The Biden White House is coming under fire for allegedly providing half-baked and politically motivated security briefings to members of Congress. Fox News’ Jacqui Henrich took to Twitter to express her disbelief over intelligence officials’ conclusion that there is no direct link between Iran and Hamas’ attack on Israel. Henrich noted that she had reports contradicting this conclusion and that the US is currently reviewing its gathered intelligence to understand how the attack was missed.
Biden's Security Team Briefed US Senators on Hamas' Israel Attack and Drew an Unbelievable Conclusion
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However, an article from The Wall Street Journal claims that Iranian security officials helped plan the attack and gave the green light for the assault at a meeting in Beirut. Senior members of Hamas and Hezbollah, both Iran-backed militant groups, revealed that officers of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had been working with Hamas since August to devise the incursions. They also mentioned that IRGC officers and representatives of four Iran-backed militant groups refined the operation details during meetings in Beirut.
Despite this information, US officials say they haven’t seen evidence of Tehran’s involvement. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in an interview with CNN, stated that while there is a long-standing relationship between Iran and Hamas, there is no evidence linking Iran to this specific attack. However, this raises questions considering the $6 billion that the US gave to Iran. If there’s no direct link, then why did we provide them with such a substantial sum of money? It seems like the Biden administration might be trying to avoid taking responsibility for funding terrorism.
It is worth noting that Blinken defended the use of the funds, stating that they were Iranian resources, not American taxpayer dollars. He claimed that the funds were acquired from the sale of Iran’s oil and were supposed to be used for humanitarian purposes. However, with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism sharing the same goal as Hamas and Hezbollah, it seems unlikely that Iran wouldn’t use money and training to aid in planning such a sophisticated attack.
In the end, the Biden administration’s claim that there is no direct Iranian link to Hamas’ attack on Israel seems dubious at best. The evidence presented in The Wall Street Journal’s article and the administration’s own admission of providing billions of dollars to Iran raise valid concerns about their true intentions. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Biden team may either be completely incompetent or intentionally misleading the American people.