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Forum Post: World War III build up in Middle East

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 17, 2012, 10 p.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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On top of the 25-nation, U.S.-led manuevers now ongoing in the Persian Gulf, plus the deployment of British and French carrier groups in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Russians have now begun a prescheduled set of military maneuvers. The whole region, north and south of Iran, is now a tinderbox, in which a false move could create a superpower confrontation. Most imposing are the Kavkaz-2012 military drills in southern Russia, which began today and run until Sept. 23. President Putin was present at the launching of the deployment and the supervision of these strategic command post exercises is being led by the chief of Russia's General Staff, Gen. Makarov. Ria Novosti reports that this will be the most large-scale event of the armed forces this year, and involve the live firing of Iskander ballistic missiles systems.

LaRouchePAC has been tracking the Russian military preparations in this region, which it sees as directly related to the threat of hostilities against Iran, and possible nuclear confrontation with the U.S., since early 2012. To review our previous coverage:

In particular, Nezavisimaya Gazeta's well-informed military analyst reported Jan. 17 that the Russian General Staff was mapping out "large-scale staff exercises based on a possible U.S.-Israeli attack on Iran"; this would happen in September, and would involve the Strategic Missile Forces. Furthermore, it was reported then, the script for the large Caucasus-2012 maneuvers would "differ from last year's exercises in this series, by being larger-scale and more closely approximating actual current military and political conditions," including a scenario of "a possible war by the U.S.A. and several other countries against Iran, as well as other possible conflicts in the Caspian and Southern Caucasus region."

Another of the 10 different exercises the Russian defense forces are involved in this month is the Collective Security Treaty Organization's war games in Armenia. Two thousands soldiers from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are participating in this Sept. 15-19 maneuver which features the rapid deployment of a force repelling enemy attacks in the mountains. Aircraft and artillery units will also participate, including jet volley fire systems. Other planned exercises include an airdrop of troops and a would-be operation to destroy a gang of militants hiding in a mountain village. The exercises are occurring amid tension between Yerevan and Baku (Azerbaijan) over the latter's pardoning and promotion of Ramil Safarov (an extradited Azerbaijani soldier who had hacked an Armenian to death), as well as Azerbaijan's rapprochement with Europe following NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen's recent praise of the country and President Ilham Aliyev's trip to France tomorrow. The military exercises are unprecedented in the history of the Armenian armed forces, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said at the launch of the Interaction-2012 sessions. The aim was to create a regional force that can neutralize potential threats, he said said.

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[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

war is peace

truth is lies

jobs is freedom

[-] 1 points by MatthewRKains (57) 2 years ago

Is LaRouchePAC your only news source on this?

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Yes, its my only source, but its a source that generally proves out to be true.

[-] 1 points by yobstreet (-575) 2 years ago

It's an interesting thing: A) we now have the technology to observe the enemy, and b) the ability to create very detailed war simulations.

I think it's fair to assume though that eventually everybody will be employed by the military.

[-] 1 points by Karlin (350) from Nelson, BC 2 years ago

From an ET Alien's point of view, this would all seem so very infantile. What are we doing at this advanced stage of human development? - killing each other over mindnumbing power plays. The military machine rages on...what a waste of resources and intelligent minds...

WWIII is not what the 99% wants. War no more - new leaders please.

[-] 2 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Yes, impeach Obama!

[-] 1 points by Karlin (350) from Nelson, BC 2 years ago

I suppose that would be a start, but the people BEHIND Obama and every president would keep the war machine going. If Obama is impeached for war crimes [I assume thats what you mean] then Bush should be dragged out for starting what Obama is continuing... and Congress of both those Presidents should also be charged.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Absolutely! A replay of the "Pecora Commission" (look it up if you're not familiar) would put a bunch of the bankers in jail as well.

[-] 1 points by Karlin (350) from Nelson, BC 2 years ago

Don't forget Iceland!! - they jailed their bankers who were demanding a bailout. -Google it, it just happened this year.

PS - "Rules" say wait 0 minutes before making another post - so, does anyone know how long 0 minutes is/are?

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Exactly.

And I think 0 just means some fraction of a minute.

[-] 0 points by Kirby101 (-5) 2 years ago

Bring back the draft.