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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
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    SCOOPLET: Iran's second space launch attempt in less than a month is an apparent failure, according to @DaveSchmerler @ArmsControlWonk based on imagery from @planetlabs:

    https://www.npr.org/2019/02/06/69207...nch-has-failed

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    Report: Iran has attempted to launch another satellite into space. This follows the failed attempt by the Islamic Republic to launch a similar satellite last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shacknasty Shagrat View Post
    Pretty soon the Russians will be shooting at each other, just like the US forces used to do.
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    ' Russia attacks targets held by Iranian militia in Syria
    By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    February 7, 2019 01:18

    Russian forces blew up bridges on the Euphrates river held by Iranian militias several days ago, according to a report. This is the first time the Russians attacked Iranian targets in Syria.

    The information came from a senior Syrian official who refused to be identified, and was reported in Bas News, a Kurdish news website.

    https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/...medium=twitter
    Hummm......

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    Aurora Intel
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    Aurora Intel Retweeted Instant News Alerts

    This would explain the internal activity from #Syrian Air YK-ATB over the past two weeks doing several internal flights north. T4 is Tiyas Airbase. Photos of airbase and location in next tweet.


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    #BREAKING: #Iran would like to move its weapons supply center for #Syria from the #Damascus international airport to the Syrian air base known as T4, located between Homs and Palmyra. This comes after #Israel repeatedly attacked the #Damascus airport which did not please #Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    Hummm......
    What's your take on this Housecarl? Disinfo? After all, it did come from the Jpost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    Aurora Intel
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    Aurora Intel Retweeted Instant News Alerts

    This would explain the internal activity from #Syrian Air YK-ATB over the past two weeks doing several internal flights north. T4 is Tiyas Airbase. Photos of airbase and location in next tweet.


    Aurora Intel added,

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    #Israel has successfully targeted/struck Tiya's Airbase (T4) before multiple times. On July 8 2018 #Israel struck #IRGC targets there. Believed to be:
    - UCAV control station
    -SAM systems (most probably 3rd Khordad & Tor M1)
    -A gathering of #IRGC troops. #Syria







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    #Intel Gathering missions over the East Med: #USN P-8 Poseidon, #USN P-3 Orion, #IAF Nachshon Shavit (SIGINT) tail 676 and tail 684, #IAF Nachshon Eitam CAEW tail 569 - Monitoring #Lebanon, #Syria, #Gaza
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean Pole View Post
    What's your take on this Housecarl? Disinfo? After all, it did come from the Jpost.
    There were tweets mentioning it for a few days before this came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    There were tweets mentioning it for a few days before this came out.
    Eating their own Lilbitsnana?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean Pole View Post
    Eating their own Lilbitsnana?

    I think part of it is powerplay tug of war.
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    #Israel now has a problem. Will #Russia allow them to continue attacking Iranian infrastructure even after they have moved out of the #Damascus area? Also, will the IAF attack S-300's? The meeting between Netanyahu and Putin is seeming more and more vital for Israeli interests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    I think part of it is powerplay tug of war.
    That sounds correct Lilbitsnana.
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    posted for fair use and discussion
    https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/...xt-week-580028


    Juniper Falcon, the annual IDF-U.S. military drill, to begin next week
    The goal of the drill is the strengthening of the cooperation, mutual learning, and coordination between the armies.
    By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    February 7, 2019 18:48

    US Army soldiers arrive at Israel for preparations of the 2019 Juniper Falcon annual drill

    US Army soldiers arrive at Israel for preparations of the 2019 Juniper Falcon annual drill. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

    Juniper Falcon, the IDF - US Army annual military drill, is set to take place between February 10th and 14th, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced.

    The goal of the drill is the strengthening of the cooperation, mutual learning, and coordination between the armies.
    The drill is expected to include over 300 US Army soldiers and 400 IDF soldiers from different units.

    The last Juniper drill, which occurred in March 2018, was labeled as the largest IDF and US European Command joint exercise in 2018, with more than 2,500 US troops deployed in Europe participating alongside 2,000 Israeli Aerial Defense troops, logistics units, medical forces, and additional IDF units.

    The United States has purchased Iron Dome systems from Israel for an immediate need of the United States Army, the Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday.

