BREAKING: Trump warns Iran by sending 1,000 more troops in response to latest aggression

The Pentagon has just announced that they are sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East in response to Iran’s latest aggression last week with the oil tankers:



Here’s more from CNN:

The US will send 1,000 additional US forces and more military resources to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Monday.

“In response to a request from the US Central Command for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East,” acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a statement.

“The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region,” Shanahan said, adding that the “United States does not seek conflict with Iran.”

“The action today is being taken to ensure the safety and welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region and to protect our national interests,” Shanahan said. “We will continue to monitor the situation diligently and make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting and credible threats.”

News of the additional troop deployment comes as the State Department announced Monday that Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel Tuesday to the command center that oversees Middle East military operations.

I know the big news yesterday was that Pompeo wasn’t taking military strikes off the table with Iran, but it would surprise me if they go that route.

Right now it seems they are bolstering their forces in the area as a show of strength in order to convince Iran to back away from this aggressive behavior.

Will it work? Time will tell but hopefully Iran doesn’t want an actual fight with the US and will cease attacking oil tankers with mines.

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44 thoughts on “BREAKING: Trump warns Iran by sending 1,000 more troops in response to latest aggression

  1. Somebody needs to inquire if John “The Lurch” Kerry was in Iran when this attack occurred. Kerry seems to love hanging out with the Iranians lately.

    1. No ,he is still in Viet Nam getting hit in the ass with grained rice then filling out the paper work for his 5th or 6th Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

        1. Not meant to take away from what you are saying. Iis probably true about Kerry.Him,OBama and Kerry are probably sharing in that cargo of Money that was shipped to Iran.Thanks CV..

  2. War games aren’t going to solve the problem. Rip the bandaid off and end this. The world is governed by an aggressive use of force. #Reality

    1. yeah i feel that, just find out where the moulas are at and just let the bombing begin & just handle the whole thing just like how we did with the Gulf War

  3. Oh, but we should wait for the U.N. to investigate the attacks according to some on the left!

    Yeah, how many years do we have to wait when Iran has been neck deep in terrorism and killing U.S. soldiers the whole time?

  4. Saber-rattling. However, it’s also a prudent move.

    I’m worried that ultimately, we’re gonna have to “thump” Iran to get their attention.

    Hopefully Russia isn’t looking for a proxy war.

    1. I think we’ll all feel better if we just nuke each other and get it over with. USA, China, Russia, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan… I think we just all need to get it out of our systems. All this pent up tension isn’t healthy.

      We could come to a worldwide agreement. Each country gets to nuke one other country, and nobody can nuke a country someone else already has. Everyone gets to nuke someone else with nukes once. And nobody gets to nuke who nuked them.

      I’m calling dibs for America on France.

  5. Who can believe them after the fake staged chlorine gas attack by u.s. paid white helmets in Syria. Better have more than a picture

  6. Remember when the Iranian people wanted freedom and Obama didn’t lift a finger for them?

    Obama was in the back pockets of the Mullahs all along..

  7. Remember when the Iranian people wanted freedom and Obama didn’t lift a finger for them?

    Obama was in the back pockets of the Mullahs all along..

  8. I would rather see 1000 more pilots and Planes..Lets end this thing quickly.No need to get any of our ground troops hurt or killed..

    1. I do believe that if Trump does anything against Iran, he will do air attacks, but will never make the mistake of sending in ground troops. He will never send our troops to do “democracy building” in foreign countries as GWB did in Iraq. I cannot see Trump paying to rebuild foreign countries for what our American troops broke. That will never happen, and it is refreshing.

        1. I believe Trump would do a real shock and awe, and then come right back home. I believe that most Americans would support sending the third world countries into oblivion, and letting them take decades to try to rebuild their hellholes. They couldn’t do that in any sane world.

          1. I would not mind a little Shock and Awe reminiscent of Iraq.Like it a lot better than our ground troops being sent.Thanks Scope.

