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U.S. forces redeploy additional spetsnaz battalion to Iraq after attack on embassy

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Yesterday's attack on the US embassy in Baghdad for the United States was an occasion to expand its military presence in the country. According to recent reports, the Pentagon has decided to send an additional special forces battalion to Iraq. It is noted that we are talking about 750 troops of the US Army.


Previously, US President Donald Trump said that "Iran will pay a very high price for the attack on the US embassy in Iraq." After threats to Iran, Trump somewhat cooled off, noting that "he does not want a war with Iran."

It should be recalled that the attack on the US diplomatic mission was carried out by supporters of the so-called Shiite militia of Iraq, Al-Hashd al-Shaabi, which are believed to be sponsored by Tehran. Supporters of the Shiite police and its representatives broke through the checkpoint into the “green zone” of the Iraqi capital, eventually throwing Molotov cocktails at the American Embassy under the cries of “Death to America!” Activists thus opposed the American bombing of Iraqi territory, demanding the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq . As a result, as it now turns out, there will only be more American troops in Iraq.

Donald Trump:

Responsibility for the attack on our embassy lies with Iran. At the same time, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect our diplomatic mission. We notified them of this.

Trump:

I do not want a war with Iran. I am a supporter of the world.

After some time, the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo, named after one of the main participants in the attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad. According to Pompeo, this is a certain Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

And this is a statement by the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper:

We will additionally deploy a battalion of military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq.

According to Esper, this is due to the need to protect American citizens working in Iraq.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 1 January 2020 13: 42
    +24
    All members of the forum - Happy New Year! drinks
    I am watching with interest the development of these events, in My opinion - it’s just a “first swallow” to look like that - there will not be enough battalions!
    It would be with great pleasure that I would demolish one house altogether ... at the address: Bolshaya Devyatinsky House 8 ... and give them a place in Yalta or Bakhchisarai.
    1. lucul
      lucul 1 January 2020 13: 48
      0
      All members of the forum - Happy New Year!

      Yes, the campaign, they still can’t move ....
    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich 1 January 2020 13: 48
      +10
      Quote: Hunter 2
      not enough battalions

      hope that the Iraqis will find 2 m2 each for every occupier ....
    3. EDWARD
      EDWARD 1 January 2020 13: 48
      +15
      "Donald Trump said that" Iran will pay a very high price for the attack on the American embassy in Iraq! "
      Comrade Eun is reading this news and laughing ..
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 1 January 2020 14: 02
        -13
        Quote: EDWARD
        "Donald Trump said that" Iran will pay a very high price for the attack on the American embassy in Iraq! "
        Comrade Eun is reading this news and laughing ..

        Eun laughs, but the North Koreans?
        1. ltc35
          ltc35 1 January 2020 14: 21
          +7
          There the mentality is different and the population fully trusts their government. Believe me, if Eun will laugh, then all North Koreans will support their leader. The liberal capitalist infection is absent there in principle.
          1. Aaron Zawi
            Aaron Zawi 1 January 2020 14: 23
            +1
            Quote: ltc35
            There the mentality is different and the population fully trusts their government. Believe me, if Eun will laugh, then all North Koreans will support their leader. The liberal capitalist infection is absent there in principle.

            And that the North Koreans have the right to choose to laugh or not? wink
            1. ltc35
              ltc35 1 January 2020 14: 40
              +3
              There is always a choice. And I have not met a single unfortunate North Korean. Any nation deserves its ruler. If they live like that, then it suits them.
              1. The comment was deleted.
                1. abrakadabre
                  abrakadabre 1 January 2020 17: 27
                  +4
                  Of course, buzzing:
                  (Concentration camp in the USA for AMERICANS of Japanese descent during WWII)
                  We still do not remember the American Holodomor since the Great Depression. A demographic pit of approximately 7 million citizens.
            2. sabakina
              sabakina 1 January 2020 14: 43
              +3
              Aron, stop it. After all, is it your new year or not?
              1. Aaron Zawi
                Aaron Zawi 1 January 2020 15: 18
                -1
                Quote: sabakina
                Aron, stop it. After all, is it your new year or not?

