‘Don’t take your eyes off the Gulf’

“American love is helped by the sultan having given a big hand to George H W Bush during the first Gulf war in 1991 against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, and extending the favor to George W Bush, allowing for 20,000 US troops to hang out in Oman before the invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq. To top it off, the deepest stretch of the exceedingly strategic Strait of Hormuz – essential for the navigation of supertankers in the Persian Gulf – lies in Omani territory.”

read it here:

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MC02Ak01.html

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