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by habal
13 Jan 2020 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1071060

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the Russian President was told by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to invite American president Donald Trump to Damascus. such a conversation arose when the leaders of the two countries were at a meeting with the Patriarch of Antioch John X discussing the legend about the apostle Paul, who was on t...
by habal
13 Jan 2020 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Trump blackmailed Iraqi PM abdul mehdi into giving up 50% of Iraqi oil revenue for reconstruction of Iraqi electricity grid that was destroyed in US bombing campaigns over the years. When the Iraqi PM refused the US offer and proceeded to China for rebuilding deal, he was threatened with assasinatio...
by habal
13 Jan 2020 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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meanwhile there are also reports that the transponder of the illfated ukraininan airliner stopped sending signals for around 4 mins and 30 secs before it crashed. Those vital seconds over what was a war zone was important in creating conditions where a stand alone SAM like the Tor M1 could not recog...
by habal
13 Jan 2020 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Admin note: Post your points or a rebuttal. Let the reader make a judgement on who is shilling for whom
by habal
13 Jan 2020 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Maxim A. Suchkov @MSuchkov_ALM · 6h #Russia's grand special operation in #MiddleEast 2.0 #Libya's warring parties, Khalifa #Haftar already in #Moscow, #Sarraj expected to arrive tomorrow to clinch #Russia-#Turkey brokered deal. Top 3 Turkish officials (MFA, MoD and intelligence) will be in Moscow to...
by habal
12 Jan 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1586
Views: 360496

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Gul Bukhari @GulBukhari · 31m The senior most general in Pakistan army after Qamar Javed Bajwa, Sarfaraz Sattar, has been forced to resign today after weeks in house arrest together with his entire family. He was next in line for the position of COAS. His son couldn’t take his medical exam as a resu...
by habal
12 Jan 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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the actual american reason behind assasination of soleimani could be the saudi overtures to him. That would bring stability to an order that he bought around and almost stabilized which US & Israel so desperately want to subvert. Israel cant be friends with any of its neighbours. Apart from Jord...
by habal
12 Jan 2020 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Source: #Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani carried to #Iran #Tehran a clear message from the #US: De-escalation on all fronts and that the US have no intention to stay in #Iraq for very long. Iran answered that DonaldTrump can't be trusted & more. https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/20...
by habal
12 Jan 2020 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Online sources saying US wanted to assassinate QassemSoleimani in Lebanon or Syria but Israel stopped the process, suggesting Iraq.

Israel didn't want Hezbollah to open all fronts against it. So Trump decided that it is better to sacrifice US lives & have Iran retaliating in Iraq.
by habal
12 Jan 2020 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-stops-us-military-convoy-and-forces-it-to-turn-around/ Syrian Army stops #US military convoy and forces it to turn around https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-stops-us-military-convoy-and-forces-it-to-turn-around/ The Syrian soldiers...
by habal
12 Jan 2020 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Iran apologized, but Trump & other US presidents will never say sorry for what they've done to Middle East
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/478038-iran-ap ... -us-blame/
Finian Cunningham
by habal
12 Jan 2020 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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first reporter to cover al-asad airbase after attacks. The damage seems extensive.

by habal
12 Jan 2020 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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On top of that the boeing 737 isn't exactly reknowned for its safety and dependability. What made the 'just serviced' aircraft veer away so sharply from its route. Were boeing trying to pull off an MH370 with it ? It is an open secret that boeing can take over remote control on its FCS. So either th...
by habal
12 Jan 2020 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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It is a full occupation. The bully is in action: #US President @realDonaldTrump threatens to freeze all #Iraq assets if #Baghdad asks him to withdraw US forces from the country. U.S. Warns Iraq It Risks Losing Access to Key Bank Account if Troops Told to Leave Loss of access to New York Fed account,...
by habal
11 Jan 2020 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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tandav this is what happens when fate has written on wall. In the spur of moment they had to make a decision and pompeo or somebody took the call. And as fate would so have it, soleimani trooped in with muhandis. May be they were not targeting soleimani, but who knows, US doesn't value life if it be...
by habal
11 Jan 2020 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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all the actors behind isis are still alive, only the tier-iv/disposables have faced casualties. We injuns are afflicted with the raat gayi baat gayi syndrome. We do not realize even we are being prepped with same masala. If putin gave the aircover and spetznaz then soleimani gave the grunts, the foo...
by habal
11 Jan 2020 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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From the very outset, Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama’s air campaign was NOT directed at ISIS. The evidence confirms that the Islamic State was not the target. Quite the opposite. The air raids were intended to destroy the economic infrastructure of Iraq and Syria. Look at the following image whi...
by habal
11 Jan 2020 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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habal Why so much feeling for the Solemaini? Iran itself feels relieved that a burden is lifted. The Pak.ISI contact died in Quetta blast if you read the tea leaves. ramana ji, isis traveled in state-of-the-art toyota pickup convoys over vast open desert for days to reach Iraq, and the western nato...
by habal
11 Jan 2020 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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the Iraqi parliament asks US forces to leave their country.

the US hits back claiming we are not leaving anytime soon.
Upholders of democracy or Illegal occupiers ??

