The Biden administration cannot seem to catch a break, as it is investigating whether Iran was behind a drone attack that killed a US contractor in Syria. Iran, the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, has been responsible for countless American deaths since the Iraq War in 2003. It’s not surprising that they would once again aim to kill Americans, this time with a suicide drone.
Was Iran Responsible for the Drone Attack That Killed a US Contractor? https://t.co/83if9n75h0
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 24, 2023
Five US servicemen and another contractor were also injured in the attack. Thankfully, the U.S. responded with air strikes on Iranian-linked targets in the area. While this is a step in the right direction, there may be other retaliatory operations that we’re not privy to for obvious reasons.
The Pentagon says a U.S. contractor was killed and 5 U.S. service members and 1 other U.S. contractor were wounded when a suspected Iranian drone struck a facility on a coalition base in Syria. https://t.co/ZwenyDFp7m
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 24, 2023
One US contractor killed. 5 US troops and 1 contractor injured by Iranian drone strike on U.S. base in Syria. Biden orders U.S. Airstrikes in Syria in Response to Deadly UAV Attack: CENTCOM
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) March 24, 2023
— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) March 24, 2023
A suspected Iranian-affiliated drone strike in northeast Syria has killed a US contractor and wounded 5 US service members, the Pentagon said. https://t.co/BLBah8EGWU
— CNN (@CNN) March 24, 2023
NEW: U.S. military launches air strikes in Syria after drone kills American contractor https://t.co/TIGJDuID3r
— Axios (@axios) March 24, 2023
INBOX: Iranian drone kills one U.S. contractor and wounds five U.S. service members in Syria. Biden authorizes air strikes in response… pic.twitter.com/xocQJJVg6Y
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) March 24, 2023
NEW: U.S. military conducts retaliatory airstrikes in eastern Syria against Iranian-backed groups after drone strike targeting U.S. base in eastern Syria kills contractor and injures six others, including five American service members, Pentagon says. https://t.co/EB36GuS35a
— ABC News (@ABC) March 24, 2023
This attack highlights the Biden administration’s weakest spot: foreign policy. Joe Biden has been wrong on every major American initiative abroad for the past four decades. He’s weak, aloof, and not exactly fearsome. The world knows it, which is why attacks like this occur. It doesn’t help that the staff handling these matters is serially incompetent either.
This attack is just one more thing for the Biden administration to deal with amidst its focus on funding the Ukraine war. With all this attention on Ukraine, attacks like this one in the Middle East could fall by the wayside. The fact that Tehran is building a nuclear weapon in the background only adds to the danger.
Thankfully, the U.S. responded with air strikes, but it’s clear that Biden is not a president who occupies the office well. He lacks the confidence and leadership skills necessary to protect American interests abroad. It’s a worrying time for America, as Iran continues to sponsor terrorism and undermine our nation’s security.