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U.S., Israel Plan Joint Military Exercise For Next Spring

January 9, 2012 by  

U.S., Israel Plan Joint Military Exercise For Next Spring

This spring, thousands of U.S. soldiers will be deployed in Israel to participate in the country’s largest-ever missile defense exercise amid Iran’s push to obtain materials that could be used to develop nuclear weapons.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc, who is in command of the Germany-based U.S. Third Air Force, traveled to Israel late last month to finalize plans for American participation in the drill.

During the drill, the United States will establish command posts in Israel and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) will establish a command post at the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) headquarters in Germany in an effort to establish a joint task force that could counter large-scale Mideast conflict, according to the article.

The United States is expected to supply Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and ship-based Aegis ballistic missiles to simulate interception of missiles fired at Israel. The American systems will work in conjunction with Israeli missile defense systems.

 

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Doc Sarvis

    Interesting. I thought everyone here said that President Obama is against Israel. Yet another conservative myth down.

    • DavidL

      Hey Doc,
      I heard the Israeli ambassador interviewed a few weeks back. He said at first Obama had a 10% support from Israelis. Today, President Obama has 70% approval and support.

      • Laura

        Sorry there’s just no belief coming from me when it comes to obama. He always has a motive and none of them are ever good and this one is no diff.

    • James

      Doc, President Obama, like some previous presidents, tried to treat Israel the same as we treat other Middle East nations. He just found out that Israel must be treated more favorably than other nations. Our military exercise with Israeli forces will now make it clear that Israel and the United States are essentially, now, one armed force.

  • Bill I.

    Obama will do whatever Obama deems necessary to get votes.

    • Doc Sarvis

      It is the characteristic of practically all politicians.

      • Laura

        Yea but this time it’s diff. obama is a dangerous man. He certainly is not for us nor the good of our beautiful Country he is only for himself and only he knows who else he is for.

  • 4-just_us

    This is yet another ploy to keep the military industrial complex ramped up. Our constitution is against military entanglements with other nations. America acts like a big scaredy-cat afraid of our own shadow. Iraq comes to mind. Al-qaeda comes to mind. War on terror comes to mind. Just how many troops and military bases do we need around the world? I’m not talking about main street America, I’m talking about the war mongers/profiteers. 10 years in Afghanistan and 8 years in Iraq all because of 911 and a hand full of terrorist. It’s like using a ton of TNT to kill a fly. Our war momgers are using our young idealistic brave soldiers in a specious patronizing way. I think we need to pull all our troops home to save lives and money but keep improving our military tecnology. Speak softly and carry a big stick!

    • jimmy the greek

      You got that right !

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Kiel E Hesselman

    It sounds like Obama has come to senses – at least what considers Israel. Two nations with huge differences in square miles but so alike in worldview and disposition that it’s stupid if the Obama-administration don’t regard it. – On the other hand, of course the President has the key election this year in mind.

  • Jerry

    Its great to see that our military commanders still have a great deal of influence with the Obama regime . We all know it wasn’t the. Presidents idea to have this training exersise!

  • eddie47d

    Obama has never been anti-Israel and that is a myth used for political posturing. Ron Paul is not anti-Israel either yet some say the same thing about him. Both men want Israel to thrive but for Israel to realize that there are other countries in that region also. All these other countries feed at the trough too and something has to give to secure our own security and economic stability. This has been a continuous balancing act for 60 years and for many Presidents. I’d like to see us wean ourselves off of all this aid and tell these countries they are on their own. Even when our teat is dried up they still get our military and economic aid.

  • robert

    Those that bless the Jews will be blessed by the almighty God.I hope that the USA continues it policy of supporting the Jewish people from another blood bath as was witnessed almost eighty years ago. I believe the reason we have experienced economic bliss is because of our alligence to Jewish people. People need to wake up things are much darker than most realise and they are not getting better soon. There is old phrase there are no atheists in the trenches.

    • Neil Armstrong

      What total racist rubbish, I have many tolerant reasonable Jewish friends who are disgusted by the behaviour of the “MURDEROUS” IDF & the fascists in charge of the ultra right government which has no respect for human rights especially of Palestinians.

    • jimmy the greek

      You really believe that bull ? I hear that from the crazy christians all the time . fyi the crazies are the born again type . I am Eastern Orthodox .

    • James

      Robert, Show me where the Bible says God will bless those who deny that Jesus if the Christ. John wrote (2 John 7): “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

  • Neil Armstrong

    Who needs any enemies when you have Israel for a “FRIEND” this awful Fascist regime should not be supported especially until it stops acting as ifit were the “Master RACE” they do not have the right to steal ever more land from the Palestinians & build settlements.

    • Jay

      The atrocities perpetrated on the Palestinians by the state of Israel, is nothing short of appalling! I can’t imagine God blessing such an odious, and murderous nation! Yet America turns a blind eye to Israel’s atrocities, and continues to support this villainous State! If we were truly a country that fights for human rights abroad, not, we would insist that Israel must cease, and desist her genocidal policies! How can God bless America, when America supports, and gives assistance, to such a nation as Israel?

