Did the US simply get it all wrong?
The NYT’s asks the most preposterous question, in my opinion, regarding the attack on the K1 base in Iraq. Was the US “wrong”? Oh, no they weren’t. They were not wrong. Not mistaken. Nor were they misinformed. It was not a question of having the wrong intel or anything like that at all. They lied. It’s that simple. They lied. That’s how I see it! The US was looking for any excuse to further implant themselves in Iraq. Entrench. To Expand. They wanted to kill Soleimani. And they were testing the waters with Iran.
Getting the K1 base attack “wrong” helped them reach their desired goals, including goals we are unaware of. They had to get it 'wrong' so they could progress.
NYT's "Was U.S. Wrong About Attack That Nearly Started a War With Iran?"
"Soon there was a flash and a ripping sound as the first of the rockets fired from the truck soared toward Iraq’s K-1 military base.
The rockets wounded six people and killed an American contractor, setting off a chain of events that brought the United States and Iran to the brink of war.
The United States blamed an Iraqi militia with close ties to Iran and bombed five of the group’s bases. Angry Iraqis then stormed the American Embassy. The United States then killed Iran’s top general. Iran then fired missiles at American forces and mistakenly shot down a passenger jet, killing 176 people.
But Iraqi military and intelligence officials have raised doubts about who fired the rockets that started the spiral of events, saying they believe it is unlikely that the militia the United States blamed for the attack, Khataib Hezbollah, carried it out.
Iraqi officials say their doubts are based on circumstantial evidence and long experience in the area where the attack took place.
The rockets were launched from a Sunni Muslim (Kurdish?) part of Kirkuk Province notorious for attacks by the Islamic State, a Sunni terrorist group, which would have made the area hostile territory for a Shiite militia like Khataib Hezbollah.
Khataib Hezbollah has not had a presence in Kirkuk Province since 2014.
The Islamic State, however, had carried out three attacks relatively close to the base in the 10 days before the attack on K-1. Iraqi intelligence officials sent reports to the Americans in November and December warning that ISIS intended to target K-1, an Iraqi air base in Kirkuk Province that is also used by American forces.
abandoned Kia- rocket ready
These facts all point to the Islamic State, Iraqi officials say.
Khataib Hezbollah has denied responsibility for the attack, and no group has claimed it.
The United States has not presented any of its intelligence publicly. Nor has it shared the intelligence with Iraq"
KurdISHIS in action yet again..............KurdIShIS,represents the reality of the relationship between the PKK Kurds/USrael Kurds and ISIS. Their ever present symbiosis. the two melded into one.
Like Yin and Yang- yin and yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent
Let’s travel back down memory lane shall we?
Nov 2017: PMU’s deal with PKK
PKK Deploys Forces, Arms in Daquq, Southern Kirkuk
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in coordination with the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, deployed forces and arms in Daquq district, southern Kirkuk Province. (Sadr militia men)
PKK had a military base in Daquq
““They are Kurdish militants (and are) joined by Daesh militants who fled the neighboring areas,” Hussien said. “They are sleeper cells that were waiting for the right time and place to resume their activities.”
2020 must be that ‘right time and place” then?
“ one of the biggest Kurdish political parties to govern Kurdistan. Al-Qawali and his group are fighting to “liberate the Kurdish lands — occupied by the Iranian Shiite militias.”
What did Iraqi officials and intelligence say about that area?
No Shiite militias present for years... Why would that be? Because the KurdIShIS group have been succesful in terrorizing them in order to “liberate” the alleged Kurdish lands. Disputed by Baghdad of course. As has been mentioned, repeatedly. This is disputed territory.
Let’s look back at the K1 attack
As stated then: " In all probability the “attack” on the K- 1 base was a false flag. And the protestors at the embassy are likely affiliated with the US already, or were heavily infiltrated with provocateursShortly after the the false flag attack on the K1 base, the assassination of Soleimani, missile fire on the US base, the tragic plane shoot down. After all that happened, ISIS continues to launch attacks in Kirkuk The same “ISIS” that has been launching attacks all along. KurdIShIS
This is not about responding to a militia- and it’s not directly, though it will eventually get to being, about a response to Iran either. This is about Kirkuk. Control of territory. Control of resources. And most likely a challenge to Russia. As well as Turkey"
As reported by Kurdish media outlets who got their information from “security sources”
Undoubtedly security sources of their own.
The Islamic State militants launched their attack late on Wednesday night at an army post in Kirkuk on the road between Daquq (home base for PKK) and the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources told Kurdistan 24.As mentioned in the 2017 post.. “ Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in coordination with the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, deployed forces and arms in Daquq district, southern Kirkuk Province”
* PKK in Daquq, 2017.
* PKK in Daquq, 2020.
* The road to attacks in Kirkuk begin and undoubtedly end in Daquq. PKK held territory.
The PKK have launched attacks with their ISIS pals, for years now, in disputed territory. Replicating all the previous symbiotic coziness that occurred through out Syria’s north and other parts of Iraq.
Coincidence? I’m not a coincident theorist. This is conspiracy.
By definition, a conspiracy is Two or more people or parties “breathing together” to achieve an end. A goal. Steal some land and resources. And remake the region.
In conclusion, when the NYT’s asks, absurdly, if the US got it “wrong” in Iraq.
They are asking the wrong question, intentionally. So the information consumed will immediately give/implant the wrong idea. Disinformation.
The US got it right. They needed a pretext and created one.