War Major US military deployment to Middle East - State Department hints Iran planned to attack US Embassy in Oman

mindlessobserver

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They also know the US general public doesn't have an appetite for foreign intervention right now, let alone in the fucking ME again. A contingent of Trump's base doubly so. With Venezuela getting hot this turns up pressure to get anti-interventionists to REEE.
Its a mess all around. Every president gets a major military crisis though. Without fail. Even the pre world war 2 presidents. Shit happens.
 

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I don't understand the whole "emergency deployment" thing. That's why MEU's exist. Ships full of Marines, Harriers, 53's, Ospreys, Cobras, etc. sail around the world waiting for shit to pop off. We can touch bayonet to flesh anywhere on the planet in 12 hours, so what's the point of deploying from the US on short notice?
 

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I don't understand the whole "emergency deployment" thing. That's why MEU's exist. Ships full of Marines, Harriers, 53's, Ospreys, Cobras, etc. sail around the world waiting for shit to pop off. We can touch bayonet to flesh anywhere on the planet in 12 hours, so what's the point of deploying from the US on short notice?
Someone needs to fuck the hookers in Naples
 
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mindlessobserver

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I don't understand the whole "emergency deployment" thing. That's why MEU's exist. Ships full of Marines, Harriers, 53's, Ospreys, Cobras, etc. sail around the world waiting for shit to pop off. We can touch bayonet to flesh anywhere on the planet in 12 hours, so what's the point of deploying from the US on short notice?
Not how it actually works. They can do that, if they are in deployment. Such an operations tempo however is bad for morale and the US military for all its size is not large enough to have blanket coverage everywhere. In this case Iran (it seems) decided to cause shenanigans during a period when no US carrier was present in the Persian Gulf. Which is why the Lincoln had to go to max speed and get to the area fast. It's an area of routine patrol, but not something we sit on with heavy assets 24/7, 365. And for a country like Iran you need way more then just one marine assault carrier and its escorts. That means grabbing shit from the mainland and moving it out fast.
 

Richardo Retardo

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We should let the Saudis build nukes.
If the Pakis can keep their nukes out of the hands of kebab I'm sure the Saudis can also.
The Saudis' already have nukes; they're the ones in Pakistan. Also, Saudi Arabia is (unlike Iran who gets labeled as such by the US for funding branches of their own military) an actual sponsor of Islamic Terrorism in Western counties.
 

NerdShamer

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It's probably a case of gunboat diplomacy; like how North Korea occasionally puts on an (probably fake) artillery parade, except that a carrier and it's escorts will fuck if things go sour.
 
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