A dozen US F-22A stealth jets land in Qatar, boosting strength facing Iran

Up to 12 US F-22A Raptor stealth jets have touched down at the US Air Base Al Udeid in Qatar. They further bolster US air strength in the Gulf for confronting potential hostile actions by Iran, said a US military official on Saturday. He added: “More tactical assets are being moved to the Gulf area in the coming days.” DEBKAfile last week reported the arrival of the USS Boxer helicopter carrier with  2,200 Marines opposite the Iranian shore.

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23 thoughts on “A dozen US F-22A stealth jets land in Qatar, boosting strength facing Iran

  • Jun 29, 2019 @ 12:14 at 12:14
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    “…boosting strength facing Iran…”?? There is and has been enough hardware there already to wipe out a few countries many times over and the Iranians know it, why send more? The usual yank over reaction. Better way would’ve been to find out why a 130 million dollar piece of junk is being produced by the yanks that can’t get away fast enough when attacked by a 7th century missile!

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    • Jun 29, 2019 @ 14:22 at 14:22
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      Right, and since when were you the head of the US military who is charged with ensuring that should there be war, that the outcome is an overwhelming win? Are you one of those that believes that wars should be “proportionate”?

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    • Jun 29, 2019 @ 14:25 at 14:25
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      Just how many stars on your collar big boi?

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    • Jun 29, 2019 @ 15:42 at 15:42
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      David, the idea is to NOT have “just enough”, but to have overwhelming capability when the balloon goes up. It would be grossly irresponsible to our young service men and women put into harms way to get into a slugging match against evenly match forces. I realize you don’t care about their lives, but we do.

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      • Jun 29, 2019 @ 23:27 at 23:27
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        I AGREE 4 to 1 is ideal the davids are armchair soldiers who never even been in a fist fight US ARMY 24 YEARS ACTIVE DUTY RETIRED AMERICAN JEW

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    • Jun 29, 2019 @ 18:29 at 18:29
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      Another arm-chair general who thinks he’s smarter than the US Generals.

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      • Jun 29, 2019 @ 20:09 at 20:09
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        Destroying entire cities with civilians by bombing (conventional or nuclear) is no longer acceptable unless you’re Russian, Chinese, Iranian, North Korean.

        Western politics will not tolerate that.

        Decapitating enemy leadership with precision strikes, and bombing nuclear weapons manufacturing with bunched busters is acceptable.

        However, if you were a Middle East country with a nuclear weapon, and wanted to use it against the “great satan” of the west, you wouldn’t want it to be seen as unjustified by the world…

        Experts believe Iran may have acquired nuclear capability as far back as 2015. Possibly, they could have purchased a loose Russian Cold War weapon long ago.

        They may just want justification for using a nuclear weapon against the US.

        Trump made the right call in wanting a proportionate response. Need to play the long game here and have some global consensus before flattening the IRGC.

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    • Jun 29, 2019 @ 21:53 at 21:53
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      Why do so many drones fly slowly? Dosen’t that make them relatively easy targets?

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    • Jun 30, 2019 @ 2:40 at 2:40
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      Re: David

      I hear ya brother. How many times has the arm chair folk criticized the US hardware, only to be proven in time over and over again, idiots… When you push the latest tech, you are bound to have problems. The 130 million as you say, doesn’t have to get away from anything. If something get close to it, it’s because it allowed it… For every negative story you can find, I can find half a dozen pro… You need to work on your 7th century missile, whatever that may be…

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  • Jun 29, 2019 @ 15:52 at 15:52
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    F-22’s are the extension of this conversation: ““I’m not looking for war, and if there is, it’ll be obliteration like you’ve never seen before. But I’m not looking to do that. But you can’t have a nuclear weapon. You want to talk? Good. ……………….. ”

    Tehran will experience the 21st century version of the city of Dresden, Germany, . . . in WW2.

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    • Jun 29, 2019 @ 16:04 at 16:04
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      To Dwight55: Amen !

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    • Jun 29, 2019 @ 19:02 at 19:02
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      What a big talker! Maybe Iran will surrender after a couple mean tweets!

      I’m sure the people of Chicago will love fighting a world war for because a corrupt dictator is scared.

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      • Jun 30, 2019 @ 2:44 at 2:44
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        Re: Ahmadinejad Lives

        Corrupt dictator? Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is rumored to be worth over 100 billion! Over half of Iran is below poverty, and you talk about dictator! You may want to adjust them knee pads, they are cutting off your circulation to your brain…

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      • Jun 30, 2019 @ 18:09 at 18:09
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        The lives of the residents of chitcago already resembles a world war….

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  • Jun 29, 2019 @ 18:59 at 18:59
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    Target practice in the event that the US subordinates itself and its military to the needs of a corrupt fascist dictator.

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    • Jun 30, 2019 @ 0:27 at 0:27
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      You are such a twit! Iran won’t even dare point its radar at an F22. The moment it succeeds in even seeing the stealth fighter, the pilot will lock onto the radar and…poof to the radar!

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  • Jun 29, 2019 @ 23:29 at 23:29
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    Let’s wait and see whether F-22 would intrude Iranian airspace and what Iranian response would be.

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    • Jun 30, 2019 @ 0:24 at 0:24
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      They probably have already. Israeli F35s have, too. There won’t be a response because the Iranians won’t even know it.

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  • Jun 30, 2019 @ 2:09 at 2:09
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    Have a bad feeling that even with all of the USN operational on-board defense resources, the US might still lose a carrier and its complement, with any survivors being taken hostage if not rescued by the US navy, first.
    Talk about a possible nightmare.

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  • Jun 30, 2019 @ 2:25 at 2:25
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    JAC0B B0AUER { ALiUS-R0THSCHiLD ! } HE 0WNS ALL THE BANKS IN THE W0RLD AND PAYS T0 – HAVE THESE 12 0r M0RE F-22 STEALTH FiGHTER JETS DELiVERED T0 QATAR ! HE IS GERMAN ! HE IS A ZiLLi0NARiE !! HiS NiCKNAME IS [ R0TTENSCHiLD ! ] HAVE A NiCE LiFE ? ? ?

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  • Jun 30, 2019 @ 4:51 at 4:51
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    bob – a complete, utter idiot !

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  • Jun 30, 2019 @ 6:03 at 6:03
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    Bob- you got to run for president with your wisdom

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  • Jul 2, 2019 @ 22:05 at 22:05
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    The Irish have hundreds of turf powered shilalies in orbit to monitor all inbred lepracons with high tech zap thingies so just watch it

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