Facilities of pro-Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria were bombed by B-1B Lancer aircraft flying directly from the United States

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Facilities of pro-Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria were bombed by B-1B Lancer aircraft flying directly from the United States

Yesterday the United States undertook the so-called “retaliation strikes” against targets of pro-Iranian groups associated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the territories of the sovereign states of Iraq and Syria. US President Joe Biden later confirmed that the strikes were carried out on his orders in response to an attack on a US military base in Jordan.

It is noteworthy that to strike pro-Iranian forces in the Middle East, the United States used B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft. Two aircraft of this type took off directly from the territory of the United States itself.



In the USA, aircraft of this type are based at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. However, the base is now partially closed due to a bomber accident, so it is possible that the planes flew to the Middle East from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas.

It was to this base that several B-1B Lancers with technicians were recently transferred. Officially, the reason for the redeployment of the aircraft was said to be the performance of certain training tasks, but it is possible that they were prepared in advance for participation in operations in the Middle East.

There is another interesting nuance. If B-1B bombers flew to the Middle East without landing at any of the bases in the Persian Gulf region, then this would be one of the longest flights of aircraft of this type, and it is possible that a record.

Apparently, the United States will continue to carry out attacks on military targets of pro-Iranian groups and the IRGC in Syria and Iraq, but will refrain from attacks on targets on Iranian territory proper for now. The situation in the Middle East is becoming increasingly tense. After all, it is clear that Iran will not abandon the actions of the American side.
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  1. +3
    3 February 2024 08: 31
    No one asked why all the fun in this region of the United States is organized for the weekend - so that the Biden family can make money easily on the stock exchanges. On Friday there was silence, no panic.
    1. +1
      3 February 2024 08: 37
      ...why is all the fun in this region of the USA held on weekends?

      Or maybe it will happen when they start a full-fledged hot conflict between China and Taiwan... This is where a complete collapse will really begin on both the stock and commodity exchanges... They know how to organize a "nix" with the NWO... am
      1. +7
        3 February 2024 09: 41
        Lyova, don’t you think that the title of the article is not written in Russian:
        “Objects .. forces .. bombed”... who? But it turns out... them.
        Here are the victims of the Unified State Exam
        1. +1
          3 February 2024 10: 04
          Poor Trump. Once again he has to clean up the problems for his predecessor.
          Obama, before giving his post to Trump, unleashed the bloodiest war since World War II. And he pulled US troops into it.
          Biden seems to want to outdo Obama in terms of bloodshed and problems.
          1. +2
            3 February 2024 14: 14
            Alex, October 9, 2009 The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the first black US President, Barack Obama...
            Biden wants a bonus too.)
            ... why did they give you such an ugly shoulder strap?
            1. +1
              3 February 2024 14: 48
              Quote from Egeni
              On October 9, 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the first black US President, Barack Obama...
              Biden wants a bonus too.)

              They forgot to add Hitler, with whose participation World War II began, and Gorbachev, the result of whose activities are still collecting blood (in particular, the victims of the Northern Military District are also the result of the collapse of the USSR)
              1. +1
                3 February 2024 15: 01
                ...Alex, you didn’t understand, about Barack it was sarcasm and in no way praise. I understand perfectly well that the last “presidents” of the United States are puppets of Uncle Sam.
                1. +1
                  3 February 2024 15: 22
                  Quote from Egeni
                  it was sarcasm

                  What kind of praise can there be to be in such disgusting company?
                  Back in 2005, the IAEA was awarded this prize for espionage activities against Iraq; in 2003, the Americans were so successful thanks to it.
                  Three other Israeli prime ministers were also awarded. Probably for the regular bombing of Palestine.
                  1. 0
                    3 February 2024 20: 19
                    Well, did you really think that I was grist for the “Sumerians” mill?))
                    ...yes never.)
        2. 0
          3 February 2024 13: 21
          Or, as an option, an automatic translator from somewhere else, so they didn’t bother. In general, I have a number of questions for journalists, so recently one announced the sinking of a small missile boat, although it is a small missile ship, it’s okay if the girl was just mistaken; her editors are preparing the text. The incident, long before the Northern Military District, near the Crimean Bridge, when 2 Ukrainian boats and a tugboat were intercepted, was discussed a lot in the news. So, when the accent was correctly placed in the name of the tug, I was even surprised: Yany-Kapu, both stresses are on the last syllable
          I myself live in an area where there are a lot of Turkic names and it’s understandable if a person simply read it wrong, but journalists could find out, or are there few Tatars in our country? They would have given any advice. The name is Turkish, but the girls from Dagestan said that they watch Turkish films without translation, ordinary girls
          Yes, in general, there are many issues with journalism, whom I do not touch on are military officers, they are great.
    2. 0
      3 February 2024 11: 09
      Once again, senile Joe remembered that he had personal belongings. But what he did was too late, too little, and for the wrong purposes.
  2. +1
    3 February 2024 08: 32
    Apparently, the United States will continue to carry out attacks on military targets of pro-Iranian groups and the IRGC in Syria and Iraq, but will refrain from attacks on targets on Iranian territory itself for now.

