TEHRAN (Iran News) – We Iranians seriously believe in this proverb that the truth will ultimately prevail despite efforts to hide it and in recent years the U.S. and its allies have tried to hide or cover some truths regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s power.
One of the truths which was tried to be hidden or distorted by the U.S. happened on January 8, 2020 when Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched numerous ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Asad airbase, located in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, and at another U.S. airbase in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region.
The attacks came in retaliation for the former U.S. President Donald Trump-ordered assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and his companions, five days earlier as their cars were leaving Baghdad International Airport after his arrival in Iraq.
As usual the U.S. officials tried to undermine Iran’s power to put behind this humiliating attack indifferently by claiming that the U.S. has not suffered any casualty during Iran’s missile rain.
While the U.S. initially downplayed the attacks and claimed none of its service members were injured or killed, the Pentagon said over a month later that 110 troops were diagnosed with “traumatic brain injuries” in the aftermath of the Ain al-Asad attack.
It was and is natural for the big powers to undermine any blow they get from other countries which are considered by them as the underdogs. So as usual former U.S. President Trump tried to boast his assassination of Martyr Soleimani as a heroic act while undermining Iran’s devastating retaliatory attacks.
The U.S. through its media and West-oriented media outlets tried to humiliate Iran’s reaction at Ain al-Asad airbase and launched a psycho war in the world and even inside Iran to put pressure on Iranian statesmen who had vowed to have a harsh response to Martyr Soleimani’s assassination.
But as the time passes by, the truth about this attack and Iran’s power is revealed and everyday even the U.S. military officials confess Iran’s power and its devastating missile attack on Ain al-Asad.
On Wednesday a former Pentagon press secretary revealed that former U.S. President Trump’s White House asked the Pentagon to gloss over reports of brain injuries suffered by U.S. forces after Iran launched a barrage of ballistic missiles against the U.S.-run Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq.
In an interview with One Decision, Alyssa Farah said the attack was the “heaviest several hours of my life,” while recalling that there was an effort from the White House to say that it “was not successful, that the Iranians were not successful in harming our targets in response.”
“And I think that went too far. And I think that it ended up glossing over what ended up being very significant injuries on US troops after the fact,” Farah told the podcast.
The attack on Ain al-Asad Airbase in Jan. 2020 was the largest ballistic missile attack against US troops and in retaliation for the assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror commander Martyr Soleimani
Farah claimed she fended off the pressure from the White House, after Trump first claimed that there were no casualties.
“All is well!” Trump tweeted after the attack, only hours before he insisted that “no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack.”
“We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases,” the former U.S. president added.
Trump ultimately dismissed the injuries as “headaches” and “not very serious,” while dozens of the American casualties had to be evacuated to Germany and then the U.S. for treatment.
“We did get pushback from the White House of, ‘Can you guys report this differently? Can it be every 10 days or two weeks, or we do a wrap-up after the fact?’” Farah said, adding, “The White House would prefer if we did not give regular updates on it. It was this drip, drip of quote unquote bad news.”
While it was only on February 21, 2020 – 44 days after Iran conducted the Operation Martyr Soleimani – that the Pentagon raised the number of casualties to 110, she went on to insist that “my feeling was, if my experience had taught me anything, transparency is always going to be your best friend in that field.”
Since General Soleimani’s assassination, the Islamic Republic on numerous occasions has sworn vengeance on the perpetrators, asserting that “Operation Martyr Soleimani” was only the beginning of its retaliation for the blood of the internationally-revered commander.
This is not the first time that the U.S. has tried to undermine Iran’s power by resorting to lie and concealing the truth as it happened during the shooting down of the U.S. sophisticated drone and every time they face with the disgrace because of prevail of the truth.
The world gradually believes in Iran’s power and the West’s decline, and people in the world gradually realize how big liar the U.S. is as the country conceals or distorts the truth in favor of it. And this is also a lesson for the people in the region and especially for Iranians that they should not be fooled by what the Western media say or claim and they should believe in Iran’s power which can guarantee peace and security in the region.
More realities about Iran’s power and the U.S.’s nature and decline will be prevailed in the future. Time is the best judge.