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    USS Abraham Lincoln carrier group relocated to Suez Canal; B52s relocated to Quatar....

    now 2nd Minuteman fired:

    Unarmed missile launched in test from Vandenberg Air Force Base

    https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2019/05/09/unarmed-missile-launched-test-vandenberg-air-force-base/1153956001/
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    "Billion-Dollar Fleet Destroyed With One Missile" - Iran Cleric Threatens To Sink US Carrier

    by Tyler Durden
    Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:50


    At a moment the US carrier strike group ordered deployed to the CENTOM Persian Gulf region area of command has traversed the Suez Canal, and as multiple B-52 bombers have also landed in Qatar in response to "troubling and escalatory" threats by Iran against US troops in the region, a top American military commander in the region has threatened he's ready to send an aircraft carrier through the vital Strait of Hormuz "if needed".

    But should the US send a carrier through the key narrow oil shipping Persian Gulf choke point which is routinely patrolled by IRGC boats, one senior cleric has vowed the US Navy's...

    "Billion-dollar fleet can be destroyed with one missile" — according to Iran's ISNA News Agency



    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln entering the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week on is way to the Persian Gulf. Image source: US Navy
    Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the US Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, made the statements to Reuters on Friday.

    He oversees all US naval forces in the Middle East, and at the very moment the USS Abraham Lincoln Nimitz-class carrier makes its way into the area, the commander said, “If I need to bring it inside the strait, I will do so.” He added, “I’m not restricted in any way, I’m not challenged in any way, to operate her anywhere in the Middle East.”

    He didn't specifically name the USS Abraham Lincoln during the telephone interview, but certainly the remarks were intentionally timed as a part of the White House's ongoing "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran.

    Iran, for its part, has dismissed the "deployment" and the underlying threat Bolton touted Sunday night as requiring a response as "fake intelligence" and part of a US “psychological warfare” campaign - further noting the carrier strike group's embarkation was pre-scheduled and merely used as a pretext for escalating threats.

    Of the latest claims that credible intelligence indicates Iranian actions against Americans in the region could be imminent, Malloy said the intelligence was linked “with actual activity that we observed.”

    “And that was certainly enough for me... to say that we saw this as a threat,” he said. Addressing the question of Iranian ICBM's and recent statements of intelligence officials saying they'd observed Iran transferring missiles on boats, the top admiral said further, “It might be a new fielding of technology by Iran,” Malloy said, adding the weaponry “falls under the category of destabilizing and offensive in nature.”

    Meanwhile, on Tuesday US defense officials indicated a number of B-52 bombers would be part of "additional forces" sent to the region in response to the new intelligence demanding heightened readiness against Iran.

    US CENTCOM posted images confirming the bombers' arrival this week to its official social media accounts. The images showed B-52 Stratofortress bombers landing in Qatar.

    U.S. B-52H aircraft assigned to 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrived in CENTCOM AOR May 8. The Bomber Task Force is deployed here to defend American forces and interests in the region. For more photos go to https://t.co/WgUn4fN5kB pic.twitter.com/LgY9p2ODaK
    — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) May 8, 2019

    Meanwhile, even after all this Trump in somewhat off-the-cuff remarks said Iran should call him if its leaders want to talk, and further said he doesn't ultimately want military confrontation.

    Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) responded to the statement on Friday, rejecting any possibility of talks while a military threat looms.

    “No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us,” Yadollah Javani, the Guards’ deputy head for political affairs, said according to Tasnim. “Our nation... sees America as unreliable.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...ink-us-carrier
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    Bolton Held "Extremely Rare" Iran Meeting At CIA Headquarters


    by Tyler Durden

    Fri, 05/10/2019 - 08:25

    NBC has revealed that national security adviser John Bolton convened what was described as a "highly unusual" meeting at CIA headquarters last week to discuss Iran among top intelligence, diplomatic and military advisers.

    The outside-the-norm nature of the meeting hearkens back to the Bush-Cheney White House's direct intervention over Iraq intelligence in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion, which involved the VP and his staff making multiple personal visits to CIA headquarters and Pentagon to pressure the intel analysts into conforming to a preferred "narrative".

    Such meetings, NBC noted, are typically held in the White House Situation Room, especially given the involvement of State Dept. and military leaders. "The six current officials, as well as multiple former officials, said it is extremely rare for senior White House officials or Cabinet members to attend a meeting at CIA headquarters," the report said.

    "The meeting was held at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 29, and included CIA Director Gina Haspel, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, five of the officials said," reported NBC.

    The officials interviewed expressly denied the meeting was about the recent intelligence touted by Bolton as precipitating the carrier strike group deployment to the Persian Gulf region under CENTCOM, and did not provide details.

    CIA Director Gina Haspel, via the WSJ The intelligence officials further said there could be two likely factors at play. Such rare meetings at CIA headquarters could involve briefings on "highly sensitive covert actions" or another scenario could involve deep disagreement at the highest levels over what the intelligence actually shows.

    As part of its report NBC identified "a seasoned intelligence officer, Mike D'Andrea" as overseeing the CIA's Iran operations, who previously helped lead the hunt for bin Laden and al-Qaeda operatives.


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    Kim Says Latest North Korea Launch Was "Long-Range Strike" Drill


    by Tyler Durden

    Thu, 05/09/2019 - 20:35

    North Korean state media is reporting that what was previously reported as "two short-range missile tests" by South Korea were actually long-range tests, which came on the same day US authorities seized a North Korean ship used to sell coal in violation of international sanctions.

    State media announced early Friday (local time): "At the command post, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un learned about a plan of the strike drill of various long-range strike means and gave an order of start of the drill," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in English, as reported by Yonhap.

