Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Iraqi Security Forces Turned A Blind Eye During Attack On US Embassy In Baghdad

Washington Examiner: ‘How did they get so close?’: Analysts ask if Iraqi security forces turned a blind eye during attack on US Embassy in Baghdad

An Iranian-controlled militia couldn’t have breached the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad without the tacit acquiescence of some Iraqi security forces, according to American government sources and analysts.

“It shows just how fragile that relationship is with the U.S. and Iraq,” a U.S. government source who has worked in Baghdad told the Washington Examiner. "It's not an Iraqi government, it's an Iranian satellite.”

Such frustrations have simmered for months amid rocket attacks on bases that house American troops in Iraq. The attacks were launched by Iranian-controlled militias that are supposed to report to the Iraqi central government. Those tensions erupted Tuesday when the militias succeeded in breaching the Green Zone in Baghdad.

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Anonymous said...

Lots of jabbing in the early rounds, wonder who’ll land the first solid punch.

Jac said...

I wouldn't be at the place of the Iraqi government. Being in sandwich with Iran and USA...that's not easy.

Mike Feldhake said...

Iran is playing a long game making strides in Iraq and Syria; at some point they will get smacked hard but these violent militias are hard to counter. Again, this is the face of the new war, proxies fighting and no head to head combat.