Sheikh Kazem Al-Fartusi, a leader in the Iraqi Shiite Kata’ib Sayyid Al-Shuhada militia, said in a December 30, 2019 interview on Al-Alam TV (Iran) in which he discussed the recent U.S. airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq that there is no guarantee of safety for any American soldier stationed around the world as an occupier. Emphasizing that any American soldier in Iraq and the Middle East can expect to be killed someday, Sheikh Al-Fartusi said that the recent airstrikes were a stupid miscalculation on the part of the United States. He advised American forces in Iraq to remain in shelters until the Iraqi people have had their revenge.
Following are excerpts:
Sheikh Kazem Al-Fartusi: I say to every American soldier that is currently abroad: No one should ask for a guarantee of safety. After all, they were the ones who went to places where they are not supposed to be, with the exception of places where this happened in the framework of international treaties or with the consent of the countries in question. This means that all the Americans in Iraq and outside of Iraq, and in any country that they entered by force and as occupiers, can expect to be killed someday.
I think that the American attack [against Iran-backed militias] was a miscalculation and that they based all their assessments on flawed considerations.
The Americans are in an unenviable position. I advise the American forces in Iraq not to emerge from their shelters until the Iraqi people and the families of the victims are satisfied [with their revenge].