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On the Brink of World War 3: Here Are 5 Major Developments Within the Last 48 Hours…

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By Michael Synder / End of the American Dream

Has a war between the United States and Iran become inevitable?  That is what some in the mainstream media seem to be claiming, but let us hope that is not true, because such a war would mean immense death and destruction.  If the Iranian regime felt that their survival was at stake, they would throw everything in their entire arsenal at the United States and Israel, and they would unleash Hezbollah to commit horrific acts of terror all over the globe.  That would include acts of terror inside the United States, and most Americans have absolutely no idea how nightmarish it would be to have Hezbollah terrorists striking soft targets all across the country.  And in order to quickly win a war against Iran, the U.S. would probably have to use nuclear weapons, and that is a line that we do not want to cross.  This wouldn’t be anything like our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but very few people seem to understand this. 

And within the last 48 hours, such a conflict has gotten much, much closer.  Here are 5 of the most important developments…

#1 According to President Trump, the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz.  The following comes from NBC News

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that a U.S. Navy ship “destroyed” an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz — the latest in a series of tense incidents between Washington and Tehran.

Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday that the USS Boxer — a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship — “took defensive action” against the Iranian drone that had “closed into a very, very near distance, approximately 1,000 yards.”

The drone was “threatening safety of the ship and the ship’s crew” and “was immediately destroyed,” he said.

#2 The Iranians denied that it was their drone.  So either the Iranians are lying (which is a very real possibility), or someone else may be trying to start a war between our two nations.  When asked about the drone, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif seemed to indicate that the drone which was shot down did not belong to them

“We have no information about losing a drone today,” Zarif told reporters at the United Nations before a meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

#3 But the Iranians have admitted that they have seized a Panamanian-flagged, UAE-based oil tanker.  According to Iran, the tanker was seized because it was illegally smuggling Iranian oil “to foreign customers”

The tanker was seized by Revolutionary Guard forces on July 14 after getting intercepted south of Iran’s Larak Island in the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid allegations that the tanker was smuggling fuel from Iranian smugglers to foreign customers.

It remains unclear to which country or company the tanker belongs but a tanker based in the United Arab Emirates disappeared earlier this week.

#4 The U.S. State Department has condemned Iran for seizing the tanker, and U.S. officials are demanding that they immediately release it

In a statement, a State Department spokesperson said the U.S. “strongly condemns the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy’s continued harassment of vessels and interference with safe passage in and around the Strait of Hormuz.”

“Iran must cease this illicit activity and release the reportedly seized crew and vessel immediately. We will continue to work closely with our allies and partners to ensure the Iranian regime’s extortion tactics and malign activities do not further disrupt maritime security and global commerce,” the spokesperson said.

#5 It has been announced that the U.S. is deploying 500 troops to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia.  As tensions with Iran continue to rise, the number of troops being staged at this base is likely to increase dramatically.  The following comes from CNN

Five-hundred troops are expected to go to the Prince Sultan Air Base, located in a desert area east of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, according to US two defense officials. A small number of troops and support personnel are already on site with initial preparations being made for a Patriot missile defense battery as well as runway and airfield improvements, the officials said.

The US has wanted to base troops there for some time because security assessments have shown Iranian missiles would have a difficult time targeting the remote area.

I don’t know who is doing those “security assessments”, because the truth is that Iranian missiles can easily reach that base.

For a while there it seemed like things had cooled off a bit in the Middle East, and many were hoping that the threat of an imminent conflict had been averted.

Unfortunately, things are now more tense than ever, and a single mistake could set off a chain of events that nobody is going to be able to stop.

On Thursday, Iran’s foreign minister made the following very ominous statement

“We live in a very dangerous environment,” the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, said Thursday at the United Nations before news of the drone was made public. “The United States has pushed itself and the rest of the world into probably the brink of an abyss.”

And once we plunge into that abyss, there is no turning back.

Of course most ordinary Americans aren’t really thinking about Iran at all.  They are just busy working hard, raising their kids and trying to build their lives.  Perhaps they have heard a little bit about tensions with Iran on the news, but most of them have absolutely no idea that we could literally be on the verge of an apocalyptic war in the Middle East.

If a full-blow war with Iran erupts, events are going to start escalating very rapidly and it will set the stage for many of the nightmare scenarios that I have been relentlessly warning about.

A lot of the talking heads on television seem to think that “the worst case scenario” would be having the U.S. dragged into another endless “quagmire” like we witnessed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

No, that is definitely not the worst case scenario.

The Iranians have been preparing for this conflict for decades, and they would hit us with everything that they have got.

In order to defeat them quickly, we would have to go beyond just using conventional weapons, and that is somewhere that we do not want to go.

About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared NowThe Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dreamand The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.