      • American GAY DAN

        Listen up brain dead people, ISRAEL IS THE REASON AMERICA, OUR NATION IS HERE, GOD MADE AMERICA GREAT BECAUSE WE PROTECT ISRAEL, The palestinians DONT OWN ANY OF THAT LAND, NEVER HAVE, IT BELONGS TO ISRAEL, GIVEN TO HER BY ALMIGHTY GOD, THE MUSLIM PALESTINIANS ARE EVIL AND THEY WANT TO KILL ALL JEWS AND THEY WORSHIP LUCIFER AND HIS FALSE PROFIT MAHAMED, PALESTIAN MUSLIMS HATE JEWS WOMEN GAYS CHRISTIANS AMERICANS, ALL WHO DONT BOW DOWN TO LUCIFER, SATAN, WHO THEY CALL ALLAH, THAT IS ALL ISRAELS LAND PERIOD, I SPIT IN MOHAMEDS FACE, THEIR RELIGION IS FROM HELL, GOD PLEASE DESROY THE EVIL PALESTINIANS WHO ELECTED HAMAS, A TERRORIST GROUP TO LEAD THEM, PROTECT ISRAEL GOD YOUR CHOSEN PEOPLE, AND TO ALLAH (SATAN) BURN IN HELL

        • American GAY DAN

          AMEN, AND MAY GOD AND JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF ALMIGHTY GOD ,SAVIOR OF ALL, THATS ALL HUMANKIND, BLESS YOU ALL, SORRY FOR MISSPELLED WORDS ABOVE

        • jimmy the greek

          Your crazy !

  • American Gay Dan

    Palestinians own none of that land, it all belongs to Israel, given to her by ALMIGHTY GOD AND THE SAVIOR OF ALL HUMANKIND, JESUS CHRIST. MUSLIM PALESTINIANS ARE A CULT, A DANGEROUS CULT, WHO ARE EVIL AND THE THING THEY CALL ALLAH IS NOTHING MORE THAN LUCIFER THE DEVIL, THESE MUSLIMS NEED TO BE TOLD THE TRUTH MR. LIVINGSTON,PLEASE DONT CENSOR ME, GOD GIVES KNOWLEDGE TO THE LEAST AMONGST US, A GAY MAN LOVING GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

  • American Gay Dan

    Thank u

  • Jay

    One of America’s biggest, and dangerous, Christian-extrimists; John Hagee!

    It is not only because of insatiable greed for oil, or because of America’s addiction to war or because of
    Bush’s obvious mental instability that America and its allies now seem hell-bent on attacking Iran, although these factors are certainly important. Equally crucial, the current wave of fervent war-mongeringin the West directed against Iran owes to the enormous clout wielded by Western Christian fundamentalist organizations who, following the invasion and destruction of Iraq, which they had so fervently abetted, are now calling for a repeat performance, this time in Iran. These blood-thirsty votaries of the cult of unmitigated violence consider Iran to be the major challenge to American and Zionist imperialism, which they regard as enjoying divine blessing. Insisting that America and Israel should invade Iran at once, they regard this as a Christian necessity. They also believe that this would herald a global war of cosmic proportions that would, so they believe, usher in the end of the world and Jesus’ Second Coming, something that they passionately await.

    A key American Christian fundamentalist ideologue is the Texas-based televangelist John Hagee. He is no insignificant crank, although his views are, to put it mildly, wildly outlandish. He is said to be close to
    top leaders of the American Republic Party as well as Israeli intelligence officers and politicians. He is
    the pastor of The Cornerstone Church based in San Antonio, and also heads the multi-million dollar
    Global Evangelism media company that broadcasts his daily programmes on 172 television and 82 radio
    stations throughout the USA and around the world. His fervent appeals to Christian simplicity obviously are not intended to apply to himself: he is said to be one of the wealthiest men in his city, and the trust that he has named after himself, The John Hagee Rabbi Trust, includes among its various assets a ranch
    spread over almost 8000 acres.

    http://www.countercurrents.org/sikand110608.htm
    Hagee is one of the principal ideologues of what is called Christian Zionism, which is said to be the fastest growing religious cult in America today. Hagee is known for his fervent support for Israel, for he
    considers this a Biblical duty binding on Christians, and has been opposed to any peace deal that might
    cause Israel to give up back any occupied land to the Palestinians. He works closely with several American and Israeli Jewish groups, and is one of the architects of a Christian evangelical-Zionist alliance. Recently he was in the news for bringing together 400 Christian evangelical leaders, representing as many as 30 million Christians, for a ‘Summit on Israel’, which resulted in the formation of
    a new pro-Israeli lobbying group called Christians United for Israel, which intends to establish a 50-state rapid-response network that aims to reach every senator and congressman in America.

    http://www.countercurrents.org/sikand110608.htm

  • jimmy the greek

    We don’t need to be doing anything with israel ,

  • JEO

    AGD……are you distinguishing between the muslim palestinians and the Jewish Palestinians? Palestine being Judah…..the 2 tribes carried off into the Babylonian captivity(under Rehoboam) and the 10 tribes carried off to Assyria 100 yrs prior(under Jeroboam). The land is Palastine and the nation is Israel. the kingdom was divided after the death of Solomon. are you making a distinction between the 2 and recognizing that they are all the same Jewish nation and that they will be brought back into their land by God after He brings them back together. Jeremiah 3:18 ” In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.”

  • A.J. Tummillo

    Israel,belonged to the Jews,long before the Palestinians came along.I don’t understand why people can’t understand that.God, was the Title Holder and He gave the Title to the Jews.I believe most Christians understand that but most people are too ignorant to use the Bible to help them clearify the issue.There is this fear of mixing religion and politics.Try using the encyclopedia if you’re afraid of the Bible.God will speak to you from either source.

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