Iraq: A Platform for US Regional Aggression

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Iraq: A US Platform for Regional Aggression

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Pentagon forces came to Iraq in 2003 to stay. According to the country's Kata'ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) popular forces spokesman Jafar al-Hosseini on Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV, the US has 34,000 troops in the country, operating from 31 bases, adding:

They include "seven special bases for fighter jets and six bases for intelligence tasks." Kata'ib Hezbollah monitors US military activity in the country, Hosseini saying Pentagon forces conducting military operations along the Iraq/Syria border – Russia well aware of what's going on, including US support for ISIS and other terrorist groups.

Iraqi filmmaker Kazzem al-Sayyadi said over 1,000 ISIS terrorists operate from US bases in the country, adding "US forces entered Iraq's territories on a decision of their own, and their number now amounts to 30,000.&qu
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