Two Centuries Before The Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

The worst earthquake in Massachusetts history 260 years ago
It happened before, and it could happen again.
By Hilary Sargent @lilsarg Staff | 11.19.15 | 5:53 AM
On November 18, 1755, Massachusetts experienced its largest recorded earthquake.
The earthquake occurred in the waters off Cape Ann, and was felt within seconds in Boston, and as far away as Nova Scotia, the Chesapeake Bay, and upstate New York, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Seismologists have since estimated the quake to have been between 6.0 and 6.3 on the Richter scale, according to the Massachusetts Historical Society.
While there were no fatalities, the damage was extensive.
According to the USGS, approximately 100 chimneys and roofs collapsed, and over a thousand were damaged.
The worst damage occurred north of Boston, but the city was not unscathed.
A 1755 report in The Philadelphia Gazette described the quake’s impact on Boston:
“There was at first a rumbling noise like low thunder, which was immediately followed with such a violent shaking of the earth and buildings, as threw every into the greatest amazement, expecting every moment to be buried in the ruins of their houses. In a word, the instances of damage done to our houses and chimnies are so many, that it would be endless to recount them.”
The quake sent the grasshopper weathervane atop Faneuil Hall tumbling to the ground, according to the Massachusetts Historical Society.
An account of the earthquake, published in The Pennsylvania Gazette on December 4, 1755.
The earthquake struck at 4:30 in the morning, and the shaking lasted “near four minutes,” according to an entry John Adams, then 20, wrote in his diary that day.
The brief diary entry described the damage he witnessed.
“I was then at my Fathers in Braintree, and awoke out of my sleep in the midst of it,” he wrote. “The house seemed to rock and reel and crack as if it would fall in ruins about us. 7 Chimnies were shatter’d by it within one mile of my Fathers house.”
The shaking was so intense that the crew of one ship off the Boston coast became convinced the vessel had run aground, and did not learn about the earthquake until they reached land, according to the Massachusetts Historical Society.
In 1832, a writer for the Hampshire (Northampton) Gazette wrote about one woman’s memories from the quake upon her death.
“It was between 4 and 5 in the morning, and the moon shone brightly. She and the rest of the family were suddenly awaked from sleep by a noise like that of the trampling of many horses; the house trembled and the pewter rattled on the shelves. They all sprang out of bed, and the affrightted children clung to their parents. “I cannot help you dear children,” said the good mother, “we must look to God for help.”
The Cape Ann earthquake came just 17 days after an earthquake estimated to have been 8.5-9.0 on the Richter scale struck in Lisbon, Portugal, killing at least 60,000 and causing untold damage.
There was no shortage of people sure they knew the impretus for the Cape Ann earthquake.
According to many ministers in and around Boston, “God’s wrath had brought this earthquake upon Boston,” according to the Massachusetts Historical Society.
In “Verses Occasioned by the Earthquakes in the Month of November, 1755,” Jeremiah Newland, a Taunton resident who was active in religious activities in the Colony, wrote that the earthquake was a reminder of the importance of obedience to God.
“It is becaufe we broke thy Laws,
that thou didst shake the Earth.

O what a Day the Scriptures say,
the EARTHQUAKE doth foretell;
O turn to God; lest by his Rod,
he cast thee down to Hell.”
Boston Pastor Jonathan Mayhew warned in a sermon that the 1755 earthquakes in Massachusetts and Portugal were “judgments of heaven, at least as intimations of God’s righteous displeasure, and warnings from him.”
There were some, though, who attempted to put forth a scientific explanation for the earthquake.
Well, sort of.
In a lecture delivered just a week after the earthquake, Harvard mathematics professor John Winthrop said the quake was the result of a reaction between “vapors” and “the heat within the bowels of the earth.” But even Winthrop made sure to state that his scientific theory “does not in the least detract from the majesty … of God.”
It has been 260 years since the Cape Ann earthquake. Some experts, including Boston College seismologist John Ebel, think New England could be due for another significant quake.
In a recent Boston Globe report, Ebel said the New England region “can expect a 4 to 5 magnitude quake every decade, a 5 to 6 every century, and a magnitude 6 or above every thousand years.”
If the Cape Ann earthquake occurred today, “the City of Boston could sustain billions of dollars of earthquake damage, with many thousands injured or killed,” according to a 1997 study by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Babylon the Great can not afford any more wars

China, Russia, Iran, North Korea? Just How Many Wars Can America Fight?

