The activity of the United States and Saudi Arabia speaks of an imminent strike on Iran


Recently, observers have recorded an increased activity of American AWACS (early warning and control) warplanes near the border with Iran. It is possible that US reconnaissance aircraft are preparing to assist ships in the Persian Gulf by planning an attack against Tehran. Analysts say a blow to Iran is almost inevitable.


During single and group flights, US AWACS aircraft monitor the situation near the Iranian borders around the clock, taking turns. Refueling of fighters in the air from Saudi air bases and various flight maneuvers are also being practiced.


Meanwhile, according to satellites, the Saudis are strengthening their anti-missile and air defense systems from the Persian Gulf. Analysts do not rule out retaliatory strikes by the Iranians on American military installations in Saudi Arabia. For the United States, the situation is complicated by the vulnerability of its bases on the territory of the Kingdom due to its proximity to Iran, which is eloquently demonstrated by the calculation of trajectories.


In a situation of open military confrontation between Washington and Tehran, the movement of tankers in the Persian Gulf may be paralyzed, which will deal a significant blow to the international oil trade - a fifth of all the "black gold" produced in the world is transported through this sea artery. Iran is able to block shipping in this region. The Strait of Hormuz, whose width at its narrowest point is no more than four tens of kilometers, may become especially vulnerable in this respect.

After the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fahridzadeh on November 27, an aircraft carrier strike group of the United States naval forces led by the USS Nimitz nuclear aircraft carrier is urgently relocated to the Persian Gulf region. According to the Pentagon, the deployment of warships in this region was planned even before Fahridzade was eliminated, but current events should be a clear "signal" to Tehran. In the event of a real armed confrontation, this strike group will become a kind of buffer against possible enemy actions on land.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 4 December 2020 16: 01
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    The activity of the United States and Saudi Arabia speaks of an imminent strike on Iran

    - Well, really in the whole world there will be no forces to crush this Iran completely !!! - These two American old men ... - that Trump, that Biden may not dare to do anything ... - so everything will remain ... an empty cheap performance ...

    In a situation of open military confrontation between Washington and Tehran, the movement of tankers in the Persian Gulf may be paralyzed, which will deal a significant blow to the international oil trade - a fifth of all the "black gold" produced in the world is transported through this sea artery. Iran is able to block shipping in this region. The Strait of Hormuz, whose width at its narrowest point is no more than four tens of kilometers, may become especially vulnerable in this respect.

    - Well, what a sadness for Russia ... - After all, for Russia ... it's just a lucky break; no matter how cynical it might sound ...
    - The demand for oil and the price of oil itself will skyrocket !!! - In general ... - what does Russia "want" and does it want at all .... - Most of all, Russia, as always, really wants to "help" ... - to help "others" ...
    - But really ... - "if something happens" Russia will pick up to defend Iran, help it in everything (and not only by supplying free weapons) ... - Russia organizes whole flows of humanitarian aid to Iran; whole medical air echelons with medical equipment, with the latest diagnostic laboratories (which are in great deficit in Russia itself), with medicines and all kinds of newest drugs ... - Everything in my "Russian repertoire" ... - from "some" I take, and I give it to "others" ... - Well, what can you say ...
    1. Binder Online Binder
      Binder (Miron) 4 December 2020 19: 21
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      Quote: gorenina91
      - Well, what a sadness for Russia ...

      In the confrontation with the collective West, any conflict situations arising between the United States and other states are very beneficial for Russia. And despite the fact that the current leadership of Iran, frankly, cannot be considered friendly to the Russian Federation, Russia in a future war will inevitably take the side of Iran. We can only hope that the war will be avoided.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 4 December 2020 19: 39
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        In the confrontation with the collective West, any conflict situations arising between the United States and other states are very beneficial for Russia.

        - And a no brainer ...

        And despite the fact that the current leadership of Iran, frankly, cannot be considered friendly to the Russian Federation, Russia in a future war will inevitably take the side of Iran

        - So personally I am about this ... - decided to remind me of me the same ???

        We can only hope that the war will be avoided.

        - Most likely it will be so ... - American old men will not dare to go to war ... American society just merged Trump ... and the time will already be lost ... -Israel itself alone will not dare to do anything ... against Iran ... -That's all and will end with an ordinary farce ...
        1. Binder Online Binder
          Binder (Miron) 4 December 2020 20: 22
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          Quote: gorenina91
          Israel alone will no longer dare to do anything ... against Iran ... -

          The Israelis are still successfully using the method of deterrence against Iran, over and over again destroying Iranian facilities and weapons depots in Syria, resorting to actions in Iran itself as necessary, such as the elimination of one or another key figure in Iranian structures, or a massive computer attack on military facilities. As long as it works, the Ayatollahs are not stupid and understand that it is not worth asking for trouble. And if the situation requires a more radical impact on Iran, then the Israeli leadership will have enough determination to take such a step - this is no doubt about it.
  2. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
    Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 5 December 2020 10: 46
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    Congress banned Trump from starting hostilities against Iran (spending money on a strike on Iran).
    Now the American movement around Iran for Trump can be formally called "maneuvers" in the BV with Iran not connected. Obviously, the Americans want to strike, but how exactly they will get around it is not clear.
    Most likely, in the early stages, Israeli aviation will be involved, for example
    strike with the use of F35 on some of several objects in Iran. Who struck the blow will not be entirely clear. The region is saturated with enemy aircraft above the roof. The Americans will provide cover and reconnaissance for AWACS and air defense. Only the Israelis will deal the blow itself.
    Iran is likely to respond with a limited strike at Israel or US bases.
    From now on, Congress will approve (or perhaps not require approval) for Trump to "protect" Americans and / or a US ally from the IRI.
    And then it’s already the whole flock.
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