                What is absolutely impossible for colleagues to troll? wink
                1. sabakina
                  sabakina 1 January 2020 18: 21
                  +2
                  Quote: Aaron Zawi
                  What is absolutely impossible for colleagues to troll? wink
                  What is a ulcer? Or do not you drink from prince? wink
                  1. Aaron Zawi
                    Aaron Zawi 1 January 2020 19: 45
                    +1
                    Quote: sabakina
                    Quote: Aaron Zawi
                    What is absolutely impossible for colleagues to troll? wink
                    What is a ulcer? Or do not you drink from prince? wink

                    Why is that? Last night we talked my father-in-law into a bottle of "The DALMORE REGALIS". So it was last night.
              2. 72jora72
                72jora72 1 January 2020 15: 20
                +2
                Aron, stop it. After all, is it your new year or not?
                He produces "bile" at any time of the year ....
                1. Aaron Zawi
                  Aaron Zawi 1 January 2020 16: 19
                  +1
                  Quote: 72jora72
                  Aron, stop it. After all, is it your new year or not?
                  He produces "bile" at any time of the year ....

                  I really hope that you have one too. wink
        2. Amateur
          Amateur 1 January 2020 15: 08
          +1
          Eun laughs, but the North Koreans?

          And North Koreans watch Israeli television and wonder if Benjamin Netanyahu will be sentenced for fraud and breach of trust in the 1000 and 2000 cases, or for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in the 4000 case.
        3. GenNick
          GenNick 1 January 2020 15: 13
          0
          They assured that in 2020 a new strategic weapon will appear ...
          1. cost
            cost 1 January 2020 17: 54
            +1
            GenNick: Assured that in 2020 a new strategic weapon will appear ...

            IMHO, Ynov's "photobomb" is a fake, or incorrect translation of the article "Nodon Sinmun".
            Although, maybe I'm wrong
            South Korean authorities have already officially called on the DPRK to abandon the development of "a new strategic weapon based on the principle of interaction of matter with absorbed electromagnetic radiation."
            ссылка:https://yandex.ru/news/story/Seul_prizval_KNDR_ne_provodit_ispytanie_novogo_strategicheskogo_oruzhiya--0335454d5cd3522e02f31315c7797466?
        4. Grits
          Grits 1 January 2020 15: 31
          +4
          Quote: Aron Zaavi
          Eun laughs, but the North Koreans?

          Let’s immediately talk about pensioners and the disabled ...
          1. Aaron Zawi
            Aaron Zawi 1 January 2020 16: 20
            -1
            Quote: Gritsa
            Quote: Aron Zaavi
            Eun laughs, but the North Koreans?

            Let’s immediately talk about pensioners and the disabled ...

            Yah. Another time to spend on them.
      2. Nikolay Ivanov_5
        Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 January 2020 14: 08
        +2
        This is like leaving his wife because of treason with a neighbor to declare the culprit a neighbor. wassat
    4. Well done
      Well done 1 January 2020 13: 49
      0
      drinks good New Year, Trump old, Esper and Pompeo sing an old song ... About the old woman, I generally keep quiet. Nifiga New. Oh, this policy! drinks
    5. Finches
      Finches 1 January 2020 13: 49
      +1
      drinks Happy New Year!
      Personally, I fully share the slogan under which the embassy threw Molotov cocktails! laughing
    6. Yang yangov
      Yang yangov 1 January 2020 13: 51
      +8
      Trump got into a courage, put everyone on the counter. the guy does not know. that not always loot decides everything !!
    7. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 1 January 2020 14: 30
      +1
      Quote: Hunter 2
      All members of the forum - Happy New Year!

      Happy New Year. Health and well-being, with Respect Vladimir.
    8. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 1 January 2020 14: 35
      +1
      Quote: Hunter 2
      It would be with great pleasure that I would demolish one house altogether ... at the address: Bolshaya Devyatinsky House 8.

      I personally do not mind.
      1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
        Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 January 2020 15: 11
        +1
        What miserable buildings in the complex on Devyatinsky Lane 8.
    9. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2020 15: 26
      +1
      in Ekat, according to Gogol, we have the same blathata ...
    10. Vadivak
      Vadivak 1 January 2020 16: 52
      +2
      Quote: Hunter 2
      It would be with great pleasure that I would demolish one house altogether ... at the address: Bolshoi Devyatinsky House 8 ..