Washington and Seoul are making new war plans to address North Korean force improvements. However, the Pentagon is rather busy right now. Military analysts are talking about possible conflicts involving Russia, China, and Iran. Could Washington handle a fourth conflict, and all at the same time?

According to CNN: “The US and South Korea will develop a new operational war plan to address the threat from North Korea, senior defense officials said Tuesday, as the Pentagon shifts its focus to the Indo-Pacific region following its recently completed global force posture review.” Officials say that the effort does not respond to any one incident but rather to the fact that the current plan is about a decade old.

The review reflects a greater emphasis on the Indo-Pacific. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development Mara Karlin explained: “The Global Posture Review directs additional cooperation with allies and partners across the region to advance initiatives that contribute to regional stability and deter potential military aggression from China and threats from North Korea.” That is, the usual boilerplate.

However, the timing raises the question of how many crises the United States can handle at once. Over the weekend the G-7 met in the United Kingdom and issued a statement targeting Russia’s threats against Ukraine: “Any use of force to change borders is strictly prohibited under international law. Russia should be in no doubt that further military aggression against Ukraine would have massive consequences and severe cost in response.”

Although the focus is on economic sanctions, policymakers were considering a range of U.S. military options. One is to heavily arm Ukraine, send special operations forces to Ukraine to create a human tripwire, and encourage allies to do likewise. Another would expand the potential field of operations, threaten the Russian-supported breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia with invasion, convince Turkey to favor the passage of allied warships into the Black Sea to gain naval superiority, and blockade the isolated Russian territory of Kaliningrad. Senator Roger Wicker proposed active combat involvement, using ground forces, ships, and even nuclear weapons.

Wouldn’t that be fun!

President Joe Biden said he would not “unilaterally use force to confront Russia.” That appeared to preserve the option of a multilateral response, however unlikely that might seem. Moreover, the greater the concentration of opposing forces, the greater the chance of mistaken or accidental conflict.

Taiwan is another dangerous crisis du jour. Most of the DC foreign policy community appears to support U.S. military intervention if China uses force against Taiwan. Biden made the commitment unambiguous before his aides insisted that nothing had changed. Support in Washington is growing for the United States to formally declare that it will go to war for the island, just 100 miles off China’s coast. One notable convert is the venerable Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Moreover, official U.S. rhetoric toward Taiwan appears to be changing. The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft’s Michael Swaine warned that last week a Department of Defense (DOD) official

…defined Taiwan’s strategic importance as deriving from the notions that it is: a “critical node within the first island chain,” “integral to the regional and global economy,” and a “beacon of democratic values” in contrast with the People’s Republic of China. In other words, he defined the island as a strategic location of value to the U.S. precisely because it is militarily, economically, and politically distinct from China.

The official also talked of “vital US interests,” the typical lexicon used to justify war.

What would combat with China mean? Five years ago, before noteworthy improvements in the Chinese armed forces, the Rand Corporation warned:

War between the United States and China could be so ruinous for both countries, for East Asia, and for the world that it might seem unthinkable. Yet it is not: China and the United States are at loggerheads over several regional disputes that could lead to military confrontation or even violence between them. Both countries have large concentrations of military forces operating in close proximity. If an incident occurred or a crisis overheated, both have an incentive to strike enemy forces before being struck by them. And if hostilities erupted, both have ample forces, technology, industrial might, and personnel to fight across vast expanses of land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace.

And the odds have shifted in the wrong direction over the last five years. Washington is at serious risk of losing a war that would be nothing like Afghanistan or Iraq and with the possibility of escalating to nuclear weapons. There may be answers to overcome the challenge of projecting power at such distance—the fight would be thousands of miles from America, only hundreds from China—but none are cheap or easy.

