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The weird world of fascism in 1950s Iran. This story's got Hitler lookalikes, CIA money, black-shirted goons and a bizarre underworld of Persian businessmen looking to revive the Third Reich. Buckle up! A thread


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Very Interesting.....Hitler considered Iran as an ARYAN nation and as such the Iranian ambassador in Berlin was granted special privileges. German's in Iran were also considered in high regards .
 

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Venezuela arrests US spy near oil refinery, presumably the one Iran is helping to repair.

After the regime in Washington enacted sanctions on Venezuelan refineries thus cutting them off from required spare parts, Iran generously stepped in and is now assisting Venezuela in bringing these refineries online again.

The arrest of the US spy raises suspicions that the US regime is seeking to conduct covert sabotage operations against the installations.

This is all done to increase the pressure on ordinary Venezuelan citizens and to punish them for not having elected zio-American puppet Guaido into office. Once again the true nature of the criminal US regime is being exposed in broad daylight.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/20...venezuelan-oil-refining-complex-claims-maduro

US 'spy' captured near Venezuelan oil refining complex, claims Maduro

US marine who had served in Iraq was caught with specialised weapons and a large amount of cash, says president
President Nicolás Maduro announced the capture of a ‘US spy’ and new measures to tackle fuel shortages.

President Nicolás Maduro announced the capture of a ‘US spy’ and new measures to tackle fuel shortages. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Reuters
Sat 12 Sep 2020 02.38 BST

Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has claimed that a “US spy” was captured while spying on the largest refining complex in the country, which is going through a severe fuel shortage crisis.
In a live broadcast on state television on Friday, Maduro said the man was arrested on Thursday in the north-west state of Falcon where he was spying on the Amuay and Cardon oil refineries.
They captured “a marine, who was serving as a marine on CIA bases in Iraq”, Maduro said. “He was captured with specialized weapons, he was captured with large amounts of cash, large amounts of dollars and other items.”
Maduro did not give further details, but said the detainee was giving a statement in custody.
Neither the US state department nor the White House immediately responded to requests for comment.
Amuay and Cardon make up the Paraguana refining centre, which has a nominal processing capacity of 971,000 barrels per day. Both have experienced multiple outages in recent years that the opposition blames on mismanagement and lack of maintenance.
Word of the alleged US spy came after a Venezuelan court last month sentenced two former US Green Berets to 20 years in prison for their role in a failed incursion in May.
Separately during Friday’s broadcast, Maduro said that in recent days security forces had also foiled a plot to cause an explosion at another oil refinery, El Palito in Carabobo state. He did not elaborate.
Hit by American sanctions that have exacerbated acute fuel shortages, the government on Friday announced a new fuel distribution initiative and said it was planning new refining projects, without providing further details.
 
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i do not know what u call them but we call them terrorists

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Results of human trials of Iran COVID-19 vaccine clear by November

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:36 [ Last Update: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 16:18 ]

Tehran (IP) - The results of the human trials phase of the Iranian COVID-19 vaccine will be clear in November, according to an Iranian health official.

Iran Press/Iran News: Answering the question of Iran Press on the details of the Iranian COVID-19 vaccine, Alireza Zali, the head of the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the coronavirus in Tehran said: "Three centers in Iran are working on vaccines. Animal trials of the Iranian vaccine have been carried out successfully, and we will probably see the results of the human testing phase in November."

However, due to the re-infection of some people, he said there are doubts regarding the effectiveness of vaccines produced in the world.

"Meanwhile, one of the top European companies in the field of vaccine production recently said that the coronavirus vaccine can provide safety for only 73 days," said Zali at a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday.

The Iranian official went on to say that 354 patients in Tehran became definitively re-infected after recovering from COVID-19 and the antibody levels of their blood being increased, and this may call into question the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine.

Regarding the restrictions on coronavirus in the Iranian capital, Zali said that many restrictions will stay in place until autumn, adding: "We are trying to prevent an increase in the spread of the disease by holding schools and universities electronically in the autumn."

Pointing to the favorable situation of COVID-19 management in Tehran, he said: "At the beginning of the outbreak of the disease, the rate of the observance of health protocols in the capital was 65%, but unfortunately with the end of the first wave of the disease, this number declined to 9%. But currently, the rate of observance of protocols in Tehran is 73%."

Regarding the buying of the Russian vaccine, Zali said that after the approval of international organizations such as the World Health Organization, Iran will take action to buy this vaccine.

Iran, self-sufficient in producing COVID-19 drugs, masks.

"We have no problem in producing drugs and we produce two drugs, Favipiravir and Remdesivir, and next week the mass production of these two drugs will begin and we are self-sufficient in producing masks," the head of the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the Coronavirus in Tehran concluded.
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UAE gets American drones as China ramps up sales

In only a few years, China has been able to research, produce and refine its armed unmanned aerial vehicles.

by Alex Gatopoulos

The White House's recent decision to allow the sale of advanced weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates highlights the deliberate shift in US policy towards the UAE after it signed "normalisation" accords with Israel.

Why would the UAE want American drones as it already has dozens of Chinese armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in its inventory? And why has the United States now agreed to these sales, overcoming its traditional reticence to sell sophisticated weapons to other countries?

Chinese armed drones have made a significant effect on the battlefields across the Middle East and North Africa. They have been used to assassinate Houthi rebel leaders in Yemen, kill ISIL-affiliated fighters in the Sinai, and for a time help Khalifa Haftar dominate the battlespace in Libya. While the US has traditionally refused to sell its latest advanced weapons systems, China is not bound by such constraints and has had no problem exporting its drones right across the Middle East and Africa.

