(VIDEO) Friendly Fire: Iranian Navy Opens Fire on Iranian Navy, 19 Dead

Iranian frigate IRIN Jamaran.

As the old Marine Corps saying goes: Friendly fire isn’t.

Iran’s naval branch of their armed forces is finding out just how nasty friendly fire really is.

As reported by London’s The Daily Mail;

An Iranian warship has accidentally opened fire on one of its own support vessels during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman, killing 19 and leaving 15 injured. 

The Jamaran, a frigate, had been attempting to hit a target with one of its Noor cruise missiles when it accidentally struck a support ship named Konarak instead.

The Konarak had been placing targets for the Janaran to hit but remained too close to one of them causing the missile to lock on to it by mistake, state-run media said.

But in all fairness to the Revolutionary Islamic Republic of Iran, life in their neck of the woods is rather cheap.

As noted back in 1984 by The New York Times (emphasis mine);

HEIR TICKET TO PARADISE is the blood-red headband and the small metal key that they wear into battle. ”Sar Allah,” (”Warriors of God”), some of the headbands read in Farsi script, identifying the wearers as divinely designated martyrs who will use their keys to go directly to heaven if killed in the holy war against Iraq declared by their leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

The headbands and the keys are worn by young boys, aged 12 to 17, who are recruited by local clergy or simply rounded up in the villages of Iran, given an intensive indoctrination in the Shiite tradition of martyrdom, and then sent weaponless into battle against Iraqi armor.

Often bound together in groups of 20 by ropes to prevent the fainthearted from deserting, they hurl themselves on barbed wire or march into Iraqi mine fields in the face of withering machine-gun fire to clear the way for Iranian tanks.

Across the back of their khaki-colored shirts is stenciled the slogan: ”I have the special permission of the Imam to enter heaven.”

Iranian children into the meatgrinder.

Iran: US Deploys Six B-52H Stratofortress Heavy Bombers to Diego Garcia

News is breaking that the US Air Force has sent six B-52s to the BIOT (British Indian Ocean Territory) air base of Diego Garcia. The British military base is also home to hundreds of US Marines who protect a forward deployed stockpile of American nuclear weapons. Continue reading “Iran: US Deploys Six B-52H Stratofortress Heavy Bombers to Diego Garcia”

No He Doesn’t: Pelosi and Schumer Lie to American People Regarding Military Strike on Iran

Marines in the attack.

I’m not sure if I should be all that shocked that both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer appeared before media cameras to purposefully deceive the American people, or that the same media dutifully reported the same bold-faced lies as fact. Continue reading “No He Doesn’t: Pelosi and Schumer Lie to American People Regarding Military Strike on Iran”

Britain draws up war plans against Kim Jung-un

I remember once hearing in passing, “As long as we have Britain, Australia, and Canada on our side, the rest of the world can go to hell.”

In light of the nuclear threat aimed directly at the United States and our allies in East Asia and the Western Pacific, we should add Japan and South Korea to that list.

But other than us, the Japanese and the South Koreans, no other nation has, at least publicly, openly declared military cooperation with the Washington-Tokyo-Seoul alliance.

That is, until now.

In recent reports by the Daily Mail and The Telegraph, the Brits are drawing up war plans against North Korea, to include the distinct possibility of deploying the recently commissioned HMS Queen Elizabeth to the Far East.

As the  Daily Mail noted;

The Armed Forces are preparing for a potential war with North Korea, sources have revealed.

Officials have been instructed to draw up plans for how Britain would respond if war broke out with Pyongyang amid heightening tensions between the West and dictator Kim Jong-Un.

One option involves deploying Britain’s new aircraft carrier – due to be handed over to the Navy later this year – to the region before she has undergone flight trials.

Details of the secret operation plan have emerged after Donald Trump warned that ‘only one thing will work’ when it comes to dealing with North Korea, which has continued nuclear and rocket tests despite widespread condemnation.

The Telegraph also cited;

Among the plans disclosed by the Daily Mail is the deployment of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, before it has undergone flight trials.

“We have plenty of ships to send… the Type-45 destroyers, the Type-23 frigates. Britain’s new aircraft carrier could be pressed into service early if things turn south,” a senior Whitehall source told the newspaper.

HMS Queen Elizabeth, which arrived at its home in Portsmouth in August after extensive sea trials, is not due to enter service until 2020.

The possible move to deploy it ahead of schedule drew comparisons with the start of the Falklands War.

“In the Falklands we had to react to an event and HMS Illustrious was accelerated to respond,” a Navy source told the Mail.

“This was a reaction to protect British territory, however. In this case [North Korea], the UK would be part of a united global coalition. We would see what support we could give.”

The Daring Class (Type 45) destroyer HMS Dauntless, left, and the Duke Class (Type 23) frigate HMS Kent.

