Multiple outlets reported last night that Trump may order up to 10,000 additional troops to the Middle East for some poorly defined reason.
Sources who spoke to ABC News say the additional forces will serve as a deterrent against Iran.
U.S. Central Command is requesting additional defensive capabilities that could lead to as many as 5,000 to 10,000 additional troops being sent to the Middle East to deter Iran, a U.S. official told ABC News.
There will be a meeting at the White House on Thursday where the Central Command request will be considered, according to two U.S. officials, who stressed that it is unclear which portions of the CENTCOM request could be approved at this White House meeting.
Sources who spoke to the Associated Press say this is not a response to threats from Iran.
The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it’s not clear if the White House would approve sending all or just some of the requested forces. Officials said the move is not in response to any new threat from Iran but is aimed at reinforcing security in the region. They said the troops would be defensive forces, and the discussions include additional Patriot missile batteries, more ships and increased efforts to monitor Iran.
Even if this is a response to threats from Iran, we know that Trump's national security adviser John Bolton is behind the movement to exaggerate if not outright fabricate those threats.
The Trump regime is chasing ghosts that were created by the Trump regime.