Monday, December 30, 2019

US under barrage of criticism over strikes in Iraq

US Military Jets

Does anyone else ever wonder what would happen in the United States if the US actually brought home all of its soldiers stationed in foreign lands--who are currently interfering in domestic/regional politics and generally raining mayhem down on darkies all over the globe?  Can you imagine these tens of thousands of trained killers coming home and sitting benignly in front of their TV's, twiddling their thumbs?

Boggles the imagination, so it does. I am sure it keeps the purveyors of the "Deep State" up at night worrying and wondering how to keep these blood curdling monsters away on foreign soil. Heck, they could even come home and turn their bloody fangs on their progenitors in the military/industrial/governmental complex.

In the latest example of what they might be up to if brought back home to USrael, a few days ago some American military pilots attacked some Iraqi national guard-style militia in Iraq.  These Iraqi and Iranian soldiers [Popular Mobilization Forces] were set up according to an agreement between the Americans and the Iraqi government after the illegal Iraqi War "ended" and the Americans pretended to end their illegal occupation of Iraq.  Well, most sentient folks knew that agreement to end the occupation was just a ruse...particularly those who had read about and seen photos of the huge American "embassy" in downtown Baghdad.  This walled complex is the biggest foreign embassy in the world...in fact a city within a city.  It was originally called "The Green Zone".  I don't know what they call it now but it remains the ground zero of middle east colonization by the Ziofascists.  The hub of their perpetual warring activities.

The American  attack on their Iraqi PMF "allies", who they are supposedly joined in battling the common enemies--the terror proxy "ISIS"--resulted in dozens of dead Iraqis.  'Supposedly' [this is the word that has jumped to the top of 'most popular words' in 2019] the American jet attack was justified by a PMF rocket attack on an American base which resulted in the death of one American soldier and the wounding of other soldiers.  Of course the Americans also share space at their military bases with their ISIS creations so we don't know whether the PMF deliberately targeted the ISIS at the American base OR it was a FALSE FLAG ATTACK ON THE US BASE IN ORDER TO CREATE A PRETEXT FOR THE AMERICAN ATTACK ON THE PMF.

I am guessing the latter...False Flags have fallen off in number over the past year or so [ironically or not ever since Trump took office].  This time of year is generally a high risk period for False Flags...and so it goes.  Please read the following snippets from alternative news sources about the American attack and I will have more comments to follow:

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From SANA [Syria's National News site]

Syria denounces US attack on Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces

Damascus, SANA – Syria denounced the recent US attack on Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, expressing full solidarity with Iraq and its people.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Monday that Syria denounces the US attack on the Popular Mobilization Forces which defend Iraq’s sovereignty and independence, as well as denouncing any aggression that targets the sovereignty, independence, and freedom of Iraq and its people.

The source said that Syria expresses its full solidarity with Iraq’s people and institutes, and reiterates its demands for the US to not interfere in the internal affairs of Iraq.

The source concluded by offering condolences to the families of the martyrs and people injured by the attack.  Hazem Sabbagh

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From Iran's National News Site, PressTV


"...Iraqi President Barham Salih on Sunday decried the US airstrikes as unacceptable which contradicted security agreements signed between Baghdad and Washington."


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Here's a snippet from the Reuters Report on the Incident



BAGHDAD, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A top Iraqi militia leader warned of a strong response against U.S. forces in Iraq following air strikes in Iraq and Syria overnight that hit several bases of his Iranian-backed group and killed at least 25 people.

The U.S. military carried out air strikes on Sunday against the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia group in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base, officials said.

Iraqi security and militia sources said at least 25 militia fighters were killed and at least 55 wounded following three U.S. air strikes in Iraq.

"The blood of the martyrs will not be in vain and our response will be very tough on the American forces in Iraq," senior commander Jamal Jaafar Ibrahimi, known by his nom de guerre Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, said late on Sunday. Iran said it strongly condemned the raids as "terrorism".

Mohandes is a senior commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), an umbrella grouping of paramilitary groups mostly consisting of Iran-backed Shi'ite militias that was formally integrated into Iraq's armed forces.

He is also one of Iran's most powerful allies in Iraq and formerly headed Kataib Hezbollah, which he founded.

Iraqi security sources said on Monday that U.S. forces in Iraq's northerly Nineveh province were ramping up security overnight, with U.S.-led coalition jets circling the perimeter of its military bases in Mosul and Qayarah.

Tensions have risen between Tehran and Washington -Iraq's two main allies - since last year when President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with six powers and reimposed sanctions that crippled Iran's economy.

Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iranian-backed forces for a series of attacks on bases in Iraq and said any attacks by Tehran or proxies harming Americans or allies would be "answered with a decisive U.S. response."

"We strongly deny any role in the attack on American forces. This claim without any evidence cannot justify bombing and killing people in violation of international law,"said Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei, quoted by the semi-official news agency Fars.

Iran's foreign ministry called on the United States to respect Iraq's sovereignty and territorial integrity..."


