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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:35:13 AM »
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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:30:59 AM »
mao ni delikado kay isog man si Trump, dili mo atras ug gera. mao nga medyo mi kalma ang Iran. pero gamay ra ang bikil, ug kini mahimong pabilo sa WW3, patay tang tanan hasta ok-ok ;D ;D ;D

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:28:55 AM »
Iran's navy made a point of harassing and humiliating the US Navy in 2016 after then-President Barack Obama had sealed the Iran deal, but since August 2017, the US Navy says things have changed.

"It seems like they've absolutely made a conscious decision to give us more space," Navy Cmdr. William Urban recently said. "That is definitely a change in their behavior."

Iran would charge US Navy ships with fast attack craft, buzz fighter jets with drones, and even shine lasers at helicopters operating at sea during Obama's presidency.
But the worst, most embarrassing incident occurred in January 2016, when Iran's navy seized two US Navy rivernine boats and the 10 sailors on board after the ship wandered into Iranian waters due to mechanical issues. They broadcast footage of the sailors, crying, in detention, on television across the country. Iran later announced plans to build a monument commemorating the event.

Later that year Iranian ships conducted "unsafe and unprofessional," and often taunting maneuvers around US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf five times in about a month.

In September of that same year, Trump addressed Iran while on the campaign trail. "When they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water," Trump said.

Shortly after Trump's election, the incidents noticeably stopped, despite Trump's open hostility towards Iran, compared to Obama's attempts to appease them.

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:27:13 AM »
ang atong mahimo, mag ampo lang kanunay nga dili mahitabo ang WW3

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:25:12 AM »
Iran harassed and humiliated the US Navy under Obama, pero karon nga president na si Trump, medyo mi kalma ang Iran, hadlok sila ni Trump. mao nga delikado jud ug mahimo ning gera, mao ni pabilo sa WW3. wa na tay kadaganan, way katagoan. Kay nuclear warhead missiles na ang mang lopad, mas deadly pa ni sa atomic bomb

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:17:35 AM »
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Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Levi Horn observes as Operations Specialist 3rd Class Monica Ruiz fires a 50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire qualification aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:14:11 AM »
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Iranian military personnel participate in the Velayat-90 war game near the Strait of Hormuz.

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:12:57 AM »
While Bolton did not get into specifics, a report from Axios said Israel passed the US "information on an alleged Iranian plot to attack" US forces or interests in the region.

The Wall Street Journal cited US officials as saying new intelligence "showed that Iran drew up plans to target U.S. forces in Iraq and possibly Syria, to orchestrate attacks in the Bab el-Mandeb strait near Yemen through proxies and in the Persian Gulf with its own armed drones."

US aircraft carrier strike groups represent the highest order of naval power ever put to sea, but they're not the right tool for every job.

Caitlin Talmadge, an associate professor of security studies, said on Twitter that US carriers are "designed for operations on the open ocean."

As a floating air base with guided-missile destroyers and cruisers sailing nearby for antimissile defenses from land and sea, the carriers are best off when moving around far from the range of missiles fired from the shore.

In the shallow brown waters of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow pass through which about one-fifth of the world's oil passes through, Iran's outdated submarines and missiles see a vastly uneven playing ground leveled out.

"Ideally, a Nimitz-class carrier would operate within comfortable range of its targets (based on the range of its air wing) but at sufficient stand-off distance to minimize the risk of enemy threats," Omar Lamrani, a senior military analyst at the geopolitical consulting firm Stratfor, told Business Insider. "This varies based on operating environment but is usually between 300 to 400 nautical miles."

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:10:51 AM »
John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, announced on Sunday that the US would send the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and its associated strike group to the waters near Iran to "send a message" and respond to vague threats.

But the US will be sending the powerful carrier to a job it's arguably ill-suited for, putting thousands of sailors at a major military disadvantage. And if a conflict were to arise, the sinking of a US aircraft carrier would be in Iran's sights.

Though the carrier's deployment to Iran's nearby waters may have been planned long ago, Bolton has been clear that the ship's return to the region marks a response to "a number of troubling and escalatory incident and warnings" from Iran.

