The proxy war with Iran has probably already begun
While the attacks on the oil tankers is almost certainly total bullsh*t, there have been attacks within Iraq that the American media has curiously ignored. These attacks are most likely real.
A couple days ago it was at a coalition military base.
An Iraqi military base where U.S. and allied coalition troops are stationed has been targeted by a rocket attack just as the Pentagon released new photos purporting to show Iran was behind recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
The Iraqi military's official Security Media Cell reported Monday that "a short time ago, three Katyusha rockets fell on Camp Taji," a military installation also known as Camp Cooke, located about 17 miles north of Baghdad. The apparent attack came just two days after unknown assailants fired rockets at Balad air base, another Iraqi installation where U.S. military personnel were present.
Then yesterday it was a U.S. oil company site.
(Reuters) - A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region.
Unlike the tanker attacks, I don't believe that these are false flag attacks because:
a) this is how the shia militias in Iraq attacked our troops during the occupation
b) those same shia militias have been threatening to do exactly this for years
c) the American media has mostly not reported it
It's obvious why the MSM has downplayed it. It's because it drives home the point that war with Iran won't be just dropping bombs from a safe distance.
It means 6,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, and 2,000 troops in Syria will be on the front lines. And that won't sell.