Biden’s Iran Appeasement Fueling More Rocket Attacks in Iraq – One American Killed

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BREAKING – After what many considered President Biden’s limp-wristed response last week to repeated Iranian-backed militia attacks against U.S. assets in Iraq, more militia rockets struck a military base in western Iraq hosting U.S. and coalition troops on Wednesday. One American civilian contractor died as a result.

The rockets struck Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province at 7:20 a.m., Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto said earlier in a tweet.

 

The American contractor reportedly died from cardiac arrest while sheltering from the attack.

This attack follows soon after the U.S. struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border last week that killed all of one militiaman. Firing at empty buildings at a glorified ‘tea-stop’ for militants in Syria was a less than effective response to the Iranian regime’s clear tests of Biden’s resolve.

Earlier Team Biden had said they would not ‘lash out’ after another Iranian-backed militia rocket attack against the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. As I wrote,

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.

The pinprick attack in Syria last week was the only Biden response thus far and has been roundly criticized as inadequate.

Regarding today’s deadly attack against the U.S. base, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said: “We cannot attribute responsibility at this time.” But the Iraqi military released a statement later saying that security forces had found the launch pad used for the missiles, reported Military Times. An Iraqi military official said they had been found in the al-Baghdadi area of Anbar, it added.

This latest rocket attack is creating fears of further escalation by Iran, similar to the series of tit-for-tat attacks that escalated last year, culminating in the bold and unexpected U.S. drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed Iranian terror master, Qassim Soleimani outside Baghdad airport.

That strike shattered Iran’s strategic calculus in the region and scrambled their ability to pursue their aggressive expansionism. Other than one symbolic Iranian ballistic rocket attack as retaliation for Trump’s Soleimani strike, and despite repeated threats, Iran had refrained from attacking any other U.S. personnel or assets, for almost a year, until Biden’s election and inauguration.

By Biden engaging now in minor calibrated ‘proportionate’ responses, as Biden called his retaliation, Iran sees a return to the pre-Soleimani strike dynamics where its militia proxies operated with impunity, fearing only limited pinprick counter attacks by the United States.

This shadow appeasement will only undermine and eliminate any strategic gains made by Trump’s decisive move last year and encourage more Iranian-backed attacks, as well as greater Iranian intransigence overall when engaging Team Biden.

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago

What would Trump have done?

pondman
pondman
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

He’d take care of it with his Drone. No manpower put in harms way!

Phil
Phil
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Kicked their asses like he did ISIS.

G Barton
1 month ago

Joe is looking like he has lost his marbles and can’t find them!

trevor
trevor
1 month ago
Reply to  G Barton

He could not loose what he never had.

Anti left
Anti left
1 month ago
Reply to  G Barton

That is what happens when you always have your hand down your pants playing with your marbles

tom
tom
1 month ago
Reply to  G Barton

Democrat President sleepy Joe Biden is senile and needs to be impeached or removed via the 25th amendment!

Farm Boy
Farm Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  tom

Then you get the HO

jimdaddy
jimdaddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Farm Boy

Then you get pelousy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

russell
russell
1 month ago
Reply to  jimdaddy

we get the guillotine from France

john
john
1 month ago
Reply to  tom

Would it be any better under Comrade Harris? Or piglosie?

ralph eye
ralph eye
27 days ago
Reply to  tom

And replaced with WHAT, not WHO. !!!!

Joe Salazar
Joe Salazar
1 month ago
Reply to  G Barton

I THINK SLOW PERVERT JOE BLOW NEVER HAD ANY MARBLES TO LOSE

ralph eye
ralph eye
27 days ago
Reply to  G Barton

Did he ever have any marbles?????

Bibby
Bibby
1 month ago

Remember Benghazi, Joe is going to cause another Benghazi an their will be a cover up when Americans are killed.

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Payback, rocket for rocket. Our satellite data should tell us who did this. Let biden* stay in his basement, the theater commander can take care of this.

john
john
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Rocket for rocket? You are so kind. Ten for one for openers!

Joe M
Joe M
1 month ago

When will we remove this FRAUD and put someone back in the position of LEADERSHIP?????????

Mike W
Mike W
1 month ago

I have been watching the politicians in DC for quite while now. One thing I have noticed over the past 30 years is that every time one of them – doesn’t matter which side of the aisle they are on. When they have faced major ridicule – something else always comes up to divert out attention away. Planned?
I don’t know but it sure is convenient.
Biden has been getting slammed for failing on his campaign promises. He has had a hard time defending his acceptance of China eradicating Muslims – Oighirs. Yesterday the Chinese courts ruled that homosexuality is a mental disorder. Joe??? Joe???

john
john
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike W

I have heard it said that a billion Chinese can’t be wrong. Their courts and I agree with Michael Savage on that one.

