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    Question Bomb Iran before the election?

    Bring the troops home NOW.

    US Is Preparing Military Response To Wave Of Iranian-Backed Attacks On Its Forces In Iraq


    Over the past months, attacks on convoys of the US-led coalition moving military equipment and supplies have become an ordinary development in Iraq. Local Iranian-backed resistance groups demanding a US military withdrawal from the country have conducted over two dozen attacks so far. The most recent ones took place on September 22 and 23.

    The September 22 attack erupted in the district of al-Dujayl, around 60 km to the north of Baghdad. According to Iraq’s Security Media Cell, the convoy was targeted with an improvised explosive device. No casualties were reported. On the afternoon of September 23, a second supply convoy of the U.S.-led coalition was targeted in the district of Awja, more than 160 km north of Baghdad.

    The Islamic Resistance in Iraq (also known as Ashab al-Kahf) claimed responsibility for the September 23 incident saying that several military vehicles belonging to British forces were damaged. Meanwhile, another group, the Breaker of Titans Company (Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin), said that it had attacked coalition convoys near the town of Hillah in Babylon province and in the district of Abu Ghraib west of Baghdad. In an official statement, the group claimed that it will continue attacks until U.S. forces are expelled from Iraq.

    While regular attacks on supply convoys of the Coalition cause apparent media jitters, they have not caused any notable damage to the coalition forces themselves. Logistical and supply convoys are often operated by private military contractors and local forces affiliated with or just hired by the coalition.

    The US military still has a strong presence at its fortified positions and remaining bases in central and northern Iraq. This year the Pentagon even reinforced the security of its forces by deploying Patriot surface-to-air missile and C-RAM (counter rocket, artillery, and mortar) systems. The C-RAM is now regularly employed to protect the US embassy area in Baghdad’s Green Zone from rocket strikes.

    https://southfront.org/us-preparing-...orces-in-iraq/



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    Any president that does that is just begging to lose.
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    Trump will not bomb Iran, he had several chances to and refused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post

    Bomb Iran before the election?

    No no, that would be a terrible idea from America-First standpoint.
    And could cause further political chaos and again spur unproductive memes and narratives like these in media:


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    Fake news. I heard from an anonymous source Trump is gonna bring the troops home and impose martial law if he loses the election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    No no, that would be a terrible idea from America-First standpoint.
    And could cause further political chaos and again spur unproductive memes and narratives like these in media:


    President Donnell has the luck of a Clinton.
    Last edited by RonZeplin; 09-27-2020 at 02:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Fake news. I heard from an anonymous source Trump is gonna bring the troops home and impose martial law if he loses the election.

    He is bringing the troops home so that is more likely than a war with Iran, but it would happen because the left cheated and then had their supporters riot when he wins anyway and/or exposes the cheating.

    Enraged by near-daily attacks on its interests in Iraq, Washington has threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad, in a blow to a premier seen as a bulwark against Iran.

    In a new escalation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Saleh last week to deliver an ultimatum, Iraqi and foreign officials told AFP.

    Unless Iraq's government puts an end to the rockets raining down on US military and diplomatic sites, Washington would shutter its embassy and recall its troops, the sources said.

    "The Americans aren't just angry. They're really, really, really angry," one Iraqi official told AFP.

    Another said: "The honeymoon is over."

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/us-threats-ir...023656213.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Trump says we will leave Iraq completely:

    Republican leadership at the RNC Convention this week talked a big game when it comes to "bringing the troops home" - something Trump has been promising since 2016 - but which has not yet ultimately been realized. But can he deliver now as part of a pre-election promise? It looks like the wheels are finally in motion.

    Multiple reports citing Pentagon officials on Friday say up to one-third of all American soldiers will permanently return from Iraq over the next two to three months.

    This would bring numbers down from 5,200 to about 3,500 according to Pentagon officials. Trump is in the meantime expected to tout an Iraq withdrawal as a success in ending the wasteful wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, Doug Bandow, says this time America's presence in Iraq is indeed finally shrinking. Writing in The American Conservative, he holds nothing back in terms of reminding the American public what's at stake:

    Hubris, hypocrisy, and sanctimony are all constants of U.S. foreign policy. All came together in George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. Most foreign policy analysts, other than the neoconservative war enthusiasts who dominated Bush administration decision-making, recognize that America’s unjustified aggression was a horrid bungle.

    The U.S. broke international law, vilified European allies, wrecked Iraq, triggered sectarian war, victimized religious minorities, and empowered Iran. The human toll was hideous: Washington’s war killed thousands of Americans, wounded tens of thousands of U.S. personnel, killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, and displaced millions of Iraqis. The invasion spawned murderous al-Qaeda in Iraq, which morphed into the even more brutal Islamic State. Seventeen years later Iraqis are still dealing with their broken, sectarian government, bedeviled by powerful militias allied with Iran.

    Bandow underscores that the Pentagon has pushed back at every turn on every attempt of the Trump administration to pull out.

    The hotly contested November election, however, presents an opportunity where success in this is much more likely, however.

    "The election-minded president desperately needs some foreign policy accomplishments. Three-quarters of Americans say they want the U.S. out of Iraq.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/...ahead-election
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