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American Backbenchers Call for Direct Hit on Iran

by Oui Sun Jan 28th, 2024 at 08:49:58 PM EST

In an election year one must react with vengeance ... ally Israel is our model.

If source from Türkiye is correct, the attack took place in the hotspot Deir Ezzor province in Syria where multiple revenge bombings have taken place from Israeli and U.S. aircraft and ballistic missiles over many years. Heating up in last six months.

See recent diary ...

Jihadists: Turkmen Fighting PKK and In Karabakh


Al-Tanf military base in Syria

Iran Avenges Terror Attack Hitting Targets in SW Syria | 1 Oct. 2018 |

The United States of America protecting an enclave of the Islamic State in the Euphrates Velley to fight another battle against the Syrian Army, Russians and the Iranians or their proxies.

Yesterday Iran retaliated with a barrage of six ballistic missiles fired from western Iran ... [province West-Azerbaijan]

Three US service members killed in Jordan drone attack, Biden says | PBS |

The US military says three killed, at least 25 others injured in the attack on US forces in northeastern Jordan.

Three US service members have been killed and at least 25 others wounded in a drone attack in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border, the United States military has said.

"While we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know it was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq," US President Joe Biden said in a statement on Sunday.

He said the US "will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner [of] our choosing."

Jordanian state television quoted Muhannad Mubaidin, a spokesperson for Jordan's government, as saying the attack happened outside of the kingdom across the border in Syria.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iran-backed armed groups, claimed attacks on three bases, including one on the Jordan-Syria border.

The deaths are the first fatalities of US troops in the Middle East since Israel's war on Gaza began on October 7.

Congressman Mike Waltz has blamed what he called "Biden's appeasement strategy towards Iran" for the attack that killed three service member at a base in Jordan near the Syrian border. "Tragic and preventable," he wrote in a social media post.

His fellow Republican Congress member Nick Langworthy called on Biden to "immediately hold Iran accountable for their terrorist proxies and reverse any standing sanctions waivers".

"This is the cost of weak leadership on the world stage," Langworthy wrote.

David Des Roches, former Pentagon director of Arabian peninsula affairs, has told Al Jazeera that the US reaction "will be a significant one".

"I don't think it will be directed solely against proxies; I think there will be something higher up the hierarchy of Iranian interests destroyed," he said.

US missile killed Senior Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba commander Abu Taqwa al-Saeedi

US takes out Iran-backed militia chief who led attacks on forces | NY Post - 4 Jan. 2024 |

More info about Syrian quagmire, signed by Obama-Biden-HRC-Kerry ...

Is Jordan inflating smugglers' threat on border with Syria? | Arab Weekly - 19 Dec. 2023 |

The Jordanian government considered what was happening to be part of a war waged by militias backed by some regional powers.

US Operation Desparity

The US-UK airstrikes on Yemeni territory … decades of ill fated meddling in a country split in three and further divided in tribes and shifting alliances like drifting sands of the Sahara desert … damn will the frustrated little men in Washington D.C. never learn the hard lessons of war? Perhaps the empire aspirations ends with a full fledged domestic Civil War where blood flows. The forces of darkness reign this world.

See also a more extensive recent diary …

The Long March to Tehran

Nearly 10 years ago with Joe Biden at the levers of power as VP, too much reminding me of Dick Cheney before … a common assistant and advisor Vicky Nuland. WTF

The Hanging Gardens of the White House – Year 2014

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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 29th, 2024 at 11:44:35 PM EST

Seeing is believing ... simply looking for change on the ground ... get food, water, medicines and diesel to the Gazans without hesitation. Tons and tons needed ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 29th, 2024 at 11:45:21 PM EST
Four arrested on sixth day of protests blocking humanitarian aid at Kerem Shalom crossing

The arrests come a day after the IDF expanded the closed military zone around the border crossing following daily demonstrations against allowing humanitarian aid into the Hamas-rule enclave until the remaining 136 hostages are released.

The latest protests followed previous attempts to block the passage of aid to Gaza from Israel, including on Jan. 9 and Dec. 21. Organizers of the Dec. 21 effort said it was mounted to stop "Hamas trucks" and "Nazi trucks" from entering the coastal enclave.



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 30th, 2024 at 12:21:45 AM EST
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Iran vows revenge over killing of IRGC leader

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 1st, 2024 at 11:39:34 PM EST
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Press Conference | Feb. 1, 2024 |

It's been a difficult few days for the Department of Defense. And the entire Department is united in our outrage and sorrow over the death of three U.S. service members on Sunday in Jordan.

We all mourn the loss of three Army Reserve soldiers serving at Tower 22: Sergeant William J. Rivers, age 46; Sergeant Kennedy L. Saunders, age 24; and Sergeant Breonna A. Moffett, age 23.

Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and their loved ones. And we know that this grief will never leave them. We hope that they know that the Department's love and support will never leave them either.

We're also praying for the other American troops who were wounded.

Now, our teammates were killed when a one-way attack drone struck their living quarters. And we continue to gather the facts about this deadly attack.

Our fallen soldiers had a vital mission: to support Operation Inherent Resolve and to work with our partners to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS. They risked their lives -- and lost their lives -- to keep their fellow Americans safe from global terrorism.

The President will not tolerate attacks on American troops, and neither will I.

Our teammates were killed by radical militias backed by Iran and operating inside Syria and Iraq. In the aftermath of the vile Hamas terrorist assault on Israel on October 7th, terrorist groups backed by Iran and funded by Iran have tried to create even more turmoil, including the Houthis attacking commercial shipping in the Red Sea.

So this is a dangerous moment in the Middle East. We will continue to work to avoid a wider conflict in the region, but we will take all necessary actions to defend the United States, our interests, and our people. And we will respond when we choose, where we choose, and how we choose.

US Military Interventions: Human Cost of Wars

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 1st, 2024 at 11:40:18 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 1st, 2024 at 11:41:08 PM EST
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Qatar's foreign ministry spokesman has said that a meeting that took place in Paris "succeeded in consolidating the proposals" for a ceasefire | Arab News |

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Feb 2nd, 2024 at 12:05:58 AM EST
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