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On the risk of nuclear war in the Middle East,

From https://www.globalresearch.ca/washington-continues-war-buildup-against-iran/5700928;
Arkin cites previously classified information that in 2016, before Trump’s inauguration, the US military carried out an exercise dubbed “Global Thunder 17” that simulated a US nuclear response against Iran in retaliation for the sinking of an American aircraft carrier and the use of chemical weapons against US troops. He cites a government contractor who helped write the war scenario as saying that it was chosen because it “allowed the greatest integration of nuclear weapons, conventional military, missile defense, cyber, and space into what nuclear strategists call ‘21st Century deterrence.’”

Since those war games, Arkin writes, the Pentagon “has deployed a new nuclear weapon which increases the prospects for nuclear war. The new nuclear weapon, called the W76–2, is a ‘low yield’ missile warhead intended for exactly the type of Iran scenario that played out in the last days of the Obama administration.”

These weapons, deliverable by Trident II missiles fired from submarines, are considered a more “credible deterrent” because they are more “usable” than larger warheads.

https://community.defconwarningsystem.com/threads/united-arab-emirates-is-set-to-bring-the-first-of-four-nuclear-reactors.13807/;
This week, the world learned that after years of delays, the United Arab Emirates is set to bring the first of four nuclear reactors in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi online by the end of March.

A recent report by Paul Dorfman, chair of the non-profit Nuclear Consulting Group, titled Gulf Nuclear Ambition: New Reactors in the United Arab Emirates, highlights myriad risks inherent in Barakah's design.

Among the most prominent reds flags is the firm that won the contract to build Barakah - Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), which clinched the deal with a bid that was "spectacularly low, about 30% lower than the next cheapest bid," the report says.

That bargain-basement price was made possible, the report notes, thanks to a lack of "key improved safety design features" normally expected on new European reactors but missing from those built by KEPCO.

Such features include a so-called "core catcher" to prevent the nuclear reactor core from breaching the containment building in the event of a meltdown and other defences to guard against a significant radiation release in the event of an accident or deliberate attack on the facility.

Further compounding these omissions, says the report, is "the discovery of cracking in all 4 reactor containment buildings" and the installation of faulty valves - all of which cast doubt over the UAE's ability to provide "adequate nuclear regulation

https://www.voltairenet.org/article208813.html
DJ-The war in Libya is-just like the other regional wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen-caused by western/NATO intervention to keeo control over oil.

In Libya Turkish backed fighters/IS are facing Egyptian and Russian troops. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Dabaa_Nuclear_Power_Plant

Yemen fighters already tried to damage the UAE nuclear plants (they were under construction at that time in 2019). The Egyptian plants will open in 2026.

https://southfront.org/in-video-russian-reinforcements-pass-through-u-s-checkpoint-in-northeast-syria/

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-january-15-17-2020-offensive-operations-in-southern-idlib-resumed/
DJ-In the Syria war already Russia, US, Israel, Iran, Turkey, (Jordan, Saudi Arabia, China) are involved. With also fighters from Lebanon, Afghanistan and under the "rebels" a.o. Chinese Uyghurs.

The US-under Trump-is moving ever closer to Netanyahu-Israel in its anti-Iran strategy. (Again) Russia wants to move south-via Iran-to the Indian Ocean, China wants to move west to the EU/Africa-both want influence in Iran.

The risk of further escalation (with the EU giving in to US blackmail) grows when there is no "neutral party" to arange talks.

Egypt was fighting (KSA etc financed) IS groups in (a.o.) the Sinaï. Now is facing a war in Libya.

Mali, Niger are in between Libya and Nigeria (with "boko haram" as part of the Saudi IS group).

The US has been transporting IS fighters from Libya to Syria, Afghanistan. Also intending to use these "fighters" against Russia-Iran-China. (Afghanistan is in the middle of thes countries).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation#Membership Turkey, Iran (a.o.) are future SCO-members. Russia is selling weapons now all around the Middle East (including KSA).

The conflicts in the Middle East are "East-West-conflicts" and are still escalating. The US idea of reinforcing troops in Iraq is asking for more problems/further escalation.

The US may move to a conflict with most of the Arab world. The US as largest oil-producer in the world did change its position in the Middle East.
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DJ-Incidents like this can get out of control;

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-forces-block-russian-military-convoy-from-passing-checkpoint-in-syria/ and more info from
https://southfront.org/u-s-forces-block-russian-patrol-in-northeast-syria-videos/;

On January 18, U.S. forces blocked a convoy of the Russian Military Police in the northeastern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah.

