With this new story over at the National Sentinel that Whatfinger News linked to Thursday reporting that the world may be heading towards conflict within the next 10 days with Senator Lindsey Graham urging President Trump to take out Iran's Navy or bomb their oil refineries if there are any more attacks upon American interests, also claiming his 'red line' is any more disruptions of the shipping lanes in the vital Strait of Hormuz, Iran warns they are ready for war despite claiming they had no intentions of war with any particular country.
Yet while President Trump hinted of restraint, claiming that the drone shooting down could have been "a mistake by someone who shouldn't have been doing what they were doing", he also hinted at possible military repercussions that, should the very worst case scenarios unfold, could potentially lead to World War 3 with Vladimir Putin warning at the very least, war would be a catastrophe for the Middle East. But might they also lead to WW3? As we see within this story at the Drive, Russia may already be prepositioning their Naval forces. From the Drive.:
One of Russia's newest warships, the first-in-class Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov, is sailing in the Caribbean and may be headed toward Cuba.
"It is assumed that in June the ship will carry out tasks in the Caribbean for some time," an unnamed "informed source" told Russian media outlet Interfax, according to a story on June 18, 2019. "It is expected that he [Admiral Gorshkov] will go to one of the ports of Cuba.
The Admiral Gorshkov, which only entered service in July 2018, is one of the most advanced ships in the Russian Navy and a stop in Venezuela would be sure to turn heads, especially in the United States.
Among its other features, the ship is one of the first to carry the Poliment-Redut air defense system, which consists of the Poliment phased array radar and the Redut surface-to-air missile system, a navalized derivative of the ground-based S-350. This system only completed state trials weeks before the frigate left on its worldwide cruise.
The frigate also has 16 vertical launch cells capable of accommodating the Kalibr land-attack cruise missile. Kalibr is a combat-proven weapon, which gives the ship a real long-range land attack capability. The vertical launch system array can also fire the Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. There are plans to integrate the hypersonic Zircon anti-ship missile onto the ships in the future.
The ship also has some of the most modern sensors, including additional surface search and fire control radars beyond Poliment phased array, anywhere in the Russian Navy, as well as relatively new electronic warfare suite.
But if Admiral Gorshkov, and the rest of its flotilla, go straight to Cuba and makes no other stops in the region, its presence is still unlikely to go unnoticed by the U.S. government. It is the latest example of a larger trend on the part of the Kremlin to reinvigorate its relationship with the regime in Havana and ensure it has a firm base of operations in the United States' backyard.
Yet how could a deadly Russian warship like that in the Caribbean Sea 'go unnoticed' by the US government when Vladmir Putin is warning of a potential global castastrophe ahead? The first two videos at the bottom of this story both take a look at the capabilities of the Admiral Gorshkov. And 'how prepared' is Iran for war as they now say they are?
As we had reported within that story, according to two US Congressmen, Iran may have already had nukes secretly for over 20 years, and had already likely tested their nukes in their northwestern hills. From that story.:
So, is Iran already armed with nuclear weapons at a time when war looks to be on the table should those who've long been pushing for war with Iran and against America's best interests get their way? This excerpt from this story from NTI from all the way back in April of 1998 reported that according to two US Congressmen, Iran already had nukes, way back then!
The Jerusalem Post reported on 16 April 1998 that two US Congressmen say they believe reports published in the paper on 9 and 10 April 1998 that Iran has acquired nuclear weapons from the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. The opinions of the congressmen contradict the views of the US State Department and Defense Department, which have dismissed the reports.
Representative Jim Saxton (R-NJ), chariman of the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, told the Jerusalem Post 'I believe that Iran already has nuclear weapons and that our policy should reflect that.' Representative Bill McCollum (R-FL), also a member of the task force, said that evidence collected by the group 'indicates Iran possesses nuclear capability.' He added that 'for years, we have received reliable information that Iran has been obtaining nuclear weapons's parts and supplies from the former Soviet republics in Central Asia. Not only have we not dismissed these reports, but over these six years there has been a growing volume of supporting evidence.'
