I know that our media is a pathetic lot of sycophants with no interest in reporting real news, but the attacks on U.S. logistical convoys in Iraq surely should have merited some comment. So far Crickets.
According to Southfront.org, six separate convoys have been hit with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the last two days:
On March 30th, the Iraqi resistance groups targeted three US logistical convoys in center and south of Iraq. The IED attacks were carried out for the second day in a row.
- IED attack US logistic convoy in Naseriyah governorate, when the convoy was heading from Basra to Erbil.
- IED attack US logistic convoy in Babil governorate .
- IED attack US logistic convoy in Salah Aldeen governorate . The attack was in the Dujail area, and the International Resistance faction group claimed responsibility for the operation.
On March 29th, improvised explosive device (IED) targeted three logistical convoys of the US-led international coalition in the Iraqi Al Diwaniyah province in central Iraq.
According to pro-Iranian sources, similar attacks were reported in the provinces of Dhi-Qar and Babil.
This has been going on for more than a week. Five other convoys were hit last week on the same day:
On March 25, five convoys carrying supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in different parts of Iraq.
The attacks took place in the following areas:
We probably must expect four more years of struggle with the news media mostly silent. If it is not going to be Trump in 2024 than who? The Governors of Florida, South Dakota or Texas look like good candidates on domestic policy, but who has a grip on foreign policy? Whoever it is, he/she will need lots of support (and better preplanning) to endure the kind of attacks that were directed at former President Trump.
As wise man once said re foreign policy: “No matter who you vote for you end up with John McCain.” The Borg makes sure of it, one way or another.
Good one! I’m gonna use that at some point. So true.
What we Don’t need is another Preznit like Truman, LBJ, Carter, Reagan, Poppa Bush (he had good people working for him to sort things out, thus lessening dumb outcomes). Clinton the execrable, Dubya and Cheney, Obama (a community activist, WTFO ????) And to think I voted for that know nothing twice. Trump (at least he wanted to pull troops out). And Last, and certainly least, Biden. All in the thrall of the Deep State & the MIC.
If some newer president were to resist, he/she shall be “Zaprudered.” This my favorite word nowadays, and in the future, because, for one it has the term “Zap” in it, a verb familiar to Vietnam combat personnel, as is “Wasted.” However, this radical solution stopped Nixon from suffering the same fate, as repetition, in this case, would have been a bridge too far.
So, he was Watergated instead. Hey, at least he retired to his digs in San Clemente on the oceanfront, just next to Camp Pendleton, my favorite base, as was Surfer Joe’s and his favorite place, “Trestles.” Oh, by the way, I visited the Nixon museum not too far from here, it was quite impressive.
I do not know how this can possibly be changed, given the lack of knowledge and the “je’m’en fous” attitude of our present populace.
The executive deciding not to support Warren’s “wealth tax” has the media between a rock and a hard place. They were in love with that tax and abhor it being dropped, but cannot be critical of Biden for dropping it. Poor babies. What to do?
Biden’s forever wars. And continued American carnage. God bless them. They still choose to serve – but get kicked in the teeth by their Commander in Chief as a result.
Thanks for putting this on the front page of at least one media website. While Democrats choose to attack GOP Rep. Gaetz as their preferred front page fodder.
Who will be the first reporter to question Ms Sucki at her next WH press briefing?
The real question is whether any of these reputed journalists will pose any questions about this.
Silentium vincit omnia.
Another Sign o’ the Times.
Reputed journalists aren’t allowed into WH press briefings.
But more importantly “USSOCOM welcomes our new Chief of Diversity & Inclusion, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada. We look forward to his contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of #SOF through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best.”
Larry asked me to comment on this. I am tired of Iraq. At this point I would say that having worsened mutual community hostility in Iraq through our endless meddling we should have the decency to desist and just leave. Joe may do that having lost the bubble on where Iraq is exactly. The same thing is true in Syria where we have done Israel’s bidding for a very long time. As for Turkish ambitions in Syria, they remain the same. They want as much of it “back” as they can manage.
Was our transgender Airforce unable to respond?
Well, we should thank the adversaries for not aiming.
Interesting that their IEDs can target the cargo bed but not impose casualties on the drivers. How do they do that?
Fairly easily. They know how fast the convoys move. A simple delay on a pressure switch or whatever the triggering mechanism used would work.
Or place the trigger the required number of meters down the road from the explosive device. Given the small number of attacks, they could be triggered remotely by an observer.
Yes, indeed, very interesting if they can be that discriminating.
Probably waiting to see if the ominous import of that degree of control is received before they move on to attacking the tractor. I am sure that the import of that degree of control has been received by the drivers already. And if those drivers are contracted, and not regular military, it’d be interesting to be a fly on the wall listening into the inevitable discussions about the contractual limitations.
I hope it reaches the point where Iraqis refuse to work on these resupply convoys or, at the least, it reaches the point where the truckdrivers have to be paid thousands of dollars from the cash pallets that the US military has had available in the past to fuel pro-American corruption in Iraq. Perhaps Syrian army, Iranian or Spetznaz forces need to start blowing up occupation and raghead mercenary convoys in Syria. The new usurping illegitimate US regime won’t understand anything else. With the politically correct racist sensitivity training they are engaging in, they might also have long term problems getting and keeping competent people in the US forces.
Take away cushy assignments in Germany or Italy, and I’d find the “military” a lot less appealing too. (Camp follower in Italy myself for 2.5 glorious years in the late 1960’s – thank you USAF and American taxpayers. Tante grazie.)
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I don’t pretend to be an arbiter of good taste on this site, but your use of the word “raghead,” is an insult to all people in that region. They had an advanced civilization while our forbears had lesser ones. I meet Syrians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Egyptians, Persians, etc. all the time. Some I worked alongside in Humint, and some in professional settings, nearly all were highly educated, most frequently as doctors. I’m quite sure others here, as well as the Colonel would agree.