Thursday, December 31, 2020

How did we get HERE: Chapter 7: Onward into the 5th Timeline?

I felt like I needed to start another Chapter simply because we will be dealing with the 5th timeline.

Whether it is UNUS (a combination of United Nations peacekeepers as time agents combined with elements of the U.S. military like Major Forward and Captain Back) there are many people out there all the time correcting disastrous time elements that could cause eventually human extinction in various ways on down the line at this point.

When the U.S. and almost Germany developed Nuclear weapons the Galactic Government decided to create the United Nations as a result of those nuclear weapons and World War II. So, time has been manipulated a lot once nuclear weapons were invented to create the relatively peaceful world we live in once mankind had developed the capacity for "any Terrorist" to end all life on earth in seconds if they had access to nuclear weapons.

So, when problems arise they are often swiftly dealt with which sometimes creates new problems that hav have to be dealt with along the way that were also unexpected.

There is this unstable element when ANY civilization develops nuclear weapons where the Time Guards have to be established. It is because a Star like our sun is really a controlled hydrogen bomb going off 24 hours a day but it works in such a way to create the life form that all stars are. So, there is the tendency once a civilization develops nuclear weapons for that planet to become either a star (everyone dies) or to blow up (like Maldek). So, for a planet that constant type of instability between states of matter needs to be managed.

So, whenever a civilization develops nuclear weapons that civilization is often managed at a galactic level especially when that planet is Earth which is a Sacred Galactic Park to millions of religions around the Galaxy. 

It is important to the Galactic Government that this information is available to humans on earth. It's not put on the front headlines of newspapers around the world because that would destabilize governments, businesses, religious zealots and people in general. So, it is put in places like this one sort of in the same way you might put a Doing business add in a newspaper to legally notify everyone that you are in business. It doesn't reach everyone but it is sort of like your deed to your real property at the county seat or something like that. It's about the information being available in some form rather than on the front page which would automatically destabilize and possibly ruin the mindset of most people who couldn't really deal with this information is a useful way without having a psychotic break that they might never recover from and run screaming off a cliff somewhere.

Some people like you and I might be able to deal with this information but for most people it would just ruin their lives and their little mental worlds that they live in. Probably less than 25% of the worlds populations could even begin to deal with the realities we are writing about here right now.

I woke up at 6 am this morning "New Years Eve morning" in Mt. Shasta, California knowing we would be leaving for the coast around 9am. So, since I was the only one awake I sat there watching the newly fallen snow that came down last night that hadn't been walked in yet by anyone (except maybe a Gray Squirrel looking for nuts) that live here on the several acres we are on at present overlooking a snow clad meadow now. 

So, I can see now why this all came through the way it did because we are entering a new year (hopefully better than the last!) Happy 2021 Everyone!

I just climbed into my hot tub and our corgi wants to share my corn chips so I gave her a few because she likes them. It's probably the salt she likes.

My son in law called his parents in Europe but their new years fireworks had been cancelled there in the Alps where they live.

Once again if you want to know more about UNUS here is a link or word button for you: 


At the time I wrote UNUS things were very unstable in many ways because of 9-11 so I felt I had to say that what I was writing was fictional. However, it feels much more stable in certain ways now and so I can say that what I'm writing about is likely all true. However, there are some conditions when if some one asked me if what I wrote is true or not I would tell them it is fiction in order to stay alive in a body here on earth. However, nonetheless it is likely all true what I'm writing on behalf of the Galactic Government. I'm here to relay what i know to the people of earth because the Galactic Sentience who is my friend and he says my relative wishes me to write this for you.

It looks like UNUS came through just after the 2nd timeline began then in 2002. It speaks about how Arcane set up the UNUS Time Cadre from earth. Since he is a trained Time Traveler from the Galactic Time Guard assigned as a planetary anthropologist to earth long term he is an ideal person to train time agents of all countries to set time right regarding nuclear weapons and anything that could cause the end of life on earth for humans and all species. 

Even if the planet is blown up there are ways to bring it back or to prevent it from having blown up by killing the people responsible for ending earth and turning it into an asteroid belt.

However, they aren't usually killed by beheading or being shot but rather their mother's conception is prevented before birth so they are never born. The galaxy sees this as a much kinder way to deal with terrorists who destroy earth.

