It only took him a month!
The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks.
“Up to a handful” of militants were killed in the strikes, a US official told CNN.
The strikes, which mark the US military’s first known action under President Joe Biden, swiftly drew criticism from a Democratic lawmaker. The site was not specifically tied to the rocket attacks but Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he was “confident” it was used by the same Iranian-backed Shia militias that had fired rockets at US and coalition forces.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the strikes took place “at President Biden’s direction” and were authorized not just to respond to the recent attacks against American and coalition forces but also to deal with “ongoing threats to those personnel.”
“Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuhada,” Kirby said. “The operation sends an unambiguous message; President Biden will act to protect American coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both Eastern Syria and Iraq.”
The site the US struck on Thursday is believed to be used as part of a weapons smuggling operation by the militias, according to a US official. The strikes were conducted to degrade the groups’ ability to carry out attacks and to send a message about the recent attacks, the official said.
Decision made from the ‘top down’
The decision to target the site in Syria was made from the “top down,” a defense official said. Austin told reporters that Biden had authorized the strike on Thursday morning, after he had recommended the President take action.
“We’re confident in the target we went after,” Austin said on a flight back to Washington from San Diego on Thursday. “We know what we hit. We allowed and encouraged the Iraqis to investigate and develop intelligence, and that was very helpful to us in refining the target.”
Kirby said Biden authorized the strikes after consulting with US allies, including coalition partners, and that they had taken place at about 6 p.m. ET.
Yeah, I’m sure Joe was really keyed in and had to make the hard decision.
I know you might be thinking: “oh well, Donald Trump also bombed Syria.”
However, I assure you, this is not the same thing.
Donald Trump didn’t really have any idea what was going on with the government before he got in office, and then he would do things just to try to keep the Jews off of his back.
Joe Biden on the other hand is not even a real president (aside from the fact he wasn’t really elected). He is just a senile old man, and he is surrounded by the most cunning of Jews, who are making all of his decisions for him.
Obviously, making the first strike in Syria doesn’t mean that this will be the first war – but it might be.
As I’ve explained, there is a list of countries that need to be somehow taken out. The biggest and most important obviously is China, but that would be a real war, and as I’ve said, I think they are more likely to just start lighting fires everywhere than to say, start a war in Taiwan right off the bat.
You’re going to see escalations everywhere. The most likely next move here is to move more troops into Syria, and just start slowly building that back up.
Then you’ll start to see moves against Iran, of course, and basically we’re going to go back to full 2005 style war everywhere. Some part of it might also relate to acclimating the American people to being at war again, but I don’t think that what the American people think really matters anymore. We already have a junta.
If you’ll let them lock you in your house for a year, you’ll get on a plane and go fight and die in some stupid war that no one can explain the point of.