- The Americans are quietly withdrawing troops from the Middle East but denying they are vacating their bases. See: US Withdrawing Forces from Region Despite Contrary Claims: Military Sources . This is not a sign of Peace. It is the opposite: WAR! They are withdrawing troops so that when Iran launches retaliation, there will be minimal forces in harm’s way. It appears, the strategy is to use the US air force to bomb Iran out of existence.
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- Six B-52 Bombers Ordered To Indian Ocean Base To Be “Available” Against Iran
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
As more than 3,000 US troops are readying to deploy to the Middle East this week following the killing of the IRGC’s Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani, the Pentagon will additionally send major military hardware in the form of an additional B-52 strike force.
CNN’s Barbara Starr reported late in the day Monday that a US defense official has confirmed the Pentagon will being sending six B-52 bombers to the major US military base at Deigo Garcia. Starr reports the B-52s will be “available for operations against Iran if ordered”.
However, the CNN correspondent noted that “the deployment does not signal that operations have been ordered.” The major US military base at Diego Garcia, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean on the largest island in the Chagos archipelago, is often used as a staging ground for operations in the eastern hemisphere.
Currently, American B-52 Stratofortress bombers are stationed at a US airbase in Qatar, after a strike group was previously ordered there by US Central Command (CENTCOM) last May over increasing tension with Iran.