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80,000 Reserve U.S. Troops Called Up for Iran Invasion

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posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by never_tell
soon they will release the convict population of america into warzones... aremed and forced to do combat, they will fight as did the slaves of the ancient world...


Ummm, afraid not. Care to share with us any basis for this claim?




posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 08:23 AM
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From the images of America I've been seeing in respect to Michigan and other parts of the USA it doesn't look as if the USA can afford a war with Iran.

Michigan looks a far cry from the glitz of Hollywood we're all used to seeing on our screens.

Things look pretty bad in the USA.

How can they waste billions of Dollars on war when they have such problems at home?



posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 10:42 AM
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This coming from somebody in Wolverhampton

The rest of your post doesn't even deserve a response.

As for the story - complete bull. As already said, 80,000 troops is nothing. To invade Iran you would need 10x that amount....at least. There will be no invasion. Air strikes and cruise missiles yes. Invasion no.



posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 11:04 AM
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Maybe if you done some research you pleb you would find out that Wolverhampton is having 600 million pounds worth of redevelopment and is actually a very nice place.

The Blackcountry is a carbon copy of some of the cities in the USA in regards to industry dieing. We in the Blackcountry know what it's like to see the economy dieing due to losing manufacturing jobs. The Blackcountry is rising after many years of rot due to increased investment and maybe if you had visited recently you would know instead of making stupid unfounded comments.

Maybe the USA administration should invest in Michigan instead of wasting money on an illegal war and abandoning it's own people.

[edit on 15uThursday07/27/20 by paul76]



posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 11:07 AM
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The Islamic Republic of Iran Army is the ground force of Islamic Republic of Iran Military. In Iran, it is also called Artesh, which is Persian for "army." As of 2006, the regular Iranian Army was estimated to have 350,000 personnel, according to the IISS's Military Balance.[1] Conscripts serve for 18 months and have limited military training. [2]

Iran has two parallel land forces with some integration at the command level: the regular Artesh, and the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution or Pasdaran (IRGC).



en.wikipedia.org...


80,000 troops vs 350,000? If this is true the states will sure have fun in this slaughterfest.



posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 11:26 AM
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Wow, I hope no one actually took this serious. Did anyone actually look at the source? I might mention it's completely racist as well. If I used that for a paper in college, I'd be laughed at or just told to rewrite it.

I'm part of the Army reserves, and have a lot of friends in it as well, and no one has gotten an alert or orders to go anywhere. And why 80,000? Iran is a lot bigger than Iraq; you'd need more than that. And you know what, the Army reserves have very few combat troops, its the Active Army and National Guard that contain all the combat troops.

I thought ATS's motto was "deny ignorance." Why do people post these crazy topics from crazy sources that have no evidence backing them up? If I find a website like www.atstasteslikechicken.com and then post information from there, would anyone take it seriously?



posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 11:38 AM
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I highly doubt any war or military action against Iran will involve putting our troops on the ground anywhere, at least for a long time. There are plenty of alternative and more effective means of taking military action against them.



posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 11:54 AM
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Ain't gonna happen. Bogus.

A much more likely scenario: A real or 'staged' threat or 'evidence' of attack upon Israel by Iran, followed by retaliation with the blessing of the U.S.

Not nukes, though: too much bad publicity in the "world media courtroom".

And no troops either (except for the few intel forces incognito inside): Why? Because American politics can't stomach any more of their soldier-boys risking life and limb in the Middle East "over oil" or "as Jewish vengeance".

Instead, cruise missiles and bunker-busters will rain from the sky. Some from Israel, some from 'friends' (the French if they can muster the huevos, Brits, some former Eastern Bloc-ers, etc.) - but mostly from US aircraft and sea-going deployments.

Iran will have all of it's nuclear "for peaceful purposes only" facilities taken out, some of its infrastructure (as 'punishment') and maybe a few of its oil refining/distribution facilities - as a bit of an economic spanking.

The cities (especially the religious iconics), the general population, and the most all other "assets" will escape unscathed - again, to avoid the backdraft of global public opinion.

The goal is regime change more than retaliation.

The US troops are not going in. In fact, a pull-out from Iraq is underway and will continue until only enough remain to run the country from behind the scenes.

But Iran is definitely next on the agenda. And surprise: the Democrat-led congress and white-house will be the ones to lead the charge (on behalf of the oligarchy (public-consumption politics has nothing to do with it).

Just my humble opinion of course... I have no 'proof' to back any of this up...

Sweet dreams...



posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 12:35 PM
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Military of Iran

  • The Islamic Republic of Iran Army consists of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. The regular armed forces have an estimated 420,000 personnel: the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, 350,000 personnel; the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, 18,000 personnel; and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, 52,000 airmen.

  • The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, or Revolutionary Guards, has an estimated 125,000 personnel in five branches: Its own Navy, Air Force, and Ground Forces; the Quds Force (Special Forces), and the Basij (militia).

