Skip to comments.Thousands of US troops deploying to Israel
Posted on 01/05/2012 3:37:27 PM PST by VU4G10
Without much media attention, thousands of American troops are being deployed to Israel, and Iranian officials believe that this is the latest and most blatant warning that the US will soon be attacking Tehran.
Tensions between nations have been high in recent months and have only worsened in the weeks since early December when Iran hijacked and recovered an American drone aircraft. Many have speculated that a back-and-forth between the two countries will soon escalate Iran and the US into an all-out war, and that event might occur sooner than thought.
Under the Austere Challenge 12 drill scheduled for an undisclosed time during the next few weeks, the Israeli military will together with America host the largest-ever joint missile drill by the two countries. Following the installation of American troops near Irans neighboring Strait of Hormuz and the reinforcing of nearby nations with US weapons, Tehran authorities are considering this not a test but the start of something much bigger.
In the testing, America's Theater High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, missile system will be operating alongside its ship-based Aegis system and Israel's own program to work with Arrow, Patriot and Iron Drone missiles.
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Mean while Zero is zeroing out our troops by cutting 10’s of thousands of troops.
Tin foil: Maybe Obama is sending them over to die in a nuke attack on Israel by Iran. Hey more cuts, no love lost.
If some U.S. troops get killed in a Hezbollah/Hamas retaliation against Israel for Iran, that would be great fodder for antisemites, both on the street and amongst the chattering classes.
This on the same day it is announced the military it getting massive cuts.
In the meantime, Iraq descends into anarchist squalor days after U.S. troops leave for political reasons.
Gosharooty! Why not just have them exit via Iran if The One was planning to invade anyway? Didn’t want to embroil a contiguous state in a conflict with Iran? Well, dad gum it. Israel may not be contiguous, but deploying from Israel against Iran might well inflame the entire region, including Iraq, and aircraft carriers also can work as troop transport as well, without anyone even twigging it. Gee willikers.
Maybe he's sending them over to sabotage Israel from the inside, or collect intel to pass on to the bad guys.
Under the Austere Challenge 12 drill scheduled for an undisclosed time during the next few weeks, the Israeli military will together with America host the largest-ever joint missile drill by the two countries... America's Theater High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, missile system will be operating alongside its ship-based Aegis system and Israel's own program to work with Arrow, Patriot and Iron Drone missiles.
I suspect this is an action to provide Israel with a protective covering of US troops who will serve as a ‘trip wire’ to prevent the radicals in Iran from bombing Israel when they get their nuke(s).
I wonder if the PA is re-thinking their rocket program aimed at Israel.
This is the same type of guaranteed reactive force we provided S. Korea against N. Korea’s maniac dictators.
And the West Europeans against Russia during the Cold War for that matter.
“”Gosharooty! Well, dad gum it. Gee willikers””
Love your vocabulary. So much better than the profanity we see here sometimes tho’ it’s supposed to be a NO NO.....
A stealth invasion of Israel without firing a shot. They are there to keep Israel in line.
The fact that we are testing joint forces just goes to show that Iran via Syria has armed terrorist proxy forces with 70,000 missiles to rain down on Israel.
Personally, if I were Israel and these guys starting firing thousands of missiles on my country I would use the nutron bombs/clean nukes on them leaving the infrastruce in place the bones as a waring to any further aggressors from Islam. Maybe after about six weeks when the radiation disapates, go in and pour pig's blood on the bunkers, trenches and remains....
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No way these troops are being used for offensive purposes against Iran.
I’m not a military person, but I’d expect if we were going to move against Iran, we would base our operations in either Kuwait or Afghanistan..... Or both.
In the absense of any other info I think the troop cutting is for Marxist demrat consumption only.
If he cuts back military manning by that much it will make a visible spike in unemployment. Can’t have that before the election.
That said Santorum should be hitting thasty announcement hard for putting America’s security at risk.
It will be interesting to see how the American troop deployment to Israel plays out. Not yet enough info to make an informed analysis.
There is, of course, no chance of Egypt abrogating some sort of peace treaty with Israel.
And to say that we may be in an “all out war” is complete crap.
All out means ALL out. No troops on the ground In Iran. Just lots of glowing craters and millions of Iranicanicans DEAD.
You are getting warm!!!
“since early December when Iran hijacked and recovered an American drone
Yes, indeed. It’s all over the internet. At least Iran is saying they hijacked our drone.
It won’t happen right away, and the numbers can be gamed for a long time.
Retooling for asia is funny. China makes most of our hardware, so we will loose.
