Obama's Benghazi in Baghdad
1-5-20, * -- Recently US embassy in Iraq was attacked by Iran’s Islamic Shiite members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), it was a deliberate recreation of the February 1979 attack on our embassy in Tehran Iran that ushered in a new age of Shiite terror, the media was quick to label it 'Trump's Benghazi.' The parallels are certainly there.
In both Benghazi and Baghdad, Islamist terror militias who we thought were our allies turned on the United States. In both cases, there was nothing surprising or unexpected about this inevitable development to anyone except foreign policy experts and the media. Obama had helped birth the Islamic State by backing Iran's takeover of Iraq. Forced to fight ISIS, he doubled down on the same strategy. And that completed the takeover.
And, in both Benghazi and Baghdad, the Obama administration's policy of cultivating Islamic terrorists had come home to roost. The current Islamists who attacked the US embassy in Baghdad were not Trump's allies, but Obama's allies. When in 2011 the head of Badr Brigade of Iraq visited the White House … it was Obama’s not Trump’s. The close IRGC ally was welcomed by Obama, and played a role in the current embassy attack. Trump listed the IRGC, Iran's global terror hub as a terror group - Obama resisted it dating back to his time in the Senate [2005-08].
Once in the White House, Obama's policies so empowered and enabled the IRGC that in one of the most infamous incidents in American history, members of the Islamic terror group captured and humiliated American sailors. There is little doubt that the IRGC was the hidden hand behind the embassy attack in Baghdad through its PMF proxies.
The rise of ISIS and the attack on our embassy in Baghdad had their roots in Obama's backing for Iraq's Shiite dominated government. [..] Obama wanted to pull out of Iraq as soon as possible. His plan for a quick pullout was to allow Iran a free hand in Baghdad. The Sunni Islam tribal leaders who had made the 'awakening' against Al Qaeda possible were ignored by Obama when they came to D.C. seeking support against Iran.
While the media went on touting Obama's incredible successes in Iraq, the country split into two terror camps. While the Popular Mobilization Forces rolled up Shiite areas, Al Qaeda in Iraq reinvented itself as ISIS.
Unlike President Trump, Obama chose not to hit ISIS hard. Instead, after Iraq's military collapsed, his administration's anti-ISIS strategy relied heavily on supporting the Shiite PMF militias which included embedded Iranian forces.
Iran's takeover of Iraq, like its involvement in Yemen's civil war, in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza [in Israel] were funded by the wages of Obama's nuclear sellout. The billions that Obama directly and indirectly handed to the terrorists of Tehran were used to fund soft and hard influence across the region.
The Iran deal didn't just mean that the terror regime was able to continue building up its nuclear program, but that it could increase its financial commitments to the Islamic terror group Hamas [in Gaza], help build up Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen and the PMFs in Iraq. [..]
In Dec 2011 Obama hosted known Islamic terrorists in the White house - in above photo Obama's sitting alongside Iraq's then-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Hadi al Amiri, who led a pro-Iran siege on the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, 12/31/19 stands behind the sofa wearing a blue tie as part of Maliki's delegation ... here
Under Obama, billions in foreign currency were illegally flown into Iran on unmarked cargo planes, then Pres Trump cut off the cash.
The cash crunch not only weakened Iran's regime, where fresh protests arose, but its terror networks, including in Iraq, began facing their own cash shortages. And so Iran's rulers, their IRGC hidden hand, and their Islamist PMF proxies decided to send America and the protesters a message. [..]
Who helped build up the Islamic terrorist infrastructure? The Obama administration did. Beyond the cash shipments to Iran and the sanctions relief, the PMFs benefited from US foreign aid directed through Iraq's Interior Ministry. Even as Iraq's Interior Ministry was headed by a Badr leader trained by Iranian forces who had been arrested for smuggling explosives used to attack American soldiers, US foreign aid kept flowing through an Iraqi ministry run by terrorists.
The stated reason the Obama administration was funding Islamic terrorists was to fight terrorism. It was the same disastrous scenario that had led to the 2012 massacre in Benghazi when four Americans were killed when the embassy was taken by Islamic terrorists. Obama's foreign policy operatives and the Dems and liberal Trump hating media have blamed the current 2020 Iraq US embassy attack on Trump's pressure on Iran, rather than on Obama's years of appeasement of Iran.
The Obama administration may be history, but the damage it did still reverberates through the region as the Islamist forces it unleashed continues to tear apart nations and threatens American lives.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2020/01/obamas-benghazi-in-baghdad.html
How the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis Became a 14-Month Nightmare
In Nov 1979 Jimmy Carter was the Dem US President; a group of Iranians stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran holding FIFTY-TWO Americans hostage for 444-days. Carter ordered a military operation involving an elite rescue team that failed when their helicopter crashed into a transport plane, killing eight American servicemen. Amid constant media coverage, Carter’s weakness & failure to resolve the hostage crisis was one of many reasons that Republican Ronald Reagan became the US President causing Carter not to serve a second term. Soon after Reagan's election in Nov 1980, the Iranians agreed to release the Americans just minutes after Reagan delivered his inaugural address on January 20, 1981. Strength works!
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