After several open threats by Iran, U.S. forces in the Middle East are now on high alert.
Intelligence reports have shown movement by Iran’s military as well as a possible drone strike being imminent.
Iranian Strike Possible
According to reports, there is an “imminent attack threat” against our forces in the Middle East.
U.S. officials stated, “There were indications that we needed to monitor the threats” more so than our military and intelligence communities already do.
Officials stated that they have seen movement of military equipment and forces, including missiles and drones.
While this could be to protect the equipment from another U.S. strike, recent threats from Iran have everyone leaning more towards the maneuvering for an attack.
Our forces in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Jordan are now all at heightened alerts.
Additionally, our ships in and around the Strait of Hormuz are also at heightened readiness in anticipation of an attack.
The media has been clamoring for the intelligence reports to justify the attack against Soleimani, but as of yet, those reports have not been published.
The media and Dems are already saying this is because they don’t exist, but the more likely reason is that by revealing those reports, the administration could be putting assets at risk.
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien continues to maintain that Soleimani “was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct.”
O’Brien, while not revealing any intelligence sources, stated there was “strong evidence and strong intelligence.”
When asked about the recent statements by Iranian officials, he stated, “I think the Iranians are talking about retaliating every day in the open sources and we’re monitoring it and we’re taking it very seriously.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also backed up the call for the strike by Trump, stating, “There’s been much made about this question of intelligence and imminence.
“Any time a president makes a decision of this magnitude, there are multiple pieces of information that come before us.”
It really doesn’t matter what Pompeo or anyone else says at this point, though, because Democrats want to try to make Trump seem like a man that is out of control and looking for war.
Sadly, they are echoing the same talking points as Iranian officials, which is truly something to think about when it comes time to pull the handle on election day.