I believe RT.com is “Russia Today” - not Reuters.
Sorry, looks like the pic and possibly also the article is from Reuters. But the site is Russia Today.
Better hope Iraq doesn’t dissolve into chaos. We can afford only so much shock and awe when O is busy destroying our economy and our defense industry.
Then it must be true./s
“Iraq descends into anarchist squalor days after U.S. troops leave for political reasons.”
I was of the opinion they left for simpler reasons than that; they left under cover of darkness for fear of attacks from “our” Iraqis. What was left for them to do in Iraq, with the Baath Party out, Saddam dead, and Iraqis devolving into what they were before?
Well, the truth seems to be elusive now-a-days. LOL.
And in November the Air Force announced it had received the first of its order of 30,000 lb Massive Ordinance Penetrators, a huge bunker busting bomb.
A message is being sent to Iran, but I doubt that the Twelvers running the show care. They think a big stinking war is just what is needed to bring the return of their Mahdi.
If Iran wants to have its Navy at the bottom of the Persian Gulf let it try and stop the flow of oil through the Straits of Hormuz. Even Urkel won’t allow that to happen.
Some would have us pretend that Iraqi Muslims—unique among the Muslims of the world—deep down love freedom just the same way Americans do, and would build a sturdy free republic... if only the US would keep an army there another 100 years!
I believe they are different than Saudi/Kuwaiti types (Iraqi women don’t have to wear bags on their heads to go outside), but as far as their love for us - forget it. It was literally distrust of our Iraqi allies that forced the midnight retreat. The pictures from the embassy in Saigon n 1975 had become such symbols of failure we bugged out in Iraq when no such pictures could be taken.
They left as a campaign promise to the Impostor's most Leftist supporters.
Clinton gave China the Klystron Switch so the could make thermonuclear and neutron bombs which they could fit on the ICBM missiles with a Clinton provided guidance systems. In the same time frame, Clinton had the guidance cards removed from our ICBMS. He then declared that the US would not make neutron bombs.
The Chinese loved this so much they went on to make the only tested and working neutron bombs.
So you would have to ask the Chinese to sell you some; we do not have any.
If Bush did this, libs would be screaming their heads off.
Just a bit puzzled at the source of the info. Under the headline it says “reuters” but the link goes to “rt.com”, which is a RUSSIAN based “autonomous non-profit,’TV Novosti’” with an address & phone numbers in Moscow. The site is also available in Arabic.
So am just wondering about the accuracy of the info. Could the “thousands” of US troops be inflated to antagonize? Has this been confirmed anywhere else?
PS: I’d love to see our country stand with Israel but I don’t trust Zero to do that, any further than I could throw an elephant.
Does seem fishy that obama would send troops to Israel considering how much he loathes them.
Our oil production was limited in the Gulf sending rigs elsewhere, no pipeline or new drilling permits, conflict will impact oil supply and drive the price up.
It is like we have been set up.
Obama moving troops to Israel offsets criticism that hes not supporting them. Contemporaneously, this and other acts heighten tensions with Iran intentionally, which serves Obama as the Republican candidates will frenzy to out posture each other with ever tougher stances on Iran. Thereby, Obama looks to be the moderate in-between Ron Paul and the Republican field.
I have no idea as to the accuracy, but I post if for general consumption.
It’s awful that we have to wonder whether anything this guy does is out of loyalty to America or our allies, or whether it’s just some sick ploy to get votes or power, to give Islamists more power while weakening America and our allies, or to provoke a crisis so he can declare martial law and finally have his communist-Islamist takeover of America.
That’s why the Constitution requires a natural born US citizen to be the commander-in-chief. We need to know whose team our supposed “leader” is even on.
Diplomacy is NOT war by other means. If it were we would always be involved in war. The concept “war” would become meaningless.
Are we at war with the United Kingdom? France? Iceland? Or any of the hundred+ countries we are involved with diplomatically?
“And to say that we may be in an all out war is complete crap.”
Exactly right. Under this bum we are involved in all-out surrendering.
“They left as a campaign promise to the Impostor’s most Leftist supporters.”
They left because they were dying for nothing by this point (with no end in sight), and an election was looming.
These cuts are a disgrace. He is trying to disarm us.
You’re right; Gulf Arabs are more fanatical in oppressing women, both in terms of more extreme veiling like niqab, abaaya, and burqa, besides work and other social restrictions. However, Islamization, including hijabization, has advanced in Iraq, as well. This was utterly predictable. Remove a relatively secular tyranny in a devoutly Muslim country, and Islamaniacs are sure to fill the gap. Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum.