US and France and Their Upcoming Oil War in the Persian Gulf

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___di  Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio per VT Italia

The most glaring news is the transit of the naval attack group of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in the Suez Canal on Thursday 9 May to move from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and thus be closer to the US Navy base in Manama, Bahrain where the Fifth Fleet oversees the Strait of Hormuz, a crossroads point of the Persian Gulf as it transits most of the black gold consumed in the world, including that produced by Iran.

According to data from the American Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2016, around a third of the oil transported by sea in the world, amounting to 18.5 billion barrels, passed through there.

But naval operations in the last three months have intensified, bringing around the Middle East, in the waters of the Mediterranean as well as those of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, a huge movement of vessels including two American aircraft carriers, the Lincoln and the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and the flagship of the French fleet: the legendary Charles De Gaulle with its attack group for Operation Chanmal in an unspecified mission against the last ISIS groups in Syria and Iraq.

A quite unlikely motivation given that the conquest of Baghuz by the ground troops of the YPG Kurdish militias favored the surrender of the last jihadists loyal to the caliph Al Baghdadi and the release of some commanders managed by the US themselves in exchange for tons of gold stolen from Mosul by Islamic State fighters.

While all this movement in the Middle East seems more functional to an intimidation towards Iran: in view of the strong tensions between Washington and Tehran since the Trump administration withdrew a year ago from an international nuclear agreement of 2015 with the Republic Islamic subjected to economic sanctions.

But it also seems to be an intervention plan in Libya, cut down with hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of refugees from the attack on Tripoli of General Haftar’s army, tacitly supported by France and the USA, which induced the President’s Government just yesterday Al Sarraj to do a sort of retaliation against various foreign commercial companies including the French multinational oil company Total. Tensions that could cause a crazy increase in the cost of oil on a global scale …

PORTAEREI LINCOLN AND BOMBARDIERI B-52 IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The US Navy’s Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group includes guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, and USS Bainbridge missile destroyers, USS Gonzalez, USS Mason and USS Nitze. Photo by MCS3 Stephen Doyle / US Navy / UPI

Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the US Fifth Fleet, confirmed to Reuters the arrival of the Lincoln group in the Red Sea under his command without specifying whether it will be destined to reach Bahrain. “If I have to take it inside the strait, I will do it – said Malloy in a telephone interview – I am not limited in any way to manage it anywhere in the Middle East”.

The Pentagon said it accelerated the deployment of the aircraft carrier and sent bombers to the Middle East, most likely to the Al Udeid base in Qatar but was not even specified on the site of the Central Command (CentCom), after US intelligence reported possible preparations by Tehran for attacks against US forces or interests.


Iran has defined this information as fake, instead hoping for an intervention by the European Union in the JCPOA nuclear treaty that the US has abandoned because it does not consider it sufficient to protect international security against the Iranian threat, but also withdrawing from the agreement on the Euromissiles INF with Russia inducing Moscow to do the same and paving the way for a new era of cold war with open and unresolved battle fronts not only in the battered Yemen but also in Syria itself, where the presence of Shiite Muslim militias of Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian Quds is taken as a pretext for the continuous air raids of the Tel Aviv IDF (Israel Defense Force) and the Al Rukban refugee camp remains an unresolved node,run by rebels against the government of Bashar Al Assad but effectively protected by the US military base of Al Tanf.

In this context of controversial issues but above all hypocrisy (just remember the fake chemical attacks designed and filmed by the British White Helmets and also unmasked by the BBC itself), even the official statements must be taken with caution as the half-interview of Vice Admiral Malloy confirming to Reuters “The actual activity we have observed.

And this was certainly enough for me … to say that we saw this as a threat, “he said, referring to the US intelligence alert for Iran that would be, according to unofficial, anonymous and unverifiable Pentagon sources at the location of some missiles on small ships.

The arrival of the US B-52H Stratofortress bombers on May 8 last at the Al Udeid base in Qatar (US Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Gardner)

Last month, the United States designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) as a terrorist organization and increased pressure on sanctions, with the explicit goal of cutting Iran’s oil exports to zero. As reported by Reuters: “Some of Trump’s critics fear that the White House is intentionally provoking Iran” in accordance with the bellicose intentions of the White House’s national security adviser, John Bolton, an enemy of Iran as well as Venezuela’s ally.

And Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said he “fears the Trump administration is leading us into an unnecessary war.” Exactly as it is happening in Caracas where the White House supports the opposition leader Juan Guaidò, self-proclaimed interim president and disciple of Leopoldo Lopez.

Both were long university students in the United States, suspected at the expense of the Obama administration, but Lopez was sentenced for inciting violence after the 2014 deaths in the Guarimbas clashes, barricades against President Nicolas Maduro, was imprisoned but obtained house arrest from which he fled in late April to solicit, unsuccessfully, the rebellion of the Venezuelan generals, before taking refuge in the Spanish Embassy in Caracas, like other parliamentary supporters of the coup, which was once immunity is lifted, they found asylum in Italy.

