Today is Friday, June 19, 2020. It has been 163 days since the start of the grace period announced by the Iranian supreme leader.
The IRGC has just completed a missile test showing a third capability of the Persian ram to be able to run out and cause havoc. It tested a next generation of cruise missile, capable of taking out ships.
The first capability was shown in September 2019. The IRGC proved they could carry out pinpoint attacks on oil facilities. This was the first proof of its Second Signpost capability, that is, it could take out any oil facility in the Middle East.
On January 8, 2020, kicking off the grace period, the IRGC proved it could strike American facilities with great accuracy, hitting the center of each of the buildings struck. This was the proof of its second capability, showing any American military asset on land could be a target of the Persian ram.
And now the proof of its third capability has arrived. You can see video of the tests here and here. The missiles have a 280 km (170 mile) range which is just enough for the IRGC to hit just about anywhere in the Persian Gulf from Iranian soil.
How many more days will this go on? I don’t know. I thought perhaps it would be 60 to 90 days ending sometime in the Spring.
On the other hand, the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979–1980 took 444 days, and every day was counted.
So the Second Signpost could happen tomorrow or after a number of days have gone by. Keep in mind the IRGC has now proven they can hit oil facilities, US military assets on land, and ships such as tankers and US navy vessels. What else is there to prove?
Let us keep watching. Have you prepared?