its a curious bit of fiction at best here in which the empire creates a 'threat' and then solves it without the adversary doing anything at all beyond standing still the whole time;
The acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an American show of force in the Middle East.
“We’ve put on hold the potential for
attacks on Americans,” Patrick Shanahan told reporters before briefing
Congress on the situation in the Persian Gulf and the military
deployments that the US said were a response to a danger of imminent
The arrival of an aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships was recently accelerated,
and B-52 bombers were sent to Qatar. Tensions increased with mysterious
sabotage attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, and drone strikes on Saudi
oil installations, claimed by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Nerves in the region were put even more on edge on Sunday by Donald Trump’s tweeted threat that any conflict with the US would mean “the official end of Iran”.
The remarks from Shanahan appeared to be a sign that tensions were easin
Asked what he meant by saying that the
threat was “on hold”, the acting defence secretary said: “There haven’t
been any attacks on Americans. I would consider that a hold.
“That doesn’t mean that the threats
that we’ve previously identified have gone away,” Shanahan added. “Our
prudent response, I think, has given the Iranians time to recalculate. I
think our response was a measure of our will and our resolve that we
will protect our people and our interests in the region.”
The Trump administration did not make
public the intelligence it claimed showed an imminent Iranian threat to
the US in the Middle East...........http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=188704