      For me it's better DOM-2, it is much more dangerous
    11. sniperino
      sniperino 1 January 2020 18: 42
      +2
      Quote: Hunter 2
      would give them a place in Yalta or Bakhchisarai
      It will be greasy to them, a site in the resorts of Crimea to provide. In Simferopol, on the Moscow highway: the administrative center and all that ...
    12. Rostislav Bely
      Rostislav Bely 2 January 2020 02: 24
      +1
      Happy 2020 New Year!
      In the United States Marine Corps, the infantry battalion is part of the Marine Corps regiment and includes a battalion headquarters, a staff company, 3 assault companies, and a company of weapons. The personnel of the battalion is about 1000 people. The battalion is armed with mortars, anti-tank systems, anti-aircraft guns and various small arms.
      And this is all - let's say that at first they will be bored by something - like Russia will bite the terrorists handed over (Putin's "compassion"), and then what - civilians during the day, and at night ...?
  2. Terenin
    Terenin 1 January 2020 13: 48
    +7
    According to Esper, this is due to the need to protect American citizens working in Iraq.

    The battalion of special forces, of course, during a siege (assault) will not hurt, but without operational-intelligence work against, for example, suicide bombers, this battalion of special forces, like a dead poultice.
    1. novel66
      novel66 1 January 2020 14: 48
      +1
      Gene, hi don't tell them. Well, they are in a penalty
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 1 January 2020 18: 50
        +6
        Quote: novel xnumx
        Gene, hi don't tell them. Well, they are in a penalty

        Right, Roma. Again like a zombie fool we are fighting for the common cause of the "free world" of the Anglo-Saxons. "They teach us, teach us", and we are all with an open mind crying
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 1 January 2020 15: 29
      +2
      Quote: Terenin
      According to Esper, this is due to the need to protect American citizens working in Iraq.

      The battalion of special forces, of course, during a siege (assault) will not hurt, but without operational-intelligence work against, for example, suicide bombers, this battalion of special forces, like a dead poultice.

      Is there a special forces battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division? I think there is stupid infantry (albeit "winged"), for protection and defense will come down. And the special forces battalion during the siege (assault), in memory only the "Islamic battalion" - there with operational intelligence work, I remember, everything was fine drinks
  3. whatis love
    whatis love 1 January 2020 13: 51
    -3
    New Year has just begun, but everything is as before fool
  4. Vladimir Fedin
    Vladimir Fedin 1 January 2020 14: 09
    +1
    It's a good news. It seems that the Iraqi authorities were not at all against such an event. If this goes well, the Americans will have to take their feet, as it was in 1979 in Iran.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 January 2020 14: 30
      +3
      They have long left Iraq.
      The Shiite government there is completely stunned by over-income from oil. It swells with money.
      And the people will inevitably overthrow him.
      Why should Americans save such a government?
      1. GibSoN
        GibSoN 1 January 2020 22: 06
        0
        They have long left Iraq.
        And then what? Leave and leave at the discretion of someone? (Well, whom is obvious to everyone. There are only two options for any situation. Iran or the Russian Federation). That is, in the current conditions, to make it even worse .. Not to mention that this is a lot of time spent and money wasted. In any case, for the population of the country, leaving the United States at the moment will be the worst option. Then do not look. Although part of the revolutionary-minded population, of course, this is precisely what is being achieved.
  5. knn54
    knn54 1 January 2020 14: 11
    +2
    750 people from ALL dissatisfied? The actions of the Yankees in Iraq can unite Shiites and Sunnis with the goal of a common confrontation with US aggression.
  6. awg75
    awg75 1 January 2020 14: 19
    +1
    I don’t want this battalion to wish good luck;
  7. Zliy_mod
    Zliy_mod 1 January 2020 14: 24
    +2
    But the Jews are rubbing their hands, more victims, more American military assistance, more mess in the Middle East, they are so eager to unleash a war with Iran, even with the hands of Amer’s allies.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 1 January 2020 15: 38
      +3
      All the increase in oil prices on hand
      1. Zliy_mod
        Zliy_mod 1 January 2020 18: 40
        +1
        This is the difference between Russians and Jews with the Anglo-Saxons, for the sake of economic gain we will not destroy countries and peoples ...
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 January 2020 18: 53
          +3
          Yes, it’s better to quietly save what you earn, no matter how much money the children study with the Anglo-Saxons and the treatment of the Jews)).
          1. Zliy_mod
            Zliy_mod 1 January 2020 19: 55
            -3
            Of course, it doesn’t matter for you, you just don’t take money and neighbors quarrel no matter where - in the east, in Ukraine, in the Caucasus, for the sake of money you are ready to turn a blind eye to anti-Semitism in Ukraine, in Poland where the chief rabbi condemned Putin when he directly said that the Polish ambassador, supporting Hitler’s policy, is ready to erect a monument to him in Warsaw, because the money doesn’t smell?
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 1 January 2020 20: 24
              +4
              laughing
              Who did the Jews quarrel in the Caucasus? Tell me more that anti-Russian propaganda among the Ukrainian Zapadentsev led lol
              And the Russian rabbi, too, condemned Putin? )))
              Money does not smell to those who steal and take bribes. The Anglo-Saxons and Jews have much less than in Russia, so do not la la ..))
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                1. D-ug
                  D-ug 1 January 2020 22: 59
                  0
                  Quote: Zliy_mod
                  the main Jew of Ukraine Kolomoisky created and finances Natsik detachments

