Wars & Rumours of Wars

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  1. Toroid

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    State Department orders evacuation of non-emergency US government employees from Iraq
    Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come.

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    THAAD multiple launches United Arab Emirates - Marine Corps Leave Cancelled - Amphibious Assault Ships "Surged" to Deploy; Heavy Activity at Kitsap and Coronado
     
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    This looks like a repeat of the Iraq & Kuwait scenario.
    Venezuela starts military exercises as 150,000 troops amass along Colombian border | Daily Mail Online

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    Iran-backed militants admit drone swarm strike on world's largest oil processing plant in Saudi and at second nearby facility sparking huge fires as tensions reach boiling point following tanker attacks

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    Drones attacked two major oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia, run by state-owned oil giant Aramco, at 4.00am local time. The fires at Abqaiq in Buqyaq, which contains the world's largest oil processing plant, and Khurais, which contains the country's second largest oilfield, have now been brought under control since the strikes.

    Nine hours after the pre-dawn attacks, Aramco has issued no statement and the authorities have not reported on casualties. The strikes will likely heighten hostilities further across the wider Persian Gulf amid a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

    The region has seen tensions rising in recent months, after attacks in June and July on oil tankers in Gulf waters that Riyadh and Washington blamed on Iran (timeline bottom right). Pictured left, center and top right: Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. Inset top: A satellite image shows fires following the attacks on two major oil installations.

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    Hundreds of shackled, blindfolded prisoners in China purportedly seen in online videos: report

    Videos purportedly showing hundreds of prisoners in China with their heads shaved, their hands bound behind their back and blindfolds over their faces that were posted online earlier this week appears to be authentic.

    The videos, posted anonymously on Twitter and YouTube Tuesday, appears to show hundreds of prisoners believed to be from China’s minority Uighur Muslims, Sky News reported.

    The footage shows the men sitting in lines on the floor or being moved by guards at a station in the city of Korla in Xinjian, northwest China.

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    Could Iran crisis lead to World War Three? Fears Tehran may hit back with cyber or terror attacks on US forces or Israel and force Trump to retaliate in tit for tat that could drag in Russia, China and Turkey

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    Iran has vowed to exact a 'crushing revenge' on American forces in retaliation for the killing of Quds commander Qassem Soleimani - leaving the Middle East on the brink of a conflict that could quickly spiral into World War 3. The Iranian National Security Council is currently meeting in Tehran - chaired by Ayatollah Khamenei himself for the first time ever - to consider its response. At their disposal is the world's 13th most powerful military, a host of militia groups spread across the Middle East, proxy-forces such as Lebanon's Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthi rebels, and allies like Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

    Targets in their crosshairs are likely to include US troops and military bases in Iraq and Syria, Israeli forces in the Golan Heights, tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, and Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. While initial strikes are likely to be limited, they could herald a tit-for-tat series of events - drawing in Russian forces stationed in Syria defending a key Iranian ally in Bashar al-Assad, and Turkish forces fighting in the country's north. China also has ships stationed in the Gulf of Oman and recently carried out joint naval drill with both Iran and Russia, raising the prospect that they could also become involved.

    The US, China, Russia and Israel all have nuclear weapons - with at least three of those possessing next-generation hypersonic missiles capable of breaching all defense systems.


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    First Time in Modern History: Mosques in Iran Raise Red Flag of Vengeance and War

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  12. pigfarmer

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    My money's on the 'whack the nuclear aircraft carrier with a hypersonic missile provided by the Chinese or Russians'
     
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    And of course, Israel. Times like this nobody will miss the chance to take a poke at them knowing full well that they'll want to retaliate and create more problems.
     
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    Russia seems to be awfully quiet lately or have I missed something?...

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    Too much caffeine - nobody's going to touch something like that off, at least at this point.

    Russia and Iran aren't allies, they can sometimes be mutually cooperative. In a nutshell they think the Iranian leaders are nuts too.

    'Napoleon’s (reputed) advice to “never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” gives Russia plenty of reason for circumspection at this stage'

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  16. Wade

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    I thought both Russia and China's responses were very subdued in that respect. You would at least think they would both enjoy rubbing the USAs face in it although I'm not really sure what the geo-political ramifications of it are for the big three
     
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    Mysterious Russian spacecraft has maneuvered into orbit right behind a $4 billion US spy satellite - and the Pentagon is worried it could be preparing for an attack
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    Cosmos 2542 (left) is a Russian 'space apparatus inspector' designed to monitor other satellites in space. After it launched in November 2019, it was bypassing a US spy satellite, USA 245, every 11 or 12 days. However, between January 20-23, Cosmos 2542 made several maneuvers to end up in the same orbit as the US satellite (right). It is now closely following USA 245, which experts say could mean it is taking photos or preparing to attack. The US government has warned that it can use cameras and sensors to gather information about other satellites or even use high-power microwaves and lasers to launch an attack.

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