US Mid East forces brace for trouble from Iran over impending oil sanctions

The threat of a forceful Iranian response to the US embargo on its oil sales, which goes into effect on Nov. 5 ,was contained in Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif’s remark on Tuesday, Oct. 30: “Unfortunately, a law-breaking country seeks to punish a country that abides by the law… This method will have severe consequences for the world order.” The threat of “consequences to the world order” may be translated into such options as Iranian disruption of world oil supplies, a substantial military attack on US or Arab Middle East targets, on Israel – or all of these actions in successive stages.

Iran has concentrated in Iraq and along its Gulf coast large numbers of Saeghe stealth drones (modeled on the advanced US RQ-170 Sentinel captured by Tehran in 2011). Al Qods Brigades forces operating in Syria have also been armed with these sophisticated drones. UAVs of different types were given to the Iraqi Shiite militias serving Tehran at home and in Syria as well as the Lebanese Hizballah.
The Saege drones have taken over the tasks of the exploding speedboats formerly used by Revolutionary Guards as primary weapons against Western and Arab oil tanker shipping in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian drone attack on ISIS concentrations in eastern Syria on Oct. 1 appeared to many Western and Middle East military experts to have been a kind of dress rehearsal for the use of this UAV for deadly air strikes on US, Israeli or Arab targets.  Then, 11 of these stealth drones were launched from Iran and flew across the entire width of Iraq to reach their targets, without being intercepted or even sighted by US, Israeli or Jordanian forces. The Saeghes hit Syrian base with miniature, precision-guided Sadid-345 glide bombs. Then, this Revolutionary Guards weapon made its debut performance in real combat conditions and returned safely to base. Al Qods chief Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani has been placed in charge of all forthcoming Iran’s military preparations.

 

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31 thoughts on “US Mid East forces brace for trouble from Iran over impending oil sanctions

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 10:19 at 10:19
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    debka’s #1111 doomsday scenario

    • Oct 31, 2018 @ 15:05 at 15:05
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      You shall have peace, even though you walk in the imagination of your heart, to add drunkenness to thirst. don’t worry.

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:02 at 11:02
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    Lol Iran’s weapon of choice: empty threats

    • Oct 31, 2018 @ 16:52 at 16:52
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      Tell us how can you respond to Iranian massive drones plus ground Attacks.

      You would be fried

      It is a fact Israel feared the Iranians when air power is useless in real war combat. Fit battle hardened foot fighters are where the battle is won

      • Nov 1, 2018 @ 7:09 at 7:09
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        Yes, you are right but all this means is there will be an even bigger catastrophe. Stop and think for a second. If is Israel is panicked – the nukes come out. Just forget about having a normal life as we do now. What will follow will wreck the environment, global economy and any stability we enjoy now – all gone.

        • Nov 1, 2018 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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          Absolutely, I do not understand what people are thinking. The world is getting tired of the USA and Israel, If any nuclear weapons was used by either country it would be over for them.

          • Nov 1, 2018 @ 23:53 at 23:53
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            The US and Israel, grow tied of you and your terrorist sympathies

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:36 at 11:36
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    Sounds like *Israel* not Iran is planning some action. What is it?

    • Oct 31, 2018 @ 15:27 at 15:27
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      Bum schtooping Iran?

      • Oct 31, 2018 @ 18:53 at 18:53
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        Hey, this looks like a good idea!

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:09 at 12:09
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    yeap
    again a doomsday Propaganda Scenario

    on 4 Nov happens nothing, except more psyco Propaganda

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:12 at 12:12
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    Nothing will happen.The mullahs have no balls.

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:19 at 12:19
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    DEBKA WHY DO YOU PRESENT IRAN HERE LIKE SUPERPOOWER ? YOU SAW HOW IRAN ARMY PERFORMED IN SYRIA . EVEN HEZBOLLAH WAS BETTER ARMY THAN IRANIN ONE!!! SO STOP TO WRITE VANTING IRANIAN ARMY IRANIAN ARMY IS AN ARMY OF A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. AND WITHOUT RUSSIAN AIR SUPPORT SYRIAN REBELS COULD DEFEAT THEM. DEBKA DONT WRITES STUPID THINGS OR MAKE PROPAGANDAS FOR IRANIANS

    • Nov 1, 2018 @ 1:26 at 1:26
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      It was not regular Iranian army. Those “Iranians” fighting there were “volunteers” from Afghanistan and Pakistan made mostly from Shiite religious minorities that were promised Iranian citizenship if they agree to fight in Syria.
      That wasn’t truly strong motivation at least not strong enough to die for. All they wanted is to get over with it with their hide intact. This explains why their performance wasn’t that great.