    Biden has already said that this is just the beginning...
    Could this finally be the beginning of the end of US hegemony?
    1. +4
      3 February 2024 08: 44
      Every beginning already contains signs of an end.
      But most likely the United States will conduct several bombings with fading activity and end there if nothing happens.
      1. +1
        3 February 2024 13: 09
        "...if nothing happens." Well...if you believe Iran, then with a high degree of probability something will happen: “after all, it is clear that Iran will not abandon the actions of the American side.” And here, How it won't leave...we'll see. And now the news has arrived: “Iraqi armed groups attacked a US military base in response to American strikes on pro-Iranian forces”
        1. 0
          3 February 2024 13: 25
          Yes, I also just saw this news.
          But this is not a fact that Iran is behind this.
          Iran has officially declared that it is not going to fight with the United States.
          The US announced the strikes in advance. Those. gave Iran time to prepare and withdraw its people.
          As a result, the United States “saved face”, seemingly took revenge, but did not cause painful damage to the authority and armed forces of Iran.
          1. +1
            3 February 2024 17: 53
            “But it’s not a fact that Iran is behind this.”

            stand for by that..., and do it, "two big differences".... Absolutely right - "Iran has officially declared that it is not going to fight with the United States." And..., nevertheless, "Iraqi armed groups attacked a US military base in response to American strikes on pro-Iranian forces“Did Iraq “figure it out on its own”? Or is a “gentleman’s agreement” possible between Iran and the United States? winked
            1. 0
              3 February 2024 18: 53
              however, "Iraqi armed forces
              Sorry, I didn't understand your point
              groups attacked a US military base in response to American strikes on pro-Iranian forces." Did Iraq "realize on its own"?

              What did Iraq realize?
              Or is a “gentleman’s agreement” possible between Iran and the United States?

              It may well be.
              But most likely playing in the dark. Those. Alternatively, the US leadership decides to show who is in charge to strike Iran’s bases.
              It is necessary, so we will inflict it, but there is a risk of receiving an increasingly escalating response, right up to war.
              There is no desire to fight, there is no opportunity, or something else.
              Then they either notified Iran of their goals through their own channels or organized a leak of information.
              They gave it time, they struck.
              Everyone is happy. I am still more inclined, as you correctly called it, to a gentleman’s agreement.
              1. 0
                3 February 2024 20: 20
                "What did Iraq realize?"

                Decided to attack a US military base in response to American strikes on pro-Iranian forces. Iraq's position...?
                1. 0
                  3 February 2024 23: 48
                  I think Iraq has nothing to do with it. Its territory is like a patchwork quilt, with many groups that are nominally subordinate to Baghdad.
                  1. 0
                    4 February 2024 06: 43
                    This is probably true..., the text says so: "Iraqi armed groups attacked a US military base..." Not the Iraqi armed forces.
    2. +2
      3 February 2024 08: 47
      Could this finally be the beginning of the end of US hegemony?

      For a complete understanding, it is necessary to take into account that the entire world today is essentially American-centric. Therefore, the end of US hegemony will mean the end of the current world order. Whether this is good or bad is a separate question. But what is absolutely clear is that the breakdown of American hegemony will be accompanied by very serious cataclysms in all parts of the planet. Therefore, before breaking this world, we must ask ourselves, are we ready for this? And most importantly, what is the best way to do this so that we can experience it ourselves?
      1. +4
        3 February 2024 09: 00
        Quote: km-21
        For a complete understanding, it is necessary to take into account that the entire world today is essentially American-centric. Therefore, the end of US hegemony will mean the end of the current world order. Whether this is good or bad is a separate question.

        To complete the understanding, it is necessary to decide where our government sees Russia’s place in the American-centric world and what is it trying to achieve in general?
        It is clear that the pro-Yeltsin government does not accept a socially just society a priori. It is absolutely clear that for the residents of any country, replacing some oligarchs with others will not bring anything good. All that remains is to find out why Russian capitalism will be more attractive than Western capitalism...Only because Western capitalism has its citizens in all its holes, and Russian capitalism only in the traditional way?
        1. -2
          3 February 2024 11: 12
          Quote: ROSS 42
          To complete the understanding, it is necessary to decide where our government sees Russia’s place in the American-centric world and what is it trying to achieve in general?

