JERUSALEM! “Hamas in the Box” Effect: Iran Nukes In-Play

War dogs were dealt a serious poker hand this past weekend when Iran-backed militant groups (or a potential false flag?) launched an attack on several United States military bases in the Middle East. If CENTCOM reports are accurate, three U.S. troops were killed and dozens wounded while asleep at the “Tower 22” military outpost near Al-Tanf garrison where the borders of Syria, Iraq, and Jordan intersect. Roughly 53,000 U.S. troops are spread out across the Mid-East region with 350 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel deployed at the outpost. That border area is of strategic interest where a main road between Iraq and Syria can be monitored for activity and the transportation of weapons through Syria to Hezbollah forces in Lebanon, and it provides “key support functions to coalition forces for a lasting defeat of ISIS.” The death of U.S. soldiers has taken us one step closer to a WW3 escalation.

Attacks on U.S. Bases in the Middle East as of Jan. 28, 2024

Attacks on U.S. Bases in the Middle East as of Jan. 28, 2024

 

Area 55

Area 55

 

Satellite view of Tower 22 in Rukban

Satellite view of Tower 22 in Rukban

 

Iran-backed Militias Map – The Telegraph

Iran-backed Militias Map – The Telegraph

 

FOX Journo Trey Yingst Report on Tower 22 Attack

FOX Journo Trey Yingst Report on Tower 22 Attack

 

Short- and medium-range C-RAM air-defense are deployed at the outpost and should have been able to eliminate the “one-way” drone attack. Why didn’t they work? The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, which is an umbrella group of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sponsored militias. Since Hamas in Gaza attacked Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, U.S. military forces have been struck 159 times with drones, rockets, and ballistic missiles, which has resulted in at least 70 wounded before Saturday’s attack by Iran’s so-called “Axis of Resistance” in support of Hamas against Israel. U.S. warships and numerous commercial shipping vessels are also being fired upon in the Red Sea region off Yemen’s coast by Houthis. U.S. retaliatory strikes have been launched across the region with the most recent against the Kataib Hezbollah militia and other Iran-affiliated groups in Iraq. It was reported this morning that the Israel Air Force eliminated Iranian advisors and other forces at the IRGC’s Quds Force HQ in Sayyida Zaynab that’s south of Damascus, Syria.

Drudge Iran War - Nuke Warning Jan. 28, 2024

Drudge Iran War – Nuke Warning Jan. 28, 2024 

 

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Senator Lindsey Graham and several GOP hawks are pressing Biden to target Iran directly. Biden stated that the U.S. “will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner (of) our choosing.” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, “we will take all necessary actions to defend the United States, our troops, and our interests.” At the same time, a news report surfaced saying that Iran may already have a nuclear weapon or could assemble it within one week. I imagine that complicates the choices available as retaliatory targets by the Pentagon.

Keep in mind that Israel’s stockpile of nuclear weapons has been kept secret from the international community. From a strategic point of view, I believe that secrecy inspires Iran to not reveal if they assembled any. Iran and its proxies have stockpiled tens of thousands of various rockets and missiles, implemented a manufacturing supply chain, and the IRGC already demonstrated precision-guided capability in the current conflict. Iran has also acquired hypersonic technology from Russia and China. Iran and its proxy network have the ability to devastate Israel’s infrastructure and population centers with conventional weapons alone, then Israel would likely view that as an existential threat and execute the “Samson Option.” When presidential candidate Nikki Haley chimed in this morning with the usual escalatory rhetoric, she redirected her preferred targets to missile facilities in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon after a news anchor politely reminded her that striking Iran is probably not a wise option.

Exclusive: Biden given chilling nuclear warning over attacking Iran after kamikaze drone kills troops… “Ex-UN weapons inspector David Albright urged Biden not to launch any direct strikes on Iran to avert a wider conflict amid heightened tensions… He previously said Iran’s enrichment of uranium was a ‘hair’s breadth from 90%’ – the level most desired to create a nuclear bomb… Writing in a report published on the Institute for Science and International Security, which he founded, Albright said: ‘The unfortunate reality is that Iran already knows how to build nuclear weapons, although there are some unfinished tasks related to the actual construction of them. Today, it would need only about a week to produce enough for its first nuclear weapon. It could have enough weapon-grade uranium for six weapons in one month, and after five months of producing weapon-grade uranium, it could have enough for twelve.’” – Mirror, Jan. 28

Nikki Haley Says What She Would Do (at 8:00 timestamp) – CNBC, Jan. 29

 

The Telegraph out of the U.K. published an article that opines on what a U.S. retaliation might look like. They are to do nothing or hit militias in Iraq, strike the IRGC in Syria, or hit Iran itself. If an Iranian response is triggered, it could entail a shutdown of crude oil shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, which is “the world’s most significant oil artery.” That would spark chaos in the natural gas and oil market causing prices to skyrocket. Iran could also strike ships in the strait, which would quickly “regionalize the war.”  The impact on the global economy would be significant.

When I penned “JERUSALEM! ‘Hamas in the Box’ Effect: Golan’s Valley of Hamon-Gog” in this Israel-Hamas war series last Monday, the significance of the valley east of Golan Heights where Syria, Iraq, and Jordan intersect was highlighted along with Russia’s reintroduction of its aerospace forces over the “Bravo Line.” I warned that the massing of military forces and hardware in the region made it ripe for a trigger event, and it appears we’re on the precipice of the next hand being played.

“In addition to the plethora of Western military vessels patrolling around the Middle East region to help secure commercial shipping supply chains, Russia’s entry into the battlefield airspace heightens the risk of a false flag, accidental event, or an intentional attack on aircraft and/or naval vessels that would escalate the current WW3 landscape to a whole new level.” – TraderStef, Jan. 22

The U.S. will strike its chosen targets within days. Buckle up, savvies. A window for prudent prepping is rapidly closing. Let’s close shop with an update from Col. Douglas McGregor that was published this afternoon and a prescient clip from Joel Skousen.

Douglas McGregor: WW3 Right Around The Corner – Judge Napolitano, Jan. 29

 

Flashback: Joel Skousen Interview Clip (0 to 7:40) – Canadian Prepper, Jan. 28

 

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JERUSALEM! “Hamas in the Box” Effect: Iran Nukes In-Play

JERUSALEM! “Hamas in the Box” Effect: Iran Nukes In-Play