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Will Iran really block the Strait of Hormuz?

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Around 20% of the world’s oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz. Iran is claiming full control of it now and is threatening to block passage.

This is in response to deteriorating relations with the United States, who earlier this year nullified our participation in the Iran nuclear deal. Sanctions and other economic measures have been brought against Iran in recent weeks, putting the Middle Eastern nation in fiscal turmoil.

Iran says it has control of Gulf and Strait of Hormuz: report

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/27/iran-says-it-has-control-gulf-and-strait-hormuz-report.htmlThere were more than 100 boats and ships participating in the military drill in a bid to send a message to the U.S. that Iranians can simply close down the passage, said U.S. officials.

According to Reuters, U.S. officials aim to economically isolate Iran and reduce its oil exports – one of the few regime-saving industries – to zero.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly said that if Iran isn’t being allowed to export its oil, then no country in the region will be allowed to export oil from the Gulf.

My Take

Under most circumstances, Iran’s threats would be nothing more than saber-rattling. They are aggressive but have have not been willing to engage directly with enemies without certainty of victor, preferring to use proxies and subterfuge over direct actions.

The current economic status of Iran’s people and the dwindling influence the nation is having over the rest of the Middle East may be enough to prompt desperate actions such as clashing with the United States over the Strait or Hormuz. That’s not to say the United States should back down by any means, but we should not underestimate their resolve. A dog is most dangerous when cornered.

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Turkish President Erdoğan says Christchurch was not an individual act but rather an organized part of a wider attack on Turkey

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Turkish President Erdoğan says Christchurch was not an individual act but rather an organized part of a wider attack on Turkey

See also previous NOQ Report articles:

Aotearoa, The Land of the Long White Cloud, needs to step back and look at Christchurch objectively

Was Christchurch a lone gunman or a conspiracy?

Today Radio New Zealand published an article entitled, “Erdoğan says attackers targeting Turkey will go home ‘in caskets’“.

Following are pertinent excerpts:

“President Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday described a mass shooting which killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques as part of a wider attack on Turkey and threatened to send back ‘in caskets’ anyone who tried to take the battle to Istanbul.”

“‘They are testing us from 16,500km away, from New Zealand, with the messages they are giving from there. This isn’t an individual act, this is organised,’ he said.”

The Turkish tyrant, in reference to the “1915 Gallipoli campaign, when Ottoman soldiers defeated British-led forces including Australian and New Zealand troops trying to seize the peninsula, a gateway to Istanbul,” told today’s citizens of New Zealand and Australia: “Your grandparents came here … and they returned in caskets.”

“He has said the gunman issued threats against Turkey and the president, and wanted to drive Turks from Turkey’s northwestern, European region.”

“‘You will not turn Istanbul into Constantinople,’ he added, referring to the city’s name under its Christian Byzantine rulers before it was conquered by Muslim Ottomans in 1453.”

The RNZ article confirms that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in Christchurch and visited Turkish citizens wounded in the attack.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is no friend of New Zealand, Australia or the United States of America. As former Prime Minister and current President of Turkey, he has transformed his NATO-member country from a staunch ally into an ideological, political and military adversary of western nations, Israel and Christians throughout the Middle East.

Erdoğan’s delusions of grandeur revolve around restoring the Ottoman Empire as a new Islamic Caliphate and enthroning himself as new Caliph. That is the only reason he ever opposed ISIS as it was a competitor for control of the Sunni Dar ul-Islam.

The Christchurch gunman is obviously a very conflicted man with many competing concepts and objectives. We will not reward his evil bloodshed by recognizing him by name here.

The perpetrator could have been manipulated by those with motives different from his own. That’s why the report about the suspicions of Turkish intelligence is so significant.

See previous RNZ article:

Turkish intelligence investigating Christchurch accused – report

There are factions in Turkey who oppose Erdoğan for reasons of their own, altruism not being among them. Consider a young uneducated Aussie traveling throughout the world seeking to define himself and to find a cause to champion.

In Turkey and the Balkans, he learns about the Ottoman Empire and the assault of Islam on Europe centuries ago. He comes in contact with elements in Turkey that see a conduit through which they can accomplish their own different objectives.