The article also cited Israeli MP Rafi Ekul as saying that 'several leading members of the US military have believed that Iran managed to smuggle in several nuclear devices.' McCollum said that Iran's attempts to acquire ballistic missiles and its strategic command and control exercises also indicated that it possesses nuclear weapons. He concluded: 'Therefore I believe that prudence dictates that US policy toward Tehran must be based on the fact that Iran has already crossed the nuclear threshold.'
And as we asked within that June 17th story, why would anyone WANT the US to get into a war with an already nuclear armed Iran? While the report that Iran already had nuclear weapons was denied by the Department of Defense and the US State Department, with President Trump possibly now considering military action against Iran, we can't help but keep coming back to this April of 2018 story over at the Washington Free Beacon within which they reported upon another reason that war against Iran should be avoided at all costs; Iranian-backed sleeper cells have long been 'hibernating' in America, positioned to attack.
As we had also reported on ANP back on June 14th, according to testimony given before US Congress, Iran has long had sleeper cells hidden and embedded within communities across America. Living totally under the radar, those experts had warned that should war break out, they'd be unleashed to launch large scale terror attacks across the country.
According to one expert who we had quoted within that June 14th story, such a situation could quickly put an end to our ability to move about freely in America, potentially even for years after a war had ended. First, from the Washington Free Beacon.:
Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.
Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point.
Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not only plausible, but relatively easy for Iran to carry out at a time when the Trump administration is considering abandoning the landmark nuclear deal and reapplying sanctions on Tehran.
And as we had reported on ANP back on May 12th, those same experts who testified to Congress warned that the Iranian terror network using Hezbollah cells could use Latin American countries as a launching pad to carry out attacks against the US, giving President Trump another reason to get that wall built as soon as possible though if war begins within the next 10 days, it'll be far too late. From Al Arabiya.:
In Latin America, Hezbollah cells are openly active, which also means that Iran may take Latin America as an advanced launching pad for attacks on US territory or on Washington’s interests in the region when it wants, especially after threats by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to target the United States.
Intelligence officials and former White House officials have warned Congress that Iran could be planning to launch attacks against the United States. “The answer is absolutely. We do face a threat,” said Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who spoke at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee’s subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence.
“Their networks are present in the United States.”
“Iran’s proxy terror networks in Latin America are run by Tehran’s wholly owned Lebanese franchise Hezbollah,” he said, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
“Their presence in Latin America must be viewed as a forward operating base against America’s interest in the region and the homeland itself.” Ottolenghi said the sleeper agents enter America by posing as immigrants who develop legitimate businesses that are a front for their other activities.
Finally, we'll republish these words of warning from a former high ranking US Air Force strategist who now lives in the Middle East and who warned of the kind of pain that will likely come to America should war with Iran break out. Via widespread terrorist attacks upon either soft targets such as malls in America or amusement parks, we also can't forget the very real possibility that other potential targets of sleeper cells could be our infrastructure, with the worst potential outcome being a series of co-ordinated attacks upon the electrical grid that could knock out the power nationwide or to large regions.
Any conflict would spill over onto the streets of mainland USA with multiple terror attacks.
He added: “Iran will undoubtedly use terrorism to strike the US if push came to shove.
“It’s easy to be brave NOW, but the US isn’t under attack. If a real war happened, we would have MULTIPLE Shiite attacks on targets like Times Square, Mall of the Americas, Disneyland…. You get the idea. So does Iran. So does Hezbollah."
And then their source alluded to something that most Americans would call an absolute nightmare.
“These attacks may take place YEARS after the war… literally. Kiss your freedom of movement goodbye, for YEARS."
“I’m not sure any American would say that is a good trade-off.”
So with a nuclear World War 3 potentially now on the line with Russia should the very worst case scenarios come to pass, and that war being a war that we probably cannot win, any wrong moves in the Middle East that gets the US into a war with Iran that leads to global war with Russia could immediately bring about 'the end' with the Russian President also warning just days ago of the 'fiery serpent of nuclear war' potentially ushering in 'end times'.
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