State Contradicts White House- Denies Iraq Informed of Strikes

| February 6, 2024 | 30 Comments


White House Spox John Kirby

Minutes after Iraq’s military condemned them as a violation of that nation’s sovereignty, White House spokesman John Kirby stated the United States informed Iraq ahead of Friday’s strikes against three militant sites inside that country.

“We did inform the Iraqi government prior to the strikes,” White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters.

No we didn’t, according to an unnamed State Department spox.

US didn’t inform Iraq about strikes beforehand, contradicting earlier White House statement

BY ELLEN MITCHELL

The United States did not notify the Iraqi government ahead of U.S. military strikes inside the country on Friday, a State Department spokesperson said Monday, countering an earlier White House message that Baghdad was told ahead of time.

“There was not a prenotification” and Washington “informed the Iraqis immediately after the strikes occurred,” Vedant Patel told reporters.

“Iraq, like every country in the region, understood that there would be a response after the deaths of our soldiers,” he added.

The statement contradicts comments made by National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby, who told reporters Friday that the United States “did inform the Iraqi government prior to the strikes occurring.”

On Monday, Kirby told Politico that he “responded with information that I had been provided at the time” and that it was “not as specific as it could have been, and I regret any confusion caused.”

And at the Pentagon, press secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder did not answer a question on why the Iraqi government was not notified ahead of the U.S. strikes.

The Hill

It’s like reading Heller’s Catch-22, “When did you never inform Iraq of our impending strikes, Kirby?”

“I always never informed Iraq!”

The Biden foreign policy kabuki theater plays on.

Category: Foreign Policy, Gulf War, The Stupid is Strong

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Green Thumb

I guess Austin is still recovering at home watching reruns of Days of Our Lives.

Roh-Dog

Kirby sucks! (and is a war criminal?)

But for real, evidently this polisher of knob will do anything to maintain lapdog rights, including mouth stuff (I was talking about lying. What did you think I meant?).

Last time I read Catch-22 was 2008 in Iraq. A bit of advice for the kids out there: don’t read that book while engaged in nation building living a nightmare of compounding farces taking place in a caldron of suffering which is bested only by Hell itself because that place is at least twice as hot.

kirby-sucking
Anonymous

It’s the best catch there is!

Hack Stone

Did General Thoroughly Modern Milley at least notify the Chinese? They are in his chain of command.

26Limabeans

We don’t telegraph our intentions, we e-mail them.

Forest Bondurant

“It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.”

– John Kirby/Anthony Blinken/MGen Ryder

Fyrfighter

TOP people…

5JC

Oh come on, Biden is lucky if he can recall what month we are in much less which country bombed which and when.

David

He recently stated after meeting with Macron, President of France, that he had just met with Mitterand of Germany. Mitterand has been dead since 1996 and was French.

Eggs

Hey, most folks have to attend a seance to chat with the dead, so Joe has that going for him 😬

5JC

That is almost as good as the time he told an Irish bar, that the Black and Tans had won rugby match

5JC

See what I mean? He doesn’t even know who we’re bombing much less where they are.

https://nypost.com/2024/02/07/news/biden-appears-to-forget-hamas-name/

KoB

“You were supposed to give a warning!”

“I did give a warning…shot!”

“But that was a head shot, direct hit.”

“Yes it was…now his friends are warned!”

KoB

I admit nothing…call my lawer!

Skivvy Stacker

For 100% immunity I’ll admit to anything.

Deckie

Uh ohhhh…

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Anna Puma

Once again Joey fails the Global Test…

Meanwhile for El Dorado Canyon, the UK based F-111s had to fly down the coast of France, Spain, and Portugal to thread the Straits of Gibraltar to strike at Libya because France denied overflight rights.

SFC D

The Iraqi government was absolutely informed of pending strikes. State passed it directly through the MSM.

A Proud Infidel®™

Just how incompetent IS this administration? The world will never fully know.

Anna Puma

We don’t want to find out…

KoB

What is perceived as incompetence on the part of prezzy creepy sniffy and his minions is actually a calculated, planned, and instigated attack to “…fundamentally change the face of America…” The phrase “Never underestimate Joe’s ability to f*ck things up…” was planted as a distraction.

Wake up, American and…Prepare

Odie

Since former presidents can’t claim immunity any more, wont that bring up interesting scenarios for Bill, George and Barack right about now? Everybody so busy wetting themselves over Donald’s latest troubles, did they not think this could boomerang back at them?

Stormy danials and her skeezy lawyer are 2 people who did not benefit so well. Stormy has to repay Trump and his legal fees.. Her lawyer now sits in jail. Fani Willis is another who is finding out about FAFO.

Will jack Smith and clan meet the same comeuppance?

Corn-pop

Trump raped my booty sum time, a long time ago, doan member wen and now that bitch owes me dollaz.

Skivvy Stacker

Reminds me of a record a friend of mine had. “The Missing White House Tapes” (National Lampoon).
In one of the skits a congressman asks a witness;
“What did the president know, and when did he stop knowing it?”

Anonymous

Phuq Iraq

USMC Steve

The only real assurance we have in this is that someone in that mongolian clusterfuck is lying to us regularly.

Old tanker

When you hire clowns to run the circus, everything turns into a fluster cluck.

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