Netanyahu sends none-too-subtle threat to Iran’s ayatollahs

Israel sends a message to Iran. (Wiki)
Israel’s Netanyahu sends a message to Iran. (Wiki)

In the cold calculations of possible thermo-nuclear strike, sometimes a nice word might momentarily confuse your enemy. It’s also just the polite thing to do. Continue reading “Netanyahu sends none-too-subtle threat to Iran’s ayatollahs”

Syria; Russians double their number of military bases, more attack aircraft

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Syria – Pentagon verifies 400% increase of Russian Marines in country

Soviet_naval_infantrymen_DN-SC-91-02252Despite being the official media organ of the American federal government, the VOA (Voice of America) does have a global reputation of fair and objective reporting. Case in point would be VOA’s national security correspondent Jeff Seldin’s report of Sept. 18, 2015 in which he noted the continual beefing up of Russia’s offensive combat forces in war torn Syria. Continue reading “Syria – Pentagon verifies 400% increase of Russian Marines in country”

Russian Marines on the move in Syria, showdown with ISIS expected soon

While the American media focuses in on the Trump vs. Fiorina verbal zinger-fest with laser-like precision, foreign news services are picking up the Yankee slack on reporting of the Russian military build-up in the Middle East. As reported by Great Britain’s The Guardian and Israel’s military-centric new media portal DEBKAfile, both on Sept. 17, 2015, and also The Manila Times on Sept. 16, 2015, Russian Naval Infantry (Marines) have left their coastal bases and heading for a showdown with the Islamic jihadists situated further inland.

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It’s official; Russian tanks on the ground in Syria, offensive ops ‘very soon’

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 9:  In this handout image supplied by Host photo agency / RIA Novosti, T-90A main battle tanks during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, May 9, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. The Victory Day parade commemorates the end of World War II in Europe. (Photo by Host photo agency / RIA Novosti via Getty Images)
T-90A main battle tanks during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of  the end of World War II in Europe.

While most in the American media have essentially turned a blind eye to the Russians flexing their military muscle in Syria, even the handful that have acknowledged the Russian build-up as little more that the expansion of a fairly obscure airstrip on the Syrian coast. And with that expansion comes a handful of Russian Marines for base security and a handful of air defense missiles.Yet the latest from the Middle East is that the Russians have hit the ground with the most offensive weapons since morning breath and body odor.

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Obama ignores Bibi’s call for Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist


The Jerusalem Post (JPost.com) has published what more than a few American news organization have already concluded; Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu personally just don’t like each other. But what has more than a few supporters of the Jewish State concerned is the possibility the personal enmity between the two will make an already blood-soaked Middle East even bloodier.

Continue reading “Obama ignores Bibi’s call for Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist”

Obama doubles down: Thousands of U.S. troops slated for Iraq


The man who promised to end United States involvement in what he termed “Bush’s War” has just doubled on the total amount of American combat troops into war torn Iraq. As reported by the Associated Press news service via KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 7, 2014, Barack Obama has authorized an additional 1,500 troops to the 1,600 already in-country.

Continue reading “Obama doubles down: Thousands of U.S. troops slated for Iraq”

Obama’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ strategy against ISIS



Twenty centuries ago and beyond, the Romans knew the best way to keep the drooling masses happy – Bread and Circuses. As long as the Great Unwashed had the government slinging freshly baked loaves (or family size bag o’ pork rinds) at them and they were treated to lots and lots of blood and gore, the mouth breathers and knuckle draggers wouldn’t delve into such dangerous activities such as becoming politically aware or civilly active.

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Getting China’s attention: A nuclear-armed Japanese and South Korean alliance

A Japanese sailor and ROK Marine.
A Japanese sailor and ROK Marine.

As China rattles sabers over its newly claimed airspace in the East China Sea directly over Japanese sovereign soil, as reported by the Israeli news portal Arutz Sheva on Dec. 2, 2013, one thing that many international watchers agree would rattle China’s cage would be a militarily-allied and nuclear-armed Japan and Republic of Korea (ROK).

Especially a nuclear Japan and ROK independent of any U.S. military control.

Tensions are still running high since China claimed international airspace over Japan’s  Senkaku Islands, the southernmost of the 3,000 islands comprising the Japanese archipelago.

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Israelis hold terrorist: Planned on training Palestinians biological warfare


Only this past weekend has the news been released of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee beeing held by the Israeli government for the last three years after he crossed the Jordanian border into the West Bank to train terrorists how to construct and employ biological weapons against Israel, as reported by the Jewish Press on Nov. 18, 2013 and the Jerusalem Post on Nov. 17, 2013.

Reportedly of Palestinian origin, Samer Abed al-Barak was shipped off to the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility by the American government in 2003 after he was arrested for active participation on terrorist activities only to be released to Jordan three months after his initial incarceration.

According to the Israeli Ministry of Justice, the thirty nine-year old terrorist is formally a member of al-Qaeda, having joined the world-wide jihadist organization in 2001.

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Possible Israeli-French-Arab alliance on the horizon against a nuclear Iran


Jews and Arabs may band with the French against Iranian nuclear weapons program…

In a case of truth being stranger than fiction, the Jewish State and her surrounding Arab neighbors just may have a real reason to no longer point weapons at each other. Not so much due to groundbreaking peace negotiations finally coming to fruition as it being a case of both the Israeli Jews and the Arab Muslims agreeing that someone else wants to nuke both of them out of existence, as reported by the Israeli-centric news portal the Debka File of Jerusalem on Nov. 17, 2013.

Continue reading “Possible Israeli-French-Arab alliance on the horizon against a nuclear Iran”