Trump Tells Iran, Touch Our Embassy, We’re Coming For You
Yesterday we saw that our embassy in Iraq was overrun, some of this was due to the leadership in Iraq, but more it was done at the urging of Iran with their proxies Hezbollah.
Thankfully no lives were lost but had the people breached into the embassy itself, there would have been a massive loss of life if they had broken into the embassy itself. This all happened while the Iraq government was slow to act, one has to wonder, with friends like them, who needs enemies.
“This will not be a Benghazi. Benghazi never should have happened.” President Trump
America still has nightmares about Benghazi, the loss of life due to the refusal to send lethal aid to the compound to defend the people within, this was all under Sec. of State Clinton, resulting in loss of life, including the ambassador at the time.
To add insult to injury, the Obama administration, rather than admit it was at fault, tried to spin this to blame a video, then sent its personnel to lie to the American people, another great example of the ineptitude of the last administration.
What we are seeing now is Iran is responding in the way they usually do, this is in reaction for the US striking back at their proxies for firing on our men. This is more of the continuation of Trump’s Iran maximum pressure campaign, it seems to me that it is working as Iran slips further into domestic chaos.
Trump has said he will have none of this, just announced that a rapid response force of a couple of thousand men was sent to Kuwait, they would be on standby if needed, a group that could respond to an attack if needed. In addition, he sent 750 soldiers to beef up the security of the compound, this administration is determined that another Benghazi will not happen under their watch.
The violence was a response to U.S. airstrikes on Sunday, targeting a militia group in Iraq that’s backed by Iran. The U.S. strikes killed at least 25 militia fighters and were an act of retaliation for the killing of a U.S. citizen, an American contractor, working at an Iraqi military base, who died in a rocket attack last week.
The U.S. airstrikes have fueled anti-American fervor, which is never far from the surface and the protests show the political power wielded by militia groups backed by Iran. With Iran and the U.S. vying for influence in Iraq, and tensions high, the fear is a full-blown proxy war fought in a country already steeped in blood.
President Trump tweeted that Iran will be held responsible for the violent protests and will pay a “big price.” But nearly 17 years after invading Iraq, the U.S. Embassy come under attack under the noses of Iraqi security forces and the U.S. is competing with Iran to influence the country’s government.