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There is fresh intelligence of a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East, according to several US defense and administration officials.

"There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks," one administration official told CNN.

A second official described it as information that has been gathered throughout November. The information is being gathered by military and intelligence agencies.

The officials would not say in what format the intelligence exists. But in the last several weeks there has been movement of Iranian forces and weapons that the US worries could be put in place for a potential attack, if one is ordered by the Iranian regime, the officials said. It's not clear if a potential threat would come from the central government or Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The head of US military operations in the Middle East recently signaled the US expects some kind of Iranian action in response to the US sanctions and pressure campaign that is trying to get the regime to abandon its nuclear program.
"I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it's possible they will do something that is irresponsible. It's possible that they'll lash out at their neighbors," Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, told an audience in Bahrain at the time. "It is not going to be productive for them in the long term to choose to act out in the military domain. That's the message that we're trying to convey."

The Pentagon did allow the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to enter the Persian Gulf and conduct a port visit in Bahrain during the Thanksgiving holiday. But officials said specific precautions were taken, given the threat, although they would not say what those precautions were.

The carrier is now expected to stay in the region until the next carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, moves closer, from its current position in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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There is fresh intelligence of a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East, according to several US defense and administration officials.

"There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks," one administration official told CNN.

A second official described it as information that has been gathered throughout November. The information is being gathered by military and intelligence agencies.

The officials would not say in what format the intelligence exists. But in the last several weeks there has been movement of Iranian forces and weapons that the US worries could be put in place for a potential attack, if one is ordered by the Iranian regime, the officials said. It's not clear if a potential threat would come from the central government or Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The head of US military operations in the Middle East recently signaled the US expects some kind of Iranian action in response to the US sanctions and pressure campaign that is trying to get the regime to abandon its nuclear program.
"I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it's possible they will do something that is irresponsible. It's possible that they'll lash out at their neighbors," Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, told an audience in Bahrain at the time. "It is not going to be productive for them in the long term to choose to act out in the military domain. That's the message that we're trying to convey."

The Pentagon did allow the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to enter the Persian Gulf and conduct a port visit in Bahrain during the Thanksgiving holiday. But officials said specific precautions were taken, given the threat, although they would not say what those precautions were.

The carrier is now expected to stay in the region until the next carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, moves closer, from its current position in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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Thread: USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier left Bahrain
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And so it begins?

Maybe this should be pined.
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"There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks," one administration official told CNN.lalalmao
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"There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks," one administration official told CNN.lalalmao
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Fine...go ahead and stick your head in the sand.

The shit with Iran could be serious this time and the pieces fit together.
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Just in:

Is Iran readying to strike US interests to tip the scales? - analysis

According to the report, the signs include significant movements of Iranian weapons which could be used for such a strike.

As NATO meets to consider its next steps regarding Iran and other issues, Tehran may be readying a more aggressive approach against US interests to break the nuclear standoff.

This follows a report from Iran's Mehr news agency on Saturday that the Iranian Army's Deputy Commander for Operations R.-Adm. Mahmoud Moussavi threatened retaliation for what the Islamic Republic has dubbed a US attack on one of its tankers.

Iran may also seek a distraction as it faces the scandal of the protests and its killing of an estimated over 200 of its own people to try to put down the protest.

Another reason to think Iran may escalate its use of force against US interests is that it has gotten away with doing so in recent months.

Previously, Iran shot down an expensive US drone with US President Donald Trump canceling a counter-strike, rather than risk escalation.

Further, the US never responded to a massive Iranian strike on Saudi oil fields or to Iran's hijacking multiple US-allied ships sailing through the Persian Gulf.

Going into the US presidential election year, Trump has repeatedly tried to present himself as disengaging the US from war and conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Iran may see all of this as an opening to strike the US to try to push Trump into cutting a deal for reducing sanctions, which otherwise he may not agree to.

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The pieces are falling into place.....like I have been warning!
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Aunt Elaine has a concealed permit, which is good. I'm tired of lugging the damn gun around. I will make her carry it.

All legitimate like..



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There is fresh intelligence of a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East, according to several US defense and administration officials.

"There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks," one administration official told CNN.

A second official described it as information that has been gathered throughout November. The information is being gathered by military and intelligence agencies.

The officials would not say in what format the intelligence exists. But in the last several weeks there has been movement of Iranian forces and weapons that the US worries could be put in place for a potential attack, if one is ordered by the Iranian regime, the officials said. It's not clear if a potential threat would come from the central government or Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The head of US military operations in the Middle East recently signaled the US expects some kind of Iranian action in response to the US sanctions and pressure campaign that is trying to get the regime to abandon its nuclear program.
"I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it's possible they will do something that is irresponsible. It's possible that they'll lash out at their neighbors," Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, told an audience in Bahrain at the time. "It is not going to be productive for them in the long term to choose to act out in the military domain. That's the message that we're trying to convey."

The Pentagon did allow the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to enter the Persian Gulf and conduct a port visit in Bahrain during the Thanksgiving holiday. But officials said specific precautions were taken, given the threat, although they would not say what those precautions were.

The carrier is now expected to stay in the region until the next carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, moves closer, from its current position in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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By Barbara Starr...

When CNN beats the war drums look out.They are presenting a false narrative of Iranian attacks on shipping in the gulf and Irainian "provocation"

This might be it boys.." its possible they (iran) might do something....."?

