I’m not quite sure what to make of this.
DEBKA File: debkafile’s military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants. Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, in pursuit of his policy of diplomatic engagement with Tehran.
For the first time, too, the US force opposite Iran will be joined by a German warship, the frigate FGS Hessen, operating under American command.
According to the report, which I haven’t independently verified, we’ll have four or five US aircraft carriers in the region. That’s a pretty big “f-ing” deal if it’s true. The reason I’m so puzzled is his treatment of Israel – our one true ally in the middle east. That, and the fact that he suffered a huge diplomatic defeat a few days ago. Feel free to weigh in if you have any thoughts on the matter.