          Your government is still trying to understand whether it is worth going under China in order to show the middle finger to America.
          1. -3
            3 February 2024 11: 16
            Quote: Nagan
            Your power

            I humbly apologize...Russian government, because power for the bourgeoisie cannot be power for the people...And on EBN’s grave, at best, I can throw something vile...
            1. +2
              3 February 2024 11: 19
              Quote: ROSS 42
              And at best, I can throw something nasty on EBN’s grave...

              Walk the dog on it. To relieve yourself of it yourself will be attributed to an administrative violation, or even a criminal one, but what is the demand for a dog?
              1. -2
                3 February 2024 11: 21
                Quote: Nagan
                What is the demand for a dog?

                I don’t like walking dogs, and I don’t like walking too far.
                The very memory of this official disgusts me.
      2. +3
        3 February 2024 13: 27
        There is an alternative: we sold resources to the West cheaply, but otherwise we would have sold them almost for free. Do you like living in such a world? No to me. I was a Ukrainian citizen for 23 years and therefore I see the difference, even though I aspired to Russia for ideological reasons. because for some time in Ukraine we lived even better and there was no default, I see a huge difference between the two states now. And you are essentially proposing to make Russia a second Ukraine.
        And yes, US domination means instability, just as Bandera’s followers slowly crawled out here, Tatarstan and Buryatia would have collapsed, they would have remembered Ingria, Dagestan is not stable even now, about which I read the news here on VO about 10 years ago. like reports from the front.
        1. 0
          3 February 2024 14: 19
          And you are essentially proposing to make Russia a second Ukraine.

          Why do you think so? Quite the contrary, I propose to get rid of American dependence. But the problem is that the Americans are strongly opposed to this, and we ourselves have been dependent on the United States for a very long time. Therefore, you must act very carefully and without mistakes. Otherwise everything will collapse and bury us.
      3. WIS
        0
        3 February 2024 18: 19
        km-21
        the entire world today is essentially American-centric. Therefore, the end of US hegemony will mean the end of today's world order. Whether this is good or bad is a separate question.

        There is no doubt who is the author of this non-World!
        Well, really, you are as naive as a child...
        And most importantly, what is the best way to do this so that we can experience it ourselves?

        What will be the consequences of getting rid of the hegemon (parasite)? - the question is nothing more than rhetorical
        PS: do not keep money from the enemy in any form...
  3. 0
    3 February 2024 08: 34
    Quote: ROSS 42
    Could this finally be the beginning of the end for the US?

    Undoubtedly. bully
    1. 0
      3 February 2024 10: 31
      Quote: curvimeter
      Quote: ROSS 42
      Could this finally be the beginning of the end for the US?

      Undoubtedly. bully

      More than a century, and the United States and its dollar are already being buried ((((about every week). But they live happily ever after, and the dollar takes another level on our stock exchange every month. lol
      And the Russian budget (what a shame) is based on how many bucks carbohydrates will cost, and what the dollar exchange rate will be inside. laughing hi hi
  4. -3
    3 February 2024 08: 42
    After all, it is clear that Iran will not abandon the actions of the American side.

    Don't tell me... How many Persians arrived, but they keep wiping it off, sometimes they only voice threats in response...
  5. +1
    3 February 2024 08: 48
    on the territories of sovereign states Iraq and Syria

    There’s something I don’t understand... That is, the United States is bombing (no matter what) other states?! Then where are our Engels - Rzeszow flights?
    1. -1
      3 February 2024 10: 45
      What is allowed to Jupiter is not allowed to the bull. And anyway... my hands are busy with red markers.
      1. 0
        3 February 2024 11: 28
        And anyway... my hands are busy with red markers.

        So it’s time to at least imitate.. Enter from the Baltic with Bears with cover..
  6. -2
    3 February 2024 08: 50
    If B-1B bombers flew to the Middle East without landing at any of the bases in the Persian Gulf region, then this would be one of the longest flights of aircraft of this type, and it is possible that a record

    Considering that on the way to the goal, there were most likely two refuelings in flight, this is not a record - but a routine.
    In general - a handsome bastard! It’s good that the B-1R series was canceled - a tactical striker for isolating a combat area, we would have suffered grief with it.
    Question to our leadership: where are our unparalleled air defense systems to land these “sky lancers”? It would be quite alaverdy for the Il-76!
    1. 0
      3 February 2024 10: 07
      Quote: Victor Leningradets
      where are our unparalleled air defense systems to land these “sky lancers”? It would be quite alaverdy for the Il-76!

      We have them, but the Iranians should also have similar ones, not “where”, but “why”
    2. 0
      3 February 2024 11: 31
      In general - a handsome bastard! It’s good that the B-1R series was canceled - a tactical striker for isolating a combat area, we would have suffered grief with it.