                  A masterpiece!
                  A Jew created and finances Natsik detachments. It is necessary to agree to such stupidity.
                  1. Zliy_mod
                    Zliy_mod 1 January 2020 23: 54
                    -2
                    Oo how everything is started, Google in the help.
                2. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 1 January 2020 23: 05
                  +4
                  The main Jew of Ukraine like Zelensky, isn’t it?
                  And in the Donbass there are no Jews? Or are they all Ukrainian-speaking? )))
                  You write a set of base cliches and nonsense. As for the rabbis, priests and others - I agree. They are always at odds with the authorities. Moreover, they are often at odds with each other.
                  1. Zliy_mod
                    Zliy_mod 2 January 2020 00: 05
                    0
                    Nonsense? I’m not saying that Jews are to blame all around, even if we start from the fact that after the maydown in Ukraine, power was mainly represented by Jews ... and right now even the president is Jewish, and the past too. It is not for nothing that in Ukraine they say there are Jews, but there are women. They do not like you precisely because of your cunning and agility both yours and ours, when in the end such a policy ends with another pogrom.
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 2 January 2020 00: 12
                      +4
                      Poroshenko a Jew with a light hand Tyagnibok - the grandson of Ivan Evdokimovich lol Big Jew, however. Shaw for Mom, Shaw for Dad,
                      What you have listed, the agility and the second, is also characteristic of the Ukrainians, and to a very large extent, and about the pogroms - with the existence of Israel, the instigators will not live for such a long time wink
    2. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2020 17: 27
      0
      Quote: Zliy_mod
      they are so eager to start a war with Iran, even by the hands of amer’s allies

      Yes, what for, this war did not surrender to anyone, neither to Arabs or Jews ... well, they growl at each other ... and let, historically, nobody needs to plunge the region into Armageddon ... I’m dragging.
      1. Zliy_mod
        Zliy_mod 1 January 2020 18: 37
        0
        So there will be no Armageddon, no one dares to indulge in a vigorous bomb in the region with oil ... But go Iran through Syria - this is the dream of the Jews, they harness napalm harder in the information field, setting Trump on Iran: how dare they who they are in Anyuki .
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 1 January 2020 15: 13
    -2
    The war party in the usa is now going to eat a trump to start aggression against Iran! For for them, war is simply a lucrative business.
    1. Tank jacket
      Tank jacket 1 January 2020 16: 01
      -4
      hi Best commentary good You can immediately see what you understand in management! And horses in Iraq with Molotov cocktails need to sit at school desks and for textbooks ...
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 1 January 2020 17: 29
        0
        Quote: Tank jacket

        Best comment. It’s immediately obvious that you understand the management!

        but you do not understand, apparently ... to whom is your "approvals" addressed? nipanyatna ... quote the source you admired!
        1. Tank jacket
          Tank jacket 1 January 2020 17: 56
          +1
          I believe that Lean understands management issues and explained everything correctly and briefly ...
          1. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 1 January 2020 18: 37
            0
            Quote: Tank jacket
            I think Lean understands

