Joint Chiefs Chairman Cancels NATO Trip; Middle East/Iran Situation "on-Edge"

Joint Chiefs Chairman Cancels NATO Trip; Middle East/Iran Situation "on-Edge"

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. is the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military adviser to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council.  He has cancelled his planned visit with NATO because the situation in the Middle East with Iran is deteriorating and something "grave" is believed to be coming.

In the meantime, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan are on Capital Hill today, and will be briefing lawmakers on developments. At 1:30 PM, the full membership of the US House of Representatives will receive a closed-door (Classified) Briefing.  At 2:45, the full membership of the UNited STates Senate will receive its closed-door (Classified) Briefing. 

When any Presidential Administration gives a classified briefing to the full membership of Congress, it indicates the matter is extremely serious.   Congress only gets such briefings if there are indications it may be called upon to grant Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) or (worse) make a declaration of war.   THAT is how serious things are right now with Iran.

Another indication of exactly how serious the threats are coming out of Iran: Acting Secretary Shanahan made known to lawmakers today that the United Kingdom is "ready to help its allies against Iran."


One item to be disclosed to Congress this afternoon is Covert Intelligence about Iranian plans to launch cyber attacks against U.S. Infrastructure here at home!  Without disclosing the nature of the intelligence, this web site URGES Americans to have at least one month supply of emergency food, water, and any medicines that folks may need to SURVIVE should there be a disruption to our supply chain here at home.   Other suggested "Preps" can be found on this list (HERE).


As most of you know, for 15 years I worked with the FBI, my final five years (2003-2008) with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).   I was granted full operational authority by the Office of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters in Washington, to engage in "extra-territorial" operations, and was tasked to engage in operations involving National Security, battling Terrorism,  and Foreign Counter-Intelligence overseas.   When my work took me outside the US, it was coordinated with the CIA and other agencies, but I did NOT work for the CIA.  

In that role, I developed relationships with Intelligence people from foreign governments,  Some were in the military of their country, others in their country's version of our CIA.  Most were in their country's law enforcement.   I maintain those relationships to this very day and as such, I get information that others do not.

From those relationships, I am able to tell you that in the very recent past (days) the US intercepted communications in which Iran ordered Hezbollah to launch attacks against Americans.

The United States has made it explicitly clear to Iran that if they -- or their Proxies -- engage in actions harmful to Americans, our Interests, or to our Allies, the US will respond with severe measures.


Alas, Iran is suffering from its own echo chamber about how tough and powerful they are. They have no clue at all what they face. They cannot even IMAGINE what they face.

A U.S. strike against Iran is simply a matter of math. How many missiles do they have that ***MAY*** intercept ours? Once those interceptors are fired, how long does it take to reload the Iranian launch tubes?

Then all we have to do is fire more missiles than they can intercept, and fire a whole slew of additional missiles once their initial launch tubes are empty.

A first strike done along these lines could take out a number of painful targets - like civilian power grid, TV, Radio stations, plus some crucial infrastructure to make life miserable like certain railway and/or highway interchanges, key economic targets like certain oil/gas pipelines or storage facilities and, of course, certain military assets -- and be over and done in less than 30 minutes.

Just select the targets and do the math. Need 500 inbound missiles at the same time? Send fifty Destroyers/Guided Missile cruisers to all launch ten each. Need 1,000 inbound? Have those ships fire twenty missiles each.

Need more than that? No problem, send twenty five B-52's or B-1b Lancers to fire air-launched cruise missiles as the ships fire.

It's just math. We have the delivery ability. They do not have the defensive ability to overcome our delivery ability. It's that simple.

Of course, much of Iran's missile ability is presently deep underground and many people seem to think this is somehow a soruprise to the US.   It is not.

We know where all their underground bases are. ALL OF THEM. 

You see, the one thing that Iranians have in common with all other people is . . . . they can be bought. And we have the cash to buy them.

We have infiltrators in EVERY branch of the Iranian military and on EVERY base. ALL OF THEM!

Iran has no secrets from us. None at all.

As for them firing thousands of missiles at our ships, those missiles are useless because we know how to jam them. ALL of them.

"Powerful" Iran had to fight Iraq for eight years before both sides called it a stalemate and stopped.

We in the U.S. are not an Iraq. We have one-hundred-thousand times the firepower. Never mind the technology.

Can Iran inflict some harm?  Yes.  Will it matter in the big picture? No.

Must we here in the USA prepare to encounter some of that harm?  Yes. 

Are most of us prepared?  NO.   This is a problem.   


The American people are either blissfully unaware of how serious things are getting (because the mass-media is failing in its duty to report) or the American people foolishly think nothing can happen here.  That assessment is in error.

Our infrastructure CAN be attacked and damaged.  Our electric grid can be taken down.  Our public water supplies can be poisoned.  Chemical and biological weapons can be released here. Highway bridges, railroad bridges, public transportation hubs, tunnels, can all be attacked and knocked out for awhile.

That's why YOU need to be prepared.   Remember YOUR FAILURE TO PREPARE does not count as an EMERGENCY for ME or anyone else.   If you can't be bothered to prepare to help yourself, don't expect me or others to come running to help you -- or feed you -- when the shit hits the fan.  You MUST take steps now to prepare.  

If I and others are faced with the choice of feeding you or feeding OUR FAMILY,  you lose.  So start stocking up right now on boxes of Pasta, jarred sauces, bags of rice, cans of soup to pour over the rice to make a lunch or dinner, have propane gas or charcoal and lighter fluid for grilling and so forth.   Have emergency water - lots of it.  One gallon per person, per day, for each person in your home.  Have spare gasoline for your car or for your electric generator.   

Iran doesn't stand a chance. They can hurt us, but we will prevail.  Whether or not YOU survive is really up to you.