    “This is yet another expression of the strengthening of our strong alliance with the US," Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benjamin Netanyahu said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean Pole View Post
    What's your take on this Housecarl? Disinfo? After all, it did come from the Jpost.
    If the report is correct then the Russians are drawing a line with Iran by beating up on their proxies. If that's the case then whatever prior agreements Tehran and Moscow had come to were being violated by Tehran. That puts Iran and its proxies firmly into the frenemies column. Nibbling at the edges with proxies only goes for so long. For Moscow, Iranian expansionism is no different than Western/EU/NATO, Turkish or Chinese expansionism. All are seen as threats to Moscow open to all available remediations as necessary. Israel having talks with Russia about Iran shows the Tehran-Moscow relationship is moving into a new paradigm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    If the report is correct then the Russians are drawing a line with Iran by beating up on their proxies. If that's the case then whatever prior agreements Tehran and Moscow had come to were being violated by Tehran. That puts Iran and its proxies firmly into the frenemies column. Nibbling at the edges with proxies only goes for so long. For Moscow, Iranian expansionism is no different than Western/EU/NATO, Turkish or Chinese expansionism. All are seen as threats to Moscow open to all available remediations as necessary. Israel having talks with Russia about Iran shows the Tehran-Moscow relationship is moving into a new paradigm....
    Excellent assessment Housecarl. Would you venture to say what you think that new paradigm is?
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    Aurora Intel Retweeted חדים וחלקים

    Initial report #Israel has exposed #Iran|ian factories building precision long range missiles West of Latakia in #Syria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
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    Aurora Intel Retweeted חדים וחלקים

    Initial report #Israel has exposed #Iran|ian factories building precision long range missiles West of Latakia in #Syria.

    Aurora Intel
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    Video of “#Iran Missile City” as they announce the new ballistic missile, dubbed Dezful / “Smart” with a reporter range of 1000km’s. #Syria #Israel

    40 second clip at link
    https://twitter.com/AuroraIntel/stat...73462826934272
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean Pole View Post
    Excellent assessment Housecarl. Would you venture to say what you think that new paradigm is?
    More of a regional competitor and threat than a neighbor with complimenting goals. A neighbor with the missile reach to directly threaten Moscow. Currying cooperation with Israel who can also "reach" Moscow gains Russia both consternation to the US and keeps the other parties in the area on their toes, particularly when Israeli motivations are very clear when compared to everyone else. China and Russia are both playing the "Great Game" in the region along with the US and EU.

    A "bit" of regional tension serves all of the parties involved to some degree or another in influencing events. It's when one starts to make major moves to run the table, as Iran has been, that things get too dangerous for "the game" to be "played".

    Interesting times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    More of a regional competitor and threat than a neighbor with complimenting goals. A neighbor with the missile reach to directly threaten Moscow. Currying cooperation with Israel who can also "reach" Moscow gains Russia both consternation to the US and keeps the other parties in the area on their toes, particularly when Israeli motivations are very clear when compared to everyone else. China and Russia are both playing the "Great Game" in the region along with the US and EU.

    A "bit" of regional tension serves all of the parties involved to some degree or another in influencing events. It's when one starts to make major moves to run the table, as Iran has been, that things get too dangerous for "the game" to be "played".

    Interesting times.
    Housecarl, thank you. A statement my Dad used to make is one I'll offer up here: "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." Interesting times, indeed.
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    Iran has become the turd in the punch bowl that is Syria. It’s in Russia’s interest to have stability in Syria and Iran has quickly become a de-stabilizing liability. If the Russians have started attacking Iranian backed militias in Syria, it appears that their days of provoking and threatening Israel from within Syria might be over.

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    ⚡#BREAKING— #Iran🇮🇷, #Syria🇸🇾, & #Hezbollah have joined forces to establish a new precision-missile factory on the outskirts of the Syrian town of Safita, #Israel🇮🇱 exposed to the world on Thursday: @NewsChannelIL | (Missile photos illustrative)
    https://m.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran...-Israel-580038


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    Iran builds new secret missile site in Syria for Hezbollah
    Israel exposed on Thursday Iranian, Syrian and Hezbollah efforts to build a missile factory in the Syrian town of Safita.
    By Hagay Hacohen
    February 7, 2019 20:25
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    Iran builds new secret missile site in Syria for Hezbollah

    Smoke rises past a mountain as seen from Damascus countryside, Syria December 25, 2018. (photo credit: OMAR SANADIKI/REUTERS)

    Iran, Syria and Hezbollah are establishing a missile factory on the outskirts of the Syrian town Safita, Israel exposed on Thursday according to Channel 12.