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And, finally, here is the Moon of Alabama blog post on the strike copied in full.  I have added my own emphases in bolding and red highlighter. Please read and I will have concluding comments to follow:


"After U.S. Strike On Iraqi Forces Its Troops Will (Again) Have To Leave


Within Syria @WithinSyriaBlog - 17:43 UTC · Dec 29, 2019

Trump just made the mistake of his presidency.

That may be true or may be not true. Here is what happened.

On Friday a volley of some 30 107mm Katyusha rockets hit the K1 base which houses Iraqi and U.S. troops near Kirkuk, Iraq. One U.S. mercenary/contractor died, two Iraqi and four U.S. soldiers were wounded. Instead of finding the real culprits - ISIS remnants, disgruntled locals, Kurds who want to regain control over Kirkuk [or, a USraeli False Flag production team--gc]- the U.S. decided that Kata'ib Hizbullah was the group guilty of the attack.

Kata'ib Hizbullah is a mostly Shia group with some relations to Iran. It is part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) which were founded and trained by Iran to stop and defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) when it occupied nearly a third of Iraq and Syria. KH is like all PMU units now under command and control of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.

To take revenge for the death of one of its mercenaries the U.S. air force attacked five camps where Kata'ib Hizbullah and other Iraqi forces were stationed:

In response to repeated Kata'ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH's ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets include three KH locations in Iraq and two in Syria. These locations included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that KH uses to plan and execute attacks on OIR coalition forces.

All of the KH positions that were hit were in the western Anbar desert, 450 kilometer away from Kirkuk. KH has bases on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border where it is engaged in fighting the still active ISIS. The results of the air strikes were devastating:

Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai - 6:20 UTC · Dec 30, 2019

32 killed and 45 wounded the count of #US violent aggression on #Iraq security forces brigades 45 and 46 last night on a military position established to counter-attack and raid #ISIS remnant at al-Qaem, the borders between Iraq and Syria.
The al-Qaem/al-Bukamal border station is the only open one between Iraq and Syria which is not under U.S. control. The U.S. was furious when the Iraqi prime minister Adil Abdul Mahdi allowed it to be established. It was previously attacked by Israel which had launched its assault from a U.S. air force base in east Syria.

TØM CΛT @TomtheBasedCat - 6:11 UTC · Dec 29, 2019

It wasn't just Hezbollah Battalions members who were affected, there are also wounded among the ranks of the Missiles Forces / Rocket Battalion which is considered a separate unit apart from the numbered brigades.

The dead include Abu Ali Madiniyah, the commander of the 1st battalion of the 45th Brigade.

The strikes were in total disregard of Iraqi sovereignty and against forces under direct command of the Iraqi state:

In a statement, Abdul-Mahdi said Defense Secretary Mark Esper had called him about a half-hour before the U.S. strikes to tell him of U.S. intentions to hit bases of the militia suspected of being behind Friday’s rocket attack. Abdul-Mahdi said in the statement he asked Esper to call off U.S. retaliation plans. The statement said Iraqi President Barham Salih also received advance notice from a U.S. diplomat, and also asked unsuccessfully for Americans to call off it off.

The strikes were designed to kill those who still fight ISIS in its most virulent hide outs:

Rania Khalek @RaniaKhalek - 18:44 UTC · Dec 29, 2019

The PMF group that was hit by the Americans has been fighting ISIS for years. They were on the front lines protecting Iraq from ISIS in Syria and engaged in the ongoing battles with ISIS in the Syrian and Iraqi deserts. They were THE line of defense.

The American attack on this PMF group is not only a disproportionate act of revenge, it is also a threat to regional security. AND it’s pathetic for a so-called super power to get into a fight with a small militia.

Here is video of the bloody aftermath.

There are some 5,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq in bases which also house 10,000nds of Iraqi soldiers and PMF troops. Revenge attacks are now inevitable:

In the aftermath of the American strikes, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said, “We have already confirmed our rejection of any unilateral action by coalition forces or any other forces inside Iraq. We consider it a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and a dangerous escalation that threatens the security of Iraq and the region,” according to a statement released on Iraqi state television. Abdul-Mahdi now finds himself facing the nightmare possibility of Iranian-linked paramilitaries, whose political wings hold enormous sway over his government, going to war with American forces on Iraqi territory, which would compound a disastrous few months in which the deaths of hundreds of protestors have been laid at his feet, prompting him to hand in his resignation to parliament.

The coming days and weeks will answer a number of questions about how this perilous situation will play out, primarily how far are the paramilitaries willing to act upon their rhetoric which has endlessly stated that the American presence in Iraq is a continuation of the occupation, in addition to their readiness to take military action in order to force out the Americans, “once again”.

