Skip to comments.Rockets fired toward US Embassy in Baghdad; one shot down, other misses
Posted on 12/19/2021 1:13:43 AM PST by blueplum
Two rockets were fired in the direction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday, with one of them shot down by the U.S. military and the other missing the embassy compound, Fox News has confirmed....
...No group had yet claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, the report said.
The incident came ahead of an end-of-year deadline set by Iranian-backed militias for the U.S. to withdraw its forces from Iraq, according to the Post.
On Dec. 9, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said the U.S. would keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future...
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Biden’s too busy on sleeping, drooling and Jan 6th celebrations.
Never mind Biden. Think of the cost of that embassy. Then think of the investment in the country. What did we get? At least Sen. Biden called for dividing the country into 3 with an independent Kurdistan.
that is how defense shields work... shoot down the ones that will hit you or populated areas. misses aren’t targeted.
I'm not saying start another war, regime change, or any of that. I'm just saying we need to make it a policy to shoot back for a minute and communicate the message that attacking us is bad. An argument could be made that the September 11 attacks might not have happened had we made a habit of shooting back during the previous years as embassy after embassy was attacked in the Middle East and Africa.
The problem is that a miss will likely hit the locals as the embassy is in the middle of the Baghdad green zone. But that is a problem for the GoI to rein in their Iranian backed militants /militia units. However, some local jackass will say it’s the fault of the embassy being there in the first place that caused the attack and got regular people killed.
Yes, trajectory shows point of origin too... return fire would be appropriate
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