    Israel’s strategy, according to the report, is to make the efforts public to thwart the construction and success of the factory, which is supposed to be where Iran will turn Hezbollah’s missiles into precision-guided munitions, capable of striking targets in Israel with unprecedented accuracy.

    The Israeli report claimed that a front organization named “Anas Group” was created to purchase materials from Italy, China and other Asian nations, and that the factory is currently run by Jamal Said, said to be a known figure in the field of missile production in the Middle East.

    Speaking in the United Nations in September, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressured the international community to pay attention to Israel’s findings and inspect Iran’s movements in Syria. Netanyahu at the time revealed several sites in Beirut, where he said Hezbollah attempted to convert ground-to-ground missiles to precision missiles.

    One of the sites, according to the prime minister, was inside a soccer stadium belonging to the Lebanese terrorist group, a second site in Hariri International Airport and a third 500 meters from the airport’s runway in the heart of the Ma’aganah residential neighborhood.
    “Israel knows what you’re doing, and Israel knows where you’re doing it,” he said. “What Iran hides, Israel will find.”

    In December, he said the sites had been closed as a result of Israel’s exposure of them at the UN.

    Hezbollah’s effort to build accurate and precise missiles, facilitated by Iranian expertise, funding and guidance, has been targeted by Israel on numerous occasions in Syria – most recently late last year – when Israeli jets struck a military warehouse that held vehicles set to smuggle precision rocket converting systems from Syria to Lebanon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean Pole View Post
    Housecarl, thank you. A statement my Dad used to make is one I'll offer up here: "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." Interesting times, indeed.
    That also applies to nuclear weapons....depending on the yield "close" can be measured in Zip Codes or Congressional Districts......
    Last edited by Housecarl; 02-08-2019 at 07:23 AM. Reason: Fixed typo....

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    Iran reveals new missile and underground 'city'

    Iran says it has missiles with the range of up to 2,000 km, which puts Israel and US military bases in the region within reach.
    By REUTERS
    February 7, 2019 21:34

    Iranian-made Emad missile is displayed during a ceremony

    Iranian-made Emad missile is displayed during a ceremony. (photo credit: REUTERS/RAHEB HOMAVANDI)

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 km (621 miles), the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday, ignoring demands Western demands that Tehran halt its missile program.

    Fars published pictures of an underground missile factory called "underground city," saying the "Dezful" missile was a version of the Zolfaghar missile that has a 700 km range and a 450 kg (992 lb) warhead.

    Iran says it has missiles with the range of up to 2,000 km, which puts Israel and US military bases in the region within reach.


    The EU has stepped up criticism of Iran's ballistic missiles program, while the block remains committed to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers.


    A 2015 UN resolution that enshrines the nuclear deal "called upon" Iran to refrain for up to eight years from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons. Some states argue that the language does not make it obligatory.


    President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal last year and reimposed sanctions on Iran. The EU has been trying to save the nuclear accord.
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    ���� ✈ #IAF fighter jets over #Nabatieh, Southern #Lebanon ����



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    #Syrian Air IL-76T YK-ATB airborne from #Damascus. Currently tracking west and climbing. Where you heading today, T-4 or #Tehran?
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    🇮🇱 ✈ #IAF fighter jets over #Saida 🇱🇧 right now
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    Israel Must Stop Syria Strikes, Moscow Says Israel must stop conducting air strikes in Syria, Moscow said Friday, according to Russian news outlet Sputnik News.

    "With regard to the latest Israeli attacks, we said that such arbitrary attacks on sovereign Syrian territory should be stopped and excluded," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said, Sputnik reported. "Any strikes destabilise the situation even more. No one should conduct actions in Syria that go beyond the scope of antiterrorist objectives."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 21 in Moscow following brief talks that took place at the Paris Peace Forum in November, as well as a series of phone calls between the two leaders.

