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U.S. Troops going to Israel

4 January 2012 6,870 views 2 Comments

January 2, 2012 – Whiteout Press.

Jerusalem. In one of the most blacked-out stories in America right now, the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel. It took forever to find a second source for confirmation of this story and both relatively mainstream media outlets are in Israel. With one source saying the military deployment and corresponding exercises are to occur in January, the source providing most of the details suggests it will occur later this spring.

Calling it not just an “exercise”, but a “deployment”, the Jerusalem Post quotes US Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc, Commander of the US Third Air Force based in Germany. The US Commander visited Israel two weeks ago to confirm details for “the deployment of several thousand American soldiers to Israel.” In an effort to respond to recent Iranian threats and counter-threats, Israel announced the largest ever missile defense exercise in its history. Now, it’s reported that the US military, including the US Navy, will be stationed throughout Israel, also taking part.

Also confirming the upcoming US-Israeli military missile exercises is JTA.org – ‘global news service of the Jewish people’. In their account, they report, ‘Last week, plans for Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, to visit Israel in January were leaked to Israeli media; his visit likely will coincide with the largest-ever joint U.S.-Israel anti-missile exercise’.

While American troops will be stationed in Israel for an unspecified amount of time, Israeli military personnel will be added to EUCOM in Germany. EUCOM stands for United States European Command.

In preparation for anticipated Iranian missile attacks upon Israel, the US is reportedly bringing its THAAD, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, and ship-based Aegis ballistic missile systems to Israel. The US forces will join Israeli missile defense systems like the Patriot and Arrow. The deployment comes with “the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East”.

The Jerusalem Post reports that US Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc was in Israel meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Brig.-Gen Doron Gavish, commander of the Air Defense Division. While there, the US General visited one of Israel’s three ‘Iron Dome’ anti-missile outposts. The Israeli Air Force has announced plans to deploy a fourth Iron Dome system in the coming months. Additional spending increases in the Jewish state will guarantee the manufacture and deployment of three more Iron Dome systems by the end of 2012. The Israelis are hoping to eventually have at least a dozen of the anti-missile systems deployed along its northern and southern borders.

In a show of escalated tensions in the region, Iran test fired two long range missiles today. One, called the Qadar, is a powerful sea-to-shore missile. The other was an advanced surface-to-surface missile called the Nour. According to Iranian state news, the Nour is an ‘advanced radar-evading, target-seeking, guided and controlled missile’. Additionally, the Iranian military reportedly test-fired numerous other short, medium and long-range missiles. Yesterday, Iranian authorities reported that they test-fired the medium-range, surface-to-air, radar-evading Mehrab missile. Today is supposed to be the final day of Iranian naval drills in the Straits of Hormuz.

Iran recently made global headlines when it threatened to blockade the Straits of Hormuz if Europe and the US went ahead with their boycott of Iranian oil and the country’s central bank. One-quarter of the world’s oil passes through that waterway every day. President Obama has announced that a closure of the Straits was unacceptable and vowed to take whatever measures are necessary to keep the vital shipping lane open.

In response to the Iranian missile tests this weekend, French authorities were the first to respond, calling it a, “very bad signal to the international community.”We want to underline that the development by Iran of a missile program is a source of great concern to the international community,”the French Foreign Ministry said in a written statement. Israeli officials suggested the flamboyant Iranian military drills this weekend were a sign that international sanctions on the country were taking a heavy toll and that any additional boycotts, on its banks or oil industry, would be crippling.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the large missile tests showed, “the dire straits of Iran in light of the tightening sanctions around her, including the considerations in the last few days regarding the sanctions of exporting petroleum as well as the possibility of sanctions against the Iranian Central Bank.” While the chances of Iran going through with its threat of closing the Straits of Hormuz are slim, the deployment of thousands of US troops and naval ships to Israel shows the US isn’t taking any chances.

2 Comments »

  • Adalberto Erazo said:

    @ Dave

    Don’t be bringing that disinformation crap here about IsraHell being a puppet. If anything IsraHell completely controls the western countries and is the chief cause of instability in the world. We know damn well it was IsraHell AND THE US GOVERNMENT THAT DID 9/11 so they can carry out the plan for the creation of Greater IsraHell from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Just to let you know Osama bin Laden died from kidney failure in December of 2001 from a disease called Marfan Syndrome. He is buried somewhere in the Tora Bora Mountains and the FBI had no evidence linking him with 9/11. After all he was an agent of the CIA until the US threw him under the bus by framing him for the attacks. He should have learned the lesson of Manuel Noriega who dealt with the devil and got burned but that’s what happens when you work for America. The American Military is responsible for the murder of millions of Muslims in these God Damn Wars for IsraHell. Haven’t you ever wondered why the US uses depleted uranium munitions as a deliberate policy of genocide. This demonic weapon has a half life of 4.5 billion years which destroys the genetic legacy of a people by giving them birth defects and cancers. Secondly, that so called treaty means nothing because the Afghans are still fighting against those monstrous American butchers who have committed atrocities against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq 24/7, 365 days a year, for the past 12 years. Americans are responsible for the murder of 5.6 million Afghans:http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205834.html
    They are not collateral damage, they are not numbers, and they are not statistics! Those people had friends,family,they had lives and they have faces.I have been going to blogs and independent journalists for years seeing and reading the atrocities American and NATO forces are committing in Muslim countries and it enrages me that you yankees get away with the demonic things that you do.These are the violations of international law and the Geneva Conventions America and the western forces are doing. This is not a few bad apples! What is happening is widespread and systemic amongst the military.Drug trafficking,abduction,torture,rape(including children),murder,mutilating bodies,murdering civilians for sport, drone strikes,depleted uranium,carpet bombing cities,genocide,violating countries international borders,operating death squads around the world, soldiers who get caught committing war crimes are given slaps on the wrist or get promoted, and conducting state sponsored terrorism. As I said earlier, this has been going on 24/7, 365 days a year, for the past 12 years and continues as I wright.People should have been protesting when George Bush said it would be a war that would last hundreds of years and called it a crusade. Americans should have protested when Bush said they would disregard international laws, the rules of war, and trash the constitution but no one gave a damn. They should have been protesting about war crimes when Muslims were being abducted,tortured,raped and murdered but nobody cared. This is what happens when you support a monstrous system that causes injustice and misery overseas. The monster turns on it’s own supporters just like the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin in which his most enthusiastic supporters ended up in the Gulags or received a bullet to the back of the head. Now it’s turning around to bite Americans in the ass. To put it simply it’s the chickens coming home to roost. Welcome to the world of Muslims Christian America. Now it’s your turn.The only reason the people in America are protesting after all these years is because this war is hitting them in the pocket book and they are losing their “precious” “soldiers”. So don’t go acting like you and Americans are the victims Dave. The Taliban is the legitimate resistance of Afghanistan who are supported by the people and they are doing their job in taking out your monstrous racist butchers. Americans are the invaders and they signed up to go ahead and fulfill their racist and sadistic fantasies to subjugate an occupied people. If anyone should be enraged it should be Muslims!Americans don’t know what real suffering is!

  • wad said:

    awesome article.

    this means that an israeli/us strike is imminent on Syria and or Iran and perhaps even the Sinia ….

    We all know Israel is the one controlling everything. these paid propaganda trolls are barking up the wrong tree coming here. stick to you tube

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