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febbraio 13, 2020

L’IRAN AVVERTE ISRAELE: QUALSIASI ATTACCO ALLE NOSTRE FORZE IN SIRIA O ALTROVE RICEVERÀ UN DURA RISPOSTA

Filed under: iran, iraq, israele, russia, siria, usa — Tag:, , , , , , — mirabilissimo100 @ 2:53 pm

 
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13 02 2020
 

Il portavoce del ministero degli Esteri Iraniano, Abbas Musaví, ha risposto alle recenti dichiarazioni di un capo del regime di Israele e ha sottolineato che la Repubblica islamica dell’Iran risponderà in modo schiacciante e con forza a qualsiasi aggressione o stupido atto di “Israele” contro gli interessi iraniani nella regione, compresa la Siria.

Musavi ha denunciato la natura terroristica e occupante del regime sionista, ha assicurato che le sue fondamenta e la sua idiosincrasia negli ultimi 70 anni sono state l’occupazione della Palestina e dei paesi vicini, massacri, saccheggi, omicidi e aggressioni dei paesi limitrofi (Libano e Siria).

Il portavoce ha ricordato che la presenza dell’Iran in Siria è avvenuta su invito e in accordo con il governo siriano allo scopo di combattere il terrorismo sponsorizzato dagli USA e “Israele”, ed ha aggiunto: “Il nostro Paese non esiterà a proteggere la presenza delle sue forze in Siria, visto che queste difendono la loro sicurezza nazionale e i loro interessi regionali, daremo una risposta schietta e schiacciante a qualsiasi atto aggressivo o stupido. “

Esercitazione Missili iranianiL’Iran denuncerà anche le minacce di guerra e le difficili dichiarazioni del regime di occupazione prima delle organizzazioni internazionali, ha concluso.
Nota: Come ha dimostrato con l’attacco missilistico sulla base USA in Iraq, l’Iran è in grado di colpire obiettivi nemici in tutta le regione, Israele incluso, e non mancherà di attuare la sua rappresaglia contro Israele, nel caso che il regime sionista attui qualsiasi nuova provocazione.
La precisione e la potenza dei missili iraniani si è manifestata nel caso dell’attacco alla base USA in Iraq, di cui ancora non è definitivo il bilancio delle vittime fra i soldati USA, questo costituisce un preavviso per coloro che cercheranno di attaccare le forze iraniane.

Resta esplicito il senso dell’avvertimento che Teheran ha inviato ad Israele, non sottovalutate la nostra capacità di reazione.

Fonte: Irna

Traduzione e nota: Luciano Lago

CONTINUA NELLA PAGINA

https://www.controinformazione.info/liran-avverte-israele-qualsiasi-attacco-alle-nostre-forze-in-siria-o-altrove-ricevera-un-dura-risposta/

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CONTROINFORMAZIONE.IFO

11 02 2020

CONTINUA AD AUMENTARE IL BILANCIO DELLE VITTIME AMERICANE DELL’ATTACCO MISSILISTICO IRANIANO ALLA BASE USA IN IRAQ

“Non è successo niente nessun americano è rimasto ferito e ci sono pochi danni, va tutto bene”, aveva detto il presidente Trump l’indomani dell’attacco missilistico iraniano.

Dopo un mese e dopo annunci contraddittori del Pentagono, alla fine si scopre che più di 100 soldati statunitensi hanno subito lesioni cerebrali a seguito dell’ attacco missilistico dell’ Iran, secondo l’ultimo comunicato del Pentagono. Il numero di soldati feriti è aumentato costantemente dall’attacco dell’8 gennaio. [Questi soldati con “lievi ferite” sono stati trasportati in Germania a causa della carenza di aspirina in Iraq?]
Più di 100 militari statunitensi hanno subito un trauma cranico a causa degli attacchi aerei dell’Iran alla base aerea di Al-Assad in Iraq a gennaio, ha detto il Dipartimento della Difesa, oltre il 50% in più rispetto alla cifra che aveva precedentemente divulgato.

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INBOX: DoD confirms there are now 109 troops have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury from the Iran strikes in January.”This is a snapshot in time and numbers can change,” the statement says.
Il Ministero della Difesa conferma che ora ci sono * 109 * soldati a cui è stata diagnosticata una lieve lesione cerebrale traumatica a seguito degli attacchi dell’ Iran a gennaio. ” Questa è una cifra una tantum e i dati possono cambiare ” , ha detto il comunicato stampa.

L’ultimo conteggio, che è cresciuto costantemente dal bombardamento dell’8 gennaio, è in netto contrasto con l’affermazione dell’amministrazione Trump nelle ore successive all’attacco che nessun americano è stato ferito. Il numero ha anche evidenziato gli effetti invisibili del trauma cranico, che a volte non mostra sintomi per giorni o settimane ma può avere gravi effetti fisici o mentali a lungo termine.
E poiché il bilancio delle lesioni è aumentato, i gruppi di veterani e altri hanno espresso critiche alla Casa Bianca, in parte perché a gennaio il presidente Trump ha minimizzato le lesioni chiamandole ” non molto serie ”.