    The meeting comes after tensions between the two countries rose in recent weeks following Israeli airstrikes on Damascus Airport last month. Twenty-one people were killed in the extensive strike, according to a war watchdog. At least 12 of them were members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

    The airstrike destroyed Russian military infrastrucure, including SA2, SA3, SA17 air-defense systems, an SA22 TELAR, and a J27 Radar.

    After the strike, Moscow warned against "arbitrary" airstrikes in Syria. "We should never allow Syria, which has suffered years of armed conflict, to be turned into an arena where geopolitical scores are settled," added Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/...says-1.6916991

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    #BREAKING: Russia's Ambassador to #Lebanon warns a unilateral #US campaign against #Iran, #Hezbollah could incite 'new conflicts' involving #Israel, local media reports
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    i24NEWS English
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    #BREAKING: Russia's Ambassador to #Lebanon warns a unilateral #US campaign against #Iran, #Hezbollah could incite 'new conflicts' involving #Israel, local media reports



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    #Russia's Ambassador to #Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin warned that the actions and policies of the US towards #Iran and #Hezbollah in the region may lead to a new confrontation between #Lebanon and #Israel. (Ynet)



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    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,...460550,00.html

    Russian ambassador in Lebanon: US actions may lead to conflict with Israel
    Daniel Salami|Published: 02.09.19 , 16:38

    The Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin warned that the actions and policies of the US towards Iran and Hezbollah in the region may lead to a new confrontation between Lebanon and Israel.




    https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Ru...e-clash-580161

    Russian diplomat warns of Israel-Lebanon conflict, slams U.S. for 'incitement'
    Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin calls US President Donald Trump's policy regarding Iran and Hezbollah 'negative.'
    By Hagay Hacohen
    February 9, 2019 12:19

    Russian diplomat warns of Israel-Lebanon conflict, slams U.S. for 'incitement'

    Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin (front L) talks with the pilot of a Russian aeroplane that arrived with humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

    Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin warned of a possible conflict between Israel and Lebanon and accused the US of inciting "new conflicts" in the Middle East during an interview in the Russian news agency Sputnik on Saturday.

    "As for a conflict between Israel and Lebanon, nothing can be predicted with certainty," he said, adding that America's influence in the region was "negative."

    Zasypkin lauded the efforts made in Syria by the terrorist group Hezbollah, which he described as fighting "alongside Russia and Iran" against terror and taking "a responsible approach," including calling on Lebanese political factions to work together.

    The Pentagon plans to remove all American forces from Syria by the end of April, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.




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    Nasrallah: I am willing to ask Iran for anti-aircraft weapons for Lebanon
    Hezbollah head Hassan Nasrallah praises Iranian regime's 'independence,' says no chance Israel will attack Iran.
    By Anna Ahronheim
    February 7, 2019 03:35
    3 minute read.

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers a speech

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers a speech. (photo credit: REUTERS)

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday that he would bring anti-aircraft weapons to Lebanon from Iran in order to confront Israeli aircraft, calling on Beirut to accept the offer.

    “Will the Lebanese government dare to accept the Iranian proposals? Why should Lebanon remain afraid to cooperate with Iran?” Nasrallah asked in a televised address marking the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.
    “In the military field, wouldn’t people make an uproar and accuse Hezbollah of dragging Lebanon into war should the party shoot down an Israeli aircraft attacking Lebanon? I’m a friend of Iran, and I’m willing to bring the Lebanese Army air defense systems from Iran to confront Israel,” he continued.

    According to him, Syria and Iraq are accepting Iranian help and benefiting from it, and “whatever the Lebanese Army needs to become the strongest regional army, I am willing to go to Iran and bring it.”

    Israel has reiterated its view several times on any transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah as a redline and will work to prevent any such movement.

    In September, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared photos during his address at the UN General Assembly of locations near the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport where, he said, Hezbollah attempted to convert ground-to-ground missiles to precision missiles. The sites have since been closed.

