Are U.S. Warships Heading To Yemeni Waters to Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments?

Conflicting News Reports Emerge

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer

We are getting conflicting reports of possible US Navy intercepts of Iranian weapons shipments in or near Yemeni waters. A Huffington Post article stated that US Navy officials have confirmed that the aircraft carrier USNS Theodore Roosevelt is headed toward the area to join other US Navy vessels (including the cruiser USNS Normandy) that are prepared to intercept Iranian arms shipments to Houthi insurgents in Yemen, while a Washington Times article stated that a US Navy spokesman at the Pentagon has officially denied this claim, classifying the event instead as conducting “maritime security operations”.

The US Navy has, in response to the recent coup in Yemen, increased its presence in the Arabian Sea. No details on Iranian naval movements in the area are currently available, however, an unspecified convoy of Iranian supply ships is reported to be heading towards Yemani ports.

The reports may be compared as follows:

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*** UPDATE: ***

The semi-official Fars News Agency has reported that Iranian warship Alborz [F-72] has left Iranian waters for deployment in response to stepped-up US weapons shipments to the Saudi-backed coalition. On Wednesday April 8, 2015 Iran dispatched a destroyer and another logistic vessel to waters near Yemen

The Alborz is an Alvand class frigate (built in Britian) commissioned in 1971.

22 thoughts on “Are U.S. Warships Heading To Yemeni Waters to Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments?”

  1. “No details on Iranian naval movements in the area are currently available”

    Well let’s hope the US press publishes details of the movements and objectives of ours.

  2. Given the context and sensitivity of the impending Iranian Nuclear Deal vis-a-vis US defense strategy and foreign policy (linked to regional balance-of-power factors), questions of State Department organization and the Administration’s actual level of national Machtpolitik arise.

    Accordingly, the situation is highly speculative at best and discussion is open, preferably on a more insightful level. However, given cultural factors and current realpolitik, this may be a bit too ambitious.

  3. The Iranians are involved in Yemen to put pressure on Saudi Arabia, their only obstacle to Middle Eastern hegemony. Access to a shared border with the Saudis will facilitate the infiltration of operatives to be engaged with the task of fomenting political upheaval.

  4. Rick
    An Iranian hegemony will become inevitable if the U.S. withdraws support from Yemen and the Iranians finish their program of making Yemen their “vassal state.” With Saudia Arabia surrounded, Iran would be able with the help of Russia to control the entire Middle East. Obama has already made his intentions clear that he will not defend Israel.
    This could be the start of a “New Persian Empire.”

    Shades of Darius I, Darius II and Xerxes!

  5. **** CORRECT ****

    Geopolitically, this follows. Suadi Arabia (directly) and Israel are the major regional counterpoises to Iranian expansion and hegemony. A prime Irianian objective would be to increase naval pressure on the Red Sea choke point of Western oil supply and its sphere of influence in the Horn of Africa by establishing bases in Yemen.

    Also, the question of Turkey ( to the extent that its geostrategic objectives do not clash with Iranian ambitions) remains open in a possible “Neo-Ottoman v. Neo-Persian” scenario.

  6. Remember that Obama and the liberal drones believe that the USA should kick the petroleum habit.

    So what better way to get the USA to stop using petroleum than to give control of most of the world’s oil to Islamic fanatics and extremists.

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    So, for example, if we talk about “Islamic fanatics” this narrows the focus of the sentence to ONLY those who are (a) fanatics and (b) Islamic.

    NOTE there is no VERB in the phrase “Islamic fanatics.” Do not misread the use of adjectives as a sentence. It does NOT say “Muslims are fanatics.” The phrase refers to ONLY those Islamic individual who are ALSO fanatics, as well.

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  7. Jon,

    Nice English lessson — even though it was a non sequitor to the article.

    Getting back to your main point:

    Europe would be the most severely impacted, as US domestic supplies are now adequate to meet a cut-off of Middle Eastern crude oil. This would, in turn would place NATO at a logistical disadvantage in the face of further Russian expansion.

  8. Real, “realpolitik” would be based on a full awareness of “cultural factors” in the perceptions are reality world typical to peasants and not just these “drills” and ships getting closer and closer to create a pretext for war that you have wanted for over 30 years. (Generally incorporated with however long Netanyahu has been talking about Iranian nukes while the only rogue nuclear state in the MidEast builds its own in order to terrorize the world.)

    What could be done in realiy, other than the “real politics” without the ethical concerns typical to many dumbocracies? And what is it that you think you’re doing or fighting for? Do you want the Iranians to have a central bank like your own? Why?

    You want them to have Hollywood and more “American”/multinational corporations to serve the usury system that you are servile to?

