The media conglomerates who function as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party made clear the rules for the coverage of Joe Biden long ago. Anything and everything that reflects poorly on Joe or even suggests legitimate questions about his policies gets smothered by the “Cone of Silence.”
The man’s advancing senility, his son’s work as the bag man for a worldwide family influence peddling enterprise, Joe’s own obvious compromise by the Chinese Communist Party – all of these are off limits.
Nothing to see hear. Let’s get back to talking about that fascist, homophobic, misogynist Donald Trump. Orange Man Bad!
Unfortunately, for the media moguls at CNN, MSNBC and the like, however, they can’t actually change reality. Joe is senile, and that will become impossible to hide eventually. The Chinese do own Joe, and his policies and his political appointments will make that clear.
And, out in the real world, where monsters and thuggish autocratic regimes do actually exist, Joe’s incompetence, his spinelessness and his penchant for appeasement will have consequences. People will die. If we are not very, very lucky, wars will start.
Late Monday night, rockets struck Irbil, Iraq in the vicinity of the international airport. One U.S. coalition contractor was killed. At least eight other individuals were wounded. Footage of the attacks shows rockets landing in streets that were filled with cars and pedestrians.
Most news reports make reference to three rockets striking Irbil. AND Magazine has learned from sources on the ground that a total of four rockets hit Irbil. One detonated inside the U.S. compound at the airport. Three others fell short but appear to have been intended to hit the U.S. base as well. This was not a random attack on Irbil. This was an attack directed specifically at U.S. forces.
The rockets were launched from the Dibbis District in Kirkuk Province. This is an area under the control of the forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). While the PUK has worked closely with U.S. forces in the past it has become increasingly close to Iran as U.S. influence in Iraq has waned. AND Magazine’s sources indicate that the attack was initiated by Iranian Quds Force operatives working with Iranian backed Shia militia.
In a statement following the attack, a Shia militant group calling itself the Guardians of Blood Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. Whether or not the group really exists, or it is simply a cover used to disguise the direct Iranian involvement in the attacks remains unclear at this juncture. According to the statement released, “The American occupation will not be safe from our strikes in any inch of the homeland, even in Kurdistan, where we promise we will carry out other qualitative operations.”
Predictably enough, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed “outrage” and announced the U.S. is pledging its support for investigating the attack and holding accountable those responsible. Blinken also apparently took the dramatic step of calling the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to discuss the matter.
“We express our condolences to the loved ones of the civilian contractor killed in this attack, and to the innocent Iraqi people and their families who are suffering these ruthless acts of violence,” Blinken said in a statement.
What exactly there is to investigate, of course, remains unclear. The Iranians, working with their surrogates, made a deliberate decision to attack an American compound in Iraq. They will do so again, likely very soon. More people will die. This will continue until American forces are driven from the country.
When President Trump directed the killing of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Qods Force, and the world’s most notorious terrorist, in January of 2020 he made a loud, and powerful statement in the only language the ayatollahs in Tehran understand, force. He got their attention. They understood what escalation would mean, and they opted to back down.
Trump is gone. Joe is in the White House. The Iranians don’t have to guess about Biden’s lack of resolve. His response to the killing of Soleimani was to make a public statement condemning it. He signaled loud and clear to anyone who was willing to listen, if I had been in the White House, Soleimani would still be alive and still be killing Americans.
Back at CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and all the other media outlets that gave up any semblance of journalistic integrity long ago, none of this will merit any serious consideration. An exploration of where all of this is going would reflect very poorly on the Biden administration. Therefore, as with Hunter’s laptop, these “journalists” will simply look the other way.
The truth is, sooner or later, looking away will become impossible. The Iranians did not rocket an American base and then call it a day. They sent a signal. They will send another. And another.
The Iranians know Biden. They have taken his measure and found him wanting. They will rachet up the pressure as far as they need to with the goal of driving the U.S. out and turning Iraq into a client state of Tehran.
Reality is closing in on Joe in Iraq.