President Trump continues to send a clear warning to the Ayatollah not to try anything cute. Uncle Sam’s not F-ing around and can turn Iran into a sheet of glass on a moment’s notice. Another pair of American B-52 bombers just buzzed over Tehran, serving as a little reminder.
Bombers over Iran
President Donald Trump seems to be getting ready to play some nuclear “football” with the Ayatollah. Two of our big, nuclear armed, B-52 bombers just flew a 30-hour nonstop mission specifically to send a warning.
According to an anonymous Pentagon official, the idea is to send Iran “a clear signal that should they decide to take action against our forces, we have the capability to respond.” And respond we shall.
The official explains that there is concrete intelligence that Iran may be looking to do something flashy to avenge General Qassem Soleimani on the one year anniversary of his death, January 3. He was killed in a drone strike at the Baghdad airport.
The Pentagon heard some fresh chatter that he calls the “most concerning” information to come in since the killing of Soleimani. That’s why we are keeping bombers on alert. President Trump is hoping the Ayatollah will give him a chance to end the bickering, permanently.
The U.S. Central Command issued a formal statement noting the bombers were launched from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on Tuesday morning. This makes the third similar mission in the past 45 days. Iran is keeping quiet and as of Wednesday morning, “had not reacted publicly.”
General Frank McKenzie declared, “we do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack.”
Rocket attack last week
Just a week ago, President Trump threatened to bomb Iran back to the stone age after 21 rockets were fired at our embassy in Iraq. The Pentagon official also pointed out that there is the “potential for other more complex attacks.” He thinks it likely “that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad would be attacked again in some manner.”
Thats why the bombers are standing by. “We’re seeing planning for – particularly in Iraq – for complex attacks that require Iranian assistance in order to be pulled off.” That means something special. “It’s unclear to us, whether it’s contingency planning, or whether it’s a plan that is advancing because approval has been given and they’re just trying to get all the pieces in place and execute.”
The generals think something is brewing soon because they “see a fair amount of advanced conventional weaponry of different types that has been flowing over the border into Iraq. The threat streams are very real.”
When the offical says “complex attacks” he means “short-range ballistic missiles or potentially unmanned systems, cruise missiles and ‘quad copters’ similar to what was used in the attack on the Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities last year.”
As the bombers are loaded, air force technicians are singing bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran… “The scale of that planning and the complexity of the attacks that are envisioned are something that has certainly got our attention.”
Along with the overflights by heavily armed bombers, the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia with 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles entered the Persian Gulf last week, escorted by cruisers Port Royal and Philippine Sea, “also armed with dozens of cruise missiles each.”
The guided-missile destroyer John Paul Jones was already on patrol. Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is currently off the coast of Somalia but won’t take long to “steam back north to the Arabian Sea to launch attacks from its dozens of F-18 Super Hornets, if needed.”