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U.S. forces in the Middle East put on high alert

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U.S. forces in the Middle East put on high alert

The US military contingent in the Middle East has been put on high alert in the event of a possible Iranian attack. This is reported by Politico with reference to a military official.


The Pentagon said it had found signs of preparations for an attack by pro-Iranian groups in Iraq on the American military contingent. In addition, rocket attacks began again on American military bases, which, according to the US Department of Defense, are being conducted by groups supporting Tehran.

The Pentagon is closely monitoring "worrying" signs of preparation for a potential attack by pro-Iranian militias in Iraq

- said a Pentagon spokesman.

On Thursday, December 10, two B-52H strategic bombers flew over the Middle East, according to an official statement from the US military. As explained in the Pentagon, in this way the United States demonstrated to partners and allies "readiness to contain aggression" and "deploy forces in the region."

At the same time, the Americans stressed that they do not intend to be the first to start hostilities, all the Pentagon's operations are aimed at "keeping Iran from any aggressive actions."

There is no intention to attack, there is a plan to show strong defensive positions that will make a potential opponent think.

- said the source of the newspaper.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 11 December 2020 09: 54
    +2
    The real danger for the Americans from Iran will arise when the Iranians ask the personnel of some American base to leave its territory in order to avoid casualties in the rocket attack. Well, the number of US servicemen who asked for psychological help, or, simply, crap ... smile
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 11 December 2020 10: 06
      0
      It would be great if China stopped supplying diapers for the latter, such as imposed sanctions! wassat
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 11 December 2020 12: 00
        +3
        Quote: tralflot1832
        It would be great if China stopped supplying diapers for the latter, such as imposed sanctions! wassat

        They will pour sand in their pants, they will squeak, but they will not refuse to do dirty tricks around the world until someone once again, in the image and likeness of the Vietnamese, knocks on a tambourine.
    2. Note
      Note 11 December 2020 13: 10
      0
      Soon. And one more state is waiting. Everything will be very unexpected, although everyone is waiting
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 11 December 2020 09: 55
    +1
    Naturally ... shit, and pulling his head into his shoulders, wait for a kick ... Hegemon, however. laughing
    1. figwam
      figwam 11 December 2020 12: 47
      +1
      So before leaving, Trump will start a war, nuclear strikes will be inflicted, the Bidon will disentangle.
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 11 December 2020 09: 57
    +4
    so the guys start the wars ... then they are suspicious of washing powder ... then in the chaos of traffic along the highways (irony) ... suddenly some artificial intelligence discovered the influence of Iran ... and all this is a reason ... and a scandal the elections need to be closed with something ...
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 11 December 2020 10: 39
      +1
      They should look for artificial intelligence on Indian roads. They would have occupied themselves for a long time.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 December 2020 09: 58
    +2
    And what did they want, they are occupants on the territory destroyed by their image. The money for Saddam's betrayal has long run out. Trump needs to be changed, relatives have been infected with fever, Iranians are everywhere. Start with yourself, what you do!
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 11 December 2020 12: 08
      +3
      Quote: tralflot1832
      And what did they want, they are occupiers in the territory destroyed by the image. The money for Saddam's betrayal has long run out.Trump needs to be changed, relatives have infected with fever, everywhere Iranians appear.

      Along the way, it is Trump himself, before slamming the door of the oval office, wants to ruffle the world situation a little, so that Biden does not seem to "service" honey. Moreover, there is talk that Biden wants to revive the agreement with Iran on nuclear weapons, which in the event of the outbreak of hostilities will become impossible. However, I'm not sure, but ... probably the transfer of power will be postponed due to the introduction of martial law, and there "Either the donkey dies, or the padishah dies." request
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 11 December 2020 12: 24
        +2
        Trump's attempts to challenge the elections through the courts will not work for him, the Republicans somehow do not actively support him. And Congress by chance did not take away from Trump the right to order the beginning of hostilities, it was something a couple of years ago. But a one-time action can probably be stirred up without Congress. hi
  5. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 11 December 2020 10: 00
    +2
    The US military contingent in the Middle East has been put on high alert in the event of a possible Iranian attack.

