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    Donald Trump considers designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

    Some of Trump's more hawkish advisors in the White House have been urging him to increase sanctions on Iran since his administration began to take shape. After tightening sanctions against Iran last week in response to a ballistic missile test, White House officials said the measures were an "initial" step.

    US Gulf allies have long favoured a tougher US stance against Iran, whom they blame for regional interference.
    Not a real surprise.

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    Something doesn't click. There's the Syria and Ukraine Warfronts, putting a bigger fight than expected, and Trump did not have Saudi money funding his campaign, unlike Hillary who did have bigly Saudi money.. And Trump even bothered to insult a Saudi Prince personally on Twitter.

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    It is no bombshell that everyone in the Middle East hates Iran. Doesn't mean that anti-Iranian policies are due to the influence of one country or another.

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    Or maybe its the other way around, like getting the Gulf countries on board for "something"

    Remember?
    The United States and China will fight a war within the next ten years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East. - Steve Bannon
    ...or maybe not, who knows.

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    I certainly agree with the concerns over Chinese expansionism and oppression of the Christian minority. There is a legitimate basis for a war on China. But it isn't really an evil country. It's just an evil government. A war would cause too much harm for innocent civilians. I am guessing it will be a defensive war. Whenever we defeat one evil empire another one pops up. Commies gonna Comm, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithradates View Post
    The United States and China will fight a war within the next ten years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East. - Steve Bannon
    I am hoping it will never come to this. USA would likely loose since China/Russia/N.Korea would probably form an alliance (I can see other regional states like Indonesia also joining such alliance, the Philippines President also seems to be getting cozy with the Chinese), the EU is just a big mess and considering none of the US allies in the pacific posses nuclear weapons, this would put them at a significant disadvantage. There is also plenty of states in the middle east that have the potential to keep USA busy.
    As Trump already stated to the effect- "countries like Japan, South Korea etc. should get their own nukes, America just cant afford to protect them anymore". I think this is a hint that USA is trying to distance it self in the event poop hits the fan in the Pacific.
    I think what we will see is further expansion & militarisation by China in the pacific (maybe grabbing Taiwan in similar fashion akin to Crimea; & perhaps N.Korea grabbing S.Korea if China allows it), USA will probably impose ineffective sanctions and employ hollow threats & in 10 years time US chances of winning a war in the pacific will be even more unlikely...The Chinese will breed like cockroaches from their newly build bread basket as slowly take over the world MUWAHAHAHA!!!! WE ARE ALL DOOMED
    Last edited by Stario; February 11, 2017 at 06:15 AM.

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    Well Japan was restricted since WW2, but with the fast militarization of China and tension with them , they have make some step toward built some ships and planes. And with the 1st aircraft carrier of China launched not so far ago they begin to worry more. We just hope Japan developed some real mechwarrior with there tech advance and that China boats are like all thing made in China, just of poor quality. The big threat from China are more there manpower and Nuke. But with Russia that the real threat. For the navy the West have a big advantage with France and Uk navy, I dont even sure Russian sub and China paper boats will stand long, at least for the next 10th years. With a total nuke war it mostly what it come in count, navy, submarines and rockets, the others thing(us) will mostly all blow on the first nuke strike. And we dont even know what type of bomb it can blow, since the Tsara Bomba, not much test was done and this bomb was limited they can make bomb blow up almost indefinetly in theory that why they stop tests, they was afraid to blow up the planet.

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