” Ho sentito che avevano mal di testa e altre cose ” , ha detto Trump in una conferenza stampa il 22 gennaio a Davos, in Svizzera . Non le considero lesioni molto gravi rispetto alle altre lesioni che ho visto . “
Almeno una dozzina di missili sono stati sparati nell’attacco, che era in rappresaglia per l’omicidio di un alto generale iraniano, Qassem Soleimani, ucciso da un attacco di droni americano a Baghdad il 3 gennaio. L’amministrazione Trump ha dichiarato per la prima volta che non ci sono stati feriti, ma una settimana dopo, diversi membri del servizio sono stati esaminati per possibili commozioni cerebrali.
Quindi, pochi giorni dopo le dichiarazioni di Trump a Davos, il ministero della Difesa ha dichiarato che 34 persone hanno subito danni cerebrali. Il numero è stato successivamente aumentato a 50 e poi a 64, con funzionari militari che hanno dichiarato che i sintomi di trauma cranico potrebbero richiedere settimane per comparire.
I ripetuti aggiornamenti hanno provocato indignazione da parte di alcuni veterani e senatori.
” Il numero è in crescita”, ha affermato Paul Rieckhoff, fondatore dei veterani americani in Iraq e Afghanistan, lunedì su Twitter. È tempo che il Congresso richieda un’indagine completa. Il pubblico e le nostre famiglie dei militari hanno il diritto di conoscere la verità . “

Frank Luntz, stratega repubblicano di lunga data, ha dichiarato su Twitter lunedì che una traumatica lesione cerebrale ” può avere effetti debilitanti per tutta la vita “.
” Non dovremmo nascondere le ferite dei nostri veterani solo per fingere di essere invincibili ” , ha detto.

I danni cerebrali traumatici possono derivare da potenti cambiamenti della pressione atmosferica che accompagnano un’esplosione come quella di una testata missilistica. È solo negli ultimi anni che il Pentagono ha fatto uno sforzo considerevole per comprendere queste lesioni.

Base USA devastata in IraqLe dichiarazioni di Trump sembravano riecheggiare sentimenti comuni durante i primi anni delle guerre in Iraq e in Afghanistan, dove le truppe colpite dall’esplosione che erano visibilmente illesi tornarono al lavoro immediatamente, solo per essere colpite dopo da manifeste invalidità a lungo termine per queste esplosioni, settimane e mesi dopo

Il segretario alla Difesa Mark T. Esper ha dichiarato in una conferenza stampa a gennaio che il Pentagono prende queste lesioni “molto sul serio”.

La Casa Bianca non ha risposto immediatamente alle domande lunedì pomeriggio.

Fonte:

Traduzione: Gerard Trousson

CONTINUA NELLA PAGINA

https://www.controinformazione.info/continua-ad-aumentare-il-bilancio-delle-vittime-americane-dellattacco-missilistico-iraniano-alla-base-usa-in-iraq/

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LEGGI ANCHE

SIRIA NEWS.AI MILITARI RUSSI È STATO PERMESSO DI ABBATTERE GLI AEREI ISRAELIANI ALLA MINIMA MINACCIA.

https://www.controinformazione.info/siria-news-ai-militari-russi-e-stato-permesso-di-abbattere-gli-aerei-israeliani-alla-minima-minaccia/
 
 

RUSSIA: ISRAELE HA CERCATO DI UTILIZZARE UN AEREO PASSEGGERI IRANIANO COME SCUDO IN SIRIA

 
https://www.controinformazione.info/russia-israele-ha-cercato-di-utilizzare-un-aereo-passeggeri-iraniano-come-scudo-in-siria/

gennaio 25, 2020

IRAQ: A BAGHDAD OLTRE UN MILIONE DI PARTECIPANTI ALLA MARCIA CONTRO GLI USA

Filed under: iraq, proteste, usa — Tag:, , , , , , — mirabilissimo100 @ 8:17 am

 
 
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24 GENNAIO 2020
 

I media di tutto il mondo fanno eco alle marce di milioni di persone svoltesi in tutto l’Iraq contro l’occupazione americana.

La catena britannica BBC ha affermato che grandi folle sono scese per le strade di Baghdad (capitale irachena), per chiedere alle forze statunitensi di lasciare il paese arabo. I manifestanti hanno iniziato a incontrarsi nel centro di Baghdad all’inizio di questo venerdì e ore dopo l’area era piena di gente, scrive.

Iraq: già oltre un milione di partecipanti alla marcia contro gli Stati Uniti
Il quotidiano americano The New York Times , a sua volta, osserva che la manifestazione si è svolta nel mezzo di un sentimento anti-americano più grande. dopo un attacco americano con droni all’inizio di questo mese a Baghdad (capitale irachena), in cui era caduto il tenente comandante del Corpo dei Guardiani della Rivoluzione Islamica (CGRI) dell’Iran, il tenente Generale Qasem Soleimani.

Intorno alla piazza Al-Hurriyah di Baghdad, le strade erano un mare di nero, bianco e rosso (i colori della bandiera irachena) mentre i manifestanti si aggrappavano alle bandiere irachene e portavano sudari sulle spalle per evocare i morti del paese arabo, secondo il quotidiano americano The Washington Post .

Come spiegato dall’agenzia di stampa francese AFP , fin dalle prime ore di questo venerdì, gli iracheni hanno cantato gli slogan di “Fuori, all’occupante” e “Sì alla sovranità” mentre volavano bandiere irachene.

A sua volta, la catena americana ABC indica che, sventolando bandiere nazionali e striscioni che denunciano il presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump, gli iracheni hanno marciato pacificamente per chiedere l’espulsione delle truppe statunitensi dal loro paese.