    Or maybe it's the other way around ... it's the Americans who are going to attack Iran ... The souls of Suleimani and Fakhrizada demand revenge on their killers from the other world ... so the Americans saw their ghosts after another drinking binge in the White House.
  6. Iris
    Iris 11 December 2020 10: 02
    -20%
    Responsible and thoughtful position, well done! The American contingent is perhaps the most serious deterrent for Iran.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 11 December 2020 10: 29
      +6
      Responsible and thoughtful position, well done!
      Yeah ... they killed Suleimani from a drone in a third country ... very responsibly ... they killed Fakhrizade with a machine-gun installation via satellite ... very thoughtful ... well done. belay
      1. Iris
        Iris 11 December 2020 19: 19
        -1
        With regard to the stated goals - yes, thoughtfully. There are simply no actions without consequences.
        And the recognition of the threat, including for the personnel of our contingent and the adoption of measures to protect it, is, yes, a responsible position.
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 11 December 2020 10: 40
      +1
      Iris (Beretta)
      Today, 10: 02
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      Responsible and thoughtful position, well done! The American contingent is perhaps the most serious deterrent for Iran.
      laughing tongue wassat
      Is the cuckoo praising the Rooster? For praising the Cuckoo. I. A. Krylov
    3. stalki
      stalki 11 December 2020 11: 06
      +2
      Responsible and thoughtful position, well done! The American contingent is perhaps the most serious deterrent for Iran.
      Where is Iran and where is America? Restraining from what? So that am-m justly did not unscrew the Faberge, for the fact that they rob countries in broad daylight? Well then, yes, you can't cover yourself, no one will regret it.
    4. Cananecat
      Cananecat 11 December 2020 11: 24
      +2
      Quote: Iris
      Responsible and thoughtful position, well done! The American contingent is perhaps the most serious deterrent for Iran.

      Licked)))
    5. iouris
      iouris 11 December 2020 11: 58
      -1
      A voice came from ... Azerbaijan? That's where Iran will be hit from.
    6. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 11 December 2020 12: 25
      +2
      Quote: Iris
      Responsible and thoughtful position, well done! The American contingent is perhaps the most serious deterrent for Iran.

      Well, probably "thoughtful", considering that after the assassination of Suleimani Iran practically and substantively slapped the hegemon on the cheeks with footcloths, hitting the bases with missiles, to which the mattresses did not dare to answer having received more than a hundred "shocked" wounded. What the hell is "saving private Ryan" laughing It should be borne in mind that Iran, one might say nobly, informed in advance about which bases it would shower with gifts. As for the American "deterrent" contingent, which is more likely to play a provocative role, then in the range of Iranian missiles are from 30 to 40 thousand bayonets located at other mattress bases in the region, besides Iraq. Of course, we are not talking about the fact that Iran will defeat the United States, but we must admit that it will snap back hard and the mattresses will receive such losses that they have not had since the Vietnam War. You have lost Crimea and Donbass "responsibly and thoughtfully", and mattresses in the same way "responsibly and thoughtfully" can finally lose their already tarnished reputation as a world resolver.
      1. Iris
        Iris 11 December 2020 19: 11
        0
        You are right - the staff played poorly the game in "Martyr of Suleimani", which is really a sin to conceal. But mistakes are useful because they allow you to learn from yourself)
        When I talk about the deterrent factor of the American presence, I mean that - in my personal opinion - without this factor, a big war between the monarchies on the one hand and Iran on the other would long have flared up on the Arabian Peninsula.
        And by the way, I did not lose Crimea and Donbass, since I have nothing to do with Ukraine.
        Regards, Iris. hi
  7. Wolf
    Wolf 11 December 2020 10: 03
    +5
    laughing
    On December 10, two B-52H strategic bombers flew over the Middle East. As explained in the Pentagon, by doing so, the United States demonstrated to partners and allies "readiness to contain aggression" and "deploy forces in the region

