IRAQ: MORE WAR, MORE CASUALITES


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In response to the U.S. assassination of General Qasem Soleimani on 3 January, Iran responded with a missile attack at the Ayn al Asad Air Base in Iraq, which housed U.S troops.
Following the 8 January missile strike, President Trump boasted that Iran appears “to be standing down… and the American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed.”
Beginning 17 January, however, the Pentagon stated that “several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast.”
In response to their report that some soldiers had been injured, despite Trump’s statement that none were harmed, in reaction to the news that some were, the President said, “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things… I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries I have seen.”
 
Serious Injuries
From “no Americans were harmed” on 8 January to just a few “headaches”… by the end of January, the Pentagon said 64 U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury stemming from Iran’s missile attack.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The U.S. mainstream media and Washington continuously attack foreign media, such as China, Russia, Iran, etc., for spreading fake news and distorting real facts. Absent from their criticism are the steady stream of lies that Washington has long spread and continues to spread in order to promote its agenda.
 
House Members Speaking Up 
Last Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to block President Trump from any further military action against Iran without approval from Congress. This would apply to the use of any military force in Iraq directed at Iran.
The House voted to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolution that President George W. Bush got passed so he could launch the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan… and which Presidents Obama and Trump have used to start wars and kill “enemies.”
TREND FORECAST: Despite the House vote, with the Republican-controlled Senate, the bill to repeal AUMF will not be passed. And, even if it were, there would not be enough votes to override a Presidential veto.

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