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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Perhaps humanity is entering an age, or era, or reckoning. Our greed and ignorance has pushed nations to the edge of war for too long. After all we are not a peaceful species as our ancestors hunted mammoths with tamed wolves and a spear. We long for the adventure of the hunt, yet we have...
  2. General Discussion
    This one got derailed to political stuff and moved to the General-General section. If you want crisis updates and discussions of the survival aspects of US-Iran Warfare go to the disaster forum: https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?p=19969428
  3. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    The world seems to be in a tizzy about the US and Iran. In all honesty, this has been a long time coming. This issue goes back to at least the 1970s when the Shaw was overthrown. Then there was the hostage situation. Make matters worse Obama eased sanctions on Iran. I just do not know what...
  4. General Discussion
    this guy discusses Middle East armies and some of the (cultural) things that reduce their efficiency. http://www.meforum.org/441/why-arabs-lose-wars "Arab officers do not see any value in sharing information among themselves, let alone with their men. In this they follow the example of their...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Russia is not to happy about it. https://www.rt.com/news/359678-us-strikes-syrian-army/ The US government wants ISIS to take down Assad. Russians want Assad in power. As seen in previous governments when a leader is taken down a terrorist organization rises up. If Assad gets close to being...
  6. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Looks like terrorist are making Ramadan 2016 a year to remember. IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36696568 Bomb attack on Bangladesh mosque kills one, wounds dozen -...
  7. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Paid for through oil money. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/02/16/iran-s-defense-chief-meets-putin-to-discuss-controversial-sale-fighter-jets-tanks.html Iran has started shipping oil to Europe, and has contracts with Russia and China. Between Russia and China alone Iran is exporting close...
  8. General Discussion
    Just watching it right now on the news, a deal has been reached with Iran.
  9. General Discussion
    According to the article, the US is in the best long term situation of all the developed countries. Africa's population is going to boom. Europe and Developed Asia will become more stagnant. Good article. But it only mentions instability in Africa in passing and I think it is a fatal mistake...
  10. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Israel was was the first to sound off a few days ago about the nuclear deal with Iran being kept secret. Obama is slapping Israel in the face by keeping the terms secret. Now, Saudi Arabia has chimed in saying they will not waste time matching Irans nuclear capabilities. In other words Saudi...
  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Looks like Saudi Arabia is acting to protect its borders. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0703/Why-Saudi-Arabia-sent-30-000-troops-to-Iraq-border Just in case isis decides to cross over into Saudi Arabia.
  12. General Discussion
    Thought-provoking article. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/is-it-1914-all-over-again-we-are-in-danger-of-repeating-the-mistakes-that-started-wwi-says-a-leading-historian-9039184.html
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Obama, England and France are staring down Russia, China and Iran. Are you reviewing your preps? If so, what are you focusing on? Some of the points I am considering: Water – I am seriously thinking about ordering some ceramic filters for my Royal Berkey. Currently I have 4 black filters...
  14. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Seems Iran has reached a point where they are unstoppable. If Israel or the united States attacked a plutonium facility, we could be looking at another Chernobyl. We have waited too long, and have allowed Irans nuclear research to reach a point where conventional weapons are of no use...
  15. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Tensions with Iran are the steady increase, Israel wants to draw a line in the sand for Iran, Anti-US protest erupting all over the middle east Syria in a civil war, Embassies overran, An ambassador killed,,
  16. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Article on Russia Today asking if the attack on Israeli tourist will give Israel a reason to attack Iran. http://www.rt.com/news/israle-iran-tourist-attack-pretext-529/ The middle east has always been at war with "someone". It seems that the region can not live in peace with its neighbors...
  17. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    More sabre rattling from Iran. This time they are threatening to close the Hormuz Strait. http://www.rt.com/news/iran-bill-hormuz-strait-218/ I am pretty sure any attempt to close the strait would result in an immediate military response from the U.S.
  18. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Iran says it must have nuclear weapons to defend itself from Israel and the U.S. http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/10/islamic-world-must-have-nuclear-weapons-says-iran/ Now its just a matter of time.
  19. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    More sabre rattling. Who is willing to bet the US is going to dragged into another war. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/12/iran-military-attack-legal-debate
  20. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    My gut feeling, Israel is getting ready to attack Iran. http://news.yahoo.com/happen-us-israel-attacks-iran-132824639--abc-news.html Worst case situation, the war with Iran expands to include russia and china.
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