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#2 Dunno how many people live there. A couple of other stories: Here and here. Looks like Iran is get itself into a strategic position to block the Strait of Hormuz?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-05 07:56||
#3 Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards
Well there ya go!
Hope they don't get picked off by Slaying Mantis types.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-05 11:06||
#4 Tourism you say?
Snorkeling, swimming, para sailing, wind surfing, wide sandy beaches, boating...it's all there. Throw in a four star hotel and a halfway decent nightclub and you just might have something. Can't you imagine all the glistening, wet skin in those bikinis on those beaches? No? I guess the Iranians aren't really famous for that sort of thing.
According to Wikipedia there are 2131 inhabitants. The way the story reads on Wikipedia the UAE claim is based on British occupation that began shortly after the turn of the century when the UAE didn't even exist. Sounds like before then it really was Iranian or Persian or whatever they were calling themselves back then. It has a small harbor that would probably be big enough for the Iranian navy. UAE can make all the claims they want but I think they've lost it.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-05 13:57||
Posted by newc 2012-11-05 17:43||