U.S. airstrike in Iraq raises specter of wider war in Middle East

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Should we be reaching out to kill Iranian terrorists? Does it make the possibility of attacks on American troops in Iraq even greater when we take out the Iranian terrorist leaders? Kill one and 5 or 10 more will gladly take their place. If the intent of having troops in Iraq is to lessen terrorism, has the Pentagon considered it could be doing the opposite?



BAGHDAD — A U.S. airstrike here on Thursday killed an Iran-linked militia commander and risked accelerating the regional fallout from Washington’s support for Israel’s military operation in Gaza, even as theBiden administration scrambles to contain the bloodshed.

Explosions occurred in the central part of the city, rattling windows and prompting Iraqi authorities to close off nearby streets. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia that has claimed several attacks on U.S. forces, said its deputy commander of operations in the Baghdad region, Mushtaq Talib al-Saidi, also known as Abu Taqwa, was killed at a logistical support headquarters on Palestine Street.

While the United States has targeted militia-affiliated locations in Iraq and Syria several times in recent months, an American operation in such a central location of Iraq’s capital is exceedingly rare. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba falls under the command of the Iraqi army, which responded swiftly — and in anger — saying agreements between Baghdad and Washington had been violated.

A Pentagon spokesman, Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder, described the strike as “a necessary and proportionate action” against a militant leader “actively involved in planning and carrying out attacks against American personnel.” An “associate” of Abu Taqwa also was killed, Ryder said, though he did not identify the individual. The general noted that no civilians were injured in the strike and no infrastructure was damaged, a claim the The Washington Post could not independently verify.

Ryder declined to say whether the United States had notified the Iraqi government before the strike. Asked if Washington had breached any agreement with Baghdad, he said that the Pentagon retains the right to self-defense anywhere U.S. forces are threatened.

 
If Joe was going to strike within the borders of a nation he should have the balls to hit inside Iran...
This is like when Clinton hit an aspirin factory and killed a janitor... all show and no glow.... stop sucking up and bowing to the theocrat's in Iran Joe....
 
Just what you bloodlusting jackals have been sporting for.
Trump is the one who smashed the hornets nest with his own personal call for an assassination of Soleimani.

Thanks for the blowback, numbnuts. Now we have angry hornets flying around everywhere.

 
Should we be reaching out to kill Iranian terrorists? Does it make the possibility of attacks on American troops in Iraq even greater when we take out the Iranian terrorist leaders? Kill one and 5 or 10 more will gladly take their place. If the intent of having troops in Iraq is to lessen terrorism, has the Pentagon considered it could be doing the opposite?



BAGHDAD — A U.S. airstrike here on Thursday killed an Iran-linked militia commander and risked accelerating the regional fallout from Washington’s support for Israel’s military operation in Gaza, even as theBiden administration scrambles to contain the bloodshed.

Explosions occurred in the central part of the city, rattling windows and prompting Iraqi authorities to close off nearby streets. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia that has claimed several attacks on U.S. forces, said its deputy commander of operations in the Baghdad region, Mushtaq Talib al-Saidi, also known as Abu Taqwa, was killed at a logistical support headquarters on Palestine Street.

While the United States has targeted militia-affiliated locations in Iraq and Syria several times in recent months, an American operation in such a central location of Iraq’s capital is exceedingly rare. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba falls under the command of the Iraqi army, which responded swiftly — and in anger — saying agreements between Baghdad and Washington had been violated.

A Pentagon spokesman, Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder, described the strike as “a necessary and proportionate action” against a militant leader “actively involved in planning and carrying out attacks against American personnel.” An “associate” of Abu Taqwa also was killed, Ryder said, though he did not identify the individual. The general noted that no civilians were injured in the strike and no infrastructure was damaged, a claim the The Washington Post could not independently verify.

Ryder declined to say whether the United States had notified the Iraqi government before the strike. Asked if Washington had breached any agreement with Baghdad, he said that the Pentagon retains the right to self-defense anywhere U.S. forces are threatened.

Trump is the one who smashed the hornets nest with his own personal call for an assassination of Soleimani.

