So Far No Takers for the US Anti-Iranian Naval Coalition

Nobody wants to put themselves under the control of US push for escalation

As tensions have continued to rise between the US and Iran, American officials continue to try to court allies to join a naval force to safeguard key shipping lanes off the coast of Iran. So far, they don’t have any takers.

The Trump Administration has been keen to have other nations pay for the defense of the Strait of Hormuz, and Trump has argued that the US shouldn’t have to cover the entire cost. US officials, however, are clear they will be in total control of this foreign fleet of ships they’re trying to recruit. 

Some nations are okay with sending a few ships to escort their own tankers, but diplomats say that there is a lot of resistance to being seen as part of a US-formed fleet that would increase tensions even further.

“Nobody wants to be on that confrontational course and part of a US push against Iran,” an official was quoted by Reuters as saying. Pentagon officials argue that the goal is not to encourage a confrontation, though everyone else seems to notice this is the end-result of US efforts in the area, and doesn’t want to be involved. 

Source: Antiwar.com

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Mychal Arnold
Mychal Arnold
3 months ago

About time!

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
3 months ago

Well, USA is run by Tel Aviv, so there is a coalition of two war criminals wanting to start World war 3 for the benefit of the Rats.

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
3 months ago

I think that the world has finally realised that instead of being a peacemaker, the US is the biggest psychopathic warmonger this planet has ever known. It is, and always has been sociopathic in nature, exhibiting base, psychotic behaviour from its initial genocide of the native Americans to its murderous barbarity in the ME today. The beauty of things now is that it has overstretched its poisonous tentacles and incensed too many nations, it used its privileged position with the dollar as reserve currency to illegally sanction and murder millions of fellow humans and pay back time has arrived !

justanavgjoe2
justanavgjoe2
3 months ago

Essentially the country that is the self-proclaimed indispensable nation and preeminent military power is too chicken-shit to go it alone. Just like a skinny kid who is plenty tough . . . when all his brothers are around. LMAO.

Mary E
3 months ago

Very well put! No need for further comments….just an ‘up’ for this one!

JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
3 months ago

it’s an israeli war with ami chumps doing the heavy lifting.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
3 months ago

“The Trump Administration has been keen to have other nations pay for the defense of the Strait of Hormuz, and Trump has argued that the US shouldn’t have to cover the entire cost. US officials, however, are clear they will be in total control of this foreign fleet of ships they’re trying to recruit.”

The provocateur (US) need not be there.

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