Photos and videos coming out of Mallacoota on Tuesday morning showed the sky had turned a dark, glowing red as out-of-control bushfires moved in on the small town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria.
Approximately 4,000 people sought shelter from the fires along the waterfront.
Australia is being ravaged by hundreds of bush fires since more than a month and Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want to take a rest.
Those pictures were taken on December 30, 2019 from the train bridge in Bairnsdale tonight. Just apocalyptic!
And yesterday was a terrifying day for the Victorian holiday town of Mallacoota, where thousands of people had gathered on the beach and were preparing to enter the water to avoid an approaching bushfire, turning the sky blood red:
Here another eerie scene at Bega as fires continue to burn at Emergency level to the west and north.
Yes, we thought we’d seen the worst of the NSW bushfire crisis. But yesterday it hit a dangerous and frightening new level. Two men are dead, another is missing, and dozens of homes have been lost right along the eastern coastline.
This second video shows the exact moment when the truck from the Fire and Rescue NSW Station 509 Wyoming was overrun by the bushfire burning South of Nowra at 3pm yesterday. The crew – now ok – was forced to shelter in their truck as the fire front passed through.
An image from above show that the smoke from the NSW bush fires has already reached New Zealand’s South Island in less than 36 hours. Some of the smoke from the pyro-convective thunderstorms has even reached the troposphere.
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody suffering in the world. Let’s make 2020 a preparedness year and get ready for the next cataclysmic events that are coming to us. Take care and follow Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.
It’s acturally not the first time that the sky turned red this season. Last November the sky over Mildura turned orange-red due to a sandstorm and the fire smoke.
update2: It’s official — unbelievable as it is — Iraqi state TV moments ago announced the death of Iran’s most senior elite military commander, IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Suleimani:
BREAKING: #IRAQ OFFICIAL TV ANNOUNCES #IRAN IRGC LEADER QASSEM SULEIMANI IS ASSASSINATED.
ALSO KILLED HEAD OF KATAIB HEZBOLLAH ABU MEHDI MUHANDIS https://t.co/K0cJn9rMIc
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 3, 2020
This is the spark that could set the whole region on fire, given Suleimani is Iran’s most important, visible and powerful military leader.
#BREAKING: Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Commander of Hashd al-Shaabi and Qassem Solaimi Commander of IRGC killed in Baghdad — Hezbollah’s Mayadeen says. pic.twitter.com/RjPMiZH7F9
— Baxtiyar Goran (@BaxtiyarGoran) January 3, 2020
Journalists are circulating graphic photos of the blast aftermath, seeking on the ground confirmation of Suleimani’s identity:
Is it the same ring or similar? Asking for expert opinion #Iraq , this is Qassim Sulaimani the Iranian leader of Quds force #Baghdad pic.twitter.com/Xe4viCWKXY
— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) January 3, 2020
It appears Iranian officials have begun circulating condolences, acknowledging his death.
At the beginning of the last decade, when Gen. Suleimani began becoming a more visible and powerful face of influence in Iran and across the Middle East, one former CIA officer cited in a New Yorker biographical piece on him referred to the IRGC commander as the “most powerful operative in the Middle East today.”
As leader of the Revolutionary Guards most elite Quds force, he directed all unconventional warfare and intelligence activities abroad. For that reason Washington and Tel Aviv had long considered him threat #1 within the Iranian military command structure.
Source in #Iran tells me:
Senior Iranian diplomats are sharing Gen. Qasem Sulaimani’s photo along w/death prayers for him. #Iraq
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 3, 2020
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update: It appears the ‘mystery’ strike which took out vehicles along the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport in the early morning hours of Friday was actually a US targeted assassination.
Reports – An “American” drone strike just killed the #PMU’s “Head of Protocol,” Mohammed Reda al-Jabri, along with 2 aides & 3 “guests” (i.e. #IRGC) on their exit from #Baghdad Airport.
If that’s accurate, the #Trump admin just ratcheted up the ante in #Iraq in a big way. pic.twitter.com/p784XmVVq7
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) January 2, 2020
There are even significant but as yet completely unconfirmed rumors, some coming from of a well-known BBC Iran reporter and other regional sources, that Iran’s most senior military commander, the IRGC’s Quds Force chief Qasem Suleimani was taken out in the hit, which appears to have been an airstrike.
FWIW, there have also been denials of this – from potentially reputable sources. #Iraq https://t.co/Ik6ipMJq1g
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) January 3, 2020
My prophecies came through as new Quods Army landed in IRAQ by Qassem Solaimi and now thanks a lot to USA or ISRAELI MOSSAD for exact attack killed them. IRAQIS are celebrating as we speak. Also Iranian are happy inside IRAN. Thanks a lot Donald Trump how ever we are going to get a big response from IRANIAN terrorist regime. We alert Persian Gulf and must be in highest alerts. IRAN will retaliate sooner than later?? IS WORLD WAR 3 is started ?? Please fill up your gas tank in the world full every night??
Since mankind has not yet have planet B , but elites have a planet B indeed , HAARP is very active and recent Alaska quakes 5.pluses 4 of them make us wonder that that Alaska will shake 7-8 soon?
194km WNW of Attu Station, Alaska
2020-01-01 18:10:14 (UTC)
M 5.2 – 68km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska
M 5.1 – 53km SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
Still January 3 2020 with few days plus or minus will Trump NUKE IRAN finish the job or Iran won for attacking USA embassy and has plan to invade by its militia under control to attack multiple embassies of USA in IRAQ. We send our warning to all USA embassies IRAN is plotting to attack more embassies of USA in IRAQ at this time. New Quods army loyal to ayatollahs has been arrived in IRAQ. We ask all Iranian army and revolutionary guards loyal to Iranian people disobey commanders do not fire to USA or Israelis jets. We ask all Iranian in event of WAR riots in IRAN topple this terrorist regime is a must. Death to Dictator Khamanie.