 
Militari USA nella base distrutta

“No, no agli Stati Uniti”: i manifestanti iracheni chiedono l’espulsione delle truppe statunitensi, il titolo dell’agenzia di stampa britannica Reuters , che ha citato le dichiarazioni di Raed Abu Zahra, uno dei manifestanti, afferma: “Vogliamo l’espulsione di tutti: gli Stati Uniti, Israele e politici corrotti nel governo . “

La catena libanese Al-Mayadeen annuncia che il messaggio della marcia di massa del popolo iracheno è che i gruppi di resistenza hanno una base popolare e che le fazioni parlamentari continueranno a lavorare per eseguire la decisione di espellere gli americani.
Soltanto in Italia l’evento è stato quasi totalmente ignorato dalle principali Tv e media.
Nel frattempo il Pentagono ha riconosciuto il numero di feriti americani per conseguenza dell’attacco missilistico iraniano
Il portavoce del Pentagono ha confermato che 34 dei suoi militari hanno subito lesioni cerebrali a seguito degli attacchi di rappresaglia dell’Iran contro le basi statunitensi in Iraq.

“Ad un totale di 34 membri sono stati diagnosticati traumi cronici e lesioni ” , ha annunciato il portavoce del Dipartimento della Difesa (Pentagono) Jonathan Rath Hoffman, venerdì, durante una conferenza stampa.

Secondo il portavoce, otto soldati feriti, che erano stati precedentemente trasferiti in strutture statunitensi in Germania, sono già negli Stati Uniti, “dove continueranno a ricevere cure “.

Inoltre, ha precisato che altri nove sono sottoposti a valutazione e trattamento in Germania, uno è ricoverato in ospedale in Kuwait, mentre il resto è tornato alle basi statunitensi. in Iraq, ma rimangono ancora sotto l’osservazione dei medici.

Il nuovo rapporto del Pentagono, ha aumentato il numero di feriti, mette in discussione le informazioni precedentemente fornite dall’esercito americano, secondo cui 11 soldati erano stati feriti nell’attacco lanciato l’8 gennaio dal Corpo dei Guardiani della rivoluzione islamica (CGRI) dell’Iran contro due basi statunitensi in Iraq, tra cui l’aeroporto strategico Ain Al-Asad.
In un primo tempo il presidente Trump aveva negato che ci fossero state vittime e feriti fra le truppe USA nella base attaccata.

https://www.hispantv.com/noticias/ee-uu-/447704/iran-ataque-misiles-bases-irak

Fonte: Hispan Tv

Traduzione: Luciano Lago

CONTINUA NELLA PAGINA

https://www.controinformazione.info/i-media-internazionali-fanno-eco-alle-marce-anti-americane-in-iraq/

UNA FOLLA DI UN MILIONE DI PERSONE A BAGHDAD PER CHIEDERE LA FINE DELL’OCCUPAZIONE USA NEL PAESE

Filed under: iraq, proteste, usa — Tag:, , , , , , , , , — mirabilissimo100 @ 8:12 am

 
 
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24 GENNAIO 2020
 
A Baghdad questa mattina milioni di persone marciano nelle strade per richiedere la fine dell’occupazione americana nel paese.
 

Grandi folle si sono radunate nella capitale irachena Baghdad per denunciare la presenza militare degli Stati Uniti nel paese dopo l’assassinio del Tenente Generale Qassem Soleimani e Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, che era il secondo comando delle PMU irachene, avvenuto presso l’aeroporto di Baghdad in precedenza il 3 di Gennaio.

La rete di notizie irachena al-Ahd ha riferito venerdì che gli iracheni di “tutte le province del paese” si sono radunati in città.

I manifestanti sono stati visti portare striscioni e cantare slogan che chiedevano l’espulsione delle forze statunitensi.
Si prevede che i manifestanti si riuniranno all’incrocio dell’Università di Baghdad nel quartiere di Jadriyah.

Secondo Reuters, prima della fine di giovedì pomeriggio, erano stati installati nuovi posti di blocco in tutta la capitale in previsione del grande raduno.

Anche gli iracheni nella città di Karbala, a sud di Baghdad, sono stati visti salire sugli autobus diretti verso la capitale.

La manifestazione arriva dopo che l’influente religioso sciita iracheno Muqtada al-Sadr ha invitato gli iracheni a mettere in scena “una manifestazione unilaterale, pacifica e unificata per condannare la presenza americana e le sue violazioni” la scorsa settimana.

Il 5 gennaio, il parlamento iracheno ha votato in modo schiacciante a favore di una risoluzione che chiedeva l’espulsione di tutte le forze a guida statunitense nel paese due giorni dopo che Washington aveva assassinato Soleimani e Muhandis.
Parlando giovedì in vista dei raduni previsti, Sadr ha invitato gli iracheni a mobilitarsi e difendere l’indipendenza e la sovranità del paese.

Enorme folla manifesta a Baghdad contro gli USA

“Oh donne, uomini e giovani del paese, è giunto il momento di difendere il paese, la sua sovranità e dipendenza”, ha detto Sadr in un tweet.”Spargi la voce di un futuro Iraq indipendente che sarà governato dai giusti; un Iraq che non conoscerà la corruzione o l’aggressione”, ha aggiunto, invitando gli iracheni ad espellere i “tiranni”.

Vari gruppi di resistenza irachena affiliati alle “”Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) del paese hanno anche sostenuto la manifestazione anti-americana.

Le forze statunitensi subiranno pesanti sconfitte se si rifiutano di lasciare l’Iraq: ha dichiarato il portavoce del gruppo delle Hashd Sha’abi (forze sciite).

Un gruppo iracheno delle PMU afferma che è pronto a causare gravi perdite alle forze militari statunitensi se queste si rifiutano di ritirarsi dal paese.
Parlando con il canale televisivo libanese al-Mayadeen, Jaafar al-Husseini, portavoce del gruppo di resistenza Kata’ib Hezbollah, affiliato alla PMU, ha affermato che “altri mezzi” saranno usati contro gli americani se non lasceranno l’Iraq.

