Trump administration considering large military expansion in Middle East

Zachary Halaschak – Washington Examiner Dec 4, 2019

The USS Abraham Lincoln is currently deployed in the Persian Gulf. Depending what the Trump Administration decides, others could join it. Click to enlarge

The Trump administration is weighing whether to significantly expand the U.S. military presence in the Middle East to counter Iran.

The move could double the number of troops in the region, deploying up to 14,000 more, according to the Wall Street Journal. Dozens of ships could also be moved into the area in addition to military hardware. President Trump could make a decision on the increase before the end of the year.

Even if Trump doesn’t approve the large-scale deployment, he might give the green light to a smaller one. Among military officials and the administration, there is concern about an Iranian attack on U.S. interests. The thought is that maintaining a larger military presence could act as a deterrent from further provocation from Tehran.

The United States has sent about 14,000 troops to the region since May after officials indicated a heightened threat from Iran, who opposes both America and Israel.

In September, Iran attacked Saudi oil facilities, a move that took down 5% of the world’s oil supply for a time. In July, the U.S. planned airstrikes against Iranian facilities in response to Iran shooting down a U.S. drone, but Trump reportedly called off the attack in the last minutes, over concerns about possible loss of life.

John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, told reporters Wednesday that the situation regarding military assets in the Middle East is fluid.

“Deterrence is dynamic, our response is going to be dynamic,” Rood explained

 

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3 responses to “Trump administration considering large military expansion in Middle East”

  1. There are huge numbers of disadvantaged americans living on the streets as in the UK
    feelings are running very high about fighting more wars for israel.
    Money is being spent on a foreign nation while their own people go hungry and homeless
    Cherie Blair left her husband Toerag Tony after the war on the people of Iraq and he slept with Cliff Richard.
    Marches in every city and town in the UK the people said to the troops DO NOT GO TO WAR WITH THESE PEOPLE, the government did not listen to the poeple.
    Tony Blair cannot go anywhere on his own, he needs a team of 6 bodyguards to protect him from arrest.
    If the US or UK does go to war with iran there will be civil wars in both countries, the other fact is that stupid racist politicians in the UK have people trafficked in millions of fifth columnists, the USA has lready been listed by israel to be destroyed
    rememeber what Nutandyahoo said
    “Palestine today, tomorrow America”

  2. Dynamic Response

    The Rouhani administration is weighing whether to significantly expand the Iranian military presence in the Gulf of Mexico to counter US terrorists.

    Dozens of ships could be moved into the area in addition to military hardware.

    President Rouhani could make a decision before the end of the year.

    Even if Rouhani doesn’t approve the large-scale deployment, he might give the green
    light to a smaller one. Among military officials and the administration, there is concern about a US-israeli attack on Iran.

    The thought is that maintaining a larger military presence in the Gulf (of Mexico) could act as a deterrent from further provocations from Warshington.

    The United Snakes have sent about 14,000 mercenaries and assorted terrorists to the
    Persian Gulf since May after US liars indicated a heightened threat from Iran, who opposes both American and israeli terrorism.

    John Rude, the undersecretary of demense and terrorism, told fake news reporters Wednesday that the situation regarding his military asses in the Middle East is fluid
    like diarrhea.

    “Deterrence is dynamic, our response is going to be dynamic,” Rude mumbled to the
    crowd of sycophantic nincompoops who had come to hear his profound pronouncements.

    Israel wants the Trump administration to attack Iran While the U.S. mainstream
    media ignores Netanyahu’s instigating
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=188143

    White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War
    Eric Schmitt and Julian Barnes New York Times May 13, 2019
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=188355

    History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran
    Whitney Webb – Mint Press News May 14, 2019
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=188423

    The Iranian War Threat
    By Irish Savant on May 31, 2019
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=189125

    Pompeo’s Briefing on Iran “Threat” to NATO Europeans Went Over Like a Lead Balloon
    Daniel Larison –The American Conservative May 17, 2019
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=188727

    Video: Iran War “rollout” a “disaster” says top Israeli Rabbi
    David Elias Goldberg – YouTube May 19, 2019
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=188601

    Iran is trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction according to German
    intelligence report – Introduction – May 29, 2019
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=189097

  3. So the US which has just “pivoted” from the Middle East to the China Pacific theatre is now “pivoting” back again? The Rothschild’s and the Western money moguls of the world, who are so deeply invested in China,(the economic monster they credit themselves for creating) plan at least 100 years in advance, while US warships go back and forth across the globe like a pack of children chasing a football when it is controlled by an organized team. We, the common people, are not privy to their plans because we are not elites, and we just have to wait until the plans unfold, long after all of the investment opportunities have gone to the insiders in the process.

    China presently is spreading its influence and power especially across Asia and into the ME, even without the southern silk-road trade corridor (the “BRI”) being completed. Their navy will grow but their influence will mainly grow through the land corridors to their West, were their amies can have easy access if they are needed to enforce any interest. I suspect, that the long-reaching money moguls will throw the US completely under the bus, as soon as they are more securely ensconced in China to control things monetarily, socially and politically, just as they have done in the US and other Western nations.