UNUS in some ways reminds me of "Men in Black" except Men in Black (men and women in Black) mostly deal with alien problems and UNUS specifically deals with time problems that could cause humans to go extinct.

Men in Black is more than a comedy it's always been a real thing here on earth. So, if it is a joke it is a True Joke and always has been. If you can laugh at something it means you can begin to deal with it. That's why humor is important in regard to dealing with the real world beyond earth as it comes to earth.

You might ask me: "Why isn't UNUS used to bring people who die back to life? Mostly it isn't designed for this. It is specifically used to prevent extinctions of life waves on planets and preventing planets from being destroyed.

It's important to keep time changes to a minimum or you might destroy time itself on that planet.

I see time as like a tree with many branches and lots of roots. You can only change things so much and the tree of time in relation to a planet might die or destabilize permanently.

A Tree is the best way to see time as far as I'm concerned. A tree can only take so many changes before it dies. The same is true of any planet. And each planet is completely unique in this too. Earth is amazing the amount of time lines it can support however. But, at present there are only 5 sanctioned time lines that are sanctioned and maintained by the Galactic Sentience and the Galactic Government. All others are time shards that eventually suddenly will end at some point.

Can I prove any of this to you?

Any one on earth who could and does prove any of this to you would be disappeared by various forces in the universe. This is a given.

Regarding the 5th timeline:

Since the 4th timeline that Putin accidentally began in Spring of 2020 causes human extinction through something similar to Sky NET in the Terminator series between now and 2030 and 2040 (depending upon which variation of the 4th timeline we are talking about).

For example, Because Trump has been so efficient at causing the deaths of so many people and it looks like this coronavirus is going to keep mutating we are dealing with something as serious as the AIDS epidemic in that it might never end. However, it is also possible that we might get coronavirus Flu shots once a year in the fall and not die of it when we get it too.

This is my hope. (At least the people who get the shot might not die of it that year).

Because of Trump's (NOT DEALING PROPERLY) with coronavirus it is completely out of control now in North South and Central America and in Europe and in Russia. Because of this countries are just going to keep infecting each other for years to come specifically because of Trump's Gross negligence as a president.

For example, it is quite possible that coronavirus will get about 10 times worse death wise between now and April at this point than it presently is.

People think there is some imaginary limit to coronavirus. Nope. There isn't if you don't take proper precautions as individuals worldwide.

I'm concerned that we are about to see 10,000 people dying per day, especially with the new 70% more contagious strain from the UK.

Remember, 10,000 per day is 300,000 people dying per month or 3 million every 10 months.

Expecting people who don't get vaccinated to possibly die within the next year or two might be useful about now.

If you study the laws of probability you will get the same information I'm getting.

So, you might ask: "Why does the 4th timeline that Putin accidentally started drive the human race extinct? I was thinking just now how to more usefully answer this question. And the answer is quite simple: "When mankind has to deal with too many variables at once they tend to fail and die en masse."

Here's an example that we live with where I live on the coast. There is a road where you are on the level and then all of a sudden you drop down quite swiftly on this road towards the coast. But, if it is raining or slippery this sudden drop and the slowing down kills people this time of year. How?

Well. It usually kills people who are driving too fast (which is okay while you are on the level) but if you don't know this road is going to suddenly go down at a steep angle this puts you along with the curves in danger. So, to your left are many large pine trees off a cliff and to your right is also something like a cliff going up. So, what people do is that their rear end of their car (because of wetness like rain or wet road from mist or fog or rain or hail goes out and pushes them up against the cliff to their right, then they bounce off the cliff to their right and go down off a cliff into their left and off the road and their car winds up wrapped around a big pine tree (one or more) and they usually die.

So, the point is that when the human race deals with too many bad variables at the same time they die.

And the mistake that has been  made with the 4th timeline (starting last Spring of 2020 is (that   is that  the  choices have the unforeseen consequence of driving  the whole world extinct.  The point is just like in my example too many hazards conflict at once and we are gone. We might deal with any 1 or 2 hazards but when they multiply to 10 or 12 at once we are gone as a human race here on earth.

So, this brings us to the 5th timeline which will likely have to stop the Cyber war that Started last Spring. How they stop the Cyber War and what aspects they will change should be interesting but knowing the Galactic Time Guard and the Lemurian Time Guard controlled by His Oneness now of Shambala but once of Lemuria and UNUS controlled by the UN and U.S. through Arcane are up to the task.

