Sunday, June 20, 2010

Eleven US warships and one Israeli vessel sail via Suez Canal to Persian Gulf

From DEBKAfile, June 19, 2010:

USS Truman heads for Suez Canal

An armada of 11 US warships and one Israeli vessel passed through the Suez Canal Friday June 18 on their way to the Red Sea and Persian Gulf ...The fleet, the first of this composition to navigate the Suez Canal, is led by the USS Harry Truman carrier and its Strike Group of 60 fighter-bombers and 6,000 seamen and marines.

...The massive movement of this large US naval-air force plus an Israeli contingent is a strong new factor in the continually rising Middle East tensions of the last two weeks, to which Iran has not so far responded.
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