Category: World News
Sunday, 30 September 2018 22:06
Iranian military forces in Syria have launched missiles "at ISIS and Kurd terrorists" near the U.S. Base at Al-Tanf, Syria.
The missiles are said to have struck "very near" the US base in the eastern desert of Syria.
UPDATES PENDING - CHECK BACK . . .
UPDATE 10:26 PM EDT --
Iran reportedly bombs ISIS positions in eastern Euphrates with long range ballistic missiles from Kermanshah province, one of the missiles allegedly landed near a US military base. The missiles traveled over 700 miles from the territory of Iran - completely over Iraq, before striking with what is said to be "very good accuracy" near the US Base in Al-Tanf, Syria.
Here's a map to give you an idea of how the missiles traveled:
COVER INTEL --
Multiple sources confirm the US base was NOT hit, and was allegedly NOT the intended target. HOWEVER, a whole slew of chatter is now taking place in the Pentagon as to whether or not this will be PORTRAYED as "an Iranian attack upon the United States Military" in Syria, thereby opening the door to war with Iran that some in the US seem to desperately want.
Sources in multiple positions to actually KNOW, are telling me "this is the mistake they have been waiting for Iran to make."
Right now . . . . this very minute . . . . is a VERY VERY DANGEROUS MOMENT FOR THE WORLD. If dishonest people inside the US government portray this as an Iranian missile launch against US forces, war will be next. Stay tuned.
More updates to follow . . .
UPDATE 10:41 PM EDT --
Emergency Action Messages (EAM's) being transmitted to US Military via Global High Frequency Communications systems. "Skyking"
UPDATE 10:57 PM EDT --
UPDATE 11:13 PM EDT --
SECOND VIDEO - MULTIPLE MISSILES
UPDATE 11:30 PM EDT --
Iran says tonight's missile attack was "retaliation for the terrorist attack upon a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran on September 22."
The parade in Ahvaz - the capital of the south-western border province of Khuzestan - marked the anniversary of the start of Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq.
Four gunmen reportedly wearing military uniforms opened fire on troops taking part in the event, bystanders, and a viewing stand for officials.
At least eight of those killed were Revolutionary Guards personnel. Women, children and a disabled war veteran were also among the victims, officials said.
Who was behind the attack?
Iran's intelligence ministry said on September 24 that two dozen people were arrested in connection with the gun attack on a military parade in Ahvaz.
A statement reported by the semi-official Tasnim news agency also said "weapons, exclusive material and communication equipment were seized".
The ministry blamed a "five-member terrorist group" for the attack.
Iran's president alleged on Sunday the men were armed by a Gulf state allied with the US.
The deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards meanwhile warned the US and Israel to expect a "devastating" response, accusing them of involvement.
Shortly thereafter, US defense secretary Jim Mattis called Iran's claims of US involvement "ludicrous", and told reporters he was not concerned by the threats.
"We've been very clear that they shouldn't take us on like that," he said. "And I am hopeful that cooler, wiser heads will prevail."
Ethnic Arab separatists and the Islamic State group (IS) issued competing claims that they carried out the attack, which was the deadliest in Iran in almost a decade.
Iranian officials have said they believed the gunmen had links to an "Ahvazi terrorist group".
A spokesman for the al-Ahwaz National Resistance, an umbrella movement for Arab separatist groups fighting for independence for Khuzestan province, has said it carried out the attack. But one of the separatist groups, the Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front, has denied any involvement.
ISIS has also claimed the shooting and published a video purportedly showing three of the gunmen being driven to the military parade in a car.
The men appear to be dressed in Revolutionary Guards uniforms and talk about the importance of jihad. However, none of them stated that they were members of IS or pledged allegiance to the group's leader, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi - something that is common in such pre-attack videos.
How did Iran threaten to respond?
The deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia, Israel and the US of masterminding the attack and promised they would face repercussions.
Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a speech to mourners at last Monday's funeral: "You have seen our revenge before... we promise that our response will be crushing and devastating and you will regret what you have done."
HAL TURNER ANALYSIS:
The Iranians seem to be sealing their own fate. By admitting tonight's missile launch at US-protected groups in Syria was intentional revenge for a terrorist attack inside Iran over a week ago, they are factually admitting they targeted the US Partners in Syria.
It is highly likely the US will adopt a very simple retort: An attack upon US Coalition Partners is an attack upon the US. And there, ladies and Gentlemen, is the "war with Iran" that so many have said is coming.
Just watch how this gets portrayed to the American people once the Mass-media gets it marching orders.
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UPDATE MONDAY OCT 1 @ 8:38 AM EDT --
The missiles launched by Iran were "Qiam-1" as shown in the FILE PHOTO below:
At least one, and possibly two of the missiles CRASHED after launch.
US spokesmen at the Pentagon have not yet revealed to me where the other missiles struck or what, if anything, was hit.
I endeavor to gather more details . . . . from Lt. Col. Kone C. Faulkner. The voice mailbox for the Lt. Col. was full and could not accept messages, so I sent an email. We'll see if the Lt. Col. replies.
UPDATE 10:12 AM EDT --
Iran now publicly confirming they launched a total of 6 missiles. They also claim that they utilized seven Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) but I have not been able to confirm this. Still awaiting a reply from Lt. Col. Kone C. Faulkner at the Pentagon.
UPDATE 11:31 AM EDT --
Lt. Col. Faulkner responded to my email saying he was unable to get to my inquiry until about 5 minutes ago and that "someone will reply to my inquiry in a timely manner." Ah ha. We'll see.
UPDATE 3:05 PM EDT --
I just emailed Lt. Col. Faulkner . . . again. Here's what it said:
FYI, it's been three and a half HOURS since you told me someone would get back to me in a timely manner.
I'm not certain what "timely response" means to you government folks, but out here in the real world (which supplies the money that makes your existence possible) three and a half hours is not "timely."
UPDATE 6:23 AM EDT TUESDAY --
Still no reply from Lt. Col. Kone Faulkner or his staff. So we looked up the Lt. Col. and found what we believe may be the reason for this lack of follow-through and failure to perform:
Kone C. Faulkner.