U.S. military bases lose little, Russian media: Iran doesn't really want to cause U.S. military casualties
Surging journalist Nan Boyi
2020-01-09 16:47 Source: Surging News
According to "Russia Today" report on January 9, satellite images released by the US private company Planet Labs on the 8th show that the Iraqi Al-Assad military base and the Erbil military base that were attacked by Iran in the early hours of the 7th were damaged It was small and the main damage was to warehouses and equipment storage facilities, not military camps.
Following Iran ’s attack on US military bases, US President Trump announced on Twitter that “everything is fine”. In a subsequent speech, Trump also stressed that the Iranian attack did not cause casualties to US soldiers or Iraqi soldiers.
"Russia Today" reported that the Iraqi government revealed on the 8th that Iran had actually called Iraq before the attack and warned that there would be an air strike. In addition, Finnish and Lithuanian troops stationed at the two bases were informed of the attack in advance.
In response, "Russia Today" analysis stated that Iran's missile attack was more of a symbolic "self-defense" than a desire to escalate the conflict between Tehran and Washington.
Former U.S. Marine Corps and UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter argued that "Iran wanted to prove that it was capable of killing the U.S. military but deliberately abandoned this option."