Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri made the remarks in an interview with Arabic-language news channel al-Alam on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies must keep in mind that if they want to block Iran's humanitarian aid to the regional countries, “they will start a fire which they cannot put out,” the commander added. “I clearly announce that the self-restraint of the Islamic Republic of Iran has its limits,” Jazayeri stated.
Iran’s Nejat (Rescue) cargo ship, containing 2,500 tons of much-needed aid, including food, medical supplies and tents, left the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas for Yemen on Monday.
The Shahed cargo ship departed Iran on Monday and is currently in the Gulf of Aden.“The 34th fleet, which is currently in the Gulf of Aden, has special responsibility to protect the Iranian humanitarian aid ship,” Admiral Hossein Azad said, according to the state IRNA news agency. He was referring to a destroyer and support vessel, which are patrolling international waters off Yemen.
Tehran says the warships are necessary in case Saudi-led coalition forces try to intercept the humanitarian cargo ship. Saudi Arabia has launched a naval blockade of Yemen, which is part of its campaign against the Houthis.
Meanwhile the US on Tuesday warned Iran against “provocative actions,” saying it was tracking the Iranian warships. The White House spokesman urged Iran to use a United Nations distribution hub in Djibouti to provide its humanitarian assistance.
A five-day ceasefire is set to come into effect at 8:00pm GMT on Tuesday, which will allow food and medicine to be brought into the war-torn country. Aid groups say that Yemen is facing a humanitarian catastrophe.
Saudi jets carried out four raids in the southwestern Lahij province, the eastern Hajjah province, and the northwestern Sa’ada province late on Tuesday.
The truce was proposed by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir last week. Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has announced its cooperation in any actions that will stop suffering in the country.
In an age of overcriminalization, where the average citizen unknowingly commits three crimes a day, and even the most mundane activities such as fishing and gardening are regulated, government officials are constantly telling Americans what not to do. Yet it was not always this way. It used to be “we the people” telling the government what it could and could not do. Indeed, the three words used most frequently throughout the Bill of Rights in regards to the government are “no,” “not” and “nor.”
America's Achilles' Heel ~ link ~
It would appear that American attempts to isolate Russia have resulted in the exact opposite: if 10 nations, among them the world's largest economy, comprising some 3 billion people, are willing to set aside their differences and stand shoulder to shoulder with the Russians to counter American attempts at global dominance, then clearly the American plan isn't going to work at all. Western media focused on the fact that western leaders declined to attend the celebration, either in a fit of pique or because so ordered by the Obama administration, but this only highlights their combined irrelevance, be it in defeating Hitler, or in commemorating his defeat 70 years later. Nevertheless, in his speech Putin specifically thanked the French, the British and the Americans for their contribution to the war effort. I am sorry that he left out the Belgians, who had been so helpful at Dunkirk.
One small detail about the parade is nevertheless stunning: Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a Tuvan Buddhist and one of the most respected Russian leaders, who presided over the Emergencies Ministry prior to becoming the Defense Minister, did something none of his predecessors ever did: at the beginning of the ceremony, he made the sign of the cross, in the Russian Orthodox manner. This simple gesture transformed the parade from a display of military pomp to a sacred ritual. Then followed the slow march with two flags side by side: the Russian flag, and the Soviet flag that flew on top of the Reichstag in Berlin on Victory Day 70 years ago. The march was accompanied by a popular World War II song? Its title? “The Sacred War.” The message is clear: the Russian military, and the Russian people, have put themselves in God's hands, to do God's work, to once again sacrifice themselves to save the world from the ravages of an evil empire.
Obama Administration sending US military aircraft and USN warships near China ~ link ~ The South China Sea and the Ukraine could be the triggers that turn a horrific General Middle East War into the Third World War/Armageddon!!! Stirling
The United States is planning to send warplanes and warships to the South China Sea in order to put pressure on China over its artificial islands in the region, American officials say.
Chinese ICBMs and SLBMs can target almost all of America ~ link ~
China's conventional capabilities are improving. But Beijing also now has what could be considered the ultimate military asset for a rising superpower: the ability to deliver nuclear warheads nearly anywhere on earth (outside of South America, at least).
The following map from the report highlights the maximum missile ranges of China's medium and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The longest-ranging of the missiles, the CSS-4, can target almost the entirety of the US (except for Florida).
How to Change the World Overnight ~ link ~
As MSNBC news correspondent Jonathan Capehart tells Dylan Ratigan, the main problem is that people aren’t making enough noise. Capehart says that the people not only have to “burn up the phone lines to Congress”, but also to hit the streets and protest in D.C.
Even though most politicians are totally corrupt, if many millions of Americans poured into the streets of D.C., a critical mass would be reached, and the politicians would start changing things in a hurry.
David Icke: Mysteries of the Universe - video ~ link ~
Mr. Icke breaks down the holographic universe theory and the scientific manipulation of the public.
Five dead in derailment in Philadelphia ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
- Train 188 traveling from Washington DC to New York City on Tuesday night went off the tracks in Philadelphia
- At least five people were killed in the crash and 53 people have been reported injured, six of whom are critical
- 10 cars derailed around 9:20pm carrying 243 people, 238 passengers and five crew members
- Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia said the scene was an 'absolute disastrous mess' before adding 'I've never seen anything like this in my life'
- The mass causality incident required 200 police officers and 120 firefighters on the scene