4,000 paratroopers Ordered to prepare for rapid deployment to Middle East

4,000 paratroopers Ordered to prepare for rapid deployment to Middle East
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The U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division’s alert brigade has been issued orders to deploy rapidly to the Middle East following an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad by a pro-Iranian mob.

At least 750 paratroopers are already making their way to the Middle East, with additional forces preparing to deploy over the next several days.

'This deployment is an appropriate and precautionary action taken in response to increased threat levels against U.S. personnel and facilities, such as we witnessed in Baghdad today,' said Secretary of Defense Esper. 

A total of 4,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne's Deployment Ready Brigade have been put on notice for imminent deployment in the next 96 hours.

The snap deployment comes amid rapidly rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. and a series of violent tit-for-tat escalations between the two countries.

On Tuesday, some 6,000 pro-Iran Shiite militia fighters stormed U.S. embassy in Baghdad, set walls ablaze and chanted 'Death to America!' in a violent retaliation for American air strikes. There were no reports of American casualties, and the attack was repelled after 100 Marines rapidly reinforced the compound.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the attack an act of 'state-sponsored terrorism' in an interview with CBS News, and President Donald Trump vowed that the Iranian government will be held 'fully responsible' for the attack. 

Pompeo said in a statement that the attack was 'orchestrated by terrorists' and 'abetted by Iranian proxies', tweeting pictures that he said showed US-designated terrorists with Iranian ties outside the embassy.

The attack on the embassy was is in retaliation for US air strikes on the Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah on Sunday night, which killed two dozen fighters. Those strikes were in retaliation for last week's killing of an American contractor at a U.S. base in Kirkuk.  

 

 UPDATE 11:40 PM EST --

Three C-17's from Fort Bragg are now over the Atlantic heading for the Middle East with US Paratroopers aboard.  Radar map below:

 

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    John Robert Mallernee · 26 days ago
    My father was a career Army master sergeant at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and our family would often go to the drop zones to watch the paratroopers jump.

    Seeing this news reminds me of when I was a teenager and President John Fitzgerald Kennedy announced on television that the 82d Airborne Division was in the air en route to Cuba in response to their Soviet nuclear missile threat.

    That was a VERY frightening time for everybody in America!
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    Copperhead · 26 days ago
    We went into the 2016 election with Obama taunting Russia and Syria to start a major war with us. Trump was elected and then immediately backed down on his promise to secure our southern border - obviously under duress. Drugs and invaders continue unimpeded. We create ISIS and support them as the world's boogieman.

    We pull troops from Syria then put them right back after faking multiple chemical attacks. We have tensions with North Korea, then the Hawaii and Japan missile launch from a missing submarine.

    More Syrian and Afghanistan tensions with troops removed and put right back. Israel does everything they can to start a war - seemingly on a daily basis.

    Fake attacks on merchant ships in the Persian Gulf. Drone attacks where it's obvious they were in Iranian territory.

    Russian naval mishaps - sunken submarine and a major carrier fire. Taunting China with Taiwan, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Continual economic pressure on NK, China, Russia and Iran. UN troops staging in Cuba and Mexico. Chinese and Russian troops and equipment staging in South America.

    Major attack on our 2nd Amendment. Daily talk of Civil War. Impeachment proceedings since 2016. Russia deploys their hypersonic nukes. NK fires a missle right over Japan that is quickly stripped from the news. Iran, China and Russia performing joint naval exercises. High probability that Iran has multiple nukes. The global economy should have already tanked but the Fed props it up by pumping fake currency in daily. Now this to start the year.

    I'm sure I've missed a lot here - it's been long, painful last four years.

    Will Trump finally give them the war they've so badly wanted so they let him secure his 2nd term and take Netanyaho off the hook? It HAS been 52 years since the last major conflict - have to stick with the numerological time table. It sure looks like the shit is about to start, and the globalists need to cull the herd badly.
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    Jared Passenger · 27 days ago
    The US military is the enforcer for the FED Dollar dominion. That's why they will never " come home" as we would like. Notice how all of the US enemies are ones separated from the western banking cartel? In WW II it was the Axis powers against the Allies. Now it's Eastern banking and oil cartel against the West central banking and oil cartels. Look at the bottom line behind the US movements in Eastern Europe and middle east. The only exception is the poppy crops in Afghanistan which equates as money. Ready to die for this BS?
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    Joe Williams · 27 days ago
    Having known a paratrooper, i can firmly say they will jump at night.
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      John Robert Mallernee · 26 days ago
      When the United States Army invaded Iraq, the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" (in which I proudly served in Viet Nam!) flew in from the South by helicopter, going deeper into Iraq than any other unit, while the 173d Airborne Brigade "Skytroopers" made a night parachute jump into northern Iraq.
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      John Robert Mallernee · 26 days ago
      I think that the 82d Airborne Division "All Americans" were kept in reserve at Fort Bragg, and weren't part of the invasion force.
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    Stephen Ellis · 27 days ago
    Like to ask how the Main Gate at the Embassay Compound was breached by unarmed ‘protestors’? Was heavy equipment used or did it just slide open? One picture on the dailymail article shows a chap with a full size tripod and camera filming inside compound, no one expecting U.S. territory to be defended? Fortunately a blood bath was avoided on this occasion, though looks like the next ‘encounter’ May utilise live rounds. Just wonder how many are pulling the strings to get the inferno started ...
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      Mike Fisch · 27 days ago
      Yes, all the world's a stage, and much of it "staged."
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    Donald Foreman · 27 days ago
    What are we doing over there? Bring all US troops home. We need them here for Deep State Traitors here.
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      MakeReady · 27 days ago
      Yup .....with ya on that ........If tha guys need an "outting" let them dust off mexico drug lords.
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    Joshua Riddle · 27 days ago
    Pompeo, Esper and the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff started this mess and the President is going to finish it. There will not be a war, they will be an attack that will be so devastating that Iran will not get up off the mat when it finished.