The US deployed two B-52 bombers to the Middle East on Thursday that were escorted through Israeli airspace by Israeli F-35 fighter jets in the latest show of force aimed at Iran.
According to The Times of Israel, the bombers were on their way back from the Persian Gulf when they met with the Israeli jets. “The flight took place as part of the increasing cooperation with the US military,” the Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement.
US Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees US military operations in the Middle East, said in a press release that it conducted a “Bomber Task Force mission” in the region with two B-52s. It said the bombers came from the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisianna and integrated with “13 partner nation air forces” while on the mission.
US bomber flights in the region are common when tensions are high between Washington and Tehran. This provocation comes as negotiations between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal have been stalled for months, and the Biden administration has been increasing sanctions on the Islamic Republic and voicing support for Iranian protesters.
The US admitted in its new Nuclear Posture Review that Iran is not trying to build a nuclear weapon, but that hasn’t stopped the threats. Robert Malley, President Biden’s special envoy for Iran, recently said the US would use a “military option” as a “last resort” to stop Tehran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.
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Big deal. Maybe they did a fly over a soccer game.
And the response if Iran had the capability to do the same? I’d imagine it would be a different response than “big deal” from both Israel and the US. And probably you.
I’d like to see the Middle East free of any and all nuclear weapons. Hands clapping! But, Israel is not going to give up its NUKES. Israel will remain a nuclear country, they just don’t want anyone else to be a nuclear country. Perhaps if Israel would declare itself “nuclear free” and give up its nukes, there would be incentive for others to do the same. I can see Noble Peace Prizes being awarded to a NUCLEAR FREE MIDDLE EAST! Oh but wait…. Israel?…Israel?… Israel?………………………………………………
I would like to see the Israel give up its nuclear bombs also. If there was a way the survival of Israel could be guarantee than they would not need the weapons. I have no idea on how to do that.
oh israel does indeed need nuclear weapons. what else would they have to sell to other countries?
Israel has never signed the NPT. Iran has.
And yet Israel having them doesn’t help the region. If anything, Iran shows they at least will make an effort to be nuclear free.
ans: South Africa. Israel can remain a cultural/ethnic entity, a gilded ghetto, if you will, as per its custom throughout the world since the beginning, if they would first do justice to the massively aggrieved Palestinians: Truth Commission, Trials & Punishments, Right of Return and Restoration, and Reparations; not so dissimilar from the impositions on Europe & the US after WW II continuing to this day and promising to go on in perpetuity.
Yes,have them commit mass suicide. Ain’t gonna happen,any more than the Jews from Egypt,Yemen,andIraq getting their homes back.
Always an excuse for a Western government’s actions with you.
Iran can’t have any nukes despites being constantly threatened.
Neighborhood bully Israel because “survival” that the brown people are not allowed to have.
FYI, the majority of Israelis are brown.
Donna, not if ByeDone and his Merry Band of Assholes have anything to say about it.
And anyone else who sat/sits in that office before or after Biden.
Israel will lash out at the world for the next thousand years.
If that is the price of survival,it may be unfortunate,but worth it.It is due to the gentile world’s hate,nothing less.
Ukraine gave up its nukes and first rate bombers-look what happened.
So, then what is the problem? As long as Israel has nukes, you’re implying they’re safe from what happened to Ukraine. And yet they, and you, won’t be happy until Iran is a failed state.
I will be happy when Iran is a successful ,wealthy state,peaceful, and free.Where the environment is protected,people are prosperous, and there is no secret police or terrorist armies.
You can say that about every country on planet earth. But how is Iran going to possibly get there if Israel keeps pushing for war? They had a moderate government, relatively speaking, which neither the US nor Israel tried to approach in a manner other than belligerence. Moron Trump drops out of the JCPOA as a gift to Israel and lo and behold we have another hardliner in charge in Iran. So, how can I look at it any other way than Israel wanting a failed state or nothing?
Iran is quite peaceful. Israel on the other hand bombs the Palestinians every so often.
