Missing the big picture at Al-Asad air base

Be worried.

Not the middle of nowhere, but you can get there from here. Part of Al-Asad air base in 2008. (Image via JohnsonMatel.com)
Not the middle of nowhere, but you can get there from here. Part of Al-Asad air base in 2008. (Image via JohnsonMatel.com)

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Gaza: Least likely place to use US Marines to rescue American citizens?

Kooky deployment?

Why are we sending an amphibious readiness group (ARG) with a Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) embarked to sit off the Levantine coast?

US officials say it’s to be prepared for any eventuality, including the need to evacuate American citizens, as the conflict between Hamas and Israel heats up.

But let’s parse that.  Are the US officials suggesting we will need to evacuate Americans from Gaza?  And if we were to do that, what exactly would be the process?  Landing Marines from the 24 MEU in Gaza?  Flying helicopters from the ARG flagship, USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), into Gaza? Continue reading “Gaza: Least likely place to use US Marines to rescue American citizens?”