The U.S. and Israel have already killed hundreds of Iraqi forces that are aligned with Iran. But these were the most egregious strikes. There is no doubt. The U.S. forces will have to (again) leave Iraq:

Brasco_Aad @Brasco_Aad - 19:55 UTC · Dec 29, 2019

Iraqi PMU Asai'b Ahl al-Haq statement on the American attack on Iraq tonight:

''The American military presence has become a burden for the State and a source of aggression against our forces and therefore it has become mandatory for all of us to expel them from Iraq.''

U.S. President Donald Trump had declared that he wants U.S. troops to leave the Middle East. But the 'deep state', the Pentagon and State Department bureaucracy, have resisted any such move:

Pompeo, Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flew to Palm Beach, Florida, after the operation to brief President Donald Trump. Esper said they discussed with Trump “other options that are available” to respond to Iran.
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Trump was at Mar-a-Lago but did not appear with his top national security officials. After Pompeo and Esper spoke, the president traveled to his private golf club in West Palm Beach. The White House did not immediately say why Trump returned to the club after spending nearly six hours there earlier Sunday.

Yesterday's attacks guarantee that all U.S. troops will have to leave Iraq and will thereby also lose their supply lines to Syria.

One wonders if that was the real intend of those strikes."

Posted by b on December 30, 2019 at 8:03 UTC | Permalink



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Greencrow says:  The entire affair is most important for the fissures it reveals within the Deep State controlled US Government and Military.  As I always say, when reading these reports you have to do a lot of "reverse engineering" and parsing of the words.  You also have to take the reports to the dark room and hold them under a chemical bath...like they used to do with photographic negatives.  Then you hold the negative up to the light and look for shapes, shadows and patterns.

After having gone through that process with all of the above snippets, I arrived at the conclusion that Trump probably did not order the attacks. That they were ordered by Trumps' Zionist controllers.  Israel is directly controlling the US military now.  Americans [those with only one nationality, not dual] have very little to do with Middle East policy.  Pretty soon, Israel will have to double down and use its American bludgeon in one final, desperate attack on the ever strengthening and coalescing [around Iran and its Allies] indigenous opposition in the Middle East.

"...Pompeo, Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff..." are merely puppets, bagmen and water carriers.  They take their orders and deliver them to Trump who goes along,  Trump probably has a "safe room" at his golf club where he can make unmonitored [he hopes] phone calls.  It's pathetic.

It's has all the signs of being the dying days of the "empire"...like Rome...hollowed out and collapsing from the inside out.  Pretty soon [due to financial collapse] they will have to bring the barbarians [their trained soldier/killers] back home and within the gates...then all hell will break loose.

12 comments:

tsisageya said...

Yes well, that's all what happens in "America's" wars for the jews. I call my U.S. Government TRAITOROUS, if that can be a thing.

tsisageya said...

I don't own any guns but I sure would love to have a grenade launcher. Ha ha, sure thing.

I guess some people do, but not I.

tsisageya said...

If we could only get them all in the same place, at the same time. Eh, I guess it doesn't matter. They'll get got in the end. In fact, they've already been got. Poor things.

tsisageya said...

I guess that would be up to an organized people's militia. I don't see that happening unless the U.S. military goes awol and gets involved. I don't see that happening either. Eh, who knows?

Northerntruthseeker said...

Great article, Crow!!!!!

Your article puts all of the pieces together about the reality of this recent "strike" very nicely, and is far superior to many others that I have read so far...

I may decide shortly to "borrow" your article and put it up at my site, if you do not mind... With of course all kudos to yourself for your research and deductions...

tsisageya said...

Besides, the destruction of Iraq happened many years ago, apparently. Why are we talking about the NOW Iraq rather than the THEN Iraq?

greencrow said...

Hi NTS:

You are ALWAYS welcome to borrow and repost from this blog. It is only by spreading the truth that we will have any chance of getting it through their thick noggins that they are being lied to and scammed to death.

greencrow said...

tsisageya says:

"...unless the U.S. military goes awol and gets involved..." IMO this is what the Deep State fears most. The most effective anti-war activists have always been the returning vets. With thousands of them returning to a hollowed-out society with time on their hands...………..

Northerntruthseeker said...

Thanks, Crow.... I have been busy today with some family issues, but I do have a narrow window of opportunity this evening to post my 2 cents worth on what has been happening in Iraq...

tsisageya said...

Well, I certainly hope the "deep state" is afraid. They should be VERY afraid, in my opinion.

tsisageya said...

...and, if Iraqis are "protesting" now, according to western media, where were they way back then, in the days of Saddam Hussein?

I don't think you all actually comprehend the level of lies we're being told, and have been told.

greencrow said...

"...where were they way back then, in the days of Saddam Hussein?..."

The Iraqis were protesting back then too....as where hundreds of thousands of people all over the western world. I marched with about 40,000 here in Vancouver against the Iraq war. But we were nothing up against the perps' hubris. The hubris back then knew no bounds. It was all supposed to be over in a month or so...at the most. It was supposed to be a "cakewalk".

Here we are coming up to a decade later and it's finally coming to a head.