On Dec 20 Jerusalem Post reported thousands of American soldiers were deploying to Israel to take part in the “the largest-ever missile defense exercise” in Israel’s history. So far, the U.S. media is not covering it, but Iran sure is.
From the Jerusalem Post:
Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.
Last week, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s Third Air Force based in Germany, visited Israel to finalize plans for the upcoming drill, expected to see the deployment of several thousand American soldiers in Israel.
The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East.
The US will also bring its THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) and shipbased Aegis ballistic missile defense systems to Israel to simulate the interception of missile salvos against Israel.
Iran is pissed. A few days after that announcement they began a 10 day drill in Strait of Hormuz that ended yesterday, it’s gotten lots of press in the U.S., and yet no mention of the US troop deployment to Israel ever. Here’s WAPO’s Iran army chief warns US aircraft carrier not to return to Persian Gulf in new tough rhetoric
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The US military is preparing a massive military campaign against Iran, sending thousands of American troops, warships and weaponry to Israel.
An unnamed source said the military deployment of US anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel will occur in January and later this spring, Global Research reported. Commander of the US Third Air Force based in Germany Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc said it is not just an “exercise,” but a “deployment,” The Jerusalem Post said.
The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East. The US will also bring its THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) and shipbased Aegis ballistic missile defense systems to Israel to simulate the interception of missile salvos against Israel. source – JPost
The American systems will work in conjunction with Israel’s missile defense systems – the Arrow, Patriot and Iron Dome.
Scheduled for May, the drill is called “Austere Challenge” and is expected to see the deployment of several thousand American soldiers in Israel. It will also include the establishment of IDF command posts at European Command headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a largescale conflict in the Middle East.
The US General also visited one of Israel’s three Iron Dome anti-missile outposts. The Israeli Air Force has announced plans to deploy a fourth Iron Dome system in coming months. While US troops will be stationed in Israel for an unspecified amount of time, Israeli military personnel will be added to United States European Command (EUCOM) in Germany.
This is while the US is reportedly bringing its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and ship-based Aegis ballistic missile systems to Israel.
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First of all, thanks to everyone keeping me updated with this news.
As I understand it, the new sanctions against Iran will kick in in March 2012. This sanctions will ban any buying of oil from Iran. It will hurt Iran’s economy terribly, so no doubt Iran is not happy at all with it. Their unstable regime will not take it lying down.
The posted news articles are kept silent in the western media. If it was not for the Israeli media and the alternative news sources, we would not have known about it. It does seem like the USA knows that Iran is gearing up for war and they are posting themselves strategically in Israel. Israel will welcome it as it will make her feel more save with all the military might on her soil.
Now this can go several ways. Firstly the Bible does not speak about Israel attacking Persia in the last days, but Persia attacking Israel who dwells in safety with the Gog/Magog alliance. There may be an attack by the Israeli/US alliance armies, but the big one (Eze 38) will be a surprise. Secondly Syria may be drawn into all of this and we may see the destruction of Damascus. And thirdly, Jesus warned that if we see the armies surrounding Jerusalem, then the inhabitants of Judea must flee as there will be great tribulation.
Wherever this news leads us, be prepared, as we are entering the times called the great tribulation, the times of Jacobs trouble. 2012 is beginning with a bang and it will get more eventful as the year plays out. I am sure that many puzzle pieces will fall into place during this year.