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Security Source - Five rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq capital - ETA: 3 hit US embassy

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posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 03:43 PM
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BAGHDAD: A volley of rockets landed near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Sunday, two security sources told AFP, in the latest unclaimed attack on American installations in the country.

AFP reporters heard loud thuds emanating from the western bank of the Tigris, where the US embassy and most other foreign diplomatic missions are located.

One security source said three Katyusha rockets hit near the high-security compound while another said as many as five struck the area.


Five rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq capital: security source

In my mind odds are that Iran is behind this. Using one of their proxies.

The latest word from Iraq security forces is that 5 rockets landed in the Green Zone and there were no casualties.

I hope no one was hurt and that the US does not have to get involved. I don't think the US will give Iran another pass on attacking Americans though, nor should they IMO.

ETA- Just ran across this, hope it is not true.

Three rockets make direct hits on US embassy in Iraqi capital



Three out of five rockets fired on Sunday directly hit the US embassy in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a security source told AFP, including one that slammed into a cafeteria at dinner time.

The US embassy did not immediately respond to AFP's requests for comment, but a statement by Iraqi security forces earlier Sunday said there were no casualties in the attack.



Neither the Pentagon nor the State Department have made public any reports of injuries and have not returned requests from CNN for comment on the incident.


ETA - Looks like it is true


Three rockets hit US embassy in protest-hit Iraqi capital



Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq's capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country.

The attack marked a dangerous escalation in the spree of rocket attacks in recent months that have targeted the embassy or Iraqi military bases where American troops are deployed.

None of the attacks has been claimed but Washington has repeatedly blamed Iran-backed military factions in Iraq.


Three rockets ‘score direct hits on the US embassy in Baghdad’ in latest round of missiles aimed at heavily fortified Green Zone



Three out of five rockets fired on Sunday directly hit the US embassy in Iraq's capital, a security source has said - including one that slammed into a cafe at dinner time.

The diplomatic mission, which lies in Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, has been regularly hit by rockets in recent months.

Sunday's attack took place earlier in the day than usual and it was the first time a direct hit was reported. Iraq's security forces had earlier reported no casualties.


ETA - Looks like there is hope no one was injured.

3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources


This is the first time the compound has been hit directly in years and comes just weeks after pro-Iranian militia members and their supporters assaulted the compound in Iraq.



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posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Those Rockets are common. Several every week. Some land inside the green zone every month.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Thanks for that info CWM.


I knew bombs went off often. Never knew it was attacked that often with rockets.

You would think they would have some kind of defense if it happens that often.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Sounds like not much has changed over the years.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 04:16 PM
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It must be horrible living in a country where bombs falling out of the sky is common.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars
Where are we here though, Pompeo has been posturing a close of the Baghdad Embassy from first quarter of 2019 at least, and I don't think there are any diplomats there from May time 2019.
Private contractors may still be guarding the compound though, while common sense says they should not be there either.

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posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 05:19 PM
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I don't think we should be there or anywhere else, really.

Close or move the bases to the US. It would be great for the US economy.

If the US made some of it secret weapons public with a few demonstrations. No country would think about crossing us. If they did, we can defend ourselves from within the US. Today's US military does not need to be in other countries anymore to protect the US, IMO.


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posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

That may be true, but most of our ‘secret weapons’ would be overkill when it is easier to provide a measured response with conventional weapons. I mean technically you could nuke anyone in the world from the continental U.S., but I would rather send a surgical strike launched from one of those foreign bases.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus



our ‘secret weapons’ would be overkill


That's why no one would dare mess with us after seeing the demos.

A surgical strike can be launched from international waters or even the homeland by the US military.




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posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Okay..if there ever was a time to pull out...here it is.

Get your stuff and let them sort it out.

Iraq is telling you to go, Iran isn't very subtle.

Get your people home and sanction them to death.

It's good for your wallets folks!!

Peace



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 07:32 PM
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The message is clear. Before our troops get more 'headaches' maybe we should leave said foreign country...

We're tightening up on which countries come into ours, but we can't seem to get out of other countries even under fire



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: operation mindcrime




posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: smurfy

I don't think we should be there or anywhere else, really.

Close or move the bases to the US. It would be great for the US economy.

If the US made some of it secret weapons public with a few demonstrations. No country would think about crossing us. If they did, we can defend ourselves from within the US. Today's US military does not need to be in other countries anymore to protect the US, IMO.

Well,
That's basically what Pompeo expounded, even before Iran's missile attack, although we are not talking 'bases' per se, but Embassies here.
However the premise of secret weapons demos expo's, counts for nothing if there are fanatics akin to the honey bear.
You should also bear in mind that the current leader of the US is Donald Trump, who has stated that, " Disproportionate retaliation" is a White House initiative, and current...not much to do with surgical strikes really is ir?



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 08:07 PM
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Intelligence can't say it's from Iranian orders because all of the militant Iraqi Shiites sympathetic to Iran but not under the command of it, acting independently, are openly aggressive right now ever since Soleimani was assassinated too.

It would be like Israel trying to determine if rocket attacks from Lebanon were from Hezbollah independently, a Shiite militant group allied to them, or because Iran said so. That's how proxies work and the U.S. will never retaliate against Iran for any such attacks, just like Israel.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars
Don't tell Congress they'll want to apologize to Iran for our embassy getting in the way of their rockets 3 times
Then they'll want to send them the money to buy 3 more rockets to replace the ones our embassy jumped up and knocked out of the air
Can't have their buddies go without more weapons



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Ookay...I'm sensing a pattern. They first fired missiles at posts or USA whatever sites, and missed. And then said they were done with retaliation.

Then they SHOT DOWN A PLANE of passengers.

So, now - no casualties this time, we're all done now....
.....what is next?



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 08:36 PM
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Rockets strike US Embassy in Baghdad, US official says



WASHINGTON — Three rockets struck the US Embassy in Baghdad on Sunday, a US official told CNN.

The official said one person was injured in the attack, but that the injury was minor and the individual had since returned to duty.

A State Department spokesperson said Sunday evening that they “are aware of reports of rockets landing in the International Zone,” but did not address the US embassy itself. The State Department did not respond to a query as to whether any embassy employees were injured.


Glad no one was killed or seriously injured.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

They seem determined to cross a line.

They want that embassy bad.
Eventually they might get it.

I was also thinking what if all those missiles that miss are missing on purpose. Faking bad tech.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

We should leave iraq completely.

Why aren't we leaving?
They want us to leave.

Don't most of you americans want us to leave?



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Or they would make secret super weapons (they don't?) themselves and hit us with a surprise attack because they are scared.



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