      • Nov 1, 2018 @ 7:16 at 7:16
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        We know if any of that is actually true. In fact none of us here really know anything. All BS

      • Nov 1, 2018 @ 23:59 at 23:59
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        CogitoMan – Please provide some reference for that information, I have never seen reliable reporting that dug into what actually comprises a Shi’ite militia. You state it as known fact but as the other commenter pointed out, could all be BS… It is a convenient narrative at the least.

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 13:50 at 13:50
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    The Iranian “stealth” drones were attacking ISIS concentrations in Syria, and, in accomplishing that mission, overflew Iraq, Syria, and possibly Jordan, and were not stopped or hindered in completing their mission. Assuming facts not in evidence, Iran (and perhaps DEBKA file as well) conclude that the drones were not detected by Israeli or U.S. defenses. It’s equally plausible that those drones were detected, but for strategic reasons, the U.S. and Israelis kept that to themselves, choosing not to interfere with an Iranian attack on ISIS.

    • Oct 31, 2018 @ 14:31 at 14:31
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      Makes sense

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 13:55 at 13:55
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    BS those drones show up on the radar like balloons,,Seen the radar plots in person..

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 14:05 at 14:05
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    I’m not a present day military active duty, . . . but in the old days when I was, . . . those drones would have been seen within seconds of their launch, . . . if our radar was turned in that direction. Sometimes it is best to not let everyone know all that you know, . . . especially if you detected something the enemy thinks is a big secret he can use against you. Besides that, . . . anytime the US and Israel decide to make Iran glow like a green glow stick, . . . it is only 90 seconds from happening. Martians will wonder what that funny green light is on the planet Earth, . . . “Nothing to worry about there, Mars, . . . just the embers glowing from a trouble maker tribe”.

    • Oct 31, 2018 @ 16:40 at 16:40
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      For, hinei, HaYom bah (the day cometh), that shall burn as an oven; and kol zedim (all the proud), yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and HaYom that cometh shall burn them up, saith Hashem Tzva’os, that it shall leave them neither shoresh (root) nor anaf (branch). 2 (3:20) (3:20) But unto you that fear My name shall the Shemesh Tzedakah (sun of righteousness) arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 (3:21) (3:21) And ye shall trample down the resha’im; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in HaYom that I shall do this, saith Hashem Tzva’os.

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 14:34 at 14:34
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    Some body has to put a stop to all this trouble makers in Iran .
    It is ridicules already they must be stopped . (fanatics)

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 15:35 at 15:35
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    Sanctions work – they were working when Obama era and then Obama withdrew with help from the cheerleaders in the EU who missed all those pre-sanction Iranian contracts which helped Iran to build up the military and nuclear facilities of Iran.

    At some point the pressure in Iran will boil over and good people in Iran who are not filled with extremist Islam, will take over…hopefully Trump will help them at that point because Obama helped the Islamic regime and not the people.

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 15:40 at 15:40
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    Mother of all bulshit

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 18:46 at 18:46
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    Forget Iran, think ecologic, think dryness and warming season because of the CO2, and the need to connect the Caspian Sea to the Indian Ocean thru the Persian Gulf!

    With only 2-3 thousands nuclear bombs one could easily dig a channel right across Iran relaying this sea to the Gulf, and this will be also very beneficial for Iran, because this way Tehran could become an important maritime commercial facility.

    • Nov 1, 2018 @ 12:46 at 12:46
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      There is little to no connection between CO2 and warming of the earth. Try sun activity and other more powerful forces which have always been with us, If people are interested in pollution then they ought to clean up their messes and quit fixating on a lie.

  • Oct 31, 2018 @ 22:02 at 22:02
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    The boat and drone technology, Obama transfer to Iran is worthless against First World or the Second World nations. consequences, a hangman rope for the mullas.

  • Nov 1, 2018 @ 12:00 at 12:00
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    No one wants the persian gulf to be blocked – yes the Iranians can do it for a while and cause a world wide economic problem but the yanks (and some of their allies) are working behind the scenes to avoid this mutual problem. Any war there will have wider consequences than just in the region.

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 5:41 at 5:41
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    Thanks Obama for not destroying that stealth drone when we had a chance, he allowed Iran to steal and reverse engineer it.

    • Nov 3, 2018 @ 21:18 at 21:18
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      Another of O-bomba’s gifts to Islam.

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 19:20 at 19:20
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    All parties might want a limited conflict…for Iran, they make trouble and spook oil markets, improve domestic politics, and gain prestige in the Muslim world; for the USA, they blow up some bombs, which means more profits for the M-I complex; for Israel, they can take some pot-shots at Iran, test/display some new military tech, and support deterrence by blowing up stuff. A limited war won’t resolve or change anything, but you never know how a war will end…

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