Back to the 70s

Is this Iran working with the American Deep State?

US EMBASSY ATTACK IN BAGHDAD
PRO-IRAN MOB
‘DEATH TO AMERICA’
DIPLOMATS IN SAFE ROOM
TRUMP: TEHRAN WILL PAY

UPDATE: It’s now six hours later. This is from Instapundit.

TRUMPY’S NO JIMMY: Iranian militias attack U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Trump sending 4,000 troops. Plus: “More than 100 U.S. Marines arrived at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad earlier Tuesday to help bolster security after the mob of Iranian-backed Shite militiamen tried to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.”

The Iranians won’t like the way this plays out.

Meanwhile, Democrats are already attacking Trump. Adriana Cohen writes, so much for the water’s edge. Silly Adriana. That’s only for Democratic presidents.

Meanwhile, blue-check lefties have rushed out to call this Trump’s Benghazi. But unlike Hillary, Trump didn’t leave the staff to die, he sent help.

Or as Trump notes:

Related: FLIR Video • Marines Arrive At The U.S. Embassy In Iraq.

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37 Responses to Back to the 70s

  1. bollux

    Just Arabs doing what Arabs do.

  2. Shy Ted

    Send Iran a few of our senior public servants and policymakers. That’ll f ’em.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Iraqi people have been demonstrating against Iran over the last couple months. Many demonstrators have died via live fire from Iran-backed militias like these guys.

    So it is no surprise that the IRG boss has ordered a rocketing of the US Embassy in Iraq, to cause a distraction. Look, squirrel!

    Trump just to hold his nerve and tighten sanctions, and maybe another Iranian tanker could helpfully have another mysterious accident.

  4. Tom

    Syra, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan are Third World shitholes. They can’t be educated, democratised or saved. The correct long-term US policy is to protect itself from Third World shitholes by withdrawing from them.

    Trump’s decision to disengage is wildly popular in middle America, but you don’t read about it because the Deep State MSM now represents the neverending war movement, the US military industrial complex and the Democratic Party, which has no policies except opposing everything Trump does.

    Hopefully, after another 11 months of it, 2020 will finally atomise that American cancer.

  5. Judge Dredd

    One provocation after another on both sides. The US is hardly blameless in their meddling, with much death and destruction attributable to their actions over the decades. This is just one more reason for the US to get out of the ME.
    No one wants the US over there apart from people with wicked ulterior motives, namely the elite, Israeli govt and the surrounding military industrial complex.
    As the US empire decays they will eventually be forced to leave countries alone, which is what Trump is attempting to do.

  6. OldOzzie

    Tom
    #3277090, posted on January 1, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Trump’s decision to disengage is wildly popular in middle America, but you don’t read about it because the Deep State MSM now represents the neverending war movement, the US military industrial complex and the Democratic Party, which has no policies except opposing everything Trump does.

    Hopefully, after another 11 months of it, 2020 will finally atomise that American cancer.

    Summed up in 2 Sundance postings

    President Trump Responds to Iran: “This is Not a Warning, it is a Threat”….

    President Trump doesn’t have too many options here. However, he’s a much more cunning adversary than the Deep State has faced previously. Strategically a good decision to head-off those carrying the banners in the war parade. Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Asper, Joint Chiefs’ Milley have an alignment of domestic interests well organized.

    Resounding applause will be heard from The State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA, Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, John Bolton, Tom Cotton, Adam Kinzinger, Mark Levin, Mitt Romney and a host of well positioned senators, soon to be jurists….

    The domestic warning was akin to ‘we can create a Benghazi, watch‘. POTUS takes the energy from the threat, uses a little judo adding his own energy, and controls the outcome.

    and

    Mission Accomplished – Chaos Created – The Pompeo, Esper and Milley Iraq Operation…

    If they think Iran is attempting to bait the U.S. into military action in Iraq that will facilitate the agenda of Iran… then why would Pompeo, Esper and Milley take the bait?

    The most likely answer is because they (DoS/CIA) wanted to take the bait… then stage an overreaction (DoD)…. and call it “defensive” (DoS)… which makes matters worse…. and draws us in deeper (DoD/DoS)… which is the excuse for war with Iran…. which is ultimately the end goal.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    Spend twenty trillion destroying the Mid East and they won’t even protect the embassy.

