Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Ali Fadavi underlined on Saturday that the Americans’ lies will be disclosed soon, and said,
“All aspects of Iran’s military attack against the US base, Ein al-Assad, will be exposed by the Americans during their partisan plays and we have much information about Iran’s attack on Ein al-Assad, but we prefer the Americans to admit the damages of Iran’s attack on the airbase.”
Media reports have said that US President Donald Trump has not yet allowed any official to release information about the heavy casualties and damages of the operations and threatened them with heavy punishment if they leak any information.
But the IRGC’s missile strike against Ein al-Assad in Iraq was a part of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s harsh revenge from the US for the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani. The development is still one of the top headlines of the world media after 40 days due to the American officials’ lies about the number of dead and wounded soldiers in the attack; the US officials still continue to increase the number of casualties every week.
The big operations codenamed ‘Martyr Qassem Soleimani’ against Ein al-Assad – which was conducted at 01:20 am (local time) of January 8, the same hour when the vehicle carrying General Soleimani came under attack on January 3 and just a few hours before his funeral ceremony – left 120 American soldiers dead and over 200 others wounded.
Confusion of the US military and security bodies and media
The US National Security Council immediately held a meeting to investigate the catastrophic blow and approved a secret bill based on which the US government declared war emergency situation, stressing that any information about Ein al-Assad missile strike should remain confidential and leaking any information about the attack before coordination with the US defense department would be a stern violation of national security; yet Newsweek had already released a report and put the number of casualties at 270 before receiving the urgent notice.
The editor-in-chief of Newsweek for world news service corrected the news minutes after receiving the notice without any explanation and deleted the number of casualties from the Newsweek website but the original text of the report is still available on the internet and its print screens have been saved by readers.
Trump canceled speech after US National Security Council’s approval
Also, the approval delayed US President Donald Trump’s TV speech for one day in which he claimed that the Iranian missile strikes against the US base have taken no toll from either the US or Iraqi armies due to the US army’s deterrent measures, precaution and redeployment of forces in different places.
Some minutes after Trump’s remarks, the aviation websites reported flight of a Boeing cargo plane, C17, from Baghdad airport to Ramstein Air Base in Germany for treatment missions at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The plane is also equipped with numerous fridges to carry dead bodies.
Capabilities of US base in Landstuhl in the heart of Europe
The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is an overseas military hospital operated by the United States Army. LRMC is the largest US military hospital outside the continental United States. It is near Landstuhl, Germany, and is the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition, it serves military stationed throughout Europe and Africa, as well as their family members.
The medical center also serves as a stop-over (evacuated via the nearby Ramstein Air Base) for serious casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan before being flown to the United States.
What was the cause of the large number of US casualties in Ein al-Assad?
The IRGC’s missile strikes on Ein al-Assad were conducted in two stages with an interval of 30 to 40 minutes. In the first stage, 9 ballistic missiles were fired.
The US army was on alert in anticipation of Iran’s reprisal attack for the assassination of General Soleimani, and most US troops had been transferred to shelters, but given the high destructive power of the Iranian missiles, a number of them were killed in the shelters.
After nearly half an hour when no missiles were fired, the American commanders assumed that the operations had ended and ordered evacuation to rush to aid the wounded; and it was then when more missiles landed at the base, killing and wounding scores more.
After the attack, Trump claimed on his twitter page that “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now.
So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well-equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.” Later in a televised address, he repeated the same remarks while he was confused and frustrated.
Damage control and phased admission
One week after the attack, Trump, his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the US military spokespersons and commanders all claimed that the American soldiers in Ein al-Assad are sound and safe.
But the Pentagon was forced to first admit casualties followed by gradually increasing the number of the wounded forces, speaking of traumatic brain injuries, although US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper only spoke of headache among the American soldiers deployed at the base.
The US soldiers’ “traumatic brain injury” was first revealed by a Kuwaiti newspaper that also revealed the transfer of a number of severely injured US troops to a hospital in the Arab country.
