USA builds up strategic forces around Iran, units on full alert


The American media, citing the US Central Command (CENTCOM), report that Washington is building up its strategic forces around Iran and has brought its units to full alert, awaiting an attack from Tehran. The Pentagon remembers perfectly well how the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani ended in early January 2020.


It should be noted that at the end of November 2020, "unknown terrorists" killed the Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizade near Tehran. Now Washington fears that Iran will retaliate by striking Israel, the US's Arab allies in the region and US military installations.

CENTCOM commander General Frank McKenzie told NBC News that a pair of B-52H Stratofortress "strategists" flew from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and completed a mission to "contain Iranian aggression" in 36 hours. They flew over Europe, visited the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, accompanied by the aviation of the Allied countries.

He emphasized that the B-52s flew counterclockwise around Qatar, all the while staying closer to the western side of the Persian Gulf and outside Iranian airspace. He pointed out that the B-52 "did not drop any bombs," and the mission was necessary so that Iran itself "did not make mistakes and did not allow rash actions."

The general added that the situation is difficult, "but that does not mean that the Iranians are going to do something." The US is doing everything possible for the Iranians to think twice before doing anything.

We do not seek conflict, but we must remain in position, responding to unforeseen circumstances or countering aggression. The bombing mission was not carried out for provocation. It demonstrates that we can quickly deploy reinforcements here and we have global reach and our regional partners support us.

He summed up.

Note that in November, CENTCOM deployed a squadron of F-16 fighters from the Spangdahl airbase in Germany to the Al-Dafra airbase in the UAE "to contain aggression and ensure security and stability." The 480th Squadron of the 52nd Regiment is engaged in "aviation training for combat operations."
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  1. Dear sofa expert. 11 December 2020 14: 30
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    It's hard to believe that the Americans will start a war against Iran.
    Air strikes alone will not be enough to overthrow the political leadership. We need a ground military operation.
    Iraq needed a 160-strong "coalition" group. Iran is many times larger, plus - the geography is more complicated than the Iraqi (mountain). It will be necessary to collect a contingent 3 times more powerful than the "Iraqi" one. For this, the Americans do not have sufficient forces in the region at the moment, nor the support of the Congress, seized by the "democrats".
    If only they use the army of the Turks, which is also somehow not very likely.
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    Valentine (Valentin) 11 December 2020 15: 24
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    And what have you, gentlemen, Yankees, have forgotten about your main enemy, Comrade Eun, who is like a rusty nail in your ass for you. You sent an aircraft carrier squadron there too, threatening to smash the North Korean "regime" to smithereens, and in Yu. Korea, you have a lot of your troops, and you seem to be cowardly them, or remember 50 thousand "zinc" with your soldiers who constantly arrived on the shores of the Potomac from North Korea, which you did not hesitate to bomb with phosphorus bombs and spray over Korea, and then over Vietnam, defoliant Orange .... Apparently, when you mention the name of comrade Eun, you start convulsions from fear, that's why you don't go to them, you know that you will get a response. And Iran, he is like Iraq, one pout of cheeks, and you, with your dog pack of NATO, can defeat it, but you will also get it in the teeth.