US forces withdraw from NATO March drill in Norway due to Mid-East tension

The 3,000 US troops assigned to NATO’s biannual “Cold Response” March exercise in Norway will not take part due to “enhanced American engagement in the Middle East.” The force, mainly Marines, are to be relocated to the troubled region amid tense relations with Iran. The Pentagon notified this change of plan to the Norwegian Armed Forces HQ on Thursday, Jan. 16.

NATO has held the Cold Response drill every other year since 2006 in the southern part of Troms and Finnnmark region some hundreds of kilometers from the Russian border. It is designed for joint multinational operations in an environment of high-intensity battle amid challenging winter conditions. It also has a high focus on the landing of marine forces with landing ships and helicopters to attack enemy positions.

The conditions the US troops will encounter on their Middle East mission are just the reverse, the arid deserts of Iraq and Syria, calling for a Hot Response.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that US planners, by withdrawing from the NATO exercise scheduled for March, are clearly preparing for a drawn-out engagement with Iran and its allied Iraqi militias, which are bent on extended revenge for the assassinations by the US of leading general Qassem Soleimani and senior Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Most of the forthcoming clashes are expected by intelligence sources to be concentrated in Iraq, with local militias staging guerrilla operations against US forces and bases.

The stream of military equipment and weaponry from Iran to Iraq has accelerated in the last few days. Tons of IED roadside bombs are included in the consignments.

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42 thoughts on “US forces withdraw from NATO March drill in Norway due to Mid-East tension

  • Jan 16, 2020 @ 19:21 at 19:21
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    Our ayatolla is planning ahead, once googled “Nobel prize for black boxes” twice that day.

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    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 5:39 at 5:39
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      Why Drill When American’s Finest Can Defend & Help Protesters Overthrow Bullies, Thieves & Murders In The Name of Shiia Servant Sins Against Allah?

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  • Jan 16, 2020 @ 19:38 at 19:38
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    Giving the situation, these tactics are the most adequate for US NATO troops:
    1. Give Iran the cold shoulder followed by a hot response, or
    2. Give Iran the hot response followed by a cold shoulder

    Pentagon, you have no clear exit out of out of this dilemma!

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  • Jan 16, 2020 @ 19:58 at 19:58
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    The only thing accurate in this ‘news’ is that Trump is not going to send 3000 marines to Norway. That is all.

    The rest is propaganda by the jewish. The bit abut tons of iranian IED’s is hilarious.

    No doubt this ‘news’ came from the Senior Debka Sources which are super exclusive by he way.

    Anyways; SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!

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    • Jan 16, 2020 @ 21:13 at 21:13
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      This is an Israeli-American alliance@aladin. Tactics+mighty firepower alliance, including socio economic wafare.

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  • Jan 16, 2020 @ 21:27 at 21:27
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    I have to wonder if Iran is just a ploy and the real target here is Turkey. With Erdogan becoming more aggressive any vacuum that would be created by Iran been removed from the equation is going to be filled immediately Turkey. Thats not going to be helpful for the Greater Israel Project. So the containing of Iran and using it as a ploy for getting Turkey into a trap to allow the Jewboy NAZI State to expand would be far more sensible. The last thing Israel wants is for Turkey to expand into the areas that Israel is also wanting to capture. So step 1 is going to be to get Turkey to overextend and leave Nato. Once done getting Turkey to become involved in a war with Russia or Iran would be close to ideal.

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    • Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:03 at 12:03
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      Turkey has gone to The Dark Side – Islamofascist.

      Turkey is No Longer welcome in NATO since Islamist, genocidal Turkey (Armenian Genocide by Turks) sides with Fascist Iran.

      Kick Islamist Turkey OUT and welcome Israel IN.

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    • Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:03 at 13:03
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      tommy the turk:how about yout throat being slit?

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    • Jan 18, 2020 @ 5:34 at 5:34
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      hey debka, how about blocking this moron?

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  • Jan 16, 2020 @ 23:15 at 23:15
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    Turks descended out of the Mongolian Steppes over two thousand years ago. Their evil wreaked on humanity is a footnote in ancient world history, but not modern history. Before there was a Turkey, God’s Prophets told us that the eastern part of the territory which Turkey conquered is destined to be part of Greater Israel. The world will ultimately thank the Jews !!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 0:20 at 0:20
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    Trump pulled his boys because he loves Putin. You idiots. That nato exercise is directly aimed against Russia. Trumps owes too many favors to the Czar. One given back right here. Why would jews think this was about them and iran? Laughable!!!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 0:25 at 0:25
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    Iraq has the most advanced copper mining industry out of spent cartridges.
    Also, to note a huge production of flip-flops out of retired car tires, an aggressive concurrence for Adidas.
    In rest, Iraq has also some oil revenues.

