shop Iran Shahed, which left Bandar Abbas, Iran on 11 May and expects to get to the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah, on the Red Sea, on 20-21 May.  Iran claims the ships is carrying only humanitarian-aid cargo.

1.  The ship itself is on the U.S. Treasury list of vessels and shipping entities under sanction due to complicity in arms proliferation.

2.  We aren’t going to do anything about that.

3.  The Saudis have imposed a blockade on Yemen and are determined to prevent the importation of arms (i.e., from Iran to the Houthis) by air or sea. Continue reading “Showdown looming off Yemen with sanctioned Iranian ‘aid’ ship”

Obama let 40-year-old oil supply guarantee to Israel expire in November 2014

Belgium, Munich: the analogies are piling up.

(Image: Wikimedia Commons, John Hill)
(Image: Wikimedia Commons, John Hill)

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Actually, Iran does pose a threat to U.S. aircraft carriers

Interesting times.

Boom.
Boom.

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Bibi, Iran’s nukes, and military force in a changed Middle East

Game change.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the march. (Image: AFP via Der Spiegel)
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the march. (Image: AFP via Der Spiegel)

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Iran edits video to claim victory over U.S. Navy

Sucker-video.

Mighty Iranian navy takes picture of U.S. destroyer.
Mighty Iranian navy takes picture of U.S. destroyer.

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