Posts Tagged ‘escalation’

The escalation begins: Iran warns Israel will be "annihilated in half an hour" if the U.S. engages in kinetic attacks

(Natural News) Now the escalation begins. Iran attacks the U.S. embassy in Iraq, Trump orders the drone strike killing of Soleimani (and others). Iran responds by ordering its loyalist militants to launch rockets at U.S. bases in Iraq. Trump threatens to bomb 52 targets in Iran. And now Iran ups the ante […]

Major U.S. Military Contractors Stand to Reap Huge Windfalls from Escalation of Conflict with Iran

CEOs of major U.S. military contractors stand to reap huge windfalls from the escalation of conflict with Iran. This was evident in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. assassination of a top Iranian military official last week. As soon as the news reached financial markets, these companies’ share prices spiked, inflating the value of their […]

Futures Tumble, Gold Soars To 7 Year High As Iran Escalation Fears Spill Over

Global markets slumped, and US equity futures tumbled on Monday, wiping out gains for 2020 as tensions in the Middle East soared amid fears of escalation in the Middle East as investors pushed safe-haven gold to a seven-year high, and oil jumped to its highest since September. The fallout from last week’s targeted US assassination […]

EU invites Iran’s Zarif for talks, calls for de-escalation as tensions rocket

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Iran’s foreign minister has been invited to Brussels, the European Union said Sunday, urging a “de-escalation of tensions” in the Gulf after US airstrikes that killed a top Iranian general. The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell made the offer to Mohammad Javad Zarif during a telephone call this weekend, a press […]

“The World Will be the Battlefield” Following Iran Escalation Says CFR President

“The world will be the battlefield” if war follows the recent escalation in tensions between the US and Iran according to President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard N. Haass. Following the US assassination of Iran’s Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani on Friday, fears of a wider war are rapidly increasing. Summit News reports: […]

CFR President Says "The World Will Be The Battlefield" After Iran Escalation

The President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard N. Haass says that “the world will be the battlefield” following a dramatic escalation in tensions between the United States and Iran. Fears of a wider war are rising after Iran’s Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani was killed during an airstrike near Baghdad’s […]

Trump Jabs Dems In 10 Word Tweet On Iran Escalation

Having tweeted a patriotic US flag last night following the actions to assassinate Soleimani… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020 President Trump’s first direct tweet (he has retweeted numerous comments from others) since the attack is a clear jab at the Democrats over their actions (or lack of them) on Iran’s death-dealers… […]

IDF chief: Ready for Gaza escalation after Jihad commander hit, will resume targeted killings if need be — donaldelley

“Baha Abu al-Atta was the senior commander of Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. He was the man responsible for most of the attacks that emanated from the Gaza Strip during the past year and even before,” he said… Abu al-Atta was killed along with his wife in a surgical IDF strike on a house […] […]

Video: Complex and Unstable Geopolitics in Syria. Further Escalation in Southern Idlib

Over the past days, southern Idlib, southern Raqqah, northwestern al-Hasakah remained the main points of tensions in Syria. On November 16, the Syrian Army repelled an attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies on the hill of Khaznah in southeastern Idlib. According to pro-government sources, at least 7 militants were killed in the clashes. […]

Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media

Max Blumenthal, the editor of independent media outlet The Grayzone, was secretly arrested on October 25 in a “SWAT-style” morning raid on his Washington D.C. home. He was held in D.C. Central Detention Facility for two days incommunicado, without the ability to communicate to the outside world, having been refused a phone call. He claims […]

Secretary General Guterres says de-escalation in Persian Gulf ‘absolutely essential’

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Video: Military Escalation in the Middle East. Israel Carries Out Strikes on Syria, Lebanon and Iraq

The situation in the Middle East is once again escalating. On August 24, Israeli warplanes bombed what the Israeli military described as ‘Iranian targets’ near the town of Aqraba south of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The Syrian air-defense forces intercepted several hostile missiles. However, the rest of them hit the target. According to claims by […]

Russia, France, Germany urge de-escalation after Iran seizure of UK tanker

Tasnim – Russia, France, and Germany called on Tehran and London to de-escalate tensions after Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) captured a British oil tanker for breaching international maritime law while crossing the Strait of Hormuz. The Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev said, “We hope for a level-headed approach from […]

Senate Republicans are paving the way for a military escalation against Iran

On June 28, Senate Republicans were able to stop an amendment that would have required President Trump to seek congressional approval for an attack on Iran, despite the fact that the majority of votes were cast in support of the measure. That move wasn’t the day’s only victory for congressional hawks, as they were able […]

Sudan’s opposition says it will start preparing for ‘revolutionary escalation’

Sudan’s opposition coalition known as Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change said that it will launch a campaign for popular activism and prepare for “revolutionary escalation.” This came after the deputy head of the ruling military council, Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, vowed to hold accountable those responsible for killing […]

Iran not seeking escalation in region, but will defend itself: Tehran’s UN envoy

Press TV – Tehran’s ambassador to the United Nations says Iran will not take steps towards the escalation of tensions in the Middle East, but will stand ready to defend itself against any act of aggression, as the US builds up its military presence in the region amid tensions with Tehran. In an interview with […]

Islamic Jihad leader warns of escalation if Israel doesn’t meet understandings

A senior official with the Iran-backed Gaza-based Islamic Jihad terrorist group on Saturday warned there would be another escalation of violence if Israel didn’t implement understandings reportedly reached between Israel and Hamas, the Ynet news site reported. “If Israel does not fulfill its side of the agreement, we have the means to obligate it to […]

The Escalation of israeli (apartheid state) Collective Punishment of Palestinians

by Nada Awad, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The Israeli authorities forcibly transferred Palestinian Nadia Abu Jamal from Jerusalem in 2017, following the demolition of her family home in 2015. Israel’s National Insurance Institute also revoked healthcare and other social security entitlements from Abu Jamal’s three children, two of whom suffer from chronic medical conditions. The […]

Video: Al Qaeda in Syria Expands Further in Idlib De-escalation Zone

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US State Dept Increases Funding for Ukrainian Navy in Response to ‘Dangerous Escalation’ reports… The US State Department has reiterated its demand that Russia unconditionally return three Ukrainian boats seized during a November maritime incident. They also announced an increase in direct US financing for the Ukrainian Navy in response to the “dangerous escalation.” The “escalation” saw three Ukrainian boats entering Russian waters in the Sea of […]

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