  • The Basij (or Baseej) is a paramilitary volunteer force controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards; it includes about 90,000 full-time, active-duty uniformed Basij members, up to 300,000 reservists, and a further 11 million men and women who could be mobilized

  • In case that there will be a ground invasion in Iran,

    All I can say to U.S. Military is,

    GOOD LUCK!



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 01:10 PM
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    My friend is in the reserves for the marines. He has not been deployed or trained anywhere special.



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 01:15 PM
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    Real news comes from real sources. Everything else is just.. well... not news.

    A ground invasion into Iran would be the single worst mistake the US Government has made since invading Iraq. Won't happen. If i does, god help us all.



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 01:17 PM
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    Bollocks

    however if it is true, Where do I sign up?


    Respectfully
    GEO

    [edit on 11/15/2007 by geocom]



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 01:32 PM
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    Originally posted by paul76
    Maybe the USA administration should invest in Michigan instead of wasting money on an illegal war and abandoning it's own people.


    Michigan? There are MANY other crap holes here, why are you so focused on Michigan? That's very odd to me. Oh well.


    Anyway, I can't believe anybody is taking this "report" seriously. They plan to use 80,000 reserve troops to invade Iran? If that were the case, which it's certainly not, Iran should be VERY concerned. That few troops would mean they are just there to clean up after hell rained down on that country. No, not gonna happen, no way we would stand for it...



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 01:51 PM
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    To say the source is a tad, ummm, unreliable...would be an understatement.

    Invading Iran? In January, or whenever, whilst Iraq is still a clusterbleep? Yeah...right. 80,000 reservists? Without anyone noticing? OK. ...and if you believe that, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn you can have cheap.

    It may indeed come down to an invasion in Iran, god forbid, but not in January, or even before the presidential go around in November.



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 02:16 PM
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    I got this info from a relative and friend. They are both attack hellicopter pilots and were in Iraq. They said they are currently doing simulated attacks on Iranian targets and were told they were gonna leave soon for a January arrival for the Gulf. I asked if they go to the Gulf, how long before they attack Iran and they both said two or three weeks. They have proven to be reliable in the past and according to them, late January or February.



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 02:45 PM
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    It would take 500,000 to invade Iran. 80,000 would do nicely to reinforce he troops already in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    It does not seem likely that there will be an attack due to the repercussions. But if we don't attack, Iran will develop nuclear weapons.

    We are between a rock and a hard place. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. By other reports I have read today, Isreal is conceding to live with a nuclear Iran meaning nothing will be done about Iran except meaningless UN chatter.



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 02:58 PM
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    Originally posted by crsb123
    I got this info from a relative and friend. They are both attack hellicopter pilots and were in Iraq. They said they are currently doing simulated attacks on Iranian targets and were told they were gonna leave soon for a January arrival for the Gulf. I asked if they go to the Gulf, how long before they attack Iran and they both said two or three weeks. They have proven to be reliable in the past and according to them, late January or February.



    Wow,
    If half the things you say are true on this post then congratulations. You have just revealed classified material in an unclassified source.

    Why don't you just go ahead and print their names as well so it is easier to bring them and you on charges?



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 03:10 PM
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    Originally posted by COOL HAND
    Why don't you just go ahead and print their names as well so it is easier to bring them and you on charges?


    I don't appreciate seeing those kinds of threats here on ATS. I'm sure others will agree. If everybody believed everything that everybody else posted on the internet, wow. We'd all be very confused. I really don't see what classified info was posted. I don't see specific dates, places, attack strategies, etc. Geraldo did worse on live TV. Get over it.



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 03:15 PM
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    Originally posted by 27jd
    I don't appreciate seeing those kinds of threats here on ATS. I'm sure others will agree. If everybody believed everything that everybody else posted on the internet, wow. We'd all be very confused. I really don't see what classified info was posted. I don't see specific dates, places, attack strategies, etc. Geraldo did worse on live TV. Get over it.


    Hmm, he mentioned they were preparing for an attack. If true, that would be classified.

    He mentioned that their unit is moving out soon and gave an estimated date and a specific location. That is most definately classified.

    I suggest you reread the post and then point out where I put out any kind of threat. I was just stating that he has opened himself up to potential charges.

    I would like to think I am not the only one here who is upset at this security violation.



    posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 03:21 PM
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    Not much of a credible source; yet if "they" were to allow anyone access to such information it, it would definately be someone who has zero credibility, making it easier to call it crazy conspiracy stuff. IMO though, we dont really even need to call out a bunch of reserve troops to dominate Iran. Our military is spread pretty thing, but we have plenty of firepower and technology that no one even knows about because it has not been used in war yet. Besides, all we have in Iraq right now is Marines, there is yet the entire Army that has not seen much action over there, and the Army is a much stronger force than the Marines. All we can do is hope "they" dont allow another terrorist attack, this time from Iran, to get us into war before the '08 elections. And that only matters if Ron Paul is elected. Vote Ron Paul!



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