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A U.S. Commando Team Is Getting Close to the Iran Border
Atlantice Wire ^

Posted on 01/20/2012 10:16:07 AM PST by nuconvert

An Army officer speaking on behalf of special forces confirmed on Thursday that a team of "highly trained personnel that excel in uncertain environments" are operating near Iran. Spencer Ackerman just published the scoop on Wired's Danger Room blog:

The primary, day-to-day mission of the team, known as Joint Special Operations Task Force-Gulf Coordinating Council, is to mentor military units belonging to the U.S.' oil-rich Arab allies, who collectively are known as the Gulf Coordinating Council. Those Arab states consider Iran to be their primary foreign threat.

The task force provides "highly trained personnel that excel in uncertain environments," Maj. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for special-operations forces in the Mideast, tells Danger Room, and "seeks to confront irregular threats."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; looselips; nationalsecurity; threats
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1 posted on 01/20/2012 10:16:08 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Someone please drive their boot up his ass, ram his weapon down his throat, and tell him to shut up!


2 posted on 01/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: nuconvert
I hope they gave those guys a giant sign saying, “here we are!”. Geesh, do we keep ANYTHING secret?
3 posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:27 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: nuconvert

I wouldn’t be mentoring anything Arab or Muslim in any way shape or form.

Mentoring people we may have to fight later on ios a bit stupid IMO.

How many of these people can be trusted? Muslim? Arab? I wouldn’t turn my back on any of them.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:51 AM PST by Venturer
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To: nuconvert

I wouldn’t be mentoring anything Arab or Muslim in any way shape or form.

Mentoring people we may have to fight later on is a bit stupid IMO.

How many of these people can be trusted? Muslim? Arab? I wouldn’t turn my back on any of them.


5 posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:58 AM PST by Venturer
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To: nuconvert

Why would this be made public? Disinformation? Some foolish attempt to scare achmadinnerjacket?


6 posted on 01/20/2012 10:22:02 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: SgtHooper

Psyops!


7 posted on 01/20/2012 10:22:22 AM PST by PaForBush
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To: nuconvert

I would doubt this is a surprise to the Iranians, and may possibly be disinformation.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 10:23:56 AM PST by krogers58
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To: nuconvert

We must be wary ...

...zer0, will start a new war and cause the death of millions, if he thinks it will help his re-election chances.


9 posted on 01/20/2012 10:27:56 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: ryan71

Loose lips sink ships. Just think about how many leaks there have been in the last few years.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 10:28:24 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: nuconvert

So, this “scoop” is that we have a special ops task force mentoring our allies near Iran. Wow, that’s some “scoop”.


11 posted on 01/20/2012 10:28:55 AM PST by tentmaker
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To: Venturer
As a Jew, I consider the Arab people, my distant cousins. I can tell you that after living in Detroit, I've worked with and befriended a number of Arabs, albeit Christian Arabs, and they are a hard working, good hearted people.

That said, I believe that muslims, be they arab, black, asian, white or whatever are part of an insane, evil death cult and are all potentially dangerous.

Sadly, it is the Arab people that have been most affected by this scourge.

12 posted on 01/20/2012 10:31:41 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: nuconvert

Iran has probably been watching these commandos for days with the stealth drone Obama gave them...


13 posted on 01/20/2012 10:32:10 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: nuconvert

Baloney


14 posted on 01/20/2012 10:32:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nuconvert

Treasonous bat-turds that put this out..get a rope!


15 posted on 01/20/2012 10:34:01 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: nuconvert

Okay

A: Why is this in the news? Lose Lips Sink Ships!

B: What is the Administration itching for a war to get people to rally around him for election time? Wag The Dog in other words....


16 posted on 01/20/2012 10:41:43 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: nuconvert

I´ll bet they really trust their CIC. He´d stop at nothing to get them kill...uh, I mean...drilled...uh, shot...uh....


17 posted on 01/20/2012 10:42:24 AM PST by onedoug
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To: nuconvert

Another Obama campaign ad. Army officer’s are forbidden from making public statements that are not approved. Remember Obama gave access to uncleared movie execs to TS info for the Navy Seals movie. Obama’s re-election trumps national security.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 10:44:24 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: nuconvert

Can OB set up a satellite surveillance so we can track their movements in real time?


19 posted on 01/20/2012 10:46:34 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

MI/SOCOM Ping


20 posted on 01/20/2012 10:47:57 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: nuconvert

Wonderful — just tell the whole world.


21 posted on 01/20/2012 10:48:08 AM PST by patriot preacher
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To: nuconvert

“Highly trained personnel who excel in uncertain environments” - Oh.....parents....they’ve sent parents over there.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 10:48:13 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nuconvert
Maskirovka!

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

23 posted on 01/20/2012 10:51:03 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: nuconvert

I would be surprised if they were not IN Iran and had been there for some time.


24 posted on 01/20/2012 10:52:40 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: ryan71
Geesh, do we keep ANYTHING secret?

Obama's birth certificate, college transcripts, etc.

25 posted on 01/20/2012 10:55:13 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: nuconvert

I can only say to the author who wrote this shoddy article, is “DUH!” We are in Iran because that is where the enemy is and you highlighting that fact is the act of a mouthbreathing maggot.


26 posted on 01/20/2012 10:57:50 AM PST by Cenobite (Can't spell unethical without the U.N.)
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To: nuconvert

Adam Clark Estes lives in New York City. I hope someone will publish his address and phone number, Some of the folks he’s writing about might be in the neighborhood sometime.


27 posted on 01/20/2012 11:01:28 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: ASA Vet

BS meter is high on this one.


28 posted on 01/20/2012 11:01:44 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: freedomson
evil death cult

I call them "The Mohammaden Death Cult".

