|PMU Kata'ib Hezbollah Vehicle-mounted |
Katyusha rocket launcher.
Following weeks of smaller yet consistent attacks on US-led CJTF-OIR forces based in Iraq, the Kata'ib Hezbollah (an Iranian PMU proxy militia of Shi's Iraqis) launched a much larger attack on the joint US-Iraqi CJTF-OIR K1 base northwest of Mosul. This weekend's attack involved a volley of two to three dozen Katyusha artillery rockets. The image above is the actual launch vehicle captured after the attack. In the attack one US civilian contractor was killed and several US Army soldiers were wounded. The Iranian enemy and it's PMU proxy forces should have heeded the SECSTATE'S explicit warning.
|USAF F-15E Strike Eagle|
08 December 2019: This morning PM Netanyahu began his Cabinet meeting by discussing the threat posed by Iran. The Arutz Sheva (INN) report is linked here. The official Government of Israel report is here.
To recap, the PM said that this past week's discussions with both US and Russian leaders (Trump, SECSTATE Pompeo and Putin) the topic of the Iranian threat was the central issue addressed. He also reiterated that Israel, with or without the consent of others powers (i.e. the EU) "Israel will not allow Iran - at any stage - to develop nuclear weapons." This position is 100 percent in agreement with President Trump's policy.
PM Netanyahu also addressed the renewed rocket fire into Israel yesterday, and for which the IAF pummeled multiple locations inside Gaza. Netanyahu said the previous retaliatory bombing and artillery attacks into Gaza against HAMAS and the PIJ (Operation Black Belt) "were just for starters. I have instructed the Defense Minister and the IDF to prepare accordingly."
The U.S. this past week launched an immediate and deadly counter-fire operation against the Iranian'led PMU forces which attacked Balad Air Base in Iraq with rockets. Those rocket launchers no logner exist.
02 December 2019: The Shi'a Twelver regime in Iran appears to be ready to commence with mass public executions, many of them by hanging. Those to be executed number in the hundreds to a thousand or more. Independent word smuggled out of Iran puts the number of protestors taken prisoner by the regime all over the country at 12,000.
The NCRI and MEK opposition groups are claiming to be a significant factor in this uprising against the Ayatollah and his totalitarian theocracy. On the 15 November 2019 the regime enacted gasoline price increase with the instantaneous response from the people being rioting in over 187 cities across the country. A map posted within SITREP D8-19:The Quickening illustrated the nationwide nature of these protests. The protests became a full-scale anti-regime uprising when regime forces began shooting protestors in the streets, some by head shot sniper fire.
Yesterday PM Netanyahu and President Trump spoke by telephone specifically about the unrest in Iran. There appears to be agreement that the Iranian attack on Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities in September was an attempt by the regime to draw attention away from the severe difficulties in the country caused by the ongoing collapse of the JCPOA, US withdrawal from it and the dire economic situation the re-imposing of sanctions have caused.
At 02:50 EST this morning, the Prime Ministers Office released this video. It is a very strong indication of the discussion that took place between President Trump and PM Netanyahu. Mention of Iran's race to breakout a nuclear weapons capability highlights the principle concern; the warning to "stop now" is an imperative.