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by habal
09 Jan 2020 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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The killing of Russian diplomat in Istanbul didnt have proportionate reaponse.

The rape of Indian diplomat Deyyani Khobragade didn't follow with a proportionate and equivalent response.

civilized countries don't respond to criminal acts in kind.
by habal
09 Jan 2020 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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The dead General Suleimani would have appreciated the fact that his side agreed it was a "proportionate response" to send 22 missiles helter skelter. you mean the response to a war crime was not a retaliatory war crime ? the dead general was in Iraq on US/Saudi missive conveyed via Iraqi ...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Dino Afuera @DinoAfuera · 10h "According to my source, who is very close to the Qatari royal family, Trump actually sent a message to Tehran via the emir (...) there would be de-escalation if Tehran came up with a “proportional” response. ------------- https://consortiumnews.com/2020/01/08/pepe...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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As per this article, killing of Soleimani dovetails into US agenda of keeping region unstable and undermining cooperation between EU and Iran to culminate in an Eurasian axis where Iran, Qatar are net providers of energy to Europe to exclusion of US petrodollar. So such events to keep region unstabl...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 929
Views: 181512

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Some sources were saying for immigrants to admit that they can speak and understand japanese means that it is impossible for them to get justice in japan legal system. If you can't speak japanese then atleast you will get a lawyer/translator whom you can see from time to time. Else not even that.
by habal
09 Jan 2020 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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why would a military SAM unit fire at its own helicopter ??
by habal
08 Jan 2020 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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so what is the source for he came to visit militia. please do not give american sources or media, they are not credible. elijah magnier is a lebanese journalist who covers mid-east esp Iraq & Syria is source of above. Yes definitely he is the best source :rotfl: I give up. Anyway after the inci...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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so what is the source for he came to visit militia.
please do not give american sources or media, they are not credible.

elijah magnier is a lebanese journalist who covers mid-east esp Iraq & Syria is source of above.
by habal
08 Jan 2020 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Crash was just 2 mins after take off.
by habal
08 Jan 2020 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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He was target all along and Trump especially signed off on it, this reveals there is leak from Iranian or Iraqi top officials to US that he was coming to visit the militia. Lot of Iraq Shia leaders have been quiet won't be suprised if they wanted him gone as they were not happy with growing Persian...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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from all accounts the ukrainian carrier was at 7000 feet when malfunction occured. And it was airborne for an hour. most likely Iranians must have switched on their missile defence thinking that aircraft has exited the airspace. Ukrainian airlines have excellent safety record until now with no crash...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai · 4h #Iran informed #Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi of its intention to bomb #US military bases in #Anbar and #Kurdistan before the attack. Abdel Mahdi warned the Americans who took their precautions before the attack. I'll write more details about this attack in my...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Awaiting Trump press conference

my wager is on that after a lot of hee-haw of US superiority and ability and Iranian cowardice. Trump will at some point of time announce complete retreat from Iraq. If not today, at some point of time over the week.
by habal
08 Jan 2020 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: ME wars ..XX: a brave new beginning
Replies: 64
Views: 8757

Re: ME wars ..XX: a brave new beginning

Soleimani went to Iraq to receive a missive/proposal from Trump/Pompeo conveyed through Iraqi PM adel mehdi to reduce sanctions on Iran. Iraqi PM was acting as intermediary between US and Iranians for quite some time. Soleimani flew from Damascus and was killed as he left the diplomatic check-in at ...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 17:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: ME wars ..XX: a brave new beginning
Replies: 64
Views: 8757

Re: ME wars ..XX: a brave new beginning

as per few sources Iran had informed Iraq of the strike at anbar and kurd air base. #Iran informed #Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi of its intention to bomb #US military bases in #Anbar and #Kurdistan before the attack. Abdel Mahdi warned the Americans who took their precautions before the atta...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Y.N.M.S @ynms79797979 · 5h Al-Mayadeen correspondent in Baghdad : largest and most expensive US air radar in region stationed in Ain Assad airbase, yet failed to stop Iranian missile strike. Iraq & Middle East Updates @IraqLiveUpdate · 7h The timing of Iran response today was exactly the same ti...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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White House accused of cover-up after Saudi crown prince's brother reveals he had Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump and Jared Kushner in wake of death of Qassem Soleimani https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7861639/amp/White-House-accused-cover-meeting-Saudi-crown-princes-brother.html?__twi...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
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Views: 1110544