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    Ronald Cordova · 3 months ago
    The way I see it, the only way Iran is going to get Trump and his war hawks to stop the aggression towards Iran is for Iran to develop or buy nuclear weapons. That will put a stop to the agresssion just like it stopped with NK because Kim has nuclear weapons.

    The USA always destroys those Nations that don't have nukes such as Iraq, Syria and Lybia. Gadaffi was crazy to give up his nuclear programs.He would still be alive today.

    But we will sell Nukes to Saudi to keep the home fires burning in the Middle East.

    IRAN is contained. Look at a map of the Middle East and see how many US military bases are there?

    Iran is not a threat. So ask the question who wants Iran eliminated and the answer is Israel.....and John Bolton as I suspect he is working for Israel. And American soldiers will die for Israel? We already had eneough of that with the USS Liberty
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    Feral Woods · 3 months ago
    Any of those city people who think they are going to get out alive are headed for a horrible. horrible, experience. Thinking they are going to live in Sewer City till the last minute, then bug-out. Any who do manage to get out won't last a day or two, people who have spent the last 10 to 20 years bugged-out won't tolerate them, and country folks detest everything about the city and those who choose to live there. Disco Duck, come on down, you will be a sitting duck, you won't get your car across blown bridges and fallen trees, you sure can't walk in the forest because you only know flat walking surfaces and buildings, there's a hillbilly behind every tree and you are supper.
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    William Durant · 3 months ago
    Hal, You sound so confident, I hope your analysis is true and accurate.

    I respectfully say this because the Bible, and The Word Of God contained on the pages of that prophetic Book have been around longer than all of us.

    "In The Beginning..."

    and in The End, " in One Hour is thy judgment come. Rev 18:10

    This is a prophecy about America, judgment people, it will take One Hour! Rev 18:9-24

    I also will keep thee from The Hour! Rev 3:10
    Born Again Believers In Jesus Christ, Will ESCAPE...

    God kept: Noah; Flood, Lot; Sodom, Moses; Passover; Rehab; Jericho, "they all escaped."

    "...that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” — Jesus Christ, Luke 21:35-36

    The next big war could be the proxy war against Israel as described in Psalm 83.

    Just Saying...
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      Christian Walker · 3 months ago
      Well see the thing is that America isn't Babylon the great, .. and 5 out of the 7 trumpets have already been blown, we're about to go through the 6th trump.

      The Vatican is Babylon the Great, and the Papacy is the Whore, the Mother of harlots.
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    Robin Robbins · 3 months ago
    Iran is not a threat to us. We should come home and defend our borders.
    85,000 children have died in Yemen
    of starvation since 2015. Thats what happens when infrastructure is destroyed. Sounds cowardly and
    dishonorable to me.
    last refuge of a scoundrel"
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    Grim · 3 months ago
    What many people fail to understand about Iran, is that they actually want a war. Iran is populated by Shiite Muslims and more importantly, Shia *Twelver* Muslims. This is a sect of Islam, where they believe in the return of a spiritual savior, known as the Muhammad al-Mahdi. This person, who actually resembles the anti-Christ, if you examine his description through a biblical lense, can only return if the world is *bathed in blood*, or simply put, during a huge war. In attempting to start a war, the Iranian ruling class believes they are helping to initiate the *end times* and bring their savior back to Earth. This fact, makes Iran a very dangerous foe, because the natural tendency for most cultures to want to avoid a costly war, isn't present in this situation and in actuality, you're dealing with people that are eager for mass bloodshed.
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      Reginald Fischer · 3 months ago
      That's a good point. I have a feeling they will get their mahdi too, and the orthodox Jews will get their mashiach, and the nominal Christians will get their savior. They will all be looking to the same person. But for the real Christians, that person will be the anti-christ, the anti-messiah, a.k.a. the beast.
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    Gifford Rodine · 3 months ago
    Excellent reporting. Excellent Advice. Now send Hal some money. You and I will be counting on this excellent reporting and excellent advice for quite a while. My money will be in the mail, how about yours? Life is a participation event, you have to participate with preparations and courage. No trophies for just showing up.
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    Jonathan Munday · 3 months ago
    Yeah, lets destroy their civilian infrastructure like we did with Iraq. How'd that go? The leadership is deeply unpopular with the people. I'm sure we know where the Ayatollah and his cronies are, so there is no need to send the Persians back to the stone age like we did with Iraq. There is no need to destroy Iran to get the leadership.
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    Matthew Worner · 3 months ago
    As an escapee from the (Rock) Garden State, I can assure you, Hal, that you and yours are in the WORST possible location to avoid the turmoil. There are too many metropolitan areas, too full of the un-prepared who will be looking for "rich" suburban neighbourhoods to rape, pillage and plunder. Especially in the leftist/marxist eastern left coast. One well-placed nuke in one geologically unstable place (Canaries?) would set up a tsunami worse than the ones we have seen to date. Remember the old Bill Cosby skit? ("How long can you tread water?") I-287 in PA would be the new "Atlantic Coast Highway". If you are stuck there when the poo-poo hits the fan I hope you are well armed and stocked up on ammo. (Yeah, right. In the home of the "purchase permit" where the Governor and his Gestapo know every BB you ever bought.)
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    Mark Brandon · 3 months ago
    There is more than just war coming... see the latest warning from Jesus that He just gave to Julie Whedbee.
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    laurie spencer · 3 months ago
    Hal, hope your health is improving every day. No doubt iran can and will inflict some serious damage before it's all over. question is, where and who.
    (proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.) wonder who this refers to?
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    Donald Foreman · 3 months ago
    Don't forget the God factor! He can over rule all the US has. If God is for you you don't have to worry, but if he's not good luck.