      Good, very good. They'll definitely give you a Hero for something like that (C)
  7. +2
    3 February 2024 09: 04
    Before the new year, Warren Buffett invested multibillion-dollar assets in US oil and gas producing companies, and clearly said this is an investment not in production, but in profit. I wouldn’t be surprised that some Arlie Burke would run out of generators at a critical moment.
  8. +4
    3 February 2024 09: 17
    Quote: Victor Leningradets
    Considering that on the way to the goal, there were most likely two refuelings in flight, this is not a record - but a routine.
    Indeed, if they flew without landing at intermediate airfields, they were sure to refuel in the air. This cannot be considered a record, nor is it considered routine for the US Air Force. But the fact that the Americans (like Israel) are bombing the territory of Syria with impunity is probably still a foreign policy disadvantage for us, although they often talk about some kind of agreements. They brought their own contingent into Syria to protect the country from IS and external aggressors. But it turns out that we allow attacks on the Syrians and their allies as long as they don’t touch us. Thus confirming the thesis that Americans and Israelis are allowed what others are not allowed.
  9. +3
    3 February 2024 09: 20
    Unmotivated US attacks on Iraq are forcing the latter to strangle the American-British oil business. The latest news is that the Iraqi parliament will consider a project to exclude the dollar in payments for oil. good
    1. 0
      3 February 2024 11: 05
      Quote: tralflot1832
      The latest news is that the Iraqi parliament will consider a project to exclude the dollar in payments for oil.

      Saddam already tried, so where is he now?
  10. +1
    3 February 2024 09: 20
    War is a continuation of diplomacy by other methods... Is this what journalists are writing more and more often?
    But diplomats continue to remain in their places. And for the continuation of their failures, it is not diplomats who begin to die.
    1. 0
      3 February 2024 11: 07
      Quote from Fangaro
      War is a continuation of diplomacy by other methods... Is this what journalists are writing more and more often?

      This is what Carl von Clausewitz wrote in the century before last. As you can see, nothing has changed.
  11. 0
    3 February 2024 09: 36
    How during the US strikes, on rumors that Israel and Hamas can conclude a peace agreement, the price of WTI oil fell by $4, and how much will it cost on Monday, not $72 but $80? or more? $8 per barrel is a good increase in your “pension”. No politics, just business.
  12. 0
    3 February 2024 10: 39
    Of course they are creatures... but with eggs, they said and did, unlike some who only draw red lines and worry about it.
  13. 0
    3 February 2024 12: 23
    it is possible that the planes flew to the Middle East from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas.
    It was to this base that several B-1B Lancers with technicians were recently transferred.

    Author, at the beginning of the week, a large number of them were transferred to Europe. Together with tanker aircraft.

    There is another interesting nuance. If B-1B bombers flew to the Middle East without landing at any of the bases in the Persian Gulf region, then this would be one of the longest flights of aircraft of this type, and it is possible that a record.

    What's the record? What are you about? Yesterday the media reported, in particular Sky News Arabia with reference to a representative of the American military department, that American B-1 bombers left Lakenheath airbase in the UK on a mission to the Middle East.
  14. 0
    3 February 2024 12: 56
    The United States launched strikes on the border of Iraq and Syria, primarily interested in the strategically important route running from Iraq to the Syrian city of Al-Bukamal, which is used by Iran to supply the Lebanese Hezbollah with everything it needs.

    Also under their attack were the pro-Iranian Afghan Shiite group Fatimiyoun, consisting of ethnic Hazaras, and the Pakistani Zeinabiyoun.
  15. 0
    3 February 2024 13: 18
    The American command said that strikes on Syrian territory will continue as part of a long-term campaign to combat pro-Iranian groups in the region.

    What’s sad is that Jordanian aviation took part in yesterday’s operation, not for the first time. If the Jordanian kinglet, London's protege, finishes the game, he will receive the same thing that was once given to his relative, the king of Iraq. And we must not forget that the majority of the population of this non-country are Palestinians, who were forcibly registered as Jordanians.

    In addition to Iraq and Syria, the Americans and the British carried out 3 strikes on the Yemeni city of Saada.

    But as it turned out, US attempts to scare the Middle East did not bring any effect.

    Moreover, retaliatory attacks by pro-Iranian groups have already resumed in Syria and Iraq. An American base in the province of Deir ez-Zor was attacked.

    And in the Red Sea, according to preliminary data, the Houthis fired at another American merchant ship.
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  18. 0
    5 February 2024 01: 26
    What kind of plane is shown on the header of the article?)
  19. 0
    5 February 2024 17: 52
    can b1b use missiles or only bombs?

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