Opinion – Following the third rocket attack against U.S. assets, bases and personnel in Iraq by Iranian-backed militias in a week, on Monday, the Biden administration says it will hold Iran ‘responsible’ but won’t ‘lash out’ in response. That appears to be ‘Biden-speak’ for again not doing anything at all about Iranian-backed attacks against the United States.
Nothing, it seems, will get in the way of Team Biden’s obsessive appeasing of the Iranian terror regime to bring it back to the failed 2015 Obama-Biden nuclear deal, or JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
Just days before this attack I wrote about the Biden non-response to the first rocket attack against a U.S. military base on February 15, at Erbil International Airport in the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Then I noted that:
Most experts believe the attack was launched by an Iran-backed militia as a test for Biden. The rockets wounded an American soldier, killed one non-U.S. contractor, and wounded five others. The Mullahs and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran, and as importantly, America’s regional Arab allies, and Israel are awaiting Biden’s response.
I also noted that:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that the U.S. reserves “the right to respond at a time and manner of our choosing but we’ll wait for the attribution to be concluded first.” To many that sounds like an excuse for inaction. And that could mean a quick escalation by Iran.
It appears I was right.
While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for this most recent attack, analysts believe it was also launched by Shia militias likely reporting to Iran. Biden’s latest non-response is telling, and is a clear indication to Iran, and America’s allies in the region, that the U.S. will not truly hold Iran accountable for the attacks against U.S. bases – or even its embassy — by its terrorist proxies in Iraq.
Thanks to Biden’s embarrassing inaction, expect further Iranian-sponsored attacks, and even escalation of violence in weeks ahead.