THE EMBARGO ON THE OIL AND THE KNOT OF THE STRAIGHT OF HORMUZ

The Strait of Hormuz not far from the base of the V Us Fleet of Manama in Bahrain

The commander in chief of the Guardian Navy of the Islamic Guard Corps (IRGC) has stated that the Strait of Hormuz is an international maritime passage, warning that Iran could close this crucial naval traffic node if it cannot use it for its exports .

Alireza Tangsiri, commander of the IRGC Navy, announced it in an interview with the Iranian-language news channel Al-Alam, published last April 19, the same day that the White House announced that the president of the United States Donald Trump would not have extended the exemptions for the exemption from the embargo to oil-importing countries from Iran in force until last May 2 in respect of eight Tehran commercial customer countries. Among these, Italy, as well as Greece and Taiwan,

This communication follows repeated threats from Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to block Iran’s oil tanker transit in the Mediterranean waters. The response of the Iranian military commander is peremptory: “According to international law, the Strait of Hormuz is a waterway regulated by international law and we will close it to other countries if its use for Iran is banned” .

On the other hand, Malloy, commander of the Fifth Fleet Us Navy, which has the task of overseeing Iran from Bahrain, denies Reuters a draft attack: “I am not in a war plan and I have not had the task of doing so. However we are absolutely ready to respond to any aggression against the United States, the partners in the region or our interests “.

The most concrete risk is that the US will start to do sabotage provocations like in Venezuela against Iran or the oil tankers to then start bombing in case of military reactions. But it is not only the Persian Gulf that is at the center of military maneuvers.

PORTAEREI IN THE RED SEA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

The flagship of the naval fleet of the French Navy, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

On the site of the Central Command CentCom several naval operations occurred between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf are highlighted in the months of March and April up to those of May with the arrival in the Middle East of the Stratofortress US B-52H aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is parked on a flight line on May 8, 2019, most likely at the Qatar air base, the largest in the Middle East for the US Air Force. “The B-52H can execute strategic attacks, close-range support, air interdiction, offensive offshore operations and sea to support stability in the region.

A hovercraft of the USS Kearsarge ship group (LHD 3) set up in the base of the US Navy V Fleet in Bahrain (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads / Released

Still on the CentCom, the Artemis Trident 19 operation has a large space, in which on April 10 the vessels have been engaged of multiple nations belonging to the French National Marine, the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom and the US Navy. But even earlier, on March 13th, the mobilization of the CTF473 attack group, led by the Charles de Gaulle air port, was very prominent, arriving in international waters in front of Syria to support the joint operation Joint Task Force Inherent Resolve.

“The arrival of the CSG strengthens the French military capabilities involved in the CHAMMAL operation and strengthens the Coalition against ISIS – writes CentCom recalling that Charles de Gaulle was involved in the area in 2015 – This strengthening of capacities illustrates the determination of France and the coalition to complete the military defeat of ISIS “.

But what is the contribution in front of the Daesh militiamen already surrendered, fleeing or transported by the US themselves is difficult to understand. The fact remains that on 17 September 2018 the missiles against Syria, which caused as collateral damage the shooting down of a reconnaissance aircraft of Russia IL – 20 with the massacre of the crew of 15 men, pthey arose not only from the F-16 of Israel’s aviation but also from the French frigate Auvergne .

The US Navy USS John C. Tentennis aircraft carrier as it enters the port of Marseille

This is why the presence of the Charles de Gaulle naval attack group, which in the meantime would have moved to the Red Sea, remains threatening. It is reported by an article by Sputnik France that reports the arrival of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Tennis, arrived at the port of Marseilles together with a cruiser on Saturday 27 April and entered the group of the Sixth Flottta Us Navy based in Naples commanded by the vice admiral Lisa Franchetti, an American of Italian descent.

“The US ship met the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Red Sea on April 15th to perform 36 hours of joint operations,” Sputnik France writes, reporting that the two carriers have verified “their ability to act together in a coordinated and integrated manner” as evidenced by the French armed forces. The USS John C. Stennis fighting group had stayed in the Mediterranean for a few weeks alongside the even more powerful USS Abraham Lincoln.

This is the first time in almost three years that the US military has deployed two aircraft carriers simultaneously in this sea: a temporary circumstance that can be explained by the need to move the Lincoln to the Red Sea. Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti stressed that these operations were intended to demonstrate “Washington’s firm commitment to stability and security in the region”.

Especially since the escalation of the conflict in Libya culminated yesterday, Thursday 9 May, with the blocking of the activities of some foreign companies. Stennis had remained in the Mediterranean for a few weeks alongside the even more powerful USS Abraham Lincoln.

This is the first time in almost three years that the US military has deployed two aircraft carriers simultaneously in this sea: a temporary circumstance that can be explained by the need to move the Lincoln to the Red Sea. Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti stressed that these operations were intended to demonstrate “Washington’s firm commitment to stability and security in the region”.