Thanks for the blowback, numbnuts. Now we have angry hornets flying around everywhere.

then tell your dim leaders to do nothing ... maybe that will make the terrorists and Iranians peaceful eh ? its a shame that idiots like you vote .
 
Jesus Christ, are you really this ignorant?
Are you?... our plan in Iraq was to win over the population but here we are blowing shit up again when the real enemy is Iran who funds the people we killed... along with who knows how many innocents.... think of what you would think if tactical missiles were hitting targets in your town... when will you admit that Obama and Biden were wrong to release and unfreeze billions to Iran?...
 

then tell your dim leaders to do nothing ... maybe that will make the terrorists and Iranians peaceful eh ? its a shame that idiots like you vote .
It's the same "logic" the Left uses when saying Israel better not kill their enemies because those enemies will hate them more. You can't make this level of stupidity up. They imagine that Palestinians are going to "hate Israel" if the IDF keeps killing Hamas and some of the civilians they hide behind. They seem to overlook what happened on the morning of 10/7 as though the mindset of Palis was somehow on the edge of a wonderful, loving rapprochement between Jews and Arabs
 
^^^ The above is a facile trope nothing more
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^^^ The above is a facile trope nothing more
Biden never attempted to talk and use diplomacy with Putin... bingo an unnecessary war starts....
Hamas and Iran are not afraid of Joe and bingo another war begins... maybe Joe should just stay on vacation....
 
Biden never attempted to talk and use diplomacy with Putin... bingo an unnecessary war starts....
Hamas and Iran are not afraid of Joe and bingo another war begins... maybe Joe should just stay on vacation....
Putin invaded where no reason existed to invade other than Putin wants to rebuild the Czarist/Communist empire.

Won't happen.
 
Putin invaded where no reason existed to invade other than Putin wants to rebuild the Czarist/Communist empire.

Won't happen.
Did Joe ever even attempt to send over members of his cabinet before the bombs fell?... no in fact he said Putin can retake a small area of Ukraine... they still haven't spoken... aren't you curious as to why?...
 
Should we be reaching out to kill Iranian terrorists? Does it make the possibility of attacks on American troops in Iraq even greater when we take out the Iranian terrorist leaders? Kill one and 5 or 10 more will gladly take their place. If the intent of having troops in Iraq is to lessen terrorism, has the Pentagon considered it could be doing the opposite?



BAGHDAD — A U.S. airstrike here on Thursday killed an Iran-linked militia commander and risked accelerating the regional fallout from Washington’s support for Israel’s military operation in Gaza, even as theBiden administration scrambles to contain the bloodshed.

Explosions occurred in the central part of the city, rattling windows and prompting Iraqi authorities to close off nearby streets. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia that has claimed several attacks on U.S. forces, said its deputy commander of operations in the Baghdad region, Mushtaq Talib al-Saidi, also known as Abu Taqwa, was killed at a logistical support headquarters on Palestine Street.

While the United States has targeted militia-affiliated locations in Iraq and Syria several times in recent months, an American operation in such a central location of Iraq’s capital is exceedingly rare. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba falls under the command of the Iraqi army, which responded swiftly — and in anger — saying agreements between Baghdad and Washington had been violated.

A Pentagon spokesman, Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder, described the strike as “a necessary and proportionate action” against a militant leader “actively involved in planning and carrying out attacks against American personnel.” An “associate” of Abu Taqwa also was killed, Ryder said, though he did not identify the individual. The general noted that no civilians were injured in the strike and no infrastructure was damaged, a claim the The Washington Post could not independently verify.

Ryder declined to say whether the United States had notified the Iraqi government before the strike. Asked if Washington had breached any agreement with Baghdad, he said that the Pentagon retains the right to self-defense anywhere U.S. forces are threatened.



ISIS takes credit.

 
Biden never attempted to talk and use diplomacy with Putin... bingo an unnecessary war starts....
Hamas and Iran are not afraid of Joe and bingo another war begins... maybe Joe should just stay on vacation....

Trump totally disinfranchised the Palestinians. I knew that would fester and make things worse.
 

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