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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:59 AM

U.S. to Send About 500 More Troops to Saudi Arabia

A broader tranche of forces have been sent to the Middle East this year after tensions between the United States and Iran escalated.

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States is sending hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia in what is intended as the latest show of force toward Iran, two Defense Department officials said Wednesday.

The roughly 500 troops are part of a broader tranche of forces sent to the region over the past two months after tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated.

Since May, a spate of attacks have left six oil tankers damaged in the Gulf of Oman, with Washington accusing Tehran of inciting them. Iranian officials have denied that claim. The downing of an American drone in June by an Iranian surface-to-air missile only heightened tensions, prompting President Trump to approve military strikes against Iran before abruptly pulling back.

In recent weeks, Iran has deliberately violated parts of the 2015 international accord that restricted its nuclear program. Last year, Mr. Trump withdrew from the pact, calling it a “horrible deal.”

CNN first reported the plans to deploy more troops on Wednesday night. Defense Department officials confirmed the plans, speaking only on the condition of anonymity because they were not yet public.

Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said there was “no official announcement” of the deployment, but the American military “continually works to manage our force posture in the region.”

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/us/politics/troops-saudi-arabia-iran.html

Starting to seem that Trump realizes his only hope for re-election is a massive war (for israel) in the Middle East to get re-elected... Not sure that will work, with him as candidate...at least.

They'll need to pull off a doozy of a "false-flag" to facilitate THAT but don't put it past the neocons/israels.

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:51 AM

1. Houthis, men and boys in sandals and robes, are winning.

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