The Trump years of peacetime and prosperity are coming to an end. The Biden years of economic malaise, never-ending lockdowns, and brewing wars overseas are upon us.
The United States is now risking war against Syria and Iran by initiating an airstrike against Iranian-backed militants in Syria.
Reuters reported on the airstrike:
The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike in Syria against a structure belonging to what it said were Iran-backed militia, two officials told Reuters.
The strike comes after a series of recent rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the strike was approved by President Joe Biden.
UPDATE 2: Agence-France Presse is now reporting that the Syrian airstrikes allegedly killed 17 pro-Iranian fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
UPDATE 1: This appears to have been a precision airstrike in eastern Syria.
Just in: DoD conducts "defensive precision strike" in eastern Syria. pic.twitter.com/oGxhnEPlCQ
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ABC News corroborates the report:
The airstrike targeted structures in the eastern Syrian town of Al Bukamal that belong to Kataib Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias that have launched rocket attacks in the past against American facilities in Iraq, said the U.S. official.
The Syrian airstrikes come after the Biden administration was confronting an Iranian regime that was promising to rapidly escalate its nuclear program.
As Newsweek noted in November 2020, Donald Trump was the first president since Jimmy Carter not to enter U.S. troops into military conflict.
President Biden has broken the peace record that begun with Trump’s presidency and now threatens to get the U.S. into another foreign war.
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