    If so, then “real politic” would focus on what works to bring them your freedumbs and not these wars that merely destroy every nation in the region for the sake of the Saudi/Israeli axis of your allies.

    It would be a long march. But you would reverse immigrate Jews like Isaac Larian back to Iran and help him create more and more “Bratz” there. In other words, more and more people more easily monetized by “your” central bank. But there again, if your own children turn into multicult brats… then what was the point of your empire building?

    Maybe it’s not a good long term strategery unless you want your type of freedumbs to become prevalent in Iran.

    You know what might be a good long term strategery for you freedumb fries eaters and hopium smokers? Integrity. The general philosophy of the Founders with respect to empire building, everything that you have all discarded.

    Your so-called “real politics” and the multicult Bratz you want the rest of the world to create along with you look fake to me.

    American culture:

    (Meet the ‘Hookers for Hillary’: Why Prostitutes Want Hillary …
    The Daily Beast)

    What are you fighting for? That? Are you fighting to protect bozo the clown Biden’s “unrelenting stream” of immigration into any regions that ethnic groups capable of building cities and towns move to?

    They’re not going to want to immigrate to Detriot.

    Have you considered invading Detriot to win hearts and minds or having military drills there? I’m curious, what do you White men think that you’re doing now before more veterans come home to commit suicide or be put on “death panel” lists? The Russian/Iranian/Syrian nationalists are going to take over the world… and threaten your degenerate, deracinated “hookers for Hillary” and the “Bratz” that are being modeled and groomed for that?

    Cultural factors… it may sound harsh.

    But all you have to do is open your eyes and observe it. I can prove everything I’m saying. Bratz and MGM Inc. is what it is. There are, observably, hookers for Hilary. And all of the multicult is united in only one thing, becoming “economic units” for bankers running a global pyramid scheme that network together ethnically because they do believe in multiculturalism for themselves.

    One could go on and on with a withering “culture of critique” for the murderous and degenerate Empire of Entertainment that you want to serve. So what is it that you think you’re doing by trying to create wars with Russia and Iran, in reality?

    Protecting your nation… with “real politics”? What nation? Little Somalia? Bratz? Little Somalians that have to choose between being multiculted Bratz like Miss Delaware or “hookers for Hillary”?

    What nation? What are you trying to find a pretext to murder other peasants over now? Your freedumbs? Your hopium?

    😐

    Shrug. I’m open to ideas about what you think you’re fighting for and trying to use “real politics” for fundamentally fake people that generally don’t even know who they are anymore. (Other than being united by ponzi and entertainment… etc.)

    Unless someone can explain what they think they’re fighting for or what they need these wars for I would say to any Whites, Africans or White Hispanics with a sense of identity and nationalism… stop signing up for empire building stuff and supporting it like these guys here do.

    It’s not in your interests. It’s all generally in the interests of multicultural oligarchs serving global systems based on usury, not you.

  9. Here’s how we stopped you during the Clinton administration:
    Gwenyth Todd…. Whistleblower

    Last I heard she is living on a compound in Australia because you “real politic” freedumb fry eaters and your fanatic Zionist allies keep harassing her and may try to kill her.

    For the freedumb fries eaters, apparently if at first you don’t succeed then keep bashing your head against a wall in order to keep the “unrelenting streams” of your multicult, Hollywood and Disney Bratz Inc. safe?

    Or is it Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein that you want to keep safe, along with the hookers for Hillary? I don’t know what you’re doing. What do you think you’re doing?

    I’ve got it. “Real politic.” (Operation Bungled) So here’s the conspiracy to get to war with Iran, I mean the highly organized plot! (But we’ll call it a craaaazy conspiracy theory if anything goes wrong, see?) So here’s the plan and the special operations, you should have your proxy Nazi/terrorist groups of the proxy coup government in the Ukraine shoot down a Malaysian plane and then find some Iranian passports on it… and then blame Putin… because he’s another Hitler that doesn’t like Pussy Riot and Hookers for Hillary!!

    Doesn’t make any sense?

    Well, apparently it doesn’t have to when it comes to the mass media and Philip Zelikow’s type of “national myths.” And if there are enough proxy terrorist groups and Nazis used then no one will pay attention long enough to try to sort it all out anyway.

    That’s the beauty of it.

    But there again… there might be a few problems with creating national myths in a perceptions are reality show world long term. But for now it would seem… why not? Remember to keep it basic for the peasants in America and take “cultural factors” into account.

    Putin, another Hitler. Assad, another Hitler. So save your Bratz and Hookers from Hitler…

    The show must go on!

    A peasant might ask, “What happens if it stops?”