29 posted on 01/20/2012 11:06:41 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: EBH

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.

Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?

Ted Striker: I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.


30 posted on 01/20/2012 11:06:46 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: SueRae

mufu this ticks me off...

Eventually, people are going to respond to these treasonous bustuds.


31 posted on 01/20/2012 11:08:45 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: tentmaker

Not to mention the 80 or so other countries that our snake eaters are ‘visiting’... plus the multiple maritime spec ops that are underway 24-7.


32 posted on 01/20/2012 11:09:27 AM PST by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: blueunicorn6

That’s funny right there.


33 posted on 01/20/2012 11:11:10 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Venturer

In this day and age, you never know, but I would support low level training. I would not support sophisticated training. Of course we’re not going to change any minds, but it does help validate any future U. S. actions, if the U. S. can get gulf nations to admit they have a grave fear of Iran getting operational nukes.

These training exercises are a good way for the U. S. to maintain some level of contact with governments in the region. My take is that for all their bluster, these nations would be thrilled to see the U. S. neuter Iran’s nuke program.

That’s not all that bad actually. It minimizes the charge that the U. S. would be acting unilaterally to take Iran’s nuke program on. It means that the U. N. could go ahead and flap it’s gums, but most nations would realize the U. S. was doing something that had to be done.

Russian and China will never pull their head out of their posteriors, but other nations particularly in the region will know what’s up. Just about every Islamic nation will heave a sigh of relief, once Iran’s nuclear program is destroyed.

Those governments don’t want radicals in their nations obtaining nukes too. I would submit that ten minutes after Iran has developed nukes, they’ll be for sale on the black market.

I can think of some folks in the U. S. that would probably consider donating funds for the purchase of these weapons too. I sure wouldn’t put it past them.


34 posted on 01/20/2012 11:19:48 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Listen up RNC. If we wind up with Mitt Romney, you're not getting my vote in November.)
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To: Vaquero
...zer0, will start a new war and cause the death of millions, if he thinks it will help his re-election chances.

Ultimately, The Won is not particularly concerned about his re-election.

His primary goal is to destroy this country and Western Civilization with it.

If it gets him killed in the process, he'll die happy because he knows that a billion babarians around the globe will sing his praises for generations as "The one who destroyed the Great Satan".

35 posted on 01/20/2012 11:26:01 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: nuconvert

IF this is true, that Army Officer needs to be a PRIVATE. What an ass.


36 posted on 01/20/2012 11:33:34 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nuconvert

37 posted on 01/20/2012 11:35:07 AM PST by paterfamilias
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38 posted on 01/20/2012 11:37:39 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: nuconvert

Likely disinformation or the cat was already out of the bag, so to speak.


39 posted on 01/20/2012 11:54:05 AM PST by AMitchum
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To: tentmaker

Well put.


40 posted on 01/20/2012 11:55:17 AM PST by AMitchum
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To: SgtHooper; ASA Vet; Travis McGee

False Flags have they’re uses........


41 posted on 01/20/2012 12:11:15 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Venturer

Venturer,
I was in the U.S. Army during late Viet Nam.
Went to Fort Gordon for communications.
At that time there were a couple thousand troops from the mid east going to the same schools. I looked in to it at the time and found out there are literally tens of thousands of foreign troops here ALL the time learning how to better fight using our tactics, equipment and structures.
Hell, just yesterday I was at the Saint Lucie County airport with my wife having breakfast at the Tiki and there were two mid east guys there going to pilot schooling there.\
Happens all the time still.


42 posted on 01/20/2012 12:15:38 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: DuncanWaring

Ultimately, The Won is not particularly concerned about his re-election.

His primary goal is to destroy this country and Western Civilization with it.

If it gets him killed in the process, he'll die happy because he knows that a billion babarians around the globe will sing his praises for generations as “The one who destroyed the Great Satan”.

I couldn't agree with you more....the facts of zer0, that all, even his Republican competitors are afraid to verbalize

43 posted on 01/20/2012 12:21:34 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: nuconvert

I’d be disappointed if we didn’t already have people in Iran.

You can bet your ass that they are here.


44 posted on 01/20/2012 12:27:34 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: nuconvert
Maj. Rob Bockholt? Wasn't he one of Sgt. Fury's Howlin’ Commandos in the Marvel Comic series?
45 posted on 01/20/2012 12:44:24 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: SgtHooper

Yeah right. And they have telepathic powers and shoot fire from their arse.


46 posted on 01/20/2012 12:52:23 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: nuconvert

Iran’s borders with Iraq and Afghanistan are not easily defined.
Nephew served one tour in Iraq and another in Afghanistan.
He claims that excursions across the border were commonplace.


47 posted on 01/20/2012 1:13:49 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: SgtHooper
Someone please drive their boot up his ass, ram his weapon down his throat, and tell him to shut up!

If somebody is publicly and officially making statements like that, then they have a reason to be doing so. If they didn't have permission, their careers would be over and they'd be in hot water.

Somebody is sending a signal to Iran or to allies in the region.
48 posted on 01/20/2012 1:31:05 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Jim Robinson; nuconvert; Lancey Howard; jazusamo

This website is either insane or traitorous. We should never reveal clandestine activities, and especially of special operators. We could get them killed. Granted their is information warfare, misinformation/disinformation, but for the most part “loose lips sink ships”.


49 posted on 01/20/2012 1:31:52 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Jim Robinson; nuconvert; Lancey Howard; jazusamo

This website is either insane or traitorous. We should never reveal clandestine activities, and especially of special operators. We could get them killed. Granted there is information warfare, misinformation/disinformation, but for the most part “loose lips sink ships”.


50 posted on 01/20/2012 1:32:34 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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