Saturday, February 8, 2014



Temecula, CA - While some people may cheer as the Somali pirates are sniped by Navy Seal sending a 'Don't Tread On US' signal out to the world, there are other countries too which have fought the piracy brought on with Northern Europe's dumping of nuclear waste off the African coast. From DUBAI comes this report.

An Iranian naval officer said a number of warships haav been ordered to approach U.S. maritime borders as a response to the stationing of U.S. vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Saturday.

 "Iran's military fleet is approaching the United States' maritime borders, and this move has a message," the agency quoted Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad as saying.

Haddad, described as commander of the Iranian navy's northern fleet, said the vessels had started their voyage towards the Atlantic Ocean via "waters near South Africa." Fars reported, the plan was part of "Iran's response to Washington's beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf."

The Fars report, which carried no details of the vessels, could not be confirmed independently.

The United States and its allies regularly stage naval exercises in the Gulf, saying they want to ensure freedom of navigation in the waterway through which 40 percent of the world's seaborne oil exports passes. U.S. military facilities in the region include a base for its Fifth Fleet in the Gulf Arab kingdom of Bahrain.

Iran sees the Gulf as its own backyard and believes it has a legitimate interest in expanding its influence there. Iranian officials have often said Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Gulf, if it came under military attack over its disputed nuclear programme, and the Western war games are seen in the region as an attempt to deter any such move.

Fars said the Iranian navy had been developing its presence in international waters since 2010, regularly launching vessels in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian ships from Somali pirates operating in the area.

What makes this report so interesting is that is the scenario played out in Orson Wells' excellent 80s docudrama about the legendary seer Nostradamus. Please see the parts 8 and 9, if memory serves, on YouTube to see for yourself.

You may also remember that it was Nostradamus who provided the second confirmation to St. Malachy predicting the last Pope. That's the Pope we are on now, Sports Fans.

(Story source - William Maclean, Reuters

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