Iraq Curbs U.S. Flights After Reported Israeli Attacks

While Trump condones Israeli attacks on Iranian targets in Iraq, the Iraqi government is pushing back with new restrictions on the U.S. military.

In the past months, facilities controlled by Iranian-backed militias known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) have been bombed. U.S. and Israeli news sites have reported Israel is behind the attacks.

According to the Washington Post, Iraq’s response is curb both the U.S. military and to disperse the PMUs.

In a statement issued Thursday following a national security meeting, Abdul-Mahdi ordered the cancellation of all aviation approvals for flights throughout the country, unless authorized by the commander of the armed forces. The statement did not specify military or civilian flights but specifically cited reconnaissance, fighter jets and helicopters and drones of all kinds.It said the directives applied to “Iraqi and non-Iraqi parties.” Iraq hosts American troops and forces.

The U.S. military said it would “immediately” comply with the directives.

The move is a sign of Iran’s influence in Iraq. One PMU commander described in a tweet Abdul-Mahdi’s “decision to ban American drones in Iraqi airspace” as brave.

Source: Iraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts – The Washington Post

3 Replies to “Iraq Curbs U.S. Flights After Reported Israeli Attacks”

  1. I am always amazed at what the US government, CIA & Pentagon, allow the Israelis to get away with. This is just another example of the U.S. President allowing Israel to pull stunts that would cause other U.S. allies to low U.S. foreign aid.

    This is much worse because allowing this behavior by the Israelis is a sure fire way to drawn Iran into a conflict.

    Everyone who encourages the Village Idiot from New York City, VINY is going to own the resulting conflict. I/m betting then we will not find anyone who voted for VINY.

  2. All too predictable. The only thing this President is effective at is injecting divisiveness in everything he comes in contact with.

  3. Patrick over at Consortium News Edward Curtain has offered up

    In which he comments on Whitney Webbs offering at the mint press https:/www.mintpressnews/category/epstein-investigation/

    One of the most interesting thing I read in his peice was his claim about Whitney’s sourcing. All from the public domain.

    The emperor has lost his cloths and it’s time for the spot lights!

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