The Pentagon made a long overdue move on Thursday night by finally carrying out self-defense strikes against Iranian facilities in Syria. It’s about time President Biden showed some backbone and responded to the recent attacks on U.S. forces in the Middle East. I mean, come on, how many times do our troops need to be targeted before we take action?
Biden Orders 'Lowest Possible Retaliation' Against Iranian Facilities in Syria for Attacks on U.S. Troopshttps://t.co/obhLbZv1Wn
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) October 27, 2023
The attacks against U.S. forces have been relentless, with drone and rocket attacks occurring at least 13 times in just one week. Dozens of Americans have been injured, and tragically, one contractor even died of a heart attack while trying to find shelter. It’s a disgrace that it took this long for us to strike back and protect our own.
It’s worth noting that the details of the damage caused by the U.S. strikes have not been made public yet. Hopefully, they took out some key targets and sent a strong message to the Iranian regime. We can’t let them continue to hide their hand and deny their role in these attacks. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin rightly stated that we will not let Iran get away with targeting our forces.
However, it’s important to ask why the Biden administration hasn’t applied this logic to other Iran-backed attacks. We can’t have a double standard when it comes to dealing with these barbarians. Whether it’s Hamas or any other Iran-backed group, we need to take necessary measures to protect our people and show them that there are consequences for their actions.
Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a stronger and more aggressive stance against Iran. We can’t afford to appease them or turn a blind eye to their mischief any longer. It’s time to play chess with Tehran, not Washington.