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Trump Stopped Strike On Iran, But Tensions Continued To Grow

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Trump Stopped Strike On Iran, But Tensions Continued To Grow

Tensions continued to grow in the Persian Gulf region after the shoot-down of a $110 million U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps over the Straight of Hormuz on June 20.

According to the Iranian side, the UAV was in Iranian airspace off the shores of the district of Kouhmobarak when it was hit by a surface-to-air missile launched by the Khordad-3 air-defense system. On June 21, Tehran showcased vestiges of the downed UAV. The fact that Iranian forces were able to detect and reach the crash site first might lend credibility to their version of events.

Despite this, Washington insisted that the UAV was shot down over international waters describing the incident as an act of aggression. The U.S. military revealed that the downed RQ-4A was a part of the U.S. Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance program. Global Hawk variants developed under this program were designed to provide the Navy with real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities over vast ocean and coastal regions.

On June 21, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that he ordered a strike on Iranian targets, but called off the decision 10 minutes prior. On June 22, the President threatened Iran with additional sanctions adding that the possibility of military action “is always on the table.”

Anonymous sources told the Washington Post that Trump had approved a cyber attack on missile and rocket control systems of the IRGC. The supposed attack was reportedly conducted on June 20 by the U.S. Cyber Command in coordination with the military’s Central Command. According to the sources, the attack was in the works “for weeks if not months.” Nonetheless, there has been no evidence or official confirmation of such developments.

The US has few real options to demonstrate its military might in the region without the risk of provoking an open hot conflict which, according to recent US actions, Washington appears unwilling to commit to, at least for now.

At the same time, the Washington establishment and its local allies continue their diplomatic and propaganda campaign in order to justify increasing sanctions pressure upon Iran.

As reported by the Middle East Eye on June 21, speaking on condition of anonymity, a “senior British official” claimed that an unnamed Saudi intelligence chief and the Kingdom’s senior diplomat Adel al-Jubeir pleaded with British authorities to carry out limited strikes on Iranian military targets. According to the official, the failed Saudi lobbing effort took place only a few hours after U.S. President Donald Trump claimed to have aborted his planned attack against Iran.

The Saudi-led coalition showcased remains of the projectile Ansar Allah (the Houthis) used in the recent attack on Abha International Airport. The remains, which were inspected by U.S. envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, identified the projectile as being a cruise missile.

The characteristics of the fuselage and fins appear to be similar to that of the Soviet Kh-55 cruise missile. One of the photos shows the remains of the missile’s engine, identified as an TJ-100 turbojet, produced by Czech’s PBS Velká Bíteš.  This engine is not known to have been used in any other missile. While the cruise missile may have been designed after the Kh-55, it remains unclear if it was developed and manufactured by Ansar Allah without external support.

In 2017, Ansar Allah claimed to have launched what looked like an Iranian Soumar cruise missile, another missile developed after the Kh-55, at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE. Irregardless, if Ansar Alalh’s claim is to be believed, it could make for an explanation as to how the Yemeni group and its backers gained familiarity with the design of the missile.

It’s possible that the US will increase support to the Saudi invasion of Yemen in the framework of its on-going standoff with Iran in the region.

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  • RichardD

    This is what the Jews are planning for India.
    https://rhythmprismpublishing.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/famine.jpg

    • Xoli Xoli

      All wars are plan by jews and USA NATO does the dirty job.

  • RichardD
  • RichardD

    “the Chinese government immediately institutes and enforces harsh domestic cutbacks on private oil consumption, limits hours of nonessential transportation, and shuts down industrial plants on a rotating basis. These measures allow China to reduce oil imports and limit increased expenditures for scarce oil in the global markets”

    – Thinking the Unthinkable: Modeling a Collapse of Saudi Oil Production –

    https://www.heritage.org/middle-east/report/thinking-the-unthinkable-modeling-collapse-saudi-oil-production

  • Icarus Tanović

    Such a lie! They couldn’t find a intact bolt out of 500 kg heavy warhead cruise missile! Not this what they presented in this photo, an almost intact engine! Only what could they find was molten steel. Do you think that all of us are so very dumb?

    • frankly

      Yeah just like the guys wearing the suicide vests, they usually find the head up on a nearby roof. Completely intact.

      Like what they found at the pentagon on 9/11, a fairly intact turbine engine, just not one found on a 737.

