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Monday, January 23, 2012

US Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln Enters Strait of Hormuz

          Monday, January 23, 2012
File photo by United States Navy
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* SMH.com.au brings us the following report and it starts off like this… The United States, Britain and France delivered a pointed message to Iran, sending six warships led by an aircraft carrier [USS Abraham Lincoln] through the sensitive waters of the Strait of Hormuz… The deployment challenged Iranian threats to close the waterway and coincided with an escalation in the West's confrontation with Iran over the country's nuclear ambitions…
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* AJC.com has this report up on their website mid Monday afternoon that goes in part like this… …Iranian officials have turned to one of their most powerful cards: The narrow Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf and the route for a fifth of the world's oil. Iran has rattled world markets with repeated warnings it could block the hook-shaped waterway, which could spark a conflict in the Gulf… Military experts have questioned whether Iran has the naval capabilities to attempt a blockade. But the U.S. and allies have already said they would take swift action against any Iranian moves to choke off the 30-mile wide strait - where the American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, along with British and French warships, entered the Gulf on Sunday without incident…
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* Albawaba.com had this report posted on their website Sunday afternoon and it goes in part like this… Israel told US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during his recent visit this weekend that Israel will not ask for the permission of the US to attack Iran and will only give America a 12 hour warning before the attack…
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