A disaster in Syria as Russia and Turkey clash

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Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 17 January 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, Instead of firing missiles, Iran’s weird holy man has taken to lobbing insults.  His murderous regime, responsible for creating and funding mayhem all over the Middle East and elsewhere, after gunning down hundreds if not thousands of … Read More

Iran Claws Back Its Regional Influence

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A demonstrator holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a protest in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2020 Photo by Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency/Reuters Last week, international politics was consumed with the … Read More

Iran planning attacks on Israel: Netanyahu

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Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of planning attacks against the Jewish state and said everything possible would be done to prevent them. The premier, who was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday and … Read More

Iran’s Foreign Minister Vows ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. or Saudis Strike

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, told CNN that Iran “won’t blink to defend our territory.”CreditCreditAbedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock A military strike against Iran by the United States or Saudi Arabia would result in “an all-out war,” the Iranian foreign … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 21 June 2019

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Greetings from Tyler,         What was Iran thinking, attacking tankers in the Straits and shooting down an unarmed American drone that was keeping an eye on the shipping lanes and anything that might signal additional provocation?  There’s … Read More

U.S. War With Iran Would Embroil Israel, Too

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The latest U.S. saber-rattling may be mostly theater, but Israel is braced for the worst. Israel is poised for war with Iran.  Photographer: JIM WATSON/AFP A powerful American fleet is now steaming toward Iranian waters. The U.S. has publicly deployed nuclear-capable … Read More

Senior IDF Official: Israel at closest point to war since 2014

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“Iran has an interest in escalating the situation in Gaza in light of what is happening in Syria,” the senior IDF officer said. >  After 130 rockets fired from Gaza, Israelis wake to tentative calm >  Iran is the culprit … Read More

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