      • RichardD

        It sure makes you wonder how something bigger than a missile missed all of those obstructions coming in at ground level.
        https://media.defense.gov/2016/Sep/10/2001629672/-1/-1/0/160910-D-XT155-003.JPG

        • frankly

          Or that it was some 40 minutes into what should have been a major security alert and somehow the pentagon defensive missile system was not used.

          Also curious how being in such a fucking hurry to clean up the mess that Donald Rumsfeld was helping, not like it was evidence at a crime scene or something. I guess they didn’t need an investigation, they knew only too fucking well who ran that op.

          Professional pilots run the alleged attacks on simulators and cannot pull them off. Both the pentagon and the towers, too fast!

          • RichardD

            I can see the towers. I don’t know about somebody straight out of a 172. But an experienced pilot yes. Though I don’t know what the flight path was. The Pentagon, no way.

            Speaking of security alerts. The second plane hit the WTC an hour later, it was obviously off of course, and there wasn’t a single jet fighter near by.

        • gustavo

          Of course, this is very well know it was a missile. Immediately after this they brought and planted plane parts on the ground.

    • RichardD

      What are you talking about? Your comment makes no sense.

  • RichardD

    “Our modern society relies upon complex, modern supply chains for food. How would we cope if they were to suddenly collapse? …

    “The food began to run out almost immediately,” recalls Trbonja, who was 19 years old at the time and now teaches school children about the war in Bosnia. “The little bit of food in the stores went pretty quickly and many of the shops were looted. A cupboard and a fridge at home doesn’t hold very much when you’re feeding a whole family, so it didn’t take long for everything to be gone.””

    – What happens when we run out of food? –

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190319-what-happens-when-the-food-runs-out

    • Xoli Xoli

      Honestly speaking you are telling the truth.No wonder USANATO and Israel uses food chain and oil gas monopoly over other nations.

  • RichardD

    “oil and gas are essential to modern agriculture techniques, a fall in global oil supplies could cause spiking food prices and unprecedented famine”

    – Peak oil –

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_oil#Possible_consequences

  • RichardD

    “We examined food system vulnerability to rising oil prices and the public health consequences. In the short term, high food prices harm food security and equity. Over time, high prices will force the entire food system to adapt. Strong preparation and advance investment may mitigate the extent of dislocation and hunger.”

    – Oil, Food Systems, and Public Health –

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3154242/

  • RichardD
    • RichardD

      “We mustn’t forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish …

      We cannot know with certainty the number of deaths Cheka was responsible for in its various manifestations, but the number is surely at least 20 million, including victims of the forced collectivization, the hunger, large purges, expulsions, banishments, executions, and mass death at Gulags.

      Whole population strata were eliminated: Independent farmers, ethnic minorities, members of the bourgeoisie, senior officers, intellectuals, artists, labor movement activists, “opposition members” who were defined completely randomly, and countless members of the Communist party itself.”

      – Stalin’s Jews –

      https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3342999,00.html

      “Communist Jews were the commandants of 11 out of the 12 main Stalinist-era Gulags, or concentration camps, including the camp system directors Matvei Berman and Hershel Jehuda.”

      – Jewish-Run Concentration Camps in the Soviet Union –

      https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Run-Concentration-Camps-Soviet-Union/dp/1291002758

      • Xoli Xoli

        Very interesting to hear all the history.

  • RichardD
    • Free man

      You’re one sick person.

    • Sinbad2

      I dig your passion, but the reality is an awful lot of Americans vote for Jewish politicians.
      Now I know you can argue they control the media and brainwash Americans, but the bottom line is the USA is allegedly a democracy, so the American people will carry the can for these crimes.

      • RichardD

        I’m 60. 90% of the planet is younger than me. Including most Americans. What I’ve figured out. A lt of them haven’t yet. Because it’s deliberately being covered up. I do the work that I do here for 3 groups. ETs/EDs, people in intel and government, and the general public.

        The blood sucking Jew baby rapers are having more trouble hiding their crimes and evil on the www, than they are the msm. And increasing numbers of people are turning on them As they should.

        • dinnedup

          You really got bright on this issue, RichardD.

  • Rodney Loder

    If there was a strike prepared it was never intended to be proceeded with, the Pentagon obviously said no we are not going to war with Iran because we simply don’t have the capability.

    • RichardD

      They have the capability. But not to get the outcome that they’d like.

      • Rodney Loder

        Agreed, I’m on “One Political Plaza” as RTfriend have been a regular for two years, so I got good insight , it is bi-partisan GOP and Dems but a big percentage are anti israel but don’t admit to it.

