U.S. Navy sending even more high-tech military hardware to the Persian Gulf
Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The long-term military buildup in the region surrounding Iran has been going on for quite some time now, as I have been documenting in my “Iran: a quickly evolving geopolitical imbroglio” series as well as many other articles, and it is only intensifying.
Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the Navy’s senior officer, revealed that the massive surge of aircraft carriers and their accompanying support vessels was just the beginning of a much larger effort.
The new surge will expand the power the American Navy has in the region quite a bit, and some of the new cutting-edge technology makes even the so-called commando mothership seem tame.
For starters, the United States Navy will be doubling the minesweeping vessels stationed out of Bahrain in the coming months from the current four to eight.
This is likely a response to Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is one of the world’s most critical waterways due to the immense amount of the world’s oil supply which passes through.