SLIP SLIDING TOWARDS WAR WITH IRAN 4-30-2015

It isn’t like Iran hasn’t provided clear and detailed actions and information that indicate they really are serious about rebuilding the restored Persian Empire. Obviously, it will have a Shia Muslim, Sharia Law aspect.

If you have been reading my posts on Yemen, you are well aware of what Iran is up to. The fact we have a gutless Commander in Chief merely increases the danger. Obama could have responded like President Jefferson and Ford did to an act of Piracy by Iran. Still, our spineless Obama at least felt compelled to send in armed naval escort. Yep, the clock is now ticking.

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Inching Toward Conflict: US Navy To Escort Cargo Ships In Persian Gulf; Iran Refuses To Back Down
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/30/2015 19:45 -0400

Stocks took a nasty fall on Tuesday when Al Arabiya erroneously reported that Iran had captured a cargo ship with a crew of Americans on board. It also sent oil surging. Things promptly normalized when it was revealed that the “confiscated” ship was merely one with a Marshall Island flag, at which point its fate was quickly forgotten (it may still be held by Iran, or not). But one thing is certain: both Iran and the US are itching for a provocation, whether a direct one or the far more traditional false flag type.

Earlier today, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that presence of the 34th fleet of the Iranian Navy in the Gulf of Aden is in accordance with international law to protect Iranian trade vessels against pirates.

Quoted by Iran’s IRNA news agency, Sayyari, who was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to mark the National Teacher’s Day, said that the Iranian Navy has maintained a continuous presence in the Gulf of Aden, Bab el-Mandeb Strait and western India since 2008 Sayyari

He added that claims that Iranian warships have been warned and that they have left this region are not correct.

The Navy commander reiterated that the Iranian fleet does not enter territorial waters of other countries and is only present in international waters to ensure security for Iranian trade vessels.

Sayyari said that the 34th fleet of the Iranian Navy has also helped other countries in protecting their ships against pirates.

A laughable excuse of course, but no less laughable than the one provided by the US navy offered ten days ago when we learned that a US Navi aircraft carrier and a warship are being dispatched to intercept Iranian weapons shipment to Yemeni rebels.

And, as expected, moments ago there was yet another step up in the Persian Gulf naval escalation when CNN reported that the U.S. Navy will escort U.S.-flagged cargo ships through Strait of Hormuz in wake of Iran seizure this week, a US official says. Specifically, the Navy will henceforth accompany ships on concern that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard may seize them, CNN’s Jim Sciutto says in Twitter post, citing CNN’s Barbara Starr.

As a reminder the Straits of Hormuz is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, one which is transited by 35% of all seaborne traded oil.

This takes place just a day after the Pentagon said that the U.S. would “be able to respond” if necessary to help a Marshall Islands-flagged ship that was diverted, and boarded, a day earlier by Iran — though it remains unclear how far the U.S. Navy might be willing to go if the tense situation escalates.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said a U.S. guided-missile destroyer, the USS Farragut, is in the area and “keeping an eye on things,” and in close enough proximity to the ship that they “will be able to respond if a response is required.”

When pressed on what kind of incident aboard the ship would elicit a U.S. Navy response, he was vague, saying: “These [U.S. military] assets give commanders options.” He said he didn’t know “what the possibilities are,” and the U.S. government is “in discussions with the Marshall Islands on the way ahead.”

It is unclear what happens if either the accompanied cargo ship, or the US Navy warship leaves international waters, and enters Iran territory, which as the Bab el-Mandeb Strait is virtually assured: a strait which as the US Naval update map below shows has become as busy for US traffic as the 405 Freeway during rush hour.

IRAN MAKES ITS NAVAL MOVE 4-28-2015

Doomer Doug said Iran was going to make its move. They have now done so. Personally, I think some kind of “deal” was made to get them to turn the Yemen convoy around. It is very clear Iran is now sowing its oats. Whatever our farce of a President Obama intended, Iran is clearly not impressed. I will also add the fact the Iranian Navy fired a shot over the bow of the merchant ship, one that was in international waters I might add, is very significant. Granted, this happened in the Persian Gulf, but the message is clear. Iran is on the move.