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by habal
11 Jan 2020 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Russian ship “aggressively” caught up with the US Navy destroyer in the Arabian Sea

by habal
11 Jan 2020 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1215685758620663815/PAofLJnQ?format=jpg&name=small Turkey, Russia Launch TurkStream Pipeline Carrying Gas to Europe The presidents of Turkey and Russia on Wednesday formally launched the TurkStream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe t...
by habal
11 Jan 2020 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Iran
@Iran

6h
#BREAKING
According to Fars,
#Iran to announce the cause of #UkrainianPlaneCrash tomorrow, after a meeting with international investigators
by habal
10 Jan 2020 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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US drone global hawk was bought down by Iranians intact. It was reported.that Iranians took control over the flight control systems and landed the drone safely in their territory. This happened in 2019. 2011 rq170 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93U.S._RQ-170_incident A Christian Science ...
by habal
10 Jan 2020 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Since last 2 days no US network has shown pics/video/reported from inside the base. If the missiles were wide off target, they would have made sure thay entire world knew by now. This can only mean one thing.
by habal
10 Jan 2020 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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https://twitter.com/A7_Mirza/status/1215407978905554945?s=20 IWN @A7_Mirza · 18h #Iran #US #AinAlAssad #Iraq Fifteen minutes after the missile strikes, we started an important electronic warfare operation and cut the US control over all their UAVs above the Ain Al Assad for a while. And we destroyed...
by habal
10 Jan 2020 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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according to one ex-military type source on twitter, the Iranians had deployed some jamming device to deny access to US drones from covering the Iraqi, Iranian airspace on that night. My guess is that the jamming may have screwed up the illfated airline navigation and also jammed controls as a resul...
by habal
10 Jan 2020 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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proliferation of S3/400 in middle east. https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/iraq-is-negotiating-with-russia-to-acquire-the-s-300-air-defense-system/ Iraq is negotiating with Russia to acquire the S-300 air defense system BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.)- The head of the Security and Defense Committee...
by habal
10 Jan 2020 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4251
Views: 782641

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tomato is 300/kg in pakistan which is normal when imported and converted to local currency. Onion in India is imported from Egypt at ₹90/kg and from Turkey at ₹120/kg. Both are sold here at ₹130/kg and turkish onions were preferred by traders because they were a size smaller and more pungent than Eg...
by habal
10 Jan 2020 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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first pictures from ain al assad base post strike https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN3AJP5WkAE4OBP?format=jpg&name=360x360 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN3AJP9X4AAgjY2?format=jpg&name=360x360 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN3AJQFWoAAC0LW?format=jpg&name=360x360 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN3AJ...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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U.S. contractor killed in Iraq, Nawres Hamid, which led to strike on Iranian general, buried in Sacramento

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https://amp.sacbee.com/news/local/article239053173.html?
by habal
09 Jan 2020 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Iraq & Middle East Updates
@IraqLiveUpdate
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Iraq National Security Advisor Fayadh: #QassemSoleimani sacrificed a lot for #Iraq and we apologise for our slain guest who was killed treacherously by the wicked hands of evil
by habal
09 Jan 2020 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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the US Ain Al-Asad airbase seems to have an air defense system

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by habal
09 Jan 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Someone on this thread said a few posts ago that US would light a match and set region afire and not allow Russia or China a sniff before leaving the region. I wager this is exactly what we are seeing. I believe he was assassinated to open up the chance for the US to retreat from Syria-Iraq-Kuwait, ...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/01/u-s-army-begins-evacuation-of-syrian-base-on-iraqi-border/ U.S Army Begins Evacuation Of Syrian Base On Iraqi Border “U.S. occupation troops positioned in the base of Khrab al-Jir have started to completely evacuate the base. + …sources in the southern countryside o...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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But that incident you bought up, India did respond and responded hard. Even Al Guardian grudgingly admitted that India's response surprised the goras. To this day, the US embassy in Delhi had lots of privileges pulled back and even emboldened local pandus throw the rule book around at those suits. ...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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Tom H @ReghalSeven “DEBKA-Mossad acknowledged that Iran’s offensive missiles cannot be defended against. Its secret is that it hugs the ground going underneath the radar screens.” [the source is referring to the Hoveizeh cruise missile, with a range of 1,350 km, already tested by Tehran.]" Tom ...
by habal
09 Jan 2020 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221775

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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: 1612
Views: 221775

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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: 1612
Views: 221775

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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...

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