by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Italy
Ain Al Asad Airbase, which is located in Iraq’s Al Anbar province and hosts Iraqi and US troops, was subjected to a massive rocket attack on Wednesday, Iraq’s state-run news agency INA reported, citing a security source, according to Sputnik International.
“The Ain Al Asad base was attacked today with 10 rockets, according to preliminary data,” the source said. The US military later confirmed the rocket attack, saying that the rockets were fired by the IDF, adding that Iraqi security forces are leading an investigation.
Initial report: 10 IDF rockets targeted an Iraqi military base, Al Asad Airbase, hosting Coalition troops, on March 03, 2021 at approx 7:20 a.m. (Iraqi time). Iraqi SF are leading the response & investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) March 3, 2021
IDF acronym instigated many comments on social because recalled Israeli Defense Forces: instead in military language means Indirect Fire only.
Previously there were reports of 107mm projectiles on social media. Images (c/o Iraqi Shiite insurgent source “Sabereen News”) allegedly show a wrecked Kia truck used as a launching pad for at least 4 107mm Katyusha rockets fired at U.S. forces stationed at Ain al-Assad Air Base in Iraq’s western Anbar Province. According to Evan Kohlmann (@IntelTweet) March 3, 2021https://www.gospanews.net/en/2021/03/02/us-army-declassified-unseen-video-on-al-asad-attack-iraq-terror-strategy-against-iran/embed/#?secret=rsiaf7LtRp
A Telegram channel linked to #Iran-backed militias in Iraq claims claims that 14 [107 mm] Katyusha rockets were fired at the Ain al-Assad military base this morning.There were no casualties reported as a result of the attack.
On 8 January 2020, the Ain Al Asad Airbase as well as the Erbil Airbase in the country’s north were hit by dozen missiles launched by Iran in response to Soleimani killing.
All of this happens in the run-up to Pope Francis’ next trip to Iraq scheduled for this weekend. The latest news from Vatican sources confirms that for the first time the current pope Bergoglio will use an armored car for travel, such as the one adopted by the late Saint John Paul II after the murderous attack from which he was saved by a miracle, thanks to Our Lady of Fatima according to her own conviction.
But since when can an armored car protect from a missile Katiuscia? Instead, above all, there are multiple helicopter trips as explained in the previous article below.
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It is to be hoped that Vatican intelligence knows and reads Agenzia Nova, a site specializing in international geopolitics and war conflicts, also thanks to the partnership with Leonardo, the Italian weapons industry. On Monday afternoon, in fact, a new rain of rockets hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad, following the attack that took place in the last days in that of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil, two places where Pope Francis I should celebrate Holy Masses on Saturday March 6 and Sunday 7.
The conditional at this point is a must because the escalation of tensions, fomented by the increasingly active ISIS on the Iraqi territory as well as on the Syrian one and by other terrorist formations, could, but in reality should, induce the Pope to give up the trip apostolic. Precisely because it could be a highly sensitive target for those who, like the jihadists of the Sunni-Salafist extremist confession but also the Western lobbyists of the Weapons, for years have been trying to obstruct inter-religious dialogue in the Middle East between Christians, Shiite Muslims, Kurds and moderate Sunni Muslims.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2019/11/11/isis-rises-again-terroristic-bombings-in-syria-with-7-killed-daesh-names-list-among-turkish-mercenaries/embed/#?secret=JQYUi0S8LE
The friends of Hevrin Haly Khalaf, the young Syrian Kurdish pacifist who was killed on 12 October 2019 in an ambush meticulously planned by the pro-Turkish jihadists, are well aware of this because she was becoming too cumbersome with her “Syrian Party of the Future” aimed at overcoming inter-religious conflicts. in the country devastated by a long-standing civil war. The conflict, as revealed by Gospa News, has been planned by the Central Intelligence Agency since 1983 and fomented by the CIA itself and the Pentagon with the supply of TOW anti-tank missiles to radical Islamists who are enemies of the Shiite-Alawite president Bashar Al Assad.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2019/10/21/turkish-papers-21-erdogans-jihadist-militias-supported-by-cia-pentagon-and-armed-with-tow-missiles/embed/#?secret=dI50W1YVF9
We mention this story because it is emblematic of the terror strategy practiced by the mercenaries paid by Turkey which through the Turkish secret services of MIT for years has been acting as a relocation agency for the commanders of ISIS and Al Qaeda despite being a NATO country. Indeed, precisely by virtue of its membership in the Atlantic Alliance, it can conduct politically incorrect operations, such as sending cutthroats of the Black Flag and Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (formerly Al Nusra) to Libya despite belonging to organizations declared terrorist by the UN.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2020/02/14/in-libya-229-isis-fierce-leaders-with-4700-turkish-backed-jihadists-un-investigates-europe-sleeps/embed/#?secret=oqlzNLHIsJ
