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Armada Of Naval Power From 25 Nations Massing On The Strait Of Hormuz As Israel Prepares Possible Iranian Strike

By Sean Rayment, The Telegraph – “Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.

Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world’s petroleum traded by sea.

A blockade would have a catastrophic effect on the fragile economies of Britain, Europe the United States and Japan, all of which rely heavily on oil and gas supplies from the Gulf.

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the world’s most congested international waterways. It is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point and is bordered by the Iranian coast to the north and the United Arab Emirates to the south.

In preparation for any pre-emptive or retaliatory action by Iran, warships from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, will today begin an annual 12-day exercise.

The war games are the largest ever undertaken in the region.

They will practise tactics in how to breach an Iranian blockade of the strait and the force will also undertake counter-mining drills.

The multi-national naval force in the Gulf includes three US Nimitz class carrier groups, each of which has more aircraft than the entire complement of the Iranian air force.

The carriers are supported by at least 12 battleships, including ballistic missile cruisers, frigates, destroyers and assault ships carrying thousand of US Marines and special forces.

The British component consists of four British minesweepers and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, a logistics vessel. HMS Diamond, a brand-new £1billion Type 45 destroyer, one of the most powerful ships in the British fleet, will also be operating in the region.

In addition, commanders will also simulate destroying Iranian combat jets, ships and coastal missile batteries.

In the event of war, the main threat to the multi-national force will come from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps navy, which is expected to adopt an ‘access-denial’ strategy in the wake of an attack, by directly targeting US warships, attacking merchant shipping and mining vital maritime chokepoints in the Persian Gulf.” Read more.

  1. 09/15/2012 at 11:15 PM



  2. 09/15/2012 at 11:48 PM

    And as I pointed out in a previous reply, this starts tomorrow, the day before the Feast of Trumpets, and ends the day after Yom Kippur. Very auspicious.

    We need to keep praying for our brothers and sisters in the lands of the beast.


  3. ICA
    09/16/2012 at 12:25 AM

    The timing is certainly interesting.


    • kim
      09/17/2012 at 3:23 PM

      Doesn’t the Antichrist have to come from Jewish roots?


      • 09/17/2012 at 5:22 PM

        No! The reason that some people thought that the Antichrist would be Jewish is because of the wording of Daniel 11:37, He shall reguard neither the God of his fathers, (the God of his fathers, sounds very Jewish,)however, We know that the Arabs i.e. Muslims are decendants of Ishmael and Esau, but who were their fathers? They were Abraham and Isaac, so he doesn’t worship their G-d, so he is clearly not Jewish. He worships a god of fortresses, a god that his fathers did not know.


      • ICA
        09/17/2012 at 5:56 PM

        kim :

        Doesn’t the Antichrist have to come from Jewish roots?

        Hi Kim, the following articles may probably help you to answer that question. For your consideration:

        The People of the Prince to Come: A Roman-European Antichrist?

        Antichrist: Leader of a One-World Government?


  4. 09/16/2012 at 10:11 AM

    I wish that more Christians would study the Feasts of the Lord, it is the only way to keep “watch,” for the return of Jesus. Also, it is the only way to understand prophecy. It was on Tisha b’ Ave that Obama began his political career. It’s not one of the feasts days, however, it was on the 9th of Ave that both Temples were destroyed. Many other calamitous events occured on that same date, which falls in July or August. Most people agree that the rapture will occure on some future Rosh Hashanah, also known as Yom Teruah, or the Feast of Trumpets.
    Who really believes that we will have elections in November? I think that Obama could be the Antichrist.


  1. 09/16/2012 at 7:25 AM

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