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America's F-22 Stealth Fighters in the Middle East
Until very recently, few knew the whereabouts of America's most sophisticated fighter jet, able to evade all radar, the F-22. As of April 22nd, the USAF 302nd F-22 squadron deployed secretly to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The squadron flew from its home base in Alaska.
The question is why? Is Obama stirring the war pot by conducting exercises with others, including its 104th F-15 wing that had deployed well over a month ago. This would send Iran a strong signal that while Obama wants peace, he is ready for war. The use of the F-22's would be their first combat, their mission will be to destroy the Iranian air force and air defense batteries allowing US and Israeli bombers to go into action against Iran’s nuclear sites. Don't forget, the USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Enterprise aircraft carriers are already on station and third is being sent. That is simply massive amounts of aircraft, well over 100 American combat aircraft alone. We are not even talking about Israel's, or other Arab countries that might be used. Other likely countries in on an attack might possibly be Britain, France, German, Holland or Italy.
Time for any such attack is now months, the next meeting is late May, and if things end up as they did from the first meeting-meaning- nothing was achieved but to agree to agree to have another meeting, any attack could be launched quickly. Remember, the worse of all sanctions on Iran will occur in July. Yet, most feel, even these will not persuade the Iranians to back off. Thus, the inevitable seems to be approaching. Analysts feel that while Iran would suffer greatly their quest for a dirty bomb would continue shortly after and any response would be contained.
Iran responded to the F-22 deployment as provoking. Well, yeah!