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BREAKING: UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq due to "heightened risk from Iran".

 
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BREAKING: UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq due to "heightened risk from Iran". It comes amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

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Nothing will happen unfortunately.
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Nothing will happen unfortunately.
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Morning, Nothingman.


Your reassurance helps me sleep at night.

Thanks
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Thx for the pin
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Re: BREAKING: UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq due to "heightened risk from Iran".
This after their general this wwek said that there was no heightened risk - he got a memo.
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This after their general this wwek said that there was no heightened risk - he got a memo.
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He was just playing CYA.

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But source said Ghika had been aware of the increased security risk as he had seen a number of intelligence reports. When asked to comment at briefing, he had not known whether he was authorised to disclose this info, which is why he struck a more cautious tone, source said 5/


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The comments on Tuesday by Major General Chris Ghika, the top UK military officer in the US-led coalition against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, were widely seen as a sign of divergence between the threat assessments of the UK and the US on Iran. 4/


. @DefenceHQ raised threat level in Iraq before a senior British military officer played down warnings of any new Iranian risk posed to British, US and other forces in the country, according to an informed source. 3/


EXCLUSIVE: UK has raised threat level for UK forces + diplomats in Iraq - in line with the US - because of what sources say is a heightened security risk from Iran
Britain has also put its personnel + families in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait & Qatar on an increased state of alert 1/
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This after their general this wwek said that there was no heightened risk - he got a memo.
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Lol, was just typing when I saw your response.
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Middle East | MENA this a.m: • UK raises threat in #Iraq : Sky news • Saudi accuses Iran of Ordering pipeline attack by Houthis •

Swiss President meets Trump today • MBZ In Egypt • Zarif in Tokyo • Sudan talks suspended • Turkey denies delaying S-400 deal with Russia
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Nothing will happen unfortunately.
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I think so as well. iamwith
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I think so as well. iamwith
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Watch the oil


Thread: CNBC @CNBC · 30m Risks are rising for an oil price spike as tensions between the U.S. and Iran increase
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British General vs the word of two anonymous americans who are trying to paper over what he said?
Here's the UK version of the pentagon speaking:

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British General vs the word of two anonymous americans who are trying to paper over what he said?
Here's the UK version of the pentagon speaking:

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77345742


It's ok.

We don't expect Canadians to have our back.


But clearly the British government has decided to ignore this one general.
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WHY
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Better ask the limeys that.


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You can't let anything get in the way of going to war again, especially not the truth about the situation..
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Saw two military helicopters overhead before in Manchester. Probably unrelated?
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Saw two military helicopters overhead before in Manchester. Probably unrelated?
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Most likely.


But there continues to be a lot of military aircraft activity in the Middle East.
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I might scratch my arse in a minute. Then I might make a ham sandwich later..
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You quoted Sky News. WTF are you drunk or something?

Idiot.

FAIL.
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This place has been taken over by fucking morons.
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Welcome to GLP, Newb
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Re: BREAKING: UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq due to "heightened risk from Iran".
US [to UK]: Tell you what, sir. From now on, we are going to raise the threat level due to Iran. Let's just practice a bit, hmm? When I say,"There is a heightened risk from Iran," you'll say, "yes there is!"
UK: Check.
US: There is a heightened risk from Iran.
UK: (stares blankly)
US: Remember now, you need to raise the threat level due to Iran.
UK: I gotcha.
US: There is a heightened risk from Iran.
UK: (stares blankly)
(A long time later)
Agent: (sighs in frustration) Now, when I say, "There is a heightened risk from Iran," and press down on your foot, you say that there is.
UK: No problem.
US: There is a heightened risk from Iran! (stomps on UK's foot a few times)
UK: (stares blankly; to Iraqi in room) I think he's talking to you.
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US [to UK]: Tell you what, sir. From now on, we are going to raise the threat level due to Iran. Let's just practice a bit, hmm? When I say,"There is a heightened risk from Iran," you'll say, "yes there is!"
UK: Check.
US: There is a heightened risk from Iran.
UK: (stares blankly)
US: Remember now, you need to raise the threat level due to Iran.
UK: I gotcha.
US: There is a heightened risk from Iran.
UK: (stares blankly)
(A long time later)
Agent: (sighs in frustration) Now, when I say, "There is a heightened risk from Iran," and press down on your foot, you say that there is.
UK: No problem.
US: There is a heightened risk from Iran! (stomps on UK's foot a few times)
UK: (stares blankly; to Iraqi in room) I think he's talking to you.
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Oh, the UK government is a lot more cooperative at the end of the day.

;)


Methinks she doth protest too much.




But there are some pissed off folks now in the Foreign Office and they take out their frustrations on the interwebz.
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To my new friends in the old country:



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^^^ Stop thinking. You're not very good at it ^^^
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^^^ Stop thinking. You're not very good at it ^^^
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Stop drinking if you can't handle your booze, Snaggletooth.
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Of course we fucking caved. This cuntry.
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Britain now agrees with the US assessment that Iran poses a threat and has plans to work with the US, the Foreign Secretary has said. This comes after a general in the British Army disagreed with the assessment, with the UK Ministry of Defence later withdrawing that opinion.



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