Talk also has revived about possible conflict with Iran. President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy turned into a disaster, pushing Iran closer to developing a nuclear capacity, if not nuclear weapons, as well as encouraging Tehran to increase its disruptive activities in the Persian Gulf. Now negotiations over returning to the nuclear deal have stalled. The new, hardline Islamist government is following the Trump administration in attempting to win additional concessions by threatening to walk away, especially given concern that America’s return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action might not last beyond January 2025. Tehran appears to want a deal but is prepared to walk away in the belief that it can survive continued sanctions.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken attempted to pressure Iran by indicating that the administration was “prepared to turn to other options,” the standard euphemism for military action. An unnamed administration official warned: “There are a cascading set of consequences for all of this coming undone. I just don’t see how this comes to a happy conclusion.” Last month General Kenneth McKenzie, commanders of United States Central Command, contended that Tehran is “very close” to a nuclear weapon, though even Israeli security officials affirm much time and effort remain to actually create a nuclear bomb, let alone a usable arsenal. Added McKenzie: “The diplomats are in the lead on this, but Central Command always has a variety of plans that we could execute, if directed.” The administration reportedly is considering everything from sabotage operations to military strikes against Iranian nuclear sites.

Such actions would not likely turn out well. Tehran responded violently to the Trump administration’s reimposition of sanctions and assassination of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Iran continued to intervene militarily throughout the region, interrupted Gulf oil traffic, wrecked Saudi oil facilities, launched missile attacks against U.S. bases in Iraq, and supported Iraqi militias that attacked the same facilities, as well as the U.S. embassy. That would be but a foretaste of a broader war.

The United States would win any conflict in a conventional sense, but the cost would be high—to Iranian civilians, Middle Eastern peoples, and the United States. Ilan Goldenberg of the Center for a New American Security warned of an admittedly worst-case scenario of unconventional warfare, proxy attacks, spreading conflict, Israeli intervention, internal collapse, revived dictatorship, and continued nuclear development. His sobering conclusion: “Even short of such worst-case scenarios, any war with Iran would tie down the United States in yet another Middle Eastern conflict for years to come. The war and its aftermath would likely cost hundreds of billions of dollars and hobble … future U.S. presidents. Such a commitment would mean the end of the United States’ purported shift to great-power competition with Russia and China.”

Now add the Korean peninsula. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is much more dangerous than Iran. Although significantly smaller than China and Russia, the DPRK is well-armed and positioned for war.

Traditionally one of the most dangerous of America’s commitments, the peninsula has become much more so with the North’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Although Pyongyang’s conventional ground forces are decrepit, they are numerous and, as was evident seven decades ago, the terrain is difficult. North Korean artillery and missiles could do enormous damage to Seoul, unfortunately, situated so close to the border.

Citing Rand Corporation war games, writer Michael Peck warned: “Invading North Korea to capture or destroy Kim Jong-un’s nuclear arsenal, or to knock out artillery batteries threatening Seoul, would overstretch and deplete American and South Korean forces. More ominously, this could also trigger Chinese military intervention.” RAND warned of “massive, perhaps unsustainable, demands on Army capacity and specific high-demand, low-density capabilities. In addition, the North’s nuclear arsenal demands that the Army, together with senior Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. government leaders, rethink fundamental assumptions about the strategies and concepts the United States would use in Korean contingencies.”

In short, observed analyst Kyle Mizokami:

A ground war with North Korea would be an extremely complex operation with considerable military and civilian casualties on both sides. In fact, the ground war would be a mere slice of a multidomain conflict likely to involve missile attacks against Guam, Japan and South Korea, convoying, minesweeping, and other sea-based operations involving U.S., South Korean and Japanese naval forces, and even the readying of U.S. strategic forces. Unlike recent operations U.S. forces would face considerable risk in large numbers, operating against a numerically superior foe. Although American technological advantages, particularly in the areas of communications, mobility, and firepower would allow U.S. and South Korean forces to ultimately prevail, there would be little room for error.