Factories under licence to build Chinese armed drones have been set up in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Myanmar. Exports of Chinese drones are so extensive the sales have made China the second-largest arms exporter in the world.

Why are Chinese drones so popular and why has the US held back till now from selling its own combat UAVs?

China steps up

In only a few years, China has been able to research, produce and refine its armed drones, complicated pieces of military hardware, enough to help tip the balance of military power in a conflict.

Two main types of combat drone have been put up for export, both having achieved significant operational success. The first is the Cai Hong "Rainbow" series, made by the Chinese Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the most popular version being the CH-4 which has been sold to Egypt, Iraq and Jordan. Earlier versions have seen action in Nigeria as the government battles Boko Haram in the north of the country.

The other main contender is the Wing Loong series of combat drones. Made by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG), they for a time dominated the battlefields of Libya as they have successfully operated out of airbases in the east of the country, giving Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) a significant advantage over the embattled Government of National Accord (GNA).

Both types of drones have several desirable features in common. They have significant range, far greater than other combat drones such as Turkey's Bayraktar TB2, giving them an enhanced strike capability. They can operate from high up making them more survivable than their competitors and they can carry more bombs and missiles meaning they can pack a heavy punch should they need to. Last but not least they are significantly cheaper. A CH-4 Chinese combat drone at $4m is a quarter of the price of a US-made Reaper MQ-9, which goes for $16m.

So why do countries still seek American weapons systems and why is the US reversing its traditional stance of not selling advanced weapons systems to anyone other than close allies?

US reticence

While Chinese drones have been successful, they have a far from the perfect operational record. There have been significant issues with their satellite command and control. While they fly fairly high, it is still not high enough that they are invulnerable from ground fire, resulting in several combat drones being shot down. Despite being relatively cheap, they still cost several million dollars and procurement of replacements takes time. This can result in reverses on the battlefield for the forces they are backing.

The MQ-9 Reaper is combat-proven with an excellent operational record, albeit over non-contested skies. The drones can literally be flown from halfway round the world and the Reaper is the world's first dedicated Hunter-killer drone, able to carry larger, heavier precision-guided bombs as well as missiles.

The US has been reticent to sell these premier combat drone systems fearing they will either be misused or the technology would fall into the hands of its rivals, such as China, which has been accused of industrial espionage in helping it advance its high-tech military programmes.

To the US's regional allies, this hesitance to share weapons and technology has seemed hypocritical as it was the US that conducted an extensive assassination programme over Pakistan, with few ethical qualms hindering the campaign.

China has no such problems in selling its technology and has seen its influence grow across the Middle East as a result. Chinese armed drones need Chinese advisers to train foreign personnel and orders for Chinese bombs and missiles are needed as they get used in conflicts and need replacing. It is far easier for new Chinese systems to be integrated into armed forces that already use them. It is this kind of influence that has the US worried.

China has been astute in tying exports of military technology to countries that are an integral part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the sprawling network of ports, highways and rail lines that serve as arteries for the vast amount of vital resources China needs to maintain and guarantee its industrial output in the near future.
Under President Xi Jinping, China has been more than willing to nurture long-term defence cooperation with its partners along the BRI. A recent report (PDF) published by the London School of Economics foreign policy think-tank directly links sales of Chinese armed drones to countries who are part of the initiative such as the UAE.

The US did allow the export version of its Predator UAV, which is unarmed, to be exported to the UAE. This did not satisfy Abu Dhabi which long wanted the Reaper as part of its arsenal. The UAE felt they have been fighting the enemies of the US and should therefore have access to those advanced systems. It turned instead to China, which was more than happy to help.

The recent American turnaround, facilitated by the signing of the "normalisation accords" with Israel earlier this month, has seen significant arms deals being pushed through Congress to the UAE. Sales of F-35 stealth fighters and of the much sought-after Reapers have been allowed to go through, despite initial Israeli protests that they would lose their qualitative military edge in the region.

While the F-35 sales would give the UAE a significant boost to its capabilities, the Reaper less so. The US is already looking for a replacement for the system that has been operational since 2007. Useful for counterinsurgent warfare in uncontested skies, the US is moving away from the counterinsurgency operations that largely defined its military posture for more than 10 years, the focus now being on industrial warfare with a near-peer rival like China.

Combat drones will now need to be more survivable, better armed, fly faster and higher, with a much more enhanced layer of autonomy. They will need to start "thinking for themselves". This is already possible in high-end reconnaissance UAVs such as Global Hawk which, once given orders, can fly its mission without human guidance, should it be needed.

Drones will also need to be cheap, networked and able to fly in swarms, overwhelming their enemies despite several being shot down. It is this kind of technology that the US and China are working on. If China develops these models, given its current way of doing business, it will not be long before they are being sold to China's emerging network of allies.

Now the UAE is being sold Reaper UAVs, it is only a matter of time before they are flying combat missions over the skies of Libya and Yemen, in the latest battle for influence between the US and China over the Middle East and Africa.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera
 

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The Houthi's are now targeting the south of the Saudi kingdom in an attempt to ramp up pressure against the Saudi coalition. In recent days there have been raids, missile strikes and now this. Notice how the Saudi's claim that several "civilians" were injured. The Saudi's very rarely admit to military casualties or loss of military assets.

 

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