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Nov 26, 2007

I don't like the sound of this...

U.S. Navy steps up fuel deliveries to Gulf forces

Here's the story.
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has stepped up chartering of tankers and requests for extra fuel in the U.S. Central Command area, which includes the Gulf, shipping and oil industry sources say.
A Gulf oil industry source said the charters suggested there would be high naval activity, possibly including a demonstration to Iran that the U.S. Navy will protect the Strait of Hormuz oil shipping route during tensions over Tehran's nuclear programme.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has tendered for four tankers in November to move at least one million barrels of jet and ship fuel between Gulf ports, from Asia to the Gulf and to the Diego Garcia base, tenders seen by Reuters show. It usually tenders for one or two tankers a month to supply Gulf operations, which include missions in Iraq.

Remember, the big ships are nuclear powered, so they are good to go.
So what are they bringing in?
The fuel includes JP5, jet fuel, for the carrier-based aircraft. Does this presage increased aerial activity? Like maybe against Iran?


Anonymous said...

My only hope is that the real powers that be realize that bombing Iran would mean $200 barrel oil, a severe recession (at best), etc. Then I realize that the powers that be are the Saudis.

Fran said...

This makes me feel very ill at ease.


Anonymous said...

Fran: I try to convince myself that the powers that be know that bombing Iran is insane. I try and try.

dguzman said...

Oh shit.