In keeping with paperwork revealed by the investigative journal The Intercept, an American base known as “Website 512” displays the skies for missile assaults towards Israel.
In keeping with The Intercept, the Pentagon has awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to construct services for American troops at a secret base within the Negev desert, some thirty kilometers from Gaza. Code-named “Website 512”, this American base displays the skies for missile assaults towards Israel.
Targeted on Iran, not Hamas
This base with its hyper-sophisticated services did not detect the Hamas assault on October 7, as a result of it was targeted on Iran 700 miles away, in line with The Intercept journal.
Though President Joe Biden and the White Home insist that there aren’t any plans to ship US troops to Israel as a part of the struggle towards Hamas, there’s already a US army presence in Israel.
The $35.8 million set up for U.S. troops, neither publicly introduced nor beforehand reported, was talked about not directly in a contract announcement made by the Pentagon on August 2, 2023. “Generally one thing is handled as an official secret not within the hope that an adversary won’t ever uncover it, however quite [because] the U.S. authorities, for diplomatic or political causes, doesn’t wish to acknowledge it formally,” Paul Pillar, former chief analyst on the CIA’s Counterterrorism Heart, instructed The Intercept, saying he had no particular data of the bottom. “In that case, the bottom could also be used to assist operations elsewhere within the Center East, for which any recognition that they had been staged from Israel, or that they concerned cooperation with Israel, can be embarrassing and more likely to provoke extra detrimental reactions than the operations would in any other case.”
Fighter jets and two plane carriers
The journal factors out that “Website 512 was not created to cope with the risk posed to Israel by Palestinian militants, however with the hazard posed by Iranian medium-range missiles.”
However for the reason that Hamas assault “the Pentagon has significantly strengthened its presence within the Center East. Following the assault, the U.S. doubled the variety of fighter jets within the area and deployed two plane carriers off the Israeli coast.”
The historical past of US-Israeli relations might be behind the bottom’s non-recognition, stated an skilled on US army bases overseas.
“My speculation is that the secrecy is a holdover from the times when US presidential administrations tried to fake to not take Israel’s facet within the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts,” David Vine, professor of anthropology at American College, instructed The Intercept. “The announcement of the opening of U.S. army bases in Israel lately most likely displays the abandonment of this pretense and the need to extra publicly proclaim assist for Israel.”
Code-named “Website 512,” the longstanding U.S. base in Israel is a radar facility that displays the skies for missile assaults on Israel.
On October 7, nonetheless, when 1000’s of Hamas rockets had been launched, Website 512 noticed nothing — as a result of it’s targeted on Iran, greater than 700 miles… pic.twitter.com/VS5ZFUC4Q0
— dana (@dana916) October 30, 2023