US Begins Massive Military Build Up Around Iran, Sending Up To 4 New Carrier Groups In Region

Tyler Durden's picture

As if uncontrollable economic contagion was not enough for the administration, Obama is now willing to add geopolitical risk to the current extremely precarious economic and financial situation. Over at Debkafile we read that the president has decided to "boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants." With just one aircraft carrier in proximity to Iran, the Nobel peace prize winner has decided to send a clear message that peace will no longer be tolerated, and has decided to increase the US aircraft carrier presence in the region by a 400-500% CAGR. 

From Debka:

Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, in pursuit of his policy of diplomatic engagement with Tehran.

For the first time, too, the US force opposite Iran will be joined by a German warship, the frigate FGS Hessen, operating under American command.

It is also the first time that Obama, since taking office 14 months ago, is sending military reinforcements to the Persian Gulf. Our military sources have learned that the USS Truman is just the first element of the new buildup of US resources around Iran. It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 US aircraft carriers visible from Iranian shores.

The USS Truman's accompanying Strike Group includes Carrier Air Wing Three (Battle Axe) - which has 7 squadrons - 4 of F/A-18 Super Hornet and F/A-18 Hornet bomber jets, as well as spy planes and early warning E-2 Hawkeyes that can operate in all weather conditions; the Electronic Attack Squadron 130 for disrupting enemy radar systems; and Squadron 7 of helicopters for anti-submarine combat (In its big naval exercise last week, Iran exhibited the Velayat 89 long-range missile for striking US aircraft carriers and Israel warships from Iranian submarines.)

Another four US warships will be making their way to the region to join the USS Truman and its Strike Group. They are the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and guided missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill, USS Oscar Austin and USS Ross.

We can't wait for Iran to feel completely unthreatened by this escalation and to decide to take no action whatsoever as the Nobelists push it even more into a corner from which the only escape, to a rational player, would be outright aggression... Which begs the question just how an irrational player would react.

h/t Mark

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tony bonn's picture

the usa has been massively stockpiling munitions on diego garcia for months now....there will be an invasion and the blood thirsty indonesian fake president will be able to kill more people for his beloved oil....

of course the bush crime syndicate acting with the rockefellers is pulling the strings.


Moneygrove's picture

Obama is the Decider now baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bugs_'s picture

Awesome comment LOL LOL

Best post of the day

jeff montanye's picture

there are (as of now) ten junk flags above this comment.  the bush and rockefeller families still pulling the strings may be a bit too much but the seamlessness of the war crime/police state continuum from the g. w. bush administration to that of obama is breathtaking, nauseating, nightmarish, heartbreaking, intolerable, tragic and undeniable.

Bringin It's picture

Will the hidden junkers come out from behind the curtain and state their argument?


Oh ... they have no argument ... just blood, death and misery.

Rick64's picture

When you mention Jew (zionist) Rockefeller or any negative comments on Jews or Israel it brings the junks but never any intelligent rebuttal. 

desgust's picture

Die Juden sind heilig. ÜBERALL and most in the US.

Never touch the subject. The invisible hand.

Sudden Debt's picture

I find jokes about Jews pretty hard to swallow.

My grandfather died in the concentration camps you know!!!


He fell from the watchtower trying to catch a nap in Aushwitch... may he RIP... 

Frankie Carbone's picture

Say there Ubersturmfurher, would you mind crawling back under your rock? Kristalnacht isn't until next Friday. 

Rick64's picture

Associating me with the Nazis or Natzi ideology is a common error because you probably don't understand the difference between Zionist and Jew. I think the holocaust was a terrible tragic event and don't support the Nazi theme in any way.

Jacob Dreizin's picture

Oh yeah, you're a real "intellectual".  Rockefeller would have been insulted if you called him a Jew.  He was descended from medieval German nobility.  His father was founder, owner, and manager of a glove factory in the village of Richford, New York, not exactly a bastion of Jews.  I have driven through there hundreds of times, it's more like a bastion of ignorant rednecks (like you).

Rick64's picture

I never said anything about Rockefeller being offended by being called a Jew. I was referring to people such as yourself that can't look at facts and make an intelligent debate, and would rather hurl insults thinking that it supports some kind of opinion. You have proved me right. Where he grew up is irrelevant.

Operafaust's picture

Comments related to Zionist plots get junked because they tend to be widely off-topic knee-jerk reactions to complex geopolitical events. Critical thinkers tend to be wary of ideologies that attempt to fit the world into an 'us vs. them class war dichotomy'. If the correlation between a series of events and a supposed super-elite is not firmly established, credibility is lost. It is the same logical fallacy that fascist/alarmist regimes use to isolate a segment of the population for the rest of society to project their malcontent- blame it all on the (insert group name here).

So when I hear people making stock comments about Zionist conspiracies, I junk them. ZeroHedge's counter-cultural theme is superb for its encouragement of critical thinking and questioning the oligarchy. I don't want it to turn into an Alex Jones conspiracy circus.

AnAnonymous's picture

Oh really? You made a different observation from mine over this forum.

Mine led to conclude that antisemitic comments tend to end junked but racist comments on Arabs, Blacks, Chinese and Muslims much less.

How is that critical thinking output?

A more close to reality theory would be to relate to the number of supporters. That racist comment on Arabs, Blacks, Chinese, Muslims are much more tolerated on this forum and lead to a higher degree in consensus. Not very surprising as a sizeable contingent of this forum posters come from the US.

Nothing to do with critical thinking. No needs to parade what is for what is not.

