US Begins Huge Military Maneuvers Aimed at Iran

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    Battle-ready troops on standby as tensions rise following dubious assassination plot

    The United States will this week commence huge military maneuvers aimed at Iran, with a massive air fleet patrolling middle eastern skies ready to land at any time, in response to Irans involvement in an alleged assassination plot that experts have labeled dubious, amidst fears that US and Israeli targets could be hit by attacks.

    As we reported last week, during US Defense Secretary Leon Panettas October 3 Tel Aviv visit, Israeli hawks attempted to persuade Panetta to give the green light for a military strike on Iran. Within ten days, details of an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi ambassador emerged and the foiled attack was blamed on Iran. Innumerable experts immediately voiced their doubts about the authenticity of the plot, with 21-year CIA veteran Robert Baer labeling the story a truly awful Hollywood script.

    The US military will respond this week with a series of significant military maneuvers designed to threaten Iran, including, an American air fleet in Middle East skies ready to land at any moment for any contingency, reports DebkaFile.

    The United States launches a large-scale exercise over the Middle East deploying 41 giant transports of the 22nds Airlift Squadron Monday Oct. 17, states the report, adding that the aircraft will be packed with fully equipped, battle ready troops.

    A further seven warships from the Stennis Battle Group will also provide ground troops with combat support and strike land and sea targets.

    The Israeli, Egyptian and Saudi armies have also been placed on maximum preparedness, echoing reports that U.S. troops being sent to the region have also been put on full alert.
    The maneuvers are also linked to the scheduled release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit by Hamas on Tuesday, an event that US intelligence officials fear could set off a chain of attacks in the region against US and Israeli targets. Should embassies be targeted, US troops will be in place to react swiftly.

    Geopolitical experts have been consistent in their warnings that Israel was preparing to strike Iran this fall.

    Back in July, CIA veteran Baer told KPFK Los Angeles that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning an attack on Iran in September to coincide with the Palestine bid for UN membership.

    Whether the maneuvers are merely designed to be an act of belligerence against Iran or represent preparations for an actual military strike in support of Israel remains to be seen, but as Gulf News reporter Patrick Seale pointed out Friday, the window of opportunity for an attack on Iran is closing.

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    That's what they have been saying the last 10 years. They will not attack Iran
     
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    Iran threatenin' to sink Obama's boat...
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    Iran warns US carrier to stay out of Persian Gulf
    3 Jan.`12 - Iran will take action if a U.S. aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises returns to the Gulf, the state news agency quoted army chief Ataollah Salehi as saying on Tuesday.
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    Iran Tells Departed US Carrier Not to Return
    Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | Iran's army chief told the United States that a U.S. aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises should not return to the Gulf, the state news agency reported on Tuesday.
     
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    Obama gonna put the hurt on Iran...
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    Talk of Iran war grows in Washington
    Thu, Jan 05, 2012 - SPECULATION:Some of the same hawks who pushed for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 are now urging US military action to eradicate Tehran’s nuclear weapons capability
     
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    I'll be VERY surprised if he does....It most likely won't be his decision, he doesn't know how to make one when it comes to this kind of thing. Could you imagine him getting us into a war in an election year? I can't!
     
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    I think Obama is doing the right thing about this. the Iranians are making all kinds of weird threats about what they think they can do. US navy ships are on high alert in case they try anything, but there is no bluster from the white house. Just the usual pronouncement that we will defend international law regarding freedom of the seas as we have done since the Adams administration.

    The message is clear. We are not going to start a fight. We will finish any fight the Iranians wish to start.
     
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    The US and our allies are starting to have an impact on Iran

    Tough new sanctions are hitting them hard in the pocketbook and military maneuvers are showing the big stick
     
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    I triple-dog-dare them.
     
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    Do you think this smoke and mirrors will be able to hide our defense cuts and reduction in forces?
     
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    Which of those cuts impacted the size and readiness of our fleet?
     

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