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Thousands of US troops deploying to Israel
Reuters ^ | 05 January, 2012, 23:00 | Nir Elias

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 Iran’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombirannow; fecalquran; inflation; iran; israel; mutthameddogofislam; oil; poundpersia; straitofhormuz
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1 posted on 01/05/2012 3:37:30 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 01/05/2012 3:40:55 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jhpigott

Pending confirmation - a heads-up ping...


3 posted on 01/05/2012 3:41:15 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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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.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 3:45:15 PM PST by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: Nachum
I find it worrisome. The Messiah hates Bibi, hates Israel, and possibly hates the Jews as well.

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.

5 posted on 01/05/2012 3:47:05 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: VU4G10
Psyops in action.
6 posted on 01/05/2012 3:48:46 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: VU4G10
since early December when Iran hijacked and recovered an American drone

Really?

7 posted on 01/05/2012 3:58:55 PM PST by pfflier
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To: VU4G10

This on the same day it is announced the military it getting massive cuts.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 4:02:30 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: VU4G10

In the meantime, Iraq descends into anarchist squalor days after U.S. troops leave for political reasons.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 4:17:59 PM PST by fwdude
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To: fwdude

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.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 4:31:42 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: lonevoice

ping


11 posted on 01/05/2012 4:33:14 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: VastRWCon
Tin foil: Maybe Obama is sending them over to die in a nuke attack on Israel by Iran.

Maybe he's sending them over to sabotage Israel from the inside, or collect intel to pass on to the bad guys.

12 posted on 01/05/2012 4:46:35 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks VU4G10.
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.

13 posted on 01/05/2012 4:50:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Stillwaters

ping!


14 posted on 01/05/2012 4:51:42 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: VU4G10

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.


15 posted on 01/05/2012 4:55:48 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“”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.....


16 posted on 01/05/2012 4:59:28 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Stepan12

A stealth invasion of Israel without firing a shot. They are there to keep Israel in line.


17 posted on 01/05/2012 5:21:14 PM PST by bacal
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To: VU4G10
The US is busy with Israel developing the Arrow missle program, which has sister programs beging developed by Japan and Germany outstide of the US development of this line of missile technology.

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....

18 posted on 01/05/2012 5:23:07 PM PST by Jumper
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To: VU4G10

Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2640111/posts

‘Die Welt’: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2721122/posts

Good news: Iran now offers a missile umbrella to fellow Muslim nations; UPDATE
(including Venezuela)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2734871/posts


19 posted on 01/05/2012 5:26:26 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: VU4G10

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.


20 posted on 01/05/2012 5:34:52 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: redgolum

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.


21 posted on 01/05/2012 5:36:08 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: Nachum; Eleutheria5; SunkenCiv

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.


22 posted on 01/05/2012 5:44:24 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: KoRn

You are getting warm!!!


23 posted on 01/05/2012 5:45:19 PM PST by bacal
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To: pfflier

“since early December when Iran hijacked and recovered an American drone
Really? “

Yes, indeed. It’s all over the internet. At least Iran is saying they hijacked our drone.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&cp=13&gs_id=3y&xhr=t&q=iran+hijacked+drone&tok=47-65x-TcPo9D9xjMxmHxQ&pq=iran+took+over+drone&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=iran+hijacked+drone&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=918a461f06fdbea1&biw=1280&bih=679&bs=1


24 posted on 01/05/2012 6:26:07 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: dools0007world

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.


25 posted on 01/05/2012 6:46:55 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: VU4G10

I believe RT.com is “Russia Today” - not Reuters.


26 posted on 01/05/2012 6:57:00 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: VU4G10

Sorry, looks like the pic and possibly also the article is from Reuters. But the site is Russia Today.


27 posted on 01/05/2012 6:59:12 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: KoRn

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.


28 posted on 01/05/2012 7:24:12 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: keats5

Then it must be true./s


29 posted on 01/05/2012 7:30:07 PM PST by pfflier
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To: fwdude

“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?


30 posted on 01/05/2012 8:15:17 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: pfflier

Well, the truth seems to be elusive now-a-days. LOL.


31 posted on 01/05/2012 8:47:26 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Nachum
Saudis, Gulf states on war alert for early US-Iran clash
32 posted on 01/05/2012 9:09:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: VU4G10

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.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/16/business/la-fi-bunker-buster-bomb-20111117

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.


33 posted on 01/05/2012 9:33:46 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: VU4G10

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.


34 posted on 01/05/2012 11:34:13 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: kearnyirish2

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!


35 posted on 01/05/2012 11:48:13 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: eater-of-toast

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.


36 posted on 01/06/2012 3:18:59 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
I was of the opinion they left for simpler reasons than that...

They left as a campaign promise to the Impostor's most Leftist supporters.

37 posted on 01/06/2012 5:08:58 AM PST by fwdude
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To: Jumper
Personally, if I were Israel and these guys starting firing thousands of missiles on my country I would use the nutron bombs/clean nukes

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.

38 posted on 01/06/2012 5:14:35 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: VU4G10

If Bush did this, libs would be screaming their heads off.


39 posted on 01/06/2012 5:42:10 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Nachum; All

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.


40 posted on 01/06/2012 6:32:21 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Does seem fishy that obama would send troops to Israel considering how much he loathes them.


41 posted on 01/06/2012 6:47:26 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: redgolum
Both parties helped cut military with fake budget deal gimmick triggering military cuts.

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.

42 posted on 01/06/2012 7:05:02 AM PST by opentalk
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To: VU4G10

Just speculation…

Obama moving troops to Israel offsets criticism that he’s 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.


43 posted on 01/06/2012 7:53:56 AM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

I have no idea as to the accuracy, but I post if for general consumption.


44 posted on 01/06/2012 8:34:59 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Fitzy_888

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.


45 posted on 01/06/2012 11:11:51 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Eleutheria5

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?


46 posted on 01/06/2012 1:04:33 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: bigheadfred

“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.


47 posted on 01/06/2012 1:07:18 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: fwdude

“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.


48 posted on 01/06/2012 1:55:44 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: VastRWCon

These cuts are a disgrace. He is trying to disarm us.


49 posted on 01/06/2012 2:29:01 PM PST by juliej
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


50 posted on 01/06/2012 9:22:05 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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