Former officer: Washington will lose its battle in Iraq through "attrition" and the equation will change in favor of the "third party"[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Former Iraqi army officer Ahmed Al-Obaidi said today, Tuesday (December 5, 2023), that the United States of America will lose its battle in Iraq through a war of attrition, while pointing out that its position on the annihilation of Gaza revealed its other side and caused embarrassment even to its supporters in the region. .
Al-Obaidi told “Baghdad Today” that “Washington committed a series of grave mistakes in its policy within the Middle East region after the Al-Aqsa Flood, especially with giving Israel a green light to exterminate the people of Gaza and financing the war with weapons, money, and even international immunity by blocking the way for any movement to stop the war.” In the House of Representatives, it showed that it supports wiping Gaza off the map, especially with the fall of more than 60,000 martyrs and wounded.
A state of war
He added, "America's positions have created great Arab-Islamic hostility towards it in the Middle East and popular solidarity with all the resistance factions that attack its targets from time to time, whether in Iraq or Syria, all the way to Lebanon," pointing out that America will lose its battle in Iraq because of the war of attrition because it cannot To keep its bases in a state of war began to pose a direct and infinite danger to the lives of its soldiers in a complex environment.”
Al-Obaidi pointed out that “America had more than 100,000 fighters and a large arsenal in Iraq, and yet the resistance forces succeeded with modest weapons in forcing them to leave, stressing that Washington, no matter how much it talks about new weapons, will not achieve the principle of complete safety for its soldiers, especially with the development of resistance weapons.”
He continued, "The Sudanese government cannot remain silent about the recurrence of the American bombing deep inside Iraq and the resulting casualties, especially since it affects sovereignty. In addition, it will complicate the scene, and the evidence is the increase in attacks targeting the bases where American forces are deployed in Iraq and Syria, and perhaps we will reach a stage that cannot be reversed." .
He continued, "An open war in the Middle East will have the biggest loser being Washington," noting that "several countries hostile to Washington will play the role of the third party that finances any war within the policy of attrition, which is another application of what is happening in the Ukrainian war, but with different opponents."
The attacks continue
It is noteworthy that attacks with missiles and drones were renewed almost daily on American targets in both Iraq and Syria during, as the Victoria base near Baghdad Airport, and sites in the Deir ez-Zor countryside, as well as bases in Harir in Erbil in the Kurdistan region and Ain al-Assad in western Iraq, were targeted as well. About fields and bases in the ruins of lime in Syria.
These attacks come after Iraqi factions threatened to target US interests in Iraq against the backdrop of American support for Israel in its war on the Gaza Strip.
These successive developments come with the escalation of the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, especially following the Baptist Hospital massacre, which left 471 martyrs and sparked widespread anger in the Arab world.
Until last year, bases housing American forces were subjected to numerous missile and drone attacks. Since the summer of 2022, these attacks have stopped while Iraq has witnessed relative stability. No party claimed responsibility for these attacks at the time, but the United States attributed them to Iraqi factions.
In late 2021, Iraq announced that the presence of foreign “combat” forces in the country had ended and that the international coalition’s mission had become advisory and training only. In this context, 2,500 American soldiers and 1,000 coalition soldiers are still deployed in three Iraqi military bases.