LOS ANGELES – A majority of Americans back the war in Iraq and half reported they would support military action against Iran if it continues to develop nuclear weapons, according to a Los Angeles Times poll released Saturday.”
Newswire report dated April 6, 2003.
It was from simple sources like this report on Yahoo! that I concluded in late 2001 that Iraq would soon be invaded. ZOG Media Inc. is a propaganda machine used for purposes of population control, not for information or news reporting. For this reason it’s an invaluable resource for learning what the regime wants its population to think at any given time. The ZOG media campaign cranking up against Iran has the same timing as the previous one against Iraq. Civilian psyops to prepare for the next battle are starting as the current military campaign is winding down. It was when Afghanistan was winding down in late December 2001 that ‘Iraq’ started becoming more and more prominent.
There is much more evidence for this coming Iranian campaign. We can start with President Bush’s inclusion of Iran in the “Axis of Evil”. More disturbing are the concrete military preparations being rapidly taken to bring the military forces up in size and capability.
Dogs That Don’t Bark.
Cheese Paring Active Force Deployments for Iraq.
Most have seen the minor media flap caused by claims that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sent too few forces to Central Command and General Franks. And indeed he was very parsiminous, even (heh-heh) ‘Jewish’ in his stinginess with active force deployments. General Franks received only one Army armored division although the US Army has the equivalent of five armored/mechanized divisions on active duty. Similarly only one Marine division of the three available ACTIVE divisions was sent to Iraq. So of 14 regular ‘division equivalents’ in the Army and Marines General Franks initially received only 3 for an apparently ‘major’ campaign. We have also been told by military sources this was because of Rumsfeld’s (acting on Wolfowitz/Perle advice?) specific directions to reduce the numbers of units sent to CENTCOM.
But the demonstrated actions of the government instead show large military preparations for a much larger war.
Vast Reserve Forces Mobilization: “The Roster”
This document claims to be a list of all US reserve forces mobilized to active duty as of March 26, 2003. It’s 220 pages long and lists units by state, by branch of service, by unit type and by numbers of personnel. The total is 216,811 reserve troops of all services. It can make very tedious reading but is probably the most vital news in the last year. In spot checks this document has proven to be 100% accurate so far. That is to say, when the document lists an infantry battalion, corroborating local hometown internet media stories were found via Google describing that unit’s mobilization and movement to an active station.
Secretary of Defense ‘Ebenezer’ Rumsfeld has also presided over the largest reserve force call up since 1940. These actions by Donald Rumsfeld only make sense if he and his masters are expecting a much larger war soon. Secretary Rumsfeld’s strange behavior is precisely how General Marshall behaved in 1940 and 1941 over reinforcements for General MacArthur and the Phillipines. Vast forces were being gathered in North America but only a few were sent to MacArthur, or even to Hawaii for that matter. This is because Franklin Roosevelt was already planning and preparing a much larger war in Europe. They just hadn’t told the American people yet.
When compared with the history of Desert Storm in 1990-91 ‘The Roster’ can only be considered as evidence of preparations to fight James Woolsey’s “World War IV”. In Desert Storm the Department of Defense only wanted reserve support units of mechanics, medical personnel and truck drivers. The generals actively resisted using any reserve combat units. The case of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade became well known. This unit had long been planned to be the third brigade in General Barry McCaffrey’s 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized). In a last minute change the active duty separate brigade at Fort Benning was sent to Saudi Arabia in place of the 48th Infantry Brigade. At the time this was said to be necessary because of ‘unreadiness’ and the better training efficiency of regular troops. Many well-founded accusations were leveled that this change was really made because the Generals wanted as large a post-war active Army as possible. Using reserve combat units might tempt the Congress to reduce the post-war active army even more.
Here’s one of the most unnoticed aspects of Operation Iraqi Freedom. At least three Army National Guard combat infantry battalions were sent to Kuwait before the war started for ‘security’ duties. These are the 1st Battalion – 152d Infantry, 1st Battalion – 293d Infantry (both from the Indiana Army National Guard) and the 1st Battalion 124th Infantry (Florida Army National Guard). One soldier from the 1-152d is even listed by CNN as dying from a non-combat related illness.
So why is “The Roster” real evidence of secret plans for a larger war? “The Roster” lists dozens of reserve infantry, armor and artillery battalions among the activated reserve units. In 1990 the Department of Defense didn’t want any reserve combat units for Desert Storm. In 2003 the Department of Defense sends reserve combat units to Kuwait, holds back most active duty combat units and also activates dozens more reserve combat units stateside.
P.S. Of the very few reinforcements Marshall agreed to send MacArthur, most were National Guard troops.
Those concerned should pay serious attention to this listing of USA Reserve and National Guard units mobilized for active duty as of March 26, 2003. This reserve mobilization is far larger than the 1990 Desert Storm call-up. More ominously, there is a complete qualitative difference in the types of reserve units being called up. This difference shows the current effort is merely a preliminary to a far vaster general mobilization on the order of World War II. “The Roster” shows four broad categories of reserve units that have already been mobilized. The total ‘package’ is clearly designed as a balanced First Wave of mobilization to prepare for still further mobilization. And this is precisely how the USA began war mobilization in 1940. Now it’s being done again.