The Hawar News Agency (ANHA) said that Russian forces were conducting a “routine patrol” near the city of Rmelan when they were intercepted by a U.S. unit that blocked the road with at least two armored vehicles.

“Russian patrols usually take dirt roads in the area north of the district of Karakiye [Rmelan] along the Turkish border, but because of the rain and the closure of dirt roads, the Russian patrol was forced to take the main road between Karaky and Dirk, However, an American patrol intercepted its path and prevented it from moving on, which halted the traffic on the public road,” the ANHA’s reporter said, explaining the causes of the incident.

Officials of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) allegedly intervened to prevent any tension and de-escalated the situation. The Russian patrol returned to the city of Qamishli, while U.S. forces reopened the road.

Poor coordination between the two sides was apparently behind the incident. A day earlier, a Russian convoy passed through a U.S. checkpoint in northern al-Hasakah without any problems.

Russia and the U.S. maintain a communication channel to prevent any contact between their forces in Syria. However, the coordination between the two side remains very limited as for now, mainly due to political reasons.

DJ-For India the Iran-link to Europe is as important as it is for China.
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-exposes-americas-existential-battle-stop-eurasian-integration;

What’s on the horizon is, in fact, a sub-sect of Belt & Road in Southwest Asia. Iran is a key node of Belt & Road; China will be heavily involved in the rebuilding of Syria; and Beijing-Baghdad signed multiple deals and set up an Iraqi-Chinese Reconstruction Fund (income from 300,000 barrels of oil a day in exchange for Chinese credit for Chinese companies rebuilding Iraqi infrastructure).

A quick look at the map reveals the “secret” of the US refusing to pack up and leave Iraq, as demanded by the Iraqi Parliament and Prime Minister: to prevent the emergence of this corridor by any means necessary. Especially when we see that all the roads that China is building across Central Asia – I navigated many of them in November and December – ultimately link China with Iran.
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As much as Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea is an essential node of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and part of China’s multi-pronged “escape from Malacca” strategy, India also courted Iran to match Gwadar via the port of Chabahar in the Gulf of Oman.

So as much as Beijing wants to connect the Arabian Sea with Xinjiang, via the economic corridor, India wants to connect with Afghanistan and Central Asia via Iran.

Yet India’s investments in Chabahar may come to nothing, with New Delhi still mulling whether to become an active part of the US “Indo-Pacific” strategy, which would imply dropping Tehran.
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Imperial policymakers won’t bother to understand how and why Belt & Road is setting a new global paradigm. The NATO summit in London last month offered a few pointers. NATO uncritically adopted three US priorities: even more aggressive policy towards Russia; containment of China (including military surveillance); and militarization of space – a spin-off from the 2002 Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine.

So NATO will be drawn into the “Indo-Pacific” strategy – which means containment of China. And as NATO is the EU’s weaponized arm, that implies the US interfering on how Europe does business with China – at every level.
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For the US, this is indeed an existential battle – against the whole Eurasia integration process, the New Silk Roads, the Russia-China strategic partnership, those Russian hypersonic weapons mixed with supple diplomacy, the profound disgust and revolt against US policies all across the Global South, the nearly inevitable collapse of the US dollar. What’s certain is that the Empire won’t go quietly into the night. We should all be ready for the battle of the ages.

DJ-Europe tries to find its own way,
https://www.voltairenet.org/article208739.html

The new European Commission has clearly stated its project in the era of US withdrawal: to restore Western Europe’s dominance over the rest of the world from the 16th to the 19th century. To achieve this, it is adopting a trumped-up ideology that uses the vocabulary of its philosophers in the wrong way. This posture would be laughable if it could not lead to war.
(DJ-As always the EU is divided. Maybe a bit less after the Brexit. One reason why the EU does what the US tells us is that at least there EU politicians do not have to find answers.

From the article :The fight against the human cause of global warming is first and foremost a policy aimed at regenerating the automotive industry at the end of the cycle: switching from petrol engines to electric motors.
DJ-The EU gave up on the Iran deal if the US would not put tarifs on EU cars.