Il portavoce ha aggiunto che la presenza americana ha portato alla corruzione e all’instabilità nel paese.

In un’intervista con l’agenzia di stampa iraniana Tasnim, Firas al-Yasser, membro dell’ufficio politico del movimento Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, ha anche affermato che le manifestazioni di oggi hanno segnato “un nuovo capitolo” nelle relazioni del paese con gli Stati Uniti.

Questi ha aggiunto che i gruppi di resistenza irachena sostengono la posizione della leadership religiosa del paese, che non tollera la “teoria della dipendenza e dell’umiliazione” di Washington contro l’Iraq.

“Crediamo di aver raggiunto l’ora zero affrontando gli Stati Uniti”, ha detto.

Muqtada al-Sadr il massimo leader religioso irachenoYasser ha aggiunto che l’attacco missilistico dell’Iran alla base di Ain al-Assad nella provincia irachena occidentale di Anbar all’inizio di questo mese è stato un “preludio” all’espulsione delle forze statunitensi dal paese.
Qais al-Khazali, leader di Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, che fa parte del PMU, ha descritto i raduni di venerdì come una “seconda rivoluzione” un secolo dopo la Grande rivoluzione irachena del 1920.

Gli iracheni avevano organizzato allora manifestazioni di massa contro le forze britanniche che all’epoca avevano occupato l’Iraq.

Nota: La massiccia mobilitazione di oggi a Baghdad è destinata a fornire a Washington il segnale che la popolazione irachena non tollererà più a lungo la presenza delle truppe occupanti statunitensi. Questo significa che , se ci sarà un rifiuto da parte di Washington ad abbandonare il paese, allora inizierà una attività di resistenza e di guerriglia che obbligherà gli USA a prendere una decisione in merito. Il piano americano di dividere l’Iraq in più entità, appoggiandosi ai secessionisti curdi o alle attività terroristiche dell’ISIS per giustificare la propria presenza, è già fallito e non è più sostenibile. Se Washington dovesse decidere di restare comunque, allora dovrebbe inviare centinaia di migliaia dei suoi militari per controllare il paese e rassegnarsi ad un lungo e logorante conflitto. Non sembra che questa sia però una soluzione praticabile nell’anno delle elezioni presidenziali americane.

Fonte: Press TV

Traduzione e nota: Luciano Lago

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LIVE: ‘Million-man march’ against US presence in Baghdad

Millions: Iraqi People Hold EPIC Anti-US Rally In Baghdad Video 24 01 2020

Filed under: iraq, PROTEST, usa — Tag:, , , , , , — mirabilissimo100 @ 8:07 am

Risultati immagini per iraq milioni manifestazione 24 gennaio

 
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FORT RUSS.COM
 
JAN 24 2020
 
JOAQUIN FLORES
 
TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) – Millions of Iraqi people convened in the capital city of Baghdad today to deplore the US military presence in the country.
 

According to Iraq’s local media, people from “all of the Iraqi provinces” have gathered in the ongoing rally to condemn the Americans’ illegal presence in the country, after the US assassinated top Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad earlier this month.

The protesters are carrying banners and chanting slogans calling for the expulsion of US forces.

During the rallies, the Influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr lashed out at the United States for its illegal military presence in Iraq, saying, “If the US government does not agree to leave Iraq, it will be considered and treated as an occupying state and enemy.”

Baghdad should revoke all security agreements with the US and ban the US from conducting military operations in its skies, he added.

The demonstrators are planned to gather at the intersection of Baghdad University in the Jadriyah neighborhood.

Iraqis in Karbala city, south of Baghdad, were also seen boarding buses heading towards the capital.

The rally comes after influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis to stage “a million-strong, peaceful, unified demonstration to condemn the American presence and its violations” last week.

On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution calling for the expulsion of all US-led forces in the country two days after Washington assassinated Soleimani and Muhandis.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council praised the Iraqi people’s massive turnout to the anti-US rallies that were held in Baghdad on Friday, saying Washington should await new displays of regional power.

Shamkhani hailed epic rallies in Baghdad against US illegal presenceRear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, in a statement, commended the Iraqi government, parliament, and nation for the epic demonstrations to deplore the US’ illegal military presence in the country.

He described the rally as a sign of Iraqis’ pioneering role in the expulsion of the Americans from the region.

Shamkhani said the Iraqis rallying in million showed that the US’ threat of sanctions has become nothing but a fruitless effort, which cannot undermine the will and unity of the nations that pursue their national sovereignty and independence.

“The countdown to the US’ expulsion from the region started on the early hours of Friday, January 3, and Washington is getting closer to the end of its presence in the region day by day,” he added.

The top Iranian security official was referring to the US assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes on January 3.

On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution calling for the expulsion of all foreign forces after the US assassination of Iran’s senior Iranian and Iraqi commanders.

On January 7, Iran’s IRGC targeted the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in western Iraq after launching a wave of attacks to retaliate the terrorist move.

Today’s massive rally came after influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis to stage “a million-strong, peaceful, unified demonstration to condemn the American presence and its violations”.

Sadr issued a statement on Friday calling for US bases to be shut down and Iraqi airspace closed to US warplanes and surveillance aircraft.

He warned that US presence in the country will be dealt with as an occupying force if Washington does not agree with Iraqi demands to withdraw for the country.

SANA reports:

Huge crowds of Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of US troops from the country.

The demonstration set off from al-Jadriyah and al-Karrada regions adjacent to the Green Zone in central Baghdad.

