At 4:00 PM EST today, U.S. forces initiated air strikes on Iranian backed militant targets in Syria and Iraq. This retaliation was in response to several assaults on American interests in the region, most recently a drone attack that killed three Americans at the Jordanian/Syrian border. The group allegedly responsible for the attacks is Kataib Hezbollah (Kataib = Battalion, Hezbollah = party of God), a radical Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group backed by Iran.
CENTCOM Statement on U.S. Strikes in Iraq and Syria— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) February 2, 2024
At 4:00 p.m. (EST) Feb. 02, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and affiliated militia groups. U.S. military forces… pic.twitter.com/HeLMFDx9zY
President Biden and others in his administration, such as the formerly AWOL Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, have for days been threatening a “strategic” and “measured” response to the attacks on Americans. Many argue that these advertisements have been so obviously telegraphed for political reasons that the American retaliatory efforts would be significantly diminished due to the enemy’s prior knowledge.
Meaningless “shit-talk” for soundbites on globalist-backed, deep state media.
RINOs and other Biden administration doomsday enthusiasts are now predictably clamoring for these same media spots to congratulate and incite even more American military action. What better time to advocate for another forever war than an election year in which the opposition party’s obvious candidate, former President Donald Trump, is the target of unprecedented and tyrannical lawfare from the American left? And don’t forget that the American homeland is currently under invasion to the tune of millions of criminal invaders per year.
It’s a distraction.
Take Syria for example. We have about 900 troops in the country, the vast majority being non-combat arms soldiers like truck drivers, mechanics, communication specialists, and other support troops. Ostensibly, their presence is to dissuade bad actors in the region from acting against American interests. But it begs the question: Is their presence a recursive means for retaliation against Iran? Could their mere existence elicit an Iranian counter action for which we must retaliate? Well, yes. That’s exactly the point.
The American government is using small, inconsequential numbers of Americans as bait to nudge an attack by our adversaries. It’s precisely how neocon nincompoops like Senators Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn can then parade around Fox News crying for a new war with no end strategy in place. In other words, a blank check for indefinite military intervention.
Hit Iran now. Hit them hard.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 28, 2024
American support for the war in Ukraine has been seriously deteriorating for some time now, so the bomb junkies in Washington and their military industrial complex masters would do well to have another pet project in the Middle East, especially one that threatens to destabilize the entire region by picking a full-scale war with Iran.