Just as in most western countries politics in the EU have become "un-linked" from the population they claim to represent. This "gap" in the West may cause a collapse of the state from inside out.)

https://www.rt.com/news/478610-russia-fight-history-distortion-putin/;Moscow is to create the most extensive collection of WWII documents, open to all persons anywhere, to once and for all “shut the filthy mouth” of those seeking to rewrite history for short-term gains, the Russian president said.
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Some internet rumours;

https://medium.com/@rainershea612/americas-internet-is-being-closed-off-in-preparation-for-a-total-war-scenario-1089fb2814b5

https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/01/lavrov-at-least-6-us-f-35s-detected-on-irans-borders-at-the-time-of-ukrainian-plane-crash/

https://www.veteranstodaynetwork.com/2020/01/18/lunatic-pompeo-threatens-putin-with-drone-assassination/?fbclid=IwAR0mRfXYJ63RDYix7RIxSnX4oad57UponiWkMVGkz9nEMTxZMLh_SfCdTC4
The US Secretary of State made an unexpected statement, from which it follows that Washington is ready to “attack Russia” in the same way as it did with Iran when it “liquidated” General Kassem Suleimani.

“The destruction of Suleymani is an example of a new US strategy aimed at deterring its opponents. This applies equally to Iran, China, and Russia,” Reuters quoted Pompeo as saying.

“The states are now realizing the possibilities of the strongest position that we have ever had with regard to Iran. We are just holding it back for now. But in order to truly protect freedom, it is important to restrain all enemies. That’s the whole point of President Trump’s work. That’s why he is trying so hard to make our army the strongest it has ever been, “says the US Secretary-General.

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/01/the-murder-of-qassem-soleimani-will-deter-no-one.html

Russia and China already had not doubt that the U.S. is immoral and willing to commit war crimes. And while 'western' media avoid that characterization for the assassination of Soleimani there is no doubt that it was one.

In a letter to the New York Times the now 100 years old chief prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials, Benjamin B. Ferencz, warned of the larger effects of such deeds when he writes:

The administration recently announced that, on orders of the president, the United States had “taken out” (which really means “murdered”) an important military leader of a country with which we were not at war. As a Harvard Law School graduate who has written extensively on the subject, I view such immoral action as a clear violation of national and international law.
The public is entitled to know the truth. The United Nations Charter, the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice in The Hague are all being bypassed. In this cyberspace world, young people everywhere are in mortal danger unless we change the hearts and minds of those who seem to prefer war to law.

The killing of a Soleimani will also only have a short term effect when it comes to general deterrence. It was a onetime shot to which others will react. Groups and people who work against 'U.S. interests' will now do so less publicly. Countries will seek asymmetric advantages to prevent such U.S. action against themselves. By committing the crime the U.S. and Trump made the global situation for themselves more complicate.

https://www.sott.net/article/427303-Was-Iranian-Missile-Operator-Tricked-Into-Shooting-Down-The-Ukrainian-Airlines-Plane-Over-Tehran?fbclid=IwAR1d8efpCoJ7sZY_gskXrgxjnQola9gb4j_DyJyrYZz3IpXaYQ_VrPIlEEI
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https://www.debka.com/russian-sources-moscow-gave-iran-the-high-precision-tech-for-missiles-that-struck-us-bases-in-iraq/;

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the accuracy of impact amazed US and Israel intelligence, which had not been aware of this Iranian capacity. Its significance is such that – whether provided by Russia or self-made – Iran’s short- and medium-range missiles can reach any point in the Middle East that is unprotected by effective anti-missile systems within a 700km radius.

Still defending Russia’s (DJ-???) downing of the Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 people aboard, hours after the Iranian attacks on US bases in Iraq, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed there were “at least six F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area at the time” when Iranian forces “were braced for some kind of US military retaliation.” Lavrov did not say whether the planes belonged to the US air force or Israel.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-forces-tense-showdown-russian-convoy-blocked-syrian-highway;

Though not precisely clear which convoy was the aggressor side from the video — or which caused the blockage — needless to say it was a tense and potentially explosive encounter given Moscow sees US presence in Syria as illegal and as an act of military aggression, while Washington in turn sees Russian troops as enemies bolstering Assad and Iran in the Middle East.

Other regional outlets, for example in Turkish media, also blamed the US side for maneuvering to block the Russian troops' advance. Anadolu reports the Russian patrol was blocked from going near a key oil field in the area:

According to information Anadolu Agency obtained from reliable local sources, U.S. soldiers blocked a Russian military patrol en route to the oil field.

Tension occurred between the two groups, when U.S. soldiers asked Russian soldiers to return to the Amuda district in the northwest of Hasakah.
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Meanwhile, Russia-based military analyst Mark Sleboda pointed out just how many things could have gone wrong in the tense encounter.