    Israel and Hezbollah last fought a war – the Second Lebanon War – in 2006. Since then, Hezbollah has morphed from a guerrilla group into an army with a set hierarchy and procedures. With the help of Iran, it has rebuilt its arsenal, and now has hundreds of thousands of short-range rockets and several thousand more missiles that can reach deeper into Israel.

    The leader of the Shi’ite Lebanese terrorist group spoke for more than an hour in his second speech in several weeks after months of silence, and said that he had gone “on a delegation to Iran” to explore solving Lebanon’s electricity problem.

    “I tell you now, Iran can offer an extremely easy solution to Lebanon’s electricity problems, in under a year.”

    For several years, Nasrallah is believed to have been living in a secure bunker, apparently located in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiya, in order to prevent an assassination attempt.

    The Hezbollah leader admitted that the group has been “affected by the sanctions” slapped on it by Washington but vowed that it would “overcome the difficulties through firmness, will and resolve.

    “From 1979 until today, there has been a chronicle of American defeats and Israeli defeats in this region, and there will be more defeats for them going forward,” he said. “This struggle will continue. The Islamic Republic of Iran is now the region’s strongest country, and the Resistance Axis will remain strong. America will continue losing, and Israel will increase in fear and terror.”

    According to Nasrallah, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf States are powerless to wage war against Iran, and the possibility that Israel would start a war with it was “laughable.”

    But he vowed that Hezbollah would fight alongside Iran in the event of a war with the United States.

    “Why does America oppose Iran? Because Iran... supports Palestine. Even if the entire world gives up on Palestine, Iran will never give up on Palestine or its holy sites,” Nasrallah said.

    “If America launches war on Iran, it will not be alone in the confrontation at all. The resistance axis is stronger than ever; the US will further withdraw from the region, and Israel is heading towards more fear and panic,” he warned.
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    PATRIOT
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    PATRIOT

    Vessel ParticularsLast update: 2018-02-21 08:25:01
    General
    IMO: 9316139
    Name: PATRIOT
    MMSI: 303210000
    Vessel Type: VEHICLES CARRIER
    Gross Tonnage: 60979
    Summer DWT: 22564 t
    Build: 2006
    Flag: USA

    Read more at http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/...BcPrRXP5Zbk.99

    something getting ready to kick off guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    the Patriot, loaded with Abrams tanks, currently in the med headed east...data shows a 2/15 arrival date at unknown port.

    image: https://www.marinetraffic.com/img/flags/png40/US.png

    USA PATRIOT
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    IMO: 9316139
    MMSI: 303210000
    Call Sign: WAIU
    Flag: USA [US]
    AIS Vessel Type: Cargo
    Gross Tonnage: 60979
    Deadweight: 22564 t
    Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 199m × 32.29m
    Year Built: 2006
    Status: Active
    Voyage Info
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    ATD : 2019-01-22 10:57 LT (UTC -6)
    ETA : 2019-02-15 10:00 LT (UTC)
    Distance Travelled
    Draught 10.2m
    Load Condition
    Speed recorded (Max / Average) 11.4 / 10.8 knots

    Reported ETA Received: 2019-02-07 15:30 LT (UTC +2)
    Latest Position
    Newer position available via Satellite
    Position Received: 2019-02-07 14:08 UTC
    Vessel's Time Zone: UTC +2
    Area: EMED - East Mediterranean
    Latitude / Longitude: 35.8869° / 15.45569°
    Status: Underway Using Engine
    Speed/Course: 10.0kn / 106°
    AIS Source: 2581
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    image: https://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais...photoid=197008

    PATRIOT
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    PATRIOT

    Vessel ParticularsLast update: 2018-02-21 08:25:01
    General
    IMO: 9316139
    Name: PATRIOT
    MMSI: 303210000
    Vessel Type: VEHICLES CARRIER
    Gross Tonnage: 60979
    Summer DWT: 22564 t
    Build: 2006
    Flag: USA

    Read more at http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/...BcPrRXP5Zbk.99

    something getting ready to kick off guys?
    There are some exercise coming up, but can't say for sure that is what this is about.
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    i24NEWS English
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    7h7 hours ago

    #BREAKING: Mossad, MI6, CIA smuggle defecting Iranian nuclear scientist and undercover informant into UK via migrant-route, British media reports
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    Aurora Intel
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    7h7 hours ago

    #IRGC Commander: “If #America attacks #Iran, we will erase #TelAviv and #Haifa from the face of the earth.”

