Please watch this:
As part of Obama’s surrender to Iran Qassem Suleimani has been granted amnesty. Suleimani is the commander of the Iranian elite Quds forces. The full text of Obama’s surrender can be seen here. Suleimani appears on page 86.
IED’s have taken a horrible toll on the US military:
About 6,572 U.S. troops have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 2,483 of those deaths are IED related, according to the Washington Post. IEDs are the top killer of U.S. troops. Thousands more have been wounded by them.
IEDs are a weapon that have torn limbs and lives in equal measure, left a superpower humbled and ensured the nation and its veterans will pay a high price for decades in continuing medical and psychological care.
There’s lasting damage even if one survives an IED blast.
That’s exactly what happened. The roller was destroyed, but the RG-31 survived. For those inside, there was the shock of the explosion, painful ear pressure, air made black with billowing dirt and dust, and a chemical smell that burned the nostrils.
Skoog, closer to the blast in the driver’s seat, was stunned and disoriented. “It’s not a physical wound,” he recalls. “It’s more like something doesn’t feel right.”
He showed signs of a mild traumatic brain injury from blast exposure, what scientists call the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. With dizziness, headaches and minor concentration problems, Skoog was kept out of combat for two weeks.
Understanding the frequency of these wounds in a war where body and vehicle armor block shrapnel but the IED blast wave can still damage the brain was one of the hardest lessons learned by military medicine from modern wars.
“It was like a slow awakening for everybody,” says Chris Macedonia, a doctor and former adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, now-retired admiral Michael Mullen. “There were phenomena that were happening, particularly related to IEDs, that just didn’t match what the education and teaching were before.”
Doctors found that repeated mild brain injuries from blasts — without allowing the brain time to heal — can cause permanent neurological damage, risking later onset of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or the even more debilitating chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
These weapons- the really sophisticated ones- come from an interesting source- Iran.
U.S. military officials charged on Sunday that the highest levels of the Iranian leadership ordered Shiite militants in Iraq to be armed with sophisticated armor-piercing roadside bombs that have killed more than 170 American forces.
The deadly and highly sophisticated weapons the U.S. military said were coming into Iraq from Iran are known as “explosively formed penetrators,” or EFPs.
And delivering these EFP’s to Iraq was the responsibility of a notorious group:
Three senior military officials who explained the evidence said the “machining process” used in the construction of the deadly bombs had been traced back to Iran.
The experts, who spoke to a large gathering of reporters on condition that they not be further identified, said the supply trail began with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, which also is accused of arming the Hezbollah guerrilla army in Lebanon. The officials said the EFP weapon was first tested there.
The Quds Forces. And who is in charge of the Quds Forces?
As part of his surrender, Obama lifted travel sanctions on Suleimani and took him off the terrorist list.
The Obama regime has admitted that Obama capitulation will enable Iran to increase funding of terrorism around the world.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who led nuclear negotiations with the United States, recently travelled to Syria and Lebanon to announce Iran’s renewed support for Hezbollah and the embattled regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, according to the brief.
Iran will “continue providing weapons to support the Middle Eastern countries fighting terrorism,” Zarif is quoted as saying by Iran’s state-controlled press.
In light of the nuclear deal, Iran will “preserve its defensive capabilities and send weapons to its regional allies,” according to Zarif, who stressed that “without Iran and the weapons it provided to the countries fighting terrorism, the capital cities of the Middle East would have been occupied by” the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL).
Obama would free Iran to wreak havoc:
On this deal, there is no doubt that later events will call the pressure to sign a deal into serious question, even if Tehran never produces a nuclear weapon. Iran refuses to give up its support for terrorism, for instance, and claims to have no restrictions on arms. When its proxies are infused with billions of dollars in cash for terror operations and that results in terror attacks – in Gaza by Hamas, for instance, or in Yemen by the Houthis or in Jordan and Lebanon by Hezbollah – the funding for those terror operations will be presumed to have come from the lifting of sanctions on frozen Iranian assets. Increased oppression of Iranians by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will also result from access to more funds plus the increase in economic activity made possible by the lifting of other sanctions, making it less likely that the Iranian people can liberate themselves.
Iran’s atomic-energy chief, Ali-Akbar Salehi, said:
“the only thing that Iran gave Obama was a promise not to do things we were not doing anyway, or did not wish to do or could not even do at present.”
Obama, in his typical horse manure style, painted a false dichotomy with the Iran deal- either you’re for this deal or you’re for war.
“Let’s not mince words,” Mr Obama said. “The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.”
Obama had no such reservations when it came to Libya. He destroyed Libya and got Gaddafi killed without any effort at diplomacy. I continue to note that Obama has a predilection for ousting leaders of the more secular nations in the Middle East (Libya, Egypt) while coddling the leaders of the stricter Islamic theocracy (Iran). Obama had a chance to influence the leadership in Iran back in 2009 but was disinterested in disrupting the theocracy. One wonders why.
Obama has given amnesty to the man directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of US troops and couldn’t get freed a single one of the four Americans being held by Iran.
It belongs on the pile with “You can keep your doctor and your plan”
This is a bad deal. A really bad deal. It’s hard to imagine it being much worse.
Every time you see a Wounded Warrior, remember that Obama’s capitulation rewarded the man who was responsible for his or her condition.