This is BREAKING NEWS on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 2:15 PM eastern US time. The Pentagon has been tasked with formalizing plans to deploy ". . . over 100,000 U.S. Troops" to the area of the Persian Gulf.
The last time the United States made such a deployment was shortly before Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, during 1991.
This is a dramatic and dangerous development in world affairs.
WORSE . . .
For the past seven days, Russia has been moving their long range strategic bombers to the far east of Russia, and moreover, has quadrupled the size of its supply chain to arm, maintain, repair and launch those planes.
For the past 72 hours, Russia strategic bombers have repeatedly held exercises simulating attack runs against US bases in Alaska, presumably with the intent to be able to have their bombers penetrate the North American Air Defense Zone and hit targets inside the continental United States.
It is NOT KNOWN if Russia will move to defend Iran in the event the US or Israel chooses to attack.
Early in the week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ALLEGEDLY commented to US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that "Russia is ready for Armageddon, are you?"
Lavrov was not kidding.
For decades, Russia (and its predecessor, the Soviet Union) spent considerable time and resources building massive bomb shelters for the bulk of the Russian population.
Just last year, Russia began upgrading ALL of those shelters with better electric, lighting, ventilation, water and sewer systems and vast (really vast) quantities of shelf-stable food supplies.
Russia also carried out a full scale nuclear attack drill FOR THE CIVILIAN POPULATION, which saw upwards of forty million (40,000,000) Russian citizens participate in getting to their nearest shelter, and learning what to do once there.
That drill took place openly, and was completely ignored by US and other western media outlets for fear that Americans might start asking "What shelters and plans do WE have for nuclear war?" The answer that authorities would be forced to give is "None."
US: No Civil Defense -- at all
The United States no loner has any Civil Defense system or program. It no longer has or maintains __any__ fallout shelters __anywhere__ for the civilian population.
The US has ZERO food stored for any such emergency and has no money to even re-commence the program, because the US Congress is too busy waging wars around the globe, and buying Minority Votes with free money handouts through government programs, to get re-elected. As such, there are presently NO BOMB SHELTERS, NO EMERGENCY FOOD, NO EMERGENCY WATER and no plans whatsoever to supply any of it in the event of actual nuclear war.
This is one reason that many Americans began making their own "Preps" to do for themselves what government is unable and unwilling to do. Average Americans are making sure they have 30-60 days of Emergency food and water. They are storing up medicines they may need. They are buying filter masks, goggles and even Tyvek suits to protect themselves in the event of nuclear, biological or chemical attacks.
The mass media generally avoids covering such things, except to mock them.
The people with MONEY, however, are not being mocked. They have been spending literally MILLIONS to make preparations for themselves and their loved ones to have shelter, food, water, medicine and guards to protect them from the starving masses.
Here is a small list of Suggested "PREPS" for you and your family, in case you finally realize that the US government is heading into the destruction of our nation, and those who prepare will be the only one's with even a slight chance of survival.