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Massive U.S. Military Buildup Reported Around Iran; Up To 100,000 Troops Ready By March
Hamsayeh ^ | January 31, 2012

Posted on 02/02/2012 10:41:24 AM PST by Strategy

While President Obama's supporters hailed his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq as the end of the war in the middle east, behind the scenes the Pentagon has been quietly massing troops and armaments on two islands located just south of the Strait of Hormuz, and within easy striking distance of Iran.

In addition to some 50,000 U.S. troops currently in the region waiting for orders (apparently they won't be home by this past Christmas as was originally promised), Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama is deploying an additional 50,000 soldiers to be ready for 'any contingency' by March:

President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly's military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands - Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz.

Since 2010, the US been quietly building giant air force and naval bases on Socotra with facilities for submarines, intelligence command centers and take-off pads for flying stealth drones, as part of a linked chain of strategic US military facilities in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.

(Excerpt) Read more at hamsayeh.net ...


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KEYWORDS: aerospace; debka; iran; islam; israel; middleeast; obama; thirdworldwar

1 posted on 02/02/2012 10:41:33 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Strategy

To late, wag the dog will happen.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 10:43:45 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Strategy

for ‘any contingency’ by March:

Or, the October Surprise...


3 posted on 02/02/2012 10:44:44 AM PST by Paisan
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To: Strategy

Sure.... Another war.... thats what we need </sarcasam>


4 posted on 02/02/2012 10:45:45 AM PST by Moleman
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To: Strategy
President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly's military and Washington sources...

Yeah, they're never wrong. Seriously. This guy is afraid to cross his radical leftist base on a stinking pipeline, and people think he's going to attack Iran?! Not a chance.

5 posted on 02/02/2012 10:46:32 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: org.whodat
Especially if Obama lack of eligibility spreads to other states
6 posted on 02/02/2012 10:47:26 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Strategy
Massive Obama campaign maneuver building off coast of Iran.
7 posted on 02/02/2012 10:48:33 AM PST by SpaceBar
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8 posted on 02/02/2012 10:49:18 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Strategy

I think it is quite possible that “The Divine One” and his administration will provoke a fight with Iran. It will rally the voters to “The President”. The danger period is between now and late October.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 10:49:18 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Strategy
Sorry...I don't believe it.

If Israel and Iran decide to duke it out, we're going to get in the middle? Not good military strategy.

10 posted on 02/02/2012 10:53:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I’m positive there’s a special place in south hell for any president who sends people off to their deaths so he can get re-elected.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 10:53:54 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Newt 2012)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Well anything is possible, Obama just gave a speech saying he constantly drops to his knees and prays to Jesus to help him make decisions.

Isn’t that why they said Bush was crazy?


12 posted on 02/02/2012 10:55:38 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Strategy
It may very well be that nuclear weapons, like WMD in Iraq, are simply the pretext, rather than the real reason, that will be used to crush those who oppose the financiers, politicians and influencers behind the new world order paradigm. Make no mistake: this is serious business. They will kill as many as is needed (on our side and theirs) in order to push the agenda forward. This is what happens when you mess with the men behind the curtains

The commentary at the end of this article makes me question the validity of it's facts.

13 posted on 02/02/2012 10:57:43 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Sacajaweau

On a serious note, this report doesn’t say we will invade Iran. Most likely we will allow Israel to attack, we will give secret assistance while pretending to counsel against the attack, and we will be ready because if Iran attacks our ships, closes the Straits, etc then it will be game on to remove that threat.

Maybe it will work. I’d rather see a coordinated effort to weaken or remove the Iranian regime and its military.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 10:59:18 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

It will not have to be a full fledged knock down drag out war. Just enough shooting to rally the voters. Time will tell.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 11:00:50 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Ya know, if Bambi actually goes ahead and nukes Iran, I just might vote for him.

I keed, I keed.

16 posted on 02/02/2012 11:05:03 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: Paisan
I could not agree with you more. This is an obvious ploy to save the election for the demagogue, and Gingrich & Santorum's hysterical rhetoric during the debates, has only contributed to the effectiveness of what the demagogue has already positioned himself for.

