The US regime is beefing up military might in the Middle East, saying it will send more troops, fighter jets and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia amid escalating tensions with Iran.
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has authorized the deployment of two fighter squadrons, one Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), two batteries of Patriot missile defense systems and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD).
The Pentagon has increased the number of US forces in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations by about 14,000 since May this year, as it continues to lock horns with Tehran.
Not all of those went to Saudi Arabia, however, as CENTCOM’s area of operations covers the entire Middle East, including Afghanistan and Syria.
News of the deployment comes hours after an Iranian tanker was struck by two missiles in the Red Sea, some 60 miles (96 km) from the Saudi port of Jeddah.
The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said the Sinopa was damaged but not on fire, and was still en route to the Persian Gulf.
Until now only Iran has been accused of targeting oil tankers with acts of sabotage. And let’s not forget, according to the 9/11 fairy tale, the terrorists were Saudis.
So Saudi Arabia and Israel are petrified of Iran and has to have the USA to protect them whilst the Saudi’s bomb Yemen and Israel Bombs Palestine all with the USA’s approval.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.