    laughing
    CONTAINING AGGRESSION ???
    How the WORDS are cunningly used.
    The United States is simply an aggressor and occupier in Iraq, and one people will not peacefully look at the occupation of their land, sooner or later they will start an uprising against the occupier. Iran is not to blame, grass does not grow on empty soil.
    Does the question use US and Israel to attack Iran?
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 11 December 2020 10: 05
      +3
      In fact, Arapi in Iraq tolerates aggressors and occupiers for a long time!
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 December 2020 10: 07
    0
    I mean, everyone urgently put on diapers? fellow lol laughing
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 11 December 2020 10: 08
    +1
    Iran, will not come to the war .... only the minke whales have never been embarrassed! When Mohammed is in no hurry to the mountain, that mountain may, may "teleport" to his backyard ... this happened more than once.
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 December 2020 10: 09
    +2
    in case of a possible Iranian attack
    Iran sleeps and sees how to quickly attack the United States. Okay, still Israel would have declared this, nevertheless closer to the truth. Another thing is the American contingent in Iraq, which is already periodically exposed to shelling, though somehow strange and without casualties. Americans have inherited all over the world, brought so much grief to various countries and then they are surprised that they can be attacked abroad.
  11. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 11 December 2020 10: 17
    +5
    The United States is in an excellent situation - in principle, nothing threatens them, but creating the illusion of a threat, you can do whatever ... I think they need Iran as a scarecrow in the Middle East more than Iran as a scarecrow for its population.
    1. bad
      bad 11 December 2020 10: 37
      +16
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      creating the illusion of a threat, you can do anything

      I agree that on the sly you can do a lot of things.
  12. evgen1221
    evgen1221 11 December 2020 10: 24
    -1
    Signs of aggression in the understanding of the Pentagon - we saw from the satellite how 2 soldiers began to clean the cannon in the center of the country. The Alyarm-Iranians began to mobilize! All in the gun!))
  13. aszzz888
    aszzz888 11 December 2020 10: 42
    0
    Iran will fulfill its promise of revenge. But when, to whom - we'll see. It seems to me that some closer to Iran let the windows curtain! bully
    1. Yves762
      Yves762 11 December 2020 13: 01
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      Quote: aszzz888
      Iran will fulfill its promise of revenge. But when, to whom - we'll see. ...

      Yeah ... laughing
      As there was somewhere: "In twenty years, one of the three of us will surely die - either the emir, or the donkey, or me. And then go and figure it out ..." - this is how it can be.
      what
      Or that parody of a missile strike that was in response to the murder of Qasem Soleimani, there is reason to believe otherwise.?.
      Yes, well, nafig. It's funny. negative
      The "Striped" culmination of "elective aggravation", and nothing more. Well, yes, at the same time someone gets covered / flattened / sharashit / stared / in the end just rushing. yes
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 12 December 2020 02: 21
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        Yves762 (Paul)
        Yesterday, 13: 01
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        Quote: aszzz888
        Iran will fulfill its promise of revenge. But when, to whom - we'll see. ...

        Yeah ... laughing
        As there was somewhere: "In twenty years, one of the three of us will surely die - either the emir, or the donkey, or me. And then go and figure it out ..." - this is how it can be.
        what
        Or that parody of a missile strike that was in response to the murder of Qasem Soleimani, there is reason to believe otherwise.?.
        Yes, well, nafig. It's funny.
        negative
        Well, just like they took for their own ... Why get so excited? request They will answer - I think it is good, they will not answer - their problems. bully
  14. Poetry
    Poetry 11 December 2020 10: 48
    -2
    "Corners" circling in the Iraqi sky
    The staff was given diapers.
  15. Forever so
    Forever so 11 December 2020 22: 30
    0
    I remember not so long ago, the Poles meanly attacked the peacefully plowing German tanks, so the Second World War began. It looks like Iran will attack the ovs in the same way.
    1. Vaxtovik
      Vaxtovik 11 December 2020 22: 37
      +1
      Quote: Forever so
      I remember not so long ago, the Poles meanly attacked the peacefully plowing German tanks, so the Second World War began

      So the world war began, but only Soviet Russia tried to stop this by offering military assistance to Poland, to which the Poles angrily refused, fleeing the Germans in our direction ..)))
      Quote: Forever so

      It looks like Iran will attack the ovs in the same way.

      Yes, Iran. As well as Iraq, there is no need to attack .. They just show the test tube again (not even to the UN) And away we go! The Mossad general was soaked and that's enough hi The question is in Russia, will it support Iran? And we will definitely support
      1. Forever so
        Forever so 11 December 2020 22: 38
        0
        To attack Russia, in this case, it will be enough to shake the panties of the anal))
  16. Vaxtovik
    Vaxtovik 11 December 2020 22: 44
    +1
    Is Biden already giving orders? But he's not president yet ..
    You, gentlemen, will not bend Iran, like Iraq, etc.
    They have been preparing for this for a long time .. You shouldn't be flattery there, no matter how one small and cunning territory persuades you wink They will otmazhitsya. And you the United States to rake and fight, as in Vietnam will have