Category I. Round out reserve units for active regular units. This grouping has some combat units and many more logistics support units. These are explainable in the context of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. Thus they are not exceptional if “Gulf War II” is considered in isolation. It’s much less understandable since the overwhelming majority did not go there per Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz/Perle’s specific directions. Almost all are still in the USA with their parent regular units.
President Bush II had much more time for his Gulf build-up than President Bush I did for his. The first one had from August 1990 to January, 1991. That’s 5 1/2 months. The second one had from October, 2002 until late March, 2003. That’s around 6 months. And President Bush II has better and more fast sealift ships available than his daddy did. Acquiring such ships was one of the priority improvments made after Desert Storm. Consequently CENTCOM’s small force size is the result of a fully conscious policy choice by the National Command Authority. It does not arise from mere logistics limitations.
Category II. Mobilization and garrison support units. These are US Army Reserve units whose function is to provide stateside base support. The sheer numbers of Army Reserve Garrison Support, Mobilization Support, Finance, Adjutant General and Replacement units are inexplicable except on the assumption many more bases are going to be filling with still more people. This means yet more mobilization is anticipated to occur. Supporting a large wartime mobilization is the only reason these units exist. The existing peacetime bases already have their own large bureaucracies.
Category III. US Army Reserve Training Divisions. These are numbered ‘divisions’ such as the 85th USAR Division in Illinois/Indiana, the 87th USAR Division in Florida/Georgia and so on. They’re sub-divided into Brigades and Battalions. Despite their historic combat unit numbers these ‘divisions’ are not combat units any more. These are units of drill sergeants and skill trainers organized to serve as the teaching cadre staffs of individual replacement training centers. These units are only called up when ‘They’ are planning to do a lot more training of more civilians. This means training more civilians than the Department of Defense’s existing peacetime training establishment can handle. The mobilization of such units is a critical milestone on the road to mobilizing a far larger combat army. So has this happened? Let’s check ‘The Roster’. And deah dey iz, Rastus. Divisions and divisions of reserve drill sergeants and soldier trainers summoned to active duty.
In Category II we saw the support cadres for more base bureaucracies. Here in Category III we see the trainers needed to teach new trainees. So where are these ”trainees”? Can you say draft? This too is already being talked up by the appropriate authorities, meaning Congress. It should be clear already that nothing these training units could do would influence “Operation Iraqi Freedom” as planned by Donald Rumsfeld. This fact was already well known to those responsible for mobilizing them.
Category IV. Leading edge Army National Guard combat battalions. This means combat units not attached to existing regular units as ’roundouts’. Without spreadsheeting The Roster there seem to be about 100 reserve combat battalions mobilized so far. All the different combat branches (infantry, armor, artillery, air defense) are represented. So why mobilize so many reserve combat battalions when so many Regular Army and Marine battalions are still in North America and ‘unemployed’ in “Iraqi Freedom”? More precisely, why does the Secretary of Defense mobilize them all and then get involved in a public dumbshow posing as McNamara sending Westmoreland too few active combat units?
There are several answers to these questions. The first answer is to conserve forces for a much larger expected campaign. The next answer is to bring the reserve combat units up to full training efficiency, and especially their leadership cadres. See the list again and do some internet spot checking. Most of these battalions were only summoned in December, 2002, or later. The plans for “Operation Iraqi Freedom” were already fairly final by then. Many other National Guard combat battalions remain to be called up. Back in 1940 National Guard mobilization proceeded in several waves, too. It didn’t happen all at once. Ultimately many of these units will receive still more troops.
Another thing these units can do if required is to spawn still more combat units. In this process they subdivide just like bacteria. One battalion extrudes a cadre of experienced officers and sergeants who are promoted on the job to the next higher level. Then these form one or two more identical battalions. Newly trained privates for these newly formed combat units stream in from individual replacement training centers. These centers are operated and can only be operated by the training units discussed in Categories II and III above.
This is how it was done in World War II, also. Some National Guard divisions (all called up in 1940) were subdivided so many times to form more units that the original unit (with 90% new personnel by then) didn’t reach combat until 1944 or 1945. The 38th Infantry Division is a good example. It was mobilized in 1940 but didn’t reach a Pacific combat area until 1944. In the interim period it extruded cadre levy after cadre levy for many of the 88 other US Army combat divisions that were created.
The current reserve mobilization has summoned forth precisely the required machinery to begin the above process again. Many of these units have been “in reserve” for half a century without being called up. They were preserved to retain an option that is now being exercised. ZOG is putting very heavy stakes on the table. And it is doing so in a way that can be understood by most of the world’s general staffs and military intelligence agencies.
The extreme statements made by Ariel Sharon, by George Bush and his Jewish-Zionist advisors, by the current and now by a former director of the CIA concerning long term vast Warre, “clash of civilizations” and “World War IV” are well known. Now we see specific miitary actions being taken to turn these Words into horrible Reality. They are taking this seriously. Self-perceived targets are taking this seriously.
Are you taking it seriously?
World War IV Warning. This is not a drill.
Courtesy Israel Shamir (Shamireaders)
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