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Gen. Austin: Pentagon Ready for War on Iran
US Nuclear tipped bomber flies over Middle East protected by Israeli fighter jets ...
Israel needs the B-52 and MOP in order to deter Iran - opinion | JPost - March 21, 2021|
American B-1B bomber flies over Mideast amid Iran tensions | AP News - Oct. 31, 2021 |
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force said Sunday it flew a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel amid ongoing tensions with Iran as its nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters.
The B-1B Lancer bomber flew over the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20% of all oil traded passes. It also flew over the Red Sea, its narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Egypt's Suez Canal.
The Strait of Hormuz has been the scene of attacks on shipping blamed on Iran in recent years, while the Red Sea has seen similar assaults amid an ongoing shadow war between Tehran and Israel. The Islamic Republic has denied being involved in the attacks, though it has promised to take revenge on Israel for a series of attacks targeting its nuclear program.
The B-1B Lancer, which can be adapted to deliver the "bunker buster" bombs necessary to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, was escorted by Israeli F-15s at the end of military exercises in which the British RAF and other NATO allies also took part.
Israel and the US sanction Iran and sabotage or attack fleet of oil tankers carrying Iranian oil from the Persian Gulf.
Iran and Israel's Naval War Is Expanding
The collapse of Lebanon is intensifying a conflict in the Mediterranean that has mostly taken place in the shadows.
The IISS Manama Dialogue is a unique forum for government ministers, as well as members of the expert, opinion-forming and business communities, to debate the Middle East’s most pressing security challenges. The 2021 summit took place on 19–21 November.
Israeli National Security Advisor Eyal Hulata at the IISS Conference, not for dialogue but instead a frontal attack on the next target for Israel in the Middle East …
Cabinet confirms ex-spy Eyal Hulata as Bennett’s national security adviser | TOI – July 19, 2021 |
In a statement, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated Hulata and said he believed the former spy would bring years of diplomatic and technological experience to the job.
“He is a very creative and very experienced individual, who understands the challenges of national security, and I am sure that he will carry out his role successfully.”
Gravitas: Did Israel's Mossad 'sabotage' Iran's nuclear site?
After the United States transferred the Israel alliance to CENTCOM, a joint mission to bomb Iran has become quite likely. Israel can uses bases in Azerbaijan for the attack ... all assets and opportunities are created. Even Afghanistan as Iran's neighbour has become unstable. The US and it's NATO allies try to keep Russian forces busy on Europe's Eastern Front in Belarus, Ukraine, Crimean peninsula and the Black Sea.
China sends humanitarian goods by train through Uyghur province of Xinjiang ...
First joint military exercises Israeli Air Force and Arab new allies to oppose common enemy terror state of Iran, the Islamic state of the Ayatollahs.
Saudi F-15C fighters, US B-1 bombers complete joint exercise | Al Arabya - Nov. 1, 2021 |
Saudi FM, US Secretary of State meeting
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy on Sunday, according to Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"During the meeting, they reviewed the strategic and historical relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America and ways to enhance them in all areas of cooperation and joint coordination," the Saudi foreign ministry said.
Yemen proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran ... the UK and US supply fighter jets, missiles, munitions and technical support so the bombers can keep flying and stay in the air safely.
Yemen's Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering | CFR |
Soldier backed over Whitehall protest against Yemen war | The Guardian |
Former diplomat Antony Blinken three years ago ...
Four years ago ...
Joe Biden on same path of aggression as the former president and Mike Pompeo ...
2 US bombers fly over Israel towards Persian Gulf | MEMO - Jan. 17, 2021 |
On Jan. 7, the newspaper reported that two B-52 bombers capable of carrying nuclear bombs accompanied by American F-16 fighters flew over Israel for the fourth time in two months.
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A day later, the Saudi Ministry of Defense released video footage showing the Saudi Royal Air Force and the US Air Force performing a joint exercise involving Saudi F-15 fighter jets, US bombers B-52, and F-16 fighters.
Last month, two B-52 bombers flew over the Israeli airspace as part of an American display of force against Iran, for the third time in a month and a half.
Tension has risen between the US and Iran following the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran in November. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused Israel of killing the scientist and vowed "strong retaliation."
Ministry of Defense Saudi Royal Air Force and the US Air Force performing a joint exercise involving Saudi F-15 fighter jets, US bombers B-52, and F-16 fighters.
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