Iran Bombs Kurd, ISIS and Mossad Terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Iran is clearly very excited about the Bibi Netanyahu proposal of a war between the US and Iran.

Who knows what kind of intelligence the US has on Iran and their network. The US used to have very good intelligence all over the world (except China), but all of the functioning systems of the US regime are functioning at much lower levels than ever before.

This is to say: it’s possible that Iran knows something that the US doesn’t. It’s possible that Russia and China want to make Iran the new theater of war between the Anal Alliance and [all normal countries]. Maybe Iran has other alliances that the US doesn’t know about, maybe they have a strategy that is complicated.

We don’t have any idea, and can only base our understandings on what we see. What we see is that the Iranians are acting with extreme boldness, and attempting to bait the United States into an expanded conflict.

Iran has never acted this boldly before, that’s for certain.

New York Post:

Iran has claimed responsibility for missile strikes that exploded near the US consulate in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region late Monday night.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they targeted “spy headquarters and the gathering of anti-Iranian terrorist groups” near Erbil, the capital and most populated city in Kurdistan.

Four civilians were killed and six more were wounded in the attack that saw 10 missiles raining down in the area near the US consulate, the security council of the Kurdish regional government said.

The dead include prominent local businessman Pershraw Dizayi and his family members, former deputy speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament, Hemin Hawrami, said on X.

A rocket struck the home of the multimillionaire, who has a large portfolio of real estate and security services companies and was close to the Kurdish ruler.

Another rocket hit the house of a senior Kurdish intelligence official and a third struck a Kurdish intelligence center, Iraqi security sources told Reuters.

Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani called the rocket strikes a “crime against the Kurdish people.”

No US facilities were struck or damaged, a US official told the Associated Press. Neither the new US consulate building nor the US troop base in Erbil International Airport appeared to be targeted.

Everyone on Twitter is saying that this is false, and Iran did hit US facilities. The US would certainly have reason to lie about that.

But an anonymous official with an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia told the AP that 10 missiles launched by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fell in the affluent area near the large new consulate. 

A US defense official who spoke to the outlet on the condition of anonymity to discuss not yet public details said the US had tracked the missiles and initial indications found they were “reckless and imprecise.”

I doubt it.

Iran said it struck the headquarters of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency in a statement claiming responsibility for the strikes.

“In response to the recent atrocities of the Zionist regime, causing the killing of commanders of the Guards and the Axis of Resistance … one of the main Mossad espionage headquarters in Iraq’s Kurdistan region was destroyed with ballistic missiles,” the Guards said in a statement.

In a separate, but concurrent attack, the Guards said they also struck “terrorist operations” including Islamic State targets in Syria “and destroyed them by firing a number of ballistic missiles.”

Iran had vowed to avenge the killing of three Guards members who were serving as military advisors in Syria last month.

Israel wants a war and the United States is trying to avoid it.

Iran continues to up the ante to try to get the US more involved, even as Bibi Netanyahu and several Republican congressmen are goading the Biden people to go further, to bomb Yemen more and to start bombing Iran.

It’s possible that in the context of the ongoing slaughter in Gaza, it is impossible for any Islamic country to side with the United States in a war against Iran, and that even Saudi Arabia will be forced to back down to prevent looking like they are defenders of Israel’s slaughter.

The nightmare scenario for Washington is a situation where “all of Islam” is at war with Israel/US. It’s possible Iran has a plan to create that situation. They are certainly acting like they’ve got a plan to do something.

Among other things, these strikes prove definitively that Iran has the ability to hit Israel. I guess people already knew that, but now it’s out there.

The strikes evaded US anti-missile systems.