UPDATE 6:25 PM EST -- The sound of several explosions was heard in Erbil. The definitive news of the precise rocket launch has been released by al-Assad. The missiles were probably fired at various bases. This is just the beginning ...

A Text message claiming Iran has launched an attack has been transmitted thru the US State Department Cellphone Text system!

Wednesday, 8 January 2020
URGENT MESSAGE FOR MISSION UAE We have received information that Iran has launched an attack, likely on Iraq or Kuwait. We are still gathering information. In the meantime, all personnel should shelter indoors until we update you further.


Endeavoring to verify . . . check back

 UPDATE 5:03 PM EST --

At least 4 rockets have reportedly struck Camp Taji in Iraq, which hosts American troops.  NOT THE TYPE OR SCALE OF ATTACK ONE WOULD EXPECT FROM IRAN; PROBABLY A LOCAL MILITIA WITH ITCHY TRIGGER FINGERS.


UPDATE 5:15 EST --

Official word from Iran: Solemaini and his other dead pals, have been buried.  Looks like "It's on like Donkey Kong!"



Rocket attack on Ain Al Assad airbase in Anbar Iraq, hosing US/coalition forces.
At least 5 rockets landed


FWIW -- Nancy Pelosi has left the Gang of Eight briefing on Iran, and has declined to answer questions from media.


Sources on the ground mention that the attack on Ain Assad Air Base in Anbar province came from multiple launch pads, a coordinated attack.


 UPDATE 5:56 PM EST --

American consulate in Erbil, Iraq has reportedly been bombed by unknown forces.

Attack on Al-Assad Airbase in Iraq ongoing, reports rockets/Mortars are still coming in and at least 30 have landed so far.


Some sources report that Iranian ballistic missiles were fired at the US base in Iraq. NOT CONFIRMED



Military planes heard over Erbil now after explosions were heard the city.



Now receiving info and video, claiming Iran launching BALLISTIC MISSILES at US Bases in region.   Video below is ALLEGEDLY of such launches taking place inside Iran.

 Ain Al Asad US airbase which hosts most of the US troops in Anbar region of Iraq has been hit with more than 50 rockets.

Some outlets are reporting casualties among US soldiers.

 Kata’ib Hezbollah and Pro-IRGC telegram channels are quoting “Revenge has begun”



Iran's official Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now publicly confirming its revenge has begun.  United States military forces in Iraq (and elsewhere) are no wunder active missile attack from the military of Iran, with launches being done from Iran sovereign territory.   WAR.


Additional updates pending, check back


 ***** BULLETIN  6:40 PM EST *****

Reports coming in now say between 70 and 123 US Troops have been KILLED so far.


Iranian military confirms they have begun missile strikes targeting US bases in Iraq. US military also confirming attack underway. Attack from Iran coincides with similar timing at night that their general was killed by the U.S. last week.

Multiple ballistic and cruise missiles ARE BEING FIRED FROM SOVEREIGN IRAN TERRITORY at multiple US troop targets. Under attack now. 


 6:49 PM EST --

US official confirms Iranian ballistic missiles have been launched AGAINST multiple US military facilities in Iraq including Erbil in northern Iraq and Al Asad Air Base in west


6:54 PM EST --

IRGC Statement
Operation name: Martyr Solleimani
1/ we warn US for further moves, we'll go for more painful responses.
2/ We warn the governments who gave space and bases to US, wherever we get attacked from, we'll attack there!


3/ We recognize Israel as an accomplice in the crime [Solleimani's death].
4/ We suggest the American people to call their soldiers back from the region to prevent putting their lives at risk



White House says President Trump briefed on Iranian attack on U.S. base and he's "monitoring the situation closely" 


7:05 PM EST --

US Jets seen taking off from UAE. Iranian news media reporting Iran will also target UAE if US jets strike Iran that originated from UAE.

Crude Oil Price up Four percent (4%) in the past hour

Gold Price up $12 per ounce and rising in the past hour.


