In the wake of a rocket attack on the US embassy in Iraq’s Green Zone in Baghdad, the US is reportedly considering quickly closing the facility.
Sources told Axios that the Trump administration is considering the move, along with several other options that could be preludes to further action against Iran. The US has blamed the attack on “Iran-backed” militias, and President Trump threatened Tehran in a tweet on Wednesday.
Trump wrote on Twitter: “Some friendly health advice to Iran: If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over.”
Sources also told Reuters that top US officials agreed on a “range of options” to present to President Trump in the wake of the embassy attack.
For their part, Iran has denied responsibility for the attack. In recent weeks, Iran has urged its allies in Iraq to pursue caution and avoid provoking the US, hoping to avoid a military confrontation before Trump leaves office. But some Shia militias rejected Iran’s warning as they have their own reasons to attack US targets.
The US threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad earlier this year since the Iraqi government could not control frequent rocket attacks on the Green Zone. The threat to close the embassy came along with the threat of US airstrikes.
According to a report from Middle East Eye, in September, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented the Iraqi government with a list of 80 targets the US would strike if it went through with the embassy closure.
18 thoughts on “US Considering Closing Embassy in Baghdad Over Rocket Attack”
So a third-world rocket attack on the most costly and well-defended embassy/fortress ever built may result in its closing, likely followed by a regional conflagration that will dwarf the FakeFlu policy ruin already self-inflicted upon the US? If it were not so hideously costly, it would be enormously hilarious.
I have a buddy that’s been in ICU for a month. Shutting down economies iswas stupid but please don’t call COVID “FakeFlu”.
I wish your buddy well. I stand by my coinage.
So Fake Flu is why he’s in ICU? Your coinage is bullshit.
Your “official” info may be likewise. Whatever you choose to believe, it matters not to me. If you don’t distinguish between where and by whom you’re being lied to, or who is telling you the truth, then Who am I to judge?
I don’t “chose” to believe anything. The man is in the ICU as a result of the virus. Disagreeing with the government’s overreach, which I do too, doesn’t change that fact.
Your so called “fake flu” is killing Americans at the rate of a 9/11 every day.
This isn’t just about the US, it is a global pandemic. In the UK each year, around 11,000 people are killed by flu every year. In just 10 months Covid-19 has killed around 70,000 people.
It’s not fake flu, it’s regular flu.
I’ve read flu was originally called influenza di stelle, ‘influence of the stars’, and was describing any respiratory illness where you have a cough and fever, as opposed to influenza di freddo, ‘influence of the cold’, where there is no fever. They didn’t know about viruses then, so saying it isn’t flu because it’s a different virus is nonsense, there is no flu virus. Flu is the symptoms, not the virus – and the symptoms caused by the Rona are the flu.
“Trump wrote on Twitter: “Some friendly health advice to Iran: If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over.”
What a numbnuts. Mossad can read.
A “threat” to do what they want us to do, to leave. They have demanded that for years.
Who is really threatened here? The US warmongers see themselves as threatened, and somehow conceive that others in the US see through the same distorted lens just as darkly.
We are occupying the place, and Iraqi want us gone. We have brought them too much misery.
trump becoming more amerikan, crude distorted and bitter
He’s always been that, hasn’t he?
I believe they told the US to GTFO a long time ago…. the US needs to leave already
The d*mn place costs U.S. taxpayers millions to run, cost $750 million (perhaps more) to build, was supposed to have something like 5,000 employees, plus accoutrements one can only dream about.
Business Insider, 2013: https://www.businessinsider.com/750-million-united-states-embassy-iraq-baghdad-2013-3
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