        I don’t think there will be consensus for war, even with everyone believing they have an unassailable military.

        Also as soon as they become acquainted with the fact that Iran has modern missile defence and strike capability as well as the motivation to fight trench warfare, the USA with no alliance of the willing except UAE, KSA and israel will dump Trump hopefully before 2020.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Mr.Loder it is true USA has huge army but Iran in reality have pinpoint tactical Assault sophisticated messiles. Huge USA military does not have a capability of air defence or navy defense against deadly Iranian messiles.Current USA defence systems wont and are incapable to stop Iran attack.

      • Rodney Loder

        Not in any way could USA stop Iranian missile attacks, and Trump would need a double 9/11 to get public support to invade which would require at least a mobilization of 2 million personnel to put half a million troops into Jordan but Hussein would not allow it.

        If any of this nonsense were possible Obama would not have engaged Iran like Trump engaged DPRK, the difference between DPRK and Iran is that Kim had the entire World against him 2017 to 2018, so he had to play along, Iran has the whole world onside except the 5 i’s, Rouhani, couldn’t surrender even if he wanted too.

        Watch how Kim Jong-un responds to Trump after the G20, Xi Jinping won’t give Trump anything to boast about the US in general are living in la-la land.

        Come on OPP and have this discussion there, but I know it won’t happen, I can’t be denounced, as Allah is in control and I say what Allah is and isn’t.

        Now if anyone was really interested in peace on Earth they woul be coming to my place to check out my motorbikes, I just got a new one you know, KTM 450 EXC, I plan to get it registered so I can ride it straight to the track for competition without worrying about the car and trailer.

        By the way Iran will fire on every gulf oil infrastructure taking out the Gulf States for decades, this could be a problum for me getting 98 octane and plenty of it so I’m against the war.

        Also the reason oil has only risen moderately is because the derivative market’s associated CEO’s are in complete control of Trumps chest beating.

        • gustavo

          How about if CIA-Mossad sink an USA or UK or Japan oil tanker and blame Iran without investigation and the prepared war starts. Israel wants Iran to be destroyed, in the same way as Syria is right now, will USA make Israel this favor ? very maybe so, it does not matter USA costs. North american people have their brain very well washed.

          • Rodney Loder

            Nothing like that will happen, the grass roots aren’t buying into that type of rhetoric, they can see the great cause isn’t what Trump is offerring, Shinzo Abe is not what he was 3 years ago he refuses to stir the pot especially for an imbecile like Trump, same as Duterte, Netanyahu and MbS are desperate so their false flags would not be credible but even if they were, !! the public in the West wouldn’t respond.

            Being brain washed comes to mean not very much when you understand your head is very likely to get punched in, the US and Canadian people would always want war if it meant that they always had all the aces, Putin and Jinping are letting them know by dosage effect that their military is obsolete especially for limited engagements, they are a long way behind , the Generals know that, !! which is why Trump didn’t do a surgical strike and there are no israeli jets infringing Syrian air soacs.

        • Xoli Xoli

          Thumbs up mr.Loder.

          • Rodney Loder

            Thanks Bro.

  • martin clarke

    Trump worried about Iranian casualties. What a load of cobblers. He like 95% of the US Congress have not one ounce of compassion for the suffering of indigenous populations. Their whole history is one of genocidal attacks on poorly armed nations. They are willingly controlled by a group of pro Zionist elitist Bankers and Corporate arms manufacturers who have pushed policies of regime change on any who support the Palestinian cause. The UK is in the throe’s of choosing a new PM. Both candidates Hunt and Johnson back continued Imperialist policies of illegal invasions. Hunt is complicit in the Saudi cover up of the horrendous Koshoggi torture and murder. Johnson’s campaign man is Anti- Palestinian Gavin Williamson the man who was pictured celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Jewish theft of Palestine surrounded by his Zionist friends. Both the above groups are an evil cancerous force who control the UN and believe in genocide and land theft. There will be no justice in this world until these corrupt bodies are eradicated.

  • El Mashi

    Hey! at 4:00 you used a word that doesn’t exist in English, ”irregardless” . Say regardless.

  • purplelibraryguy

    “Despite this, Washington insisted that the UAV was shot down over
    international waters describing the incident as an act of aggression.”
    It has been pointed out to me that this is not just a transparent lie, but actually impossible. The strait of Hormuz, even the Persian Gulf, are too narrow to have any international waters.