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Continuing with extracts and commentary from "Dark Defile" by Diana Preston:
"Following John Mc Neill's previous severing of his relations with the Persian shah over his attack on Herat in early June, Auckland had, at Mc Neill's prompting, dispatched a battalion of soldiers and marines in two ships from Bombay to the Persian Gulf as a show of force. The troops had occupied the strategically situated island of Karrack (Kharg) - - close to the Persian mainland"
And from a prior blog entry: "That British East Indian Company a semi-autonomous commercial entity having a large standing army and exercising independent diplomatic protocol and foreign policy when needed."
Having perceived a threat to what was seen as the vested interests of the East India Company, that semi-autonomous entity able to exercise independent military force and diplomatic protocol. As was the invasion, seizure and occupation of Persian Kharg island.
THE "INVASION, SEIZURE AND OCCUPATION" OF KHARG ISLAND HIGH ON THE AGENDA OF AMERICAN PRESIDENT CARTER DURING THE IRANIAN EMBASSY HOSTAGE CRISIS.
THAT "'INVASION, SEIZURE AND OCCUPATION' OF KHARG ISLAND" GIVEN CONSIDERATION AS A STRONG POSSIBLE BUT NEVER MANIFESTING ITSELF.
What Jimmy Carter and the military planners in the Pentagon deemed as unfeasible the East India Company not only contemplated but did!