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DJ-A mortar was fired near the Bagdad "green zone" possibly damaging an aircraft museum 1 km away from the US embassy-if I (DJ) do get it correct.

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/under-attack-u-s-embassy-in-baghdad-heavy-mortar-fire,
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-19/rocket-fired-toward-us-embassy-central-baghdad-explosion-reported,
https://iraq.liveuamap.com/en/2019/19-may-the-rocket-launch-pad-used-to-launch-a-rocket-against,
https://www.rt.com/news/459755-trump-iran-end-fight/,

https://www.debka.com/mivzak/iraq-reports-rocket-katyusha-attack-on-green-zone-without-casualties/, https://www.debka.com/mivzak/trump-warns-iran-of-ruin-if-it-starts-fight/, https://www.debka.com/mivzak/huge-explosions-reported-near-us-embassy-in-baghdads-green-zone/,
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/19/596378/US-embassy-baghdad-green-zone-rocket-katyusha-attack

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/19/596379/US-announces-start-of-GCCs-enhanced-security-patrols-in-Persian-Gulf-Iran,
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/19/596381/Yemen-Ansarullah-Saudi-Aramco-uae-attack-drone,
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/20/596383/Iran-US-Iraq-mediation-conflict-crisis-escalation


https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/19/596370/Israel-military-base-explosion-fire-Tel-HaShomer,
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/19/596375/Latakia-Kobani-Syria-chemical-weapons,
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/19/596366/UK-special-forces-Iran-Persian-Gulf

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/19/596363/Benjamin-Netanyahu-US-administration-hostility-Iran

DJ-To blame Iran for attacks by groups that do get (some) support of Iran, blame Yemeni forces fighting (inside) Saudi Arabia (against mercenaries, UAE/KSA forces and US/UK special forces a.o.), claim Syria-pro Assad forces use chemical weapons against "moderate al quaida linked terrorists (supported by UAE/KSA-some by Turkey) is not "de-escalation".
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201905201075144170-yemen-houthi-plan-attack-saudi-targets/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-19/china-state-run-media-broadcasts-anti-american-movies-millions-amid-deepening-trade
DJ-Both Iran, Venezuela are main oil suppliers for China (and India). Iran and Venezuela https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-18/russia-announces-delivery-more-supplies-venezuelas-military are "frontlines" in a major US-China conflict.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-19/lawrence-wilkerson-warns-us-driving-down-highway-war-china

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-19/visualizing-countries-range-iranian-ballistic-missiles (DJ-Excluding firing Iran-missiles from Iraq or Syria)
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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-19/russia-grinds-out-wins-europe,
https://theduran.com/iran-and-why-it-would-be-insane-for-america-to-go-to-war-there/:Is Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard the only sane voice in both Houses of the US Congress?

DJ-Even the present moves by the US, trade war with China, proxy war with Iran, tensions with Russia, is moving Europe away from the US.

How does Trump think to Make America Great Again when even European allies move away from the US ?

Israel and Saudi Arabia/Gulf States is not a basis for US "world domination". Both also work with Russia and China-are in a balancing act using the US against Iran for their own political agenda.

The US is in a "middle-east tunnel vision" wich is damaging most of all the US.

When you look at the outcome of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya it is Russia, China, Iran that are getting more global influence at the cost of the US. (And over a million people being killed since 2001, trillions of US$ wich are badly needed elsewere.)

For now most of the world do not know who is running the US. Trump or Bolton/Pompeo ? Words and actions do not match. Russia and China have a clear message, offer energy and trade. Their words match their actions.

Trust is a basis for international trade. It is the US that shows it can not be trusted. That will have a price.

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DJ-Anti-Iran-propaganda;

https://www.debka.com/rocket-attack-near-us-baghdad-embassy-had-irans-signature-trump-spurns-saudi-bid-for-us-strike-on-yemeni-houthis/,
https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/iran-announces-it-has-breached-nuclear-agreement-increased-uranium-enrichment-four-fold,
https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/britain-tells-iran-do-not-provoke-the-united-states-or-trump-will-retaliate

(DJ-As a reminder, the US presence in Syria, Iraq is against international law. The Israeli airstrikes on/via Lebanon on Syria goes against international law. The KSA/US/UK genocide in Yemen https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/21/596473/Yemen-drone-Saudi-Arabia-Najran-airport is against international law (and getting out of control with Yemen now attacking targets in KSA for wich the KSA blames Iran.) etc.https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/20/596467/No-indication-of-Iran-threat-Trump-admits)

