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  • Trump Tweets Surprise Threat To Iran After Latest Attack On Baghdad Embassy

    12/23/2020 4:42:55 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Hedge Accordingly ^ | 12-23-2020 | Tyler Durden
    Trump Tweets Surprise Threat To Iran After Latest Attack On Baghdad Embassy President Trump in a surprise late Wednesday tweet has directly blamed Iran for the Sunday rocket attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad, which according to prior reports involved eight ground-fired rockets targeting the compound. It comes as the USS Georgia nuclear submarine is currently deployed to the Strait of Hormuz in very open signaling that the Pentagon is prepared to react to any possible escalation form the Islamic Republic. Trump cited intelligence chatter in his latest statement on Twitter, saying, “Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday...
  • US to close two Russia consulates

    12/19/2020 4:02:39 PM PST · by texas booster · 8 replies
    The Hill website ^ | Dec 18, 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    The State Department has informed Congress that it plans to shutter its last two consulates in Russia over caps set by Moscow on the number of diplomats that are allowed in the country. In a letter to congressional leaders sent Dec. 10 and obtained by The Hill, the administration said it will permanently close its Vladivostok consulate and temporarily halt work at the consulate in Yekaterinburg. The letter confirming the closures was sent three days before news broke of a major hack of U.S. government agencies that is believed to have been conducted by an elite Russian cyber espionage unit....
  • FLASHBACK: Experts Predicted Jerusalem Embassy Move Would Kill Middle East Peace

    09/15/2020 8:12:11 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 | David Rutz
    With Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signing a historic treaty at the White House on Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon looks back on predictions of Middle East turmoil when the Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2018. Although critics such as former secretary of state John Kerry proclaimed at the time that the rejection of Palestinian claims to the city would stymie peace efforts in the Middle East or lead to violence, the UAE and Bahrain announced they would formally recognize Israel and establish diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. President Donald Trump and Israeli prime...
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated

    06/04/2020 6:04:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    twitter ^ | 6-3-20 | ANI
    Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by unruly elements of #BlackLivesMatter protesters. Sources tell ANI that United States Park Police have launched an investigation, more details awaited.
  • Biden: I will keep the US embassy in Jerusalem

    04/29/2020 5:35:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/20 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would keep the US embassy in Israel in Jerusalem, despite the fact that he objects to the conditions under which President Donald Trump decided to move it. “The move shouldn’t have happened in the context as it did, it should happen in the context of a larger deal to help us achieve important concessions for peace in the process. But now that is done, I would not move the embassy back to Tel Aviv,” Biden said in response to a supporter’s question during a virtual fundraiser with donors from the...
  • US embassy says an American diagnosed with the new coronavirus died in Wuhan, China

    02/07/2020 10:27:54 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 8 | Christine Wang
    A U.S. citizen diagnosed with the new coronavirus died in Wuhan, China on Thursday, the U.S. embassy said in a statement. “We can confirm a 60-year old U.S. citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintian Hospital in Wuhan, China on February 6. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. Out of the respect for the family’s privacy, we have no further comment,” the embassy said.
  • 3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources

    01/26/2020 4:00:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 1/26/20 | Conor Finnegan, Luis Martinez
    The U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad was hit by multiple rockets on Sunday, two U.S. officials told ABC News. This is the first time the compound has been hit directly in years and comes just weeks after pro-Iranian militia members and their supporters assaulted the compound in Iraq. Rocket attacks on the Green Zone are very common. Last week three rockets were fired into Baghdad's Green Zone, the heavily fortified area of the capital that houses the embassy, government buildings and U.S. service members. Iraqi officials said Monday that there were no injuries. Both U.S. officials told ABC News that...
  • The US Embassy Warns of Serious Consequences in the Event of Getting Close to it