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:10:04 AM »
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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 18, 2019, 12:21:28 PM »
pastila ug mag gera. tapos ang maligayang araw. kay hayahay na man pag ajo ang pagka butang dinhi sa states. AYAW INTAWON

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Talk of the Town / Re: winning senators
« on: May 18, 2019, 12:18:28 PM »
$25 ahong na gasto kay gi send sa embassy sa washington by next day mail. gi seguro nga maka abot before election

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Talk of the Town / Re: winning senators
« on: May 18, 2019, 12:17:02 PM »
1st time i voted sukad pag pojo dinhi sa states 26 yrs. ago

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Talk of the Town / winning senators
« on: May 18, 2019, 12:15:14 PM »
mi botar ko karong eleksyona. kasagaran nahong gipili midaug. ang na pildi lang si freddie aguilar hihihi. i picked 11 out of 12 winners

Cynthia Villar - 23,610,580
Grace Poe - 20,711,849
Bong Go - 19,030,884
Pia Cayetano - 18,550,012
Bato dela Rosa - 17,567,258
Sonny Angara - 17,027,333
Lito Lapid - 15,778,223
Imee Marcos - 14,775,948
Francis Tolentino - 14,387,602
Koko Pimentel - 13,563,083
Nancy Binay - 13,453,117
Bong Revilla - 13,442,578

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Cars and Automotive / Re: motor ni balong
« on: May 18, 2019, 01:54:27 AM »
kinsay mo back ride ;D

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:35:47 PM »
But intelligence collected by the U.S. government appears to also suggest that both Iran and the U.S. may have misread each other as being offensive rather than defensive, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Iran apparently thought the U.S. was planning an attack on Iran, which prompted the regime to prepare for counterstrikes.

MIKE POMPEO SAID IRAN-BACKED MILITIAS MOVED ROCKETS NEAR AMERICAN BASES IN IRAQ

At the same time, some within the Trump administration say that the same intelligence also suggests that Iran was planning to strike first. Such intelligence may have formed the basis of Pompeo’s claim during his meeting with the Iraqi top brass.

Iran has recently threatened to pull out of the nuclear deal and resume higher uranium enrichment if no new deal is put in place, while Pompeo told the Iraqi top brass that U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed militias moved missiles near bases housing American forces.

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Zarif, on Thursday deemed new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration as “unacceptable” but noted that the country is committed to the nuclear deal.

“We believe that escalation by the United States is unacceptable and uncalled for. We have exercised maximum restraints,” he said during a visit to Japan.

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:34:32 PM »
Iran's top general tells Iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid US-Iran tensions

A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward American forces.

Qassem Soleimani, a commander of Iran’s extraterritorial military operations Quds Force, called for a meeting with the militias three weeks ago, but the exact timing of the gathering remains unclear, the Guardian reported Thursday.

“It wasn’t a call to arms, but it wasn’t far off,” a senior intelligence source told the newspaper.
The meeting likely played a role in the Trump administration’s decision this week to pull all non-essential government staff from Iraq. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iraqi officials that Iran-backed militias have moved their missiles near to the bases housing Americans.

Other countries soon followed the threat assessment of the U.S., with Britain raising threat levels for its troops in Iraq on Thursday. Both Germany and the Netherlands suspended a training mission in Iraq.

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:34:17 PM »
Pictures showing Iranian paramilitary forces loading missiles onto boats are behind a recent sharp escalation in tensions between the US and Iran, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The May 3 overhead images showed fully assembled missiles being loaded onto boats in the Persian Gulf, three officials told The Times, raising concerns that they could be used by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps to target US Navy vessels.

Other intelligence reportedly hints at threats to commercial shipping vessels and to US troops in Iraq from Tehran-backed militias.

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:32:22 PM »
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An Iranian flag next to a ground-to-ground Sajil missile at an undisclosed location in Iran in 2008.

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Talk of the Town / Re: WW3 US vs Iran
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:30:28 PM »
The US military briefed President Donald Trump's national-security aides on a revamped plan that could result in the deployment of up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East, according to national-security officials cited in a New York Times report published Monday.

The reported plan calls for the deployment of troops in the event that Iran either attacks US forces or ramps up its nuclear-weapons program, several unnamed US officials told The Times.

The plan does not indicate whether US troops would invade Iran, the newspaper said. The number of troops deployed to the Middle East would be close to the roughly 130,600 service members deployed to Iraq in 2003.

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