They may be joining the Israeli subs just stationed off Iran. With the BP gusher continuing, do I sense a Wag the Dog?
Eleven American battleships and an Israeli one crossed the Suez Canal Friday en route to the Red Sea, the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper reported.
According to the report, traffic in the canal was halted for several hours in order to allow US Navy vessels, which included an aircraft carrier and carried infantry troops, armored vehicles and ammunition, to pass from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
UPDATE: The only source I can find for this story seems to be an England based, Arab language newspaper referenced above, so we can possibly take this with a grain of salt. On the other hand, maybe not. (Links and updates aren’t working well today – WordPress is acting up)
UPDATE II: well, here’s one more source, Dabka.com, which tends to be accurate about fifty per cent of the time.