    Actually, you might be better off if it did. We’ve already stopped it a few times. And you’re better off due to that, in reality. You were worse off when Afghan/Iraq wars couldn’t be stopped, thus all the vets committing suicide as others overdose on hopium in a post 911 world.

    So consider that we’re not your enemy or the “traitors” here, as Dick Cheney said of Snowden.

    And once again I ask, supposed traitors to what? A specific nation governed by the rule of law that would not use proxy terrorist groups?

    What nation?

  10. mynym April 22, 2015 at 10:22 “You guys have been trying to get a war with Iran for decades”

    Hogwash. If grown ups were leading the US foreign policy team, we could contain Iran without a war.

    A war with Iran will be the result of NOT doing what conservatives recommend. That is the tragedy of this foolishness.

    A weak approach to negotiating with bullies like Iran is that it does not lead to peace but ends up in war.

    Tough negotiating with Iran would not lead to war, it would continue the financial squeeze on Iran and bring Iran to its knees.

    Left-wing political leaders let evil regimes off the hook just when the financial pressure is about to cause them to collapse.

  11. mynym April 22, 2015 at 10:22 “You guys have been trying to get a war with Iran for decades”

    mynym, did Ronald Reagan go to war with the Soviet Union? Yes or no?

    How is that there are other possibilities other than just going to war or letting dangerous regimes off the hook?

    How did Ronald Reagan bring down the Soviet Union without a war?

  12. mynym April 22, 2015 at 10:19 “Real, “realpolitik” would be based on a full awareness of “cultural factors” in the perceptions are reality world typical to peasants and not just these “drills” and ships getting closer and closer to create a pretext for war that you have wanted for over 30 years.”

    False premise, as usual. The failure of a strong foreign policy will lead to war, just as Neville Chamberlain’s “Real Politik” peace deal with Hitler lead to World War 2.

    We now know that if the UK, France, and the USA had stood up to Hitler early on, he would have backed down or been deposed by his own generals. We know this from the records disclosed after the fall of the Third Reich.

    The Ron Paul / isolationist / libertarian / blame the Jews / blame the banksters movements (not saying they are the same thing or the same people) are crippled with the assumption that there are only two possibilities:
    1) Incredibly incompetent sloppy badly-designed diplomatic initiative A
    or
    2) war

    They cannot conceive of any other alternatives.

    This is a parody. Literally. Go watch the BBC TV show “Yes, Prime Minister.” They portray bureaucrats manipulating politicians by saying exactly that: “We just tell the politicians that if we implement their proposal we will be at war in a week.”

    Yet we know that the Reagan Administration brought down the Soviet Union without firing a shot.

    But the #1 impediment to solving real problems in foreign policy is the isolationists attacking their own country from within.

    The #2 impediment is the U.S. State Department. The permanent nest of nitwits and fools needs to be cleaned out. The only hope for U.S. foreign policy is to fire everyone in the U.S. State Department and start over from scratch. This is because the U.S. State Department has for decades been dominated by an anti-American culture based on foolish assumptions about the world. The U.S. State Department is always advancing the interests of other countries against our country’s interests.

    TO paraphrase William Buckley, if we opened the phone book and chose people at random to staff the US State Department, the USA would get infinitely better results and stop losing for the first time.

    The #3 impediment of course would be removed if we stop electing Democrats to political positions. But they are less significant than the permanent diplomatic bureaucracy.

    Ronald Reagan made the USA and the world safer, and he did it without going to war.

    But the idea that there are only two choices: (1) a stupid policy or (2) go to war, ignores the availability of other options, such as (3) a non-stupid policy

  13. While Reagan did his part to accellerate the collapse of the Soviet Union, the collapse was inevitable. I see no similarity via-a-vis Iran.

    I have a great idea; follow George Washington’s injunction, and stay the hell out of the Middle East and North Africa.

    We are a nation with a garbage culture, two languages, massive welfare and corruption and an 18-trillion-dollar
    deficit. Who are we to tell anyone how to govern?

  14. Your opinions are your own and do not reflect the opinions of Delaware Politics , its owners, staff and sponsors.

    Exactly. I don’t want to reflect your “opinions.”

    Instead.. I hope if a young man happens by and reads your “stuff” vs. my own at least there’s a chance he may think twice about volunteering for your wars and so-called “realpolitik” for an Empire of Entertainment. (RIP Pat Tillman and many others…) At least people may know that there are alternative perspectives on life, more consistent with the Founders.

    If he is interested in his own nation then he’d be better off forming a well regulated militia like they said.

