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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

U.S.-NATO-Gulf Cooperation Council Military Buildup Against Iran

The U.S.-NATO-Gulf Cooperation Council alliance seems to be preparing a military confrontation with Iran.

The Israeli intelligence web site DEBKA reports (quoting Western military sources) that Obama has “secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz.”

It is said to be the “heaviest American concentration of might in the region since the US invaded Iraq in 2003” when “100,000 American troops were massed in Kuwait ahead of the invasion”.

Flying troops to the islands “almost daily” from the nearby U.S. naval base Diego Garcia, “by mid-February Washington will have some 100,000 military personnel on the spot and available for any contingency”, according to DEBKA’s sources....more

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