While President Obama’s supporters hailed his
withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq as the end of the
war in the
middle east, behind the scenes the Pentagon has been quietly massing troops
and armaments on two islands located just south of the Strait of Hormuz, and
within easy striking distance of Iran.
In addition to some 50,000 U.S. troops currently in
the region waiting for orders (apparently they won’t be home by this
past Christmas as was originally promised), Nobel Peace Prize winner
President Barack Obama is deploying an additional 50,000 soldiers to be ready
for ‘any contingency’ by March:
President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by
DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly
ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on
two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a
Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz.
Since 2010, the US has been quietly building giant
air force and naval bases on Socotra with facilities for submarines,
intelligence command centers and take-off pads for flying stealth drones, as
part of a linked chain of strategic US military facilities in the Indian
Ocean and Persian Gulf.
The Socotra facilities are so secret that they
are never mentioned in any catalogue listing US military facilities in
this part of the world, which include Jebel Ali and Al Dahfra
in the United Arab Emirates; Arifjan in Kuwait; and
Al Udeid in Qatar – all within short
flying distances from Iran.
Additional US forces are also being poured into Camp
Justice on the barren, 70-kilometer long Omani island of Masirah, just south of the Hormuz entry point to
the Gulf of Oman from the Arabian Sea.
Western military sources familiar with the American
buildup on the two strategic islands tell DEBKA-Net-Weekly that, although
they cannot cite precise figures, they are witnessing the heaviest
American concentration of might in the region since the US invaded Iraq in
Then, 100,000 American troops were massed in Kuwait
ahead of the invasion. Today, those sources estimate from the current pace of
arrivals on the two island bases, that 50,000 US troops will have accumulated
on Socotra and Masirah by mid-February. They will
top up the 50,000 military already present in the Persian Gulf region, so
that in less than a month, Washington will have some 100,000 military
personnel on the spot and available for any contingency.
US air transports are described as making almost
daily landings on Socotra and Masirah. They fly in
from the US naval base of Diego Garcia, one of America’s biggest
military facilities, just over 3,000 kilometers away. The US military
presence in the region will further expand in the first week of March when
three US aircraft carriers and their strike groups plus a French carrier
arrive in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea: They are theUSS Abraham Lincoln, USS Carl Vinson,
USS Enterprise and the Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered
A fourth US carrier will be standing by in the
Pacific Ocean, a few days’ sailing time from the water off Iran’s
Still holding out hope that we won’t go to war
There’s already reason enough for the
powers-to-be to invade Iran based on the accusations that they are in the
process of manufacturing nuclear weapons. Whether true or not makes no
difference, as we saw with weapons of mass destruction that have yet to be
found in Iraq.
Similarly, like Saddam Hussein before them,
Iran’s leadership is attempting to trade their oil without going
through the proper channels – in essence attempting to bypass the
United States and Europe by striking deals with China, India, and Russia that
will not require the exchange of oil for US dollars, but rather, Yuan, Rupees
It may very well be that nuclear weapons, like WMD
in Iraq, are simply the pretext, rather than the real reason, that will be
used to crush those who oppose the financiers, politicians and influencers
behind the new world order paradigm.
Make no mistake: this is serious business.
They will kill as many as is needed (on our side and theirs) in order to push
the agenda forward.
This is what happens when you mess with the men
behind the curtains: