Posts Tagged ‘missile’

Report: US May Deploy Patriot Missile System to Iraq after Iran Missile Strike

By Staff, Agencies The US may send a Patriot missile system to Iraq after neighboring Iran launched a missile attack on American bases in the Arab country in retaliation for Washington’s assassination of senior Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, according to US officials. US military officials told Fox News on Wednesday that the Patriot […]

Are There Patriot Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Systems in Iraq? — The Duran

Logically however the notion that the US government/military spends trillions on defense but does not have anti-missile defense systems at its military bases in a war zone, boggles the mind. Are There Patriot Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Systems in Iraq? — The Duran Source Article from https://stanstasblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/are-there-patriot-anti-ballistic-missile-defense-systems-in-iraq-the-duran/ Hits: 15

Eleven US troops injured in Jan. 8 Iran missile attack in Iraq

Reuters – The United States treated 11 of its troops for symptoms of concussion after an Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi base where U.S. forces were stationed, the U.S. military said on Thursday, after initially saying no service members were hurt. The attack was retaliation for a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. […]

US Troops Forced to Hide in Saddam-Era Bunkers During Iran’s Missile Attack

(MEE) — US troops were ill-prepared to fend off Iran’s ballistic missile attacks last week, with American soldiers forced to take cover in bunkers built by Saddam Hussein’s administration, CNN reported. While the US had built its own bunkers at the Ain al-Asad airbase, those shelters were not built to deflect long-range missiles that Iran fired, CNN said, citing […]

Photos: US Ain al-Asad military base after Iran’s missile strikes

Mizan – Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) targeted US Ain al-Asad Airbase in Iraq’s Anbar province in retaliation for the US assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Gen. Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad International Airport two weeks ago.       Source Article from https://theiranproject.com/blog/2020/01/14/photos-us-ain-al-asad-military-base-after-irans-missile-strikes/ Hits: […]

Revolutionary Guards commander: Ukrainian jet was mistaken for cruise missile

The aerospace commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday accepted full responsibility for the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet that killed all 176 people on board. “I take full responsibility and I will obey whatever decision is taken,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said in remarks broadcast on state television. “I would prefer […]

CCTV footage purports to show launch of Iranian missile that downed Ukrainian passenger jet (VIDEO)

The short video was captured by a surveillance camera at a parking lot, presumably located on the outskirts of the Iranian capital. Footage shows the launch of a projectile which goes vertically upwards and apparently explodes off-screen, causing a bright flash of light. The authenticity of the video, however, remains under question. The date mark […]

It’s Hard For Me To Believe An Iranian Missile Caused The Ukraine Flight 752 Crash In Tehran, Iran

The Facts: The crash of Ukraine International Flight 752, which killed 176 passengers – including 63 Canadians, is being blamed on the Iranian’s, with the US claiming they have intelligence that it was an Iranian Missile. Reflect On: When have we really ever received deep truth when it comes to geopolitics and major global conflict […]

Iran Dismisses US Reports That Ukrainian Boeing Was Hit By Missile Over Tehran

Iran’s civil aviation chief rejected as ‘scientifically impossible’ reports that the Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran was hit by missiles. “Scientifically, it is impossible that a missile hit the Ukrainian plane,” Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s of Civil Aviation Organization, said on Thursday, calling “such rumors ‘illogical” RT reports: Citing anonymous Pentagon and intelligence officials, […]

Satellite Images Reveal Damage of Iranian Missile Strike on US Airbase

(ZH) — National Public Radio (NPR) has published the first satellite images showing damage from the Iranian missile strike at the Ain Assad Air Base located in Al Anbar Governorate of western Iraq, which hosts US and British troops. The images, taken by Planet Labs and shared with NPR via the Middlebury Institute of International Studies […]

Iran didn’t want to kill US troops with its strike, it wanted to make point to Trump about its missile tech & resolve. It did that

Tehran warned Iraq to spare US soldiers On Tuesday night, the Iranian nation buried the body of Qassem Soleimani, the charismatic senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officer assassinated by the US this past week. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, that task completed, Soleimani’s IRGC comrades, acting on the orders of Iran’s Supreme […]

(Love MOA but I thing they are wrong on this one.)Iran’s Missile Launch Against Two U.S. Bases in Iraq Calls Trump’s Bluff – by Moon of Alabama – 8 Jan 2020 — xenagoguevicene

Last night Iran fired 22 Qiam missiles towards two U.S. bases in Iraq. Between 1:45 and 2:15 local time (~22:00 UTC) seventeen missiles hit the Ain al Asad airbase west of Ramadi. Five missiles were aimed at Erbil airport in the northern Kurdish region of Iraq. There were no casualties. The Swiss embassy in Tehran, […] […]

IRGC Commander Confirms Iranian Missile Strikes Targeted "Military Apparatus", Not Troops

Continuing with some of the punchy, bellicose rhetoric that top Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, have exhibited in recent days, a senior IRGC commander said Thursday morning that Iran’s missile attacks against US installations in Iraq were merely the start of a vendetta that will play out across the region. IRGC Aerospace Force […]

Trump Backs Away from Threats to Retaliate for Iranian Missile Strikes, Promises New Sanctions

WASHINGTON DC — In a statement delivered late Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump made it clear that the U.S. would not militarily respond to the missile strikes launched by Iran on U.S. military installations in Iraq on Tuesday, strikes that were themselves retaliation for the Trump administration’s killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the […]

Iran’s Guards warn of ‘harsher revenge’ after missile strikes on US targets: agency

Reuters – A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would take “harsher revenge soon” after Tehran launched missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation for last week’s U.S. killing of an Iranian general, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday. The agency was quoting senior commander Abdollah Araghi, speaking after U.S. President Donald Trump said […]

The Iranian missile strike: an initial evaluation

The Saker January 08, 2020 First, as always, a recap. Turns out that the Iranian strikes were apparently very accurate, check out these photos: This is interesting, because while I had some US ex-Colonel on idiot-box saying that most Iranian missiles either missed or landed in the desert.  Rah! Rah! Rah!  The US has THE […]

S. Korea moves Patriot missile unit to Seoul amid growing uncertainty over denuclearization talks with Pyongyang – report

The unit, previously stationed in the southeastern region of North Gyeongsang Province, was moved to a former military installation located behind the presidential office compound, Yonhap news agency reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The redeployment was reportedly carried out earlier this month. It is also mentioned in the report that the unit is […]

Trump’s Syria Missile Strike Was a Scandal

December 31, 2019 Peter HITCHENS I suspect the Third World War will begin with a claimed atrocity — probably the use of poison gas by a ‘regime’ against ‘its own people’. Such things are now the favorite way to make wars where there was peace. Border violations went out of fashion years ago. Invasions are […]

New Russian hypersonic missile can achieve speeds of Mach 27 and will become operational in 2020

(Natural News) The development and deployment of intercontinental nuclear missiles in the 1950s was a military game changer that many experts believe actually prevented a third or even a fourth world war between the great powers. Though conventional war remained a threat, any large power with a nuclear arsenal would no doubt […]

Russia will closely monitor new US missile deployments in Europe & Asia-Pacific – Putin

The US has effectively dismantled the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty this year, Putin said at an annual gathering of the Defense Ministry board, which gives new reasons for Russia to be vigilant. The treaty in question banned land-based ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and missile launchers with ranges of up to 5,500km (3,418 miles). […]

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