Friday, 28 April 2017

Intimidating Iran

Ever since Donald Trump has been elected President of United Sates, pressure is mounting on him to re-impose sanctions on Iran. The Arab monarchs have also form a joint force to avert any perceived threat from Iran. Ironically, the Arabs have been brain washed to believe “Iran is a bigger threat as compared to Israel”. I just pulled out one of my articles, written as back as 29th April 2012 from the archives for the readers. My special thanks to Facebook for keeping this in my memories.
Over the years the United States and Israel have been trying to intimidate Iran and want it to make the first move. They want to put all the blame on Iran to convince the world, as they (Zionists) control media, that Iran was the first to strike and now they have the reasons to attack the country. Both the United States and Israel have been constantly propagating that Iran is a threat for them and for the entire world. Over the years Iran has applied restraint but it is feared that repeated provocations may end Iran’s patience.
The United States really tested Iran’s patience in 2012, before the super power entered into a deal with Iran. It was deployment of F-22, America's most sophisticated stealth jet fighters at a base in the United Arab Emirates that is less than 200 miles from Iran's mainland. However, the US Air Force adamantly denied that presence of jets was a threat to any country. These F-22 fighters were placed in hangars at UAEs' Al Dafra Air Base, just a short hop over the Persian Gulf from Iran's southern border.
Reportedly, spokesperson of US Air Force avoided confirming the exact location of the F-22s, but told these had been deployed at a base in Southwest Asia. He also clarified that the F-22s were simply taking part in a scheduled deployment and were not a threat for Iran. However, he informed that it was a very normal deployment to strengthen military relationships, promote sovereign and regional security, improve combined tactical air operations and enhance interoperability of forces.
The spokesman declined to say what the Raptors' mission was in the region this time around or how many planes had been deployed, citing operational security. However, he said because of the F-22's next-generation capabilities, any number of planes deployed in the region is a significant move.
The F-22 has been officially combat-operational since December 2005 but no plane was used in Iraq, Afghanistan or in the US-led no-fly mission over Libya, may be because the sophisticated jets simply haven't been needed yet. However, when it comes to dealing with Iran, the US and its allied take extra care to avoid any embarrassment.
Lockheed Martin's in-charge for the F-22 program had told that the plane was perfectly suitable for undertaking more sophisticated adversaries and could be used in deep penetration strike missions in well-defended combat zones inside places like North Korea or Iran.
History tells that all the US missions against Iran faced some kind of adversity and F-22 may not be an exception. The new deployment comes in the midst of the Air Forces' continuing battle with a rare but sustained oxygen problem plaguing the F-22. Since 2008, nearly two dozen pilots have reported experiencing "hypoxia-like symptoms" in mid-air. The problem got so bad that the Air Force grounded the planes fo fixing the problem but never could.
Despite the ongoing issues, the US Air Force says the F-22 is ready for war, should it be called. It says "If our nation needs a capability to enter contested air space, to deal with air forces that are trying to deny our forces the ability to maneuver without prejudice on the ground, it will be the F-22 that takes on that mission”.
Often Pakistani’s fail to understand why the Middle Eastern countries are extending support to the United States in a bid to make Iran bow down? Is the inherent dislike of Arabs for Iran is so high that they are ready to join any endeavor to wipe out the country that has withstood sanctions for more than three decades?

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