The Pentagon increased the number several times to 16, 34 and 64 from 11 and finally, on February 11, the Pentagon confirmed traumatic brain injury of 109 military men in Ein al-Assad. The number seems to rise to 200 in the coming weeks, especially considering that the Pentagon has said 109 is not the final number of the wounded.
Some reports said that a number of US democrat senators are aware of the number of casualties but they have decided to disclose it on the threshold of the presidential election.
Reports on Ein al-Assad attack said nearly 4 helicopters, two cargo planes and the watchtower of the base’s military airport were destroyed. But the US officials never allowed the reporters and photographers to take images and footage of the destroyed watchtower, command center and radar center.
They confined reporters’ visits to the site to a several-hundred-meter area of the base to show some burnt tents, a big hole in the runway and a devastated building. They declared other parts of the base as a forbidden zone.
Meantime, reports said when the IRGC carried out missile attacks against Ein al-Assad, 8 US-made drones were flying but their contacts with the control center at the base were cut due to the IRGC’s jamming operations and then the control center was targeted by missiles.
The US forces immediately started search operations to find the 8 drones but they found the debris of 3 aircraft and they still lack any information about the fate of 5 other drones.
US bases and the Israeli army on high alert for 40 days
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei several hours after the IRGC’s missile attack against the US army positions in Ein al-Assad said that “Iran slapped American on the face last night. Military action like this is not sufficient. What is important is ending the corrupting presence of America in the region”.
After his remarks, high-ranking IRGC commanders and resistance groups’ leaders, including Hezbollah, stressed that operations against Ein al-Assad was only the first step of more extensive and crushing operations in the future and the US and the Zionist regime will be forced to leave the Muslim world and the West Asia region.
These repeated threats have both lowered the US forces’ morale, given the long time they have been kept on high alert and because they have been kept in the dark with regard to the true number of the Ein Al-Assad casualties, as they are waiting for a bigger operation against another US base; they know an attack is in the offing, but they don’t know when and where and that’s wearing off their threshold of tolerance.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami, who addressed a ceremony to commemorate General Soleimani 40 days after his martyrdom, said General Soleimani has been replicated and the resistance front has aspired again.
“The US was slapped in the face, but the strong and final slap will continue to come until the last US soldier retreats from the Muslim lands, and this reality is close,” he said.
Now, the Muslim world is waiting for repeated, confusing and destructive operations by the resistance forces across the region and the world.
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If the author says it is a fake, fair enough. OTOH it is a lot nearer the truth, I think, than Trump. By the way, who is the author? James P. Hogan or the person who made the fake?
I am Glad to see that David sees a large part of the picture. But, in 1991, USA adopted the Talmudic Noahide code that requires USA to execute all nations that do not submit to 100% Talmudic control. And the high priests of the Talmud are willing to bleed North America completely dry in order to gain control of all nations and turn them all into serf on Talmudist plantations. And most Christians in USA are happy to assist them.
I told people there is no way the US government and the Pentagon are going to release the names of the dead or injured or even reveal the numbers to the public as long as Trump is a choice candidate…It’s an election year! This will remain classified for years on or even decades…Anyone who knows how Trump speaks or gloats knows that something happened. First, immediately after the attack he said “All is well, so far so good” and nothing else.” TRUMP? Remember after the impeachment acquittal what he did? TRUMP?…And the next day he gave a speech to the nation with his speech pattern heavily altered and breathing heavily…My brother was a criminal psychologist and used to work with lie detecting machines in the police investigative unit and used to talk about how they know someone is lying in a testimony .You just can’t make this up…I have known trump since his reality TV days and how he talks and behaves and the events after the attack aren’t anywhere normal…SOMETHING BIG HAPPENED and it’s going to take another Manning or Snowden courageous enough to out it FROM THE CLASSIFIED PENTAGON/GOVERNMENT FILES…Watch the speech and body language again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PEyPez-5H8
Of course Trump lied his ass off but he had a lot of support from both sides of the isles helping him cover up the truth. Just as they did on 9/11. Gee what a surprise?
