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"Even elementary missile defense systems were not used": Chinese Sohu discusses an attack on a US base in Iraq

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"Even elementary missile defense systems were not used": Chinese Sohu discusses an attack on a US base in Iraq

In the military-thematic section of the major Chinese media Sohu, an article has appeared that examines attacks on American bases in Iraq, as well as on pro-American forces in Syria. It is noted that the actual impetus for the start of missile strikes on US military installations in Iraq was the elimination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.


Recall that this elimination took place in January 2020, and the order was given personally by the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Since then, twice (in 2020), US military bases in Iraq have come under rocket fire.

A few days ago, American planes launched a missile attack on Syrian territory - targets that they claimed belonged to pro-Iranian militias responsible for attacks on US bases. In response, a missile strike was expected at the American base of Ain al-Assad in Iraq. And this is not the first rocket attack on the Ain al-Assad base, which is considered one of the safest and most guarded facilities in Iraq.

Sohu writes that "by rocketing a military base in Iraq, Biden was shown that he was not the master in the Middle East." Whenever the US president issues orders to launch strikes, the US military expects an increase in the threat, as shown by the attack on the US army base in Iraq, according to the author in the Chinese media.

They also expressed bewilderment as to why, with the obvious threat after the US Air Force strike on Syria, the territories adjacent to the Ain al-Assad base in Iraq were not actually guarded. After all, as it was stated, the rocket fire was fired from a distance of no more than 8 km from the base. It turns out that the rocket launcher was brought up without difficulty. The elementary anti-missile defense systems were not used either, because 13 missiles fell on the base.

In addition, it was noted that Biden could eventually take advantage of the situation in order to reverse the decision of his predecessor and leave a military contingent in Iraq and Syria, and, possibly, increase its number.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 5 March 2021 09: 14
    -1
    They don’t catch butterflies in the fleet!
    1. figwam
      figwam 5 March 2021 09: 19
      +10
      The missiles' speed is not great, they fly along a ballistic trajectory.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 5 March 2021 09: 25
        +2
        Is this footage from there? And whose drone?
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 5 March 2021 10: 32
          +12
          American.
          In general, the situation is very strange. The rockets hit precisely at the points of deployment of equipment, barracks, workshops ... Only from a distance of 8 km, while no one was injured at the base. All the equipment was taken out, the personnel took refuge in bunkers ... or ... was also evacuated from the base. How could they be so well prepared that?
          They also launched a drone for filming.
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 5 March 2021 10: 36
            +2
            Quote: alexmach
            The rockets hit precisely at the points of deployment of equipment, barracks, workshops ...

            Here I am talking about the same thing. This is only manageable. Maybe the Americans are scaring their own electorate again? With this sauce and money, you can increase the contingent. If they come where, then the figs themselves will leave if they do not receive it specifically on the sopat
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 5 March 2021 10: 40
              +1
              This is only manageable.

              No, maybe NURS is possible, but clearly not artisanal from a pickup truck. All the same, the situation is strange and quite in the spirit of typical American provocations.
            2. Miyamoto musasi
              Miyamoto musasi 6 March 2021 09: 39
              0
              they are magic trick masters !!!
          2. seregin-s1
            seregin-s1 5 March 2021 11: 07
            0
            If this is about the last shelling, then a civilian contractor died.
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 5 March 2021 15: 12
              +1
              From a heart attack?
              I mean, nobody was even touched by a shrapnel. Some very strange giveaway game. Either the Iranians themselves warned, moreover, very much in advance, so that they managed to withdraw the equipment, and at the same time they approached as much as 8 and 11 km to the base itself. Or they themselves were fired upon.
          3. lucul
            lucul 5 March 2021 11: 36
            +2
            In general, the situation is very strange. The rockets hit precisely at the points of deployment of equipment, barracks, workshops ... Only from a distance of 8 km, while no one was injured at the base. All the equipment was taken out, the personnel took refuge in bunkers ... or ... was also evacuated from the base. How could they be so well prepared that?
            They also launched a drone for filming.

            Well, they are no strangers - Pearl Harbor alone is worth something.
          4. mvg
            mvg 6 March 2021 00: 59
            +1
            How could they be so well prepared that?
            They also launched a drone for filming.