The demonstrators raised the national flags, chanted slogans rejecting the US presence on Iraqi soil and denounced the criminal actions committed by the US administration by targeting Iraqi military forces and resistance leaders.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi security forces have taken strict measures and cut a number of roads in central Baghdad in coincidence with the start of the massive demonstration, according to an Iraqi security source.

In statements to SANA correspondent in Baghdad, a number of demonstrators confirmed that the US military presence is the cause of all the dilemmas that Iraq is witnessing.

They demanded the immediate implementation of the Iraqi Parliament’s resolution which call for the expulsion of the US and foreign forces from all Iraqi lands.

This demonstration, according to demonstrators, represents a real popular referendum on the rejection of any US military presence in the country.

On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution bending the government to end the foreign presence in the country after the US crimes against Iraqi military headquarters and high ranking Iraqi and friendly resistance leaders.

 

SEE THE VIDEO AND READ MORE

https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/01/video-millions-iraqi-people-hold-epic-anti-us-rally-in-baghdad/

IRAQI PARLIAMENT: US Forces Given A Year To Leave Iraq

Filed under: iraq, usa, war — Tag:, , , , , — mirabilissimo100 @ 8:02 am

 

Risultati immagini per us military iraq
 
 
FORT-RUSS 
JAN 22 2020
 
BY DRAGO BOSNIC
 
BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior Iraqi legislator said in a statement that the Iraqi parliament’s approval has kicked off an irreversible process that will see a complete pullout of United States occupation forces from the Arab country by the end of this year (2020).
 

“We will witness the end of the US forces’ presence in Iraq in the current year,” Ali al-Qanemi, a senior member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, told the Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm news website on Tuesday.

He added that the parliament’s decision to expel the US forces is binding on the government, adding that Baghdad is adopting the necessary measures to this end. Al-Qanem said after the parliament’s decision and given the conditions in Iraq, the US forces have no reason to continue their presence in the Arab country.

In early January, the Iraqi parliament voted to expel coalition forces over a US drone attack near Baghdad International airport that assassinated Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), or Hashad al-Shabi, five Iranian, and five Iraqi security personnel.

“The Iraqi government must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, airspace or water for any reason,” the Iraqi parliament’s resolution read.

Following the vote in the Iraqi parliament, the administration of President Donald Trump expressed its “keen disappointment” over the decision.

“We have a very extraordinarily expensive airbase that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it […] We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame,” Trump noted.

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https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/01/iraqi-parliament-us-forces-given-a-year-to-leave-iraq/

PENTAGON 25 01 2020 ADMITS THAT ACTUALLY 34 US TROOPS WERE INJURED IN IRANIAN STRIKE ON AL-ASAD BASE

Filed under: attack, iran, iraq, usa, war — Tag:, , , , , , , — mirabilissimo100 @ 7:53 am

Pentagon Admits That Actually 34 US Troops Were Injured in Iranian Strike on Al-Asad Base

 
SOUTH FRONT.ORG
 
25 01 2020

On January 24th, the Pentagon confirmed that the number of injured US troops in the Iranian missile attack on the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq was actually 34.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman confirmed the number in a briefing.

The 34 troops received primarily concussions, but also other traumatic brain injuries. Seventeen people screened at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany have already returned to duty.

However, there are still nine military personnel remaining in the German hospital, eight more were sent for treatment in the United States.

Hoffman said that the Defense Department will review its processes for tracking and reporting injuries suffered by service members, and that the aim was to be as transparent as possible.

“The goal is to be as transparent, accurate and to provide the American people and our service members with the best information about the tremendous sacrifices our war fighters make,” Hoffman said.

After more than two weeks after misrepresenting the truth and initially claimed that nobody was injured and nothing was damaged.

This is completely different than US President Donald Trump and his administration’s claim that no injuries had been suffered and there had been no casualties from the attack.

“We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.”

The claim of minimal damage was also disproved, in videos, and in claims by Danish soldiers who said that helicopters and other equipment had been completely destroyed.

Initially, on January 17th, the US confirmed that 11 troops had received concussions, but nothing serious.

On January 22nd, Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a military spokeswoman, said in a statement that more troops had actually been injured.

“The health and safety of all service members is the greatest concern for all Department leadership and we greatly appreciate the care that these members have received and continue to receive at the hands of our medical professionals. As medical treatment and evaluations in theater continue, additional service members have been identified as having potential injuries.”

Riordan’s statement continued:

“These service members — out of an abundance of caution — have been transported to Landstuhl, Germany for further evaluations and necessary treatment on an outpatient basis. Given the nature of injuries already noted, it is possible additional injuries may be identified in the future.”

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to explain the discrepancy between his previous comments that nobody had been injured and the recent reports.

“No, I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report, it’s not very serious,” Trump replied.

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Trump, at Israel’s Request, Assassinated the General Most Responsible for Destroying ISIS

Filed under: attack, iran, iraq, usa, war — Tag:, , , , , , , — mirabilissimo100 @ 7:38 pm

 

GENERAL QASEM SOLEIMANI
 
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8 01 2020
 

Eric Zuesse

Even some mainstream U.S. ‘news’-media (but none that are Republican) acknowledge the fact that Qasem Soleimani was among the most effective of all nations’ generals who fought against ISIS. Other mainstream U.S. ‘news’-media seem very reluctant to do so, because the entirety of America’s mainstream ‘journalism’ has spewed hatred against Iran’s Government after Iranians in 1979 succeeded at overthrowing the dictator Shah whom America’s CIA had installed in 1953 to end Iran’s democracy and to control the country, and he privatized the National Iranian Oil company and cut America’s aristocrats in on the profits from sales of Iranian oil. (Under George W. Bush, the U.S. Government did basically the same thing to Iraq’s oil industry.) So, America’s mainstream ‘news’-media, which are owned by the same aristocracy that imposed Iran’s dictatorship in 1953, have portrayed Iran’s #2 leader, General Qasem Soleimani, as a ‘terrorist’, instead of as the leading fighter against ISIS, which he actually was.