On the verge of explosion outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Palestinian children walk over the rubble of a destroyed house on 24 May 2021 [MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images]

Gaza is on the verge of an explosion

Palestinian children walk over the rubble of a house destroyed by Israeli forces on 24 May 2021 [MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images]

Rasheed HassanDecember 16, 2021 at 1:50 pm 78Shares

Without explanation or premise, I must stress that the situation in the Gaza Strip is no longer bearable; that our two million people there have lost the ability to tolerate their plight and have patience; and that the resistance factions are no longer able to maintain the truce on the terms set by the Israeli aggressors indefinitely. Mediators have failed to fulfil even one of the ceasefire conditions for a very simple reason: Israel’s absolute refusal to lift the unjust siege, which has been imposed for 14 years.

It is the occupation that has turned the Gaza Strip into a place of slow death; a place unfit for human life, in the words of former US President Jimmy Carter. There is no steady electricity supply, no safe drinking water, no regular medication supplies, and the border is closed. There is, though, a concrete wall built by the occupation state, so the Gaza Strip is now a cage. Those in need of medical care, especially cancer patients, are not allowed to travel to receive treatment. The list of restrictions and shortages seems endless, and is endlessly cruel.

The situation in the occupied Palestinian territories — the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip — did not change after the Sword of Jerusalem battle in May. The reasons for that short but brutal war are still valid, as the Israeli attacks on Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque continue; they haven’t stopped, not even for a day. Illegal settlers desecrate Al-Aqsa on a daily basis, while attacks on the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood have escalated. The settlers are armed with a ruling by the Israeli courts that the area is a Jewish neighbourhood, and that the Palestinian residents are simply tenants.

Moreover, the enemy has stepped up its aggression and terror against the Palestinian people and the heroic — and legitimate — resistance to the occupation. Not a day passes without the fall of at least one martyr at the hands of the enemy forces, accompanied by an escalation in the ethnic cleansing, the demolition of houses in Jerusalem and the seizure of apartments in the suburbs of the Holy City.

In the face of this violence and aggression, the PA simply repeats its mantra of denunciation and condemnation, calling on the international community to intervene and protect the Palestinian people from Zionist terrorism. It forgets that the international community colludes with the occupation. It also conveniently overlooks the fact that the Oslo Accords is why resistance has been (and still is) stifled and the noose is tightened around the necks of the resistance fighters.

In the face of all of this, especially in Gaza, the factions have decided to reconsider the ceasefire that the enemy has exploited and hold the mediators responsible for its failure. We can be certain that the enemy will not back down from its terrorism, and that it will not lift the siege or allow the reconstruction of Gaza. This places grave responsibilities on all of the factions. They must either accept the status quo or turn the tables on the enemy and return to the language of the Sword of Jerusalem.

An explosion in Gaza is inevitable, and Israel must shoulder its responsibility for its consequences for the simple reason that it is persisting in the slow death of two million Palestinians.

Given the circumstances in which we find ourselves, therefore, I ask this: what if the Palestinian leadership forgot about the political division and decided to seize this historic moment and ignite resistance across all of occupied Palestine? If this was to happen, I am sure that it would be the beginning of the end for the Zionist enemy.

This article first appeared in Arabic in Addustour on 16 December 2021

The Chinese Nuclear Horn Preps for Nuclear War: Daniel 7

China Holds Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Warfare Exercises

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a combat exercise involving anti-nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons in Tibet.

Including commandos and armored assault groups, the 24-hour drill was reportedly held “on a snowy plateau” amid heightened border tensions with India.

Combat simulations included the launch of several high-powered rockets and installation of explosives on a target. Their commanding officer had them engage in all scenarios while protecting against possible nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks.

Third battalion commander Li Qunfeng led the group in neutralizing a theoretical attack while wearing gas masks, passing through a “poisoned zone,” and reporting the situation back to command. A chemical defense detachment was then ordered to decontaminate the area.

“The drill closely focused on the enemy’s situation, focusing on key and difficult subjects such as day and night maneuvering and multi-arms coordination, and tempered the firepower attack capability of the troops in complex environments,” the PLA said as quoted by the Hindustan Times.

Dual-Use Chemical, Biological Tech

In November, the US Department of Defense accused the Chinese government of conducting clandestine research involving dual-use chemical and biological technology.

This development concerns the American government, which claims that China’s biological activities violate the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

“Studies conducted at PRC [People’s Republic of China] military medical institutions discussed identifying, testing, and characterizing diverse families of potent toxins with dual-use applications,” the report indicated.

