While all eyes are focused on the straits of Hormuz in the Persian gulf, Iran has quietly prepared another possible apocalyptic scenario for the Red sea straits of Bab El Mandeb, leading to and from the Suez canal. The present crisis threatening both of those vital global shipping lanes was orchestrated to this point from behind the scenes by the powers that be, as a means to an end : blocking the lanes to Chinese ships should push come to shove in the US-China trade war, thereby disrupting China’s “New silk road” to Europe, which threatens America’s world economic hegemony. The Iranians merely function as the convenient public facade for this colossal chessboard match between the super powers.
On July 9, 2019 , the official spokesman for the coalition forces, declared that the Allied Joint Forces Command would not hesitate to respond to attempts by the Iranian-backed terrorist militia Houthi to attack maritime shipping Serving the world trade.
Maliki said that the Houthis were spreading false information through their communications systems and had information to prove it, and that the Houthis had failed on the morning of July 8 to try to attack a commercial vessel with a remote-controlled booby-trapped boat in the southern Red Sea.
The Saudi spokesman also published the following pictures of the same car bomb that tried to hit the civil trade routes in the Red Sea. The pictures also show the same model of a low-profile bomber that attempted to hit the Red Sea shipping routes on September 7, 2018, but was exposed in time and foiled.
The Saudis also estimated that the Iranians were behind the attempted attacks in the Red Sea both in 2018 and a week ago via the Iranian command and control ship “Savis”, which was stationed on the coast of Africa, in 2017, opposite the Yemeni port of Khudeida in the northwest of the country and controlled by the Houthi militia Loyal to Iran.
In the opinion of the Saudis, the Iranian ship, which was filmed with rapid attack boats, observed all the civilian maritime traffic from Egypt to the Saudi ports, to the port of Eilat and to the ships making their way to the Suez Canal on their way to the Mediterranean Sea and to European ports.
However, the damage caused by the Iranian ship continues at this very time, threatening the safety of the civilian shipping routes in the Red Sea, and it also plays a role in the huge environmental crisis that is developing near the port of Khudeida and defined by experts as the “atomic bomb”.
Years ago, an Iranian oil tanker was stranded on one of the beaches in the region with about one million barrels of oil on board. After it became clear that it could not be salvaged at a reasonable price, it was abandoned along with its cargo.
However, the United Nations has reported that the ship has begun to leak and that at present small quantities of oil are being poured into the area, but there is concern that in light of the fact that no one is concerned about the maintenance of the ship, there is a fear that gas will accumulate in the leaky oil tanks and there is only a small spark that will blow the tanker to pieces and cause a million barrels of oil If this happens, the United Nations estimates that an enormous environmental disaster, which has not yet been seen on the planet, will occur along the Red Sea and Red Sea coasts to the port of Eilat and the beaches to the Suez Canal.
The United Nations has announced that it has obtained budgets to repair the leak in the abandoned tanker and to carry out a number of preventive measures to neutralize this ticking bomb, but the Houthi militia in Yemen does not allow repair crews to board the ship, under orders from Tehran to leave the “time bomb” ticking until someone ignites a spark of fire that will rise to the sky and cause an environmental disaster four times greater than the Waldez disaster in Alaska caused by the Exxon oil company.
Since the Red Sea is considered closed, its rehabilitation after the disaster will be almost impossible.
In view of the above, it appears that already today, civil traffic flows in the waters of the Red Sea as in a war zone. That is, traffic in secure convoys or movement carried out only after “opening an axis” by friendly military forces.
Israel, too, is not resolved by keeping the naval route open to its ships, since most of its raw materials come from these routes. In the past, foreign sources have reported that Israel has an intelligence base in the Eritrean mountains as well as a naval base that was hired on the Red Sea coast of Africa and is intended to help secure the strategic routes leading to Israel.
It is estimated that the events in the Strait of Hormuz will immediately affect the Straits of Bab al-Mandev, as well. In the event of hostilities with the Iranians, they will make an effort to block the Red Sea and are currently deploying enough tools for the job.