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/459820-trump-iran-twitter-threat-war/

Of course the US made Iran-crisis has everything to do with the US war on China. https://theduran.com/after-hammer-blow-from-google-a-paralyzed-huawei-scrambles-to-develop-its-own-operating-system/,
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/xi-sends-trump-message-rare-earth-export-ban-coming

DJ-What we can learn from the recent past is that EU-sanctions on Russia made Russia buy fruits in Turkey, Iran, China and grow their own. The outcome of the sanctions; https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/ukraines-comedian-turned-president-vows-first-task-end-war-donbass and http://thesaker.is/ukraine-will-be-able-to-restore-its-economy-only-by-cooperating-with-russia/.

No doubt HuaWei will find a way to create its own "google" for the global market. https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2019/5/huawei-invest-35million-euros-paris-openlab The EU does not follow US trade-war. The Eur-Asian market is the main market for high-tech. The most likely outcome-again-is that the US is shooting themselves-again-in the foot. https://www.rt.com/news/459840-huawei-google-/ (DJ-HuaWei is integrating its technology in Chinese aircraft, cars etc. With a large domestic market and access to many other markets HuaWei is in a stronger position than-most likely-most western tech companies. US sanctions on the EU, South Korea is pushing them towards working with China.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/beijing-threatens-retaliation-accuses-us-bullying-blackmail-over-huawei

DJ-When does a trade war become a real war ? The US is "making difficult" for China to get energy from Iran and Venezuela. The US denies China's claim in the South China Sea. As others did warn earlier tradewars can escalate into real wars when someone (most likely the US or its allies) "make a wrong move".
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https://www.rt.com/news/459861-thousands-terrorists-concentrated-afghanistan/ DJ-Both IS and al queada are US proxy armies against China and Russia. They get there money via KSA/Gulf States (and in the past Turkey), weapons, cars etc. sometimes (Texas plumber) from the US.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/russian-fsb-chief-warns-terror-chemical-biological-attack-drones

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/xi-warns-prepare-new-long-march-beijing-braces-drawn-out-trade-fight,

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/chinas-nuclear-option-sell-us-treasurys-report-19-may,

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/china-trade-war-song-goes-viral-if-perpetrator-wants-fight-we-will-beat-him,

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/rare-earth-stocks-all-soar-limit-after-xis-threat,

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/losing-access-android-would-turn-huawei-phones-paperweights-analyst-warns,

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/no-talks-only-resistance-irans-rouhani-slams-door-trumps-call-me-overture and https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/blain-it-feels-shooting-match-imminent

DJ-Russia claiming a "jihadist army" is at its southern border, China is claiming the US is destroying China's high tech effort, Iran claiming there is no point in talking with (this) US....

Another spark can cause an explosion...https://www.debka.com/mivzak/houthis-claim-another-drone-attack-on-saudi-arabia/, https://www.debka.com/iran-to-boost-uranium-enrichment-fourfold-after-attacking-gulf-oil-infrastructure/,
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/21/596534/US-China-DHS-Drone...someone needs to de-escalate !

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/joint-chiefs-chairman-cancels-nato-trip-middle-east-iran-situation-on-edge

(DJ-Israel/KSA/US will not accept Iran restarting-possibly-their nuclear program. China/Russia will not accept US/Saudi/Israel attack on Iran. Iran could react on any attack by blocking main oil supplies, attacking Saudi israel, US targets.)
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https://www.debka.com/mivzak/putin-merkel-macron-confirm-further-trade-with-iran/, https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201905211075209012-putin-merkel-macron-commitment-cooperate-iran/ and https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/21/596558/Iran-France-mousavi-JCPOA-nuclear-deal-europe DJ-The UK (under May) is on the US side in the Iran-crisis, the EU (for the rest) is sticking to the Iran-deal. (In itself not new-the timing-with growing US pressure-indicates a coming break up of NATO ?)

https://theduran.com/xi-sends-trump-a-message-rare-earth-export-ban-is-coming/

https://sputniknews.com/military/201905221075212775-us-military-convoy-iraq/, https://www.debka.com/mivzak/us-continues-iraq-military-buildup-transfers-marines-from-jordan/ and https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201905221075212656-signs-syrian-government-chemical-weapons-state-department/
DJ-If the US is willing to start another major war in the Middle East they need a basis to work from. The KSA/Gulf States and Israel provide a first step (for as long as that lasts in the event of a major war).https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/pentagon-declares-victory-non-war-iran-put-attacks-hold

