Strait of Hormuz: Aussies Saddle-Up w/ US, British Navies — Germans, Dutch Wuss-Out

Helicopter Frigates HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba at sea.

Understanding that the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz is vital to both Australia’s economy as well as national defense, the country’s chief executive has ordered contingents of all three branches of the Australian Defence Forces to report for duty with the US/UK task force ensuring freedom of navigation between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Continue reading “Strait of Hormuz: Aussies Saddle-Up w/ US, British Navies — Germans, Dutch Wuss-Out”

Obama’s ‘Coalition of the Wilting’: Four regional powers quietly back out

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“Obama’s coalition is effectively dead shortly after conception…”

Matt Fox of the right-of-center news portal The Daily Surge has picked-up where the Obama Administration left off by designating a catchy title for the “broad coalition” the Commander in Chief promised: The Coalition of the Wilting. Not as snarky, but certainly as hard hitting was CNN also reporting on Sept. 12, 2014 that the much ballyhooed allied effort may sound nice, but of little real war fighting substance.

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