I will remind my blog readers the last time this type of event happened was in 1975 under President Ford. Pol Pot and his Cambodian Psychopaths seized a US flagged merchant ship and took the crew to Cambodia. President Ford sent in US Marines to try and get them back. The captives weren’t were the CIA said they were. Eventually they were returned unharmed. I don’t see how Obama can now avoid sending in COMBAT TROOPS WITH FULL NAVAL AND AIR SUPPORT IF IRAN TAKES THE 34 CREW TO IRAN. I will also remind everybody the seizure of a US flagged ship is AN ACT OF WAR. President Jefferson sent in naval and marine forces to deal with the Barbary Pirates seizing American flagged ships. President Ford did the same thing. I have no idea whether our SPINELESS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OBAMA will have the cajones to send in the Marines. Still, this is a clear example of why the US Marines and Navy exist. It is their mission to deal with situations like this.

Yep, gang, we got ourselves a situation here with Iran.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/politics/iran-seizes-commercial-ship-u-s-official-says-no-americans-on-board/index.html

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Iranian navy seized a ship on Tuesday at the request of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization, the English-language service of Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

“The ship is a trade vessel and has been seized by the Iranian navy,” said Fars, citing what it called an informed source.

“The ship was seized after a relevant court order was issued for its confiscation,” the source was quoted as saying, referring to differences between the ports organization and the vessel’s owner. It did not identify the owner.

(Reporting by Yara Bayoumy, Writing by William Maclean; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

 https://ca.news.yahoo.com/iranian-navy-seized-ship-under-court-order-fars-162549310.html

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/maersk-tigris-ship-manager-declines-pentagon-says-iran-153907921.html

ONDON (Reuters) – The ship manager for the container vessel boarded by Iranian forces declined to comment on the status of the vessel on Tuesday.

The Pentagon said earlier that the Marshall Islands-flagged Maersk Tigris was boarded by Iranian forces in the Gulf.

The Maersk Tigris is managed by Singapore-based Rickmers Ship Management, which is part of Hamburg-based Rickmers Group. A Rickmers Group spokeswoman declined to comment when contacted by Reuters about the vessel.

A spokesman for the world’s biggest container group Maersk Line said the vessel was on timecharter to Maersk Line, declining further comment.

Ship tracking data on Reuters showed the vessel was bound for Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, although it was still close to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas at 1530 GMT (1130 ET) on Tuesday. Its previous port was listed as Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

(Reporting by Jonathan Saul; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

OBAMA’S RACE WAR PART TWO 4-26-2015

We are now seeing in the United States of America the planned destruction of the social order as it now exists. We are now seeing a MARXIST CAMPAIGN OF SOCIAL ANARCHY. The phrase “long, hot summer” comes to mind. As the weather warms we are going to see multiple, planned using social media, riots, demonstrations and general chaos in our cities. This campaign is led by Marxists, both in and out of Obama’s administration. It has the sole goal of unleashing chaos into our daily lives.

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Baltimore ‘Freddie Gray’ Demonstrations Turn Violent: Police Cars Smashed, Stores Looted, Multiple Arrests – Live Feed
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/25/2015 22:13 -0400
As the night wears on so tensions are rising further…

Following a a planned demonstration over how police handled the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who suffered a spinal injury at some point after he was detained by police on April 12 and died a week later; hundreds of protesters confronted lines of police. Objects were thrown, stores pillaged, and at least five police cars have been damaged. The Mayor of Baltimore has asked fans to remain inside the ballpark “due to ongoing public safety concerns.” Ferguson 2.0?

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OBAMA’S RACE WAR GAINING SPEED 422-2015

Yep, Obama wants a race war; Obama is getting his race war. nuff said

This is from timebomb2000.com

‘WE WILL KILL!! STRAIGHT UP!!’ – Black protesters take over CNN, curse on-air

http://therightscoop.com/we-will-kil…-in-baltimore/

The terrible case of Freddie Gray is once again being litigated in the streets instead of the courts, and the anger boiled over into a CNN broadcast when protesters started cursing on air and finished with the threat, “we WILL KILL! Straight up!”

Watch below, there is a lot of explicit language:The “we will kill” comment comes towards the end.

Cant get the video to embed but you can see it on the site

Doomer Doug hits the mark yet again. I said way back when all this Ferguson, “Black Lives Matter” drivel started it was the first phase of a MARXIST REVOLUTION IN THE USA.

Here is what is going to happen .

One: EVERY SINGLE CASE OF A WHITE OFFICER SHOOTING A BLACK PERSON: ANYWHERE, ANYTIME AND FOR ANY REASON WILL BECAME AN AL SHARPTON CIRCUS. THIS IS A DONE DEAL.

Two: WE WILL A MASS CAMPAIGN AGAINST WHITE RACISM, OPPRESSION ETC FROM WELL FUNDED AND DIRECTED MARXIST GROUPS.

