President Mobilizes Four Aircraft Carrier Groups to Persian Gulf
Every time the US has initiated and carried through with a military build up in the middle east in the last 20 years, we’ve eventually ended up invading a country. The DebkaFile is reporting that President Obama has begun mobilization plans for a military build up off the cost of Iran:
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.
Debkafile’s military sources disclose that the 6,000 Marines and sailors aboard the Truman Strike Group come from four months of extensive and thorough training to prepare them for anticipated missions in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.
The carrier groups will be in place by August.
Does anyone think we’re going there for naval exercises or just to flex our muscles in front of Iran?
Iran knows full well what the US military is capable of and flexing our muscles thus far has not changed anything regarding their nuclear program.
As we saw with Iraq, it really doesn’t matter whether or not the Iranians are building nuclear weapons. If the powers that be find it in their interests for the United States to go to war then we’re going to war.
Of interest is that one of the carriers to be deployed is German and will be under US military command. There sure is a lot of money involved in this European bailout package. We wonder if that has anything to do with the Gerries joining the fight in the middle east.
In previous articles we opined that any Israeli attack on Iran would be construed as bilateral action involving the United States, which means that even if the US chose to sit this one out, Iran would assume the US was involved and respond accordingly by attack US troops on the Iraqi border. We also suggested that if an Israeli attack was imminent, that the USA would likely engage Iran with the Israelis to ensure as much damage to Iranian military infrastructure and nuclear facilities as possible.
We don’t see any way out of this mess for Iran, save complete dismemberment of their nuclear programs, be they for energy production or weapons development. Iran has stated that they will continue to move forward with their plans.
Will President Obama, like his predecessor President Bush, allow another “rogue” state to go nuclear? Or will the United States strike preemptively to decapitate the Iranian regime?
Our view is that war is unavoidable for a number of reasons.
Make no mistake, the United States needs oil, and if peak oil is a reality, which we believe it is, then the United State will move in the interest of national security to conquer another oil producing nation. A quick look at a map of the middle east will make it clear that the United States has been positioning allies and troops around Iran for quite some time. It really boils down to who ends up with Iranian oil? The United States or China? The Western powers will do whatever is necessary to maintain control of this critical commodity. Without it, we’re doomed. See the Collapse movie for more.
It’s also no secret that the US economy is a train wreck just waiting to happen. As the economy slides and animosity towards government officials and policies builds, likely leading to civil unrest here at home, the attention of the American people will need to be diverted elsewhere. What better way than to start World War III?
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Date: May 21st, 2010
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