Rick64's picture

There are too many diverse opinions on ZH to ever turn it into an Alex Jones type site. However there are too many facts supporting the Zionist conspiracy. There are many good Jewish people and I don't want to lump them into the Zionist camp and many don't want to be associated with them either. There is too much evidence that Mosaad is conducting covert operations in the U.S. with backing by several diverse businesses (software, telecoms, investment funds, ect..) to deny these facts is to deny reality.

downrodeo's picture

Consider for a moment the possibility that said super-elite understands the fact that if the 'correlation between a series of events and a supposed super-elite is not firmly established, credibility is lost'. With that knowledge, they could potentially execute their actions in such a way as to assure that plausible deniability existed in every event they had a hand in. As long as they can (truthfully) say'you can't prove that', they will be able to operate with impunity. What we truly need is whistle blower revolution. The proof/truth is out there and there are insiders who know this. It really is up to them to come out to the public and tell us what they know. If all of this is in my imagination, then I won't put up a fight when the thought police show up to take me away....


Again they always have plausible deniability, however, they don't always succeed...



P.S.----Does anyone know if anything ever came of this? Maybe they did succeed.

Augustus's picture

Maybe the continuing theme is that the mad mullahs are still running Iran?  World domination has been the objective of those 6th century nutters from the beginning.  Your nine year old sister won't mind being married to an 80 yr old uncle, I'm sure. 

Rick64's picture

Yes they are wreaking havoc in the middle east, they are a real threat just like Sadaam. Unlike the U.S. introducing democracy and freedom everywhere.

desgust's picture

You bet. chomsky's opinion too.

Marvin_M's picture

amen the new boss....

Karston1234's picture

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Mad Max's picture

That's Deicider, baby!  Look it up... :)

Mad Max's picture

The God-killer, the anti-Christ, etc....

stewie's picture



Sure Bush brought us complete corruption and illegal wars killing millions of innocent, but that Kerry, he was a flip-flopper... 

TBT or not TBT's picture

LOL.  2nd time today someone said "illegal" war.  Do they have "international" law on your planet stewie?

Inspector Asset's picture

forget international law!


How about inter galaxay law.


Whos got the venue now baby?

stewie's picture

Ok, Illegal wasn't the right word.  How about immoral, or imperial. Anyhow, the joke still stands.

merehuman's picture

thats some funny shit. Thanks for lightening a gloomy day. junkers are cowardly uneducated imbeciles who wish they were jewish. Jews are to busy running the country. Lord (er Blankfein) knows we need all the help we can get since we are too inefficient at committing suicide as a species.

i have noticed that  some of the junkers dont 'get' sarcasm. Lol

UncleFurker's picture


Errr. No.


He's the Deciderer, now.



Kina's picture

leave those poor old Indonesians alone. I think it is the Iranians you are after.

caconhma's picture

Both Obama and Bush crime syndicates are under a complete zionist control.


merehuman's picture

you cant control a fuck up, and George is such. Thank god he's in Texas, likely lost.

bigkahuna's picture


This link lends to your point...(the first comment that was heavily junked)

Jacob Dreizin's picture

Relax.  If Tyler is reaching for Debka, it must be a sloooooow news day.  Debka is not a credible source.  It is a couple of Israelis in Tel Aviv who just make stuff up at their keyboards.  They have no "sources".  They are consistently dead wrong over 75 percent of the time.  The very word "Debka" has become a joke within the military intelligence and thinktank community.  As in, "that's pure Debka" means "pure BS, pure uninformed fantasy and speculation".

ZH should really check the credibility of their sources more often.  This is starting to become nothing more than a gossip site.

downwiththebanks's picture

One caveat to the truth value of Debka postings:

Debka is useful when the occupiers of Palestine go on one of their regular baby-killing rampages - usually in even numbered years - as a means of extending apartheid.

Translational Lift's picture

Geeehad....if the bamma-boy ripped one at a State dinner you would blame that on Bush as well.


Un Fucxing real........



Pamela Anderson's picture

Since oil is at $68, they decided that this is the time to act... oil will jump to $100 instead of $130 and everyone is going to be happy.

longjohnshorts's picture

This is really good news because I picked up quite a bit of USO this week (and I'm not talking Bob Hope here).

BlackBeard's picture

Well much for that Peace prize....

Goods's picture

No no. U don't understand, War is peace. Isn't that right Leo?

LMAO! Exactly what I was thinking! Solar bitchez!

MsCreant's picture

I think Leo is often a jerk, I have told him so. 

I tell my son, say it once, it's funny. Twice, I might laugh again, three times, you have milked the joke dry and you are starting to be obnoxious without a point. 

I laughed at your first dialog, pretty damn funny. And the second too, clever.

What is your goal with this? 

Mad Max's picture

I don't know about war being peace, just yet at least, but he sure has shown that ignorance is strength and freedom is slavery.

ajax's picture



Perpetual war


Perpetual peace

thisandthat's picture

'War-suppressing war'? War on war - we will win it, no matter how long it takes (or how to bailout the military-industrial complex to eternity and beyond).

AnonymousAnarchist's picture

In 410-4 Vote, House Approves Millions in Extra Funding for Israel's Missile Defense

The Iron Dome system is intended for "very short range" rocket fire, primarily the intermittent rockets from the Gaza Strip that hit open fields in southern Israel, and would be completely useless against any missile from as far away as Iran, nuclear or otherwise. In fact, this was one of the major reasons Israel was seeking the money, as many questioned the wisdom of spending $50,000 per missile to shoot down commodity rockets that cost only a few hundreds dollars apiece, and the Israeli military declined to include the project in its own budget. The four Representatives voting against the resolution were John Conyers (D – MI), Dennis Kucinich (D – OH), Ron Paul (R – TX), and Pete Stark (D – CA).