Skip to comments.Massive U.S. Military Buildup Reported Around Iran; Up To 100,000 Troops Ready By March
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 ...
To late, wag the dog will happen.
for ‘any contingency’ by March:
Or, the October Surprise...
Sure.... Another war.... thats what we need </sarcasam>
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.
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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.
If Israel and Iran decide to duke it out, we're going to get in the middle? Not good military strategy.
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.
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?
The commentary at the end of this article makes me question the validity of it's facts.
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.
It will not have to be a full fledged knock down drag out war. Just enough shooting to rally the voters. Time will tell.
I keed, I keed.
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.
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.
Keynesian libtards like anything, even war or waste, that will increase government spending, especially if the economy needs another stimulus.
Debka has always been as reliable for truth as President Obama himself.
We don’t need Jimmy Carter squared leading anybody anywhere.
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’
Maybe you should support Ron Paul.
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.
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?
Don’t worry, be happy. His second term will only last until the war goes nuclear on Dec 23rd ...
I think when The USA is committed, defeating Iran/ destabilizing its government is within our ability.
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 ...
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.
Ok youve 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.
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.")
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