Video Shows the Moment US Missile System Obliterates Iranian 'Suicide Drones' Targeting US Base


Although America’s adversaries would like to believe that their prowess compares to the might of the U.S. military, they are usually sorely mistaken.

Case in point: Two Iranian “suicide drones” that targeted the United States’ Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq were quickly shot down on Monday, Reuters reported.

A clip from the BBC showed the dramatic moment the drones were obliterated by a Centurion counter-rocket, artillery, mortar defense system.

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The C-RAM system is able to detect targets and contains an M61A1 20mm Gatling-style gun capable of firing 4,500 rounds per minute, Interesting Engineering reported.

The failed attempt from Iran to attack the base was the second within 24 hours, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Iran wanted to cause a stir as a retaliatory measure against the United States on the two-year anniversary of the assassination of a top Iranian general, Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, on Jan. 3, 2020, at the Baghdad International Airport.

The motives were abundantly clear to the point that the drones from the first attack had “Leader’s revenge” and “Soleimani’s revenge” written on them, according to the BBC.

The killing of Soleimani was ordered by then-President Donald Trump, who said in an address the next day that “the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the No. 1 terrorist anywhere in the world.”

“Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him,” Trump said.

He noted that Soleimani’s Quds Force had “targeted, injured and murdered hundreds of American civilians and servicemen” and said, “We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war.”

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Notably, the Pentagon did not blame Iran publicly for the botched attacks on Monday but speculated that they likely came from a militia supported by the Islamic republic.

“These kinds of attacks are very much in keeping with the kinds of attacks we’ve seen from Iran-backed militias in Iraq and in Syria, and so obviously our working level assumption is that such groups were responsible for these, but I don’t want to speculate beyond that,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told Voice of America.

“Clearly, our men and women remain in harm’s way, and we have to take that threat very seriously. We always have the right of self-defense,” he added.

It goes without saying that these latest military measures show that Iran continues to pose a threat to the United States and its allies in the region.

Thankfully, the U.S. seems to have superior technology that is able to counteract Iran’s temper tantrums.

Even though the Biden administration did not order the killing of Solemani, it now has the task of dealing with a regime that is capable of wreaking havoc in the Middle East.

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Cameron Arcand is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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