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