Skip to comments.Obama starts massive US Air-Sea-Marine build-up opposite Iran
Posted on 05/23/2010 6:17:23 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
debkafile's military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants. Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, in pursuit of his policy of diplomatic engagement with Tehran. For the first time, too, the US force opposite Iran will be joined by a German warship, the frigate FGS Hessen, operating under American command. It is also the first time that Obama, since taking office 14 months ago, is sending military reinforcements to the Persian Gulf. Our military sources have learned that the USS Truman is just the first element of the new buildup of US resources around Iran. It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 US aircraft carriers visible from Iranian shores.
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Should be doing this in SK.
War-mongering before the November elections? Say it aint so, kenyan..
You think he’s serious? If these forces aren’t intended to be used, they’ll just be potential targets.
It’s getting close enough to November now. O could not act a few months ago.
One nuke would be bad if the carriers are pretty close together.
Strongly worded letter to follow.
5 or 6 aircraft carriers? We only have 11 (i think) and all the support crafts to go along, its going to look like Copper Canyon at Lake Havasu on Memorial weekend around there. Without all the naked chicks on the houseboats though...
For show nothing more since he has a secret agreement with Iran and Turkey to help destroy Israel and weaken US Forces to a point we are defenseless....
historically dems start and escalate wars. it takes a republican to end it, example Nixon with Vietnam.
Is that wise? I understand about making a show of force, but that seems like a lot of eggs in one basket. Why not start by deploying a bunch of B-52's and B-1's to Iraq, Afghanistan and Diego Garcia?
He best not be serious with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We can’t fight three wars at the same time. Pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan and hit Iran and set them back to the 7th Century. Then get the hell out of the Middle East. We don’t need any more training grounds.
Israel told him they will act and he is forced to move assets?
An O’Bimbo show of force to keep Israel from bothering his moo-slim brothers! Nothing more, nothing less.
I am sure that Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and John Kerry will be on the U.S. Senate Floor tomorrow morning decrying this action. Oh, that’s right, this is Hussein Obama doing this, not G. W. Bush. Sorry.
“”It is also the first time that Obama, since taking office 14 months ago, is sending military reinforcements to the Persian Gulf””
This man couldn’t organize boats in his own bathtub. If this is true, obviously someone has given him some pretty good reason to start paying attention. If not true, just more of the same BS to make it look like he knows what he’s doing which we all know isn’t true anyway!!!
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