And this is why Elohar and Ragna from 7028 AD on the first timeline told me that there likely would be 5 timelines this century by 2050 AD here one earth to keep mankind alive.

Am I allowed to write of the changes that create the 5th timeline? I'm trying to figure that out right now.

So, this likely will be a work in progress in trying to figure all this out at present.

Understanding the time lines:

The first timeline caused basically almost all humans to die or become sort of like Wolves on 9-11-01.

This was superseded by the 2nd time when Elohar and Ragna from 7028 AD on the first time line came to me and asked my help in creating a 2nd timeline. I had previously asked the Galactic Sentience to save earth from the fate of the first timeline and he said "Yes".

So, with the work of the Galactic Sentience, His Oneness, Arcane, Elohar and Ragna, and myself and many many others the 2nd timeline was born the 2nd time we reached 9-11-01.

Then Captain Forward and Lieutenant Back went forward in time and found humans went extinct on the timeline where Hillary Clinton became president on the 2nd timeline.

So, through the United Nations Trump and others like him were put into office in many different countries of the world to "thin out" the human race so they wouldn't go extinct. 

Trump and these leaders were the beginning of the 3rd timeline.

However, Putin created through his people a 4th timeline which accidentally caused Software sentients to be created through supercomputers and other problems which creates between now and 2030 or 2040 human extinction.

So now, a 5th timeline has to be created to solve this problem if the human race is to survive this century to live on to the next century.

But, even then this doesn't solve the problem of human extinction through the mental illnesses caused by the thinning out of the human race this century to prevent human extinction that occurs between 2150 and 2160 caused by the mental illnesses created by the deaths of 7/8 of humanity in this century.

So, you see all this is a work in progress. There is no one perfect solution to creating human survival.

It's all sort of like a lab experiment and we all are sort of lab rats in this experiment trying to find something that works to keep at least some of us alive for millions of years into the future.

It's not about Whether we succeed or not in this it's about HOW we succeed. How will we innovate our future survival as a human race ongoing?

I see it as "God helps those who help themselves".

"Where there's a will to survive there's a way."

By God's Grace

the UK Variant has at least 2 cases now, one in Colorado and one in San Diego:

which likely means that the UK Variant is already endemic to the U.S. at this point because neither case is in someone who has been traveling. So, this means that they got it likely from the person who is traveling OR they got it from someone who maybe knew or contacted the person who was traveling from UK or other European countries.

So, because of this the UK variant is likely endemic to the U.S. all over right now. 

Colorado identifies first known case of UK coronavirus variant in US

Colorado identifies first known case of UK coronavirus variant in US

A Colorado man has the variant of the coronavirus from the United Kingdom that health officials say is more transmissable than other strains of the virus, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday.

a person standing in a room: FULLERTON, CA - DECEMBER 25: Registered Nurse Joan Pung, right, dawns her isolation gowns in the hallway inside the ICU at Providence St. Jude Medical Center Christmas Day on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 in Fullerton, CA. The IV stands have been placed outside the rooms of the cover patients to help the nurses from constantly going into the rooms for their safety from exposure to the virus. Each time a mecial worker goes into a covid room they put on an isolation gown and then remove it as the exit the room in this ICU. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)© Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images FULLERTON, CA - DECEMBER 25: Registered Nurse Joan Pung, right, dawns her isolation gowns in the hallway inside the ICU at Providence St. Jude Medical Center Christmas Day on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 in Fullerton, CA. The IV stands have been placed outside the rooms of the cover patients to help the nurses from constantly going into the rooms for their safety from exposure to the virus. Each time a mecial worker goes into a covid room they put on an isolation gown and then remove it as the exit the room in this ICU. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

It is the first known case of the UK coronavirus variant in United States.

The man, who is in his 20s and in isolation in Elbert County, has no travel history, Polis' office said in a news release.

"We will closely monitor this case," Polis said, "as well as all COVID-19 indicators, very closely."

The statement said public health officials are working to identify potential contacts and potential cases through contact tracing interviews.

"An unknown travel history mean that this person picked it up the community," Dr. Atul Gawande, a member of the Biden-Harris transition Covid advisory board and a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, told CNN.