    Guy Elster
    ‏Verified account @guyelster
    2h2 hours ago

    #BREAKING #Israel PM warns #Iran that if it will try to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa, today will be the last time it marks the revolution’s anniversary



    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    2h2 hours ago

    Heavy #RUMINT circulating this evening of an #IDF strike in #Syria. Let’s break it down. #Syrian Air YK-ATB has been moving assets from #Damascus to T4 Airbase over the last three weeks. T4 is/was also manned by #Russia|n’s. It was rumoured that they had to be out of T4...(1/2)


    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    2h2 hours ago

    By today. There was 6 Intelligence gathering flights this morning off the coast of #Lebanon and #Syria. The S-300’s are also reportedly being turned on in March.

    We never have or ever will know the plans of the #IDF but obviously something is cooking in the oven.


    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    2h2 hours ago

    #IDF tanks have reportedly struck Quneitra in #Syria. #Israel


    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    1h1 hour ago

    SANA confirms the attack and that the #IDF targeted the destroyed hospital of al-Qaunitra city, an observation post of the SAA in Jabata al-Khashab and al-Dar'aiyah hill. #Syria


    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    1h1 hour ago

    SANA though are known to embellish, let’s see what comes of the claims [David]


    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    1h1 hour ago

    #IDF spokesperson has currently refused to comment on the reported #IDF Tank strike in #Syria. Now we wait, only “official” source is SANA. #Israel
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    Amichai Stein
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    2h2 hours ago

    #BREAKING: Syria claims an Israeli strike on targets in Quneitra, in southern Syria: Syria claim there is damage


    News_Executive
    ‏ @News_Executive
    2h2 hours ago

    BREAKING: Syrian media report of an Israeli military hit a number of positions in the Qunitra area near the border with Israel with what is believed to be tank shells


    كَوْن مُوازٍ Retweeted
    The Intel Doge
    ‏ @IntelDoge
    2h2 hours ago

    The Intel Doge Retweeted Within Syria

    Other reports from Syria are reporting up to eight recorded artillery hits.

    The Intel Doge added,
    Within Syria
    @WithinSyriaBlog
    Breaking: Israeli army stuck several positions in the al-Qunitra, my sources recorded at least 8 hits. updates to follow.
    Within Syria
    ‏ @WithinSyriaBlog
    2h2 hours ago

    Update1: the attack was carried out with what appears to be tank shells and NLOS missiles, possibly even close range Spike missiles because the targeted area is located right next to the separation fence.


    Within Syria
    ‏ @WithinSyriaBlog
    2h2 hours ago

    Update2: according to SANA the Israeli attack targeted the destroyed hospital of al-Qaunitra city, an observation post of the SAA in Jabata al-Khashab and al-Dar'aiyah hill.


    Within Syria
    ‏ @WithinSyriaBlog
    38m38 minutes ago

    Update3: my sources told me that the Israeli strikes targeted few observation cameras -normal ones- and fortifications. No one was injured or killed.


    The Intel Doge
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    1h1 hour ago

    The Intel Doge Retweeted Instant News Alerts

    Syrian Air Defenses are on high alert this evening following the earlier reported incident of Israeli shelling in the region of Quneitra.

    The Intel Doge added,
    Instant News Alerts
    @InstaNewsAlerts
    #UPDATE: Syrian Air-defenses on full alert this evening after Israeli shelling targeted area near #Quneitra a few hours ago-@Dannymakkisyria
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    Aurora Intel
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    7h7 hours ago

    #IRGC Commander: “If #America attacks #Iran, we will erase #TelAviv and #Haifa from the face of the earth.”

    Guy Elster
    ‏Verified account @guyelster
    2h2 hours ago

    #BREAKING #Israel PM warns #Iran that if it will try to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa, today will be the last time it marks the revolution’s anniversary


    Instant News Alerts
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    9m9 minutes ago

    Instant News Alerts Retweeted The White House

    National Security Advisor John Bolton finishes his remarks about #Iran by saying "I don't think you'll have many more anniversaries to enjoy".