 7:11 PM EST --

USAF warplanes outbound Incirlik.




7:22 PM EST --

Iran IRGC statement:
"We warn all allied countries of the US that if attacks are launched from bases in their countries on Iran, they will be a target of military retaliation."


7:36 PM EST --

A new wave of ballistic missiles launched now from Iran



7:44 PM EST --

Pentagon says at 5:30 today EST Iran began launching more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iran


 7:46 PM EST --

Arab media outlet Al Mayadeen: US base at Ain al Assad has completely been destroyed.


7:48 PM EST --

Expect Trump to address the nation 3 hours or less. Congress being called in.




7:53 PM EST --

US Consulate in Erbil, Iraq has been hit by IRGC missiles! 


8:09 PM EST --

Attacks continuing.  Pentagon is preparing a damage and casualty report based on what’s going on in Iraq right now.



***** BULLETIN 8:14 PM EST *****

Cyber-Attacks commencing against USA infrastructure.  Get your emergency electric, heat, food, and comms ready.  Gas-up vehicles immediately.


 IRGC's Quds Force issues warning on Telegram channel:

"The first US mistake will mean:

total destruction of Dubai, Tel Aviv and Haifa, with the grace of Her 
Excellency Fatima [daughter of Prophet Mohammad]"



8:22 PM EST --

Iranian fighter jets taking off from bases in Iran.


 8:25 PM EST --

Defense Secretary Esper just arrived at the White House carrying a large bag. Secretary Pompeo, seen reading in his car before he got out, also arrived.  Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has also arrived at the White House.


8:29 PM EST --

Several US planes are on fire in the Ain Al Assad base. #Iraq


8:35 PM EST --

The United States response has just begun.


 8:51 PM EST --


The main Nikkei index on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost more than 2.4%


Pro-IRGC News Agency "Tasnim" quoting their sources:
"If US retaliates, Hezbollah will attack Israel by its missiles!"


10:00 PM EST --

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 Iraq: Al-Mayadeen correspondent in Baghdad: American helicopters departing from Ayn al-Assad base, and it is believed that they are carrying casualties




10:58 PM EST --

Attacks seem to be ended.  


 Iran Foreign Minister Statement:

Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.

We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.




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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Normand berube · 4 months ago
    Now THAT's an explanation for those stone-faced military behind Trump.
    Haaretz has published that a US aircraft carrying US soldiers wounded by the - very successful - Iranian missile strike landed in Tel Aviv hours ago. Apparently there are as many as 242 INJURED US SOLDIERS - which were taken to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Hospital.
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    Jeffrey L Ottle · 4 months ago
    I confess I'm confused. The differences between what has been reported here and on TV and radio is incredible. I say again stark, incredible, confusing. I do not get the alleged 6:15AM 1-8-2020 Trump tweet. IT IS NOT IN SYNC WITH ALL OTHER REPORTING TIME WISE. What's up with that?
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      Jeffrey L Ottle · 4 months ago
      Is the time stamp on this alledged Trump Tweet in Iran time? If so, why? I am going to posit that we have no idea what the truth is here. If there are deaths of Americans and it is being lied about, we'll that is an incredible problem. If no deaths yet we have reporting there has been on this entire post, again major problem.
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        Andrew Cadogan · 4 months ago
        I came back here on 1/11 to ensure that what I read a few days ago is actually here. What is true? Americans died? None died? Americans injured? VERY important to know the truth...
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    In Christ · 4 months ago
    We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression


    America better repent quickly, God Will Not Be Mocked.

    Babylon The Great, the Daughter of England will soon understand.

