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Massive U.S. Military Buildup Reported Around Iran; Up to 100,000 Troops Ready By March

While President Obama’s supporters hailed his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq as the end of the war
in the middle east, behind the scenes the Pentagon has been quietly
massing troops and armaments on two islands located just south of the
Strait of Hormuz, and within easy striking distance of Iran.
In addition to some 50,000 U.S. troops currently in the region
waiting for orders (apparently they won’t be home by this past Christmas
as was originally promised), Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack
Obama is deploying an additional 50,000 soldiers to be ready for ‘any
contingency’ by March:President Barack Obama is reported exclusively
by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly
ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations
on two strategic islands – Socotra,
which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the
Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz.
Since 2010, the US has been quietly building giant air force
and naval bases on Socotra with facilities for submarines, intelligence
command centers and take-off pads for flying stealth drones, as part of a
linked chain of strategic US military facilities in the Indian Ocean
and Persian Gulf.
The Socotra facilities are so secret that they are never mentioned in any catalogue listing US military facilities
in this part of the world, which include Jebel Ali and Al Dahfra in the
United Arab Emirates; Arifjan in Kuwait; and Al Udeid in Qatar – all within short flying distances from Iran.
Additional US forces are also being poured into Camp Justice on the barren, 70-kilometer long Omani island of Masirah, just south of the Hormuz entry point to the Gulf of Oman from the Arabian Sea.





Western military sources familiar with the American buildup on the
two strategic islands tell DEBKA-Net-Weekly that, although they cannot
cite precise figures, they are witnessing the heaviest American concentration of might in the region since the US invaded Iraq in 2003.
Then, 100,000 American troops were massed in Kuwait ahead of the
invasion. Today, those sources estimate from the current pace of
arrivals on the two island bases, that 50,000 US troops will
have accumulated on Socotra and Masirah by mid-February. They will top
up the 50,000 military already present in the Persian Gulf region, so
that in less than a month, Washington will have some 100,000 military
personnel on the spot and available for any contingency.
US air transports are described as making almost daily landings on
Socotra and Masirah. They fly in from the US naval base of Diego Garcia,
one of America’s biggest military facilities, just over 3,000
kilometers away. The US military presence in the region will further
expand in the first week of March when three US aircraft carriers and
their strike groups plus a French carrier arrive in the Persian Gulf,
the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea: They are theUSS Abraham Lincoln, USS Carl Vinson, USS Enterprise and the Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
A fourth US carrier will be standing by in the Pacific Ocean, a few days’ sailing time from the water off Iran’s coast.


Source: Debka


Still holding out hope that we won’t go to war with Iran?


There’s already reason enough for the powers-to-be to invade Iran
based on the accusations that they are in the process of manufacturing
nuclear weapons. Whether true or not makes no difference, as we saw with
weapons of mass destruction that have yet to be found in Iraq.
Similarly, like Saddam Hussein before them, Iran’s leadership is
attempting to trade their oil without going through the proper channels –
in essence attempting to bypass the United States and Europe by
striking deals with China, India, and Russia that will not require the
exchange of oil for US dollars, but rather, Yuan, Rupees and Gold.
It may very well be that nuclear weapons, like WMD in Iraq, are
simply the pretext, rather than the real reason, that will be used to
crush those who oppose the financiers, politicians and influencers
behind the new world order paradigm.
Make no mistake: this is serious business. They will kill as many as is needed (on our side and theirs) in order to push the agenda forward.

Mac Slavo


January 30th, 2012


SHTFplan.com


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    • @stinkbuttdog

      I think you're 100% correct

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    • @stinkbuttdog Nope Iran will get bitchy about anything and find any excuse to close the Gulf off to flex it's muscle. It won't go world wide at all.. China can't do anything, Russia can't afford to do anything who is left? The Arabs want Iran knocked around The west wants Iran knocked around.

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  • Very Concerning. This could easily extend beyond the region. With China and Russia allies of Iran and the Arabs against not only Israel but Iran's domination in the region. This could be a real mess from north Africa to the pacific. Pretty ominous. Good info though. Thanks for posting.

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  • Im pretty sick of the constant wars, but Iran has been acting like a prick for quite some time now and a solid kick in the ass might well be needed.

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  • "Germany's unforgivable crime before the second world war," Churchill said," was her attempt to extricate her economic power from the world's trading system and to create her own exchange mechanism which would deny world finance its opportunity to profit." (Churchill to Lord Robert Boothby, quoted in the Foreword, 2nd Ed. Sydney Rogerson, 'Propaganda in the Next War' 2001, orig. 1938.

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  • Even if these "sources" aren't totally bogus, one hundred thousand troops are not an invasion force. It took over a quarter million to invade Iraq.

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  • And this is a surprise?

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  • if this is true, than money was spent already and someone has to pay it back

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  • so we can all look forward to glow in the dark xmas trees at xmas ... awesome

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  • Debka????? RU kidding?? Where are we getting these hundred thousand troops from?

    You must be a moron to believe this.

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  • That's good at least. I will be calmed down by the nuclear threat coming from Iran if US will teach her a lesson.

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  • Simple fact is, the world can't afford a nuclear IRAN, say all you want about if it's right or wrong. IRAN has been talking shit for awhile now and it was only a matter of time until the USA basically says "This little dog barks a lot" "now we'll see if it can fight" It will be violent and without mercy for IRAN.

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    • @Haze33 Yes,just like the stories we heard of Iraq and saddams yellow cake becoming a weapon. Iran has no nuclear weapons,is not building one,and even if it did have one it has no way to deliver one anywhere.Iran,Just like Iraq, has stopped using the USD as trade for oil with China and Russia and will pay for their actions. Nothing more,nothing less.

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  • The United States will not attack Iran - period.

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  • Just as the Jews planned

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    • @mannixxx Perhaps the Americans are smarter than that, and this is all a bluff to stop the Israeli's attacking unilaterally, trigering WW3

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    • @ElegantDecline

      That would be surprisingly smart.

      But I am afraid that we will soon hear that Ahmadinejad plans to take over the world and that if we want to board an airplane without risking being nuked out at the airport terminal we have to send him some troops.

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    • @ElegantDecline israel wants the US in the middle east so they can blame someone else but them for starting a war with the muslims.

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