Thursday, March 12, 2020

Breaking: US "Retaliatory" Airstrikes Underway in Iraq- Birth Pangs

Just a quick news grab as this latest attack on Iraq is occurring.
The U.S. is conducting retaliatory airstrikes in Iraq after two U.S. and one British service member died in a rocket attack Wednesday, a U.S. official confirmed to POLITICO.
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The strikes come just hours after Pentagon leaders warned that the United States would respond to the deadly attack, which they said was launched by Iranian-backed Shia militia groups in Iraq.


“Let me be clear: The U.S. will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon, adding that he spoke to President Donald Trump after the attack and the president gave him "the authority to do what we need to do consistent with his guidance."
Officials did not name the group responsible but said they were "confident" they knew who was behind the attack after capturing the truck that fired off 30 Katyusha rockets, 18 of which landed on Camp Taji, Iraq. (somewhat north of baghdad)

 Air strikes rock southern Iraq as US retaliates for rocket attack

They warned that all options were on the table, suggesting the US, Iran and the forces Tehran backs were again on a path towards confrontation inside of Iraq.
"I have spoken with the president," Mr Esper said at the Pentagon.
"He's given me the authority to do what we need to do, consistent with his guidance."
The US has repeatedly and publicly warned that killing Americans overseas was a red line that would lead to a response.
"We've got to hold the perpetrators accountable," Mr Esper said. "You don't get to shoot at our bases and kill and wound Americans and get away with it."
Washington blamed Kataib Hezbollah for a strike in Iraq in December that killed a US contractor.
Retaliatory attacks led to the US killing top Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, and an answering Iranian missile attack that left more than 100 US troops with brain injuries.
In Wednesday’s attack, about 14 US-led coalition personnel were wounded, including Americans, Britons, Poles and others. Private industry contractors were among the wounded.
Gen Milley said five of the wounded were "urgent," suggesting serious injuries.
Britain identified its fallen service member as Lance Cpl Brodie Gillon, 26, who was with the Irish Guards Battle Group.
The US has not yet identified its killed service members.
"While we are still investigating the attack, I will note that the Iranian proxy group Kataib Hezbollah is the only group known to have previously conducted an indirect fire attack of this scale against US and coalition forces in Iraq," Gen McKenzie told a US Senate hearing.
Obviously I disagree with Gen McKenzie's claim! 

"In all probability the “attack” on the K- 1 base was a false flag"

"The US-led military coalition in Iraq says 18 107-millimetre Katyusha rockets struck Iraq's Taji military camp."
Same MO as the previous "attack" aka false flag.

US launches retaliatory airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias: Sources


  

 Oil wars in particular read the second article below as it relates to Iran circumventing sanctions which would displease the US immensely, may be a factor in this attack? But, probably just one of many factors!


and the Corona Hype which is insanely irrational.
Where is this all going?

15 comments:

  1. "and the Corona Hype which is insanely irrational"

    Please explain what's going on in Italy.

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    1. check the map in the sidebar for facts not fear


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    2. Yes, MMM, what is going on in Italy?! If you look at the map, it shows 69 confirmed cases in San Marino and one at the Holy See. As I've been hearing about out awful the COVID 19 outbreak is in Italy, I am puzzled by the map. Where are all the cases of COVID 19?

      Anyone, please correct me if I'm not understanding the map. (Thank you in advance).

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    3. Gwen, on the map the majority of cases have been lumped under Rome.

      Penny, the best psyops have real casualties. There is a dialectic in play: one side (media) hypes up the fear, other side (government) fiddles while Rome burns (a nod to the Trump fiddling tweet). When the situation gets really bad, and I suspect it might, then the plebs will clamour for big Brother to save them and line-up for their annual jabs. A bit of herd culling too won't go amiss.

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    4. The Spanish Flu was just flu.

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    5. MMM:

      "Penny, the best psyops have real casualties. "

      I'd agree 100 percent since I've said that many times here myself :)

      "When the situation gets really bad, and I suspect it might, then the plebs will clamour for big Brother to save them and line-up for their annual jabs"

      As of right now I'm having doubts it will get a whole lot worse then it is present time (yes I could be mistaken) BUT look at China? The cases have leveled off.
      As of now I'm assuming the same trajectory and
      I'd expect cases will reduce, particularly as the weather warms.

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    6. "The Spanish Flu was just flu."

      The Spanish flu same as this was a virus.

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  2. News report: 19 January 2018
    Italy is in the grip of its worst flu season in 14 years
    https://www.thelocal.it/20180119/italy-worst-flu-season-in-14-years

    People all over the world have died each flu season because their health was already compromised by something else. The same is happening with Covid-19.

    As Penny says, "facts not fear".

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    1. In the linked article-
      "There were some 832,000 flu patients between January 8-14th, according to the National Health Institute’s virus monitoring service, making a total of 3,883,000 cases since September 2017." - that's a lot, but
      "In total 140 cases were serious and 30 people with flu have died" - not so much.

      With Covid-19 around 20% of those diagnosed are serious or critical. That is what is swamping the hospitals and that didn't happen in 2018.

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    2. Yaya and MMM:

      In the linked article

      "“The spread of the influenza virus this year is very intense, higher even than the pandemic of 2009-10 and comparable only to the 2004-5 season,”

      Was there a pandemic at that time? During the 2004 and 2005 season? I can't recall one being declared?
      Anybody?

      "With Covid-19 around 20% of those diagnosed are serious or critical. That is what is swamping the hospitals and that didn't happen in 2018."

      Did it happen during the 04/05 season? Anyone?

      I'm not saying there are no deaths. I'm worried for my elderly parents- but I'd be worried for them in flu season every year as well.

      Italy is an "old country" demographically speaking and I believe this is why it's been so hard hit.

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    3. I was listening to a guy on the Myth of the 20th Century podcast- just the other day- he, who lives in Italy, said demographically Italy is an old country- And that's why the virus is hitting so hard- this is a fact (among other issues in that beautiful place

      https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/heres-why-the-coronavirus-death-rate-is-so-high-in-italy/

      "For one, the Italian population is the oldest in Europe, with about 23 percent of the inhabitants age 65 or older — and with a median age of 47.3, compared with 38.3 in the US, according to Live Science, which cited the New York Times."

      This is the reason for the high death toll.

      I still have family there, in fact, in the region that's been hardest hit (my dad was born there- in the south, but, the family that remained moved north)


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  3. Where is it all going? you ask? That's the real worry. I think the wiser course is to see what's going on behind the curtain. These airstrikes, the Defender Europe 20 exercise; as Scott's been reporting - the giveaways to the bankers, etc. Since most people watch their local TV news, which if everywhere else is like here, it's being dominated by information regarding statewide outbreaks, school and event closings, etc.

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  4. Hey Yaya and Gwen
    check my latest and do share some thoughts!

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  5. Gwen: you make an excellent point. Why are attempts made to fixate us on Covid-19 when for decades we've taken the regular flu with a grain of salt? (see link below) It does seem intended as a distraction from what amounts to, at least, economic warfare.

    This season: In the US alone, ordinary flu has caused an estimated 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths ...
    https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html

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