Friday, February 26, 2021

President Biden Ordered Airstrikes On Buildings In Syria That The Pentagon Said Were Used By Iranian-Backed Militias (Updated)

Authorities said the airstrike targeted structures belonging to two Iranian-backed militias in Al Bukamal (depicted) 

The president approved the bombings even as he pursues a diplomatic initiative with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear agreement. 

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered airstrikes on buildings in Syria that the Pentagon said were used by Iranian-backed militias, in retaliation for rocket attacks on U.S. targets in neighboring Iraq. 

The strikes killed at least 22 people, London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday, citing unconfirmed local reports. 

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby portrayed the bombing in eastern Syria as carefully calibrated, calling it “proportionate” and “defensive.” 

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Update: I have the same thoughts .... Pompeo reacts to Syria airstrikes: 'I hope it wasn't just bombs in the desert' (FOX News). Casualties are being reported from one killed to 22. 

Update #2: Here is a good summary on the attack itself .... Biden Strikes Back: What We Know About The Bombing Raid On Iran's Militias (Warzone/The Drive). 

 More News On Yesterday's U.S. Airstrikes In Syria 


Anonymous said...

that is the way things are done. You want to negotiate, ok. You do not stop hitting back when your guy(s) get killed. In Sum: you are too busy trying to belittle Biden to to see that he is a strong leader who does not suffer Americans to get killed without retaliating

Anonymous said...

do the Iranians know the names of the 22 purportedly killed? A number of those Iranian paid people in Iraq are Shia Afghanis, who left Afghanistan for Iran. The Iranians kindly told them, if they wanted to remain in Iran they would have to fight in Syria so the rest of their family could remain. The Iranians recruiters and pay masters forgot their names ages ago.

There is a difference between killing janitors versus the CEO of a corporation. Qasem Soleimani was the 'CEO' or the IRGC. His killing was a big deal. Killing those 22 janitors is not. The Iranians have already brought in replacements.