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    • Man

      Oh noes…. World war 3 agains!

    • HypothesisFree

      Nuclear Strikes Within USA Coming – Zionist Timeline Leaked
      - /v3/new-world-order/2019/8453.html

    • Slimey

      Certain things are NOT in place. However, we don’t know if it starts after the war starts to TRIGGER them. :wink:

    • beLIEve

      WAR-MONGERING………zog$UK & U$A. :idea:

      zog$ = zioni$t occupying “government$”. :!:

      BANK$TER$ have BANKRUPTED all of us and IF THEY cannot distract with a WAR…….THEIR necks are in danger.


      Zarif (IRANian Foreign Minister) Urges UK to Stop Helping US Economic Terrorism against Iran

      Saturday 20th July

      “Unlike the PIRACY in the Strait of GIBRALTAR, our ACTION in the PERSIAN GULF IS to UPHOLD ….INTERNATIONAL MARITIME RULES,” Zarif tweeted on Saturday, affirming that the BRITISH OIL TANKER seized by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) WAS VIOLATING the INTERATIONAL LAW with ITS DANGEROUS MOVES IN the STRAIT of HORMUZ.


      “UK must cease being an ACCESSORY TO Economic Terrorism of the US,” Iran’s top diplomat underlined, referring to Spanish officials’ remarks who said that London detained Tehran’s tanker upon a call by the White House.

      The IRGC announced in a statement issued on Friday evening that its naval forces had seized BRITISH TANKER ship, ‘Stena Impero’, for VIOLATING MARITIME RULES and REGULATIONS IN the PERSIAN GULF. :idea:

      “UK tanker ship, Stena Impero, has been detained by the vessels unit of the IRGC Navy’s First Naval Zone at the request of the Ports and Maritime Organization’s office of Hormuzgan province for disregarding international maritime rules and regulations as it was passing through the Strait of Hormuz this afternoon,” the statement by the IRGCN public relations said.

      The statement said the ship had been escorted to the Iranian coastal waters in Hormuzgan province and its control had been transferred to the Ports and Maritime Organization for further legal procedures and investigations.

      A statement by Stena Impero shipping firm said there were 23 crew onboard the UK ship, adding that there had been no report on any harm or injury to the crew members since the vessel came under detention by the Iranian forces.

      Media reports said the tanker was heading to Saudi Arabia’s port of Al-Jobail from the UAE port of Fujairah when it was detained by the IRGC.

      Director-General of the Ports and Maritime Organization’s office in Hurmuzgan province said he filed a request for the seizure of the British tanker by the IRGCN after reports on its risky moves that made the vessel prone to accident.

      Meantime, sources told FNA that the BRITISH SHIP HAD SWITCHED OFF ITS TRACKING SYSTEMS IN VIOLATION OF MARITIME RULES and regulations and was making an entry from the exit point of the Strait of Hormuz in the South, DISREGARDING the ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES that require all entries be made through the Northern pass.

      Earlier on Saturday, Director General of the Ports and Maritime Organization’s office of Hormuzgan province Allah Morad Afifipour said that the British oil tanker, ‘Stena Impero’, which was seized by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf was seized because IT IGNORED CALLS FROM a FISHING BOAT AFTER an ACCIDENT IN the WATERWAY.

      “The British oil tanker, Stena Impero, had an accident with a fishing boat on its way and according to the law, the reason and other issues related to the accident should be studied,” Afifipour told FNA.


      “When the BRITISH VESSEL DID NOT RESPOND TO the FISHING VESSEL, they informed Ports and Maritime Organization’s office of Hormuzgan province according to the legal procedures,” Afifipour said, adding that his office had requested the Judiciary and the IRGC to stop the British tanker.

      AlLSO, the UK OWNED TANKER, MV Mesdar, operating under Liberian flag WAS STOPPED BY IRAN’S NAVAL PATROLS IN the STRAIT OF HOMUZ on FRIDAY evening after IT STARTED OIL LEAKS IN the WATERWAY. :idea:

      The SHIP WAS SENT BACK TO the INTERNATIONAL WATERS TO CONTINUE ITS VOYAGE after a short time and after it was warned to show full respect for environmental regulations and harmless navigation.

      Senior military officials also rejected reports by some western media outlets claiming that the Liberian-flagged tanker had been seized, stressing that ‘STENA IMPERO’ was THE ONLY FOREIGN SHIP UNDER IRANIAN CUSTODY.

      In early July, British marines and Gibraltar police seized an Iranian tanker off the Southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo claimed that the ship was transporting crude oil to Syria “in violation” of the EU sanctions placed on Damascus. Washington has applauded the move, hailing it as a sign that Europe is on board with the US’ unilateral sanctions against Iran.

