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2020年02月02日

米軍兵士が少なからず死んでいるようなのだが

イランによるイラク内の米軍基地攻撃で少なくとも50人の兵士が何らかの診察、治療を要し、何人もがクエートやドイツに運ばれています。脳震盪とも言われましたし、traumatic brain injury (TBI) 外傷性脳損傷とも言われています。

でも、よくわからないのは、イランのミサイルが着弾した場所は兵士が隠れそうな場所ではありません。

イランは攻撃前にイラクに通報、イラクは当然米軍に通報したでしょう。避難する時間はあったはず。

近くでミサイルが破裂すると、強烈な脳震盪を起こして外傷性脳損傷になる?

米軍基地は地対空ミサイルを備えていなかった? 

外傷性脳損傷を受けた兵士の数が次第に増えています。そんなに時間が経過してから外傷性脳損傷が判明するものなのでしょうか。

どうも何十人も死んでいるらしい。

もう1件、アフガニスタンでのCIA使用機の撃墜です。こちらは死亡した兵士2名の氏名が公表されました。CIAが犠牲者の氏名を公表したとの情報には接していません。これはCIAが決定する事項です。

この事件に際して米軍は救援のヘリコプターを出しましたが、これも撃墜されています。こちらは7〜11名が搭乗していたとされますが、CIA職員がいてもほとんどが兵士のはず。

このヘリコプターの墜落について、米軍はなお否定を続けているようです。犠牲となった兵士の名前はもちろん出てきません。

その後イラクのアンバル州で米軍の輸送機が撃墜されました。このケースについては犠牲者は数名とされています。

トランプは、イランに対する制裁を強めましたが、軍事的な攻撃についての言及は減っています。イランの攻撃能力に驚いたためとの見方もあります。それに米軍基地を置く周辺国は大変ビビったでしょう。防空手段が全く役に立たないのは、イエメンのアラムコ攻撃でも明らかとなりましたし、米軍基地自体が防御できないのです。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/2/2のツイート
中東にある米軍基地はホスト国を守るためではなく、完全なターゲットリストと化した。

※ Hala Jaber@HalaJaber氏の2020/2/2のツイート
A riveting account by @ejmalrai
All #US military bases have become a threat to the hosting countries in the #MIDEAST. These bases no longer serve to protect these countries, but have become a perfect list of targets for #Iran in case of war.
https://ejmagnier.com/2020/02/01/how

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/2/2のツイート
誰もCIAや米政府に、マイケル・ド・アンドレアが死んだのかどうか聞かないのか? 誰も1月8日のミサイルで何人の米兵がバグダッドやドイツのラムスタイン・マイゼンバッハの病院に運ばれたか調べようとしないのか? いったい記者は何をしているのだ?
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Elvis hates Samuel Untermayer@AlexandreYazdi
・ 2月1日
No US “REPORTER” to ask CIA or US government if Michael D’Andrea is dead or alive coming to his office...!!? No reporter investigated in hospitals how many US casualties January 8th...!!? American hospital Baghdad + German Medical Center in Ramstein-Miesenbach. Nobody...!!???

Founder of US Congressional Brain Injury: Trump Abandoned Troops
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bill Pascrell, Jr., a New Jersey Democrat and founder of the Congressional Brain Injury said "Trump lied about our troops". He mocked their brain injuries as “headaches.” He endangered their lives and denigrated their valor. He showed himself not just a liar, but a coward. [VIDEO]

SPUTNIK2020/2/2
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Claim US Troops' 'Brain Injuries' Toll a 'Metaphor' for Deaths - Reports
Following the strike on two US military outposts in retaliation for the Trump-commissioned killing of General Qasem Soleimani, POTUS reported no losses, with the Pentagon eventually saying 64 service personnel sustained what he referred to as “brain injuries”.

According to a spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, cited by Press TV, the alleged number of “brain injuries” suffered by American soldiers in the wake of an Iranian retaliatory strike on air bases may actually stand for the number of fatalities.

“We conclude that what the United States announces to be related to brain injuries from the attack on Ayn al-Asad to be a metaphor for dead US troops", Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif wrote for the Iranian daily Vatan-e-Emrooz on Saturday.

Sharif expressed a belief that the term “brain trauma”, used by the US, “whether mild, moderate or severe, reflects the number of dead, which they hesitate to formally announce".

He pointed out that the term “brain injuries” sounds odd and vague, as the only common wording with regard to affected troops is just “injured".