**Israel on the other hand bombs the Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese every chance they get. **
So far, at least 328 dead protestors, many more injured and 15,000 arrested. Since 2010, the regime has executed 6876 people including 185 women and 67 youths. There’s your “quite peaceful”
Really? In what planet? It owns Hezbollah with 100,000 missiles in Lebanon.It beats people t death for an uncovered bit of hair,denies freedom to the Kurdsponsors ethnophobic cartoons,speaks of burning another nation,and has its troops marching around a mock up of the dome of the rock
You mean the US overthrew Ukrainians government in 2014?
All because the elected president accepted a better deal from Russia. Also, there are resources we would like to get our hands on.
So the threats against Iran are because Iran ISN’T building a nuclear weapon???
So it would seem.
Also because they sold a few drones to Putin, how dare they do such a thing, they must be punished for that.
The US,Israel and the Saudis seem to.have a monopoly on aggressiveness and war making at this time I don’t think war is in the Torah.
War is definitely in the Torah.
Israel is on welfare, it’s jets are paid for by US taxpayers.
Yes. Quite a heavily armed welfare state. With nukes.
I think the US pays for about 25% of Israel defense budget. And yes nearly 80 % of the USA aid is spent back in the US. These are the “top of my head” type numbers, so if someone has better numbers, please post them.
Sent back to the US to buy weaponry. The taxpayers footing the bill don’t get reimbursed.
The US bribes the Arab dictators to maintain the populations for Israel and provides a veto at the UN. Also pretty favorable trade deals.
Oh, joy. Amerikkka has never met a war (perceived or otherwise) that they weren’t eager to jump into. Especially when the nonexistent “threat” involves IsraHell.
These performances would not be happening if Iran actually had nuclear weapons at hand. Both IsraHell and the United Snakes are too chickenshit to actually declare was on a nuclear-equipped nation.
Iran: all the more reason to work on nuclear deterrence.
Especially when the adversary is much weaker than us. We picked a fight with Russia, and rather than put our soldiers in harms we, we put Ukraine soldiers in that position.
I can not believe that you are rooting for Iran to build nuclear weapons. If Iran proceeds to start building nuclear weapons, right or wrongly, there will be a war in the Middle East. And that is not good for anyone.
What we’ve seen over the last few decades is that countries that actually build nukes (e.g. North Korea) don’t get attacked, while regimes that agree to give up on building nukes (e.g. Iraq and Libya) do get attacked.
Well said, Thomas!
Oh . And there have never been any wars in the Middle East? 😂
“there will be a war in the middle east”
oh there has not been a continuous war there since Bush Sr was POTUS?
This is really, really f*cked. Are we suggesting a three front war?
Throw in North Korea, make it a four front war and the weapons industry can give a larger discount to the war machine.
“US Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees US military operations in the Middle East”
The gift that keeps on giving.
I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!
All the way through Israeli airspace, huh? That will have been a short escort flight for those fighter jocks. Plenty of time to shower, get into civvies and relax with drinks and dinner at the officers’ club.
Stupid warmongering assholes.
Lol…! Showing of the force while flying away from Iran…! It’s opposite…Should it be showing of the weakness…?!
LOL the US bombers flew around and then were escorted over israel by israeli AF because they were vulnerable.
Vulnerable to what over Israel?
I think his comment was sarcastic in nature.
maybe the iron dome defense system paid for by american tax dollars
All the the Biden gang knows how to do is play war. There is no coherent policy about any one of all all our social problems, nothing, not from the Democrats and not from the Republicans. They silenced even the little voices from the few progressives, but a Manchin would never be ignored, that says it all.
Israel to give up it’s nukes is about the same idea as the law abiding American gun owner to give up their guns and so will the criminals as well..,…a pure fairytale for children and Democrats.
You’re right; Israel isn’t going to give up nukes and there’s nothing we can do about that. We’ll just have to settle for hoping that someone provides nukes to the Palestinians. 😎
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