      The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the “illegal move” of London and described it as “tantamount to piracy”. Tehran accused the UK of doing Washington’s bidding and helping the US attempt to stifle the Islamic Republic’s oil exports, rejecting London’s claim that the supertanker was carrying crude for Syria.

      The attorney general announced on Friday that Gibraltar’s supreme court has ruled that the Iranian tanker seized by Britain’s Royal Marines can be detained for 30 more days. The court’s decision came a day after a senior Gibraltar’s official described as “constructive” talks with Iran, raising hopes that the tanker would be released imminently.

      Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has slammed Britain’s illegal seizure of the oil tanker, warning London of a pending response to the seizure of the supertanker that he referred to as a case of “piracy”

      * * *

      Have You Heard Of The CIA’s IRAN MISSION CENTER :?:

      In 2017, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) created A $PECIAL UNIT — the Iran Mission Center — to focus attention on the U.S. PLANS AGAINST IRAN. The initiative for this unit came from CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN, who left his post as the Trump administration came into office. Brennan believed that the CIA needed to focus attention on what the United States SEES as PROBLEM AREAS — North Korea and IRAN, for instance. This predated the Trump administration.

      Brennan’s successor — Mike Pompeo, who was CIA director for just over a year (until he was appointed U.S. Secretary of State) — continued this policy. The CIA’s IRAN-RELATED ACTIVITY had been conducted in the Iran Operations Division (Persia House). This was a section with Iran specialists who built up knowledge about political and economic developments inside Iran and in the Iranian diaspora.

      It BOTHERED the HAWK$ in Washington — as one official told me — that Persia House was filled with IRAN SPECIALISTS who HAD NO SPECIAL FOCUS ON REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN. Some of them, due to their long concentration on Iran, had developed sensitivity to the country.

      Trump’s people wanted a much more focused and belligerent group that would provide the kind of intelligence that tickled the fancy of his National Security Adviser John Bolton.

      To head the Iran Mission Center, the CIA appointed Michael D’Andrea. D’ANDREA was central to the post-9/11 interrogation program, and he ran the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. A$$$A$$INATION$ and TORTURE WERE CENTRAL to his approach.

      It was D’ANDREA who EXPANDED the CIA’s DRONE STRIKE PROGRAM, in particular the signature strike. The signature strike is a particularly controversial instrument. The CIA was given the allowance TO KILL ANYONE WHO FIT A CERTAIN PROFILE — a man of a certain age, for instance, with a phone that had been used to call someone on a list.The DARK ART$ of the CIA are precisely those of D’Andrea.

      What is germane to his post at the Iran Mission Center is that D’ANDREA IS CLOSE TO the GULF ARABS, a former CIA analyst told me. :idea: The GULF ARABS HAVE BEEN PUSHING HARD FOR ACTION AGAINST IRAN, :idea: a view shared by D’Andrea and parts of his team. For his HARD-NO$ED ATTITUDE TOWARD IRAN, D’ANDREA is known—ironically—as “AYATOLLAH MIKE.”

      D’Andrea and people like Bolton are part of an ECO$Y$TEM of MEN who HAVE A VISCERAL HATRED FOR IRAN and WHO ARE CLOSE TO the worldview of the SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY. :mad: THE$E ARE MEN WHO ARE RECKLESS WITH VIOLENCE…WILLING TO DO ANYTHING IF IT MEANS PROVOKING A WAR AGAINST IRAN. :idea: Nothing should be put past them.

      • beLIEve

        GENERAL Wesley Clark……. was told in 2001 that…..ZOGU$…….would take out…7 countries in 5 years……
        Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan and…….IRAN. :idea:

        ZOGU$……..Zioni$t Occupied Government US

        VIDEO ……Less than 2 MINUTES

        The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.)

        * * *

        ALL WAR$ are BANK$TER WARS…..OFF to WAR….for a BUNCH of RABBI$……according to WHITE HOU$E MEMO$ :!:


        David Goldberg KILLED Over DATE of IRAN WAR :!: He Predicted Everything! Update :!:

        Posted by Glenn Canady :idea: on June 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

        UPDATE: There’s new information on DAVID GOLDBERG’S DEATH. It appears he was POISONED and found foaming at the mouth. His friends say they have COPIES OF some very DEVASTATING DOCUMENTS apparently and have made many copies of them should anything happen to any of them also. They say they will be releasing it all soon. I must say if this information is true then I’m very disappointed in TRUMP. He’s really messing up if he gets into this IRAN WAR JU$T TO WIN RE-ELECTION….WITH the HELLp of the$e powerful RABBI$. :mad:
        It’s supposed to be “Make America Great Again” not……..”Make I$RAEL GRATE Again!”

