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Old 01-05-2012, 08:12 PM
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http://rt.com/usa/news/us-troops-israel-iran-257/

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.

Israeli military officials say that the testing was planned before recent episodes involving the US and Iran. Of concern, however, is how the drill will require the deployment of thousands of American troops into Israel. The Jerusalem Post quotes US Commander Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc as saying the drill is not just an “exercise” but also a “deployment” that will involve “several thousand American soldiers” heading to Israel. Additionally, new command posts will be established by American forces in Israel and that country’s own IDF army will begin working from a base in Germany.
In September, the US European Command established a radar system in Israel.

With America previously equipping Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with weaponry to wreck any chance of an Iranian nuclear weapon program from close by, the US will now have added forces on the ready in Israel and Germany under what Tehran fears is a guise being merely perpetrated as a test-run. RT reported last week that the US is equipping Saudi Arabia with nearly $30 billion F-15 war planes, a deal that comes shortly after Washington worked out a contract with Dubai to give the UAE advanced “bunker buster” bombs that could decimate underground nuclear operations in neighboring Iran.

Since the US surveillance mission over Iran that left overseas intelligence with a captured American drone aircraft, tensions have only escalated between the two nations. After Iran threatened to close down the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial path for the nation’s oil trade, the US dispatched 15,000 marines into the area.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:36 PM
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Would Obama go to war to rally America behind his reelection?

Do you think we could take over Tehrn faster that Bagdad? I be we could seeing how we have access from both sides.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:44 PM
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Would Obama go to war to rally America behind his reelection?
I believe he would. Only a fool would rally around war with Iran.

Do you think we could take over Tehrn faster that Bagdad? I bet we could seeing how we have access from both sides.
Of course we could but why? So we can get involved in another war we can't win? So we can send thousands of American soldiers to their deaths for no reason?
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by bigbulls View Post
I believe he would. Only a fool would rally around war with Iran.
I don't think we are getting ready to attack. I think Israel is. We will have the Navy in the Straights and all thsese preparations will IMO be to safeguard Israel from a retaliatory attack on their soil. My bet is Israel is about to bomb all the Iranian nuke sites.

Of course we could but why? So we can get involved in another war we can't win? So we can send thousands of American soldiers to their deaths for no reason?
I agree with this. The world stage has the issue with Iran developing the bomb. The real loser will be Israel since most people feel that they will be the target if Iran gets the bomb.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:04 AM
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FYI, we have been in a war with Iran since 1979 when they attacked us our sovereign nation. They haven't let up since and have been killing our soldiers and people ever since.
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Originally Posted by bigbulls View Post
So we can get involved in another war we can't win?
Really, Why? Why is Iran so strong?
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:00 AM
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Iran is no match for the forces of the United States. My problem is that president rat-bag is cutting billions from the defense budget in an effort to shrink the military...the chairman of the Joint Chiefs stated on the news yesterday that the United States will not be able to conduct 2 ground wars simultaneously.... So with forces still in harm's way in Afghanistan, they mass in Israel...to what purpose if not to march into Iran and start killing smelly persians ? Interesting....would that NOT be considered a ground war ?
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An exercise is not a deployment.
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An exercise is not a deployment.
no, but it would be awfully convenient if Israel launched a pre-emptive strike on Iran while we were 'exercising' over there....very convenient.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:01 PM
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Really, Why? Why is Iran so strong?
Iran isn't strong. WE can't win for the same reason we can't win Iraq or Afghanistan. We don't want to win. Our "leaders" (I use that term very loosely) would rather play partisan politics with our soldiers lives than go to war with the intention of actually killing and winning.

An exercise is not a deployment.
Really????? What would you call American solders being sent to a foreign country? I call that a deployment. I remember being deployed numerous times to foreign waters while serving in the Navy. We would conduct exercises in our own waters and land but were deployed to foreign waters and land.
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