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U.S. Deploys Two Batteries Of Patriot Missiles In Iraq. More To Come

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U.S. Deploys Two Batteries Of Patriot Missiles In Iraq. More To Come

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The United States has already deployed Patriot anti-air batteries to the bases hosting US troops in Iraq, AFP reported on March 30 citing US and Iraqi sources. The systems are reportedly deployed in Erbil and at Ain al-Asad base, which was hit by Iranian ballistic missiles in in January.

The US had been planning to deploy Patriot missiles in Iraq since the military escalation with Iran in the region, when Iranian forces conducted a missile strike on US bases in responce to US agressive actions.

The AFP has not been able to confirm whether Baghdad actually gave its nod to the deployment. However, two anti-air complexes are already on the Iraqi soil.

U.S. Deploys Two Batteries Of Patriot Missiles In Iraq. More To Come

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The report says that the first Patriot battery was delivered to Ain al-Asad last week, while the second one was being set up at a base in Erbil. There are at least two more batteries earmarked for the deployment in Iraq. However, they are yet to reach the destination, for now located in Kuwait.

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  • klove and light

    lets get this Thing going…….zionists will strike first…….now the resistance has “only” 2 bases in iraq to attack + the huge embassy complex in Bagdad with 16,000 “employees!!!

    Little thought of mine…….storm the embassy and take them all hostage…..”the deal is….every 24 Hours we we will execute 50 US terrorists till ALL US and UK Forces leave the Country ANS for each death due to your bombing we will execute the same amount of US terrorists..tit for tat!!”

    • Jens Holm

      You probatly is 1 foot tall and has no head, no arms and no legs.

      I hope You only are 5 years old and some japanese bought You and named You Bonzai.

      Maybee You have no ears and therefore thik Your name is Banzai

      • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

        Lol, you sound like a 12 year old writing this. Go back to grade school now, and leave your parent’s basement until your chores and homework is finished! 😎

        • Vitex

          Jens is a failed MkUltra experiment. Bad weed in Denmark apparently.

      • Xoli Xoli

        You sound like a 3 month old Satanyahu puppy which keep on barking for nothing.

    • Séamus Ó Néill

      The 104 acre site in the ME is the reason the US cowardly tramps will not leave Iraq. It’s the main distribution centre for all the armaments and money for ISIS etc, it’s also its worldwide distribution centre for its multi-billion dollar heroin racket, one of the many nefarious criminal activities run by the CIA and spread over the ME and Asia. They only understand force….lob a few cruise missiles into that “embassy” and the smell of their own excrement will shift them fairly quickly !

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    “The AFP has not been able to confirm whether Baghdad actually gave its nod to the deployment”
    In the military, if no one said no, you are allowed.

    Real life scenario: “If the sergeant did NOT say you were NOT allowed to bring candy and cigarettes on “hell week”, then you are allowed” :-D

  • Damien C
  • alejandro casalegno

    USA deploy Patriots……….worthless against small drones, cruise missiles, even Katyusha!!!!

    Ask to the saudis……………

  • Icarus Tanović

    We have seen how good they are against Yemenis…enough said…

  • The Objective

    It is looking very much like a bombing campaign in on the Horizon. The pentagon was asked to draw plans on eliminating Iranian proxies in Iraq. Despite warning by the American commanding General in Iraq, Trump looks set to get on with it.
    I hope Iran did supply enough missiles for its proxies in Iraq, otherwise, they are in deep trouble.

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    Big deal. 10+ ballistic missiles at one or two targets, and at least 2-3 are going to get through.
    As for cruise missiles and drones, all will get through. Patriot system will not prevent US bases from being pulverized worse than Aramco in event of regional war with Iran 😉

    • John

      It’s true. It is meaningless on the battlefield as it is now. They can be wiped by local ordnance and then the heavy stuff will just walk right in.

      • Vitex

        Or shot up with a 23mm cannon on the back of a truck

  • Xoli Xoli

    Arrogant Trump and Erdogan instead of helping citizens against invisible enemy coronavirus their keep on infiltrating Iraq and Syria.

  • Assad must stay

    maybe they are just trying to get rid of them, im sure they know they are worthless lol

  • Chewbacca

    Iran threaten the kurds not to accept the
    ”Patriot Missiles” inside their region without Baghdad’s permission, and the Kurds told them when you fired those rocked on our captial of Erbil did you ask us or Baghdad? Now the Kurdish region is officaly protected if Iraqi/Iranian planes/drones ever hit it. Iraq made huge mistake by allowing Iran to fire missles inside their country,

    • Séamus Ó Néill

      What fecking rubbish. The Americans care for and protect nobody except themselves…and then it’s only the top brass….their ordinary soldiers are as expendable as any one else.

  • Chewbacca

    I see some people claiming” Patriot Missiles” is useless. Reason why they say that its because of the war in yemen. The Patriot Missiles supplied to saudi arabia was the first gen pac 1. However the Patriot Missiles Pac 3 and pac 4 is newer system which is the most advanced system. So far nobody knows which pac is supplied in Iraq. and these info are secre. Patriot Missiles this is. But you can bet it’s newer Pac 3 and 4.

    • Séamus Ó Néill

      …..and what is your point, they shouldn’t be on Iraqi soil to start with. They’re American made so they’re useless. The US is bankrupt and even another war (which they’ll most certainly lose ) will not pull them out of the impending collapse into third world oblivion The biggest bully the world has ever known is fecked !

  • JIMI JAMES

    Anyone clarify the factual cost of these systems? Media suggests in the billions,typical of fake stocks n shares cia ripoff blowhards,(aka lockheed martin)
    Ok,if 1-2 million,surely that cannot be for a complete unit,no?
    Any takers?