    Will Sadr risk to sink all these?

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 0:29 at 0:29
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    Maybe we are all stupid and simply Jews are helping their rich buddy Trumps create a good excuse to snub NATO? Trump’s criticism of NATO is well documented. Favor towards Russia. Show of force towards the conflicted Europeans (NATO) and a good old diversion game with best friends Jews. All adds up. Three chickens with one stone! Not bad!!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 3:01 at 3:01
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    A looming March 21st Date Certain for ICC investigation of Israel and two surprise existential votes have Netanyahu both furious and terrified in addition to being double whammied

    The first is the the Knesset House Committee vote to green light prosecution of Netanyahu before the March 2 elections Surprise! Snap!

    The second existential surprise is the American Senate vote to stop his ‘Netanyahu-Neocon war on Iran’
    Surprise! Snap!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 9:37 at 9:37
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    Skipping a drill for the real work??Remember the battles of Fallajuh.

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    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 5:46 at 5:46
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      Why Not a Hat Trick Baghdadi, Soleimani, & Nasrrallah? Hizballah Would Run Into Caves If That Happen!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:32 at 13:32
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    The sanctions have been working and finally hurting. Iran will implode. Mullah regime coming to an end.

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:57 at 13:57
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    iran territory good
    populated bad

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    • Jan 17, 2020 @ 15:54 at 15:54
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      A A BE BE BE BE AA AA BE BE GO HOME YOU CHINESE SHARMOUTA! YOU ARE NEXT AFTER WE ARE DONE WITH IRNIAN SHARMOUTAS!!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 14:37 at 14:37
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    The U.S. should not spend any percentage more than the average NATO, member. Let Europe defend itself or surrender to the Muslims. We saved them twice.

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    • Jan 17, 2020 @ 15:19 at 15:19
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      Why is it ok for US tax payers to send BILLIONS to Israel every year? It feels like we’re a Israeli colony here!!

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      • Jan 17, 2020 @ 15:40 at 15:40
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        IT IS OK AND IT IS YOUR JOB TO SENT BILLIONS AND TRILLIONS TO YOUR MASTERS AND HANDLER BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST A SHARMOUTA THAT WE CREATED TO SERVE US. FOOL.

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      • Jan 17, 2020 @ 20:10 at 20:10
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        Why is it OK for the ENTIRE WORLD to send T-R-I-L-L-I-O-N-S to OPEC every year for OVER PRICED $100 per barrel oil?

        It feels like we’re Infidels paying Jissya.

        Just TAKE the Oil of the middle east and sell it for $10 (one tenth the price) per barrel to the entire world.

        CHEAP OIL is good for the entire world – but BAD for Russia, Fascist Iran, Iraq, Mal-Asia, IndoKneesia.

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    • Jan 17, 2020 @ 15:43 at 15:43
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      Couldn’t agree more. There are more pressing needs like fighting Iran and helping Israel!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 15:38 at 15:38
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    GOOD EVENING MY SHARMOUTAS. WHO WANTS TO GET HUMPACKED ? AND STINKY TOO.

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:52 at 16:52
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    STFU STINKY SHARMOUTA AND SMALLY SHARMOUTA

    I AM THE CHOSEN ONE!!!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 17:34 at 17:34
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    Insignificant amierikn army.#nausea.

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    • Jan 17, 2020 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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      STFU SHARMOUTHA MOTHA STINKY MOTHA MAZAFAKA SHARMOUTA

      I AM THE CHOSEN ONE !!!!

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 18:45 at 18:45
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    We have a Date Certain for the ICC announcement of its investigation into Israel and its March 21st

    In an unexpected twist, the ICC is on a tight budget and plans to use Annie Leibovitz’ mugshot of Netanyahu for Interpol

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  • Jan 17, 2020 @ 19:49 at 19:49
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    Needless to do the exercise without the US, 75% of the operational capacity would be missing.

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  • Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:35 at 18:35
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    Supply line interdiction is missing tactic. We know many Israeli/US troops will meet up with IED ordnance if supply lines are untouched. Hitting Iranian munitions flow is on a par with hitting Solemeini…

    Mining Haiphong harbor was crucial missing element in a similar war of attrition bleeding American troops.

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  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 8:11 at 8:11
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    Ok, Soleimani was a success.
    But there is no reason to only admire it for weeks doing nothing else.
    Why stop now?

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    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 5:43 at 5:43
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      @Yasmine… I Agree, “Servants for Shiia Yes Men” in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, & Iran need to be Targeted, Hunted, & Funeralized Mineralized with Worms & Manure Soil for Eternity! YasMan!

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