US Carries Out Air Strike Against Iranian Backed Militia In Syria

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The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike in Syria against a structure belonging to what it said were Iran-backed militia, two officials told Reuters, an apparent response to rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq.

While the strike could be the first retaliatory moves by the United States following last week's attacks, the move appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.

 

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The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike in Syria against a structure belonging to what it said were Iran-backed militia, two officials told Reuters, an apparent response to rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq.

While the strike could be the first retaliatory moves by the United States following last week's attacks, the move appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.

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It was not immediately clear what damage was caused and if there were any casualties from the U.S. strike.

Retaliatory U.S. military strikes have occurred a number of times in the past few years.

The rocket attacks on U.S. positions in Iraq were carried out as Washington and Tehran are looking for a way to return to the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by former U.S. President Donald Trump.

In the Feb. 15 attack, rockets hit the U.S. military base housed at Erbil International Airport in the Kurdish-run region killing one non-American contractor and injuring a number of American contractors and a U.S. service member. Another salvo struck a base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad days later hurting at least one contractor.

Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone on Monday which houses the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic missions.

Earlier this week, the Kataib Hezbollah group, one of the main Iran-aligned Iraqi militia group, denied any role in recent rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.

Some Western and Iraqi officials say the attacks, often claimed by little-known groups, are being carried out by militants with links to Kataib Hezbollah as a way for Iranian allies to harass U.S. forces without being held accountable.

Since late 2019, the United States carried out high-profile strikes against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group in Iraq and Syria in response to sometimes deadly rocket attacks against U.S.-led forces.

Under the Trump administration, the escalator back-and-forth stoked tensions, culminating in the U.S. killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and a retaliatory Iranian ballistic missile attack against U.S. forces in Iraq last year.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Leslie Adler and Grant McCool)
Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters.
 

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Trump - Drops a hellfire missile right into the lap of the most prolific Iranian murderer of American soldiers in Iraq.

Biden - Bombs some peon proxies in Syria

Trump - Making Peace Deals

Biden - Approving Air Strikes (barely even a month in)
 
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Trump - Drops a hellfire missile right into the lap of the most prolific Iranian murderer of American soldiers in Iraq.

Biden - Bombs some peon proxies in Syria

Trump - Making Peace Deals

Biden - Approving Air Strikes (barely even a month in)
Trump didn't defeat anything. Obama defeated ISIS.

George Bush created ISIS.

Biden struck the militia group that killed a contractor, and injured a US service member. And did it in a week.

Trump backed out of a peace deal that was working just fine, but Biden will fix it, along with the toatal disaster of the Trump crimes in the middle east, including his collusuion in the killing of an American journalist by the Saudis.

Biden talked personally with the King today. Stay tuned.
 

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ISIS was created in 2004 in Iraq.
 

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Trump - Drops a hellfire missile right into the lap of the most prolific Iranian murderer of American soldiers in Iraq.

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Trump - Making Peace Deals

Biden - Approving Air Strikes (barely even a month in)
Trump didn't defeat anything. Obama defeated ISIS.

George Bush created ISIS.

Biden struck the militia group that killed a contractor, and injured a US service member. And did it in a week.

Trump backed out of a peace deal that was working just fine, but Biden will fix it, along with the toatal disaster of the Trump crimes in the middle east, including his collusuion in the killing of an American journalist by the Saudis.

Biden talked personally with the King today. Stay tuned.
Trump dropped the MOAB and ISIS went into hiding.
 
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There is a reason the Neocons and Rhinos wanted the 47 year parasite Biden in:

Wes Clark and the neocon dream
In 2007, the retired General described a necon "policy coup" aimed at toppling the governments of 7 countries


In October, 2007, Gen. Wesley Clark gave a speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco (seven-minute excerpt in the video below) in which he denounced what he called "a policy coup" engineered by neocons in the wake of 9/11. After recounting how a Pentagon source had told him weeks after 9/11 of the Pentagon's plan to attack Iraq notwithstanding its non-involvement in 9/11, this is how Clark described the aspirations of the "coup" being plotted by Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and what he called "a half dozen other collaborators from the Project for the New American Century":


The Project for the New American Century: Syria next to Pay the Price?

Before his next appearance on Fox, Kristol could do worse than peruse Professor Hamoud Salhi’s address, presented at the Center for Contemporary Conflict, of the (U.S.) Naval Postgraduate School in June 2004. It is entitled “Syria’s Threat to America’s National Interest”. It is arguably even more pertinent now – and another reminder of how long Syria has been in U.S. sights.

He opens:

Syria’s threat to America’s national interest in the Middle East can only be understood in the context of U.S. plans to reconfigure the Middle East. Knowing now that the motive for invading Iraq was strategic, taking over Syria would give the United States further strategic depth in the region … tipping the balance of power (even more) in favor of the United States regional allies, Israel and Turkey.

 

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Biden - Approving Air Strikes (barely even a month in)
Deep State needs America permanently involved in a shooting war
 

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The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike in Syria against a structure belonging to what it said were Iran-backed militia, two officials told Reuters, an apparent response to rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq.

While the strike could be the first retaliatory moves by the United States following last week's attacks, the move appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.

..the Dems love unjustified wars where our citizens DIE
 

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Joe Biden Syria Airstrike Prompts Hypocrisy Accusations (msn.com)

Biden has not been President for 2 months and already at war with Syria.


Progressive Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, for example, quoted a 2017 tweet from Psaki posted after Trump ordered strikes on a Syrian airbase following a chemical weapons attack against rebel forces.

"Also what is the legal authority for strikes?" Psaki then wrote. "Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country." Omar quoted the tweet Thursday and wrote alongside it: "Great question."

In 2018, Trump ordered further strikes against Syrian chemical weapons infrastructure after another attack on civilian targets by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Then, Harris expressed concern at the legal basis for such action.

"I strongly support our men and women in uniform and believe we must hold Assad accountable for his unconscionable use of chemical weapons," Harris wrote on Twitter.

"But I am deeply concerned about the legal rationale of last night's strikes...The president needs to lay out a comprehensive strategy in Syria in consultation with Congress—and he needs to do it now."

But we all know how hypocritical the Left is, and we are all accustomed to how the press tunes it out is well.

It's just a return to normal really.
 

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Trump - Defeats ISIS
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Biden - Helped create ISIS

Trump - Drops a hellfire missile right into the lap of the most prolific Iranian murderer of American soldiers in Iraq.

Biden - Bombs some peon proxies in Syria

Trump - Making Peace Deals

Biden - Approving Air Strikes (barely even a month in)
Trump didn't defeat anything. Obama defeated ISIS.

George Bush created ISIS.

Biden struck the militia group that killed a contractor, and injured a US service member. And did it in a week.

Trump backed out of a peace deal that was working just fine, but Biden will fix it, along with the toatal disaster of the Trump crimes in the middle east, including his collusuion in the killing of an American journalist by the Saudis.

Biden talked personally with the King today. Stay tuned.
Trump dropped the MOAB and ISIS went into hiding.
Nonsense.. He bombed an empty airfield. They were back in business within a couple of days. Trump lives in an alternate universe.
 

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