You don’t fuck with the boss and the boss is President Trump. Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, says the U.S. will not leave unless the country repays billions for the joint airbase. It cost billions he said and we will be paid for it if they want us to leave.
This all stems from the killing of the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani who was killed late Thursday while leaving Baghdad airport when his convoy was struck by a drone, ordered by president Trump.
“If they do ask us to leave if we don’t do it on a very friendly basis. We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame.”
The actual military base we repaired after we bombed it, was, in fact, an iraq base, to begin with being bombed, then we took it over, then we repaired it, built onto it, then as an agreement we turned a majority of control back to Iraq. So can only he was talking about the money we have put into it.
President Trump was asked by reporters on Air Force One if he was worried about retaliation from Iran, Trump said: “If it happens it happens. If they do anything there will be major retaliation.”
“They’re allowed to kill our people. They’re allowed to torture and maim our people, they’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural sites. It doesn’t work that way.”
Trump warned that the U.S. will strike those targets “very fast and very hard” if Iran retaliates.