posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 12:23 PM
The U.S. can bully on two fronts with this one move. First N. Korea will be worried that the pullout of troops is a signal that the U.S. is willing
to go to war with them as soon as they remove thier assests. This war would undoubtedly start with missile exchanges. Troops in S. Korea would be
sitting ducks, so moving them out shows the U.S. is willing to have a missile war.
Iran will be worried about the troop buildup in Iraq. The U.S. already has 150,000 troops in the theatre, and now they are adding more. This looks to
be a preparedness for an invasion, or retaliation. If Israel attacks Iran's reactor, then Iran could would have to launch missiles, over the heads
of the U.S. forces, which wouldn't go over very well. This would really put a show stopper on Iran sending an invading force to Israel. I seriously
doubt that a single Iranian warplane would make it across Iraqi airspace.
[edit on 19-7-2004 by dbates]