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Jul 19

Update

Good article:

Eye for an Eye: UK Caught as Trump's "Useful Idiot" in Dangerous Iran Policy

https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/eye-for-an-eye-uk-caught-as-trump-s-useful-idiot-in-dangerous-iran-policy-xwSe7G7eXUe1Dr-RH-389w/

Guardian Graphic Hormuz incident

Guardian Graphic Hormuz incident

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European response

UK: Europe-led mission will protect vital shipping in Gulf
https://www.apnews.com/65890b80d403489c8b1b249cdc954857

Iranian response

IRAN TO SECURE STRAIT OF HORMUZ, "NOT ALLOW DISTURBANCE IN SHIPPING IN THIS SENSITIVE AREA"- IRANIAN DEP FOREIGN MINISTER CITED BY STATE MEDIA

https://news.yahoo.com/iran-secure-strait-hormuz-not-200039776.html

https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL8N24O7AV

Iran will "not allow disturbance in shipping in this sensitive area" Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi was quoted as saying in state media, while leading a delegation to Paris, Reuters reports. However, it's unclear at this point how far Iran is willing to go in this escalating game of chicken with the US and UK - both of which have warships and other military assets in the gulf region.

Warning - put off buying your condo in Trumpville

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari, stated at a U.N. session on Tuesday that the occupied Golan Heights is an integral part of Syria and its liberation is a high priority.

Liberating occupied Golan Heights from Israel high priority: Jaafari

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/liberating-occupied-golan-heights-from-israel-high-priority-jaafari/

 

In the meantime

Israel attacks Iranian stronghold in Syria - report
Last month the Syrian army said it had shot down a number of Israeli missiles targeting the location
https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israel-attacks-Iranian-stronghold-in-Syria-report-596624

It is a good thing no other rogue nations have nuclear weapons

 


We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets
and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps
even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air
force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: 'Israel must be like
a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.' I consider it all hopeless
at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from
coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however,
are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather
the second or third. We have the capability to take the
world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen
before Israel goes under.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_Option