Persian Gulf & Middle East Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. Ball now back in Iran's court.

    Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, PMU deputy head martyred in US strike

     
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    RIP Haj Qassem.

    Unbelievably reckless from the US.

    US will be kicked out of Iraq for good and Iran will hopefully finally develop nuclear weapons. That's the only way to respond to imperialist bullies.
     
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    This was 100% a coordinated attack by US forces to eliminate a key member of Iranian armed forces, it was no "accident" as Pompeo said.

    It will be very interesting to see how Iran responds because Qassem is highly respected by the general Iranian public and hailed as a hero. I'd imagine the backlash from Qassem's death to be very substantial. Very reckless indeed by the US and for sure a catalyst for more violence in the region in 2020.
     
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    Fresh airstrike reported.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...qi-militia-kill-six-army-source-idUSKBN1Z229P

    Looks to me that the US has shifted its strategic posture towards Iran.
     
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    commander of Islam and gallant chief of the Qods Force(圣城旅) of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps,Martyr Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, holder of the Order of Zolfaqar as the highest military honor of the Army.


    Iran responses could be
    1)develop nuclear weapon
    2)pay vast sum for China anti-satellite tech
    3)pay vast sum for China anti-carrier DF21D and DF26.
     
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    I agree but why pay vast sum? The US has gone rogue. China should donate some defensive weapons to Iran for free asap
     
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    This is a lesson to North Korea to never give up nuclear progress. Deterrence is the only thing that works.
     
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    The assassination of Iran's Soleimani is an event that has global impacts. We may see the US has to fight another Vietnam war in the ME, and will lose it with the demise of the dollar as the world currency.

    The US has already had a significant presence in the ME. Unlike the Vietnam war, the US, this time around, can't simply walk away when it finds it can't win the war. Without Saudis' support, the petro-dollar is dead, so the dollar becomes useless green toilet paper. Thus, the US has no other option but to hang on in the ME, dragging it deeper and deeper into a chronic, unwinnable war with Iran and its supporters.

    This war will not end well for the US for sure. During the Vietnam war, it was China and the USSR which stood behind to support the Vietnamese. This time, it is China and Russia, the two guys again, which stand behind to support the Iranians. It is a proxy war for China and Russia, and even for Iran, but a direct war for the US. Unlike during the Vietnam war sixty years ago, the US now is much weaker and China is much stronger. What China could offer the Vietnamese sixty years ago were rifles and other small arms, plus surface to air defense. This time, what China can offer the Iranians are a full spectrum of weaponry that rivals US weaponry, from satellite surveillance to deep sea monitoring, from missiles to jet fighters to subs. The final results will be much worse than the Vietnam war for the US.

    What you'll see immediately is a lot of Chinese and Russian missiles, UAVs and other weapons show up in the ME, increase of US war casualties in the ME, and of course, unstoppable run-offs of US war debts. Now, you can almost palpate the death of the dollar, if the US doesn't back off.


    Pentagon: Iran's Gen. Soleimani killed in airstrike at Baghdad airport
    https://www.stripes.com/news/middle...lled-in-airstrike-at-baghdad-airport-1.613351


    US to deploy 3,500 new troops to Middle East
    — as it happened Iran has threatened to retaliate after a US air strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ overseas forces.
    The flare up in tensions has cascaded into asset markets, sending oil prices and haven assets rallying.

    Iran’s top military leader killed in US air strike Soleimani assassination risks all-out war between US and Iran
    Oil and haven assets jump on sharp escalation in US-Iran tensions
    Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military commander, 1957-2020

    https://www.ft.com/content/f45ccf37-2329-3081-90ab-6ca192e1ccb7
     
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    If Iran acquired nuclear weapons and acquired China antisatellite tech and anticarrier missiles, it will able to punch US out of the middle East.

    It already possessed vast amount of medium range missiles and rockets.

    At the moment Iran desperately needed antistealth radar and something like HQ9B.
     
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