Saturday, April 25, 2009

US Deploys Anti-Nuke Contingent to Israel

Ominous news from the Army Times:
U.S. European Command has deployed to Israel a high-powered X-band radar and the supporting people and equipment needed for coordinated defense against Iranian missile attack, marking the first permanent U.S. military presence on Israeli soil.

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EuCom has repeatedly deployed troops and Patriot air defense batteries for joint exercises and Iraq-related wartime contingencies but has never before permanently deployed troops on Israeli soil.
I got a bad feeling about this.

ht alr

2 comments:

silveradept said...

To use a different quote from the same movie...

"We're doomed."

That looks for all the world to be a subtle green light signal for Israel to go ahead and bomb Iran, and that the U.S. will back and try to destroy any retaliatory action.

So what does the rest of the Middle East do when it happens? Do we fight World War III as everyone's defense alliances get called in again?

red rabbit said...

I guess Obama meant it when he told AIPAC that he would do "everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."

To answer your first question: I suppose that depends on what's left of the Middle East if this becomes a nuclear war.