The situation in the Middle East is rapidly deteriorating. Risk of military conflict is rising, and it’s not just Iran, Iraq, and Syria but also Russia & Turkey…
First, from Marine Corps Times:
A detachment of 100 Marines are reinforcing the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, after Iraq protesters supportive of an Iran-backed Shiite militia attempted to storm the compound, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.
All U.S. personnel are secure and there are no plans to evacuate the embassy, the State Department told Military Times in a Tuesday email.
The State Department added that the U.S. ambassador for Iraq, Matt Tueller, is returning to the embassy from previously scheduled personnel travel.
The Marines were requested by the U.S. State Department and their deployment was approved by Iraqi Security Forces, Central Command spokesman Mike Lawhorn told Military Times in an email Tuesday. Two Apache attack helicopters are providing over watch.
It is unclear right now where the Marines came from, but the helicopters came from Taji, Iraq, Lawhorn said.
The situation in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, and it’s now after 10:00 p.m. Baghdad time (at 2:00 p.m. EST).
Why is that important?
Because bad things happen at night, in the cover of darkness, and nearly the entire world is otherwise distracted with ringing in the new year tonight.
To those many millions of people in Iraq who want freedom and who don’t want to be dominated and controlled by Iran, this is your time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
VIDEO: AH-64 Apaches protect @USEmbBaghdad. 🚁“We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”~@EsperDoD 🇺🇸🇮🇶 pic.twitter.com/amABHBAOcL
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) December 31, 2019
From April 5th, 2019,
in an interview with Silver Fortune…
…about possible black swans.
How will America respond to a “Black Hawk Down” situation in 2019?
Let’s hope we do not find out.
Situation in Middle East?
— SilverDoctors.com (@SilverDoctors) December 31, 2019
END OF UPDATE 1
If you need a primer on the latest developments in the Middle East, or if you need to get up-to-speed because the developments are happening so fast, then check-out the bottom of this article. We’ve been sounding the alarm on this since last Friday.
(Silver Doctors Editors) It sure looks like war is breaking-out in the Middle East.
Here’s a look at the morning homepage at Fox News
The situation is rapidly deteriorating.
Here’s CNN’s homepage on Tuesday morning:
The MSM is beating the war drums hard today.
Notice the common theme: Iran, Iran, Iran.
Regardless, the situation is getting quite messy, and we’re talking about Iran, Iraq, Syria, and, recall from last week, we’re also talking about Turkey and Russia.
Are we on the brink of full scale war in the Middle East?
Some random Tweets about the latest “protests” that may or may not be of interest, and may or may not be accurate:
Protestors are currently breaking into the #US Embassy in #Baghdad, #Iraq. Kata’ib #Hezbollah supporters have managed to break through the first security gate (photo via @thestevennabil) flags can be seen. pic.twitter.com/mIpTn70wF9
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) December 31, 2019
— Sinan Salaheddin Mahmoud (@sinansm) December 31, 2019
— nonouzi (@Gerrrty) December 31, 2019
Finally, Trump’s Tweet from this morning:
Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
We’ve been warning about this since last Friday morning, including saying there could be military strikes against Syria, which there were, and there were also strikes in Iraq, which we were not suspecting at the time.
Here’s when we were sounding the alarm for the weekend strikes, started at the correct timestamp, for your convenience:
I want to end this week’s wrap with something that has been bothering me.
Yesterday, President Trump Tweeted this:
Russia, Syria, and Iran are killing, or on their way to killing, thousands of innocent civilians in Idlib Province. Don’t do it! Turkey is working hard to stop this carnage.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2019
That Tweet got little attention in the mainstream media, and it also got very little attention in the “alternative” media, but the significance of that Tweet cannot be understated.
Well, remember that it was in April of 2018 when President Trump launched a missile strike against Syria:
Notice, from right there on WhiteHouse.gov, the very same words of “innocent civilians”, but with President Trump’s Tweet from yesterday, December 26th, 2019, the President wasn’t talking about dozens, for he was talking about thousands.
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you don’t get it man, President Donald J. Trump, the best President ever, not just in the history of the United States, but in the history of the entire world, and also in the history of worlds yet to be discovered, only Tweeted that yesterday to appease the warmongering Deep State!”.
4-D chess, huh?
Just like launching all of those missiles in the Spring of 2018 was also 4-D chess to appease the Deep State?
Well, either it’s 4-D chess, or President Trump is A Deep State Globalist in Patriot’s Clothing, and he just signaled the commencement of a major geo-political event in the Middle East, or, at the very least, some sort of contingency plan for one.
Remember: Deep Sate and Deep State Globalists like to announce what they’re going to do ahead of time, and they like to switch it up a bit with various way of making their plans known, and if something is about to go down in the Middle East, yesterday’s signaling was especially interesting because it first began with typos:
That Trump Tweet was deleted, and about an hour later, we saw the Trump Tweet with the spelling and typos corrected.
Interestingly, the timing is near perfect, with everybody celebrating and toasting away the decade of (artificial) gains!
What is the bottom line as we find ourselves here on this beautiful last Friday of the last year of the decade?
And finally, we discussed the weekend developments on yesterday’s (December 30th) Silver Doctors Live (the first topic of discussion we started the show with):