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.
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