Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bab el Mandeb.

This is coolbert:

NOT SINCE at least fifty years ago has this part of the world been such a point of contention.

Yemen, Aden, the Strait of Bab el Mandeb!

As reported by DEBKAfile and not seen any where else in the main stream media to my knowledge:

"Egyptian marines seize Bab el Mandeb ahead of Iran"

26 Mar.

"In a surprise step, Egyptian marine naval and marine forces Thursday morning, March 26, seized control of the strategic Bab El-Mandeb Straits to foil Tehran's grab for this important energy shipping gateway between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal"

Aden and Bab el-Mandeb one of those oceanic and naval choke points as listed by Admiral Jackie Fisher from over one hundred years ago the control of which was essential to geo-political and strategic considerations of the highest order.

Control of Yemen and Aden and that essential choke point a contentious issue now, and everything in an continuous state of flux, Shia, Sunni, indigenous forces, outsiders, foreign intervention, extreme warring tribal factionalism, etc.

As it was in the days of Jackie Fisher so it is today but much more complicated.


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