On 3 January 2020, Ilan Goldenberg, of the Democratic Party neoconservative Center for a New American Security, headlined in the Council on Foreign Relations’s Foreign Affairs“Will Iran’s Response to the Soleimani Strike Lead to War?” and only two references to ISIS were there, both buried in his article: “He led Iran’s campaign to arm and train Shiite militias in Iraq — militias responsible for the deaths of an estimated 600 American troops from 2003 to 2011— and became the chief purveyor of Iranian political influence in Iraq thereafter, most notably through his efforts to fight the Islamic State (ISIS).” And: “ISIS retains an underground presence and could take advantage of the chaos of an American withdrawal or a U.S.-Iranian conflict to improve its position in Iraq.” So, it’s hard for a reader there to figure out that Trump actually assassinated ISIS’s main enemy.

On January 4th, Marketwatch headlined “Who was Qassem Soleimani, and why is his death a major development in U.S.-Middle East relations?” and there was only a single reference to ISIS, the source being Iran, which that article was criticizing: “In a tweet, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described the strike that killed the general as an act of international terrorism: ‘The US act of international terrorism, targeting & assassinating General Soleimani — THE most effective force fighting Daesh (ISIS), Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda et al — is extremely dangerous & a foolish escalation,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘The US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism,’ he said.”

Some of America’s mainstream ‘news’-media portrayed the killing of Soleimani as being damaging to America’s ability to continue occupying Iraq and therefore harmful to the fight against ISIS because the U.S. — not Iran and Russia — lead the fight against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. In other words: they presume that lie. Politico headlined on January 3rd, “How the Soleimani strike could kneecap the fight against ISIS” and opened:

The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military leader could put America’s fight against the Islamic State in jeopardy, opening the door to the reemergence of the terrorist group.

The Thursday night attack on Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani could also prompt the government in Iraq to kick U.S. troops out of the country, ending America’s mission to train the Iraqi military to fight terrorist groups.

U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq since 2014 to fight ISIS and train Iraqi forces with permission from the Iraqi government. As part of this agreement, Iraq asked the U.S. specifically not to target Iran within the country, a request America has now violated “in flagrant fashion” with the strike on Soleimani near the Baghdad airport, said Scott Anderson, a former legal adviser to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

“This is going to put a lot of pressure on those aspects of our relationship they have control over,” Anderson, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, said Friday. … “If we can’t be in Iraq, we can’t be in Syria,” Barbara Slavin, the director of the Future Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council, said Friday.

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They don’t mention that both Brookings and the Atlantic Council are neoconservative, pro-imperialist, and controlled by (overwhelmingly funded by) large U.S.-based international corporations and U.S.-allied governments, which benefit from U.S.-and-allied arms-sales and oil-extraction. So, that’s just a standard propaganda-piece from Politico, pumping the U.S. empire.

For once, CNN broke with U.S. imperialism, and headlined on January 3rd, “Analysis: It’s important to remember the role Soleimani played in the fight against ISIS”. Perhaps because CNN is controlled by Democratic Party billionaires instead of by Republican-Party ones, they reported that:

It is important to remember the role both he and Iran played in the fight against ISIS.

While US aircraft, special forces and local allies fought ISIS in Syria, as well as in Iraq, Iranian-backed militia also pushed the terror group back in Iraq. Soleimani was reported to have often led that fight from the front line …

The 62-year-old led Iran’s elite Quds Force, which had a hand in both fighting the Islamic State militant group and U.S. forces.

There was no contradiction between those two positions shared both by Soleimani and Iran, because ISIS was created as a fundamentalist-Sunni U.S. proxy fighting force against Iraq’s Shiites. There was also this:

Long known as the ‘shadow commander’ in Western media, his profile was raised in 2015 as Iranian outlets began releasing photos of him in the battlefield guiding the war against ISIS. …

Soleimani is also credited with fighting the Islamic State militant group in IraqIn a 2017 public letter, he denounced the “evil movement” that managed “to deceive tens of thousands of Muslim youth” in Iraq and Syria, while also blaming the U.S. for the rise and spread of ISIS.

Iran had launched airstrikes against ISIS fighters outside Baghdad in late 2014 just as the United States and its coalition partners were taking on the extremist group.

ISIS, made up of Sunni extremists, was ideologically at odds with Soleimani and the Iranian Shiite regime he defended.

Soleimani and his commanders were on the front lines in Iraq and his name became synonymous with victories attributed to Iraqi ground forces [fighting against ISIS]. He had presented himself as the face of the offensive in Tikrit, a city which fell under ISIS control in 2014 [HE WAS FIGHTING AGAINST ISIS THERE].

Iran sought to highlight his efforts against ISIS while protesting his death Friday.

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Another pro-Democratic-Party ‘news’-site, MSNBC, likewise included, on January 3rd, some of ‘the enemy’s side’ in this: “The 62-year-old led Iran’s elite Quds Force, which had a hand in both fighting the Islamic State militant group and U.S. forces.”

