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Israel Delaying Gaza Invasion So U.S. Can Deliver Missile Defenses to Protect U.S. Troops

Israel Delaying Gaza Invasion So U.S. Can Deliver Missile Defenses to Protect U.S. Troops

At least 13 attacks have happened at American bases in the region.

Israel will delay the Gaza ground invasion until the U.S. delivers air-defense systems to protect U.S. troops.

The regional U.S. bases have come under fire. From The Wall Street Journal:

The Pentagon is scrambling to deploy nearly a dozen air-defense systems to the region, including for U.S. troops serving in Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to protect them from missiles and rockets. U.S. officials have so far persuaded the Israelis to hold off until those pieces can be placed, as early as later this week.

Israel is also taking into account in its planning the effort to supply humanitarian aid to civilians inside Gaza, as well as diplomatic efforts to free more of the hostages held by Hamas, officials said.

But the threats to the U.S. troops are of a paramount concern, U.S. officials said. U.S. military and other officials believe that American forces will be targeted by various militant groups once the incursion begins.

So far in Iraq and Syria, there have been at least 13 such attacks, using drones and missiles, which have resulted in the death of one American contractor and the destruction of an American drone, U.S. officials said. At least two dozen troops were injured in Syria and another 10 in Iraq, defense officials said, nearly all of them minor.


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Shouldn’t they have already been protecting these bases?

    Nathan Shiba in reply to geronl. | October 25, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    It certainly makes you wonder if this is a feint, or if our troops really were/are exposed.

    TargaGTS in reply to geronl. | October 25, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    They were…are. In fact, those Patriot batteries have already been busy. But, those batteries are not inexhaustible. They’re likely surging replacement missiles in advance of an anticipated increase in attacks.

Biden said, “Don’t.”

And so after more than a dozen attacks on American troops over the last week that has left more than 20 soldiers injured, the Muslims said to Biden, “Don’t what?”

    Ironclaw in reply to Peabody. | October 25, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    You didn’t really expect them to listen to what that weak, feeble, feckless, retarded old pedophile says did you?

Saudi Arabia reportedly shot down an Iranian missile…

    walls in reply to geronl. | October 25, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    If you believe this at face value, i have a bridge to sell you cheap!

      Ironclaw in reply to walls. | October 25, 2023 at 2:29 pm

      It’s a classic case of who do you believe, this liar or that one?

      TargaGTS in reply to walls. | October 25, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      Look at a map. There is no way the Saudis are going to allow the Houthis – a terrorist organization they’ve been in a kinetic war with for more than a decade – to fire cruise missiles over their airspace unimpeded, even if those missiles are potentially headed towards Israel.

It seems to me that if our bases are under attack that in addition to defense we should be doing retaliatory strikes. They can track where the things came from, annihilate that place. If you happen to hit something sensitive, their fault not ours.

It’s a mistake

The check is in the mail.

retiredcantbefired | October 25, 2023 at 4:23 pm

This excuse will soon be replaced by another.

Our rulers don’t want the Israelis to invade Gaza.

On the one hand, the US is Israeli’s ally. On the other hand, the US is Israel’s ally.