UK Opens Permanent Military Base In Bahrain After Largest Oil Discovery In Country’s History

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UK Opens Permanent Military Base In Bahrain After Largest Oil Discovery In Country's History

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On April 5, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA reported that Britain had opened the permanent military base in Bahrain.

The British first established the military base in Bahrain in 1935, but the U.S. took over the base after Bahrain gained its independence from the British Empire in 1971. The re-establishment of the British base was announced in 2014 and the construction started a year later.

Meanwhile, the US newspaper “the Washington post” reported that the UK Naval Support Facility could house up to around 500 Royal Navy personnel, including sailors, soldiers and airmen, in a region where maritime security ensured oil shipments and goods.

“The aim of the Royal Navy being out here anyway is to enhance and ensure the maritime security in the region, and whether or not that’s law and order on the high seas, countering piracy, countering terrorism, making sure that the high seas are all safe for the free-flow of commerce, the free flow of trade to be able to take place,” said the UK Maritime Component Commander Steve Dainton to the Washington post.

An interesting fact, on April 4, Bahrain’s Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed officially announced at the press conference the discovery of 80 billion barrels of shale oil in the country. The oil was discovered in the offshore Khalij Al-Bahrain Basin, which covers about 2,000 square kilometers in shallow waters of Bahrain’s western coast. This finding, if confirmed and developed, could make the once-marginal oil producer potentially a major player in the international market.

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  • Attrition47

    Does the Andrew have ant ships with engines that can get that far?

    • PZIVJ

      The UK ships will travel with ocean tug boats for towing. :D

      • Attrition47

        ;O) Tuggie McTugface? ;O)

  • Smaug

    This does guarantee that none of Bahrain’s neighbors will get any bright ideas, but why does this get an article on this website when Boko Haram is virtually unreported here?

    • Ronald

      The focus of this site is not jihadists, but rather the south front of Russia, with particular focus on Syria as it is a long time Russian ally.
      Boko Haram is an African problem, French sites cover as it was a French colonial area.
      The British Navy is likely intended to counter Blackwater’s influence in neighboring UAE, as well as its stated aims.

  • northerntruthseeker .

    The liars in that Jew run criminal United Kingdom will claim that there is no connection between this new base suddenly being built and the recent discovery of a shit load of oil under Bahrain…

    But of course we all know differently…