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Mon May 13, 2019, 09:48 PM

NYT: Pentagon Presented Plan To Deploy 120,000 Troops In Case Of Iran Escalation

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War

By Eric Schmitt and Julian E. Barnes
May 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said.

The revisions were ordered by hard-liners led by John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser. It does not call for a land invasion of Iran, which would require vastly more troops, officials said.

The development reflects the influence of Mr. Bolton, one of the administration’s most virulent Iran hawks, whose push for confrontation with Tehran was ignored more than a decade ago by President George W. Bush.

It is highly uncertain whether Mr. Trump, who has sought to disentangle the United States from Afghanistan and Syria, ultimately would send so many American forces back to the Middle East.

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RCW2014 May 13 OP
Bob the Bilderberger May 13 #1
RCW2014 May 13 #2
Banshee 3 Actual May 14 #7
Grumpy Pickle May 13 #6
Paradigm May 13 #3
RCW2014 May 13 #4
drunk_teddy May 13 #5

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:17 PM

1. I got a better idea



Doesn't require a single soldier.

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Reply #1)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:21 PM

2. You think Russia would just accept the nuclear fallout floating over their territory with

a "wink and a smile"?

Does anybody really ever think before wishing for a nuclear attack? Anybody at all...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:33 AM

7. They did with Chernobyl, Ignoramus, scumbag russians contaminated 13 nations

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Reply #1)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:42 PM

6. You can not be serious....

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:21 PM

3. The NYT. Not credible. Ill hold judgement until reported by a credible source.

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Response to Paradigm (Reply #3)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:31 PM

4. Your neocons all lapped up their scat when Judith Miller was spewing Iraq/WMD claims.

What's change cupcake?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:37 PM

5. I'm gonna join up before I get drafted......

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