            I get it now .
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 1 January 2020 16: 56
      +4
      Quote: Thrifty
      For for them, war is simply a lucrative business.


      war is inevitable as long as society is divided into classes, while there is exploitation of man by man

      V.I. Lenin
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 1 January 2020 17: 31
        +1
        Quote: Vadivak
        war is inevitable as long as society is divided into classes, while there is exploitation of man by man

        V.I. Lenin

        I’ll say steeper: when the first monkey took a stick, the second began to work .... (not mine, I'm lying ... but true)
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 1 January 2020 23: 07
        +3
        Quote: Vadivak
        Quote: Thrifty
        For for them, war is simply a lucrative business.


        war is inevitable as long as society is divided into classes, while there is exploitation of man by man

        V.I. Lenin

        Socialist China fought with socialist Vietnam - Ilyich was mistaken)).
  9. Good_Anonymous
    Good_Anonymous 1 January 2020 16: 33
    +2
    82 airborne - this is not special forces.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2020 17: 33
      +1
      Quote: Good_Anonymous
      82 airborne - this is not special forces.

      yes, it's just an airborne airborne division.
      1. BVS
        BVS 1 January 2020 17: 37
        0
        Yes, yes, it's just an airborne division.
  10. sabakina
    sabakina 1 January 2020 18: 31
    +2
    I understand that the United States is a big country, but 750 special forces for the protection of the embassy, ​​in my opinion this is too much ...
    1. Tank jacket
      Tank jacket 1 January 2020 18: 55
      +1
      Vyacheslav, welcome hi , part of the 750 fighters will grow beards change clothes and join the ranks of the barmaley.
  11. Connor MacLeod
    Connor MacLeod 1 January 2020 21: 32
    0
    Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the US Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, ​​and so notified!

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1211981022084128768?s=20

    .... Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1212121026072592384?s=20

    Here are his tweets in the original. Nothing is said about PEACE ...
  12. GibSoN
    GibSoN 1 January 2020 22: 12
    -5
    I don’t really understand the heap of bile poured by pseudo-patriots into the USA .. Well, from a scientific point of view, of course, it’s clear that these are just nationalists in the very last stage, as well as the rest of the different ..ists ... You kind of so worried about that? Like at the moment, the United States there are introducing laws by which people became slaves? Genocide all in a row? What do you offer to change? That is, conditional Iran or the Russian Federation will come to the helm, will roses immediately bloom all over the country? People will begin to live like in the best years of socialism of the USSR? What kind of mess in the heads of these pseudo patriots?
    1. maden.usmanow
      maden.usmanow 2 January 2020 07: 44
      -4
      People are simply distracted by fairy tales about the bloodthirsty States, and meanwhile, the local elite goes further and further into the pockets of their own citizens.
      It has begun with the Union.
    2. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 2 January 2020 17: 19
      +1
      I want to remind you that they have already changed the dictator Saddam for a "democratically" elected parliament, government and president. Even the form of government is a federal parliamentary republic. And the occupation forces of the United States and their allies are standing.
      And something of peace and prosperity has not come about since 2003.
      1. GibSoN
        GibSoN 2 January 2020 23: 39
        -2
        And something of peace and prosperity has not come about since 2003.
        AND! Well, that is, now the Russian Federation or Iran will come to the helm, and how will it begin .. that all the US taken together will envy? Are you healthy at all? Okay, you don’t care .. Think about people.
  13. Private-K
    Private-K 2 January 2020 10: 05
    +1
    The infantry of the 82nd American Airborne Forces is not special forces. Although the elite, yes.
    But 720 noses is almost a half battalion (reinforced battalion) - why is there so much to protect the embassy?
  14. Servisinzhener
    Servisinzhener 2 January 2020 17: 25
    0
    Well, of course, these are all terrorists sent from Iran. And who else? It is not the residents of Iraq who, as soon as they were delivered from Saddam in 2003, were so direct that their well-being became the world standard. And plus, they also got the opportunity to democratic election of power. And all this under the vigilant care of coalition forces. Who, with such happiness that has fallen on them, will protest laughing
  15. Protos
    Protos 3 January 2020 00: 56
    -1
    [quote = Aaron Zaawi] Eun laughs, and the North Koreans? [/ qu ote]
    North Koreans are laughing too!
    Like kosher Jews in the last election bully