    Instant News Alerts added,
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    The White House
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    A message to the Ayatollah of Iran: "For all your boasts, for all your threats to the life of the American President, YOU are responsible for terrorizing your own people." #40YearsofFailure
    1 min 04 sec clip
    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/statu...60986787258368
    Nana to two "little bits", one not-so-little "little bit" and one 6' college bound "little bit"

  33. #793
    Between the Middle East, Asia (esp China and their islands) and Venezuela, it sounds a lot like "global warming." Or nuclear winter, ie. mini-ice age. It's so hard to know what to prep for these days.

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    see posts #790 and #791 for background

    Within Syria
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    Update4: Now I can confirm that the Israeli military struck several thermal cameras of the SAA. They were installed in the site way ago, so they were likely hit to disable the SAA night vision capabilities for some time, for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    i24NEWS English
    ‏Verified account @i24NEWS_EN
    7h7 hours ago

    #BREAKING: Mossad, MI6, CIA smuggle defecting Iranian nuclear scientist and undercover informant into UK via migrant-route, British media reports
    Either dis-info or somebody is going to have an "auto accident".....

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    I really would like to know what he/she "can't share".


    Within Syria
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    4m4 minutes ago

    Within Syria Retweeted Within Syria

    Now I have a full image on what exactly happened today, we are talking about a very dangerous incident that began in the morning. Sadly I can't share anything.

    Within Syria added,
    Within Syria
    @WithinSyriaBlog
    Update4: Now I can confirm that the Israeli military struck several thermal cameras of the SAA. They were installed in the site way ago, so they were likely hit to disable the SAA night vision capabilities for some time, for some reason.
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    Seth Frantzman
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    Iran says it will boost uranium enrichment, https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Ir...ichment-580287


    posted for fair use and discussion
    https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Ir...ichment-580287

    Iran to boost nuclear activities, uranium enrichment

    Iran already warned in July 2018 that uranium production would increase following the construction of an advanced factory, which would be ready in 10 months.

    By Seth J. Frantzman
    February 11, 2019 04:15
    2 minute read.

    Iran

    Satellite image shows a nuclear facility in Iran. (photo credit: REUTERS)
    http://images.jpost.com/image/upload...Control/259721

    Iran is ready to boost uranium enrichment, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said on Sunday during a visit to a park in Qazvin.

    Behrouz Kamalvandi said that this would include boosting uranium enrichment to 190,000 Separative Work Units (SWU).

    The announcement could raise concerns in Europe about Iran’s goals under the Iran deal and comes amid US sanctions that were put in place last year after the US withdrew from the Iran deal.

    In July 2018, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned that Iran would increase its uranium enrichment.

    “Some European governments expect the Iranian nation to both put up with sanctions and give up its nuclear activities,” he said.

    Iran constructed a new factory to create centrifuge rotors last year. French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian warned Iran last year about the plan to increase uranium enrichment.

    SWU is a measure for work involved in separating isotopes of uranium, the aim of which, according to an article from the website of Federation of American Scientists, is to increase the concentration of “one or more isotopes... A typical enrichment process consists of a number of centrifuges arranged in the form of a cascade.”

    SWUs are expressed in terms of kilograms or metric tonnes, the article notes. According to the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran was supposed to “keep its uranium stockpile under 300 kg. of up to 3.67% enriched uranium.”

    In July 2018, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the AEOI, said that Iran had constructed an advanced factory during the course of the Iran deal negotiations and that instead of taking another eight years, the factory would be ready in 10 months, according to Iran’s Fars News. This raised eyebrows last year, but the new announcement goes even further. Iran had asserted in 2014 that it would take eight years to get to the level of 190,000 SWUs. It now claims it might reach that level this year or next year. Compared to other enrichment programs, such as India, the figure is still quite small.

    Iran is now expected to unveil new information in March or April claiming to have made “achievements in the mass production of oxygen-18,” according to Iran’s Press TV.

    This is a “major leap,” according to Kamalvandi. He argued that the isotopes developed would have medical applications, avoiding the nuclear arms issue. “Only five countries can produce oxygen 18,” he said.


    Salehi said that researchers at its Khandab site, the Arak heavy water plant, were able to produce oxygen-18 with 97% purity at 60 kg. per year.