I’m sure anyone from either party was warned that telling the public the actual TRUTH would have been accused of being “un-American”. So not only has the actual truth become “antisemitic” but “un-American” as well.
Both Congress and the Whitehouse live in a land of illusion. This became obvious when they gave a standing ovation to that fraud Guaido as Trump declared him the “savior of Venezuela”. Maybe CIA slipped them some LSD.
You may be able to tell when normal people are lying (but with false positives for sensitive persons), but can you tell when sociopaths (which includes almost all public figures) are lying?
As you say, a two stage attack. The US, experts in what is now more commonly known as the Double Tap, never thought that someone might use it against them? Yee Gods, the arrogance or just plain stupidity of the base command.
As to the missing drones. Of course they self destructed and are now burnt out remains lost in the deserts and hills of the area. But wait a mo, doesn’t the US have a policy of attacking such sites, so they can’t be confident of total destruction. These wrecks can’t possibly be in the labs in Tehran or Moscow, or can they?
Maybe the missing US drones landed safely and are now in Iran being analyzed and improved?
It looks as though this letter was genuine, though I was not sure and some were ‘convinced’ that it was a fake.The real casualties in Iraq.
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MANAGEMENT OFFICER
9010 DEFENSE PENTAGON
WASHINGTON DC, 20301-9010
The Honorable Bennie G. Thompson
Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, House of Representatives
242 Rayburn Building
Washington DC, 20515-2402
Dear Congressman Thompson,
In response to your January 10. Freedom of Information act (FOI) appeal, concerning Iran’s missile strike on US airbase Ain Al Assad in Iraq, on January 8 and its subsequent damages and casualties
Following detailed examination of US Ain Al Assad air base by DOD Special investigative team, concluding estimates are as follows:
Total number of casualties 285 (139 dead 146 injured)
Extensive damage to 15 helicopters including 1 Black Hawk, 2 cargo aircrafts and 3 MQ-1 Predator Drones.
Extensive damage to Base Command Center. 3 barracks, 3 hangars and 10 military tents.
Relative damage to base’s Air Traffic Control Tower and base’s runway.
Initial assessments indicate mentioned damages will cause total impairment of Ain Al Assad air base activities for at least three weeks.
James P. Hogan
the author says its fake…we accept the guy writing it saying its fake
members of congress don’t FOIA
If this is true, it is really a sad day for US! I guess, those pursuing wars will somehow pay the price. But how bad is it for the families now to learn that their sons and daughters have died unnecessarily for someone else’s pursuit of power and wealth. Even worse things will happen until US wakes up to the Elephant in the room – Israel’s control over US. As soon as a number of these traitors are rounded up or (or sent to die in the wars which they create) this will not stop.
Every young teenager must boycott the corrupt lying secret US Military which did not lift a finger to defend the country on 9/11/01. Then perhaps the whores in Congress will reinstate the Draft and get those elitist students at Yale and Harvard out of their protected easy lives and on the front battle lines over there as replacements for the poor kids being killed and injured for nothing. Let’s put some of these disgusting lying cheating four star generals on the front lines over there too. If every one would boycott the totally corrupt military, blindly taking orders like a robot without a functioning brain, our government couldn’t fight these illegal undeclared phony wars destroying people, plants, and Earth itself. Man really did evolve DOWN from the higher animals as the late Mark Twain proclaimed. America is bankrupt broke in more ways than one. The end could come at any minute when Americans wake up to discover their life savings have been stolen by criminals in government. This will be followed by chaos everywhere.
Thanks guys I couldn’t believe that the wounded were being shipped to Landstuhl for minor concussions. I tended to believe the initial reports from Iraq that there were massive casualties that obviously were squelched .
Now i know.
Time to end this war of (not on) terror before it’s too late and leave Israel to its much deserved fate.
Thanks Gordon and VT staff!
That’s quite interesting, the US with all their fancy hardware weren’t able to warn the troops of the second incoming missiles after the first wave hit.
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