"Imagine how close this was to an international incident between nuclear armed great powers involving uniformed soldiers coming home in body bags," he commented on Twitter.

https://www.debka.com/mivzak/massive-security-for-47-world-leaders-coming-for-auschwitz-memorial-in-jerusalem/;
The guest list includes US Vice President Mike Pence, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zolenskyy, Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Britain’s Prince Charles, the Kings of Spain, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as prime ministers and other leaders from Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Bosnia, Iceland, Armenia, Australia and, Canada.

https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/01/security-expert-us-relocating-isis-terrorists-to-iraq-in-an-attempt-to-nullify-iraqi-parliaments-pull-out-decision/;

“The US Army troops are preparing and training the ISIS militants in al-Qadaf and Wadi al-Houran regions of Al-Anbar province with the aim of carrying out terrorist attacks and restarting insecurity in Iraq,” al-Ma’aloumeh quoted Kazim al-Haaj, an Iraqi security expert, as saying.

DJ-The cooperation of US and (Gulf States sponsored) IS to provide an excuse "to fight terror" most likely will be stopped by Russia and Iran-since they are the most likely to have to fight IS in their borders.
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Some good background info on the US wars;
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52868.htm

(DJ-Tulsi Gabbard is a sign of hope-some form of democracy may win, survive)

https://sputniknews.com/business/202001161078000377-world-economy-would-collapse-if-city-of-london-stopped-laundering-money-says-hsbc-whistleblower/?fbclid=IwAR134aqaaDh8BXQdS4ac0dJIBsaphOD3_jZ4Lk6qcA07nbW606ovgj_qELo

https://www.globalresearch.ca/truth-trump-economy/5701074

(DJ-The idea that privatazation is in the public interest is one of the biggest lies of the 20th century. Competition will not bring down the price of a product enough to compensate for profit, high wages for a few, advertising)
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/business/boeing-737-accidents.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’

After a Boeing 737 crashed near Amsterdam more than a decade ago, the Dutch investigators focused blame on the pilots for failing to react properly when an automated system malfunctioned and caused the plane to plummet into a field, killing nine people.

The fault was hardly the crew’s alone, however. Decisions by Boeing, including risky design choices and faulty safety assessments, also contributed to the accident on the Turkish Airlines flight. But the Dutch Safety Board either excluded or played down criticisms of the manufacturer in its final report after pushback from a team of Americans that included Boeing and federal safety officials, documents and interviews show.

The crash, in February 2009, involved a predecessor to Boeing’s 737 Max, the plane that was grounded last year after accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people and hurled the company into the worst crisis in its history.
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Dr. Dekker’s study accused Boeing of trying to deflect attention from its own “design shortcomings” and other mistakes with “hardly credible” statements that admonished pilots to be more vigilant, according to a copy reviewed by The Times.

The study was never made public. The Dutch board backed away from plans to publish it, according to Dr. Dekker and another person with knowledge of its handling. A spokeswoman for the Dutch board said it was not common to publish expert studies and the decision on Dr. Dekker’s was made solely by the board.

At the same time, the Dutch board deleted or amended findings in its own accident report about issues with the plane when the same American team weighed in. The board also inserted statements, some nearly verbatim and without attribution, written by the Americans, who said that certain pilot errors had not been “properly emphasized.”

The muted criticism of Boeing after the 2009 accident fits within a broader pattern, brought to light since the Max tragedies, of the company benefiting from a light-touch approach by safety officials.

DJ-Dutch government giving in to US demands-what does that say of the MH-17 case ?

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/01/iran-counters-eu-threat-of-snapback-sanctions.html

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. He has threatened the EU-3 poodles in Germany, Britain and France with a 25% tariff on their car exports to the U.S. unless they end their role in the JCPOA deal.

In their usual gutlessness the Europeans gave in to the blackmail. They triggered the Dispute Resolution Mechanism of the deal. The mechanism foresees two 15 day periods of negotiations and a five day decision period after which any of the involved countries can escalate the issues to the UN Security Council. The reference to the UNSC would then lead to an automatic reactivation or "snapback" of those UN sanction against Iran that existed before the nuclear deal was signed.

Iran is now countering the European move. Its Foreign Minister Javad Zarif announced that Iran may leave the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if any of the European countries escalates the issue to the UNSC.
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Leaving the IAEA and ending its inspection role in Iran would then become a separate step the country could still take.

Trump would probably like it if Iran would end its NPT commitments. It would be used to allege that Iran was doing so to build nuclear weapons even if that were not the case.