            There is such a thing - Hollywood! Do not believe how realistic they are filming.
        2. Cheshire
          Cheshire 5 March 2021 12: 11
          0
          What's the difference? It was so pleasant for me to look at it, beyond words (censored) wink
      2. svd-xnumx
        svd-xnumx 5 March 2021 13: 04
        +1
        This is footage after the Iranian ballistic missile bombardment of the base in 2020, the article talks about a "hail" strike in 2021.
      3. FrankyStein
        FrankyStein 5 March 2021 20: 49
        +1
        This video has nothing to do with the shelling mentioned in the article. Why is it here?
    2. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 5 March 2021 09: 22
      +2
      They were warned that there would be a blow, they went to the bunkers.
      Damaged some goods and materials and that's all.
      If the strike would have been carried out without warning and there would have been casualties in the Armed Forces of the Special Army, then the bombing of Iran and the formation of NATO strike forces on its borders would have begun abruptly and quickly.
      Iran did not need this, and therefore warned in advance.
      And what about 8 km. brought a rocket launcher and fired a volley without intercepting them and destroying the installation itself - this is a demonstration that the United States has a full paragraph in missile systems and air defense.
      1. Grognag
        Grognag 5 March 2021 09: 29
        +1
        Strange conclusions, the fact of the matter is that the launch from 8 kilometers ensured that the air defense systems did not have time to work, but what they were able to draw so close are holes in the land component
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 5 March 2021 13: 40
          0
          Quote: Grognag
          Strange conclusions, the fact of the matter is that the launch from 8 kilometers ensured that the air defense systems did not have time to work

          Well, yes, ours in the SAR have time to work, provided that no one warns ours ...
          1. Grognag
            Grognag 5 March 2021 22: 05
            0
            No one warns, but the range is also somewhat different, who could tell you, but at 8 km I think the base cannot be approached by a truck with guides
      2. Installer
        Installer 5 March 2021 10: 30
        0
        Could run homemade guides. And quietly retreat without anything.
      3. lucul
        lucul 5 March 2021 11: 38
        +1
        They were warned that there would be a blow, they went to the bunkers.

        What do you mean warned ????
        Have you warned - raise aircraft and helicopters and neutralize the threat, no, such an option was not even considered? ))))
        1. Ramzaj99
          Ramzaj99 5 March 2021 18: 50
          0
          This is only in films after calling on the phone after 30 seconds. everyone is already flying and bombing enemies.
          To simply lift the plane into the air, it takes several hours if it is not in standby mode, and for the Americans this procedure is even longer than ours. Refueling, receiving, coordinating the route, suspension of weapons for a specific task, pre-flight check, preparation and a bunch of other things ... ... The same applies to helicopters and drones.
          1. Grognag
            Grognag 5 March 2021 22: 09
            0
            I absolutely agree, but we are talking about the fact that they approached the base 8 km, even if the crews were sitting on the planes, the aviation could not have prevented anything
            1. Ramzaj99
              Ramzaj99 5 March 2021 22: 47
              0
              Quote: Grognag
              I absolutely agree, but we are talking about the fact that they approached the base 8 km, even if the crews were sitting on the planes, the aviation could not have prevented anything

              It all depends on the readiness of the people at the base. Ours missed the same mortar shelling. But then Grady several times intercepted both drones and pipes ... and hollowed on the approaches, and the drones now generally hang nonstop ...
              1. Grognag
                Grognag 6 March 2021 11: 48
                0
                It all depends on the initial conditions: the Americans were fired at from a distance of 8 km, missiles (shells, shots), for example, fly from the hail at a speed of 600 ms. , that is, for everything about everything, the calculations had about 13 seconds, what kind of radar there we naturally do not know, well, let the nano MEGA radar with a review rate of 4 seconds, and the capture of targets for the second review, only this will take 8 seconds, thereby 5 seconds remain for calculations, judging by the video there that something multi-barrel worked for these guns, as a rule, the drive is electric and therefore there is, well, albeit a small delay for the barrel blocks to start rotating, even if this delay is another second, thereby for the calculation or calculations it was 4 seconds, so everything is in order with the air defense there, in such conditions, they also managed to open fire
                1. Ramzaj99
                  Ramzaj99 6 March 2021 16: 48
                  0
                  Quote: Grognag
                  thus, the crew or the crews had 4 seconds, so everything is in order with the air defense there, in such conditions, they also managed to open fire

                  Yeah, that's right!
                  They managed to shelter personnel, civilian specialists and even equipment in bomb shelters, but the air defense did not have time to react ... well, well ...
  2. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 5 March 2021 09: 16
    -2
    And the US euro-mongers are closely monitoring the situation and drawing conclusions.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 March 2021 10: 00
      0
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      And the US euro-mongers are closely monitoring the situation and drawing conclusions.

