Thursday, January 5, 2012

Israel, US to hold joint military drill

The file photo of an anti-ballistic missile, developed jointly by the United States and Israel, lifting off from Point Mugu Sea Range, off the California coast

Source: Press TV

The Israeli military has announced that Tel Aviv is gearing up for a major missile defense exercise with the US forces, which is said to be the largest-ever joint drill held by the two allies.

Israel's army made the announcement about the drill, codenamed "Austere Challenge 12," late on Thursday.

“The exercise scenario involves notional, simulated events as well as some field training,” the Israeli military said.

“These exercises, which are part of a long-standing strategic partnership, are planned in advance and part of a routine training cycle designed to improve the interoperability of our defense systems," it added.

Both Israeli and US officials have said that the exercise would be their biggest-ever joint maneuver.

The military deployment of US anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel in Israel will reportedly occur in January and later this spring.

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta previewed the exercise in a speech last month, noting it would be an example of unprecedented levels of military cooperation that the Obama administration has achieved to "back up our unshakable commitment to Israel's security."


  1. The build up of US troops in Israel is to ward off retaliation from Syria on Zionist Israel after the Mossad wages a bombing campaign across Syria. It’s already started. Lieberman, Barak, Netanyahu and all their US supporters are clearly rabid Nazi dogs that need to be put down! Rise up Israel before the Zionists destroy you!! Tear down the wall!!!

  2. @ anonymous - I think you are right. The Israeli Zionist government flat out, told Assad last year that they would destroy him and Syria. Let's face it Israel has done nothing but act like thugs towards the people within their own country as well as the neighboring countries. The biggest blunder in the modern World seems to be the UK, US arming of the Zionists and using their European plight after WW2 to carve out a homeland in Palestine in their 1948 Security Council resolution at the UN. Not only have the Zionists behaved like thugs, they have become what oppressed them in Europe. All we have to do is look at who was left standing with an armament industry to know where the Zionists got their weapons after WW2. I’m sure the German’s and the Russians didn’t arm them. China was still embroiled internally in conflict. The only way into Palestine for massive arms for Zionist use was by sea and that was controlled by the US and UK.

    If Zionism was not supported by the West the World would be a very different place today and Christians, Muslims and Jews would be living together as they had before Zionism…in harmony.

    It’s time to end the Western support of terrorist Zionism or we will end up in World War 3 where everyone will pay the price that the Native Palestinian people have for the last 64 years.


Thanks for commenting on this post. Please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter for a wider discussion.

World United Music Podcast

World United Music Podcast
Click on Image for Direct Link