    He might not get to play the part of Team Captain Hero: Episode We Want to Die Young (credit to Ke$ha) but he would be doing something for his family and his nation, in reality… like the Founders did. Like Pat Tillman wanted to, which may be part of the reason why he was killed by your type of “realpolitik” military.

    Men, stay away from the crap these guys are marketing.

    Just stay away from these empire builders… focus on being a father for your families and wait. It may be that you’ll have plenty to do for your nation, in reality, soon enough.

    If not, you’ve lost nothing but more entertainment… and you’ll still have all your arms and be less likely to want to kill yourself, in reality!

    Imagine this:
    “Grandpa grew old, walked with his children in the garden and showed them his library and the latest technological stuff he’s tinkering with.”

    Or Team Captain $uperman… with no arms, gets a Big Parade in the City!!!

    More entertainment.. it’s to die for!

    From my perspective.. so what?

    At least by offering an alternative people can make up their minds what they want, my philosophy of natural law or whatever the “realpolitik” empire building type opinions of: “… Delaware Politics , its owners, staff and sponsors…” are.

    Ironically, I suspect I’m more influential than you are with all your pretexts for and attempts to create more wars.

    Truth. It only takes a mustard seed of it.

  15. Hogwash.

    Observable fact.

    AIPAC lobbyist: “It’s hard for me to see how we can get a war with Iran. But here are all these other pretexts and conspiracy theories… I mean covert operations that were used in the past to create wars.”

    Cheney’s think tank: “Here’s this idea, how about we sink one of our own subs there. Wait, we can’t do that because it would be like Operation Northwoods and we never did that! Well, how about generating a bunch of fake identities and dropping their passports everywhere. The Iranians, or our own? You know how much people bungle everything!!! What about a proxy group using another proxy group, that way no one will ever know and we’ll have plausible deniability even if they are caught? Yeah, our own proxy groups will justify the war on terror! It’s a win, win… even if it’s bungled like we usually do!”

    Ok, I’m embellishing. Operation, Bungled Conspiracy Theory!

    If grown ups were leading the US foreign policy team, we could contain Iran without a war.

    The supposed “neoconservative” grown ups have been using all sorts of covert operations, bungling this and that anyway. Pretty soon you’re going to run across scenarios like the FBI and the CIA, where one faction has their informant/proxy inciting some other goon that’s a proxy too! Who is in charge of bungling the BOLO lists and the look away lists this time?

    It’s a mess. But overall, we wind up with a dictator justifiably saying this:

    “We cannot be [in] alliance with the country who support[s] the terrorism,” Assad said.

    I think you’ve done enough. Next thing you’ll be arguing that we need to make an alliance with the Persians in order to stop ISIS.

    A war with Iran will be the result of NOT doing what conservatives recommend. That is the tragedy of this foolishness.

    What is it that you recommend, exactly?

    A weak approach to negotiating with bullies like Iran is that it does not lead to peace but ends up in war.

    So you better bully the bully… preemptively?

    (???)

    Tough negotiating with Iran would not lead to war, it would continue the financial squeeze on Iran and bring Iran to its knees.

    Or it would result in this again:
    Madeleine Albright – The deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth it.

    And then you’d want to invade later anyway.

    Left-wing political leaders let evil regimes off the hook just when the financial pressure is about to cause them to collapse.

    I still say that you could just reverse immigrate Isaac Larian, wait a while… and see if more Persians/Iranians turn into deracinated “Bratz” with no culture but one of reality shows and multicultural entertainment.

    Then, what would it matter? I’m being sarcastic but ironically, that might be a better strategery than starving 500,000 children to death again.

    In any case, I hadn’t noticed adults running the show.

    It looks suspiciously like frat boys like Biden/Bozo the clown, George W., a cosmopolitan multicultural entertainer like Obama…. while the supposed adults actually producing the show are Jewish neoconservatives, Labor Zionists and the Likud.

    Where are the adults?

    And then there’s you.

    You say, “Hogwash.”

    Yet, observable fact.

    Patrick Clawson is a specific AIPAC lobbyist, observable… he has a home address just like Victoria Nuland. So email them and ask them why they want these wars, etc.

    They’re not imaginary like the WMDs you’re looking for in your grandmother’s underpants and what not. They’re not imaginary like the imaginary “nukes in the harbor” events that Lindsey “amnesty” Graham is telling you that he’s preventing by trying to bomb Syria.

    And so on.

    Your perspective is hogwash until you focus on facts first.

    Observable vs. hypothetical.

    Learn the difference…

    On a side note, there’s no way of preemptively preventing imaginary events like an Iranian conspiracy to just go ahead and up and nuke an American harbor and what not.

    Mainly because those scenarios are in your imagination, a realm that isn’t subject to facts, logic and actual evidence until you make it so.