Sharif noted that his estimates regarding the actual toll of US casualties was based on data obtained, with 13 large missile impacts from the Iranian attack having been expected to cause “considerable casualties” among foes.

He stressed that the number of injured in such attacks is typically “three to four times” bigger than the number of dead, pointing out fresh data is sure to pop up throughout the 2020 presidential campaign in the US:

“Surely as we approach the US presidential election, more numbers and names related to the dead will be leaked along with the competition among the parties", he added.

On Friday, senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, warned that Washington should anticipate stiffer responses from Iran if it goes ahead with its anti-Iran policy of “maximum pressure”, arguing the January attack was just a beginning, a “first slap”, as the authorities earlier dubbed it.

On 8 January, Iran retaliated for the assassination of its top commander, Quds head Qasem Soleimani by launching a number of ballistic missiles on two US airbases in Iraq - Ayn al-Asad in the Al Anbar Governorate of western Iraq and another outpost in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Trump administration took a pause, before announcing personnel had been injured in the Iranian attack. In late January, the DoD said an estimated 50 US military personnel were diagnosed with either traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a concussion, as approximately 200 troops were found to have been in the blast zones of the strikes. Several days later, the Pentagon put the number of injured US troops at 64.

RT2020/2/1
US tells stories about ‘brain injuries’ to cover up dead troops at Iraqi base – IRGC spokesman
A spokesman for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has accused the US of covering up deaths at a base in Iraq after a ballistic missile attack. The US insists nobody was killed, and that its troops suffered brain injuries.

Dozens of American troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following Iranian strikes on two US bases in Iraq earlier this month, according to the Pentagon. Iran struck the bases in retaliation for the Trump administration’s assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by airstrike at Baghdad Airport several days earlier.

Though President Donald Trump proudly declared that no Americans were killed in the strikes – thanks to a tip-off from the Iraqi military and the bases’ early-warning systems, at least 50 US troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury since.

However, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif claimed on Saturday that those troops the US says are injured, are actually dead.

“I believe that that the term ‘brain trauma,’ whether mild, moderate or severe, reflects the number of dead, which they hesitate to formally announce,” Sharif wrote in Iran’s Vatan-e-Emrooz daily newspaper.

He accused Washington of covering up the true toll of the strikes to save face, and project strength ahead of this year’s election.

“Surely as we approach the US presidential election, more numbers and names related to the dead will be leaked along with the competition among the parties,” he added.

Sharif’s accusation is likely untrue, and intended for domestic consumption. In the immediate aftermath of the missile attack, IRGC sources told Iranian state news outlet Mehr News that more than 80 American troops were killed and 200 injured. However, no senior Iranian government officials have repeated the claim, and none of the state-run outlets running the story have managed to back it up.

Trump opted not to respond with force to the Iranian attack, largely due to the fact that no Americans were killed. Instead, the president applied further economic sanctions to Iran as part of the US’ “maximum pressure” campaign against the Islamic Republic.

SPUTNIK2020/1/29
Number of US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries From Iran Missile Attack Increases to 50
A new report citing the US Department of Defense revealed that an estimated 50 US military personnel were diagnosed with either traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a concussion following the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) January 8 strike in Iraq.

"As of today, 50 US service members have been diagnosed with TBI," Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell said, according to CNN.

This report is a 16-service member increase from last week's count of 34 injured personnel given by department spokesman Jonathan Hoffman. Of the 16 newly identified cases, only one service member has been removed from Iraq.

"Of these 50, 31 total service members were treated in Iraq and returned to duty, including 15 of the additional service members who have been diagnosed since the previous report. 18 service members have been transported to Germany for further evaluation and treatment," Campbell added.

Last week, US President Donald Trump made light of the various levels of brain injury endured by the service members.

“I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say and I can report it is not very serious,” he told reporters while in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, as reported by The Guardian. “I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries I have seen. I’ve seen people with no legs and no arms.”

The US president has since received backlash from Veterans of Foreign Wars, which called for Trump to extend an apology to US service members "for his misguided remarks."

On January 8, the IRGC carried out Operation Martyr Soleimani and struck Ayn al-Asad airbase in Western Iraq and another facility in the Iraqi city of Erbil in retaliation for the killing of of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Though no injuries to US personnel were initially reported in connection to the strike, the Pentagon's Tuesday announcement is the third update on injuries sustained by American troops.

Pentagon sources told CNN that additional diagnoses may be reported in the coming days, as approximately 200 troops were in the blast zones of the strikes.
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