It was announced on Sunday that Biden’s Pentagon unleashed a series of airstrickes along the Syria-Iran border against what they call “Iran-backed militias.”
In a press statement, the Pentagon said:
The defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region were initiated to pursue the United States right to defend itself.”
According to military officials, the targets were selected based on intelligence reports that Iran-backed terrorist militias were utilizing the facilities as a “headquarters” to plan attacks and store artillery.
Two locations were the target of U.S. airstrikes: one weapons storage facility in Syria and another location in Iraq – both of which were close by on the two countries’ borders.
The U.S. military has released footage of precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. President Biden ordered the airstrikes in response to drone attacks, the Pentagon said. https://t.co/cNEWUlicZ9 pic.twitter.com/cRLCmxsMc5
— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2021
The targeted facilities were apparently used by militia groups Kata’ib Hezbollah, or KH, and Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuhada, also known as KSS.
“The President ordered further military action to disrupt militia attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq. The United States took necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation – but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message.”
In essence, in sending a “deterrent message” Biden is jeopardizing the withdraw strategy of troops from Afghanistan initiated by then-President Trump. Additionally, he is threatening the strength of the Abraham Accord peace treaties that normalized relations between Israel and multiple Arab nations.
Biden refused to answer any questions about his orders to drone strike Syria and Iraq. He waved off reporters, as per usual, since his staff had yet to prepare any pre-written responses.
This isn’t the first time Biden has toyed with Middle East stability. In February, he ordered similar drone strikes that destroyed facilities apparently used by the same Iranian-backed militia group. He said then he hoped to “send a clear message.”
I guess the message wasn’t taken seriously, Joe!
A second strike was ordered, against the same target, with the same intention to “send a clear and deterrent message to the Iran-backed militias.” “You can’t act with impunity,” Biden warned Iran on Feb. 26 after the initial strikes. “Be careful.”
The US-Iranian relations have been straining for some time now, and have ramped up since Biden took office. The Iranian president-elect Ebrahim Raisi recently told a group of reporters that nothing would stop his regime from producing nuclear missiles, save Biden lifting all economic sanctions against the leaders. The Biden administration hoped to quell any escalation between the incoming Iranian administration as they hope to return to the Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal.
“All sanctions must be lifted, and their removal must be verified. America must abide by its commitments under the nuclear agreement,” Raisi said last Monday. “The Iranian missile program is not subject for negotiations.”
Barak Obama signed the Iran Nuclear Deal in 2015, sending plane-fulls of American dollars to the terrorist regime in exchange for their slowing down and eventually ceasing all nuclear proliferation. However, then-President Trump quickly ended the deal, realizing it’s disastrous consequences for American strength in Middle East.
Author: Nolan Sheridan