Yup this might just be it this time.
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Iran doom again huffy
If Iran is gonna do it, JUST DO IT, don't fucking leave us doom lovers hanging

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it does seem more likely, even european nations seem to have changed their rhetoric. and with the peoples revolution heating up to replace the regime. the US wants iran to attack big and that is why they never retaliated to the previous attacks. they need to be hit hard to be seen as the victim not the aggressor in order to launch major strikes on regime infrastructure.
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The pieces are falling into place.....like I have been warning!
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But nooooo...it can't be true, because CNN is FAKE NEWS!!!!!
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Inevitably!
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There is fresh intelligence of a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East, according to several US defense and administration officials.

"There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks," one administration official told CNN.

A second official described it as information that has been gathered throughout November. The information is being gathered by military and intelligence agencies.

The officials would not say in what format the intelligence exists. But in the last several weeks there has been movement of Iranian forces and weapons that the US worries could be put in place for a potential attack, if one is ordered by the Iranian regime, the officials said. It's not clear if a potential threat would come from the central government or Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The head of US military operations in the Middle East recently signaled the US expects some kind of Iranian action in response to the US sanctions and pressure campaign that is trying to get the regime to abandon its nuclear program.
"I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it's possible they will do something that is irresponsible. It's possible that they'll lash out at their neighbors," Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, told an audience in Bahrain at the time. "It is not going to be productive for them in the long term to choose to act out in the military domain. That's the message that we're trying to convey."

The Pentagon did allow the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to enter the Persian Gulf and conduct a port visit in Bahrain during the Thanksgiving holiday. But officials said specific precautions were taken, given the threat, although they would not say what those precautions were.

The carrier is now expected to stay in the region until the next carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, moves closer, from its current position in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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Thread: USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier left Bahrain
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But they cancelled USS Lincoln's return home.
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Iran already has thousands of troop in place and ready for action: Hezbollah
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This time it's really on guys. The first eight billion and four times were just warmups.
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This time it's really on guys. The first eight billion and four times were just warmups.
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What does that even mean?
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Expect a cornered rat to lash out like Imperial Japan did with Pearl Harbor. When they do so, they'll probably get hit hard in retaliation. It's only a matter of time now...the protests at home are only gonna make them more desperate to start something.
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Hmmm. Iran moving military forces INSIDE Iran is a big threat to the USA, but the USA moving military forces OUTSIDE the USA in and to locations NEAR Iran, is NOT a threat to Iran?


Could Iran merely be preparing for the inevitable attack by the USA on Iran?
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CNN -- Continuous Neocon News
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There is fresh intelligence of a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East, according to several US defense and administration officials.

"There has been consistent intelligence in the last several weeks," one administration official told CNN.

A second official described it as information that has been gathered throughout November. The information is being gathered by military and intelligence agencies.

The officials would not say in what format the intelligence exists. But in the last several weeks there has been movement of Iranian forces and weapons that the US worries could be put in place for a potential attack, if one is ordered by the Iranian regime, the officials said. It's not clear if a potential threat would come from the central government or Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The head of US military operations in the Middle East recently signaled the US expects some kind of Iranian action in response to the US sanctions and pressure campaign that is trying to get the regime to abandon its nuclear program.
"I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it's possible they will do something that is irresponsible. It's possible that they'll lash out at their neighbors," Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, told an audience in Bahrain at the time. "It is not going to be productive for them in the long term to choose to act out in the military domain. That's the message that we're trying to convey."

The Pentagon did allow the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to enter the Persian Gulf and conduct a port visit in Bahrain during the Thanksgiving holiday. But officials said specific precautions were taken, given the threat, although they would not say what those precautions were.

The carrier is now expected to stay in the region until the next carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, moves closer, from its current position in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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fresh like kosher dills brined in bowery bum piss or fresh like lox left under the windscreen during a blistering cloudless heatwave?
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Well if the troops weren't there how much of an Iranian threat against US forces would there be?
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It's a dead heat between Iran and DPRK as to who's going to finally do something stupid enough that leaves the US no choice but to intervene militarily.

I think Iran and DPRK have been collaborating on nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology, and I have little doubt that Iran currently has the capability to launch a nuclear strike against Israel or US forces in the region. I have no proof of this; it's just a personal theory of mine.

But let's look at the current world situation:

DPRK has been rattling its sabers, threatening to resume missile and nuclear testing, making reference to a "Christmas gift" for the US. DPRK has never been a stable country, EVER.

Iran is collapsing under economic sanctions and civilians are protesting en masse in the streets. The government might fear losing control over the people.

Netanyahu has been indicted by his own government and has issued warnings regarding Iran. Israel is distracted by its own political turmoil and might appear weak to its enemies at the moment.

President Trump is facing impeachment - regardless of whether it's legit or not - plus a Presidential election in less than a year that is dividing the US and might make it appear weak to its enemies as well.

China has its eyes on Taiwan and the South China Sea, and might take advantage of a major war breaking out in the Middle East.

Putin has his eyes not only on Ukraine, but also the Baltic States that were previously under control of the Soviet Union, and might take advantage of a major war breaking out in the Middle East.

The US military is no longer capable of simultaneously handling two major conventional wars and one smaller conflict as was their strategy after World War 2.

2020 promises to be an interesting year for us.
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This time it's really on guys. The first eight billion and four times were just warmups.
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What does that even mean?
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Sarcasm. As in nothing will happen. Again.





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