If You Think The Price Of Oil Is Skyrocketing Now, Just Wait Until The War Starts…

If You Think The Price Of Oil Is Skyrocketing Now, Just Wait Until The War Starts… by Michael Snyder for The Economic Collapse Blog In the aftermath of the most dramatic attack on Saudi oil facilities that we have ever seen, the price of oil has exploded higher.  The Wall Street Journal is calling this attack “the Big One”, and President Trump appears to be indicating that some sort of military retaliation is coming.  Needless to say, a direct military strike on Iran could spark a major war in the…

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Don’t Believe These Tired Myths About Ending The 18-Year War In Afghanistan

Don’t Believe These Tired Myths About Ending The 18-Year War In Afghanistan By Daniel DePetris for The Federalist After 18 years, thousands of casualties, and a price tag that could be as high as $1 trillion, the United States has done all it can in Afghanistan. Instead of finding excuses to stay, it’s time to come home. Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s chief negotiator with the Taliban, has endured a lot of pressure in the last week. Former U.S. ambassadors, Fox News pundits, and think tank analysts alike have denounced his draft…

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PATRIOT MISSILE BATTERIES BEING INSTALLED AS PENTAGON REACTIVATES KEY SAUDI MILITARY BASE USED TO STAGE ALL PREVIOUS MIDDLE EAST WARS IN THE GULF

PATRIOT MISSILE BATTERIES BEING INSTALLED AS PENTAGON REACTIVATES KEY SAUDI MILITARY BASE USED TO STAGE ALL PREVIOUS MIDDLE EAST WARS IN THE GULF by Geoffrey Grider for Now The End Begins After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. military abandoned Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, but now they are back.  Hundreds of U.S. troops are already there working hard to get the base operational, and as you will see below, a tremendous amount of new construction is planned.  The base covers “well over a hundred square…

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Iran Sentences “CIA Spy Ring” To Death; Publishes Video & Photos Of Americans

Iran Sentences “CIA Spy Ring” To Death; Publishes Video & Photos Of Americans from ZeroHedge Update: Given the shocking and provocative nature of Iran’s claims to have penetrated and busted up a “CIA spy ring” — announcing Monday it sentenced some to death row while also claiming to present photos of their American “handlers” (many showing family and personal photos) — it didn’t take long for President Trump to bat down the claims directly. He slammed the statements of Iranian intelligence officials and state media as “totally false”… “Just more lies and propaganda”. The Report of Iran capturing…

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Iran Warns UK Against ‘Dangerous and Unwise’ Moves After Tanker Seizure

Iran Warns UK Against ‘Dangerous and Unwise’ Moves After Tanker Seizure by Simon Kent for Breitbart London Iran has been told it should prepare to be hit by a range of UK sanctions in the aftermath of its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, according to media reports. Iran responded by warning the UK to refrain from any “dangerous and unwise” moves against the Islamic republic. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce on Sunday diplomatic and economic measures, including potential asset freezes, as a response to…

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Iranian Caught Smuggling Nuke Material Out of U.S.

Iranian Caught Smuggling Nuke Material Out of U.S. by WORLD ISRAEL NEWS via Charisma News An Iranian national has been caught by the Trump administration attempting to smuggle materials that could be used to enrich uranium out of the U.S., according to the Justice Department, The Washington Free Beacon reported. Uranium is the key component in a nuclear weapon. Tehran recently announced that it was starting to enrich uranium beyond the limit set by the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers, led by the Obama administration. President Donald Trump pulled out of…

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Why Israel Attacking Syria Again?

Why Israel Attacking Syria Again? Author: Salman Rafi Sheikh for Journal NEO If remarks of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu were to be believed, the recently held meeting of US, Russian and Israeli National Security Advisers (NSAs) in Jerusalem was a ‘real diplomatic success.’ Netanyahu boasted this meeting off as the hallmark of Israeli-Russian cooperation towards establishing stability in the region. But the recent Israeli attack on Syria, coming in an utter violation of Syria’s territorial sovereignty, signifies that Netanyahu’s remarks were only a show-off and a usual Israeli bluster with no…

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Iran Shoots Down US Drone, Says “Ready For War”

Iran Shoots Down US Drone, Says “Ready For War” from ZeroHedge Tensions between the US and Iran flared on Thursday when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone that was said to have flown into Iranian airspace (the US claims the drone flew over international territory). The drone was reportedly flying over the Strait of Hormuz – that critical chokepoint for the global oil trade – not far from where two oil tankers were recently attacked. “We will defend Iran’s airspace and maritime boundaries with all our might,”…

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U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet Aids Tankers After ‘Torpedo Attack’ in Oman Sea

U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet Aids Tankers After ‘Torpedo Attack’ in Oman Sea by Simon Kent for Breitbart Elements of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet were called to assist two oil tankers early Thursday morning, in distress after a “reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.” The Bahrain-based force released scant details of the attack on the vessels. No blame was laid or state actor/terrorist organization named by ship operators or authorities in Oman or neighboring United Arab Emirates. Earlier this morning, two #tankers, #FrontAltair & #Kokuka Courageous, were reportedly torpedoed…

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