Health authorities from around the world have said the variant does not appear to be more deadly than previously identified Covid-19 strains.

"We know it is a more contagious variant and that's a serious concern if it is only just now beginning to spread, given that our hospitals and ICUs, in particular, are already being filled," Gawande said.

But the mitigation factors -- social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing -- that work against the virus also work against this variant, he said.

"If this mutation, this mutated virus, which is more contagious, is not widespread yet and beginning to spread, that means it will be even more important to follow the approaches we know work," he said.

Many countries have banned flights from the United Kingdom. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced passengers from London to the United States will need a negative coronavirus test from the previous 72 hours.

The variant has been around since September, and US health officials have said in recent days as it became prevalent in the United Kingdom that it is probably already in the United States.

The United States will likely see "homegrown variants" of the virus, similar to the UK variant, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Hotez said that if the United States starts performing more virus genomic surveillance, it will likely identify additional strains of the virus in the US.

Public Health England said initial analysis showed that while the variant appears to be more transmissible, there is no evidence it is linked to a higher risk of hospital admission or death.

Record hospitalizations could soon force facilities to ration care

The number of patients hospitalized across the US with Covid-19 is the highest it's ever been -- and at this rate health experts warn some hospitals may have to ration nurses, respirators and care.

And in Los Angeles County, where a crush of cases have filled hospitals' intensive care units for days, at least five hospitals have already turned patients away because of oxygen supply issues, officials say.

"The surges and the impact on our ICUs across the country is absolutely devastating. ... This is the nightmare scenario we worked so hard to prevent," Hotez, an infectious disease specialist, told CNN on Tuesday about the hospital situation nationwide.

The United States reported 124,686 coronavirus patients in hospitals Tuesday, the most reported on a given day during the pandemic, according to the Covid Tracking Project. The country's proportion of ICU patients who have coronavirus also has shot up, from 16% in September to 40% last week, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

"When you run out of capacity, physicians and bioethicists in these hospitals will need to decide which patients are salvageable -- potentially salvageable -- and which patients aren't," CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner said Monday.

December already has been the country's deadliest month of the pandemic. And with travel increasing over the holidays, health experts anticipate the spread of the virus will increase and send hospitalizations surging further.

In Los Angeles County, problems with supplying oxygen to rooms led at least five hospitals to declare an "internal disaster" Sunday, which included turning an unspecified number of patients away, county health services director Dr. Christina Ghaly said.

Though there were multiple issues, the problem generally wasn't an absolute shortage of oxygen, she said. One issue was that aging infrastructure pumping the oxygen to patient rooms couldn't keep up with the high number of patients needing it.

She didn't immediately identify the hospitals with those issues. Other capacity issues, meanwhile, are plaguing county medical facilities.

A further spike in cases would put Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles in the position of needing to ration care, CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor said Monday.

"If we continue to see an increase in the number of Covid patients, we may be forced to do something that, as health professionals, we all really just loathe having to even think about," Batchlor told CNN's Brooke Baldwin.

Battlefield triage techniques

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital will not turn patients away, Batchlor said, but staff may have to employ techniques that have been used in war.

"We use what in the battlefield is called triage techniques, which is doing an assessment of each person's needs and prognosis and using scarce resources with patients that are most likely to benefit from them," she said.

Already, resources are being used in unconventional ways to accommodate the surge.

"Our staff has been incredibly adept and flexible in accommodating increasing numbers of patients, so as you heard, we have five tents outside of the hospital," Batchlor said. "We have patients in our conference room, in our chapel."

Many gurneys are taken into the gift shop, she said.

While Batchlor didn't specify how many new patients have Covid-19, the increase in their numbers is putting stress on all care.

At Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California, nurses who usually care for one or two patients are now caring for three or four, infectious disease specialist Dr. Kimberly Shriner told CNN on Sunday.

"We have a limited number of ventilators, we have a limited number of ICU beds," Shriner said, adding that a team including a bioethicist, a community member, a physician, a nurse and an administrative leader will decide how to divide those resources if it comes down to it.

Ghaly, the county health services director, said some hospitals are attending to patients who are still in ambulances.

"Those patients are being cared for and treated in the ambulance as if it's part of the emergency room bay," Ghaly said.

Fauci: January could be worse than December

January's coronavirus numbers could be worse than December's because travel surged for the holidays, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.

