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After U.S. Strike On Iraqi Forces Its Troops Will (Again) Have To Leave

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Instead of finding the real culprits - ISIS remnants, disgruntled locals, Kurds who want to regain control over Kirkuk - the U.S. decided that Kata'ib Hizbullah was the group guilty of the attack on Iraqi and U.S. troops near Kirkuk, Iraq. .

Kata'ib Hizbullah is a mostly Shia group with some relations to Iran. It is part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) which were founded and trained by Iran to stop and defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) when it occupied nearly a third of Iraq and Syria. KH is like all PMU units now under command and control of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.

To take revenge for the death of one of its mercenaries the U.S. air force attacked five camps where Kata'ib Hizbullah and other Iraqi forces were stationed:

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We hope bombings and illegal sanctions will stop to give peace another chance.

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The article ends with this statement,"Yesterday's attacks guarantee that all U.S. troops will have to leave Iraq and will thereby also lose their supply lines to Syria.

"One wonders if that was the real intent of those strikes."

Personally, I wish that were true, but I see nothing that would remotely cause the US to pull out. Nobody in Iraq asked the US to go in and destroy the place in the first place. Why would the US leave just because some silly Iraqi misunderstands what "sovereignty" means.

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I agree. The reason I posted it was to show yet another lie about a US war crime. It is absolutely ludicrous that Iran is vilified as the "leading terrorist state in the world". Their only "crime" is not letting Western corporations rape their country. Any acts of "terror" linked to Iran are few and far between, if any. None that I know of have been reliably verified.

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I do not track the details, but thanks for the link. It has been a long time since I have visited the Moon of Alabama website.


And again, the propaganda. The use of strike as a euphemism for bombing has always rubbed me the wrong way. Is this a description of a bowling match or a baseball game? F-35A designation implies, under US military terminology guidelines, that the aircraft is primarily built to battle other aircraft, although it was actually designed with the primary mission of being a shorter range complement to the B-2 bomber, with the design mission to bomb the Soviet Union.

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