If Iran were to leave the NPT it would no longer have any obligation to not build a nuclear weapon. But that does not mean at all that it would start to make nuclear bombs. Iran's Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa, a binding religious verdict, that prohibits the production or use of any weapon of mass destruction by Iran:

Khamenei.ir @khamenei_ir - 12:49 · Feb 26, 2015
'We consider the use of WMDs as Haraam.'
Ayatollah Khamenei's fatwa on 4/17/2010
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Foreign Minister Javad Zarif had a personal invitation to speak at the the World Economic Forum in Davos. But when Trump announced that he would come to Davos the planned event with Zarif was modified in a way that led to his cancellation of the event:

Zarif had been scheduled to attend the gathering after receiving a personal invitation, his ministry said.
"They changed the original program they had for him, the program that had been agreed upon, and came up with something else," said spokesman Abbas Mousavi.

"Either way, this trip unfortunately will not happen," he told a news conference in Tehran.
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In a tweet published later on Monday, Mousavi suggested that the change in program by the organizers of the Davos forum was “perhaps geared to have only one outcome,” and called Zarif’s absence a “missed opportunity for dialogue.”

It is likely that Trump demanded the WEF to take that step.

In another petty measure the Asian Football Confederation stripped Iranian football teams of their right to host their own international matches:

The Asian Football Confederation has reportedly banned Iran from hosting international matches based on safety fears over the current tensions in the region. Iranian club sides have responded by planning to withdraw from the AFC Asian Champions League. The clubs have said Iran is “safe”, while Iranian media and fans have claimed that politics, rather than security, is behind the AFC’s decision.
Iran are one of the top nations in the Asian Champions League, and have some of the best supported clubs in Asia. Iranian clubs had a poor campaign last year, but the year before that, Persepolis reached the final of the competition. They, along with Esteghlal, Sepahan and Shahr Khodro, will withdraw from the competition should the AFC’s fixture ban not be reversed.

Iran suspects that Saudi Arabia pushed the ACL to take that step.
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There is no chance at all that Iran will ever give up its 'indelible right' to nuclear enrichment or the missile program on which its strategic security is based. These unfulfillable demands the Trump administration makes are not designed to reach an agreement but to lead to a deeper conflict.

DJ-Iran is to big a deal for Russia, China-in some ways India, Turkey to "give up". With his sabotage-tactics Trump may destroy-at the end-even the UN. He does not win anything by doing so-other than hate and disgust.

https://www.rt.com/news/478754-opcw-whistleblower-un-douma/
DJ-Another organization manipulated by the US to lie and cheat.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-unknown-rockets-target-area-near-us-embassy-in-baghdad/

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/iraq-sends-officials-to-russia-china-discuss-buying-air-defense-systems/

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-forces-block-syrian-russian-troops-from-access-to-key-highway-photos/
(DJ-US troops illegally in Syria blocking Syrian army....)

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/watch-russian-air-defenses-take-down-enemy-aircraft-in-northwest-syria/

DJ-Pompeo is believed to have claimed the US has a right to kill Erdogan, Russian, Chinese generals just like the US had a right to kill Iranian generals.

The US attitude is a danger for global peace and is getting unacceptable.
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https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-forces-block-2-russian-military-convoys-in-northeastern-syria-as-tensions-increase/;

The U.S. Armed Forces have become more aggressive in northeastern Syria, as they once again blocked two Russian military convoys from bypassing their checkpoints.

According to reports, the first Russian convoy was blocked by the U.S. forces at the Tal Baydar Junction, which is located in northern Al-Hasakah, close to the city of Al-Qamishli, the Rojava Network reported.

The second Russian convoy was blocked by the U.S. Armed Forces near the border-city of Al-Malikiyah; this is the same area where the American troops blocked the Russians last week.

Since the start of the new year, the U.S. Armed Forces have become increasingly hostile towards the Russian and Syrian armies in northeastern Syria; they have blocked the International Highway (M-4) and forced the later forces to reroute to get their destinations.

While the reason for the U.S. troops blocking the Russian and Syrian armies has not been stated, it could have to do with the latter’s attempts to obstruct the American forces from the areas of the highway under their control.

DJ-This can get out of control. "One party could send proxies to deal with the other party", Electronic warfare shutting down communications etc.

The US is in Syria and Iraq to form a (western) front against Iran-that strategy is a disaster.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-fighters-abandon-libyan-war-flee-towards-italy-report/
(DJ-Turkey now sending refugees they do not want to the EU via Libya ?)

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/netanyahu-compares-iran-to-nazis-vows-israel-will-never-be-defenseless-in-face-of-enemies/
DJ-Just like Trump Netanyahu is facing legal problems. This week Israel will host a lot of global leaders in memory of the (Russian) liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago. Netanyahu may try to use that event to unite "the world" against Iran.
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