Oil – Strait of Hormuz

  The Strait of Hormuz, located between Oman and Iran, connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because of the large volumes of oil that flow through the strait. In 2018, its daily oil flow averaged 21 million… Continue reading Oil – Strait of Hormuz

Hormuz Island

  Hormuz /hɔːrˈmuːz/ is derived from the Persian Ohrmuzd, meaning Ahura Mazda. It can refer to:    The Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.    Hormuz Island, an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf. Hormuz District, an administrative subdivision of Iran.     * The crumbling Portuguese Castle of Hormuz Island, built in the early 16th century, is one… Continue reading Hormuz Island

Flight 752 Iran

  RIP to all.   The confirmation came after a London-based global information firm reported Thursday that the plane, carrying 176 passengers and crew, likely was mistakenly shot down by an Iranian missile. No one survived the crash.  “Photographs purportedly taken near the site of the crash and circulated on social media appear to show the… Continue reading Flight 752 Iran

“The PS752 “mistake” in Iran

Terrorists missions are to destroy innocent people and all their properties, to hack governments to take control, especially if there are oil.   The military in Iran blamed human error, saying the Ukrainian jet had taken a sharp, unexpected turn that brought it near a military base. * If Soleimani and any other terrorist leader of… Continue reading “The PS752 “mistake” in Iran

Ukraine Flight PS752 – Canadians-Iranese

  Condolences to the families and friends. In the aftermath of the deadly Ukraine Flight PS752 crash, Canadians are left to mourn not just the loss of life, but the loss of the future so many of the victims had hoped to help build.    The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 was en route to… Continue reading Ukraine Flight PS752 – Canadians-Iranese

USA – Iran – Iraq – Middle east

  Iraq's parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave as a backlash grows against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general, and President Donald Trump doubled down on threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Tehran retaliates.    Deepening a crisis that has heightened fears of a major Middle… Continue reading USA – Iran – Iraq – Middle east

Airlines avoiding Iranian and Iraqi airspace

  A growing number of airlines said  they were avoiding Iranian and Iraqi airspace for flights to the region after Tehran fired ballistic missiles against bases housing US troops in Iraq.   "As a precautionary measure and following news of air strikes underway, Air France has decided to suspend until further notice all flights through Iranian… Continue reading Airlines avoiding Iranian and Iraqi airspace

Qassim Soleimani – Syria – Iran – Turkey – Russia

  Qassim Soleimani’s death may force a change in the Russian calculus involving Syria, Iran and Turkey.    Iranian General Qassim Soleimani, killed last week by a U.S. drone in Baghdad, has been credited with persuading Russian President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in Syria in 2015, a claim the Kremlin denies. Regardless of the truth… Continue reading Qassim Soleimani – Syria – Iran – Turkey – Russia

Saudi Arabia Depth of Damage to Its Oil Facilities – Attacks on Yemen and damage

  This is Saudi Arabia—Hundreds of workers scurried in the stifling summer heat around cranes by a 100-foot-tall processing unit, a vital part of this sprawling oil facility, now charred black and reeking of tar and burned metal following an attack .     Saudi Arabia took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington… Continue reading Saudi Arabia Depth of Damage to Its Oil Facilities – Attacks on Yemen and damage

Yemen Houthi – Houthi’s – Saudi Arabia – Israel – USA – Iran

Houthi rebels fighting Saudi Arabia in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. They are backed by Iran and used Iranian weapons. America may have evidence the strike came from inside Iran itself. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, has called it “an act of war”. The details matter, but do not change the question: how… Continue reading Yemen Houthi – Houthi’s – Saudi Arabia – Israel – USA – Iran