Sunday, July 6, 2008

New US Naval Commander in Persian Gulf

Vice Adm. William Gortney
New US NAVCENT/Fifth Fleet Commander
Reuters Photo

US Navy Vice Admiral William E. Gortney, the new commander of US NAVCENT and the US Fifth Fleet, said in Bahrain on Saturday that the US naval presence in the Persian Gulf poses no threat to Iranian interests. Adm. Gortney said the US only seeks to send a “very clear message” that its naval presence will help maintain security and provide stability in the region.

Adm. Gortney took over the command of US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and the US Fifth Fleet on Saturday from Vice Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff. Adm. Gortney’s area of responsibility will include the Persian Gulf. He took command as Iran’s armed forces chief warned that Tehran would shut the Strait of Hormuz if its interests were threatened.


The Tough Guy said...

What's the purpose of this Blog? You trying to fill the Americans with information? They already knew everything. Seriously what's that you're doing?

Nader Uskowi said...

Our blog offers reports on developments in Iran, with special emphasis on military developments, nuclear program, foreign policy and regional politics. The authors also present their own view on these developments.

I do not quite understand your objection. Are you saying we should not publish information available elsewhere? Or are you saying we need not follow developments in Iran?

The Tough Guy said...

There's no objection. It just looks like you're betraying your country of origin. That's the first thing comes to mind when someone reads this blog and sees the name. If there's really no intention why don't you condemn American's threat? Or disclose other countries' information like Isreal and Pakistan? They both have nuclear powers. Isn't that because Isreal is basically was founded by the US and Pakistan is his long-time prostitute in the region?

Nader Uskowi said...

Show us specifically which of more than 700 posts published in this blog constituted betrayal.

Show us specifically which of those posts were “disclosing” information.