Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Gate of Tears.
More on the subject of the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb.
Red Sea to the north, Indian Ocean to the south. Yemen to the east, Djibouti to the west.
"The Bab-el-Mandeb . . . is a strait located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa. It connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden."
THE RED SEA CONNECTING TO THE SUEZ CANAL, THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BEYOND TO EUROPE!
'The Bab-el-Mandeb acts as a strategic link between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea via the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. In 2006, an estimated 3.3 million barrels (520,000 m3) of oil [about 8 %] passed through the strait per day, out of a world total of about 43 million barrels per day (6,800,000 m3/d) moved by tankers."
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In addition, dig this amazing stuff:
"On February 22, 2008, a company owned by Tarek bin Laden unveiled plans to build a bridge named Bridge of the Horns across the strait, linking Yemen with Djibouti"
NEED I ADD THAT TAREK IS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE VERY WEALTHY BIN LADEN FAMILY! YES, TAREK A BROTHER OR A HALF-BROTHER OF THE INFAMOUS OSAMA!
At the widest point the strait less than twenty miles [thirty-two kilometers] wide!
Narrowness of the strait a choke point OBVIOUS even the most casual of observers, without question. AND CONTROL OF WHICH CRUCIAL TO WORLD COMMERCE!