    Weird.

  8. Rob MW

    Watch DJT & the Kingdom in Yemen. How to get the militias to return home to protect the homeland from a threat that never eventuated ?

  9. Frank

    Syra, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan are Third World shitholes. They can’t be educated, democratised or saved.

    Apart from the Mullahs, there are definitely some cool Iranians about. Their women are sometimes extremely hot which provides and incentive for not nuking them offhand at least.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    Persians were tips until we abandoned them in their time of need.

  11. Elderly White Man From Skipton

    Is this Iran working with the American Deep State? By which you mean to say that some part of the US military/intelligence/government is party to an Iranian hit of a US embassy? Remarkable.
    bollux: Iranians are not Arabs.
    I detect quite of a bit of 1950s communist rhetoric in this thread, starting with Kates (who I believe was indeed a communist?)

  12. iamok

    Yes Frank I have Iranian female friends here in Oz and Iran and they are indeed hot.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Spend twenty trillion destroying the Mid East and they won’t even protect the embassy.

    There were two Apaches overhead.
    The Hezbie leaders reined in the kiddies and did not try anything more beyond putting Hezbie flags on the perimeter fence. Then after a few hours they all went home.
    Those Apaches weren’t there for sightseeing.
    No repeat of Benghazi was going happen.

    By contrast the Iraqi citizenry burned down the Iranian consulate a month ago.

  14. Clam Chowdah

    Deep state? What a foolish thing to say.

  15. PB

    In know another Middle Eastern shithole country that works with the Deep State (in fact is in large part the Deep State), and as well as that there’s Saudi Arabia.

    Trump never stood a chance, if he was really serious about swamp draining. Too much covert disloyalty.

  16. jupes

    No one wants the US over there apart from people with wicked ulterior motives, namely the elite, Israeli govt and the surrounding military industrial complex.

    Survival is now a “wicked ulterior motive”! Who knew?

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I detect quite a bit of 1950s communist rhetoric in this thread’

    Where? Oh. Nowhere.

    I wasn’t going to say this, but in the circumstances it’s irresistible.

    Okay boomer.

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Those Apaches weren’t there for sightseeing.’

    Damn straight, BoN. 45 would have loved to demonstrate his preferred course of action as opposed to the drunken treasonous bint’s, but the Hezbies knew this and fucked off at the appropriate time thus disappointing both DJT and the Deep State but for different reasons.

  19. Tator

    Bruce,
    Add in 100 USMC troops armed for bear and spoiling for a fight like Marines always do. And any threat just melts away especially with the Apaches providing overwatch. And that would have just been the initial response.

  20. Muddy

    Hypothetically, let’s say that the U.S. withdraws its presence (beyond its own continental and other borders) from every location where someone – anyone at all – declares it is unwanted. Problem solved, right? The remaining kids will play together peacefully and happily, and the bullies of the playground will suddenly realise they’ve been naughty, and cease and atone for, their behaviour. Right? That’s the way human nature works, isn’t it? We all begin from a position of love and kindness until some nasty occurrence or actor, pokes us too hard and we become ‘radicalised.’

    Sometimes there needs to be an adult in the room. Sure, the adult isn’t perfect themselves, but an authority is needed. A policeman, if you like. Economically, it isn’t fair that the U.S. has to bear the burden of being that policeman, but who else is going to do it? Russia? China? Iran? Daniel Andrews?

    The belief that once the Big Bad Wolf (the United States) is either ejected or slain, the remainder of Fairytale Land will return to harmoniously humping unicorns and snorting pixie dust, is simplistic to put it politely.

  21. Professor Fred Lenin

    A couple of batallions of climateer LGBTXESA social just is warrioriats will bring someone to their knees .
    That’ll larn the goat buggers .

  22. Professor Fred Lenin

    This is provocative , heavily aremed trained killers threatening religous motivated islamofascist potential would be killers hitting back is violating the shoomin rites of potential murderers . I bet the untidy nayshuns and european onion will be annoyed .

  23. Overburdened

    President Trump has broken the model of politics in America.

