0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
1,460 $
12 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER

US Pulling Some Of Its Air Defense Systems Out Of Middle East: WSJ

Support SouthFront

US Pulling Some Of Its Air Defense Systems Out Of Middle East: WSJ

Capt. Issac Gipson of Biloxi, Mississippi, stands in front of a Patriot missile battery of the 5th Bat. 52nd Regiment of Air Defense Artillery at Camp New Jersey in the Kuwaiti desert, March 17, 2003. (AP/Jean-Marc Bouju)

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered the military to pull out four Patriot air defense systems from from Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain in the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported on September 26, citing several senior military officials.

According to the WSJ, the US Central Command has refused to comment on the matter. However, the media outlet speculated that the decision is aimed at boosting the US effort to counter more global “threats” such as China and Russia.

Some media outlets and “experts” even claimed that this means that Washington is going to contribute less attention to the situation in the Middle East. Nonetheless, this is highly unlikely.

A conflict with Iran and support to Israel are important points of the foreign policy of the current US administration. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated this officially. Furthermore, his administration has made a number of steps in this direction. In light of the recent developments over Syria, including the IL-20 incident and a Russian decision to supply an S-300 system to the Syrian military, the US support to Israel will grow further.

Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad already stated that now with S-300 systems in the hands of the country’s military, Israel would “have to recalculate and reconsider before attacking again”.

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
39 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gregory Casey

Is Mattis going rogue?

You can call me Al

Is he from the US ?.

Carlos Correia

never trust an American

Zionism = EVIL

When the US dumped the dying Shah of Iran and even refused him a visa for treatment and then die in Egypt, even the senile old Jew Kissinger said that “friendship with US is a kiss of death”.

Vince Dhimos

If the US promised this will happen, that can only mean one thing: they promised.

That Guy

Weird….

You can call me Al

Maybe lining them up around Iran or Russia, even China for the inevitable ?.

Jesus

Time to recycle Patriot junk and sell it to the Poles.

Turbofan

hahahahaha..so true

BL

Or the Saudis, they love those overpriced boomerang missiles.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/patriotdestruct3.jpg

Jesus

Saudis got smart, they want Russian S400.

Zionism = EVIL

and Pakistanis to operate them :)

Sinbad2

No way will Russia sell to the Saudis.
Apart from the fact that they would give the S400 to the US or Israel, the Saudis controlled the terrorists in Chechnya.
These are the people that held children at the Beslan school hostage and killed many. Prince Bandar Bush, also threatened Putin to his face. He told Putin he would stage terror attacks at the Sochi games, if Russia failed to let Saudi Arabia have Syria.
Bandar Bush was rumoured to have been injured in an attack, and hasn’t been seen in public since. But he probably still hangs out with the Bush family.

Russia has a long memory, when the time comes, the Saudi royalty will be made to suffer for their grotesque crimes.

Sinbad2

The Saudis are cactus, all their money is in the US, and the US won’t let them have it, but the US will let them exchange their savings for weapons.

Zionism = EVIL

Ooops, a lot of puppet Wahhabi Arab regimes will need industrial sized diapers if their mercan sugar daddies took the dud patriots with them :)

Turbofan

Hmmm..How is the MIC making money off this..

Shahna

Selling the same item twice?

Sinbad2

The US cannot afford to rearm, they have been using munitions stored in other regions to support their war in Yemen.

Syria insider

Just give them to the saa…..

Concrete Mike

Saa dont want backdoor american junk.

Syria insider

How tall are you?

Concrete Mike

Too tall to fly f35;)))

Shahna

Trump jus’ told the Gulf countries they have to contribute more to defense at his UNSC on Iran chinwag – perhaps this is …. encouragement.

Sinbad2

The US is holding out the begging cup everywhere, they are broke.

Jens Holm

Your brain must be broke. It seemes like You only know Muhammed Economics.
You are not even allowed or able to read about it.

Smaug

There have been complaints that the air defenses over Europe are inadequate, that would be my first guess assuming the report is accurate.

Sinbad2

Well the Europeans don’t really do military stuff, they pay the Americans to do that, and the American stuff is second rate.

Jens Holm

As long they are better then the things the e´nemies has, they are fine.

I an onlty aware of, that Europeans are very low in defence and by that has taking the socalled “peace dividend” after the USSR self detonation. Some countries by that and fx Russians deploying missiles in Kalingrad are raising a little.

Some might remember most things are a faster replacement for fx F16s.

But I also know from north that swedes and danes has ordered Scudd missiles. Denmark has ordered for 4 korvettes as wel as many smaller missiles. Danes also replace old armed infatery vehicles with new ones.
……………………………………

We also help to arm the 3 baltics. They are very poor, so we send what we can incl. symbolic troops and training units.

Richard

There’s no mention of withdrawing anything from Israel. Probably all this stuff will just be given to Israel.

Jens Holm

I just have been reading that USA now have deployed 6 or 7 raptors in Jordan on 2 micro bases.

Sinbad2

Got a link?

Jens Holm

No, they are at the Al Salt microbase landing trip west of Amman. One should be very close to the Iraqian border to permanent protect Al Tanf.

Marko

Customers of the US wanting refunds again.

This is so embarrassing.

Sinbad2
Aen RaBeon

Relocated into israel.

jj from aussie

It’s a well known fact that the patriot anti aircraft missle system can be used for offensive measures by placing tomahawk cruise missiles in the launchers. Putin revealed this fact in a media interview.
Israel would be the destination, as they now cannot attack Syria without losing aircraft. So guess what the Israelis will now attempt to do?
They are so predictable, because they never let up and will only stop when they are decimated or badly bruised.

Sinbad2

No no no.
It’s the THAAD system that Putin said can switch missiles, to nukes.

Sinbad2

The US is selling Patriot batteries to Poland, do you really think the US would give nukes to Poland?
The US is deploying THAAD in Poland, and it doesn’t sell THAAD to other countries.

You believe Newscorp, and Newscorp specializes in news for idiots.
I believe Putin, I saw him say it.

39
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x