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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 05:57 PM

More U.S. troops leave Iraq for medical treatment after Iranian missile attack, Pentagon says

Source: WaPo

By Dan Lamothe

Jan. 21, 2020 at 5:40 p.m. EST

More U.S. service members have been transported out of Iraq for medical treatment and evaluations following Iran’s missile attack, the Pentagon said Tuesday, nearly two weeks after President Trump and defense officials said no one was hurt.

The Pentagon said Friday that the military had transported 11 service members out of Iraq for treatment and assessments. U.S. military officials declined to say on Tuesday how many more are receiving care but said “additional” troops had been sent to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

The officials left open the possibility that the number could increase in coming days.

“The health and safety of all service members is the greatest concern for all Department leadership and we greatly appreciate the care that these members have received and continue to receive at the hands of our medical professionals," U.S. Central Command said in a statement. “As medical treatment and evaluations in theater continue, additional service members have been identified as having potential injuries.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/01/21/more-us-troops-leave-iraq-medical-treatment-after-iranian-missile-attack-pentagon-says/



What the actual fuck? What *really* happened over there??

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Dennis Donovan Jan 21 OP
LiberalArkie Jan 21 #1
louis-t Jan 21 #2
IggleDuer Jan 21 #3
Igel Jan 21 #5
Ghost Dog Jan 21 #4
paleotn Jan 21 #6
Evolve Dammit Jan 21 #7

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:07 PM

1. Concussions and probably injuries from flying material.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:08 PM

2. So, isn't this what republics were screaming about after Benghazi?

That the Obama administration had made a statement based on what they knew, but it wasn't totally accurate, so they needed 33 investigations at a cost of tens of billions to determine that there was no wrong doing?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:25 PM

3. But .. But ..

Dementia Don said that “All is well”

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Response to IggleDuer (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:48 PM

5. Could be worse.

The personnel could have been in the barracks evacuated a few minutes before the missiles struck. You know, the missiles that Iran later claimed were aimed to avoid hitting people.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:35 PM

4. These will be ordinary, honorable servicemen/women.

We think some (targetted) spook drone operators might have been, um, traumatised too.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:58 PM

6. Could it be....

a covert withdrawal a handful at a time? That way * doesn't look like a complete dumb ass and can blame it on the troops.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 07:01 PM

7. It's another fucking cover-up. How does anyone believe anything anymore? My sincere

wishes for the affected military personnel.

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