This is why what is happening in Iraq, where NATO has decided to increase the troops on a “peace” mission from 500 to 4,000 to provide a justification umbrella for the strengthening of the American contingent decided by the new US president Joseph Biden, represents a concrete threat to anyone in a scenario where the “false-flag” attacks, that is staged by an actor to blame someone else: for example the usual Iran scapegoat for any international tension precisely because of the Shiite confession and therefore disliked by the Arab countries of Sunni belief in the Gulf Persian and to Israel which thanks to the Abrahamic agreements facilitated by the US has just reconciled with them (despite having always kept the arms business alive with them).https://www.gospanews.net/en/2020/06/20/14-thousand-jihadist-troops-in-libya-for-turkey-blitz-alongside-us-weapons-lobby-deep-state-nwo/embed/#?secret=HEAuD7T5yY
But let’s see the facts as described by Agenzia Nova. «A new launch of rockets on the so-called Green Zone, the fortified area in the center of the Iraqi capital Baghdad which hosts diplomatic offices and international organizations, raises fears for the security and stability of the country in a delicate moment, amid a resurgence of the activities of the Islamic State (IS) and on the eve of the Pope’s historic visit in early March» writes the Italian media focusing precisely on the apostolic journey that will bring Francis to Iraq on March 5.
As communicated by the Vatican on that day he will leave by plane from Rome / Fiumicino for Baghdad. In the VIP Room of the international airport there will be a meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi followed by the official welcome ceremony will instead take place at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, with a courtesy visit to the President of the Republic Barham Salih and the ‘meeting with the authorities. The meeting will then take place with the bishops, priests, religious, seminarians and catechists in the Syrian-Catholic Cathedral of “Our Lady of Salvation” in Baghdad.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2019/08/06/al-baghdadi-issi-caliph-and-cia-agent-hidden-by-us/embed/#?secret=2ZLynX8n3M
On Saturday 6 March Jorge Mario Bergoglio will first move to Najaf, the holy city of Shiite Muslims, to meet the great Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husaymi Al-Sistani. Then he will fly to Nassiriya, for the interreligious meeting at the Plain of Ur. In the afternoon he will return to Baghdad to celebrate mass in the Chaldean Cathedral of “St. Joseph”.
On Sunday 7 March, in the morning, the Pope will leave by plane for Erbil, where he will be greeted at the airport by the religious and civil authorities of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Then by helicopter he will go to Mosul, for the suffrage prayer for the victims of the war at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square).
Precisely in that city in 2014 Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi announced the beginning of the juhad of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by occupying part of the country thanks to the sacking of the city’s banks before being then defeated with the fundamental contribution of the Iraqi paramilitary formation Hashid where Shiite Muslims fight alongside Christian minorities. And the Hashid intelligence experts have accused the ISIS leader Al Baghdadi of being an agent of the CIA and Mossad (the notorious Israeli counter-intelligence) in an international intrigue far more sordid and complex than that of Aldred Hitchcock’s film.
From Mosul then Bergoglio will move, again by helicopter, to Qaraqosh, for the visit to the local Christian community and the recitation of the Angelus before celebrating mass in the “Franso Hariri” Stadium at the end of which he will return to Baghdad to repeat for the Italy the day after.
Between the helicopter trips and the religious function in the open field, it will practically be a high-risk “moving target” given what is happening in the country. The aircraft could in fact be shot down by a simple Manpad (Man-portable air-defense systems), a short-range anti-aircraft missile system that can be carried on the shoulder, without the need for a Katiuscia, the confidential name of the RS-132 weapon system, acronym for Reaktnivnyj Snarjad 132, a Soviet World War II rocket launcher installed mainly on trucks.https://www.gospanews.net/2019/02/05/la-vittoria-di-papa-francesco-esecrabili-jihad-e-terrorismo/embed/#?secret=d030672gBk
The risk is also high because Francis I himself signed the Document of Human Brotherhood with the Great Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyib of the United Arab Emirates, obtaining the historic result of inducing an Islamic religious leader to declare jihad and terrorism execrable. The meeting was favored by the recurrence of the famous journey of St. Francis of Assisi in Tera Santa to try to convert the sultan, as narrated in a previous historical report by Gospa News.
