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RonsDreams on January 18, 2010

Great photo Aubrey, and a good title too. If you want my humble opinion on your title I would say this. Yes we went into Iraq for the wrong reasons. But Navy ships are like the police. Nobody wants to see one until you need them. They are there because not everyone wants to let us live our lives in peace and harmony. I sleep better knowing they are out there.

Aubrey Skelly on January 19, 2010

Hi Ron, thank you for your comment, interesting point of view, Im not big into invasions for the wrong reason and this one was wrong. there are always better ways to resolve issues bullying does not work :) Regards, Aubrey

razzor13 on September 15, 2010

Because the crew was in the area and taking a break from protecting allied shipping against pirate attacks to the south...no one likes pirates...

Aubrey Skelly on September 15, 2010

Thank you razzor13, for your comment and visit, Unfortunately you are completely wrong, this Ship was part of an Armada going to Jordan to offload its compliment of gun ships, and planes at the beginning of the 2nd invasion of Iraq, I know as I saw this ship one week later in Jordan empty. regards, Aubrey

mbe21 on October 29, 2011

Hi Aubrey,

This is a great photo with a very apt title, one I don't remember seeing before. That said there is one thing that puzzels me big time is how a photo as good as this which has >70k views and 66 comments has only 4 YSs and 3 Likes (including the one I've just added).

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend Mick

Aubrey Skelly on November 1, 2011

Hi Mick, Thank you for your comment and YS, I do agree, Maybe it is one of those Images that people don't want to comment on "Politically Correct" I suppose hope you had a good weekend. Cheers Aubrey

Maurizio Piazzai on November 7, 2011

Very nice sunset photo. LIKE!!!Greetings, Maurizio

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on November 25, 2011

Muy bonita, la fotografía, el contraluz y el color.

Like

Saludos desde España. José Mª

leterrier bernard on August 24, 2012

"On croit mourir pour la patrie, on meurt pour des industriels." Anatole France " We believe to die for the homeland, we die for industrialists. " Anatole France (french writer) http://www.panoramio.com/photo/30261631#c58981143

sebroberg on February 18, 2013

Aubrey:)...to answer your question of "Why?" Each year the Jordanian Army conducts an exercise called "Infinite Moonlight". They have been doing it for YEARS...The US Navy carries US Marines into Aquaba, Jordan. The Marines go about 200 miles north for the 20+ day exercise. The exercise is of great pride for the Jordanians plus their military gets great training which would otherwise not be available to them.

I was a Marine Officer on the USS Tarawa in 1998 when we pulled into the Gulf of Aquaba.

Hope this helps.

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Photo taken in Balm Sharm Rezourt Health Resort Entrance, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt

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    by Aubrey Skelly
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