Tuesday, May 14, 2019

B-52 Bombers, F-15 Fighters Fly First Deterrence Sorties Pointed at Iran

Here's the latest on the Bully Administration.

 The Air Force began flying deterrence missions in the Middle East Saturday, aimed at what the Pentagon has called threats from Iran, reports the Air Force Times.

B-52H Stratofortress bombers from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, touched down at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Thursday, according to Air Force Central Command.

Air Force F-15C Eagles also flew deterrence missions on Saturday.

The F-15Cs deployed to an undisclosed location in the Middle East on Wednesday. F-35A Lightning IIs are also in theater.

“We will not discuss mission specifics," said Air Force Maj. Holly Brauer, an AFCENT spokesperson. "They have begun flying deterrence missions in the region, including over the Arabian Gulf.”

From the Bully-in-Chief:

Here's something Trump needs to think about long and hard before he decides to start a war with Iran.

Via Capitol Comments:

Iran is almost 4 times the size of Iraq & has twice as many total people. Iran has over 5 times as many military personnel as Iraq. Iran has the world’s 4th largest navy (US is 3rd, Iraq 44th). Iran 18th tank strength, Iraq is 53rd (US is 3rd).


1 comment:

  1. "Deterrence missions"? What, exactly, are they deterring: peaceful coexistence?