DrPete: This is the most unstable the Middle East has been since the Iraq War or the Rise of ISIS……..
Fishon: Unstable? Iraq is about to be the next Dubai. Trump is winning everywhere.
Yada: IM reading many of you are having knee jerk rescues to the news and not seeing the whole picture. Fact is the RI is also a tool to weaken Iran and therefore this is going through. The banks and CBI have positioned this to go….. The list of changes they initiated have accounted for loss of money but the banks knew what the CBI was doing so they cooperated.
CharlieOK: There is no way you can let Iran’s thugs continue killing people in foreign countries in the Middle East anytime they want to. Iran has been Iran since their last revolution. They haven’t changed. This isn’t any big surprise…..G o ahead and rv the Iraqi dinar, and further cut the legs off Iran. In the meantime, protect yourself and kill the ones trying to kill you.
Yada: Charlie those not in this journey, and some not paying attention in the room, are missing the RI release as a dagger. It completes all the changes necessary for the release….. We are still in a very good spot folks. Expect the release now.
Briona: Iran is like a cancer, ravaging the Middle East wherever it touches. The RV will be the means to boost the countries immune system and fight off this scourge.
Yada: Briona your reference to cancer is appropriate. When cancer is attacked through kemp, many of the good cells are effected and destroyed. The healing is the RI
Lakerfan: Yada I hope you are right. As you connect the dots why do you feel we’re in a very good spot?
Yada: Lakerfan. Too much money has already changed hands to make this RI to happen. Just review the final steps the CBI and banks took to make it possible. No other time would they cut off revenue from loans, hold back wires in and out of their country, informed the people to not make withdrawal and deposits the past week until today. Many are looking at the outside of the cup and not seeing all the rewards are inside and about to be poured outs. The Iraqi people are/were successful in their protest.
Bodyman: hi everyone….wecan feel either positively or negatively about the recent occurrences, but one thing will not change…do not think that some of the greatest minds in the world are involved in this endeavor, and to think that they have not anticipated and strategized about any and all scenarios that could happen, could be considered short sightedness…IMO…. while it is extremely unfortunate that innocent people may be at risk, I would like to think that those experts in charge have considered and have planned, long before recent events, how to deal with whatever happens to complete their RV plan 🙂
Red: It has been told us for years at the end there would be much chaos
DKC101: Have a good day people. RV still real and the latest distraction is just a necessary policy by the US administration to resolve RV in Iraq. President Trump want RV completed, but not controlled by IRAN in Iraq.
Yada: The info indicating we are there is strong. Too much has transpired to say it’s not happening.
Ecle519: nothing has changed since day one of the new Iraq. Parliament is and always has been controlled by Iran and all including last US admin were too scared or other reasons to do anything about it! Now, Iran is being exposed and it’s ugly but most of all necessary!! It’s all on track for a better Iraq!!!
Tishwash: USS Bataan, Marines 26th MEU Heading to Middle East Amid Tensions with Iran
Amid rising tensions with Iran, the Navy is scrapping an exercise with Morocco as it redirects amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Middle East, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday.
Members of the 26th MEU and Bataan crew were slated to train with members of the Moroccan military as part of the joint Exercise African Sea Lion. Now, Bataan and the 26th MEU are moving closer to the Middle East.
“USS Bataan and embarked Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are underway conducting routine operations, demonstrating the inherent flexibility of our naval forces,” Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Comer, a U.S. 6th Fleet spokesman told USNI News. “For operational security reasons, we do not discuss future operations. ARGMEUs operate continuously across the globe to provide commanders with a forward-deployed, flexible and responsive sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force.”
The Marines will join soldiers from the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based 82nd Airborne who have been sent to Iraq as a security measure following the U.S. operation that killed a top Iranian military leader on Thursday.
Qasem Soleimani was killed by a U.S. drone attack, according to the Department of Defense. Soleimani was the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.
“Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” according to a Pentagon statement.
On Friday, several news organizations reported the Pentagon was sending up to 3,500 more 82nd soliders to the region, in case Iran or Iranian-backed forces attempted retaliation attacks following Soleimani’s death. ABC News first reported to 3,500 additional troops.
The new deployments and the death Soleimani are part of a recent string of escalating interactions between Iran, Iranian-backed forces and the U.S. in Iraq and Syria.
On Tuesday, a mob including members of the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia stormed the front gate of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. The mob was protesting recent U.S. military airstrikes on five Kataib Hezbollah sites in Iraq and Syria.
The Pentagon quickly sent about 100 Marines from the Kuwait-based Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF)-Crisis Response-Central Command was sent to enhance security at the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad.
On New Year’s Day, the Pentagon sent about 750 members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division to Kuwait.
The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group had just arrived off the coast of Morocco this week before its new tasking, according to the USNI Fleet tracker. The ARG deployed quietly from teh East Coast in December.