Update January 9th, 2020.
It has emerged that Iran gave the Iraqi Government notice of the attack, the Iraqis warned the US, there were almost certainly zero casualties.
It also appears at this time that the US will not respond to these missile strikes, somewhat analogous as they are to the US response to the two fictional chemical attacks blamed on the Syrian Government in 2017 and 2018.
This was more a face saving piece of theater than a concerted attack.
A good outline of what took place is presented here:
If the situation can begin to calm down that will be a great result in the circumstances, but I don’t see that happening. This project has come too far along to be abandoned now, or to put it another way, the forces of insanity and Zio-Western supremacism in the US far outweigh those of sanity.
As far as the loss of the Ukraine International Airways 737 goes, no explanation is being offered by either side at this time. Mechanical failure remains a possibility.
However, the mechanical failure of a three year old plane leaving Tehran at this very time seems like a most remarkable co-incidence indeed.
January 8th, 2020.
Iran Attacked Two US Military Bases in Iraq in Retaliation for Soleimani Murder.
On January 8th, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps fired a salvo of missiles at two US bases in Iraq. It is being reported that between 15 and 30 ballistic missiles were fired at the al Assad airbase in western Iraq and the Erbil airbase in the Kurdish northern region.
SouthFront is reporting that 10 missiles struck the al Assad base, at least one hit Erbil and that 4 missiles failed.
The US claims that they suffered no casualties in the attacks, Iran claims that 80 US personnel were killed. The US claim would appear to be the more credible at face value.
US warmongers such as Lindsay Graham are claiming the attack is an act of war against the USA, Iran is claiming the attack is a just and proportionate response to the US murder of Qassem Soleimani and his companions in Baghdad in the early hours of January 3rd.
It is also being reported that there is intense activity at multiple US airbases across the region, specifically of a high volume of activity over eastern Syria and that US jets have been scrambled from a base in the UAE.
The reason for this activity is unknown, it is possible that these aircraft are in the process of attacking Iran at this very moment, it is also possible that the US was seeking to move them out of harms way in anticipation of an Iranian missile attack on these sites.
The US President sought to downplay the impact of the Iranian retaliation, his tweet in response began “All is well” indicating either that the President is beginning to understand the magnitude of the error that he is made or that the US is seeking to lull Iran into a false sense of security prior to launching a massive air assault as promised by the President in recent days.
Ukraine Boeing Passenger Jet Crashed Near Tehran.
As if that development was not sufficiently dire, 177 people are presumed to have perished following the crash of a Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. Videos appear to indicate that the Boeing 737 caught fire and exploded in mid-air.
Moment burning Ukrainian Boeing 737 goes down, crash site covered in fire.
Will update as these stories coalesce.