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Massive US Military Buildup on Two Strategic Islands: Socotra and Masirah

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:05 PM

Originally posted by randomname

in charge of an fanatical, isolated and indoctrinated army of 1,000,000 active soldiers and 8,000,000 reserves, plus a game ending nuke.

Oh, a good Ole fashion "Pissing Contest"

Well if Nukes are "Game ending"
Then remind me again which country was the only one in history to drop them, not once but twice?

Our nukes are BIGGER

Sarcasm \

Can we go back to the topic?

Iran and a mythical 100,000 men US Troop Buildup in the Gulf?
edit on 28-1-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:08 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Russia Venezuela Relations

Russia–Venezuela relations are foreign relations between Venezuela and Russia. Venezuela remains as one of Russia's most important trading and military allies in Latin America (after Brazil), making a strong bond in the bilateral relations between the two nations.(Spanish ; Las relaciones entre Rusia y Venezuela ) (Russian ; Отношения России и Венесуэлы)

The Soviet Union had established diplomatic relations with Venezuela on March 3, 1945 (severed on June 13, 1952, and then restored on April 16, 1970). Under President Hugo Chávez, Venezuela has enjoyed warm relations with Russia. Much of this is through the sale of military equipment; since 2005, Venezuela has purchased more than $4 billion worth of arms from Russia.[1] In September 2008, Russia sent Tupolev Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela to carry out training flights.

[2] In November 2008, both countries held a joint naval exercise in the Caribbean. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro added to aggressive foreign policy initiatives sought by Chavez in saying that "the unipolar world is collapsing and finishing in all aspects, and the alliance with Russia is part of that effort to build a multipolar world."

On 6 October 2011, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin rushed to Caracas to get Chavez to commit to a $4 billion loan to purchase Russian weapons.[10] And for 2011, Venezuela was the top customer for Russia's arms for ground forces.

Looks like they aren't playing with dolls and pooping in their diapers.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:16 PM
100000 troops on Islands,when they could have had them in Iraq,is strategic nightmare,a waste of resources,and above all NOT plausible.

Im still waiting for the proof of 12000 troops in route for Libya!

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:17 PM
reply to post by L00kingGlass

Nowhere does it mention a mutual defense pact or that China would jump in.

ETA: It does show that Russia is in the Arms Business. Or as many here like to say when the US sells weapons.

Dealing in Death

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:22 PM
The best of socotra is this:

It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.

Look at the pictures it is an amazing island.

If you want to feel that you are in an island like the one from lost travel here.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:26 PM
the nuke will be game ending. for n. korea and any hapless american concentration of troops. the point isn't who's going to win, the point is the millions who will die.

world war 2 will look like a joke. when the f.b.i is looking for you, and reality sets in, when you dodge the draft, federal agents phoning your house won't be so funny.

you better start brushing up on your spanish and start treating the mexicans right. because canada will turn you over in a heart beat.

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:27 PM
I have heard rumors about March 17-28...take note of that time.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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I've already served Einstein.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:31 PM

Originally posted by randomname
the nuke will be game ending. for n. korea and any hapless american concentration of troops. the point isn't who's going to win, the point is the millions who will die.

world war 2 will look like a joke. when the f.b.i is looking for you, and reality sets in, when you dodge the draft, federal agents phoning your house won't be so funny.

edit on 28-1-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)

Most likely there will never be a mandatory draft. However if there ever is in the USA, nobody is going to allow a Federal agency to rip them away from the homes/family. Things will have to be so screwed up that the FBI will have no power. THATS how messed up things will have to be for a draft to occur. People will NOT accept being drafted and will overpower any federal agency. Still you are right, I dont think many people will be laughing.
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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:35 PM

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent member of the Palestinian Hamas Movement downplayed the effects of the West's economic sanctions against Iran, and stressed that the Obama administration would not dare to attack Iran under the current conditions either.

"Pressures will never affect Iran's political position," Mahmoud al-Zahar told FNA on Saturday, and stressed that the EU oil ban on the exports of the Iranian oil which is aimed at increasing economic pressures on the country will eventually prove futile.

Under the current conditions that the Obama administration is on the threshold of a new stage (presidential election) and is faced with economic crisis, it would not go on a new adventure to attack Iran, he reiterated.

