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As the United States announced an expanded military buildup in the volatile Persian Gulf region, an Iranian military leader talked of “opportunities” and targets.

The U.S. initially said it was sending a task force of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the region as well as the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. On Friday, the U.S. said that force will be augmented by the USS Arlington. A Patriot missile battery, used to shoot down incoming missiles, is also being dispatched to the region.

The Arlington will carry with it elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Force, USNI News reported.

“USS Arlington is a San Antonio-class ship that transports U.S. Marines, amphibious vehicles, conventional landing craft and rotary aircraft with the capability to support amphibious assault, special operations, or expeditionary warfare missions,” Friday’s Pentagon statement said.

The buildup was met with defiance from Iran.

“An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past but now it is a target and the threats have switched to opportunities,” said Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division, according to Iranian media, Fox News reported.

“If [the Americans] make a move, we will hit them in the head,” he said

The U.S. move has launched a barrage of anti-American rhetoric from Iran.

“Their billion[-dollar] fleet can be destroyed with one missile,” Ayatollah Tabatabai-Nejad said recently, according to Fox.

“If they attempt any move, they will … [face] dozens of missiles because at that time [government] officials won’t be in charge to act cautiously, but instead things will be in the hands of [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei],” he said.

Iranian navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said U.S. forces must leave the region.

“The presence of the Americans in the Persian Gulf region has reached its end and they must leave the region,” Khanzadi said, according to Reuters.

The seriousness of the Iranian situation was underscored Monday when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delayed a planned trip to Moscow to go to Brussels instead to discuss Persian Gulf security issues to representatives of France, Britain and Germany, CNN reported.

Pompeo has said that the U.S. is responding to a real threat against American interests in the region.

“We’ve seen this reporting,” Pompeo said, according to CNBC. “It’s real. It appears to be something that is current, that is, things we’re worried about today.”

“In the event that Iran decided to come after an American interest — whether that be in Iraq or Afghanistan or Yemen or any place in the Middle East — we are prepared to respond in an appropriate way … our aim is not war,” he said.

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran came as Saudi Arabia reported that two of its tankers were attacked in what it termed an “act of sabotage” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Although the statement by Saudi Minister for Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Falih said no oil was spilled, the ships sustained “significant damage,” The Washington Post reported.

A regional warning has been issued by the U.S. Maritime Administration, CNN reported Thursday.

“Since early May, there is an increased possibility that Iran and/or its regional proxies could take action against U.S. and partner interests, including oil production infrastructure, after recently threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz,” said the warning, which was issued last week.

“Iran or its proxies could respond by targeting commercial vessels, including oil tankers, or U.S. military vessels in the Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb Strait or the Persian Gulf.”

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Wilson

    May 14, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Nuke iran and be done with it.

  2. N

    May 14, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Keep up the great work President Trump! The best President ever! Not to mention the first lady she’s the best too! Now that America is great again, let’s keep it that way! Trump 2020!

    • JAIME.

      May 15, 2019 at 5:33 am

      YES!

  3. Michael

    May 14, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Yeah, we’re really shaking, Iran. Make a move and see what happens when you fuck with the most powerful military on Earth. Obama ain’t in office no more, douche-bags! President Trump will blow you all to Kingdom Come!

  4. Moracle

    May 14, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    They must be too used to seeing missiles being shot into Israel without serious consequences to think we will respond any differently…

  5. LST

    May 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Bring it on diaper-heads, our ships aren’t armed with bottle rockets and rubber band powered aircraft. The Crusades need to be finished, and wipe out every last raghead once and for all. The only good muslim is a dead one.

  6. JaneDoe

    May 15, 2019 at 12:15 am

    I wonder who is now advising President Trump to take aggressive action, since General Mattis left. Bolton??? The U.S. is supposed to take out Iran as per the Deep State agenda. So, in other words, were falling into a possible trap. I wonder if General Mattis would take such aggressive action.

  7. MissD

    May 15, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Nuke them !! Friggin towelhead sand nigg..s!

  8. Linda

    May 15, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Looks like Iranians need to get their affairs in order. It will happen quickly and won’t be pretty. Might be a good idea for this moron of an Iranian commander to check out a you tube video on Hiroshima…August 6, 1945. Just a suggestion.

    • fred H SMITH

      May 15, 2019 at 1:07 pm

      SEND THEM A BOAT LOAD OF BACON

  9. fred H SMITH

    May 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    LOOKS LIKE THEY THINK THEY (IRAN) ARE INVINCABLE…..,HA BIGGEST BUNGH OF BLOWHARDS YOU WILL EVER MEET,,,,YEP THE WILL SEND OUT 20,000 MMEN WITH 6 BULLETS EACH,, WONT TAKE LONG ,,,

  10. Sandy

    May 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Nuke them out of existence! They march shouting “Death to America” They launch bombs that day “Death to America”! Are they a threat to America? I would say all the signs point that way!
    Obama kowtowed and sent them $$$$
    It’s over! Full speed ahead!

  11. Dale Michael Williams

    May 15, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    The pu-sy Iranians fought another p-ssy called Hussein. These two pu-sies fought each other from 8 – 10 years killing millions on each side. Then comes along someone with balls. That set of balls was called America. We did in less than ten weeks what the Iranians could not do in 8 – 10 years, and they claim they are going to hit us on the head? I have to ask what head, and, are they going to use their lips or what?! — Don’t ask for a spanking that will change your history stupid jackass Iran. Afghanistan and Iraq did that, and look what toilet they found themselves in?! By the way, remember the Russians tried for 8 years to get the Taliban out and failed. We did in 8 -9 weeks what they failed to do in 8 years. So much for cheap talk on Russias’ part. As for our forces after the short few week periods staying in those countries, you have to assist those who are too pathetic and spineless to fight like they have courage and bravery. If not for that, we’d be out of there years and years ago, in both countries. I personally tho, have to question why we sacrifice Lions for cowardly Lambs?!?!

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