I received this link from a friend who asks WTF??? Let me see what I can do to diffuse this stupid rumor - S.L.
US Troops In Ft Hood Receive Orders To Deploy To Syria
by Dan Bubalo, September 11, 2013
I have been able to verify something extremely troubling in the past 12 hours. A close and verifiable source contacted me to lament the deployment of a friend from Ft. Hood to Egypt, where this particular soldier will be for the next nine months. We have no military base in Egypt, so we’re all trying to understand the assignment and wonder if he and the other 400 soldiers are living in a tent in the desert, and if they are, how do they receive supplies, from everything to food, water, ammunition, and fuel to conduct whatever mission they are to fulfill, for I cannot imagine a C-140 being allowed to land at Cairo International.
The following information has been sourced thoroughly. This particular soldier said that while he was not really thrilled about the assignment to Egypt, it was better than the soldiers that remained at the military base BECAUSE THEY HAD JUST RECEIVED THEIR DEPLOYMENT ORDERS TO GO TO SYRIA. That certainly contradicts the posturing and false reassurances and table-pounding of Obama and Kerry, does it not?
The guy who wrote this is a moron . . .
. . . and the guy who posted it is a toolbag who does nothing for the Conservative effort by propagating such lame disinformation:
"The following information has been sourced thoroughly."
For starters, look at the soldiers in the photograph that accompanies this article - they wear the distinctive "Double As" shoulder patch of the 82d Airborne Division. In other words, they are paratroopers out of Fort Bragg - not even stationed at Fort Hood. If you're going to distribute disinformation, at least try to get the easy part of your lies in order. NEXT . . .
"We have no military base in Egypt."
Since 1982 we have had an Infantry battalion plus a huge support element rotating in & out of Egypt for the Multinational Force & Observers mission in the Sinai. The MFO is based at South Camp in Sharm el-Sheik, and North Camp in Al Arish (near the Gaza border crossing). In addition, we have been using Cairo West to move troops & equipment since the Desert One raid in 1979. Technically the writer is correct, as none of these facilities are technically U.S. bases. NEXT . . .
"I cannot imagine a C-140 being allowed to land at Cairo International."
I was on airborne status 1983-2008, 2 MFO rotations, flew in & out of Cairo West twice in the 80s, jumped out of every airframe the US has in its transportation inventory, ran air operations for the Special Warfare Center from 2005-08 and I've flown on C-130s, C-141s, C-17s, C-5s, and C-160 Transalls (yes all of these aircraft can and do land at Cairo West - the Space Shuttle could land there, the place is huge) but the only "C-140" I'm aware is the Lockheed JetStar used for flying around VIPs not transporting troops. I remember coming off the ramp of a C-130 at Cairo West in 1986 and looking at the Soviet-era AN-12 transports (NATO codename CUB) lined up on the other side of the tarmac. NEXT . . .
In light of EVERYTHING that's going on the political level at this time - if we have ANYONE on the ground in Syria they are intelligence officers and MAYBE personnel from JSOC and their mission would be so highly classified they wouldn't be cut regular TDY "deployment orders" - it would be a classified op order and everybody involved knows that to run your mouth on a thing like that will get you an adjoining cell next to Bradley Manning.
These are crazy times we live in and the link to this nutty article - which I saw bouncing around a couple of places on the Internet - brings to mind the line from Matthew 24:6 - "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end." We DO have people in Jordan, which is adjacent to Syria (Egypt is not) and they are training insurgents, managing logistics to refugees, etc.
Other than these minor discrepancies, everything this guy says is spot on and he's a military genius. NOT . . .