    He loves his Country, gives his pay away because he doesn’t need it and understands global business.

    He is also naive to politics therefore hard to corrupt.

    That is not to say he would not squeeze the best for himself in any deal.

    He is trying to fulfil his promises for election and has united some in America.

    Naturally everyone hates him.

  24. Overburdened

    Iamok

    They don’t age well from what I’ve seen from close proximity.

  25. Tom

    Sometimes there needs to be an adult in the room. Sure, the adult isn’t perfect themselves, but an authority is needed.

    If Third World trash is incapable of being adults, let them live with the consequences of their actions. There isn’t an inexhaustible supply of high-quality American soldiers to save them from themselves.

    Think of the thousands of American families grieving for the loss of young men sacrificed to save the ass of the American military industrial complex. The neverending US war machine is morally disgusting.

  26. JohnJJJ

    Always keep in the back of your mind that the Jihadis (ISIS and Alqaeda and our lot in Australia) hate in this order: Saudi Government, Shia and then everyone else. The Shia ( Iranians and the Iraqi Shia) are the forefront of the battle against Sunni extremism. Don’t confuse Israel and the Saudi war against Hezbollah and Iran with our war against ISIS.

  27. Muddy

    Tom,
    Unless someone can find a way of quarantining these places, everything that happens there will have consequences (particularly economic) elsewhere, including in the U.S. The United States as international policemen is the best of a bunch of poor choices.

    The ‘military industrial complex’ has about as much credibility as the Easter Bunny.

  28. Judge Dredd

    Think of the thousands of American families grieving for the loss of young men sacrificed

    That nails it. No man, signing up to their own country’s defence wants to die on a foreign field. And no family is going to think their loss was worth protecting someone else’s interests. Eventually they will all come home though it’s only a matter of time now.

  29. Muddy

    Judge Dredd
    #3277708, posted on January 1, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    No man, signing up to their own country’s defence wants to die on a foreign field.

    Unless they are illiterate, they know full well what the possibilities are. If we were talking about conscription, that’s different. Besides, many of those who enlist and serve will not be exposed to combat. Those who serve in a police service area aware of potential risks; the same goes for mining, constructions, etc.

    But yes, let’s all hold hands and sing Kumbaya, and the world will smell like strawberry bubblegum. I’m sure your grandchildren will thank you for your contributions, if only they still had their tongues. Gosh, how come we didn’t see that one coming?

  30. Publius

    time to let middle-easterners run the middle-east. lets get out. all of us. let them man their hospitals, oil fields, engineering, airports, airlines….everything.
    stone age in 5yrs or less. guaranteed.

  31. Elderly White Man From Skipton

    @Publius: you may have missed it, but we have evidence of what follows. Iran is currently conducting military engagement with China and Russia.
    The ME is not a simple FIFO operation. It has been, and remains a pivotal point in global contests – one of many reasons that it is so incredibly complex.

  32. New Chum

    Steve you should visit this site https://www.americanthinker.com/
    and read this blog
    So the leader of U.S. embassy attack in Iraq was a guest in the Obama White House?
    January 1, 2020
    And it’s not like they didn’t know that terrorism was what this guy did, either.

  33. bollux

    To Elderly White Man From Skipton,
    They weren’t Iranians. Only pro Iranian Shias. Maybe I should have just said Muslims.

  34. Judge Drudd:

    No one wants the US over there apart from people with wicked ulterior motives, namely the elite, Israeli govt and the surrounding military industrial complex.

    Piss off with your anti semitec scribblings. There’s only one nation in the ME that deserves our whole hearted support – Israel.

  35. What the hell?
    The marines in one of those clips are loading their magazines by removing each cartridge from a stripper clip, instead of just pushing each strip into the magazine!
    Right there, my confidence in these blokes being “well trained and equipped” soldiers has just taken a beating.

  36. Zatara

    The marines in one of those clips are loading their magazines by removing each cartridge from a stripper clip, instead of just pushing each strip into the magazine!

    To use a stripper clip on a M-16 style magazine one must fit a filler/guide tool to the magazine. While several of them are packed into each can of 840 rounds it’s not uncommon for a newbie not to have one handy his first time downrange. Old hands know to always have a scrounged one in their kit.

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