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And a little further north, up in the Mediterranean off the coast of Lebanon, Israeli jets did a fly-by and fired warning shots at a German naval vessel, part of the UN peacekeeping force.
October 27, 2006 at 05:25 PM
Why am I thinking "Persian Gulf of Tonkin?" Eh, must be deja vu all over again.
October 27, 2006 at 05:28 PM
Just exactly how are naval forces going to prevent a terrorist attack on a land-based oil facility?
To me, they feel more like sitting ducks for some black flag operation.
October 29, 2006 at 12:56 AM
"Just exactly how are naval forces going to prevent a terrorist attack on a land-based oil facility?"
lol. Good question. Perhaps their concern regards the tankers leaving port?
October 29, 2006 at 10:48 AM
Could be a worry about a repeat of the Basra terminal attack (speed boats, etc.). Ras Tanura is a port as well.
John Robb |
October 29, 2006 at 11:24 AM
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