He wishes so many hadn't traveled -- but those who did can still decide to limit potential spread by restricting who they congregate with, he said.

"For those who have already done the travel, the thing to do now is to try to not congregate with large numbers of people in social settings like dinners," Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Jim Sciutto on Tuesday.

"Once you get to large numbers of people at a dinner inside, poor air ventilation and circulation, that's when you get in trouble," he said. "That's what we're concerned about -- that in addition to the (current) surge, we're going to have an increase superimposed upon that surge, which could make January even worse than December."

Air travel has been busy by pandemic standards. Sunday was the busiest day of the pandemic at US airports, when the Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1.28 million people, the TSA said.

And more than 1 million people were screened on seven of the past 11 days -- the heaviest 11-day stretch since the pandemic started, the TSA said.

Though average numbers of new daily Covid-19 infections and deaths in the US have ticked down in recent days, they are not far removed from all-time highs.

An average of 180,904 daily new infections were reported across the past week as of Monday. The peak average so far -- 219,324 -- was set just 11 days ago.

The US averaged 2,210 new Covid-19 deaths daily across the last week as of Monday, six days after hitting the peak average of 2,715 a day.

With hospitalizations at a record, deaths could surge again, as experts say increases in deaths generally follow increases in hospitalizations.

If cases themselves jump with holiday gatherings, hospitalizations and deaths could soar even further, experts say. 

11 people missing after landslide strikes southern Norway, leaving large crater


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11 people missing after landslide strikes southern Norway, leaving large crater

A view of the landslide that hit north of Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday.

(CNN)Ten people were injured, one of them critically, and 11 were classified as missing after a landslide in southern Norway swept away more than a dozen buildings in the early hours of Wednesday, police said.

The landslide struck a residential area in the municipality of Gjerdrum, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of the capital Oslo. Police said more than 900 people had been evacuated from the area.
Rescue workers continued to search the area for children and adults who were feared to have been caught in mud and debris, police said.
"We are quite certain that there are people in the affected area, but we don't know if all 11 are there or if the number is smaller," police spokesman Roger Pettersen told a news conference.
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    "We're still searching for survivors," he said.
    Photos of the site showed a large crater with destroyed buildings at the bottom of it. Other buildings hung on the edges of the crater, TV footage showed. Two more houses collapsed into the crater on Wednesday afternoon, broadcaster NRK reported.
    Norway's King Harald said the landslide had made a deep impression on him.
    "My thoughts are with all those who are affected, injured or have lost their homes and those who now live in fear and uncertainty of the full extent of the catastrophe," the 83-year-old monarch said in a statement released by the royal palace.
    Helicopters continued to hover over the area as night fell, at times lowering emergency responders towards the debris of collapsed houses.
    "There could be people trapped... but at the same time we can't be sure because it is the New Year's holiday, which means people could be elsewhere," Prime Minister Erna Solberg told reporters after visiting the site.
    A rescue helicopter view shows the aftermath of the incident.
    Local residents spoke of their experience.
    "There were two massive tremors that lasted for a long while and I assumed it was snow being cleared or something like that," Oeystein Gjerdrum, 68, told NRK.
      "Then the power suddenly went out, and a neighbour came to the door and said we needed to evacuate, so I woke up my three grandchildren and told them to get dressed quickly."
      Masses of earth are still moving in what has been one of the largest clay slides in recent Norwegian history, Toril Hofshagen, the regional head of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, told a news conference.

      God is where you find "Him, (Her, the Being)

       I was raised as a mystical Christian and from this point of view I see God everywhere all the time. So, no matter what is going on in my mind or around me I'm always asking the Question: "What is God trying to show me?" So, every moment is a conversation with God from this point of view because:

      "There is nowhere that God is not"

      When you see life in this way your conversation with God is 24 hours a Day and you see God in every person and in every tree and in every beautiful Sunset or Sunrise or Beautiful view you will ever see for the rest of your life.

      By God's Grace

      Protecting Angels

       I'm writing more about protecting angels because I think it is useful for people who want to survive the next few years here on earth. 

      We are witnessing what Freedom can do during a pandemic which means that: "We also have the freedom to die from Coronavirus."

      My wife and I have already lost one friend to coronavirus who traveled to Mexico and died down there. 

      So, at that point this all became pretty real to us in losing a good friend of about 20 years now.