The young fellow from Grafton, New South Wales believes an armed assault on Muslims during Friday prayers in a city named Christchurch across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand will further his own concepts of white supremacy and that it will suppress Muslim immigration. But elements in Turkey see this as a way to instantly change the narrative and remove the focus on Islamic Jihad as a world threat, substituting a mad rush of useful idiots in western governments to come to the aid of Muslim victims of religious bigotry.

Today, a 37-year-old Turkish male killed three and wounded five on a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands. Europe is under siege. Alas, this is far more common in the world than the anomaly in Christchurch! But politicians will continue to beat their breasts and say we ♡ diversity. Diversity and open borders are who we are. Welcoming the unvetted world is our raison d’être.

We’ll conclude today with an urgent reminder:

There is reason for New Zealand authorities to put your political correctness aside and mount serious international investigations of the Christchurch gunman’s potential handlers in Turkey. Censorship and gun grabs in NZ will not keep you safe if this was orchestrated abroad.

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The reason Hamas fired rockets on Tel Aviv

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The reason Hamas fired rockets on Tel Aviv

Hamas launched two rockets at Israel without provocation or warning. Israel responded by launching strikes of their own.

Some are scratching their heads about this latest attack. Two rockets, which had little chance of doing any actual damage other than through the counterstrike which Israel was certain to launch, make very little sense until we look at the politics and suffering happening in Gaza right now.

The people of Gaza, for the first time since Hamas took control, are protesting in the streets over the elevated cost of living and low wages. They are unable to sustain themselves and Hamas seems to be out of options.

This puts everyone in a pickle. Hamas may be trying to pull Israel into a war simply to distract their people from their own hardships, or they may do it in order to get international help for “rebuilding” even though the damage there seems to be very much already done without a bombing. It’s like having a beat up car and intentionally wrecking it in order to get the insurance company to pay for all repairs.

The IDF thought something like this could happen last month.

On the surface, there isn’t much to see here, but just under the surface we see a conspiracy brewing against Israel by the broken forces of Hamas. Part of our charter at this news outlet is to cut through the surface level of the news and connect the dots to get the whole truth. Mainstream media is reporting this as a standard minor attack by Hamas and strong response by Israel. We are crowdfunded, which means we rely on the support of our readers so we can continue to find the underlying truths behind events like these.

The bottom line is this: Hamas is trying to spark a war because Gaza is in shambles. They feel war is the only way they can keep their people from revolting and possibly get international aid without taking the blame for their own stupid decisions.

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#DefundUN: In a laughable display of poor judgment, UN puts Iran on ‘Women’s Rights Committee’

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DefundUN In a laughable display of poor judgment UN puts Iran on Womens Rights Committee

At this point in history, we can officially state the experiment in world government known as the United Nations is a complete and utter failure. It’s time to abandon ship. There is no way to redeem them after their latest stunt.

Iran, one of the greatest violators of women’s rights in the world, has been given a seat as part of the United Nations Women’s Rights Committee. It was necessary to check with several sources just to make sure this wasn’t just one big fake news troll job. It wasn’t.

Of the 27 resolutions condemning nation for the actions, the body slapped 21 on Israel alone. One of the remaining six was slapped on the United States for our treatment of Cuba. Consider the extreme level of persecution and human rights violations rampant in countries like Iran, North Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and dozens of other nations where freedom isn’t really a thing, Now, ask yourself why we continue to fund an organization that embraces authoritarianism over Democracy and Islam over Judeo-Christian worldviews. If you don’t see a problem with these things, you’re probably on the wrong website.

It’s a problem. We’ve been fighting to defund the United Nations and put a stop to their anti-American and anti-Israel rhetoric since the site was launched. As a crowdfunded site, it’s important that our readers support these messages in an effort to alert the American people of things mainstream media willfully ignores.

Giving Iran a seat on a women’s rights committee would be like giving a wolf a stall in the chicken coop. For any other organization, this would be idiocy. For the United Nations, it’s standard operating procedure. #DefundUN now.

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