Drone Attack Targets US Consulate In Iraq — Does This Administration Care?

Written by Wes Walker on June 10, 2022

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While Biden is still hoping for good-faith negotiations with Iran, their troops are the most likely culprit in a drone with a bomb that tried to attack the US consulate being built in Iraq.

Off-the-record sources say the drone that injured 3 civilians and did damage to some cars had been successfully shot down. Other sources confirmed an attempt at a drone strike attack on the US Consulate.

“Bomb-laden drone hit Erbil-Pirmam road, causing civilian injuries and damage,” the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said on Twitter. “Iraq does not need self-proclaimed armed arbiters. Asserting State authority is essential. If the perpetrators are known, call them out and hold them to account.”

Last month, Iran Revolutionary Guards artillery fire hit an area north of Erbil, targeting what Iranian state television described as terrorist bases.

Also, in March the Guards attacked the capital of the Kurdish region with a dozen ballistic missiles in an unprecedented assault on the capital of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region that appeared to target the United States and its allies. — JPost

Iran has been ramping up their hostilities lately.

Three Iraqi civilians were injured in an explosive drone attack in northern Iraq at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. The location is important: The incident occurred near Erbil, on what is known as the Pirmam road in Shawes. This area connects the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s capital to Shaqlawa and is also near where a new US consulate is being built.

The full details of the attack are not yet clear, but it is significant in the larger context of Iran and its proxies using drones to strike at US targets, including its partners and allies in the region.

…Additionally, on May 30, pro-Iranian militias targeted US forces at the Asad base in Iraq. Iranian reports at the time claimed that it was carried out specifically near the designated area of the new US consulate.

…Iran has, in recent years, moved drone technology to its proxies in Iraq, as well as flooded the region with armed drones.

Hezbollah has thousands of drones, some of them likely capable of carrying a munition and acting as a kamikaze weapon; the Houthis in Yemen use drones against Saudi Arabia all the time. —JPost

Why can Iran act with such impunity?

Simple: they are quite certain Biden is too desperate for that nuke deal they keep dangling out of his reach to do anything about it.

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