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Erekat stressed the peace process was at a "dead end."
Originally posted by Subjective Truth
War is coming and coming soon. The stupid cover stories about earthquakes and kidnapping is just a show for the sheep.
They are getting ready for something and I believe it is full out war not a limited campaign. If I had to guess I would say sometime this summer or spring.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
Russia, China, and Iran versus Israel, the US and the UK.
Oh brother. That would certainly fit the criteria for WWIII and frankly is my least favorite match-up.
Slayer's right -- there is an awful lot of equipment moving around. Actions speaker louder than words and to me, this is all screaming get ready.
Iran announced it was only months away from joining the "nuclear elite", Russia and China have already said no to additional sanctions on Iran, and Israel stated back in December or so that they would "only wait so long for diplomacy".
Seems to me that the hourglass is just about dry. I hope not though. I think the US is in for a real eye-opener.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Also, it seems to me scuds were extremely ineffective for Sadam during the Gulf War. Are these upgraded scuds with much better accuracy, or are these pretty much the same fear-inducing rogue missiles that Sadam used more psychologically than militarily?
Much of the Patriot's difficulties stemmed from the fact that it was designed as an anti-aircraft weapon, with software modifications giving it an anti-missile capability in the mid-1980s. Its purpose was not to impact its target directly, but to approach close enough to spray it with shrapnel, which was not always sufficient to neutralize incoming Scuds. Also, the modified Iraqi Al-Hussein had a tendency to break up as it re-entered the atmosphere, creating large streams of debris. The Patriot had difficulty distinguishing between the largest pieces, that tended to be the fuselage, warhead and engine compartment.
JERUSALEM — Israeli defense officials said Wednesday they believe Hezbollah has Scud missiles that could hit all of Israel, a day after Israel's president accused Syria of supplying the Lebanese guerrillas with the weapons for the first time.
Originally posted by belial259
Originally posted by JanusFIN
I listed that VERY Breaking News - And now White House has lifted its concerns to highest level! I really dont know - but seems to come very scary situation, because Israel is same time doing straight warnings of war towards both - Lebanon and Syria.
Oh my this seems like a titanic battle of wills. This is some real old fashioned gunboat diplomacy here.
So the Russian Military says an attack on Iran is unacceptable and then they send a cruiser to Syria? We've got evacuations of Tehran and the Sinai the "SCUD Crisis"
I'm excited and a little scared. Obama is certainly being tested.
So I guess it remains to been seen if the Israeli's are going to s**t or get off the pot so to speak.
This situation looks like it could escalate very quickly.
I believe this very well might be Obama's Cuban Missile Crisis.
[edit on 14-4-2010 by belial259]
"We obviously are increasingly concerned about the sophisticated weaponry that ... is allegedly being transferred," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters. "The alarming effect that this has ... we've expressed our great concern about."
It was recently reported that hundreds of "bunker-buster" bombs are being shipped from America to the US military base on the island of Diego Garcia and that the US government has signed a contract with a shipping firm to transport 19 ammunition containers to the island. The containers will include 195 smart guided Blu-110 bombs with penetrators and 192 massive 2000-pound Blu-117 bombs. The US already has massive military force in the Gulf and has been carrying out large-scale naval manoeuvers in the Atlantic with the British and French.
On coming into office Obama made a clear break with George Bush's Iran strategy by demonstrating a willingness to engage in direct negotiations with Tehran without preconditions. In his broadcast to Iran and his Cairo speech, he publicly recognised the Ayatollahs as the legitimate representatives of the Iranian people, acknowledged Iran's right to enrich uranium and talked openly about the CIA's role in the overthrow of Mossadegh in 1953. Last October, he held direct talks with the Iranians in Geneva after which the Financial Times noted that President Obama "has got more out of Iran in eight hours than his predecessor's muscular posturing did in eight years".
Obama also inherited a US military machine whose plans for an attack on Iran were already well advanced and he faces a conservative media and a public so unfamiliar with a foreign policy based on patient diplomacy and consensus-building that many equate it to weakness.The latest round of sanctions will involve stringent inspection requirements of all goods entering or leaving Iran and an embargo of refined petroleum products to Iran. The naval blockade required to enforce the sanctions – no doubt involving the Royal Navy – could well take us to the brink of war. As we have seen in the Gulf of Hormuz over recent years, skirmishes with the Iranian navy in the region have a tendency to escalate.