“Anyone who ever doubted that miscommunication could escalate a situation as far as triggering an accidental nuclear war need only to look at the chaos currently on display before a war has even begun. The digital era does not safeguard us from human error.” – 19th US Sec Def William J. Perry
🔴 Breaking News: Notwithstanding the decision of Iraq to see all forces out of the country (time table to be decided this month), US is imposing on EU Italy to keep forces, illegally.
🔴 IRAQ: Stato Maggiore Difesa: nessun ritiro, ma parziale ridislocazione al di fuori di Baghdad. Questa eventualità rientra nei piani di contingenza per la salvaguardia del personale impiegato.
🔴 Pentagon chief: Soleimani planned attacks within “days”.
🔴 IRAQ: Il primo ministro iracheno conferma di aver ricevuto ieri la “bozza” di lettera del ritiro delle forze degli Stati Uniti. ...la telenovela continua….
🔴 Telefonata tra Macron e Rohani durata circa un’ora. Al termine della chiamata il ministero degli esteri di Parigi ha emesso un avviso che invita i cittadini francesi a non recarsi in Iran. …e c’è voluta un’ora per capirlo ?
🔴 Il Segretario alla Difesa, ringrazia l’Italia: I am grateful for D-ISIS Coalition support in Iraq, and made many phone calls to Allies and Partners this week. Italy’s decision to maintain forces in Baghdad is important. It demonstrates Italian resolve and a commitment to Iraqi stability. Thank you, Minister Guerini.
🔴 FRANCE FORMALLY ADVISES FRENCH NATIONALS AGAINST GOING TO IRAN – FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY
🔴 NEW: Canada is moving some of its 500 troops on counter-ISIS & NATO missions in Iraq to Kuwait temporarily in wake of killing of Iran’s Qasem Soleimani. Canada’s defence chief: “Situation in Iraq is complex & it’s best to pause our work there” to focus on security of personnel.
🔴 BREAKING: US Secretary of Defense says he expects Iran to try and retaliate against the United States.
🔴 BREAKING: US Air Defences across the Middle East have been put on high alert in anticipation of possible Iranian attack.
🔴 Esper (Segretario alla Difesa): non vogliamo iniziare una guerra con l’Iran ma siamo assolutamente pronti a finirla.
🔴 President Donald Trump is being briefed constantly as he works for the American people. “The country should feel good that this President is not going to let anything happen to anybody.”
🔴 IRAN UPDATE:
• Iranian parliament designates Pentagon as terrorist
• Khamenei wants a direct retaliation against the US by Iran
• Germany moves out its forces from Iraq
• Iran: Washington denied visa to Zarif for UN meeting
• Trump: Obama gave $150 billion to Soleimani
🔴 IRAQ: Secondo nuove indiscrezioni il centro di comando della coalizione internazionale dovrebbe essere spostato da Baghdad in Kuwait. Intanto Romania, Slovacchia, Croazia ritirano le truppe dall’Iraq.
🔴 Siria/Russia/Turchia: Putin sarebbe diretto ora ad Istanbul per incontrare, stasera o al più domani mattina, Erdogan. …e Di Maio?
🔴 BREAKING: Putin is arriving to Istanbul tonight ahead of the planned visit for tomorrow: Russian Presidential Airborne Command Tupolev Tu-214-PU-SBUS (Putin) & Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il96-400VVIP RA96102 (Shoygu & Gerasimov) are flying from Damascus likely to Istanbul Grand.
🔴 Piero Fassino a Rai News 24 propone una forza di interposizione militare in Libia. …praticamente uno scudo umano… va lui ?
🔴 Despite the DoD announcing the letter about withdrawal last night was a draft after all the sh**show around it, it appears the Iraqi government have confirmed they have received it?!
🔴 Capitolo Alitalia: Lufthansa ferma sulla propria proposta di partnership commerciale.