According to the defense department, the US cannot certify if the Chinese government has met its obligations under the CWC because of its ongoing research into pharmaceutical agents and toxins.

Hamas launches ‘Shield of Jerusalem’ drill outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Hamas launches ‘Shield of Jerusalem’ drill in Gaza

Hamas’s military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, launched the “Shield of Jerusalem (al-Quds)” drill in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning to “raise combat readiness and simulate different scenarios.”

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According to an announcement by the brigades, the drill is part of a series of continuous military exercises simulating various forms of combat operations. The brigades advised that explosions and shooting may be heard in some areas of the Gaza Strip during the drill.

China’s Newest Nuclear Weapons: Daniel 7

China creates hypersonic plane with the technology of its new nuclear weapon

12/14/2021 – 05:00  Updated: 12/14/2021 – 16:04

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After surprise the Pentagon and the United States government With the success of a hypersonic nuclear weapon whose behavior defies the laws of physics, China will use the same technology to design and manufacture a hypersonic airliner with the aim of having regular lines with which to fly to any part of the world in an hour. 

The project – which was announced by China some time ago but which no one took seriously before the test of its hypersonic glider – aims to have new engines running in 2025, a 10-passenger model for military use in 2035 and a 100-passenger aircraft in 2045. Elon Musk wants to launch ships full of animals to Mars 

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A state project

The final aircraft will be 45 meters long and will be a third larger than the Boeing 737. The team that is developing it – which, according to the official South China Morning Post, brings together the best engineers of the Chinese space program who have taken the country to Mars and the Moon – affirms that its wings will be in the shape of a delta, like the Concorde, but pointed up. Unlike the Concorde, however, its air-powered engines will be on the wings, not under them. 

Its top speed could reach 19,310 kilometers per hour, a statement that today seems impossible because it is still the necessary materials do not exist. What we do know is that the Chinese hypersonic glider arrived withto reach Mach 6 speed.3D model of the hypersonic passenger plane based on the Chinese secret weapon. 

The SCMP assures that the research work published in the scientific journal Physics of Gases describes that the aerodynamic model used successfully in the Chinese secret weapon had to be modified by the team of Professor Liu Riu, from the Beijing Institute of Technology. Riu – who was one of the leaders of the missions of the Martian rover and the robotic collection and return of lunar rocks – affirms that the results of this research will not only result in a hypersonic plane but also may use experience in other aspects of your space programs

At work, says the SCMP, they claim they will be able to join any two points on the planet in one hour.

The chinese don’t joke

Although all propaganda news from China must be taken with healthy skepticism, we are certain that the Asian country is advancing in an unexpected way. Since the Asian country has demonstrated with facts the advances of its space program and hypersonic weapons, only an idiot could laugh at a amazing progress that seemed impossible hardly a decade ago except for other scientists who have observed the meteoric advance of the investigations published in scientific journals of international prestige. An image of research work on the plane. 

The Chinese missions to the Moon have been successful and their rover continues to explore the far side of our satellite. They are also the only country after the United States He has been able to solve the difficult challenge of landing a rover on Mars without crashing. And he did it the first time, something that even the US did not achieve in its day. Its new space station, which will grow in the coming years to compete with the ISS, is the only one that uses ion engines to stay and maneuver in orbit. 

Finally, the test of its hypersonic glider with the ability to launch missiles in flight has been the finishing touch. It has left space and intelligence agencies across the globe speechless. So much so that the situation is comparable to first bars of the space race, when the Soviet Union took the lead for several years until the Americans began launching their Saturn rockets. 3D model of the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird, the SR-72 hypersonic drone. (Lockheed Martin) 

On that occasion, President Kennedy united the entire country to reach the moon in record time and destroy the communist dictatorship, an empire that was crumbling behind the scenes and whose space program imploded with the death of astronautics titan Sergei Korolev. This time, unfortunately, the United States is a divided country without a north while China continues to advance in record time. By far Elon Musk and SpaceX, the future – and in some cases present – Chinese absolute dominance in disciplines such as astronautics, robotics, artificial intelligence or hypersonic flight seems, for the moment, inevitable.

