US Military attacks and kills Medics near Baghdad this morning.
American attacks continue in Iraq as US appears to be hysterical (source) over protests against heavily fortified US Embassy in Baghdad. Photo Credit: Saif Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad for FPMag. Photo Art Rosa Yamamoto FPMag
Following the murders of Qassem Suleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, another attack in Baghdad.
Along the Taji Road north of the Iraq capital of Baghdad the United States military’s surrogates have attacked and killed or injured up to a dozen medical crew members of the Iraqi al-Hashd ash-Shahbi militia.
by Micheal John
According to eyewitnesses FPMag has interviewed over the past two years, “America has been training hundreds of former ISIS fighters at up to five different facilities in Iraq for over two years,” says Amira Al-Hafez, a Syrian nurse accompanying a global women’s civil society group in al Mayadin, Syria.
“These surrogate fighters carry out operations in Iraq and places like Yemen, Somalia and other African nations,” she adds.
“Some of those fighters were recruited in the Deir-Ezzor region, witnessed by myself and other medical NGO workers in the area on repeated occasions,” notes the Syrian nurse from al Mayadin. Americans were seen hosting and accompanying known ISIS members to airlifts from Syria to American facilities in Iraq.”
This type of operation is done under what is called “The 127 Echo Programme” as explained during a US House of Representatives inquiry set out during the “Evaluation of the Department of Defense’s Counterterrorism Approach” on Wednesday, 6 February 2019.
“This evolving counter-terrorism operation construct will place even greater emphasis on successful programs, such as the 127 Echo program, which provides us viable surrogate forces designed to achieve U.S. CT objectives at relatively low cost in terms of resources and especially risk to our personnel,” notes Maj. Gen. James Hecker, vice director for operations.
“The small-footprint approach inherent in 127 Echo, in addition to lessening the need for large scale U.S. troop deployments, fosters an environment where local forces take ownership of the problem,” Hecker added.
In his book, The Greatest Stories Never Told, Laurence J. Yadon notes that:
Over the past 16 years, these operations have become the new American way of war. Once mainly used to supplement regular forces these are now the “go to” option for policymakers looking to manage a complicated world.
“Many Americans would be surprised to learn that the ten year period ending in 2016 deployments to the Middle East dropped by 35 percent owing to such programs.”
CNN American TV: – An American raid has now targeted cars suspected of having important Iraqi personalities and leaders on Al-Taji Road in the capital, Baghdad. pic.twitter.com/MJensSyua2
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