Obama has no interest in America's interest. His campaign, before--his whole adult life--has been an attack on our heritage. In my estimation, it is not above the realm of possibility that he unleashes something that results in heavy casualties on both sides--although it will look like just an unfortunate mishap.

Admittedly, we are both speculating. But, while the media will not report it, everything in Obama's background is evidence of his hatred for America. An American Caligula could not be more dangerous--although so far he has only been trying to turn bureaucrats & quacks into "Czars"; maybe a horse for the Senate, comes later.

William Flax

17 posted on 02/02/2012 11:13:07 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: Strategy
Massive U.S. Military Buildup Reported Around Iran; Up To 100,000 Troops Ready By March

Considering how much the muzzie sitting in the whitey hut hates Israel, I wouldn't be surprised if the American troops were there to PROTECT Iran.

18 posted on 02/02/2012 11:43:28 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Strategy

Keynesian libtards like anything, even war or waste, that will increase government spending, especially if the economy needs another stimulus.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 1:45:39 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Strategy

Debka has always been as reliable for truth as President Obama himself.

We don’t need Jimmy Carter squared leading anybody anywhere.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 1:52:56 PM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: mjp

The crew of our oldest carrier, Enterprise, has been told they are not being de-commisioned unti after one more deployment. Guess where.

Can you say ‘expendable’.

Another in a long list of ‘false flags’


21 posted on 02/02/2012 3:16:32 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Moleman

Maybe you should support Ron Paul.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 5:53:00 PM PST by Chewbacca (woof woof. That's my other wookie impression.)
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To: Strategy

100,000 troops, aircraft carriers, missile subs.

Waiting for Valerie Jarrett to have a bad hair day.

Man, Obama really wants to get elected in November.


23 posted on 02/04/2012 5:44:48 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Williams
I’d rather see a coordinated effort to weaken or remove the Iranian regime and its military.

How actually do you envision that occurring?

Which effort will weaken the al-Mahdi Shites running the country, when they will kill as many as necessary to keep their rule.

And indeed view the killing of many as a good and necessary act to help bring the al-Mahdi out of the well so he can bring all of humanity to extinction, aka Paradise?

24 posted on 02/04/2012 6:44:34 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: hattend

Don’t worry, be happy. His second term will only last until the war goes nuclear on Dec 23rd ...


25 posted on 02/04/2012 6:46:28 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

I think when The USA is committed, defeating Iran/ destabilizing its government is within our ability.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 2:15:52 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Williams
Keep in mind these are not the Russians, not the Japanese, not the Chinese, and not Al Quada. These are the people who used up a generation of unarmed, unequipped children to clear mine fields by simply walking through them during the Iran-Iraq war.

As the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini said, if “it takes half our population dead to bring back the Al Mahdi, then that is what we will do”. This in response to why he declared war on the US in 1978.

Never underestimate an religiously insane, fanatical enemy ...

27 posted on 02/04/2012 6:12:58 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

Ok you’ve convinced yourself Iran is more powerful and fanatical than Japan, Russia etc. That is a fantasy. However, if true then all the more reason to defeat them.


28 posted on 02/04/2012 8:43:51 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Williams

Ok you’ve convinced yourself Iran

Hey, them’s the facts not not my opinon. Religious wars are not the same as conventional wars, they tend to last for decades or longer and are far more viscious. The short-sighted West may not see it as a religious war, but they do, and they will behave accordingly.

Right now US troops are moving onto islands around Iran - the flag will go up when Iran feels pushed too far or Israel attacks. Don’t expect to see the US mainland go unscathed.


29 posted on 02/05/2012 4:51:46 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF
Williams and PIF....As the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini said, if “it takes half our population dead to bring back the Al Mahdi, then that is what we will do”. ..... ("This in response to why he declared war on the US in 1978.

Bush's "Axis of Evil", (Iraq, Iran, and North Korea were highlighted for their support for terrorism as well as their appetites for weapons of mass destruction) Barack Obama has assiduously avoided underscoring state sponsorship of terrorism. His minions may occasionally say unkind things about Pakistan and the Islamic Republic, but the president has steered clear of depicting the military junta in Islamabad and the clerical reign in Tehran as terrorist threats to the USA.")

30 posted on 02/05/2012 9:31:06 AM PST by yoe
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