June 18, 2019
The good news is, these are not war numbers. Or anything close. If you hear “40,000 troops deployed,” then you can start to worry.
But why are these troops being deployed?
Probably to use as sitting ducks for another stupid Mike Pompeo special.
The Defense Department announced it is deploying 1,000 more U.S. troops to the Middle East “for defensive purposes” amid growing tensions with Iran.
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Monday in a statement that the action, meant to address air, naval, and ground-based threats, comes after “a request from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces.”
The Trump administration has blamed Iran for a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
“The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region,” Shanahan said.
The statement did not mention the type of personnel being deployed. Officials told NPR that the troops are primarily intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR); force protection and engineers.
The announcement is the latest in a series of deployments of additional forces to the Gulf region as the U.S. continues to accuse Iran of attacks on commercial shipping and threats to U.S. troops and interests. The deployments began last month when the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the region along with Patriot missile batteries and several thousand troops whose mission is defensive in nature.
“The United States does not seek conflict with Iran,” Shanahan said. “The action today is being taken to ensure the safety and welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region and to protect our national interests. We will continue to monitor the situation diligently and make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting and credible threats.”
We don’t want war with Iran.
This is like when the feds were firebombing the Waco compound while announcing “this is not an assault.”
But… the fact that they’re letting go of this false flag hoax and only using it to send 1,000 troops is a win for the internet. It is.
In the era before the internet, they would have just told you how it was going to be, and started the bombing.
It’s just another reason for more censorship.