Iran War Games Begin in the Persian Gulf with new 'Ultra Fast' Speed Boats
Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats attack an abandoned war ship, being used as a target, during a maneuver in the Persian Gulf, Thursday 22 April 2010.
Mystery Rocket Explodes in Jordan
BBC Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:07 UK
A rocket has exploded near the southern Jordanian city of Aqaba, damaging a warehouse but causing no casualties.
The rocket was one of two fired early on Thursday which landed in Jordanian territory - the other fell into the Red Sea.
There are conflicting reports as to where the rockets were launched.
Iran Boosts Qods Shock Troops in Venezuela
Pentagon Predicts U.S. Clash with Islamist Paramilitary
Iran is increasing its paramilitary Qods force operatives in Venezuela while covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Pentagon's first report to Congress on Tehran's military.
The report on Iranian military power provides new details on the group known formally as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), the Islamist shock troops deployed around the world to advance Iranian interests. The unit is aligned with terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, North Africa and Latin America, and the report warns that U.S. forces are likely to battle the Iranian paramilitaries in the future.
Burning Oil Rig Sinks into Gulf; 11 Still Missing
U.S. Coast Guard photo shows fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon Wednesday April 21, 2010. 11 workers are still missing since a thunderous explosion rocked an oil drilling platform that continued to burn late Wednesday.
. . . One worker said he was awakened by alarms and scrambled to get on a life boat.
"I've been working offshore 25 years and I've never seen anything like this before," said the man, who like others at the hotel declined to give his name . . .
Me? I don't believe in coincidences . . .
- Sean Linnane