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Telegraphing Hostilities While Lurking in the Shadows

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 28, 2020 at 18:55

Operating in an alternative reality, we read of the Iranian Regime's fantasy of being able to shoot at a replica (and not even a good one) of a naval ship the world sees as an American fleet vessel, the hostility of intentions apparently being some sort of venting of extreme anger against a perception of threat; which is ironic, since the Iranian Regime is the threat and the evidence of shooting at their effigy of an American military presence is palpable. Were this activity isolated and easily understood as a practice of those intentions, a political solution might seem to be approachable; but such is not the case

What is underlying some of the apprehension in promoting such affronts of antagonistic actions in a region that is simmering with like antipathies festering nearly out of control, signals more than what too few understand, right? Even as what are described as minor skirmishes are being exchanged and restrained responses are returned for the warning of not treading where danger is lurking at a moment's notice, it cannot be helped that each such moment may have that straw that breaks the camel's back-very dangerous in a region where camels are around every corner.
It is further becoming very, very, obvious that as the perception of diplomatic endeavors are having less than appreciable effects in potential prevention of such hostilities; every diplomatic effort is now viewed with discernable reluctance that this is only being handled as 'hudna', waiting for the right moment. This is what the Hebrew Holy Scriptures is describing; waiting for the right moment.........before lurching out of the shadows.

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