Three: WE WILL SEE A MASS MEDIA EFFORT TO DISCREDIT THE USA’S POLITICAL SYSTEM

Four: WE WILL SEE ONGOING CHAOS THIS SPRING AND SUMMER CAUSED BY VARIOUS GROUPS WITH AN AGENDA TO DESTROY BUSINESS AS USUAL.

Five: WE WILL SEE AMBUSH STYLE ATTACKS, MASS VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS, WILDING TYPE ATTACKS BY SOCIAL MEDIA CARRYING YOUTHS. WE WILL SEE GANG VIOLENCE, CHAOS AND ATTACKS ON RANDOM WHITE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

Yep, Obama is now starting his RACE WAR. ONCE THE MARXIST WHORE LYNCH IS CONFIRMED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL THE LAW WILL BE USED TO CRUSH CONSERVATIVE DISSENT ON MULTIPLE ISSUE.

CIVIL WAR TWO HAS BEGUN. OBAMA STARTED IT!

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SAUDI ARABIA TO SEND COMBAT TROOPS TO YEMEN

Saudi Arabia, having proved air campaigns are never enough to defeat combat experienced infantry yet again, is now going to send in National Guard troops to deal with the Houthi Tribal Militias. Saudi Arabia also declared victory in the air war, even though it has barely dented the advancing Shia. We are also looking at a direct military confrontation between US and the Saudi Arabian naval forces and the inbound Iranian convoys. Convoys that are escorted by destroyers with live weapons I might add.

People who have been following this blog will be neither surprised or unaware of this imminent combat and ground bloodbath. Yep, we got ourselves a situation in Yemen now.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-21/saudi-arabia-orders-its-national-guard-enter-yemen-war

Saudi Arabia Orders Its National Guard To Enter Yemen War
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/21/2015 12:01 -0400

Over the better part of the past month, the only entities actively involved in the proxy war in Yemen against the local Houthi rebel force have been air force units, mostly under Saudi command as part of Operation “Decisive Storm.” Which probably explains why there has been little if any progress to note in pushing back said rebellion which, armed heavily thanks to the US government, has successfully managed to push the current president into an indefinite exile.

That changed hours ago, when Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the Saudi Arabian National Guard, widely regarded as the kingdom’s best equipped military ground force, to take part in Riyadh’s campaign against Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen.

As Reuters notes, “military operations in the campaign have so far been carried out by the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Royal Saudi Land Forces, which answer to the Defense Ministry. The national guard is a separate military structure run by its own ministry.”

Which means that what has been an airborne war until now is about to become a land war.

But it will hardly stop there: recall that two weeks ago we reported that in a sign of support for the Houthis, Iran had dispatched the 34th fleet of the Iranian Navy has left for the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait.

And, as we predicted, the US promptly retaliated with a naval dispatch of its own, and as was reported yesterday, “U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi (HOO’-thee) rebels fighting in Yemen.”

That, or other Iran ships just generally in the vicinity.

And with US support in the Red Sea which will soon migrate north toward the true objective of this latest middle east conflict, Syria, one can be certain that Russia will not be far behind.

Especially if, as we are learning today, what was until recently “only” an air war is about to become a land war, likely one with naval reinforcements from all sides.

US NAVY TO BLOCK IRANIAN FLEET ACCESS TO YEMEN 4-20-2015

I have said that Yemen would go critical. I have said that eventually we will see direct US and Iranian combat. Let me be very clear here: any attempt by the US Navy, or the Saudi coalition to try and stop these Iranian ships, much less board them, WILL BE REGARDED AS AN ACT OF WAR BY IRAN.

We are now going to find out exactly how far Iran is willing to go in terms of breaking the Yemen blockade.

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Apr 20, 4:06 PM EDT

US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.

The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week imposed an arms embargo on the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels. The resolution passed in a 14-0 vote with Russia abstaining.

Navy officials said Monday that the Roosevelt was moving through the Arabian Sea. A massive ship that carries F/A-18 fighter jets, the Roosevelt is seen more of a deterrent and show of force in the region.

The U.S. Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea in response to reports that a convoy of about eight Iranian ships is heading toward Yemen and possibly carrying arms for the Houthis. Navy officials said there are about nine U.S. warships in the region, including cruisers and destroyers carrying teams that can board and search other vessels.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ship movement on the record.

Saudi Arabia and several of its allies, mainly Gulf Arab countries, have been trying to drive back the rebels, who seized the capital of Sanaa in September and have overrun many other northern provinces with the help of security forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The U.S. supports the Saudi campaign.

Western governments and Sunni Arab countries say the Houthis get their arms from Iran. Tehran and the rebels deny that, although the Islamic Republic has provided political and humanitarian support to the Shiite group.

