Examples of how a smoldering conflict (US-Iran) escalates

 by fakes and sneaky operations

by Norbert Brügge, Germany

July 2020

What further goals is Israel pursuing besides the destruction of the centrifuge factory in Natanz, Iran ?

January 2020

January 08 -- Trump is being tested by Iran with a (announced !) missile attack on the US military base Ain-al-Assad in Iraq. But that was not the final !
Iran's Ajatollah Ali Chamenei said in a televised speech on the missile attack on the US military base in Iraq that this action was only a "slap in the face" and was not a "subject of revenge" for Soleimani’s death. "Military actions of this kind are not enough," he said.

January 07
--The Iraqi parliament has demanded that US troops be withdrawn from the country. Trump threatens sanctions. Iranian parliament has classified all Pentagon commanders (Trump included) who were responsible for Soleimani's death as "terrorists".
"Americans should know that we discussed 13 scenarios in the National Security Council regarding a backlash, and even the weakest option would be a historic nightmare for the United States," said Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani.

January 03
-- Near Baghdad Airport a US-drone killed Ghassem Soleimani, one of Iran's most ranking and capable generals.
That was it !!!
The crazy Mr.Trump (alias Sanctionator) threw a stick of dynamite into a powder keg. This uncultured and arrogant type is a shame for the American nation.

Iranian National Security Council: "The response to the assassination of Soleimani will cover the entire region."......

November 2019

Iran informs International Maritime Organization that "two other Iranian flagged tankers were similarly attacked in the same approximate area” as Sabiti in the last 6 months.
In a letter, the Iranian government said the "Happiness" and the "Helm" were targets of the previously undisclosed attacks, in April and August respectively. The the National Iranian Tanker Co. said the Happiness had suffered “engine failure and loss of control” and the Helm “technical issues.”

October 2019

Sneaky missile attack on the Iranian tanker "Sabiti"

September 2019

Devastating cruise missile attacks on ARAMCO's oil refineries in Saudi Arabia

(with analysis of suspected cruise missiles)

August 2019

The "Grace-1" (Adrian Darya) spectacle

July 2019

July 21 -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)  has released a video how a special force boarded the British tanker "Stena Impero" from a helicopter.

July 20 -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) released a video that in the time on July 18 show inspected warships (including USS "Boxer") and tankers in the Persian Gulf, hours before the destruction of the mysterious drone. Contrary to the statement that it was a drone (UAV) in the video, a revealing sequence in the video proves it was an Iranian helicopter  equipped with a moving camera. Iranian drones have generally wheels and not skids. The skids from the Mohajer-4 and Shahed-123 are not comparable with the skids in the video.

July 19 -- T
he leadership in Tehran has announced in early July consequences for the hijacked Iranian oil tanker "Grace 1" by the British Navy off Gibraltar. Iran has now hijacked a British tanker in the Gulf of Hormuz. The British-flagged "Stena Impero" was escorted to Iranian coast. That is the right answer  for Trump's "poodle". Britain should not interfere in Trump's personal "war" against Iran.

July 18 -- According to President Trump, the naval vessel "USS Boxer" destroyed an "Iranian" drone over the Strait of Hormuz because it had come too close to the ship. Tehran counters that Iran is not missing a drone. The provocateur (not Iran) is active again. This time he intentionally sacrificed a drone.

June 2019

Sneaky missile attacks on the tankers "Front Altair" and "Kokuka Courageous"

May 2019

Sneaky attacks on four ships in the waters off Fujairah Port (UAE)

April 2019

On April 30, the Iranian oil tanker "Happiness" suffered a reported malfunction. According to Iranian officials, the incident had while "Happiness" was on its way to the Suez Canal, and that water had leaked into the tanker’s engine room.  In its analysis, Dryad Maritime said the incident involving the "Happiness" bore "the hallmarks of a potential explosive incident."
In August another oil tanker, the "Helm", faced a "technical failure" while passing through the Red Sea.