    01/23/2020 6:25:34 PM PST · by robowombat · 11 replies
    National Iraqi News Agency ^ | Thursday 23 , January 2020
    The US Embassy Warns of Serious Consequences in the Event of Getting Close to it Thursday 23 , January 2020 Baghdad (NINA) - The American Embassy warned of grave consequences in the event of getting close to it. The Embassy wrote on the walls of the external checkpoints warnings of approaching them without official approval, threatening serious consequences if they crossed them. The warning came with the launch of a million demonstration on Friday to expel foreign forces from the country. / End
  • Three rockets land close to US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone, as three anti-government protesters are killed overnight

    01/21/2020 4:53:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/21/20 | Chris Pleasance
    Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Baghdad overnight as security services continued firing live ammunition at anti-government protesters in the city. The rockets were fired from a makeshift launcher in Zafaraniya, on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, and landed inside the fortified Green Zone - but failed to cause significant damage and did not kill anyone. Meanwhile three anti-government protesters were killed overnight protesting in Tahrir Square after security forces opened fire with live ammunition. The clashes prompted authorities to close key streets and thoroughfares leading to the Iraqi capital's centre. The violence was the latest...
  • Video: U.S. Embassy Under Attack From Iraqi Militias

    01/08/2020 2:57:51 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 20 replies ^ | 01-08-2020 | Juli
    Reports of new rocket fire surfaced late on Wednesday afternoon, landing in Iraq’s Green Zone, home to the US Embassy and other foreign missions, just hours after US President Donald Trump announced that Iran was standing down after a series of escalations in the region.
  • Iran's miscalculation

    01/07/2020 6:52:48 AM PST · by libstripper · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 7, 2020 | Giuliano Maciocci
    It is hard to understand Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei’s blunder in attacking the US Embassy in Baghdad. He either believed Trump was weakened by his impeachment, as western liberal Media breathlessly and continuously reported, or he might have been misled by John Kerry’s incompetent advice (apparently Kerry met again with Khamenei’s emissaries in Paris just few weeks ago). Whatever the reasons, his goal of triggering a limited war with America to rally his people around the regime has failed miserably. (my emphasis.)
  • FR Exclusive: Falih al-Fayyadh, chairman of al-Hashd al-Sha’bi (the Popular Mobiliazation units), the official umbrella organization that knits together the pro-Iranian Shiite militias visited the White House 12/12/2011, Barack and Hillary hosted.

    01/01/2020 9:53:18 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 25 replies
    judicial watch ^ | 1/1/2020 | Eddie01
    Falih al-Fayyadh, chairman of al-Hashd al-Sha’bi (the Popular Mobiliazation units), the official umbrella organization that knits together the pro-Iranian Shiite militias visited the Obama White House 12/12/2011, Barack and Hillary hosting. Kimmitt: US embassy protest leaders part of govt, Iraqis should pull them back (Falih al-Fayyadh)Talking about the Iraqi government in an interview with Al Arabiya, Kimmitt said: “They need to sit down and pull in the leaders of the protests, who are part of the Iraqi government - I’m referring to Hadi al-Amiri, Falih al-Fayyadh, I’m talking about the leaders of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq - they need to sit...
  • Hillary Clinton Slams Trump For Not Taking A More 'Hands-Off' Approach To Embassy Attack

    01/01/2020 10:43:44 AM PST · by rey · 49 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 1 Jan 2020 | Babylon Bee
    Hillary Clinton Slams Trump For Not Taking A More 'Hands-Off' Approach To Embassy Attack WASHINGTON, D.C—Hillary Clinton has slammed President Trump on Twitter for not taking a more "hands-off" approach to the protests in Iraq that threatened American lives at the embassy there. After Trump quickly sent Marines to defend Americans trapped at the embassy, Clinton immediately blasted him for taking such "rash, uncalled-for" action when he could have just "waited around a while to see what happens." "If I were president, I definitely would have let things play out," she said. "Sending American troops to protect American lives seems...
  • Iran denies connection to riots around US embassy in Baghdad

