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Large Amounts of National Guard Troops Being Deployed to Iraq to help Withdraw Forces?

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posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 05:48 AM
Virginia Army National Guard Deploys to Iraq

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA) - Roughly 825 members of the Virginia Army National Guard are on their way to Iraq for a thirteen-month deployment. The units based in Christiansburg, Fredericksburg, Norfolk and Portsmouth will make up the largest mobilization of the Virginia Army National Guard since World War II.

Ky. National Guard soldiers prepare to deploy to Iraq

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky National Guard soldiers are preparing for the Guard's largest deployment since World War II.

More than 1300 soldiers have been training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Guardsmen are getting ready to head to Iraq next month to help U.S. troops withdraw from the country.

Ind. Guard unit could be heading back to Iraq

Not 100% on this one yet

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana National Guard members could find themselves returning to Iraq next year four years after returning home.

Lt. Col. Mark Weaver tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the 76th Infantry Brigade has received a Notification of Sourcing that is the first step toward an official mobilization notice.

Weaver says the unit has increased its training recently in preparation for a possible deployment as part of Operation New Dawn.

Minnesota National Guard Trains for Deployment

The Minnesota National Guard is training for their latest mission overseas – a one-year deployment to Kuwait and Iraq.

Approximately 2,400 soldiers from across the state will escort all American troops out of Iraq by New Year’s Eve.

From what I understand from these articles, the national guard units are going to help other US forces withdraw from Iraq.

Does the military really need this amount of guard troops to help other forces withdraw from Iraq? A little bit over 4,000 soldiers seems like a large amount to me. (Not sure if there are any other states deploying their guard troops either) Its problably nothing, just thought I would bring this up anyway.

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 06:05 AM
I call BS, why send troops to bring other troops back? They're basically admitting that they failed in Iraq.

Am I the only one that sees the irony in sending troops to an area we supposedly cleaned up and brought peace and stability to?

Politics as usual...SMH

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:03 AM
after constructing a fortress of an embassy there[iraq]
I don't think the U.S. is leaving anywhere...anytime soon

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:18 AM
reply to post by buni11687

This is very odd when you consider another thread recently stating the US is deploying 20,000 troops on US soil..

Why do that and at the same time send the National Guards to Iraq

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:35 AM
Israel is soon to attack Iran...

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:38 AM

Originally posted by RizeorDie
Israel is soon to attack Iran...

that's the scuttlebutt from that cia man

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:40 AM
We built the LARGEST embassy in the world in Baghdad. Do you really think we plan on packing our bags and leaving?


posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:43 AM
They're not soldiers, they are advisors...

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:50 AM
I just read something yesterday that said Iran and China had come to a private deal to stop trading dollars for oil. We already attacked Iraq shortly after they said they were trading oil for the Euro, then we attacked Libya shortly after Qaddafi had secret meetings in Africa to try to start using gold instead of the dollar in exchange for oil. Are we maybe going to war with Iran and by proxy China? I'll be following this one.

And now I see it's not only military we have there, but private military also.
edit on 25-7-2011 by KSprepared because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 06:48 PM
reply to post by backinblack

I saw that thread to. I wonder if those troops are national guard, or from another branch?

I believe there was a part of the thread that said something about quelling civil unrest because of economic purposes. Maybe the government dosent want local (nat. guard) troops to be part of the quelling? (maybe the local troops may have friends in the unrest?)

posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 07:20 PM
a withdrawal would be good news for the American taxpayer.

it's hard to see what spending a trillion dollar achieved.

declare victory and welcome home.

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