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82nd airborne put on alert for deployment. One battalion in route to Kuwait .

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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks


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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 10:58 PM
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QID534 and 535 went into Rota last night after meeting up with the first RCH birds. QID532 and 700 went out today, with 700 meeting the SOG bird.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 11:03 PM
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Hold up, SOG Bird?
It's like watching grass grow ( The build up ). Tech issues, weather... a lot goes into deployment. Yet this is exponentially expedient compared to 75 years ago. But wow 24 to 48 hours later, we're there.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 11:22 PM
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Special Operations Group. Word is QID700 met one and tanked him before landing.

It looked like QID818 was going to tank RCH663, but they just passed each other. Looks like 663 is on the decent into Frankfurt.

RCH687 out of Bangor, may be joining the cell with 417 and 664.
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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 11:28 PM
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Ok got it now


Edit last screenshot of the night 12:38 am EST...


I'll check in later.

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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 12:18 AM
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AJ is Qatari sponsored, rivals to US hegemony.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 12:44 AM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
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Thanks this is pretty cool



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 12:54 AM
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RCH657 and 626 airborne out of Germany again.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 03:51 AM
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originally posted by: seagull
So far as the Iranians are concerned, this is a tactic that works.

Take an embassy and/or hostages, and watch the US cave.

It worked once, why wouldn't it again??


I suspect a higher number of people foresaw current events. More people likely predicted Iranian militias attempting to overrun the U.S. embassy in Iraq, then those who accurately forecast the Iranian revolution.




Well, they've misread it a tad bit. Trump isn't Carter. ...and this country isn't just coming out of Watergate, and Vietnam. The atmosphere is a bit different.


A fair point. But did Trump abandoning the Kurds further embolden Iranian militias? Have Trump deterred Iraqis from evicting Iranian forces from Iraq? Note: my last point will make sense in a moment.


This calls for a bit of bloody ruthlessness on the part of the US...


If Iraq's value their country over sectarian differences, they will ruthlessly rid Iraq of their unwelcome guests. There is a role for U.S. and coalition forces to provide air support, training and logistical support for Iraqi forces.


Undoubtedly, many of you are going to call me names, say I'm many bad things, when I write the following.


The bad and arguably unreported aspect of unfolding events is the failure of local security forces/Iraqi Army. The Iraqi Army and security forces failed to prevent Iranian militia threatening the U.S. embassy in Iraq.




These militias, so called, are a clear and present danger. Find 'em. Kill 'em. Send their heads to the Iranian High Council, or whatever grandious name they call themselves, with a short, but to the point, note--something like so:


Let's assume for moment security in Iraq will fall back on local militias: If they believe U.S. support will vanish prematurely, why or how would they liberate their country? Trump's MacArthur sized ego falsely declaring victory and pulling out rug out from them is hardly an inviting prospect.

"This could, and will be, you if this happens again. Control your dogs, or they'll have new masters very shortly."
Signed: Donald J. Trump. President of the United States.




Yes, it's gruesome. Yes, it's nasty. It's even barbaric. So is this world we live in, in case some haven't noticed.


Civil wars, sectarian conflicts and regional wars are often the bloodiest. Consider two (admittedly) instances that demonstrate my point. The [American] Civil War has the highest causality rates of the military (either in real terms or possible proportionally) personnel in U.S. history.

In short, one suspects, the conduct of South Korean forces in the Vietnam War would shock the sensibilities would grossly offend the snowflake politically correct crowd.




We get the F out, and let 'em kill each other off without our getting caught in the middle of it.


The advent of ISIS after the withdrawal of the U.S.'s withdrawal from Iraq and a "hands-off" approach to the Syrian Civil War precludes this option from strategic consideration. However, Trump's cabinet of yes men is not inclined to contradict their presidents worst instincts.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 10:05 AM
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AC-130W STINGER II serial 87-9288 was noted heading east from Canada. According to UK aviation enthusiasts it has now arrived at Lajes, Azores this afternoon 2nd Jan.


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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 10:09 AM
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Caught him out of Stewart yesterday afternoon. That'd a long, loud flight.

The nice thing about them moving yesterday is that it was a mission essential only day, so it was really easy to track them.
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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 10:38 AM
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RCH957, one of the last across last night is airborne again out of Germany. The birds that were ahead of her are on their way back as single ship flights.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 11:12 AM
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Chill. Trump is an impotent and a liar



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 12:11 PM
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The deployment was the 1st Brigade Combat Team from the 82nd Airborne.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 12:50 PM
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Three of the four HOOCH MC-130s yesterday ended up at Rota. QID700 and 532 were due to refuel them enroute, but there were problems with at least one of the tankers so they couldn't take on fuel. At least one continued to their destination first thing this morning.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 01:37 PM
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this is an interesting turn of events and it's during some serious conjunctions/ eclipses... this could be the start of something or nothing but the timing is very interesting



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 02:07 PM
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From what I'm hearing, the embassy itself was not breached, but at least one of the outer buildings was destroyed.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:12 PM
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There were a total of 32 aircraft all told. There were 20 C-17s, operating from McGuire, Dover, and Mcchord. Three KC-135s, four MC-130s, three CV-22s from Mildenhall, one C-32B with a FEST team, and a C-37 operated by Phoenix Air.
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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:21 PM
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Have to ask...what is a FEST team?



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: RickyD
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Have to ask...what is a FEST team?

It's like a US Government Delta Force ... only scarier ... and less easily identifiable.




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