US Air Craft Carrier Task Force and Bomber Task Force Deployed Towards Iran

US intelligence sources claim that they have creditable information indicating that Iran may be about to strike against US interests or those of our allies.

Sunday night, John Bolton, President Trump’s National Security Adviser, announced the intelligence claims, saying they had seen ‘a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings’ from Iran.

Believing the threats were genuine, the US has deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, along with a bomber task force, to the Middle East.

Bolton made it clear that the US is NOT seeking war, but does fully intend to defend our interests and those of our allies in the region.

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Fox News – USS Lincoln strike group deployed to send Iran ‘clear and unmistakable’ message, Bolton says – The U.S. is sending the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in order “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime,” National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Sunday night.

Bolton said the deployment was in response to “a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” on the part of Tehran, but did not elaborate. Such deployments are rarely announced in advance.

“[A]ny attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force,” Bolton said. “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is scheduled to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Finland on Monday, told reporters the deployment is “something we’ve been working on for a little while” and “we will hold the Iranians accountable for attacks on American interests. If these actions take place, if they do by some third-party proxy, a militia group, Hezbollah, we will hold the Iranian leadership directly accountable for that.” …

The deployment of the carrier and bomber task forces are meant to send a message to Iran not to try anything against the US or our allies.

This goes with the old truth that the best defense is a strong offense and displays why gun control is the wrong way to go to protect the American people.

The vast majority of mass and school shootings occur in gun-free locations, because perpetrators don’t want to face immediate armed resistance.

Did you know that the Pulse shooter had first targeted several other locations, but they had armed guards and the Pulse did not?

It’s also NOT a coincidence that areas with a number of armed citizens have lower crime rates than areas with strict gun control.

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