U.S. Forces begin moving into Saudi Arabia.

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    The U.S. is sending troops to Saudi Arabia and is setting up an air base in a location that was abandoned 15 years ago in response to Iranian actions in the gulf. They are setting up patriot missile systems and prepping the runway for a Squadron of aircraft to move in.

    US moves forward on operation to counter Iran, begins sending troops to Saudi Arabia

    U.S. Central Command Statement on movement of U.S. personnel to Saudi Arabia > U.S. Central Command > Statements View
     
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    Iran is opening a new regional front in Iraq, the US must act

    US government officials have concluded that the May 14 drone attack on the east-west Saudi pipeline was launched from southern Iraq, having previously identified Yemen as the launch site.

    Despite calls from the Iraqi government to disband, several Iranian-backed militias are active in southern Iraq. Iran has equipped these militias with the same weaponized UAV strike capability as its Houthi allies in Yemen.

    According to the US government, the May 14 drone attack was likely launched by Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iraqi militia and designated terrorist group created, funded, and directed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards – Quds Force (IRGC-QF). The attack therefore means that Iranian proxies have attacked Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, from two different fronts.

    The IRGC’s ability to carry out proxy attacks against a US ally from Iraq, another supposed US ally, highlights America’s failed strategy in Baghdad. As a result of US and Saudi pressure, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi ordered the closure of IRGC-QF militia offices across Iraq on 1 July. However, militias have ignored similar calls before. Despite Prime Minister Mahdi’s order, the Iraqi government either cannot or will not remove the Iranian-backed militias from its territory, nor will it prevent them from targeting US allies.

    The militias have always bragged about being able to wear any uniform in the Iraqi military – this order allows them to access US funds, US equipment, and US intelligence. This move will make the IRGC-QF militias a legitimate part of the Iraqi Security Forces, giving them more influence than ever.

    They will be the ones flying US F-16s, they will be the ones driving US M1A1 Abrams tanks and the newly delivered Russian T-80 tanks. They will still answer to Soleimani directly and will be commanded by Hadi al-Ameri of Badr Corps and by his deputy Mohandes. This is a win for Soleimani, who may even now be inspired to try and integrate Lebanese Hezbollah into the Lebanese Armed Forces, whilst the US continues to insist it is marginalizing Soleimani.

    The US needs to change course in Iraq. The militias need to be opposed, and Mohandes needs to be removed, one way or the other.
     
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    So, now I suppose Saudi Arabia is a USA Vassal state.
     
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    OMFG........now the Pollock is stalking me in this thread.

    It's news...........read a bit and maybe you will learn something.
     
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    500 troops are support capacity only.
    If we end up going to war, like I said in a different thread, it won't be a conventional one.
    It'll be massive escalating AIR POWER as needed.
     
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    Fairly obvious to me that this is being done to counter the Iranian proxies in Southern Iraq. They are now saying the drones are being launched from Iraq and not Yemen.

    This is a move to shoot them down. My opinion of it.
     
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    Iran hasn't done a dam thing Trump started this buy acting like a child which he is.The idiot had a chance to sign that nuclear deal instead ran like a bitch.
     
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    Wooo Hoooo! One bullshit war I don't have to be a part of!

    Onward goyish soldier
    Marchin on to war
    For the Star of Remphan
    Fighting ever more!
     
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    As you ignore their proxies in Yemen, Syria, Lebannon, Jordan, and now Southern Iraq.

    They are in a War with Saudi Arabia and have been for a long time via proxies.........Now they are putting proxies in Southern Iraq to threaten them from there.

    The drones in the gulf were from Southern Iraq.

    Guess you just ignore that..........hmmm
     

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