“Expert working groups of military and defense professionals will examine these three factors and advise the HMC on the most effective evolution of the D-ISIS Coalition mission, ensuring that ISIS can never resurge.”
Thus spoke Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, not long after a hospital stay that was hidden from the public for unknown reasons.
Now, Austin has emerged yet again with rather troubling forecasts on the horizon, given the fact that the above remark is in direct response to American troops in Iraq.
That’s right: American troops in Iraq, in the 2020s, not the 2000s.
Apparently, the Pentagon thinks it is appropriate to float the idea of placing thousands of American troops in Iraq once again, allegedly for purposes of fighting ISIS.
“U.S. and Iraqi officials will launch a bilateral working group in the coming days to discuss the future of the roughly 2,500 American troops in Iraq, which has become a point of contention following clashes in the Middle Eastern country with Iranian-backed militia groups …
During the talks, representatives will discuss how the war against the extremist Islamist group ISIS can transition to a new stage, based on the existing threat from ISIS and the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces trained by U.S. troops, along with operational requirements,” The Hill reported.
Well, how about that.
Bilateral talks regarding American troops in Iraq that just “happen” to emerge in the wake of Israel’s war in Gaza.
And, almost as if the mainstream media is already aware of how deeply suspicious its behavior is, The Hillhastened to add that these bilateral talks have nothing to do with the current war in the Middle East, but rather just happened to pop up coincidentally.
“The U.S.-Iraq Higher Military Commission (HMC) meetings will begin soon as part of a planned process both countries committed to last August and is not connected to recent tensions with Iranian-backed militia groups, the Pentagon said,” the outlet noted.
Oh, certainly, no connection whatsoever. Just remarkably adroit timing.
What’s even more remarkable is the fact that media reports are actually surfacing regarding American troops in Iraq more than ten years after Obama, in a rather self-congratulatory manner, announced their withdrawal.
In 2011, Obama bragged about ending the war in Iraq, in a lame attempt to distinguish himself from his predecessor.
“I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year … After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” Obama brayed.
Apparently not over after all, if the Pentagon is currently discussing sending upwards of 2,500 troops to Iraq in 2024.
Indeed, something quite bizarre is going on with the entire Biden-Obama boondoggle.
The United States’ withdrawal from Iraq was perhaps the second-most important factor underlying his ascension to the White House in the first place.
The first-most important factor was that DEI checkbox, of course.
However, Biden, who Obama has openly bragged is serving his “third term” for him, is apparently now overseeing a Pentagon that is contemplating redeployment of American troops for nebulous reasons, at best.
Biden also oversaw the utterly disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, which harmed the United States’ global image while simultaneously emboldening Putin to invade Ukraine.
Now, nearly two years after Putin’s invasion, Israel is at war and the Pentagon is contemplating sending 2,500 (or more) American troops to Iraq.
All during a major election year.
Something seems awfully rotten in the state of Denmark.
Author: Ofelia Thornton