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A Stub of an AAV
Author: TriSec    Date: 05/21/2019 01:27:20

Good Morning.

Just a placeholder here, really.

It's a curious thing - now being on the management team instead of merely driving, I have a 6:15 am call for what is shaping up to be an enormous day out on the trolley.

I won't offer up the usual platitude of "healing vibes" for our dear Mondo and his Mom - While we can all hope for the best, my own hope at this kind of time is merely peace and grace, for whatever plan Allah has in store.

One story to ponder, since we can never have enough war.

Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery.

The warning came hours after a rocket slammed into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy. No injuries were reported and no group immediately claimed the Sunday night attack.

Shortly after, President Donald Trump tweeted a warning to Iran not to threaten the United States or it will face its “official end.”

Last week, the U.S. ordered the evacuation of nonessential diplomatic staff from Iraq amid unspecified threats from Iran and rising tensions across the region. The White House has also sent warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter the alleged Iranian threats.

Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul tweeted Monday that the army command in Baghdad is working “day and night” to guarantee the security of citizens, foreign missions and international and local companies.

On Monday, two influential Shiite clerics and a leading politician — all with close ties to Iran — warned that Iraq could once again get caught in the middle. The country hosts more than 5,000 U.S. troops, and is home to powerful Iranian-backed militias, some of whom want those U.S. forces to leave.

At this point, I"m just sitting here waiting for our Gleiwitz Incident.


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