    12/31/2019 2:21:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/19
    The Iranian foreign ministry has issued an official statement rejecting US President Donald Trump's remarks that Iran is behind the violent riots surrounding the US embassy in Baghdad. "America has a surprising audacity to attribute to Iran the protests of the Iraqi people," said Foreign Ministry spokesman ...
  • Iranian Militia Leader Leading Iraq U.S. Embassy Raid Listed As Obama White House Guest

    12/31/2019 1:14:41 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-31-2019 | Lucas Nolan
    Iranian militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of several identified as leading an attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, reportedly visited the White House in 2011 during the presidency of Barack Obama. On Tuesday, a mob in Baghdad attacked the U.S. embassy in retaliation against last weekend’s U.S. airstrikes against the Iran-backed Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah (KH), responsible for killing an American civilian contractor. KH is one of a number of pro-Iran militias that make up the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF/PMU), which legally became a wing of the Iraqi military after fighting the Sunni Islamic State terrorist group....
  • Watch: Hero US Military Embassy Guards Remain in Place During Attack

    12/31/2019 10:09:28 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 12/31/2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Supporters of an Iran-backed militia have attacked the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq just two days after the U.S. carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Kataeb Hezbollahin in retaliation for the killing of a U.S. contractor near Kirkuk, Iraq on Friday. The militia also injured four U.S. troops and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces. The protesters were shouting, "Death to America!" as they stormed the U.S. compound on Tuesday. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) shared a video of a dozen military guards at the embassy courageously remaining in place as the attack continued, and asked his followers...
  • Iran-Backed Militia Storms U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Chanting, 'Death to America!'

    12/31/2019 8:42:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/31/2019 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Tuesday, mourners with an Iran-backed militia stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as the Iraqi government refused to intervene. Protesters lit the embassy on fire and shouted, "Death to America!" The attack followed U.S. airstrikes on Sunday against the Iran-backed militia after an American contractor was killed last week in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base."Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible," President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning. "In addition, we...
  • Donald Trump vows to hold Iran 'fully responsible' for attack on US embassy in Baghdad

    12/31/2019 5:18:16 AM PST · by mairdie · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2019 | Ross Ibettson
    Security guards were seen retreating inside the embassy earlier on Tuesday as protesters hurled bottles and smashed security cameras outside the buildings. Flames rose from the compound as furious rioters pressed up against the bullet-proof windows within the complex, taunting the US soldiers within and spraying pro-Hezbollah graffiti over the glass. Half a dozen US marine guards fired warning shots from the rooftops, followed by tear gas and stun grenades, at rioters who set blazes and smashed up barricades on the ground. Hundreds of angry protesters, many in military fatigues, set up tents outside the embassy and set fire to...
  • Ambassador and staff evacuated as Iraq protesters attack US embassy (in Iraq)

    12/31/2019 2:06:22 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 257 replies
    The Independent (UK) | December 31 | Borzou Daragahi
    US embassy staff and the US ambassador in Baghdad have been evacuated, according to two unnamed Iraqi Foreign Ministry officials cited by Reuters, as hundreds of Iraqi protesters swam the embassy compound. Iraqi supporters of a powerful Iranian-backed militia were attacking the outside of the fortified zone that surrounds the US embassy compound in Baghdad, protesting against American air strikes that killed 25 fighters from the group, news agencies reported.
  • Protesters burn Iranian consulate in Karbala, Iraq

    11/04/2019 2:33:30 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 4, 2019 | Seth J. Frantzman
    Iraqis scaled the wall around the Iranian consulate in Karbala and raised an Iraqi flag over it. They said only the Iraqi flag should fly high in the sky and that Iranians should be ejected. Other protesters tried to burn the wall around the compound. This is the second time the consulate has been attacked in a week; it was previously targeted on October 26. Protests in Iraq have reached their crescendo after a month in which 250 demonstrators have been killed. The Iraqi Prime Minister has been pressured to resign. Protesters have targeted the political party offices of Iranian-linked...