December 31, 2019
Well, that escalated quickly.
Iraq was supposed to be the ally of the United States after we fought a very, very long war against them and installed a friendly government.
Then as soon as things are starting to return to a normative state, the US randomly starts bombing the country.
It’s almost as if the policy of the United States in the Middle East is simply to maintain a state of absolute chaos, at all costs.
Protesters attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday and the ambassador and other staff were evacuated as anger over U.S. air strikes on Iraq erupted into violence.
In Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran of orchestrating the unrest and said Tehran would be held responsible.
The protesters and militia fighters stormed and burned a security kiosk at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy but did not breach the main compound as security forces and embassy guards fired tear gas and stun grenades, Reuters witnesses said.
They threw stones at the gate while others chanted, “No, no, America! No, no, Trump!”
Iraqi special forces were deployed around the main gate to prevent them entering the embassy. U.S.-trained and -equipped Iraqi Counter Terrorism forces later reinforced them.
U.S. planes on Sunday had attacked bases belonging to an Iranian-backed militia – an action that risks drawing Iraq further into a proxy conflict between Washington and Tehran at a time when mass protests are challenging Iraq’s political system.
The attack on the Kataib Hezbollah militia was in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.
“Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will,” Trump said in a tweet.
“Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. 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.”
Blah blah blah – who gives a shit?
What is going on in Iraq is about as relevant to me as what is going on in the Pegasus Galaxy.
We have people living in tents on the streets of our cities, people dying of heroin overdoses, people pouring across the border. We don’t have any jobs or any future. Everything, everywhere is about transsexuals.
We have very serious problems in this country.
The fact that the president of our country is more concerned about things that are happening in the desert of the Middle East than any single thing that is happening in our own country is an absolute travesty.
We shouldn’t be bombing Iraq, we shouldn’t have troops in Iraq, we shouldn’t even be talking about Iraq.
Trump was supposed to fix our problems. Or at least try. Instead, all he does is push the agenda of the Jewish race.