    After the Iran Deal, Tehran sought to renovate this site according to Iranian accounts. In April of 2017, Iran signed an agreement with China to modernize the heavy water reactor.

    Overall the recent Iranian announcements appear aimed at showing that sanctions will not deter them and that they will increase their nuclear capabilities.
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    LATEST reports about #IDF shelling ON #Syria ���� :
    The #IDF carried out a bombardment at approximately 6:30 pm. QUNEITRA was targeted with several Israeli shells and At approximately 8:00 pm, an Israeli #UAV fired AGAIN four missiles TO #Quneitra.
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    Man, someone really wants to meet that guy down in the well.....

    For links see article source.....
    Posted for fair use.....
    https://freebeacon.com/national-secu...-nuclear-bomb/

    Iran Claims to Have Formula for Nuclear Bomb
    Tehran threatens nuclear force against U.S., Israel, allies

    Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami / Getty Images
    BY: Adam Kredo
    February 11, 2019 2:11 pm

    A senior Iranian official said over the weekend that the Islamic Republic has the chemical and technical know-how to produce a nuclear weapon, according to Farsi language remarks independently translated for the Washington Free Beacon.

    Ahmad Khatami, a senior member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, which enjoys close ties with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, claimed in recent comments that having a nuclear missile "is vital for Iran to confront the U.S. and its allies," according to Farsi language comments made over the weekend.

    "Having missile[s] and nuclear authority is vital for Iran to confront the U.S. and its allies." Khatami was quoted as saying in remarks in which he also referred to the United States as a thug.

    The comments come on the heels of threats issued by Khamenei to senior Trump administration figures, including Donald Trump himself, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    Regional experts who spoke to the Free Beacon about the threats said U.S. intelligence agencies must take them seriously, and should launch an investigation into scores of potential agents tied to the Iranian regime, including those known to operate on U.S. soil.

    Khatami, in his comments, claimed Iran has no interest in building a nuclear weapon, but that it possesses the know-how and ability to do so.

    "Iran never has had the intention to build a nuclear bomb. Iran has the formula but does not want to use the weapons of mass destruction, but it is vital for Iran to have nuclear energy," he said.

    Meanwhile, Iran continues to manufacture and test advanced ballistic missile technology capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

    The country has conducted multiple space launches that U.S. officials view as cover for the testing of advanced missile technology known as intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs.

    Iran marked the 40th anniversary of its Islamic revolution on Monday with chants of, "Death to America" and other slogans calling for the destruction of the United States and its allies.

    During remarks commemorating the occasion, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country would not compromise on its increasingly provocative missile tests.

    "We have not asked and will not ask for permission to develop different types of … missiles and will continue our path and our military power," Rouhani said in Tehran, according to media reports.

    Ahmad Eshghyar, a founding member of the Iran Revival group which seeks non-violent overthrow of the Islamic Republic said: "Ahmad Khatami’s Freudian slip that the Iranian regime has the technical capability to produce nuclear warhead, while declaring missiles as an integral part of regime’s military strategy comes after years of denial of military nature of the nuclear program. The last thing the world wants to see is a nuclear Middle East."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana
    Aurora Intel
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    7h7 hours ago

    #IRGC Commander: “If #America attacks #Iran, we will erase #TelAviv and #Haifa from the face of the earth.”

    Guy Elster
    ‏Verified account @guyelster
    2h2 hours ago

    #BREAKING #Israel PM warns #Iran that if it will try to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa, today will be the last time it marks the revolution’s anniversary

    Instant News Alerts
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    9m9 minutes ago

    Instant News Alerts Retweeted The White House

    National Security Advisor John Bolton finishes his remarks about #Iran by saying "I don't think you'll have many more anniversaries to enjoy".

    Instant News Alerts added,
    1:04
    The White House
    Verified account @WhiteHouse
    A message to the Ayatollah of Iran: "For all your boasts, for all your threats to the life of the American President, YOU are responsible for terrorizing your own people." #40YearsofFailure
    1 min 04 sec clip
    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/statu...60986787258368




    Gee, those drums don't sound quite as distant any more....


    Donald J. Trump
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    5h5 hours ago

    40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror. The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure. The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future
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