    God Help Us All.
  • This commment is unpublished.
    Skippy Name · 4 months ago
    Sputnik News - Iranian State TV Says 80 People Killed in Missile Airstrikes on US Military Targets in Iraq - Reports
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      Copperhead · 4 months ago
      Both sides will propagandize the information - it will be somewhere in the middle. I would bet on a lot of damage to the two military bases which were deserted before hand.
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      Skippy Name · 4 months ago
      Trump Says. "Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good!..."
      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
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      Skippy Name · 4 months ago
      US Suffered 'Great Losses' Following Iran's Airstrike on Ayn al-Asad Air Base, IRGC Official Says
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    Teresa Mooney · 4 months ago
    Link to video of Ukrainian plane crash on Twitter.
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    James Mathews · 4 months ago
    Confusing. Dead Americans or no?
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    Skippy Name · 4 months ago
    RT Uncomfirmed - A Ukrainian Boeing 737 crashing soon after takeoff while en route back to Kiev from the Iranian capital. Was there something or someone on that flight that was a military intelligence target? 180 people onboard uncomfirmed fate.
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      Skippy Name · 4 months ago
      One guess - Hal mentioned Iran was looking for a spy within their ranks. What if the spy was trying to get to a U.S. friendly country onboard this flight and an Iranian AA. Not sure if video evidence shows an AA missle strike. I'm just watching and waiting tonight to see if Trump decides to drop the hammer on Iran before he speaks to us tomorrow morning. If Trump knows American troops were killed in Northern Iraq from the Iranian missile attack, I wonder how he will respond before he is on camera tomorrow. Hopefully our troops all survived the attack.
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      Joe Williams · 4 months ago
      Video footage showed the plane crashing and bursting into flames.
      I cannot provide the link.
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    William Bermudez · 4 months ago
    "We and you ought not pull on the ends of a rope in which you have tied the knots of war. Because the more the two of us pull the tighter the knot will be tied. And then it will be necessary to cut that knot, and what that would mean is not for me to explain to you. I have participated in two wars and know that war ends when it has rolled through cities and villages, everywhere sowing death and destruction. For such is the logic of war. If people do not display wisdom they will clash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence."

    -Nikita Khrushchev to JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis
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    Eric Scheulin · 4 months ago
    4.9 magnitude earthquake hit Iran at 9:20Pm EST, aftershock hit at 10:19pm at 4.5 magnitude at Borazjan, Iran. 6.2 miles deep.
    strange timing. Wonder if Iran’s nuclear facilities were hit?
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    Christian · 4 months ago
    What reports of casualties Hal?
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    Eric Scheulin · 4 months ago
    Will you guys calm down. Wait for the facts.
    nobody is going to use nukes.
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    Sandra McIntosh · 4 months ago
    Fox News is reporting no casualties......Although I don't trust Fox News I hope they are right...
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    HJ Richards · 4 months ago
    Defcon alerts and status apply only to nuclear forces
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    Jared Passenger · 4 months ago
    The US is at DEFCON 2. The only level higher is 1 which means the nukes are in flight out or incoming. Not a good thing.
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    Steve Roberts · 4 months ago
    Reports of an 'earthquake in southern Iran just minutes ago.
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    Kai Hackemesser · 4 months ago
    according to other news sources, no victims yet, only some 10 rockets hit Al Asad Airbase and nothing really happened. Who is right?
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    Stephen Ellis · 4 months ago
    Empty hangars hit? Some-one made a phone call ahead? Everyone knows ahead of time in the latest instalment of global charades?
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    Christopher Queen · 4 months ago
    Most of this stuff is false fear porn. Truth will be kinda boring.
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    Joe Williams · 4 months ago
    I see nuclear war coming.
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      Mike Fisch · 4 months ago
      If so, the nukes will be going both directions. Iran is no joke and has nukes.
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        Joe Williams · 4 months ago
        I just hate it that im 10 miles the way a crow flies from an air base
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      Kai Hackemesser · 4 months ago
      I see US retaliate by nuking Iran off the map. I don't know what the rest of the world will do. but it will be the end of a long friendship with the US for most of them.
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    Jared Passenger · 4 months ago
    I doubt nukes of any kind will be used since Russia and other countries are down wind. But, the US has bombs so large that it might as well be nukes.