Indicating how confused and hostile Americans are to encounter — in the few media where they can — the truth about Soleimani and about the reality in the Middle East, there was a January 3rd news-report from Washington Times headlined “Geraldo Rivera laments strike on U.S. ‘friend’ Qassem Soleimani, says Quds leader ‘saved people’” which opened:

Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera says the Baghdad airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was a strategic error against a U.S. “friend” who “saved people.”

A “Fox & Friends” panel was injected with heated rhetoric on Friday when Mr. Rivera defended the Quds force leader’s résumé in a discussion with Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy.

“Six months ago, Ainsley, this guy was our friend,” Mr. Rivera said.

Rivera was opposed not only by the other Fox “Friends” there, but by the reader-comments, such as the most-liked ones:

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• RedBowtie

What planet does Rivera live on? Soleimani has engineered the killing of many Americans.

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• RedGuitar

stalin was our friend and helped us defeat hitler. no really a friend. ha

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They want to remain suckers of America’s billionaires, who want to have Iran back.

Of course, Russia’s news-media were honest about this matter; they have no reason to lie about it; and, besides, they don’t lie nearly as frequently as America’s billionaire-controlled ‘news’-media do — they know they are distrusted from the get-go throughout the U.S. empire, because Russia’s lying Soviet predecessors (before 1991) are constantly pumped to America’s ‘news’-media behind the scenes by America’s CIA (representing America’s billionaires) as being like today’s Russian news-media, which they very much are not. Russia really did end the Cold War; the U.S. regime never did.

On January 4th, India’s Economic Times headlined “Soleimani, face of fight against ISIS, Taliban”, and reported that:

Soleimani was the face of armed resistance against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and contributed in a big way in defeating ISIS, said an expert familiar with West Asian dynamics who requested not to be identified.

Last year Soleimani had also slammed Pakistan for its failure to control terror groups on its soil that targeted Iranian Revolutionary Guards group.

Iran and India were among regional powers that backed anti-Taliban forces along with Russia before Taliban was ousted in Afghanistan. …

Last February, a car laden with explosives hit a bus of Revolutionary Guard soldiers on Zahedan-Khash road in Iran’s border province of Sistan-Balouchestan, killing 27 and injuring 13. Pakistan-based Jaish ul-Adl Takfiri terrorist group, which has ties to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Days after the attack, Soleimani said Iran does not want mere condolences, but concrete action from Pakistan. “Can’t you, as a nuclear-armed state, deal with a hundreds-strong terrorist group in the region?” he had said.

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That’s a major daily newspaper in Hindu India, which isn’t a place about which readers in America and allied countries haven’t been taught by their news-media to expect to see such a commentary being published. According to Wikipedia, “As of 2012, it is the world’s second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after The Wall Street Journal,[4] with a readership of over 800,000.”

Also on January 4th former UK Ambassador Craig Murray headlined from Britain “Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani” and he exposed lies against Soleimani by Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and a key neoconservative legal advisor to UK’s Government. He was exposing there a bipartisan and international sliming operation, the type of thing that traditionally persuades masses of suckers to vote for politicians who continue the grand imperial enterprise, for the benefit of U.S.-and-allied billionaires.  However, that scam might not be so successful this time around.

On January 6th, the U.S. Government informed Iraq’s Government that the U.S. military occupation of Iraq is now at an end and all U.S. forces are withdrawing from Iraq. Then Trump changed his mind. Shortly afterward. Iran did its first retaliation, firing missiles against U.S. military facilities in Iraq. Trump’s constant aggressions against Iran (starting with cancellation ot the Iran nuclear agreement and restoration of anti-Iran sanctions) will sink the Middle East and maybe the entire world in blood. The EU seems nonetheless to be sticking by the U.S. regime. All leaders who do so will be damned along with him. But none of them seem even to care. They all share in his guilt.


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IRAN: WRONG IDENTIFICATION WERE BEHIND FLIGHT 752 ACCIDENT

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Communication Issues, Wrong Identification Were Behind Flight 752 Accident: IRGC Commander

 
 
Jan. 8, 2020 file photo a rescue worker searches the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr southwest of the capital Tehran, 
Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
 
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11 01 2020
 

COMMUNICATION ISSUES, WRONG IDENTIFICATION WERE BEHIND FLIGHT 752 ACCIDENT: IRGC COMMANDER

 

The Head of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has accepted full responsibility for the downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752, revealing new details about the errors which led to the accident.

In a press conference on January 11, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said he “wished he could die” after being informed of the accident, which took place three days ago.

“Neither the IRGC nor the Armed Forces never intended to cover up, but this was a process that had to be perused,” the Press TV quoted the IRGC commander as saying.

Gen. Hajizadeh revealed that the country’s air defense network was on the “highest level of readiness” and alerted to of a possible cruise missile strike by the U.S. A few hours before the accident, the IRGC targeted U.S. bases in Iraq with ballistic missiles.

According to the Iranian commander, the operator of the Tor-M1 air-defense system, that shot down the plane, called for a halt in flights in the region during the night. He identified plane as a hostile cruise missile.

The operator wasn’t able to call for orders to deal with the perceived threat, as he is required to do, because of a failure in his communication system.

Gen. Hajizadeh said that the failure led the operator to “take the wrong decision” of firing on the perceived threat in a “ten-second” time-span.

All 176 crew members and passengers of the flight PS752, 147 of whom were Iranians, were killed in the crash. The plane was on a trip from Tehran to Kiev.

The IRGC commander said during the conference that concerned individuals were quarantined by the country’s higher authorities, stressing that the Guards will comply with any decision taken by them.