      The mongrel should not think, much less draw conclusions. Her job is to execute the commands of the owner.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 5 March 2021 09: 31
    +1
    Slow confrontation ...
    Will it speed up or not, the question is not idle, but .....
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 5 March 2021 10: 42
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      Slow confrontation ...
      Will it speed up or not, the question is not idle, but .....

      Bye, the situation about calm for the reason that the Americans, within the framework of the decision of the Iraqi Parliament on the withdrawal of American troops after the assassination of Soleimani, demonstrated their readiness to move and transferred part of their bases to the Iraqi Armed Forces, withdrawing part of their contingent to Jordan and Syria. These half-measures satisfied both sides, as if the interests and wishes were taken into account. Episodic attacks are more likely to be of a notification nature, reminding them that it is time for them to leave and are not aimed at inflicting maximum damage. If Bidon decides to increase the contingent, then, probably, as an alaverda, the number of strikes on mattresses located at the bases will also increase, with the aim of increasing the lethal outcome for the American invaders. Anyone will be aggravated.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 March 2021 11: 29
        +1
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        Anyway there will be an aggravation

        Most of all, everything depends on the Yankees, this is understandable ... but what exactly will be, in what form, can not be guessed. Unclear.
  4. DmSol
    DmSol 5 March 2021 09: 56
    0
    I agree with the opinion that this is more like a pre-planned action under the supervision of the CIA. Here you need to look at who benefits from it in the first place. Surely the next step will be an increase in the contingent and hysteria in the mass media in the style of "fend off the Iranian threat in advance."
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 5 March 2021 10: 29
      -1
      what In this case, the attacks on Khmeimim are the work of the GU GSh to advertise and popularize our air defense systems, as well as for an additional reason to iron out the bandyugans lured by "partners".
      1. DmSol
        DmSol 5 March 2021 11: 34
        0
        There is now controversy in the states over Trump's decisions to cut military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq. This "blow" plays into the hands of the hawks, who are promoting the idea of ​​a military solution to Iran. Coupled with the absence of victims, everything suggests that this was a pre-directed production. There is no logical connection with the actions of our contingent in the SAR, and there cannot be.
        1. Prisoner
          Prisoner 5 March 2021 13: 27
          0
          "And there was a fish in Kama ...", in the sense that there was a victim at the base.
  5. Cowbra
    Cowbra 5 March 2021 10: 02
    0
    Or they did it, they just don't work by themselves, because they were created for sale, and not for protection
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 5 March 2021 10: 32
      +1
      The buyers used it, they almost killed themselves. winked Some kind of self-destructive weapon. Maybe the sellers thought, what if their weapons will fit in for the Iranians? laughing
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 March 2021 10: 23
    0
    In the end, Biden can take advantage of the situation in order to reverse the decision of his predecessor and leave a military contingent in Iraq and Syria, and, possibly, increase its number.
    What gives reason suggestthat it was not the pro-Iranian forces that fired at, as the Americans managed to declare, but those who are not profitable with the withdrawal of the Americans from Iraq.
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 March 2021 11: 30
    0
    And this is not the first rocket attack on the Ain al-Assad base, which is considered one of the safest and most protected sites in Iraq.
    Yeah! The Merikatos have become friends with Hollywood again, nothing is of use to them! So much the worse for them.
  8. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 5 March 2021 14: 07
    0
    We like to call any WB field camp ...
  9. Nadrub
    Nadrub 5 March 2021 17: 06
    0
    All American superweapons first go to Hollywood :)
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  11. demo
    demo 7 March 2021 08: 59
    0
    In addition, it was noted that Biden could eventually take advantage of the situation in order to reverse the decision of his predecessor and leave a military contingent in Iraq and Syria, and, possibly, increase its number.

    The more soldiers remain, the more targets.
    The more targets, the more difficult it is to ensure the safety of personnel.