Saturday, May 4, 2019

Middle East Missiles Fly

Rocket Attacks in Israel

Israel struck  5 military compounds in response to missile attack on Saturday. Hamas fired over 150 rockets from the Gaza strip.

Israeli officials said a 50-year-old woman was severely wounded by rocket fire, while a teenage boy was mildly hurt as he ran for cover. A house in the coastal city of Ashkelon was damaged

Gaza's Health Ministry said a 22-year-old Palestinian man was killed by an Israeli airstrike, and seven other Palestinians were wounded.

Israel Defense Force tweeted the following timeline:
🔺10:10am - Barrage of rockets fired at Israel from Gaza.
🔺10:15am - IDF strikes 2 rocket launchers in Gaza.
🔺10:30am - Rockets fired at Israel.
🔺11:00am - IDF strikes Hamas targets.
🔺12:30am - More rockets fired at Israel.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Salami Vows To Destroy Israel

Iran has appointed a new general to oversee the Revolutionary Guard, Hossein Salami . It is no secret that this hardline military leader seeks to destroy Israel.

He has threatened the US and Israel in the past.‘‘Today, more than ever, there is fertile ground — with the grace of God — for the annihilation, the wiping out, and the collapse of the Zionist regime,’’  said in a July 2016 speech, claiming 100,000 Qaem missiles were aimed at Israel from Lebanon and ready to launch.

‘‘..any time the Zionist regime seeks to repeat its previous mistakes with miscalculations, these missiles would… come down on the heart of the Zionist regime and be the prelude for a big collapse in the modern era... They are just waiting for the command, so that when the trigger is pulled, the accursed black dot will be wiped off the geopolitical map of the world, once and for all.’’

More recently, Salami threatened the ‘‘triangle’’ of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States over a September attack on a military parade that killed 29. ‘‘You are responsible for these actions; you will face the repercussions,’’ the general said. ‘‘We warn all of those behind the story, we will take revenge.’’

Monday, March 18, 2019

Cyclone Idai Death Toll Climbs

Cyclone Idai makes landfall

On March 14th, 2019 cyclone Idai made landfall on the African continent at the port city of Beira. The gigantic storm was packing winds of 106 mph

The official death toll stands at 180 following flooding and high winds, which have destroyed homes and ripped roofs from concrete buildings.

Mozambique president said 1,000 people may have died. The official death toll has reached 180 people across southern Africa. Search teams just arrived in hard hit towns Sunday.

The area Malawi has also been badly hit. The flooding there has caused at least 122 deaths,

Thursday, March 7, 2019

USA Deploys Missiles In Israel

THADD Missiles Setup 

The U.S .military has deployed THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system in Israel for the first time in conjunction with the IDF to protect Israeli airspace from foreign missile attacks.  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video that this development was “further evidence of the U.S.’s commitment to Israel’s security... Together with our defense systems, we are even stronger in dealing with threats from throughout the Middle East,” 

United States Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said this joint military exercise exemplified America’s “continued commitment” to Israel.

THADD system
Image: Capt. Robert Durr/US 174 Air Defense Artillery Brigade

Israel Air Force tweeted “The purpose of the deployment is to practice rapid deployment across the globe of complex systems, and to enhance cooperation with the IAF’s Air Defense Systems,”