This particular meme has been irritating me for over a decade . People that want it to be true believe it. Some people use it knowing it’s not true
Then there are people that don’t believe everything they see like me and I’m sure many others here .
OK starting with Kushka and going clockwise .
Former ISAF base with forces for both Italy and the US stationed there. Italy was in charge of the command.One of the first areas to be handed back to
the Afghan military.
2:Herat ( Shindand) Air base
Home of the third wing of the Afghan air force.
The US withdrew and shortly afterward the Taliban attacked. They had embedded Iranian special forces. Afghans say Iran is funding the chaos.
That’s why I hate that map.
Who wants war?
3: Shamsi Airfield
US vacated it in 2011.
4: Masirah Island
REMF not a threat
As of 2009, the American private military contractor DynCorp had a contract to staff and serve a US military storage-depot at this base.
5: Muscat International Airport (formally Seeb Int airport)
All I can find is that at stores pre-position equipment. stands to reason there would at least be maintenance people there.
6: Al Musanna Oman
Sorry propagandist its a UK air base.
7: Al Dhafra Air Base
Under control of the United Arab Emirates. Stationed by USA and French air forces. Mostly support and surveillance aircraft.
There’s about 45,000 US troops stationed on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.
But Iran is far from surrounded they are also the aggressor in Afghanistan.
To sum things up It’s hyperbole
Now everybody do me a favor.
Quit showing me that damn map! 😇
edit on 21-6-2019 by Fallingdown because: (no reason given)