Donald Trump gave the military the one order that left Iran quaking in fear
Iran has been escalating tensions in the Middle East for weeks.
The latest provocation was attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
And Donald Trump just gave the military the one order that left Iran quaking in fear.
Donald Trump withdrew America from Barack Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear deal.
Obama lifted rippling economic sanctions on Iran and handed them over $100 million in taxpayer money in exchange for Iran developing a nuclear weapon ten years from now.
President Trump reinstated the sanctions and Iran is feeling the pain.
In response, the Iranian government began organizing attacks on oil tankers to demonstrate their ability to inflict pain upon the West to force the United States to re-enter the nuclear deal.
But President Trump showed he was not messing around by ordering an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East as a deterrent.
The Pentagon announced Monday that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized sending anothe 1,000 troops to the Middle East, following alleged attacks by Iran on foreign vessels in the Gulf of Oman.
Shanahan said in the statement:
In response to a request from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East.
Just over two weeks ago, the Pentagon authorized sending 1,500 troops to the Middle East, also in response to a request from McKenzie, over alleged increased threats from Iran. Those troops consisted of a Patriot battalion to defend against missile threats, drone aircraft, an engineer element, and a fighter aircraft squadron. This was on top of sending the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber squadron to the region.
This conflict is a mess of Barack Obama’s making.
Obama emboldened Iran with his appeasement policy, and the rogue Iranian government is not used to an American president standing up to their reign of terror.