Posts Tagged ‘escalation’

US seeks ‘fallback’ Saudi bases in case of Iranian escalation

The US military is looking for fallback bases in Saudi Arabia to prevent its troops deployed there from becoming obvious targets in the event of tensions with Iran, a senior US military official said Thursday. “We are not looking for new bases. I want to be clear on that,” said General Kenneth McKenzie, head of […]

For De-Escalation on India-China Border, Government Needs Wider Support of the Opposition

In difficult times one good news that has emerged recently relates to some progress on de-escalation on India-China borders. As several knowledgeable observers have pointed out, we should not hasten to celebrate peace too soon as there are several uncertainties. Nevertheless any turn for the better in de-escalation is certainly welcome , and both the […]

Iraqi FM heads to Iran amid regional de-escalation drive

TEHRAN – The chief Iraqi diplomat visited Tehran on Wednesday to discuss a range of issues in what appeared to be the latest in a series of regional diplomatic efforts to cool tensions in the Persian Gulf region. Upon his arrival in Tehran, Fuad Hussein met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iran’s […]

Amid Fears of Escalation, Iran Puts Maritime Forces in Persian Gulf on Higher Alert: Report

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks a news conference, in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 5, 2019. Photo: Nazanin Tabatabaee / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters. Iranian maritime forces in the Persian Gulf have raised readiness levels in recent days, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr tweeted Friday, citing a US official. “Not clear if […]

New Jersey adopts new use-of-force policy to focus on de-escalation

Nationwide reckoning: The policy changes come eight months after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis sparked sustained protests in New Jersey and across the U.S. against police brutality and a launched nationwide reckoning with the way law enforcement interacts with Black communities. Grewal said his office “did not begin this hard […]

‘Serious escalation’: Pompeo claims Iran would be closer to nuclear WEAPONS with new uranium enrichment bill

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that Iran could be a step closer to obtaining nukes if it enriches uranium at a higher purity and continues to frustrate international efforts to search its nuclear sites. “A reduction in Iran’s cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or enrichment to the 20 percent […]

Graduate Workers Condemn Saturday Police Escalation

Above photo: A sign from Friday’s action, a collaboration between NUGW and NU Community Not Cops. Emily Sakai. NOTE: CBS News reports on the police violence: A few hundred students, nearly all from Northwestern, turned out for the event organized by a group called NU Community Not Cops. It started peacefully, but as the march […]

Covid and the Escalation of Medical Tyranny, from The Mises Institute

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC By all means, let’s socialize medicine and give government complete control over our health and well being. From the Mises Institute at mises.org: The coronavirus crisis has served as a powerful tool in highlighting many of the faults that previously existed in society. It exposed which politicians have an inherent need to […]

Hamas announces Qatar-brokered deal to avoid escalation with Israel

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Hamas announces Qatar-brokered deal to avoid escalation with Israel

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Gaza tensions: Hamas doesn’t seek escalation, but won’t make do with restoring calm

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In bid to prevent escalation, Israel avoids harsh response to Gaza balloon bombs

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Military Escalation in the Middle East: Is Israel Planning a Multi-Front War against Its Arab Neighbors? — SALAM ALQUDS ALAYKUM – سلام القدس عليكم

Source July 31, 2020 If you watch the US mainstream media’s 24 hour news coverage on recent events around the world no matter what time of the day it is, Covid-19 and China dominate the headlines while ignoring recent escalations in the Middle East involving Israel and its Arab neighbors as they come closer to […]

Military Escalation in the Middle East: Is Israel Planning a Multi-Front War against Its Arab Neighbors?

Source  July 31, 2020 If you watch the US mainstream media’s 24 hour news coverage on recent events around the world no matter what time of the day it is, Covid-19 and China dominate the headlines while ignoring recent escalations in the Middle East involving Israel and its Arab neighbors as they come closer to another war […]

Rockets Pounded U.S. Bases In Iraq Following Hezbollah-Israeli Escalation On Lebanese Border

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Israeli shelling started at around 3:30 p.m. local time which lasted for about an hour and a half. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that they had repelled an infiltration attempt by a Hezbollah unit and there were no casualties among IDF forces. The exchange of fire came as the IDF was on heightened […]

Grave Warnings Issued as Trump Considers Major Escalation of US Military Role in Yemen

In a “horrifying” development that international aid groups and independent critics warn could worsen what is already the world’s most devastating humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan to greatly expand the U.S. military’s role in Yemen in an effort to help Saudi-backed forces seize the country’s main humanitarian aid port. According to the Wall Street Journal—which […]