        UPDATE POSTED 6/13/19:

        Written by a friend of the late David E. Goldberg

        DAVID kept me abreast of things over email, and he TOLD ME he had been given SOME DOCUMENTS he felt COULD, for certain, GET HIM KILLED. The documents related to some INTERNAL WHITE HOU$E MEMOS in which….A COUPLE of New York RABBI$…..
        WERE MEETING with TRUMP FREQUENTLY…… and the memos talked about the nature of those meetings. I didn’t get full details, except that it seems the RABBI$ WERE GOING to DELIVER for TRUMP a REELECTION VICTORY…IF….HE DID the THING$….THEY WERE A$KING.
        I guess Trump was listening intently, because — well this is what David said to me — because the RABBI$ had a lot of power, in ways in which they COULD RIG the ELECTIONS IF THEY NEEDED TO. The memos also talked about how TRUMP’$ POLL NUMBERS WERE NOT very GOOD and HE COULD EA$ILY LOO$E in 2020, and the WHITE HOU$E KNEW THI$, and this was part of the reason why TRUMP WA$ PAYING $O MUCH ATTENTION to THE$E RABBI$. I guess THEY just have a lot of CONTROL or something, and TRUMP NEEDED THEM. David said….THE DOCUMENT$…IF THEY EVER GOT OUT…..WOULD BE VERY BAD for TRUMP……BECAU$E……THERE WA$ NO WAY to PUT a PO$ITIVE $PIN on THEM. :oops:
        He said the MEMOS WERE PRETTY BLUNT…. and seemed to have been written by a couple of staffers coordinating the meetings.

        * * *

        The Battle with the DEVIL: Pan-JEWRY Reveals It’$ DE$TRUCTIVE PLAN :idea:

        by Julius Streicher

        Nature and education make a good or a bad person. One of the characteristics of a good person is that he believes something bad only when he can see it with his own eyes. The thinking of those who have an interest in presenting the Jews as God’s chosen people depends on the good will of good people. Thus millions believed in the past, and some do even today, the story of Mt. SINai, where MOSES, the JEWI$H LEADER, received the Ten Commandments, supposedly for the good of all humanity. Only by seeing the events of today has Gentile humanity realized that this was a mistake that ENABLED the “Jew$” TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISDEEDS UNHINDERED up to the present. The Jewish law book the “TalMUD” (Schabbath, 89 u) expresses with brutal openness what Sinai really means:

        “Sinai is a mountain on which MO$E$ RECEIVED FROM the God JAHWE the JEWI$H LAWS.


        Deuteronomy 7:16 expresses that COMMAND TO HATE that Moses received at Sinai FROM the JEWI$H God JAHWE. It says:

        You shall HAVE NO MERCY ON THEM.” [Not an accurate citation of the verse.]

        The Jewish spiritual leaders of today, the rabbis, have ensured that to this day the Jewish people is educated in this hatred which the God Jahwe ordained through Moses on Mt. Sinai. The rabbis have made this hatred the foundation of what the Jews call their religion. The Frankfurt Selichoth (a JEWI$H LAW BOOK), page 715, includes this prayer that the JEW$ in their synagogues have USEd…..TO CALL DOWN the CUR$E of their God Jahwe ON GENTILE HUMANITY: :mad:





        * * *

        IRAN: ROTH$CHILD’$ ZIONI$M is An ‘INSULT TO ALL Humanity’…… :idea:

        by Volubrjotr • 16 Aug 2012

        You see the CONFLICT between Iran & Israel is about OIL. Rothschild built Israel to displace Palestinians and real Jews From the area for Oil. This is the same modus he uses in Africa, etc. The Bilderbergs have stopped all refinery sales to Iran, the general electric media bastardizes Iran, Iran was will to ship all used nuclear waste to Brazil to prove they were using Nuclear power for energy due to Bilderberg block.

        When Iran speaks of Israel they are speaking of ROTH$CHILD BANKING Ca-BAAL, and when we hear from Israel, its about ROTH$CHILD$ WAR RHETORIC to shut down IRAN because they ARE A FORMIDABLE FOE to…ROTH$CHILD$ PLAN to OWN OIL…GOLD…SILVER…AND….TO BUILD HI$$ CENTRAL BANK$ IN…..THEIR COUNTRY. :idea: This has been recently done to Libya :!: In truth, Rothschild regime through Obama & corrupt politicians have also shut down America’s production in order to get a better price from Middle East oil and to weaken the threat of America against a CORRUPT BANK of ENGLAND [ROTH$CHILD]. Getting the picture?

        * *
        IRAN EXECUTES ROTH$CHILD BANKER On $2.6 Billion Fraud ~ Funds Were used To Implement Agenda 21 In Buying State Property

        by Volubrjotr • 25 May 2014

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