Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Iran to hold naval drills with Russia...

via Sputnik..
Iran will hold joint drills with Russia within the next few months, according to an Iranian Naval Commander.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran plans to hold joint naval exercises with Russia, Iranian Naval Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday.
“We will have joint drill[s] with [the] Russian Navy. We have recently had joint drills with Indian and Russian flotillas in our territorial waters,” Sayyari was quoted by Iran’s ISNA news agency as saying.
Sayyari said that ships from the Iranian Navy would visit Russia within the next few months.

Yep.  I'm overstating things when I say that Russia is the new power broker in the Middle East.  I'm overreacting when I say that the US has lost the initiative in the region and our strategy is in shambles.

Yeah.  The Iranian Navy is weak, the Russian Navy is rusting...but wait.  This is the same Iranian Navy that harassed the US Navy off the coast of Yemen, that broke an ad hoc phony blockade and delivered supplies to the Houthis....and that rusting Russian Navy now has 22 ships in the Med.

Put down your normalcy bias.  Stop waving the flag and take a good look at whats happening in the world.  Shouting USA, USA, USA is not a strategy.  Our competitors are running circles around us.

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