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iranIran Cruise Missiles and Ballistic Missiles

Iran has developed some cruise missiles that are based upon the Soviet era KH-55 cruise missile. Russia and the United States both have GPS jamming and spoofing capabilities. Russia would not actually fight with Iran but will provide various military …

air forcePerspective on World War 3 and the Draft

Kids in Grade 6 are freaking out about the potential for World War 3. Kids in Grade 9 are freaking out about a possible draft. I was told by my kids that these issues were raised by other kids in …

iranUSA Seems to Have Upgraded Assassination Technologies

The USA has had drone and airstrike capabilities for over two decades but the quality of recent US assassinations suggests improved long-term target tracking. This is likely due to a combination of AI, big data and improved imaging and regular …

dronesSaudi Arabia Refinery Repairs Could Take Months

The Wall Street Journal reports that Saudi Oil Refineries could take months to repair according to foreign contractors working with the Saudi state giant. Saudi Arabia state oil company Aramco had initially said repairs would take a few days. This …

dronesOil Prices Up 19% At the Open and USA is Ready to Hit Saudi Attackers

Oil prices hit their highest in four months after Houthi drone attacks damaged Saudia Arabia oil refineries. At the start of trading, Brent crude jumped 19% to $71.95 a barrel, while the other major benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, rose 15% …

energyOne Thousand US Troops Sent to Middle East in Response to Iran’s Attack on Oil Tankers

One thousand U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East in response to last week’s attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US accused Tehran of being responsible for an explosion that set two oil tankers …

cubaCuba, Venezuela and Iran Oil Problems Under US Sanctions

Iran dropped 154,000 bpd to 2.554 million bpd in April. Iraq dropped 113,000 bpd to 4.63 million bpd. Saudi Arabia had 45,000 bpd less oil in April at 9.742 million bpd. Venezuela had a slight increase of 28,000 bpd to …

chinaThe Possible Meaning and Impacts of Huawei Global CFO Arrest in Canada

Huawei’s global chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, has been arrested in Vancouver and is being sought for extradition by the US government. The reason was because Huawei violated US sanctions against Iran. Hong Kong fell about 2.5% and Tokyo stocks …

franceFrance freezes Iranian assets over foiled bombing attempt

France said on Tuesday there was no doubt Iran’s intelligence ministry was behind a June plot to attack an exiled opposition group’s rally outside Paris and it seized assets belonging to Tehran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals. The hardening …