22 March 2010

US warns Gulf of Aden shipping at risk

There hasn't been much room in the news lately for anything other than health care. Here is a piece I'm a little surprised passed under the radar.
From Debka: The US office of Naval Intelligence warned Monday, March
22, that ships sailing off Yemen's Red Sea and Gulf of Aden coasts run the risk
of al Qaeda attacks similar to the suicide bombing of the US warship Cole in
2000 that killed 17 U.S. sailors. The risk is greatest in the Bab al-Mandeb
strait between Yemen and Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden.

It's one of the last places I would want to be on a ship no matter what. Unless that ship was the USS Ronald Reagan or something similar.

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