      Other people we know have had coronavirus but they didn't die of it because they were younger than 50 years old.

      So, it's a good time to have protecting angels about now. 

      Choosing to live with angels gives you peace whether you are alive or you are passed over. Because if you choose to live with angels when you are alive they will also be with you when you pass over too.

      By God's Grace

      US defense officials divided over potential for Iranian attack on eve of grim anniversary


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      CNN gets access to site of Iranian scientist's assassination
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      Washington (CNN)The US flew nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the Middle East Wednesday in the latest show of force meant to deter Iran, as defense officials remain divided over the risk posed by the regime and the Iraq-based militias it supports.

      Pentagon officials say the military muscle-flexing is meant to warn Tehran off attacking American interests or personnel in the days surrounding the January 3 anniversary of the Trump administration's assassination of the powerful Iranian leader Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
      At the same time, acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller decided Wednesday against a push to extend the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz's deployment to the Persian Gulf, sending it out of the region in an explicit de-escalation signal to Iran, according to a senior defense official.
      The conflicting messages could reflect divisions within the Pentagon, where a second senior defense official tells CNN that the current threat level from Iran is the most concerning they have seen since Soleimani's death. Officials cite new intelligence that Iran and allied militias in Iraq may be plotting attacks against US forces in the Middle East. For example, Iran has been moving short range ballistic missiles into Iraq, prompting the US to deploy additional military assets to the region.
        Yet others in the Pentagon contend that the threat is being exaggerated, with the first senior defense official -- who is directly involved in discussions -- telling CNN that there is "not a single piece of corroborating intel" suggesting an attack by Iran may be imminent.
        President Donald Trump has fueled some of the uncertainty, reportedly asking in a mid-November meeting for military options he could use against Iran. He then threatened Iran after a December 21 attack on the US embassy in Baghdad that senior US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, attributed to Iraqi militias affiliated with Tehran.
        "Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets," Trump tweeted from aboard Air Force One after a December 23 White House meeting on Iranian threats. "Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN."
        Trump then offered "some friendly health advice to Iran: If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over."
        A defense official tells CNN that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley "is paying extremely close attention to the situation. The military doesn't believe an attack is imminent, but is taking all precautions to ensure they deter Iran while protecting US forces."
        The B-52 flight was the second time this month the Pentagon has sent the nuclear-capable bombers to the region. It follows the Navy's rare December 21 announcement that it had sent a nuclear-powered submarine through the Persian Gulf, accompanied by guided-missile cruisers.
        US Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, said in a statement that Wednesday's B-52 flight was meant "to underscore the US military's commitment to regional security and demonstrate a unique ability to rapidly deploy overwhelming combat power on short notice."
        Before Miller called back the USS Nimitz, which had been due to leave the Gulf, CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie had been pushing to extend the warship's deployment there, in what might have been the longest aircraft carrier deployment in many years, the first senior defense official told CNN.
        This official expressed concern that some within the government are painting the situation with Iran as more dire than it actually is, and are pre-occupied with the potential for retaliatory attacks by Iran to mark the anniversary of Soleimani's assassination.
        After Soleimani was killed in Iraq by an American drone strike in January, Iran responded with a major missile attack on US military bases in the region.
        Now, intelligence gathered by the US is indicating a "possibly imminent attack" by Iranian-backed militias on US forces in Iraq, although there is no certainty, a defense official tells CNN.
        Nonetheless the concern is significant enough that additional protective measures for US troops have been taken, this official and a second defense official tell CNN. Both declined to specify the measures being taken.
        Three US defense officials tell CNN that Iran has been moving additional weaponry into Iraq, including short range ballistic missiles, an arsenal that officials believe could be used to strike American targets.
        The second senior military official said that the US has intelligence indicating that militia groups have been meeting with elements of Iran's Quds Force, an expeditionary military force that Soleimani previously led, later adding that the US had evidence of militias planning for complex attacks in Iraq that would require Iranian assistance to be successful.
          "There has been a number of troubling indications of advanced planning and preparation for attacks in Iraq that appear aimed at US military and US interests," one US defense official said.
          Officials stress that there are no plans or any preparations being taken for any offensive action directed at Iran and efforts to reinforce US troops in the region are about deterring attacks, not about conducting a preemptive strike.