    What’s the specific and reliable proxy group that they would use? Low IQ “Sand People”? Who, what, where, when… how? Why would they risk the existence of their entire nation to do that?

    And so on. Bring your imagination and imaginary events back to reality some and then we can discuss it.

  16. We are a nation with a garbage culture, two languages, massive welfare and corruption and an 18-trillion-dollar
    deficit. Who are we to tell anyone how to govern?

    Send in the Bratz? How about Marine brats, once they lower their standards to win the war on women?

    Unfortunately White people have invented a lot of drones… so these “realpolitik” empire builders are using those now. Maybe Ayn Rand was right (!!!!) and we need to stop inventing stuff for these “folks.”

    It reminds me of a Jewish critic of all these wars and Murder Inc. talking to White guys working for the Pentagon: “Guys! Think about what this stuff you’re inventing is going to be used for!”

    They’re not even showing their cards as far as all the stuff that’s been invented.

    Anyway, they usually don’t think about it. Usually none of us do, as we focus on our work and don’t look at the Big Picture type stuff or think about what our “nation” actually is. Snowden did, now he’s in Russia… where they’re “bullies” and what not.

    Still no answer from these guys on Delaware Politics about what it is they think they’re doing. Probably because they don’t know what they’re doing. Big Picture, guys… go meta, let’s say that you “liberate” Iran instead of starving over a half million kids to death like you did the last time.

    What then? Another “Mission Accomplished” and call it a day?

    I wonder if this is German “realpolitik” in America within the framework of failing to admit that race and different groups of people exist in the first place.

    Perhaps that’s one “small” problem, given that “Sand People”/Arabs are a group and do actually exist as groups too. An American Dream denial of race and the existence of groups… is that an aspect of what you’re calling REAL politics? I hope not. Is that why “the adults” thought they could “nation build” a big democracy in Iraq while letting regions in your own nation fall apart along ethnic and racial lines?

    Perhaps I am an internet type of Anonymous “punk”… who are these adults that you speak of?

  17. The “meta” in which these war game scenarios and drills and ships getting closer and closer to each other (Perhaps creating a long sought for pretext for war with Iran, etc.) is the topic for anyone interested in reality.

    Reality = Big Picture.

    Technical details:

    The semi-official Fars News Agency has reported that Iranian warship Alborz [F-72] has left Iranian waters for deployment in response to stepped-up US weapons shipments to the Saudi-backed coalition.

    Sounds like some ships may get close to each other… any supposedly purely “technical”/realpolitik updates on fine feats of German engineering?

    What is your own point?

  18. Rick April 23, 2015 at 09:52 writes: “I have a great idea; follow George Washington’s injunction, and stay the hell out of the Middle East and North Africa. ”

    Yes, but George Washington did not do what he said. Washington got the US Colonies in the middle of a European war between France and Great Britain. So when Washington warns against entangling alliances, don’t forget that Washington won the American Revolution by entangling alliances with European wars.

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    Rick April 23, 2015 at 09:52 writes: “While Reagan did his part to accellerate the collapse of the Soviet Union, the collapse was inevitable. I see no similarity via-a-vis Iran.”

    No, I totally disagree on that.

    Iran, just like the Soviet Union, will go down two dramatically different pathways.

    If Obama would leave the Congressional sanctions in place and the international support for them, Iran would collapse and the people of Iran could take their own country back.

    But Obama’s policies will take the pressure off of Iran and allow their economy to bounce back, the Mullahs to avoid pressure from the Iranian people, and create a powerful, dominant Iran controlling the region. Hundreds of billions of dollars are right now being unfrozen and returned to Iran, to spend on revolution around the region.

    The USSR was not on the verge of collapse. Reagan put it there.

    Strategic experts, as relayed by Dr. Robert Jastrow, estimate that the USSR was about 2 1/2 years from CHECKMATE world dominance when Reagan came into office.

    The Soviet Union was winning. They were over-extended. They were gambling. But their gambles were paying off. They were winning around the world.

    Reagan called them on it, and exploited their being over-extended. Once their gambles started going the other way — forced by Reagan — the USSR collapsed.

    But it could have gone either way.

    Furthermore, Reagan did dozens of covert things that most people are not aware of to sabotage the USSR. Reagan had the US Government manipulating the Rouble and sabotaging the USSR’s economy in dozens of ways.

    It was no accident. It was all Reagan.

    But the point is that war is not the only alternative to bad liberal foreign policy.

    Reagan never went to war with the USSR.

    And we don’t have to go to war with Iran, either.

    But we do have to stop being stupid (that is stop listening to liberals).

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