Eastern Syria, Jordan, some parts of Iraq and Afghanistan could be step two. Although when the US is moving to a war with Iran in these area's the US may find themselves already in a warzone.

https://southfront.org/isis-2-0-rise-in-central-asia-and-russia/ and https://southfront.org/us-nato-push-for-militarization-of-eastern-europe/ DJ-My speculation is that Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Iran and Pakistan may be working on "plans" for Afghanistan. The Kabul/Afghan government may invite that "Asia-coalition" to "stabilize" the country. (Even asking NATO to work with that coalition).
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/how-wests-war-libya-spurred-terrorism-14-countries

For eastern Europe developments in the Ukraine and Russian/Iran energy are two key-factors. Ukraine has become poorer than most North African countries and needs to do bussiness with Asia. Turkstream and Nordstream 1+2 mean less/no transport of Russian gas via/for Ukraine. Turkstream can bring Russian/Iran oil and gas-and income-to SE Europe. China is willing to invest in infrastructure. (For the moment the "war" in that area is diplomatic/economic. Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia did not see enough progress the last-pro western-years. They may welcome R-I-C investments more than US troops.)

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201905221075213320-china-us-trade-talks-committment/DJ-China-like NK and Iran-may have drawn the conclusion that-at present-the US is not willing to "be reasonable". Like NK and Iran China will go for plan "B". Work with the partner that you can work with.
Since that includes almost all of the world except the US building coalitions (SCO Eur-Asia-initiatives etc) with maybe special "attention" to strategic area's (Middle East-trying to move Israel, KSA, Gulf States more towards the SCO) and not stopping for US sabotage may be the best way forward.

DJ-The only way the US can stop Russia/China becoming the main global power is US agression-but the US knows they can not win that war. So the US may try to get time for "a best deal possible" without major damage.

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https://www.rt.com/news/460024-huawei-bannon-china-ban/ DJ-The US should remain the tech-leader in the world-policy. Proberbly the US knows perfectly how to use ICT to spy on countries, big data. They do not want China to be able to do what the US is already doing.

With the "upcoming markets" being in Asia, Africa, Latin America the "tech-trade-war" will be partly there. Self-driving cars, etc. HuaWei may be in a good position when "they can deliver better services for a lower price". (But it would be wise when "blocks" like the EU would go for their own high-tech-in my opinion-no matter what the costs are. Goes also for energy (less deals with Arab/Russia-standing on their own feet) and "defense" (The F35-JSF is already outdated, way to expensive, "we" as EU-should have a better idea.)https://russia-insider.com/en/science-tech/chinese-tech-giant-huawei-lean-mean-and-ready-knock-google-out-game/ri27101?fbclid=IwAR2XaReackXYGgZh1p1UKPBKpJETyEZR1dWpzEdXXxqe-MceNLd94Are8ac#.XOW6izsO7uA.facebook

https://www.rt.com/news/460038-iran-complete-control-us/ DJ-I did not see any news on Russia, China (or Turkey, Pakistan etc.) working more close with Iran in its "defense". (Maybe they do not see it yet as needed-the US is not ready for a major attack on Iran. Unless they would use ICBM's-in that scenario Russia and China can answer likewise.)

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/venezuela-after-opposition-support-deflated-us-targets-food-aid-supply.html
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Some further background info;

https://thebulletin.org/nuclear-risk/?utm_source=Bulletin%20newsletter&utm_medium=iContact%20email&utm_campaign=NuclearRiskCategory

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-22/russia-aims-exploit-africas-energy-potential

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-22/rand-corp-how-destroy-russia

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-23/trump-vs-world-jim-rickards-warns-will-get-ugly-fast

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/why-trumps-huawei-ban-is-unlikely-to-persist.html

https://southfront.org/houthis-release-rare-video-of-drone-attack-on-abu-dhabi-international-airport/

DJ-In my opinion the basic-main-conflict is between the US and China. Pressure on Iran is pressure on China. Other conflicts still can get out of control. The Pakistan-India conflict may pose the most danger.

Israel/KSA may take action-on their own-against Iran-force the US to react.

The Yemen conflict is more and more fought in Saudi Arabia, UAE. Pakistan, Sudan (and south American mercenaries) were on the KSA/UAE side. Now more US/UK forces seem to fight along KSA/UAE. Inflow of weapons (etc) from Iran to Yemen is very limited. Most likely the Houthi's manage to get their "goods" from forces they overtake. (Just like in other guerilla warfare Central America, SE Asia.)
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