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IRANIAN MISSILE STRIKE ON US MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ:SUMMING UP RESULTS

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Summing Up Results Of Iranian Missile Strike On US Military Bases In Iraq

 
 
IMAGES by @farhad965
Photos show the remnants of Qiam missiles. They do not explode because the Qiam warhead separates from the airframe before atmospheric re-entry:
 
Summing Up Results Of Iranian Missile Strike On US Military Bases In Iraq
 
Summing Up Results Of Iranian Missile Strike On US Military Bases In Iraq
 
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Summing Up Results Of Iranian Missile Strike On US Military Bases In Iraq
 
 

The satellite images and the recently appeared video allow to suggest that aircraft tent shelters most likely were the main targets of the strike. 

So far, the appeared evidence does not allow to see any large missile craters. This contributes to the version that missile warheads’ payload was smaller than it could be.

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9 01 2020

SUMMING UP RESULTS OF IRANIAN MISSILE STRIKE ON US MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ

 

On January 9, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) conducted missile strikes on the US-operated Ayn al-Assad airbase and the US military HQ in Erbil city in Iraq.

Depending on sources the IRGC launched from 10 to 22 missiles:

  • According to the IRGC, over 10 missiles were launched and all of them hit the assigned targets. Iranian state television claimed that at least 80 “American terrorists” were killed in Iranian strikes. This number of casualties has not confirmed by any evidience;
  • The Iraqi military said that 22 missiles were launched. 17 of them hit the Ain al-Asad air base, including 2 missiles that did not explode, and 5 missiles hit the US facility in the city of Erbil. Iraq denied any casualties among its forces;
  • The US military said that 10 missiles hit the Ayn al-Assad airbase, a misile struck the US facility in Erbil and 4 missiles failed. The Pentagon, and later US President Donald Trump, denied any casualties among US or Iraqi personnel.
  • The available infomration indicates that there really were no casualties among US and Iraqi personnel, while the Iranian missiles successfully struck their targets. The advanced warning of the Iraqi side (that intentionally or unintentionally informed the US) by Iran is among the main reasons of this result. Therefore, the Iranian strike was not intended to lead to casualties among US or Iraqi personnel deployed at these bases. The pattern of damage caused to the Ayn al-Assad airbase also allows to suggest the missile warheads’ payload was much smaller than it could be. In this case, the strike was first of all a strong military (!) message to the US military and political leadership.

Iran’s semi-official Tashim news agency citing own sources said the IRGC employed Qiam (the range – 800km) and Fateh-313 (the range – 500 km) short-range ballistic missiles. However, photos and videos appearing oline demonstrate a bit different picture. According to them, that the IRGC in fact employed Qiam and Zolfaghar (the range – up to 800km) missiles.

Open data suggests that the missile launches were made from Iran’s Kirmasan province. One of the largest Iranian missile bases is located  near Kirmasan city.

The Zolfaghar short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) is a variant of the Fateh-110 SRBM family. It was developed as a part of the campaign to improve the range and accuracy of the existing missiles. The Zolfaghar reportedly has a range of 800km. Iranian media reports claim that the Zolfaghar’s accuracy is within 10 meters

While the Iranian strike apparently caused no casualties, the IRGC publicly demonstrated that they can peneterate US air defense using its domestic-produced ballistic missiles and electronic warfare systems (mostly Russian).

Satellite images and visual evidence from the ground demonstrate that the strike was preceise and caused a visible impact to the Ayn al-Assad airbase. The close grouping of destroyed targets serves as a visual demonstration of the accuracy of the Iranian missiles.

The satellite images and the recently appeared video allow to suggest that aircraft tent shelters most likely were the main targets of the strike. So far, the appeared evidence does not allow to see any large missile craters. This contributes to the version that missile warheads’ payload was smaller than it could be.

The January 8 nation adress by President Donald Trump confirms that the US received and understood the message: Iran is capable of striking any US military facility anywhere around the Middle East and this strike will be effective. Therefore, the  Trump administration did not risk with a new war, declared the Iranian missile strike on its military bases a ‘success’ and limited the response to new sanctions and loud rhetoric about Iran-backed ‘terrorism’.

The question is how the US will react to a further pressure from local forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. The US assassination of Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani, the Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, and other prominent Iraqi and Iranian officers led to a very negative reaction from the local population in Iraq. This negative already led to several rocket strikes on the area of the US Embassy in Baghdad. The most recent of these strikes followed Trump’s ‘peaceful’ nation adress on the situation with Iran.

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CNN VIDEO OF U.S AIRBASE RUINS: Iran Entirely Destroys Airbase – ‘Unimaginable Damage!’

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Summing Up Results Of Iranian Missile Strike On US Military Bases In Iraq
 
Al-Asad airbase Usa base in Iraq
 
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CNN VIDEO OF U.S AIRBASE RUINS: Iran Entirely Destroys Airbase – ‘Unimaginable Damage!’
 
 

In an exclusive report from the al-Asad airbase where the US soldiers were based in Iraq, CNN described the extent of the damage to the base as unimaginable.

The hosts exclaims incredulity that no U.S servicemen were injured. FRN previously ran video appearing to demonstrate that U.S soldiers were at the base.

Iranian domestic media reported between a dozen to eighty killed and injured U.S solders.

The U.S anti-air defenses were entirely useless against the Iranian missiles. 100% of the launched missiles penetrated U.S defenses, with high accuracy.

This demonstration of force and the U.S inability to stop these next-generation Iranian missiles may serve well for western audiences, inculcated from early childhood into believing the mythology of an invincible U.S.

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https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/01/cnn-video-of-u-s-airbase-ruins-iran-entirely-destroys-airbase-unimaginable-damage/

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CNN describes US airbase damages by Iran missile attack as terrifying

 
 
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