Turkish parliament approves Somali mission + NATO In The Persian Gulf

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10 February, 2009

1) Turkish parliament approves Somali mission
2) NATO In The Persian Gulf
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http://en.timeturk.com/turkish-parliament-approves-somali-mission-15499-haberi.html

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Turkish parliament approves Somali mission

Timetürk, 10 February 2009

Turkish parliament approved on Tuesday a motion authorizing the government to send naval forces to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels from pirates.

The motion authorizes the Turkish government to send naval forces to the Gulf of Aden, Somalian coastal waters, Arabian Sea and adjacent regions.

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excerpts from:

NATO In The Persian Gulf

From Third World War To the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative

by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, 7 February 2009

In October [2008] NATO would drop the last veil and expose what the ultimate purpose of the [2004] Istanbul Cooperation Initiative was: Preparing for possible military action against Iran.

Jean-Michel Boucheron, then outgoing chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group, said “that while Nato states did not have the same obligation to defend GCC countries as they would other alliance members in the event they were attacked, Nato would ‘not remain indifferent’ if a Gulf country were subject to aggression.

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Within weeks, matching the action to the word, NATO held its first ever operation within the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, a multinational naval exercise, described by a Gulf newspaper:

“German, Turkish and US ships are expected to hold their first joint exercise with the Bahraini Royal Navy today. “The exercises will be repeated with other Gulf navies following visits to Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE. involves the U.S., France, Italy, Australia, Egypt, Jordan and the six Gulf Cooperation Council member states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.” (The National [United Arab Emirates], November 2, 2008)

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NATO’s penetration of and military build-up in the Persian Gulf continues apace into this New Year.

see

Control Of the World’s Oceans. Prelude To War? by Rick Rozoff

NATO

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