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Military Advisor @miladvisor · 11h President Putin visited the Umayyad Mosque (Great Mosque of #Damascus) and the shrine of St. John the Baptist located in it. In memory of a visit to the Umayyad Mosque, Putin presented the Quran of the 17th century as a gift. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENs9SVdX0AI...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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I am not talking about losing or winning some proxy war. I am talking about US politico-military psyche. If you publicly strike them, they will respond. Iran does not have nukes and US has both the military and economic capacity to live with the escalation. they will respond whether they are provok...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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You don't hit a superpower and expect them to be quite. Uncle will predictably respond in force it is as simple as that. superpower lost syrian war. Superpower decided to battle by proxies but resupplied isis and moderate rebels on a fairly regular basis. If your premise then is that superpower wil...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
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Everyone here said Russia couldnt afford to intervene in Syria and Russia didnt have the cash, its economy was shambles and weapons were inaffective, it's army was obsolete technology and Russia couldn't handle if mighty USA stuck back. Also Russian aircraft had poor uptimes as western aircraft and ...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
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China just sent over 90s tech even the drones are no better than what you can get from Amazon. 90s tech means it don't kill ?? the ak47 is 1940s tech and it can kill just fine. Chinese drones on the other hand are debatable, there are china watchers on the forum who could weigh in. But as far as we...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
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^ Otherwise tomorrow morning Teheran will be smoking. OTOH, it's a bit different from Iraq 1990 or 2003. In Iraq and Syria small numbers of Americans are scattered among a lot of other forces. May be hard to get them all out if all-out hostilities break out. Losses may be significant. Iran has made...
by habal
08 Jan 2020 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Iran has said they will not attack civilians, just military targets. So when they say attack dubai, it perhaps means just the US air base
by habal
07 Jan 2020 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Trump has formally handed over mid-east to Putin. Only challenger was Soleimani who restricted russian space with shii politics.
by habal
07 Jan 2020 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Just before a favorite candidate is shortlisted for US presidential nomination, he/she has a mandatory meeting with kissinger and the very same character goes on to win the election. Infact it is quite easy and predictable to know who will win the US presidential election. Just see whom kissinger se...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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al muhaysini of saudi sponsored al-qaeda in souria comes out of the woodwork https://twitter.com/i/status/1213803117181112321 Walid @walid970721 Jan 5 The #Syria based Al-Qaeda tied Saudi Sheikh Muhaysni (US designated terrorist) is celebrating #QassemSulaimani's death & saying that his hand was...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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cbinese perspective on trumps iraq policy

Eastern Lion 东方军事爱好者
· 21h
USA: I invaded your country, killed your people, bombed your houses, stole your oil&gold, created ISIS to break your life, now pay me for my work! https://twitter.com/SputnikInt/status/1 ... 3333407744
by habal
07 Jan 2020 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1110544

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like clockwork https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-terrorists-launch-several-attacks-against-syrian-army-troops-in-eastern-syria/ ISIS terrorists launch several attacks against Syrian Army troops in eastern Syria BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Elizabeth Tsurkov @Elizrael · 14h Sources inside the Turkish-backed Syrian factions tell me that in exchange for fighting in Libya, fighters are being promised Turkish citizenship after 6 months of deployment. Multiple commanders in the factions received Turkish citizenship & passports over the ...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Elizabeth Tsurkov @Elizrael · 13h A fighter in the Samarkand Brigade told me why fighters are going to Libya: "Turkey is carrying out a policy of starving the dog to make him follow you." The salaries of fighters in Syria are $50 per month - impossible to survive on. Rumored monthly salari...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
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Views: 236966

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The'Nimr'Tiger
@Souria4Syrians
· 11h
Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi spoke to Chinese ambassador today who told the PM #China is ready to provide Iraq with necessary military and logistical assistance

Iraqi PM speaking to #US ambassador now: we must ready a plan for US withdrawal out of #Iraq
by habal
07 Jan 2020 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
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هادي نصرالله @HadiNasrallah 10h “All what Qassem Soleimani did was stand up for Christians against ISIS and Al Qaeda” A mass was held in the evangelical church of Aleppo, Syria to honor the martyrdom of General Soleimani who had an essential role in the liberation battle of Aleppo against US-backed ...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Brasco_Aad
@Brasco_Aad
·
7h
Donald Trump mocking Hadj Suleimani during a radio interview tonight:

''I heard they put his remains into a cardboard box, because there was not much left of him. Perhaps only a finger with his ring around it. Yeah, it was pretty bad.''
by habal
07 Jan 2020 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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1. Start BIF type "peaceful demonstrations". Stome-throwing. Attacks on Police. 2. Police arrest rioters. Beat a few. 3. "BRUTAL" "Regime" defined in the MSM. 4. International hate campaign gainst BRUTAL Regime. 5. Covert arms incursion. 6. Bribe some senior officers t...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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yak herder, the aggressors are following the philosophy of a late american philosopher and confederate general albert pike. Now pike predicted rise of communism and rise of radical islam as means to achieve us objectives. Exactly as we see it now. He wanted radical islam to fight against political z...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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ramana,

Indian perspective in all this is, first destabilize iran, second isis wahabism unchecked spreads into caucusus, spreads into russia, and then onto north west china and finally India. So basically asian challenge to european imperialism ends with isis wahabism destabilizing asia.
by habal
07 Jan 2020 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Calling Habal, Singha and Austin: Need updates from Syria pls. RT.com is curiously silent on Syria these dins. Ivan Sideorenko twitter is shaheed. So is Peto Lucem. Maybe Abou Fadel too. So where can we get updates? all the pro-syrian sites are usually taken down when something big happens, just li...
by habal
07 Jan 2020 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 236966

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Maxim A. Suchkov @MSuchkov_ALM · 3h #Russia,#China blocked #UN statement condemning attack on #US embassy in #Baghdad. RUS motivation as explained by MFA: (a)"cynical" from US to ask for UN vote on this after killing of #Soleimani (b)over last 5-6 years US numerously blocked simialr initia...

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