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General News    H3'ed 10/9/19

Trump and Tehran Shake Up the Middle East; Iran's airstrike on Saudi oil sites exposed vulnerabilities around the region

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'The word “precision” really matters. Wreckage shows that the Iranians are making&operating advance drones with jet engines & significant stealth capabilities. 17 targets incurred a direct hit in this concentrated bombardment, an 85-percent success rate-- high capability & reliability of the technology . Photos show the precision was one meter, & each one of the spherical gas tankers in the picture was hit in the center, showing  that they can hit specific targets with great precision & from a distance of hundreds of kilometers.   'The Saudis & the UAE got a double shock! It simultaneously exposed Iran’s precision & Trump’s isolationism. Iran is now trying to semi-encircle Israel with proxy militias like Hezbollah, in Lebanon, Syria & Western Iraq, armed with precision-guided missiles.' In light of all this, Israel has been signaling two things...'

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Just to let you know... I am NO zionist! But I agree that although "the Middle East may look calm right now' it's an illusion... everyone is recalculating," as we watch the Trump Reality Show."

And I get frightened as I think of nuclear winds circling the earth-- when I realize the facts (the observable reality not just the 'waddabouts" that assign blame): "Since 2016, Iran has been transferring kits to Hezbollah to convert its dumb rockets into precision-guided missiles like those that perfectly punctured the Saudi oil facilities. It's not clear how many Hezbollah now has, but if it has only 150 it could hit all of the important economic and military targets in Israel. That's Israel's ports, airports, power plants, nuclear reactor, Intel computer chip factory and its network of software and technology companies. It could cripple Israel" a tiny nation which has the capacity to strike back!

Moreover, I realize that Friedman nailed it when he says: The Iranians are emboldened, the Arabs are frightened and Israel and Iran are one miscalculation away from a war of precision missiles that neither can afford." and I do hear our president make it clear to the Gulf Arabs that he's "only interested in selling you our weapons not using them in your defense. But don't forget to stay in my hotel when you're next in D.C.! "

You don't have to be a zionist to begin "recalculating, recalculating, recalculating! The Gulf Arabs can and will find a way to buy off the Iranians. Israel can't. Israel has a real Iran problem."

Beware the 'waddabouts'! This is dangerous and we have an imbecile in the WH!

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I distinctly remember, back in the'70s, a Jewish friend telling me that if we get nailed with nuclear war, it will come from the Middle East. I thought that unlikely considering the terrible relations with Russia and China we perpetuate. But since that time, I have watched how the israeli government is as mean and crazy as the Saudi government and the Israelis are known to have nukes. I can easily believe the Saudis have bought some, but probably would need mercenaries to operate them.


Iran is a stabilizing influence in that overheated madhouse.

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