Barely a few hours after the end of the commemorations of the martyrs Soleimani and Abu Mohandes, a double attack on US military convoys in Iraq took place:
A first attack occurred this Tuesday morning at dawn in Dujail, in the Iraqi province of Salaheddine, north of Baghdad, destroying a U.S. military logistics convoy. The second, which occurred just a few hours later, still in Salaheddine, has not yet been claimed, unlike the first, which the pro-resistance group Qasim al Jabarin is claiming loud and clear. As for the balance sheets, they remain undetermined for the moment.
The 9 million Iraqis who came on January 3 to Baghdad’s Tahrir Square to commemorate the great General Soleimani and his lieutenants, and whose mega-march quickly took on the appearance of an anti-occupation demonstration, seem to have rung the bell: the end of the recess is approaching for the Americans in Iraq: More than 90 attacks since January 2020 and still well calibrated so that there are no deaths, which is not certain once January 20, the date of the handover of power in Washington, expires as promised by the Resistance groups to the Kazemi government.
But in reality, the United States finds itself almost in step with the bomb attacks systematically targeting U.S. military convoys throughout Iraq, and especially targeting the main transit arteries for weapons and munitions from Kuwait and Syria, thus blocking the military valves to U.S. troops. The paralysis is so great that the Americans are obliged to have the large convoys escorted by their air force! This was the case of this convoy of military equipment composed of 200 Hummer vehicles, which entered the Ain al-Asad base from the city of Basra, escorted by fighters that kept flying over the region until the convoy reached the air base in the city of Hit, in the west of the province of al-Anbar. That is how tight the grip on the Yankees is tightening.
Especially since the coup of Daech bis, heliborne from Syria to Al Anbar, Salaheddine, Kirkuk or Diayala is a total fiasco more than eight months after its launch. Sadegh al Hosseini, spokesman for the Hachd al-Chaabi in Diyala has just announced, “the United States has failed to give birth to the second generation of Daech”. Quoted by Malouma, the commander reports the surrender of dozens if not hundreds of Daech commanders, from Syria and elsewhere, without any form of resistance, “a sign that this second generation of US agents has totally lost faith and confidence in the Americans”: “90% of the suicide bombers, whom the Hachd al-Chaabi have captured, threatened at the time of arrest to capture their explosive belt, but they did not do so. It is a totally burnt pawn of the Americans who, in order to remain in Iraq, now have no choice but to confront the Iraqis directly.
And the commander cannot believe that he is saying: for the first time since the invasion of Iraq in 2003 the Iraqi government has filed a complaint against the United States for using depleted uranium against civilians. The issue resurfaced some time ago when Iraqi deputies denounced the constant military exercises of US troops in the US embassy in the Green Zone, exercises carried out in the presence of the batteries of flak and C-RAM that release large amounts of radiation into the environment. The complaint was filed in a Swedish court and is dated December 26, 2020. A team of Iraqi lawyers residing in France, Canada, Copenhagen, and Belgium assisted Iraqi families targeted by submunitions in filing the complaint. The Americans bombed Iraq with depleted uranium in 1991, 1998, and 2003.
A sign of the times, the Iraqi Resistance is about to make a slow but sure move: after having surrounded US troops throughout Iraq, tightening their screws on the main transit routes for weapons and munitions, then aiming for the Iraqi skies with clear demands to equip them with Russian, Iranian or Ukrainian anti-aircraft artillery, it is moving into the political arena. The victims of US use of depleted uranium could be compensated only if Iraq fully reneges on its military agreements signed with the Yankees. This will be a supplement to the 7 trillion dollars that Trump regrets having lost in Mesopotamia, a region where ‘a US president does not dare to appear without escort of his drones and F-16 fighters.
by Basit Abbasi – YN