    Via SCMP: People in Seoul watch a report on North Korea on Thursday after the country fired two unidentified projectiles. Photo: Kyodo "The successful drill of deployment and strike designed to inspect the ability of rapid reaction of the defense units... showed the might of the units which were fully prepared to proficiently carry out any operation and combat," the report added.

    Kim stated he ordered the deeply provocative tests because “genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed only by the strong physical force capable of defending its sovereignty,” KCNA reported.

    The precise location of the drills is as yet unknown, but South Korea's Yonhap News Agency gave the following details:

    The KCNA did not elaborate on what "long-range strike" means. But South Korea's military said the North is believed to have launched two short-range missiles [in the prior launch] from its northwestern region into the East Sea, which flew 420 kilometers and 270 km, respectively.
    Kim has reportedly been angered by the lack of progress in talks with Washington, and also by America's decision to re-start military exercises with South Korea.

    No doubt, Thursday's seizure of the pariah state's largest coal ship was a factor in this latest (what appears to be) ballistic missile test, the second in under a week.

    Missile launched during Friday's drill in North Korea - photo supplied on Friday, KCNA via Reuters It also comes as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has insisted that Washington must come around to the notion of undoing some of the sanctions, or else the North might resume its ICBM tests a threat it appears Kim is already busy making good on.

    Analysts said Thursday's tests appeared to be ballistic missiles, according to the South China Morning Post, which is banned under UN resolutions.

    It appears Kim is showing Trump that he too is prepared to "negotiate from the extremes" and is ready to break off talks altogether is the US is unwilling to budge on sanctions relief.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...ot-short-range
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    "Billion-Dollar Fleet Destroyed With One Missile" - Iran Cleric Threatens To Sink US Carrier

    by Tyler Durden
    Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:50


    At a moment the US carrier strike group ordered deployed to the CENTOM Persian Gulf region area of command has traversed the Suez Canal, and as multiple B-52 bombers have also landed in Qatar in response to "troubling and escalatory" threats by Iran against US troops in the region, a top American military commander in the region has threatened he's ready to send an aircraft carrier through the vital Strait of Hormuz "if needed".

    But should the US send a carrier through the key narrow oil shipping Persian Gulf choke point which is routinely patrolled by IRGC boats, one senior cleric has vowed the US Navy's...
    "Billion-dollar fleet can be destroyed with one missile" — according to Iran's ISNA News Agency



    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln entering the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week on is way to the Persian Gulf. Image source: US Navy
    Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the US Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, made the statements to Reuters on Friday.

    He oversees all US naval forces in the Middle East, and at the very moment the USS Abraham Lincoln Nimitz-class carrier makes its way into the area, the commander said, “If I need to bring it inside the strait, I will do so.” He added, “I’m not restricted in any way, I’m not challenged in any way, to operate her anywhere in the Middle East.”

    He didn't specifically name the USS Abraham Lincoln during the telephone interview, but certainly the remarks were intentionally timed as a part of the White House's ongoing "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran.

    Iran, for its part, has dismissed the "deployment" and the underlying threat Bolton touted Sunday night as requiring a response as "fake intelligence" and part of a US “psychological warfare” campaign - further noting the carrier strike group's embarkation was pre-scheduled and merely used as a pretext for escalating threats.

    Of the latest claims that credible intelligence indicates Iranian actions against Americans in the region could be imminent, Malloy said the intelligence was linked “with actual activity that we observed.”

    “And that was certainly enough for me... to say that we saw this as a threat,” he said. Addressing the question of Iranian ICBM's and recent statements of intelligence officials saying they'd observed Iran transferring missiles on boats, the top admiral said further, “It might be a new fielding of technology by Iran,” Malloy said, adding the weaponry “falls under the category of destabilizing and offensive in nature.”

    Meanwhile, on Tuesday US defense officials indicated a number of B-52 bombers would be part of "additional forces" sent to the region in response to the new intelligence demanding heightened readiness against Iran.

    US CENTCOM posted images confirming the bombers' arrival this week to its official social media accounts. The images showed B-52 Stratofortress bombers landing in Qatar.
    U.S. B-52H aircraft assigned to 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrived in CENTCOM AOR May 8. The Bomber Task Force is deployed here to defend American forces and interests in the region. For more photos go to https://t.co/WgUn4fN5kB pic.twitter.com/LgY9p2ODaK
    — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) May 8, 2019

    Meanwhile, even after all this Trump in somewhat off-the-cuff remarks said Iran should call him if its leaders want to talk, and further said he doesn't ultimately want military confrontation.

    Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) responded to the statement on Friday, rejecting any possibility of talks while a military threat looms.

    “No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us,” Yadollah Javani, the Guards’ deputy head for political affairs, said according to Tasnim. “Our nation... sees America as unreliable.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...ink-us-carrier
    i,m worried about this carrier
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    That one looks cool and menacing for sure. Wow that should make some heads whirl. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    "Billion-dollar fleet can be destroyed with one missile" — according to Iran's ISNA News Agency

    I'll believe it when I see it ... prove it.

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    U.S. warns merchant ships of possible Iranian attacks in Middle East

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-shipping/u-s-warns-merchant-ships-of-possible-iranian-attacks-in-middle-east-idUSKCN1SG1MX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
    [/INDENT]I'll believe it when I see it ... prove it.

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    One nuke lobbed over the carrier and it's support group.......would hit the billions of dollars mark easily. It would be horrific, something the Iranians would be happy with....bring on the Mahdi..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ractivist View Post
    One nuke lobbed over the carrier and it's support group.......would hit the billions of dollars mark easily. It would be horrific, something the Iranians would be happy with....bring on the Mahdi..


    China has supplied Iran with their super sunburn missiles, which can evade our defenses..

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