US-North Korea talks beneficial if they lead to de-escalation: Iran

The Iranian top diplomat stressed that it remains to be seen how achievable the goal is. In a Wednesday interview with ISNA, Zarif stressed that though the Islamic Republic of Iran has no confidence in the US anymore, it believes that the talks between Washington and Pyongyang will be helpful if they lead to the […]

Prediction of New False-Flag Gas Attack in Syria Seems to Fit US Escalation Plans

DAMASCUS – Though last month’s unilateral bombing of Syria by the U.S., U.K. and France came and went, the threat of foreign military intervention targeting the Syrian government remains, particularly given Syria’s success in defeating the foreign-funded terrorist proxies that have prolonged the Syrian conflict for seven long years. While Israel seems to have taken […]

Israel distorts timeline of events to play victim in the dangerous escalation with Iran and Syria

This stuff is all so painfully sad. Contemporary Israel seems to do nothing but incite violence and destruction everywhere it turns. And it incites the same violence from its American protector and source of endless subsidy. I do think this all one of the saddest tales of our time. The men leading Israel learned nothing […]

CIA Stages Gas Attack Pretext For Syria Escalation

CIA Stages Gas Attack Pretext For Syria Escalation Above Photo: Debra Sweet/ Flickr The US media has seized on the latest claims by CIA-backed groups of a poison gas attack on civilians to demand a further escalation of the US-led war for regime-change in Syria and an increased confrontation with Russia. The Syrian government claims that […]

Syria – Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Syria – Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation. Yesterday’s alleged ‘gas attack’ in east Ghouta likely never happened. A video shows a number of presumably dead kids in a basement or dark apartment. Another video shows an undamaged yellow gas cylinder which, we […]

Dangerous Escalation: US-Backed ‘Free Syrian Army’ Shoots Down Russian Jet, Kills Pilot

Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute The Jaysh al-Nasr rebel group in Syria, part of the US-backed Free Syrian Army, has posted footage of its fighters celebrating the shoot-down of a Russian Suhkoi-25 jet fighter in the Idlib province of Syria. It is the first time a Russian fighter has been shot down by Syrian rebels […]

Israel’s Ongoing Bombing of Syria Threatens Dangerous Escalation

The Syrian Army is alleging that Israeli jets struck positions dozens of times within Syria early Tuesday morning in the al-Qutayfa area east of Damascus. According to a statement by Syria’s General Command, the Syrian government’s air defenses not only intercepted all of the missiles Israel fired, but it even managed to counter strike one of the […]

The last thing israel wants are de-escalation zones in Syria

Tel Aviv signals Israel will continue striking Syria with no respect to de-escalation zone agreement Source : PressTV Link:  (AhlulBayt News Agency) – The Israeli regime has signaled that Tel Aviv would continue with military strikes across the Syrian border to thwart any alleged encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, including the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, even […]

"This Is A Dangerous Iranian Escalation": Bahrain Blames Pipeline Explosion On Iran, Terrorists

There was something odd about Friday’s night’s explosion of an oil pipeline belonging to Bahrain’s state-run oil company BAPCO, which local authorities initially said was the result of an accident: as we said, the giant fireball had all the hallmarks of either sabotage or a terrorist event, the only question is whether it […]

Israel Now Threatening Military Escalation with Neighboring Syria

As 21WIRE reported earlier this week, Israel’s violation of Lebanese airspace (supposedly to bomb a Hezbollah convoy driving from Syria to Lebanon) prompted the Syrian Arab Army to launch a SA-5 (S-200) ground to air missile, towards the Israeli jets flying over Lebanon, which then prompted the Israeli Air Force to retaliate by flying over […]

Court Rejects Seattle Police Claims That De-escalation Policy Violates Their Rights

A federal appeals court rejected claims from about 125 Seattle police officers that a consent decree or “use of force” policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms for “self-defense.” Previously, a district court ruled against the complaint filed by officers against the Seattle Police Department, the city of Seattle, and Justice Department. It […]

US Revives Afghanistan Airdrops, Signaling Escalation Of Conflict

The US carried out its first combat airdrop in Afghanistan in more than two years last month, according to newly released US Air Force data. A return to airdrops signals a possible deterioration of security for US troops operating in Afghanistan. Airdrops minimise the time an aircraft and aircrew spends in a hostile environment, allowing them to […]

Iran, Russia and Turkey agreed to police de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province

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Lavrov: Russia and Saudi Arabia say de-escalation zones in Syria an important step forward

     Russia and Saudi Arabia see the de-escalation zone plan for Syria as an important step forward for the Syrian peace process. The deal for the fourth zone around Idlib may be finalized during the upcoming Astana talks, the Russian foreign minister said. The final details for the fourth de-escalation zone in Syria, which would […]

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