No, Iran Didn’t Attack the US Embassy in Baghdad

era of light alternative news connection.jpegThe United States and Iran are currently engaged in a tit-for-tat conflict in which attacks conducted every couple of days injure and kill each other’s nationals, a situation that is not so unusual for the two countries.

However, the U.S. significantly escalated tensions when, on January 2, Iran’s most powerful and well respected military leader, General Qassem Soleimani, was assassinated in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport.

On Thursday night, World War III began trending on various social media platforms but it became quickly apparent that many Americans, whether cheering on the murder of Soleimani or not, were largely ignorant to the recent developments leading up to this brazen act of war.

On December 31, Iraqis stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, torching its outer fence in protest against deadly air strikes conducted by the U.S. military which targeted facilities controlled by Kataib Hezbollah in both Iraq and Syria.

The December 29 strikes carried out by the U.S., which killed 25 people and wounded more than 50, were in response to the death of an American contractor as a result of a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base on December 27. The U.S. claimed that more than 30 rockets were fired in the Friday strike that also injured four U.S. service members and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces, but has offered no proof that Iran was responsible.

In December, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeatedly blamed Iranian-backed forces for attacks on bases in Iraq. Pompeo warned Iran that any attacks by the country or their proxies would be “answered with a decisive U.S. response” if American citizens or allies were harmed. And U.S. officials have been warning of possible attacks by Iran on U.S. forces since early December.

Meanwhile, Iran, along with both China and Russia, began their first-ever joint naval drills, which took place in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman, December 27 through December 31. China announced the drills on Thursday.

Of the drills, Jonathan Eyal, associate director at the Royal United Services Institute said:

This is a carefully calculated exercise in which all three participants are winners: Iran gets to claim it is a regional power, Russia demonstrates its role as the key actor in the Middle East, and China can show it is a global naval power. The strategic message is that these are the countries shaping events in the Middle East.”

Tensions between Iran and the United States have been increasing ever since U.S. President Donald Trump formally reneged on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—also known as the Iran nuclear deal—in May of 2018, in what was a scandal in itself after Iran was repeatedly certifiably compliant with the terms of the JCPOA.

Wendy Sherman, a former Obama-era undersecretary for political affairs, blames Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA for destroying the “uneasy balance” that has existed with Iran, eventually resulting in the December 31 storming of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Sherman explained:

“It is President Donald Trump’s failed policy toward Iran that has brought us to this combustible moment.”

While recently tensions have included drone strikes, exploding tankers, and other equally visible and damaging actions, a July 20 article in the Atlantic highlighted something even more significant that American citizens tend to ignore:

“This summer, tankers are exploding, disappearing, or getting seized near the Gulf; drones are getting destroyed in tit-for-tat attacks; and a war of words and tweets is erupting between Donald Trump and Iran’s supreme leader. That’s where all the drama is, but in fact most of America’s punitive actions against Iran are taking place in a world not physical but financial. Sanctions are the key tool the United States uses against what it sees as the Islamic Republic’s provocative behavior—especially for the past three presidential administrations running, and never more so than in this one.”

The use and threat of sanctions on Iran by the U.S government is nothing new and sanctions are often a precursor to war. And through its draconian sanctions regime, the U.S. has already been at war with Iran, killing and harming Iranians.

Following the assassination of Soleimani, Pompeo told reporters on Friday that “the world is a much safer place today.” However, at virtually the same time, the U.S. state department issued a security alert urging U.S. citizens to “depart Iraq immediately.” 

Major U.S. cities are also taking steps to increase security in case of retaliatory attacks by Iran or its allies.

It remains to be seen where things go from here, but it is extremely likely that Iranian officials are currently turning to Russia and China to determine its next move.

» Source » By Emma Fiala

8 Replies to “No, Iran Didn’t Attack the US Embassy in Baghdad”

    1. LT

      Iranian militants under orders of Soleimani DID in fact attack our American embassy as there are plenty of twitter pics from Iraqi people that show Soleimani was there in the crowd and the Iraqi people KNOW that Iranians are in their country killing them in defiance of the Iranian puppetry in their own government. Soleimani is a KNOWN terrorist and Iran is throwing a fit because the US under Trump is no longer paying them billions to placate their terrorist activities on behest of the cabal. You should do more research before posting misinformation of this kind. . . we get enough of this from the lamestream media confusing the public of the Truth.

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  1. Cheri

    We are finally erradicating terrorism rather than funding and arming them for endless wars through the last 3 administrations. Getting rid of these parasites is a blessing to all of humanity. These were targeted strikes against the terrorist leaders with no civilian casualties unlike their attack on our embassy and diplomats. We are watching the destruction of the dark forces living through archon riddled proxies. Trump 2020! Together with forces of light we are making the world safe again!

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    1. 1510

      Cheri I dont think the media always tell the truth: 1st maybe that Iranian General never died. So the whole tv-mess is a show. 2nd if that Iranian General was murdered then its equal as if the Iranians killed a CIA or a Navy Official in US soil! So be carefull and show respect to other countries. OK? 3rd: Always the Cabal and reptiles are behind every mess so lets dont haste to make conclusions. Im almost certain Trump, Erdogan, Pelosi ,Iranian leaders or even that reknowned Sadam Husein arent that evil as the media show. Maybe they are all blackmailed by the Cabal as all politicians so their signatures dont always align with their intensions. They are all actors…Dont forget the Cabal desires a WWIII so they would do everything to provoke misunderstandings and hostility amongst countries and people.
      Its always about the devil…

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    2. 1510

      I dont think the media always tell the truth: 1st maybe that Iranian General never died. So the whole tv-mess is a show. 2nd if that Iranian General was murdered then its equal as if the Iranians killed a CIA or a Navy Official in US soil! So be carefull and show respect to other countries. OK? 3rd: Always the Cabal and reptiles are behind every mess so lets dont haste to make conclusions. Im almost certain Trump, Erdogan, Pelosi ,Iranian leaders or even that reknowned Sadam Husein arent that evil as the media show. Maybe they are all blackmailed by the Cabal as all politicians so their signatures dont always align with their intensions. They are all actors…Dont forget the Cabal desires a WWIII so they would do everything to provoke misunderstandings and hostility amongst countries and people.
      Its always about the devil…

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  2. Tom

    Trump is looking for a fight
    The crazy right in this country think we can do what we want in the world. If we invade a country that’s ok cause we are the USA and rule
    This has been going on for years if a corporate want something in a country they first send in the CIA to take over that government and if that does not work the troops come next
    The poor American people pay the price all the time

    Today we are fighting in over 8 countries around the world !

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