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Another Anti-America Meme Up In Smoke

No, Iran DID NOT Try To Miss With Those Missiles

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All it would have taken was for the MSM to call up CentCom and ask. But that would be actual journalism.

Just last week, ABC’s World News Tonight ran a report telling viewers all about how the United States military was wrong to the say Iran wanted to kill U.S. troops when it fired missiles that hit two bases in Iraq, and pushed the unfounded conspiracy theory that Iran had intentionally missed. Then, on Monday, the military gave the press access to areas of Al Asad Air Base destroyed by the missiles, which included the living quarters for roughly 39 service members. ABC’s World News Tonight didn’t show any of the damage while they again bemoaned the anti-regime protests in Iran.

NBC Nightly News kicked off their program with an over two-minute-long report highlighting the damage and the threat Iran posed to the troops.

“And tonight, we’re getting an up-close look at just how close a call it was for American soldiers in the crosshairs of that attack. Our cameras today with the first look at damage from inside the Iraqi base including what appeared to be a direct hit on sleeping quarters used by American troops,” announced anchor Lester Holt.

After noting the anti-regime protests in Iran, chief foreign correspondent Ricard Engel walked through the bombed-out wreckage “where U.S. troops were living and working.” [ video at the link ]

“This was one of the main housing units for this part of the base, but it’s so badly burned and damaged it’s hard to tell what it even was,” Engel said as he walked through the charred remains of the building. “You only know people were living here because there is a burned-out bed, somebody’s bicycle. Had soldiers still been inside when the missile impacted, it would have been many casualties.”

Engel spoke with two service members who explained that Iran clearly had “lethal intent”:

There was some ubiquiti-blonde on Fox News that night pushing the same story.

I looked into it then. Iran fired 15 missiles at our bases in Iraq, using their Fateh-110 and Qiam-1 rockets, both of which can deliver at least a 500lb warhead. Accuracy is said to be within 6 meters.

Reports suggest two types of ballistic missiles were used to hit US Military bases in Ain al-Asad in western Iraq and also around Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The majority of those used are believed to be the Fateh-110, which can travel 180 miles or 300km and have a payload of around 500lb. [ some sources say up to 650kg, nearly 3 times as much warhead ]

But reports also suggest the Qiam-1 was also used, a short-range ballistic missile produced by Iran which can travel 500 miles and carry 750lb warheads.

Digital people wondered at the time if some kind of deal had been struck, with the Iranians missing their targets on purpose to make some kind of statement. Because, come on, how could they miss? Unless we had some kind of jamming equipment? But it turns out that nothing so sophisticated was needed: our side had some human intel from someone over there, and our troops had a couple hours advance warning that an attack was going to happen. So they got the heck out of Dodge and into some bunkers somewhere. And when the missiles fell, they didn’t miss.  The bases were heavily damaged.

Of course, that hum-int could have been deliberate, a “leak” allowing them to take revenge in a way that would probably not generate a counter response. And while that’s possible, such a theory ascribes a Trump-like level of gamesmanship to the mullahs, who are about as subtle as a pallet full of bricks. They don’t deserve credit for that level of machination.

So we’re left with a pro-terrorist bias in our own media, and a lack of journalistic effort. Typical.

links to more info about the two kinds of missiles:

http://defensetiger.blogspot.com/2013/07/qiam-1-new-ballistic-missile-of-iran.html
https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/qiam-1/

https://missiledefenseadvocacy.org/missile-threat-and-proliferation/todays-missile-threat/iran/fateh-110/
https://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/mushak.htm
https://tsarizm.com/analysis/2018/09/11/showcasing-the-fateh-110s-abilities-irgcs-attack-on-kurdish-groups-in-koya/


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/15/2020 at 11:51 AM   
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