Iran abducting and humiliating our personnel at gunpoint and on camera did nothing to stop Obama. There’s no reason to think it will bother Biden.
Three U.S. service members were injured in rocket attacks in Syria carried out Wednesday by suspected Iran-backed militants, according to U.S. Central Command, the latest in a slew of attacks on American personnel that U.S. officials said were directed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Rockets landed at two separate sites in northeastern Syria starting at roughly 7:30 p.m. local time, the command said late Wednesday in a press release. Several rockets struck inside the perimeter of Mission Support Site Conoco, followed by additional rockets that landed in the vicinity of Mission Support Site Green Village.
One U.S. service member in Conoco was treated for a minor injury and returned to duty, while two others are under evaluation for minor injuries.
This has been going on for a while.
The more Biden makes concessions to Iran, the harder it pushes, both at the negotiating table and militarily because to Islamic terrorists there’s no distinction between the two.
As Foggy Bottom cheers for a new Iran deal, Iran tries to kill Americans even harder.
The U.S. and Iran are closing in on an agreement to restore the 2015 nuclear deal after almost 17 months of negotiations.
The United States relayed to the EU on Wednesday its much-awaited response to Iran’s comments on the draft proposal to restore the nuclear deal, a U.S. official familiar with the matter told POLITICO.
The U.S. response is expected to focus on final sticking points related to Iranian demands for economic guarantees and sanctions relief. U.S. officials were tight-lipped about the substance of the response. When asked for details, the official familiar with the matter said the response contained “a bunch of words and sentences and paragraphs.”
We have sentences, Iran has death sentences. And, much as in Afghanistan, we keep putting troops in harm’s way in terror states and then don’t allow them to defend themselves.
U.S. forces responded to the strikes using attack helicopters, according to the release. The response destroyed three vehicles and equipment used to launch some of the rockets, and initial assessments indicate that two or three suspected militants were killed.
The latest attacks come after U.S. forces conducted precision airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, overnight, targeting infrastructure facilities used by groups affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The strikes were in retaliation for Iran-backed groups’ recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Syria, including one on Aug. 15, and intended to send a message to Tehran that the United States will defend itself, officials said.
The message was quickly undermined.
“We’re not going to tolerate attacks by Iran-backed forces on our forces anywhere in the world to include in Syria, and we won’t hesitate to protect ourselves and take additional measures as appropriate,” said Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy.
The U.S. military had scoped out 11 bunker targets at the site, Kahl said, but ended up targeting only nine of them because shortly before the strike, there was new evidence there might be individuals near the bunker. The forces held off striking those targets “out of an abundance” of caution in order to avoid casualties, he said.
Iran has no abundance of caution when it comes to trying to kill us, we do. And no matter what Tehran does, Biden won’t stop negotiating with the terrorists.