  9. Somebody needs to inquire if John “The Lurch” Kerry was in Iran when this attack occurred. Kerry seems to love hanging out with the Iranians lately.

    1. No ,he is still in Viet Nam getting hit in the ass with grained rice then filling out the paper work for his 5th or 6th Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

        1. Not meant to take away from what you are saying. Iis probably true about Kerry.Him,OBama and Kerry are probably sharing in that cargo of Money that was shipped to Iran.Thanks CV..

  10. War games aren’t going to solve the problem. Rip the bandaid off and end this. The world is governed by an aggressive use of force. #Reality

    1. yeah i feel that, just find out where the moulas are at and just let the bombing begin & just handle the whole thing just like how we did with the Gulf War

  11. Oh, but we should wait for the U.N. to investigate the attacks according to some on the left!

    Yeah, how many years do we have to wait when Iran has been neck deep in terrorism and killing U.S. soldiers the whole time?

  12. Who can believe them after the fake staged chlorine gas attack by u.s. paid white helmets in Syria. Better have more than a picture

  13. I’ll play devils advocate and ask, isn’t it the shipping companies responsibility to have armed security or escorts to protect their ships?

    1. Yes, it is their responsibility but there are no IMDG or other maritime regulations requiring it. It really depends on the company. The large companies such as Maersk do have security on deck but I’ve never heard of any escort armed frigates.

    2. @landscaper Maybe they are insured?

      Even if it’s their responsibility we all rely on that oil so we need to protect it.

  14. Saber-rattling. However, it’s also a prudent move.

    I’m worried that ultimately, we’re gonna have to “thump” Iran to get their attention.

    Hopefully Russia isn’t looking for a proxy war.

    1. I think we’ll all feel better if we just nuke each other and get it over with. USA, China, Russia, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan… I think we just all need to get it out of our systems. All this pent up tension isn’t healthy.

      We could come to a worldwide agreement. Each country gets to nuke one other country, and nobody can nuke a country someone else already has. Everyone gets to nuke someone else with nukes once. And nobody gets to nuke who nuked them.

      I’m calling dibs for America on France.

      1. I am calling dibs on Monaco as one Country and the Vatican city as the other Country to nuke us.Not the most powerful Country’s in the World. that is why I chose two not so power houses. Thanks for having some fun with this AT..My picks were not too far from yours.

        1. I don’t think Monaco or the Vatican are nuclear powers.

          But how awesome would it be if the Vatican was a nuclear power.

          1. Actually, Monaco and the Vatican City are described as the two smallest Countries in the World.That and a little history lesson was the reason I chose them.Have a nice evening.

  15. Big mistake if Trump doesn’t retaliate with force. That’s all they understand. Take out their inflatable boat factory!

  16. I would rather see 1000 more pilots and Planes..Lets end this thing quickly.No need to get any of our ground troops hurt or killed..

    1. I do believe that if Trump does anything against Iran, he will do air attacks, but will never make the mistake of sending in ground troops. He will never send our troops to do “democracy building” in foreign countries as GWB did in Iraq. I cannot see Trump paying to rebuild foreign countries for what our American troops broke. That will never happen, and it is refreshing.

        1. I believe Trump would do a real shock and awe, and then come right back home. I believe that most Americans would support sending the third world countries into oblivion, and letting them take decades to try to rebuild their hellholes. They couldn’t do that in any sane world.

  17. I’ll play devils advocate and ask, isn’t it the shipping companies responsibility to have armed security or escorts to protect their ships?

    1. Yes, it is their responsibility but there are no IMDG or other maritime regulations requiring it. It really depends on the company. The large companies such as Maersk do have security on deck but I’ve never heard of any escort armed frigates.

    2. @landscaper Maybe they are insured?

      Even if it’s their responsibility we all rely on that oil so we need to protect it.

  18. Big mistake if Trump doesn’t retaliate with force. That’s all they understand. Take out their inflatable boat factory!

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