US troops exited Iraq to reappear a month later in Israel. Senior US military sources say that many would be staying up to the end of this year as part of the US-IDF deployment in readiness for a military engagement with Iran.
On the deck of a US aircraft carrier the warplanes will fly missions with Israeli Air Force jets. America's Theater High Altitude Area Defence, or THAAD, missile system will be operating alongside its ship-based Aegis system and Israel's own programme with Arrow, Patriot and Iron Drone missiles. The 9,000 US troops deploying to Israel comprise mostly of airmen, missile interceptor teams, marines, seamen, technicians and intelligence operatives.
Operation Austere Challenge 12 could be the biggest joint US-Israeli war game ever held; or a pre-requisite for an end-game which has been so long in the planning.
In exchange for a peace treaty with Egypt in 1982, Israel gave up Sinai. With Islamists in Egypt poised to take power, the treaty is effectively null and void: And, as Hamas heaps praise on the GM (Globalist Manipulated) Arab Spring, Yehya Sinwar, a Hamas operative who was released in the recent prisoner exchange with Israel appeals to Arabs in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf, urging them to prepare for the “big march” on Jerusalem which, he said, “Will take place soon”.
Iran is on constant full alert; Syria has been informed that change is the only ‘way forward’ (world-leader speak). President Bashar al-Assad must by now be wondering if the barbarous axe of regime-change is poised, ready to fall and realising that, as with so many other removed heads of government, “My friend is my enemy”!
Turkey is a big game player and the favoured one, strategically vital at present, very well armed and supported.
Sunni and Shia, stirred to boiling point across the Middle East, Jews and Christians harassed (or worse), leaving the country in which they have lived peacefully alongside Muslims and others for generations.
In a world which could have been good to everyone under a guileless, benevolent and honest global administration, the ‘game’ must and will go on; as long as evil, avarice and corruption hold the reins of power.