Hamas Leader: Obama Never Dares to Start Adventure against Iran

Dont see it happening. People can go back to the Lovefest of Obama......

Edit to add: Hamas dont believe it neither.............

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:58 PM
They've been warned........

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 11:01 PM

Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
reply to post by Hellas

The camo of the vehicles of the train is unsuitable for the desert terrain around the persian gulf.

Those are easily painted on the way over.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 11:20 PM
I love it when someone poses the question on which was the only nation in history to ever use nuclear weapons offensively...

And no one replies...

I guess if the americans want to really understand how "game changing" an iranian attack would be on the west, they could always ask japan...

Star for you, slayer69.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 11:26 PM
Just because a train of military vehicles is getting transported from one place to another doesnt mean they are going to be used..

1. they dont even look like the tanks we currently use and
2. many people have already said that they move stuff like this all the time to be dismantled..

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 11:33 PM
So maybe they're just secretly gathering together to play in the annual International Chinese Checkers Championship Tournament... and then after that they're all going to sit down over a cup of mint butter tea and fig scones to have some friendly diplomatic talks with each other ?

Then they'll pat themselves on the back saying "Good game boys, see you again next year... same bat time, same bat channel."

[insert slap forehead here]

There's only one reason to quietly deploy cells of troops and equipment slowly but surely into surrounding territory, costing millions of dollars in military budget expenditures...

And they sure as hell are not going to make these strategic moves in front of the eyes of the MSM until they're damn good and ready to let the cat out of the bag.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 12:08 AM
HOLY MOSES!!!! im shocked its really going down or should i? reason that we are going to iran is they have the wants that we want and not north korea its just insane this is happening again i have a feeling that we are going to be in a longer fight this time and also the usa soil might just be a part of this as well god bless our troops god bless the usa and god bless the world!

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:05 AM
reply to post by Bonkrh

Yes, it is true that the military moves stuff around a lot. However, usually when hundreds of military vehicles start coming out of the woodwork it isn't a good sign.

It is entirely possible that the US is aware that war with Iran will not be a walk in the park, and is mobilizing mothballed vehicles.

Also, the lack of desert camo doesn't necessarily mean anything. Our government would love you to think that Iran is a camel ridden desert, but some of it is actually heavily forested-- and it has some of the best skiing in the world.

Tehran is in the northern part of the country, so it is possible we would attack Iran from both the Caspian Sea region and the Persian Gulf.

Obama's recent rhetoric has also been a troubling sign...

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:07 AM
No no no relax people.Listen to all the shills in the thread that say that there are no troops being deployed in mass.All these reports are just a conspiracy trying to make you 'believe' that it is actually going on.


KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Since the events of September 11, 2001, over two million Soldiers have been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, with the exception of the U.S. Army Reserve’s Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) units. The last time a U.S. Army Reserve MEDEVAC deployed was in 1991 during the first Gulf War. Just after the conclusion of the Gulf War, the 348th Medical Detachment was disbanded until 1994, when the unit reorganized under the command of 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment. “We are all honored and excited to have the opportunity to be here performing this mission,” said Capt. Justin Mace, the Detachment’s Executive Officer. “Our Soldiers are prepared to meet any and every challenge that we will face”said detachment commander Capt. Josh Daneault. “Even as we are dealing with the challenges of our company deploying, the company’s morale is great.” Being the first USAR MEDEVAC unit to deploy since 1991, F Company 5-159th embraced the opportunity to join the already decade-long War on Terrorism. After being stood up for deployment numerous times without mobilizing, this Clearwater, Fla., unit joined the fight with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Wolfpack in Regional Command-East.

I am sure this is just standard practice to call in the army reserve medevac that has last been active since the gulf war.


posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:15 AM
If we had 50,000 troops stationed on those island people would know about it and not just these questionable sources.

But you know. It's on the internet so it must be true.

posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 01:23 AM
Dear OP,

Please stop posting that out dated, already debunked video of the Bradleys. Those Bradley's are configured for Stinger Anti-Air configuration. Most od the older versions are being sold off or pushed to the N.G.

Obama is only one cog in the overall engine. being the Pres just means everything is your fault.

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