The Department of Defense today announced that an additional 3,000 soldiers will be deployed to the Middle East as tensions rise with Iran following the Trump ordered airstrike.
The US will deploy thousands of additional troops to the Middle East as tensions with Iran mount following the airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, a US defense official told CNN.
The additional troops will come from the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division. CNN has previously reported that these forces had been placed on prepare-to-deploy orders and would be sent to the region if the situation merited it.
Following the disturbance at the US embassy in Baghdad, the US deployed 750 troops from the same unit and said that additional deployments were possible.
The new deployment will encompass the rest of the brigade, typically about 3,000 soldiers.
With the impeachment by the House and the looming trial in the Senate the President is playing out his own version of “Wag the Dog” the movie that featured Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman were the President concocted a war to distract from the scandal he was facing at home.
With have spent up to 19 years in the Middle East with troops deployed there longer than any other war in American History. This President was elected saying he would draw down America’s involvement around the world, but has done a complete 180 and is now ramping up another endless war with another Middle Eastern country for no real reason.
Even the President of Afghanistan is urging both sides to be diplomatic:
“We call on our great neighbor Iran — with which we share similarities in language, religion, history and culture — and the United States of America, which is a strategic and fundamental partner of Afghanistan, to prevent tensions and we hope that both sides can solve their disputes through dialogue,” the Afghan leader said in a statement.
We now have a trigger happy President that is facing a political crisis back home trying to distract the American people from his big political flaws that have him on the verge of being removed from office.
He also violated the Constitution by authorizing a strike against another country without Congressional notification.
“The operation against Soleimani in Iraq was conducted, however, without specific authorization and any advance notification or consultation with congress. I’m a member of the gang of 8, which is typically briefed in advance of operations of this level of significance. We were not,” said Chuck Schumer.
The disregard this President has for the law and the Constitution is striking. He has repeatedly ignored the duties of his office and is taking this country down a path we can’t afford to travel.