For having been the architect of the plan to break up Iraq into three Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish regions, the former vice-president and current US president, Biden, helped by his warlord Austin, rather missed the boat:
The double suicide bombing in Baghdad on January 19 would have led to a security coup d’état that would have seen the Resistance sidelined within the security and military apparatus, thus unlocking Iraq’s western borders, which the Hashd keep hermetically sealed. The Resistance’s success in maintaining the Syrian-Iraqi crossing point, Abu Kamal/Qaem, and thwarting thousands of infiltration attempts by Daehakist terrorists from the prisons of Hassaké and Deir ez-Zor have prompted the Pentagon to speed up the helicopter transfer of terrorists. But given the scale of the security operations underway at al-Anbar, the coup again appears to be a fiasco.
The new Pentagon chief would propose a third solution: use American military convoys as a screen to move terrorists between Syria and Iraq, especially since the US/Iraq military agreements prohibit any search of US forces anywhere in Iraq. But this option is not the right one either. Why not? On January 26th, an 8th attack targeted a U.S. Army logistics convoy in Samarra. With this latest attack, logistical support for U.S. troops will be targeted almost daily throughout Iraqi territory, including the main communication arteries in Samarah, Salaheddine, Nasseriya, Basra and Divaniyah. Worse, this week a second U.S. soldier was killed aboard a convoy full of weapons and ammunition while on the road to neighboring Iraq. If the U.S. continues to use its soldiers’ fatigues to disguise the trafficking of its Dashist agents from Syria to Al-Anbar, the Hashd may end up conducting searches.
General Liyod Autin, a veteran of the criminal invasion of Iraq, will not agree, especially since he says he does not like to hear about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. As a result, the Resistance has no other choice but to attack military convoys directly, with missiles, rockets and even drones. On January 22, the Iraqi group al Waad al-Haq claimed responsibility for firing three drones against the capital Riyadh, opening a new front in the fight against Salmani Arabia, the main exporter of suicide bombers throughout the region. It is therefore easy for the Resistance to target not only U.S. military convoys, but also U.S. assembly bases, Ain al Asad, Harir, Taji … among others. The devices targeting Riyadh would have traveled 1000 kilometers without being intercepted, despite a thick flak composed of radar-patriot stations. Iraqi groups have just declared that the deadline of the government of Mustafa al-Kazemi for the expulsion of American troops from Iraq had expired. It would be a mistake for General Austin to ignore it.
Moreover, his new heliborne troop from the prisons of Hassaké has just recorded its first colossal mistake of size: In their new anti-Daech operation, the fighters of Hachd al-Chaabi have succeeded in repelling the takfirists who have stormed the oil field of Naft Khaneh, in the north-east of the province of Diyala, on the eastern border with Iran. Hashd al-Shaabi were able to neutralize the Daech terrorists’ plan to strike the Naft Khaneh region in northeastern Diyala province. Saberin News also reported that the fighters of the 1st Brigade of Hashd al-Shaabi thwarted the attack on the oil-rich region of Naft Khaneh. The Naft Khaneh oil field is located near the Iraqi-Iranian border in the protected area of the city of Khanaqin, 110 km northeast of Baaqouba, where the popular organization of Hashd al-Shaabi is widely established.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN