Trump denies Middle East troop deployment plan as tensions rise
With memories of the Canada Goose Parka Iraq War fresh canada goose outlet uk in their mind, US politicians and commentators are warning that the Trump administration is taking the country precariously close to the precipice of another war in the Middle East.
International worries that the Trump administration official canada goose canada goose outlet outlet is sliding toward war with Iran have flared up amid scepticism about claims by the White House that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the US and its allies in the region.
A top British general in the US led coalition against canada goose outlet toronto factory Islamic State expressed doubts about the threat posed by Iran, but the US military was quick to canada goose clearance rebut the position in an extraordinary rebuke canada goose outlet store of an allied senior officer.
In a statement, the US Central Command insisted that US troops in Iraq and Syria were on a high level of alert due to the alleged Iranian threat.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has denied an explosive New York Times report this week that US officials are discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any canada goose jacket outlet attack or nuclear weapons acceleration by Iran.
But he then stirred the controversy further by saying: I do that? Absolutely. we not going to have to plan for that. And if we did that, we send a hell of a lot more troops than that, he said overnight.
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The Times reported Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan canada goose presented an updated plan last week in a meeting of top national security aides that envisions sending as many as canada goose outlet black friday 120,000 American troops to the region if Iran attacks US forces or accelerates work on its nuclear weapons.
The updated plan does not call for a land invasion of canada goose outlet parka Iran, which would require far more troops, the report said.
Colin Kahl, a former National Security Adviser to the White House who previously oversaw Iran policy and planning at the Pentagon at the height of concerns over Iran nuclear progress, said, plausible contingency except invasion and regime change would require sending 120,000 US forces to the Middle canada goose outlet East. Picture: Ho KhameneiSource:AFP
The American media and Democratic Party are in a frenzy about the ramping up of hostilities.
United States Congress must do everything it can to prevent the Trump Administration attempts to put us on the brink of a catastrophic and unconstitutional war with Iran, said Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders.
Meanwhile, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall is seeking support for a bill to the Trump administration march to war with canada goose canada goose coats black friday sale Iran dubbed the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act.
US has a long history of provoking wars. Could Iran be next? The New Yorker wondered this week.
While The Washington Post ran the sobering headline: conflict with Iran would not be like the Iraq War. It would be worse. and politicians alike are condemning any prospect of war.
A Russian foreign policy hawk to canada goose clearance sale me in Moscow today: “Our wildest dreams if US goes to war with Iran. Some are calling for “ground war” with Iran. This would be a massive mistake
Another ground war with US troops IS NOT the answer. President Trump rightfully canada goose uk black friday ran on ending endless wars.
The US has recently warned ships that or its uk canada goose proxies could be targeting maritime traffic in the region.
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Tensions rose another notch with reports earlier this week that four commercial vessels anchored https://www.kabbalah-arizal.nl off the United Arab Emirates had been damaged by sabotage.
A US military team was sent to the UAE to investigate, and one US official said the initial assessment is that each ship has a 5 to 10 foot (1.5m to 3m) hole in it, near or just below the canada goose black friday sale water line.