Especially since the escalation of the conflict in Libya culminated yesterday, Thursday 9 May, with the blocking of the activities of some foreign companies. Stennis had remained in the Mediterranean for a few weeks alongside the even more powerful USS Abraham Lincoln.

This is the first time in almost three years that the US military has deployed two aircraft carriers simultaneously in this sea: a temporary circumstance that can be explained by the need to move the Lincoln to the Red Sea. Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti stressed that these operations were intended to demonstrate “Washington’s firm commitment to stability and security in the region”.

Especially since the escalation of the conflict in Libya culminated yesterday, Thursday 9 May, with the blocking of the activities of some foreign companies. a temporary circumstance that can be explained by the need to move the Lincoln to the Red Sea. Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti stressed that these operations were intended to demonstrate “Washington’s firm commitment to stability and security in the region”.

Especially since the escalation of the conflict in Libya culminated yesterday, Thursday 9 May, with the blocking of the activities of some foreign companies. a temporary circumstance that can be explained by the need to move the Lincoln to the Red Sea.

Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti stressed that these operations were intended to demonstrate “Washington’s firm commitment to stability and security in the region”. Especially since the escalation of the conflict in Libya culminated yesterday, Thursday 9 May, with the blocking of the activities of some foreign companies.

VENDETTA AGAINST FRANCE: THE TOTAL IS BLOCKED IN LIBYA

Oil and gas refining plants in Libya near Tripoli

“The Government of National Agreement (GNA) of Libya and Tripoli has suspended the operations of 40 foreign companies, including the French multinational oil company Total. The decision was taken by GNA’s Minister of Economy and Industry, Ali Issawi.

According to the ministry statement, the licenses of foreign companies to operate in Libya have expired. GNA’s move will also affect French aerospace telecommunications companies and Alcatel. – Sputnik International writes – According to reports, the move was provoked by GNA’s anger at the reluctance of French President Emmanuel Macron to offer the Libyan prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, more explicit support for the political crisis underway in Libya » .

After the Western coup hatched by France and the USA with NATO support and the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the country split between two governments, with the eastern part controlled by the Tobruk-based parliament backed by the general’s LNA Khalifa Haftar, and the western part governed by the GNA supported by the UN.

The UN has reiterated appeals for the cease-fire since last April 4, Field Marshal Haftar started the offensive on Tripoli, causing hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of refugees so far. Since the government of Al Sarraj has argued that there was a plan of France of tacit consent and support for the military initiative of the Lna,

So it was but this could do nothing but make things worse and legitimize a direct intervention of the French in support of General Haftar sowing further bloodshed and conflicts in the Middle East in the midst of which Israel could reinforce its actions against Syria and have it reprobated in this chaos also this country.

A plan of actions of destabilization that seems functional to the alliance between Zionists of Tel Aviv, Sunnis of Saudi Arabia and Anglo-French-American war-mongers to continue to guarantee the gigantic speculations of the holdings of arms participated by all the investment funds and the powerful international banks. The usual bloodbath designed by the globalists to keep the dollar afloat and the bank seigniorage connected to it by the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund.

Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio


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6 COMMENTS

  1. I read an fascinating book by a Canadian about the time he spent in the Legion. One incident when he was on leave in Paris tickled me. He went into a book shop and as he was leaving, the woman behind the counter gave him a right dressing-down for not greeting her whenhe entered the shop.

    The thought of a Legionnaire profiting from advice on etiquette that might have come from an instructor in a Swiss Finishing school for young ladies didn’t sound very plausible to me, somehow. I’m sure he would have been mortified, if he had understood what the heck she was on about. As it was, he sounded completely mystified. Speechless !

    • When he left the Legion, an officer wrote that it was Legion’s loss ; which struck me as a nice commendation.

    • John, during Serval a French Sarge was killed and the combatants fled underground only to be slaughtered by the French. Years ago in the early 60’s Americans met a few holdovers from the Foreign Legion in Vietnam. Reports are that they scared the piss out of everyone. The Legion still beats their own in training. I hear stuff; but don’t believe the Hollywood crapola about the French.

    • The best/scariest of the French Foreign Legion at the time of the fun and games in Indochina (1950s) were ex Waffen SS, men from all over Europe who couldn’t return to their home countries for fear of being arrested. Many were Germans from the eastern territories that had been turned into new nation states, such as Poland and Lithuania, they were Prussians and Silesians with a very strong martial tradition to uphold. Many of these men left the FFL after Indochina and fought in the various African bush wars of the 1960s as mercenaries.

    • John, Ian, my son joined the Legion Etrangere at 18 came back after they dissolved 1st Rec. Didn’t want to wash toilets in Marseilles. Works on an Ambulance crew after achieving volunteering fireman of the year and class valedictorian of his training class of his current job. The Legion is something of note.