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    US carries out ‘precision defensive strikes’ in Iraq and Syria against Iranian-backed

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    • The Pentagon said in a statement that three locations in Iraq and two in Syria were targeted by U.S. forces.
    • The locations included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that the Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militia uses to plan and execute attacks on OIR coalition forces.
    • It was not immediately clear what U.S. military assets were used in the strikes.



    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/29/us-c...d-militia.html
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    American terrorists bombing foreign countries to defend illegal American occupying forces. Fuck off, Trump.

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    Go Donald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    American terrorists bombing foreign countries to defend illegal American occupying forces. Fuck off, Trump.
    The usual invented boogieman.

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    Looks abandoned before the strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Looks abandoned before the strike.
    You can tell how?

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    Pre strike 1 vs pre strike 2 shows vehicles no longer present and weren't there on strike either.

    ...or are they all different locations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Go Donald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There is a decent chance he was not informed. He would not be able to comprehend what they were talking about, let alone find Iraq on a world map..

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    Breaking: Several rockets target base hosting US troops near Baghdad – AFP
    2019-12-29

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A base housing U.S. military personnel near Baghdad was reportedly targeted by several rockets this evening, the AFP News Agency reported.

    “4 rockets target base housing US personnel near Iraq capital,” the AFP reported, citing a security official.

    Prior to this report, several claims appeared on Twitter about an alleged Iranian-backed attack on the Al-Taji Base, which is located near the capital city of Baghdad.

    Lucas Tomilson, a journalist for Fox News at the Pentagon, said U.S. official denied the attack on the Al-Taji Base.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...r-baghdad-afp/

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    There is a decent chance he was not informed.
    He wasn't. He has made it clear that he is not to be bothered in bed or on the golf course.

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    He would not be able to comprehend what they were talking about
    Obviously for thinking people with functioning brains.

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    Putin must have had prior knowledge through back channels, at very least to clear/evacuate Russian assets in the region or to confirm there are none in the zone; 'precision' strikes have been known to pass through unintended keyholes. The alternative would be to risk US weapons targeting Russian personnel on 3rd party turf.

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    Protesters break into US embassy compound in Baghdad after American airstrikes in Iraq – reports

    31 Dec, 2019

    Dozens of Iraqi protesters furious over airstrikes that targeted Hezbollah positions have forced their way into the US embassy compound in Baghdad. Tear gas and sounds of gunfire were reported at the scene.

    The crowd was able to gain access to sections of the heavily-fortified Green Zone, smashing doors and security cameras on the wall surrounding the diplomatic building, according to the Associated Press. The agency said that there was a fire in one part of the compound, and that at least three US soldiers were spotted on the roof of the embassy.

    Plumes of dark smoke could be seen rising from the compound, as protesters waved Hezbollah flags and chanted “Down, down USA!”, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

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    https://www.rt.com/news/477181-iraq-...to-us-embassy/

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    This is escalating ...

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    Iran's Qassem Soleimani killed in US air raid at Baghdad airport

    Pre-dawn raid also killed Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a major escalation of regional tensions.


    Two unnamed US officials told Reuters news agency that the US carried out the air attack that killed Soleimani [File: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP]

    General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and architect of its regional security apparatus, has been killed following a US air raid at Baghdad's international airport on Friday.


    The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the death of Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump and was aimed at deterring future attacks allegedly being planned by Iran.


    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the killing as an "act of international terrorism."
    "The US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism."


    Iraqi officials and the state television reported that aside from Soleimani, Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also killed in the pre-dawn raid.


    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...232817666.html

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    I'd assume someone must have tipped the US off of his whereabouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'd assume someone must have tipped the US off of his whereabouts?
    You'd think that there is now an 'informant millionaire'

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    inshallah ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    inshallah ?
    As in ... long over due?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'd assume someone must have tipped the US off of his whereabouts?
    If this was in retaliation for the embassy troubles, which itself was a response to some earlier action in the unending chain as some 'experts' suggest, it's not possible in the short space of time between the act and the US action, no matter how efficient their intel, to investigate, identify, search, locate and take out linked individuals or groups, in this case him.

    They already had tabs on him, from days to months, just like others on a rather long list of viable targets that's constantly updated in real time, and were waiting for some real or perceived provocation to engage. So something happens giving cause, say the embassy performance or the attack on personnel, they choose which target/s to take out in retaliation, and it doesn't matter if cause and effect are unconnected.

    This is good psychology, as it sends the message to many individuals and groups that they are vulnerable whenever others misbehave.

    Or maybe that's wrong as it gives the US too much credit.

    I reckon the Ayatollahs were testing Trump (more to come) in an election year, and hoping he would freeze like Carter.

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    General Salami got killed by "katyusha" rockets.

    Israel (Mossad) provided Salami's wherabouts.

    General Salami is now a martyr and got a pizza named after him. Its called Pizza In schā' Allāh (Pizza salami with lots of pork)

    Khamenei called for three days of mourning in Iran for Salami..... lazy bastards


    Trump finally did the right thing.

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    safe bet that the neocons hoodwinked trump into this....there's no way he had any idea of the ramifications of this shortsighted action.

    "they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind"

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    Meanwhile, in the real World-
    Syria, losing war
    Afghanistan, losing war
    Libya, losing war
    Yemen, losing war
    Iraq, lost war

    Comprehensive. Nobody larf at amerka, 123...........

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    My Mate The Donald is da man eh .

    The only Head fuko who has the balls to do good eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    safe bet that the neocons hoodwinked trump into this....there's no way he had any idea of the ramifications of this shortsighted action.

    "they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind"
    The "Climate Change" thread is on another page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Meanwhile, in the real World-
    Syria, losing war
    Afghanistan, losing war
    Libya, losing war
    Yemen, losing war
    Iraq, lost war

    Comprehensive. Nobody larf at amerka, 123...........
    There have been surely some wins, haven't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Trump finally did the right thing.
    Who is so naive enough that a POTUS can decide such thing? (perhaps the last one who did it was a certain True Man...)

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