The U.S. has been providing logistical and intelligence support to the Saudi coalition launching airstrikes against the Houthis. That air campaign is now in its fourth week, and the U.S. has also begun refueling coalition aircraft involved in the conflict.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest would not comment specifically on any Navy movements in Yemeni waters, but said the U.S. has concerns about Iran’s “continued support for the Houthis.

“We have seen evidence that the Iranians are supplying weapons and other armed support to the Houthis in Yemen. That support will only contribute to greater violence in that country. These are exactly the kind of destabilizing activities that we have in mind when we raise concerns about Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Middle East.”

He said “the Iranians are acutely aware of our concerns for their continued support of the Houthis by sending them large shipments of weapons.”

The expanded U.S. Navy activity in the region comes at a sensitive time, as the U.S. and six world powers have reached a framework deal with Iran to control its nuclear program. Since the preliminary deal with reached on April 2, Iran and the U.S. have been disputing the details of the deal. And on Monday, a lawyer for Tehran-based Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tehran had charged Rezaian with espionage and three other crimes. The Obama administration dismisses the charges as “absurd.”

The U.S. Navy generally conducts consensual boardings of ships when needed, including to combat piracy around Africa and the region. So far, however, U.S. naval personnel have not boarded any Iranian vessels since the Yemen conflict began.

Officials said it’s too soon to speculate on what the Navy ships may do as the Iranian convoy approaches, including whether Iran would consent to a boarding request, and what actions the Navy would take if its request was refused.

Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, has been pushed to the brink of collapse by ground fighting and the Saudi-led airstrikes in support of current President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia. Observers say the fighting in the strategic Mideast nation is taking on the appearance of a proxy war between Iran, the Shiite powerhouse backing the Houthis, and Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia.

Associated Press writers Jim Kuhnhenn in Washington and Ahmed al-Haj in Sanaa, Yemen, contributed to this report.

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ISRAEL AIR AND MISSILE STRIKES ON IRAN ARE NOW CERTAIN 4-13-2015

It is something strange to be writing about Israel launching on Iran on April 13th. It isn’t Friday the 13th, but it is Monday the 13th.

The reason I am saying this is Russia has now decided to set up S-300 missile batteries to bolster Iranian air defense. The issue is no longer “if” Israel will launch on Iran; the only issue is when and how soon that when is. The total collapse of the so called “Iranian Nuclear Deal” means Iran isn’t holding back at all. I will also note this Russian missile deployment came within two or three days of the nuclear talk collapse. We are in for it now. You heard it hear first.

This GUARANTIES AN ISRAEL STRIKE ON IRAN IN MY OPINION. While the 300 isn’t the “latest or best” Russia has, it will mean heavy losses for any planes Israel sends in.

Israel has three options to take out Iran. The first is flying human pilot planes and dropping bunker busters, or tactical nukes. This would result in the largest number of human killed, wounded, or captured air crew.

The second option is long range missile, cruise missile strikes on Iran. This would result in the fewest dead for Israel.

The third option is for Israel’s submarines to launch nuke tipped cruise missiles from close range off the Iranian coast. This is the safest way to do it.

My view is Israel will use all three methods. They will launch a MASS ATTACK AND LEAVE MULTIPLE SITES IN IRAN SMOKING RUBBLE. After that, total war will break out in the Middle East.

Other than that, gang spring is looking nice! <G>

Eat, drink and be merry; for soon we DIE!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3037407/Russia-ignores-sanctions-provide-Iran-missile-used-defend-missile-sites.html

Russia ignores UN sanctions to provide Iran with missile system which could be used to defend missile sites

  • Vladimir Putin gave the go-ahead to supply the S-300 missile equipment
  • Moscow blocked deliveries to Iran in 2010 after the UN imposed sanctions 

Russia yesterday lifted a ban on supplying Iran with an air defence missile system which could be used to protect nuclear sites.

Vladimir Putin gave the go-ahead for the deal, with the defence ministry saying it was ready to supply the S-300 missile equipment ‘promptly’.

The move is likely to anger both the U.S. and Israel at a time of heightened tensions between the world powers and following a landmark deal on nuclear weapons.

Moscow blocked deliveries of the surface to air missiles to Iran in 2010 after the United Nations imposed sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear programme, barring hi-tech weapons sales.

Russia yesterday lifted a ban on supplying Iran with the air defence S-300 missile system (above), which could be used to protect nuclear sites

But the Russian president lifted the ban after Tehran struck an interim deal with Britain and five other countries to curb nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

The framework deal, reached this month, intended to significantly restrict Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons, while giving it relief from international sanctions.