posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:30 PM
Exactly what purpose do US forces in Israel serve in a war with Iran? It is not as if Israel has any kind of a border with Iran. Even if Iran were to
lob some missiles, the presence of US forces can only mean US casualities.
If this is a deployment, it can mean one of two things.
1. US expects some soon to be taken decision to have a severe backlash in Israel and is deploying its forces to secure US persons in Israel. This is
unlikely, but not impossible.
2. US is actually setting up these forces to be attacked and die, so as to invent an excuse for US directly attacking Iran. This, of course, could
happen in one of several ways. Hezbolla or Hamas lobs some missiles into Israel and a couple of US soldiers die. Since they are "linked" to Iran, US
declares war against Iran. But this sounds silly, although not beyond the US and Americans. The likely possibility is that Israel attacks Iran's
nuclear installations, Iran retaliates with missiles into Israel, a few US troops die and US declares a war against Iran.
ETA: I just read the complete news item and apparently they are deploying missiles in Israel, so yes, they could be for the purpose of launching
attacks on Iran without even a pretext of being attacked first. This could be plan B, should they believe the navy might sustain unacceptable losses
in an attack against Iran. The plan might be to simply shower missiles against Iran from Israel and in the worst case scenario Iran will retaliate
against Israel, which risk always existed.
edit on 4-1-2012 by Observor because: (no reason given)