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Israel, US, UAE & Bahrain Kick Off Naval Drills In Red Sea

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Israel, US, UAE & Bahrain Kick Off Naval Drills In Red Sea

GULF OF MEXICO (July 3, 2017) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) has conducts its first set of sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Ingalls’ test and trials team spent four days operating the 11th San Antonio-class ship and demonstrating its systems. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Davis/Released) 170703-N-N0101-001

On November 10, forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Israel and US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) kicked off a multilateral maritime security operations exercise in the Red Sea.

In a statement, NAVCENT said that the five-day exercise will include at-sea training aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) focused on visit, board, search and seizure tactics. The exercise is supposed to enhance interoperability between participating forces’ maritime interdiction teams.

This is the first time that Israel publicly trains with the UAE and Bahrain. It comes as a result of the transfer of the responsibility for Israel from the US Europe Command to the US Central Command.

“It is exciting to see US forces training with regional partners to enhance our collective maritime security capabilities,” said Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of NAVCENT, US 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces. “Maritime collaboration helps safeguard freedom of navigation and the free flow of trade, which are essential to regional security and stability.”

Last week, Iran’s naval forces held a large-scale exercise in the Gulf of Oman, the northern part of the Indian Ocean and in sections of the Red Sea.

The exercise, which is supposedly meant to improve military cooperation between US allies in the Middle East, appears to be a message to Iran. Tehran is set to rejoin the talks with the US on its nuclear program in Vienna in less than three weeks.


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This nuclear talk shows how vulnerable and desperate Israel is. Israel wants them to stop their missile program inorder to reach an agreement on the nuclear deal. Iran won’t stop its missiles programs so I doubt this next meeting will do anything.

Chris Gr

Can Iran deal with other powers like Russia, France or India?

The truth

If the houthis are dealing with majority of world superpowers by themselves what do you think Iran would do?

The truth

Welcome to the new world if you still can’t see it this decade will surely open your eyes we already entered into a multipolar world more then one nation is already enforcing their hegemony iran is no longer the same Iran of 40 years ago.

Chris Gr

Yes that’s right but Yemenis are starving. There won’t be anything good there. If Iranians also start starving then it will be horrendous for all. They will elect some fascistic Arya party government for sure and they can do damage.

The truth

Your living in dream land you still don’t understand who your up against Iran 40 year plus with sanctions and they aren’t broken they only gotten stronger and their allies have only increased in size and it keeps continuing to grow bigger and stronger.
houthis have the harnesses war going on for 8 years and their spirit still isn’t broken, and they still pushing back and taking their land back.
Nothing will stop this movement.
If you couldn’t stop it in the first year what makes you think it will stop after 40 years?

How many years was the US fighting in Afghanistan?
Did that stop the Afghanis from defending their land.
You still don’t understand
How many years have the Palestinians been oppressed did they stop fighting?
You still don’t understand
How many years have the Iraqis been fighting for their freedom? Did they stop yet?
You still don’t understand
how many years has Syria been fighting to free their land? Have they stopped yet
You still don’t understand
How many years did The Lebanese fight for their freedom did they stop fighting?
You still don’t understand
What works on you and your people doesn’t work on them. Your not made like them your spirit isn’t like them your mind your heart your lifestyle is nothing like them.
If you can’t understand them how can you stand a chance against them?

The Objective

You are right about Iran’s willingness to fight long-term, but what you fail to understand is that a war with the U.S will drag Iran back decades in terms of development, and that’s what Israel wants.

All the countries you listed are failed states except for Afghanistan. The U.S would rather have a failed state in Iran than deal with a more organized and progressive Iran.

The protests of 2019 in Iran was foreign-sponsored, but it was massive and destructive. Imagine hundreds of government institutions and fuel stations burnt to the ground – including police stations. That’s a massive amount of destruction for a security state like Iran. It took the combined strength of the Iranian police, IRGC, Qods, and Basij to end the protest after 2 weeks of struggle and about 1,500 dead.

If anything, this protests shows that there’s real opposition to the Iranian regime, and given the chance (like a war) this opposition will cause even more havoc than in 2019. That is why the Iranian regime cannot risk a war with the U.S or Israel at this moment.

They are not going to occupy Iran or invade with land forces. They’ll just level most of Iran’s infrastructure and security apparatus to create internal chaos – just like they did in Libya. However, it’s not going to be easy in the case of Iran. Because Iran can inflict the same level of damage on American puppets like Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E.

So, it’s natural that the Biden administration will keep trying to foment civil unrest from within (though it’s unlikely to succeed). Alternatively, America can use ISIS, but this too was tried unsuccessfully. Iran is fully alert now. I think only a war can bring down the Iranian regime.

Last edited 15 days ago by The Objective
Chris Gr

Afghanistan is failed also

The truth

You need to go through Iran’s allies first to get to Iran if you can’t even stop Iran’s allies what makes you think you could stop Iran?

Chris Gr

That nations are going from worse to worse. But they are lucky because the West is going down also.

Jim Allen

Russia is Iran’s long time ally, and so irrelevant to your comment. Iran, and it’s allies are more than capable of dealing with anything the West can muster up. India is not hostile to Iran.
US military can’t defeat Iran in conventional war. What makes you think France has a chance in Hell ?

The Objective

Russia and Iran are competitive partners not allies. If you doubt this, then study closely the Syrian file. Here’s a good starting point for research:

Also google the disagreements in the Caspian sea between Russia and Iran

Last edited 15 days ago by The Objective
Chris Gr

India is against Iran because Iran supports Kashmir.

The Objective

This exercise is not aimed at Iran. Why conduct it in the Red Sea? It is targeted at Sudan’s military (which is largely Islamist). Burhan isn’t backing down on the coup. He’s also reinstating Bashir-era figures to sensitive government positions. Additionally, he’s getting closer to Turkey than the U.A.E or Saudi Arabia.

Chris Gr

Bashir was supported by Iran right?


…focused on visit, board, search and seizure tactics.

One might think they already have enough experience in these things, given one is officially a pirate and the other is a famous land thief (plus one: the Fat Bastard), but what do we know?

Sometimes I think it might not be such a bad idea to invite Turkey for a joint naval drill right in the Persian Gulf, just for giggles to see Saudis tear themselves a new one!! :))

Last edited 16 days ago by Garga
Chris Gr

Brother, I know that you and Turkey are friends and allies.

The truth


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