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October 27, 2006

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dano

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.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-10-25T162410Z_01_L25388477_RTRUKOC_0_US-GERMANY-ISRAEL-INCIDENT.xml&WTmodLoc=IntNewsHome_C2_worldNews-4

Tangurena

Why am I thinking "Persian Gulf of Tonkin?" Eh, must be deja vu all over again.

bobw

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.

subadei

"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?

John Robb

Could be a worry about a repeat of the Basra terminal attack (speed boats, etc.). Ras Tanura is a port as well.

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