“The modus operandi of the attack launched yesterday afternoon) Monday 22 February – ed) is almost identical to that of various previous attacks: Katyusha-type rockets, in this case 107 mm, fired from other districts of the capital (Al Salam, according to an investigation conducted by the Iraqi security forces). The rockets, three in all, two of which fell within the Green Zone, appear to have hit and damaged civilian vehicles, without causing injuries or deaths, “adds the Nova agency.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2021/02/16/rocket-attack-on-erbils-us-base-in-iraq-1-american-killed-6-injuried/embed/#?secret=x8ZE103VqS
«The attack has aroused a harsh reaction from the Iraqi government, which has affirmed its unwillingness to” negotiate “its sovereignty and to be intimidated by the launch of the missiles. However, the attack recalls what happened on 20 December 2020, when at least eight rockets of the same type were launched on the Green Zone causing light damage to the US embassy. Just a few days ago, on Monday 15 February, another attack in practically identical ways hit the airport of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, causing the death of two people (including a civilian contractor) and the injury of at least nine people, including a US military »recalls the media in reference to what was also reported by Gospa News, specifying that the rockets also involved the nearby American base of Al-Harir.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2021/01/05/breaking-iran-asks-interpol-red-notice-for-trump-on-solemaini-killing/embed/#?secret=gVpzjqPFod
Defense One, a site specializing in military affairs, claimed that “A group called Saraya Awliya al-Dam took immediate responsibility, claiming to have fired 24 rockets in the attack. The self-styled group is widely seen as a front for Iran-related militias in Iraq, especially Kataib Hezbollah. ” But there are no certainties, although it can be suspected that the action may have been a small intimidation in response to the continuing Israeli bombing in Syria against the Quds Forces, the special department for foreign missions of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Pasdaran) , whose commander Qasem Soleimani was killed on January 3, 2020 by an American drone on the orders of former President Donald Trump.
But it cannot be excluded that some attacks were triggered by sleeper cells that continue to carry out attacks in Iraq as in Syria, culminating in the massacre carried out by two suicide bombers with a car bomb in Baghdad on January 21, 2020.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2021/02/21/intel-meeting-us-uk-isis-leaders-shocking-news-from-syria-osint-dossier-al-hol-jihadist-radicalizations-center-turkey-protects-terrorists-russia-silent/embed/#?secret=AWJ4WZuJL6
In this context, the alleged intelligence summit of the US, the UK and France which was held two weeks ago in Syria and was attended by some ISIS leaders, assumes great importance. A news released by the Syrian national agency on the basis of Russian informants and therefore obscured by all international media except Gospa News and Us gepolitics website Veterans Today.
But the risks of Pope Francis’ visit also weigh on the disturbing questions still pending on the murderous ambush carried out in Congo by an as yet unidentified terrorist group – ISIS is also suspected – which cost the life of the Italian ambassador Luca Attianese, to the carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci and their Congolese driver Mustapha Milambo.https://www.gospanews.net/en/2021/02/22/schoking-photos-of-italian-ambassador-killing-romes-prosecutors-invetigates-for-terrorism/embed/#?secret=sw6ehXGABG
«The main one is because the ambassador was moving without an armed escort in a very unsafe area. The Italian ambassador was in fact traveling aboard a convoy of the World Food Program, from Goma to Rutshuru, to visit a WFP project in a school in North Kivu – writes Marco Bellocchio rightly in InsideOver, the geopolitics column of the newspaper Il Newspaper – The United Nations agency issued a note in which it announced that the local authorities have authorized the trip without an escort».
This news was denied by the representatives of the Congolese government, first and foremost by the Ministry of the Interior of Kinshasa, which in an official statement made it known: “The security services and provincial authorities were unable to take measures to secure the convoy, nor come to their rescue promptly, since they were unaware of the presence of the convoy on which the ambassador was traveling in a region deemed unstable and where there are activities of national and foreign armed rebel groups”.
The issue was not highlighted in the same way by other Italian media because obviously it would have highlighted a flaw in the intelligence apparatuses alongside the embassy. It is to be hoped that the secret services of the Vatican will be more efficient: perhaps to the point of canceling the trip as a healthy prudence would lead to do, a cardinal virtue of Christianity as the Holy Bible teaches.
«If anyone loves justice, the virtues are the fruit of his labors. Indeed, it teaches temperance and prudence, justice and fortitude “(Wis 8,7)