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Iranian Horn Attacks Babylon the Great

An Iranian drone (AFP Photo/HO/Iranian Army website via Getty Images)

Iranian ‘Drone Armies’ Step Up Attacks on US as Nuclear Talks Languish, GOP Lawmakers Say

Iranian “drone armies” are behind a surge in attacks on U.S. positions and allies in Iraq, according to a group of Republican lawmakers who are demanding answers from the Biden administration about how it is working to counter these threats amid ongoing negotiations with Tehran over a revamped nuclear accord.

“In 2021, Iran-backed forces in Iraq have been behind an uptick of drone attacks against positions associated with the U.S. or coalition forces in Iraq,” Reps. Bryan Steil (R., Wis.), Joe Wilson (R., S.C.), Brian Babin (R., Texas), and Andrew Clyde (R., Ga.) on Tuesday wrote to the State Department in a letter that demands answers for why these strikes have gone unpunished. “These include a strike against an alleged CIA hangar in Erbil, Iraq, in April and the Baghdad airport this June.”

The lawmakers say “American passivity and indifference” to these attacks, which also include a November assassination attempt on Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, is signaling to Tehran that it can use its Iraq-based terrorist proxy groups to foment chaos. Steil and his colleagues accuse the Biden State Department of turning a blind eye to Iran’s terrorism enterprise in a bid to avoid agitating Tehran as talks over a new version of the 2015 nuclear accord are ongoing in Vienna.

“Tehran and its militias in Iraq possess significant drone capabilities, capabilities that need to be addressed and countered regardless of the administration’s quest to return to talks and re-enter what we believe to be a flawed nuclear agreement with Tehran,” the lawmakers write, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Since the November assassination attempt on al-Kadhimi, the Biden administration has not sanctioned any of the Iran-backed groups involved in the plot. The State Department has also avoided naming the groups responsible—Kata’ib Hezbollah and Asa’ib Ahl al-Ha—both of which are U.S.-designated terror organizations and have deep ties to Iran.

“At the time of this writing, the State Department, and in particular its press release in the immediate aftermath of the attack, failed to mention by name the actor(s) with the known capabilities, intentions, and motivations to carry out this operation: the Islamic Republic of Iran and/or its network of Shiite militias in Iraq,” the lawmakers write.

While previous White Houses, including the Trump administration, sanctioned Iran and its proxy groups for similar strikes, the Biden administration has avoided exercising this power. Sanctions on Iran have actually been loosened in recent months as the United States tries to ink a deal that many observers see as increasingly impossible. The State Department has also publicly promised Iran that it will nix all remaining Trump administration sanctions if the country agrees to a nuclear accord.

“Iran continues to support Iraqi Shiite militias as part of its quest to puncture, subvert, and dominate the Iraqi state and export its Islamic Revolution,” the letter states. “The U.S. government has previously sanctioned and exposed Iran’s tentacles in Iraq, including its weapons smuggling and money laundering operations and should continue to do so.”

The lawmakers are seeking concrete answers from the State Department about the steps the department is taking to hold Iran accountable for its bevy of attacks on the United States and its regional allies.

They want to know which Iran-backed militias in Iraq are not sanctioned by the U.S. government. They are also requesting information from the administration about its policy towards countering Iranian interference in Iraq and the wider region, as well as what steps the State Department is taking “to counter the drone armies of Iran.”

Additionally, the lawmakers want to know if the Biden administration plans to help the Iraqi government investigate the November assassination attempt and if the administration will “make the evidence and conclusions from any investigations available to the public.”

Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said that as Iran builds up its drone capabilities, it is ensuring its terror proxy groups have access to this deadly technology.

“Iran both produces and proliferates drone technology and has an evolving and increasingly complex procurement network in place for dual-use goods to power these drones,” he said. “The U.S. Congress is correctly focusing on countering Iran’s drones which have shown up in multiple battlefields in the Middle East.”

The Biden administration, Ben Taleblu said, “will need a strategy to counter Iran’s evolving unmanned aerial threats in the Middle East, which include mortars, rockets, drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles. Deal or no deal in Vienna, working to offset and devalue these capabilities is the right path ahead.”

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