Michael Valgos
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike W

You are right on target The moron thinks i will do something fantastic I will do something that will make everything go away So our service members are pounded daily I am a disabled Marine and I can tell you I would be very upset by now The troops suffer for Bidens idiocy That bunch of Keystone Cops are lost They are in a large world with small brains

Captain Cross
1 month ago

Iran knows they have the Libs right where they want them. They seek instability in the mideast as well as Nuclear weapons to annihilate Israel and the idiot Left is willing to assist them.

patriot
1 month ago

And those rockets were paid for by Obama’s plane load of cash.

john
john
1 month ago
Reply to  patriot

Thank you comrade obama. (sarcasm)

wvcitizen
1 month ago

Joe is quickly screwing up everything his handlers tell him to touch. He’s trying for worst president since Carter and Obama.

john
john
1 month ago
Reply to  wvcitizen

I have found it shockingly insane that obama was rated as the greatest or 2nd greatest president we have ever had. shows us how insane this country is or maybe just corrupt polls?

Desert Fox
1 month ago

I said it when they stole the election with their fraud. The demoncrats will have American killed In the middle east. There will be continued war with the Palestinians. Abd they will turn their back on Israel. We will be ruled by china. We will lose our fredoms–guns, speech, and our sanity under this illegitimate regime.

Howard
1 month ago

I will say this if that person that was named Hunter Biden he dam well would do something . but he does not care at all about the normal hard working other people . some mom and dad has lost there son . does Joe care NO NO probably only sore knees Kamala knows . she leads Joe around he does not know his way . She does when Kamala is not guiding the poor old dementia man he will start another conflict or war . and he will be hiding in the bunker or flying out in Americas air force one

Nrr
Nrr
1 month ago

but, but, but 80,000,000 + Americans voted for Biden and Kamala! Where are they??? They seemed to have vanished into thin air or did they ever exist? You be the judge!Hmmmmmm!

StLouisSteve
StLouisSteve
1 month ago

If Trump was still President, sanctions would have been stiffened and Iraq wouldn’t think of messing with the United States of America.

With the Biggest Idiot Democrats Ever Nominated (Biden) in charge, we are now a mix of the Apologetic States of America and the United States of North Venezuela.

Biden has been on the wrong side of every foreign policy decision for fifty years – even dementia can’t help us ….

Lfty64
Lfty64
1 month ago

So what does that say to Iran, that’s ok we are a peace loving people so we will turn the other cheek, also let us know how we offended you and we will make reparations. We have planes loaded and ready to go with money just let us know how much.
Your Friend
Joe

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Teddy Roosevelt: ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick!’ Donald Trump: ‘No more truck from these terror-mongers!’
Joe Biden: ‘Craven appeasement as usual’…..BOOM!

dennis taylor
dennis taylor
1 month ago

The American people voted this idiot into office so now they have at least 4 more yrs to live with this moron.

John
John
1 month ago

Biden and dems do not care about safety of anyone, here or over seas. They want to be seen as good guys. This will allow them to make deals that line their pockets. Watch for future deals. Follow the money.

russell
russell
1 month ago

we need to remove the puppet and phony and put President Trump back in

Glen
Glen
1 month ago
Reply to  russell

The thief in the Oval Office. He IS an oval Orifice.

Omega 2
Omega 2
1 month ago

USA’S HEAD ” JACK ASS ” HERE! BE SURE AND TAKE THE ATOMIC CODES AWAY FROM HIM!

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

The entire Democrat party is incompetent and a real threat to our country.

John
John
1 month ago

Joe should send them a letter of apology and some cash to pay for those rockets they used on us. John Kerry would be happy to hand deliver them for him, and maybe even sniff those beards for Joe.

Alfred BREEN
Alfred BREEN
1 month ago

Someone with artistic talent needs to post a Chamberlainesque caricature of Joe Biden to let everyone know where he is at.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
1 month ago

Our so called Friends have always known that once the Biden Socialisast Regime took control things would go to hell and our Enemies were just waiting for the right moment to strike. They all know that there is an Empty Chair in the Oval Office and that is because most of the time Biden can’t find his way to the Oval Office unless DOCTOR Jill Biden is there to answer questions for him. We have gone from a vibrant Nation on the World Stage to drawing our last breath in the ICU

Michael Valgos
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

We will win Tony I don’t know how yet I know what I would do but God is on our side and we will remain and put our bricks back in the buildings and move forward

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Michael Valgos
19 days ago

Biden is a moron I must say all of the people that are the so called administration is nothing but morons No one is even qualified to do anything All they do is nothing and get paid to screw the taxpayers This whole group of idiots need to be put in a school to learn something about leadership I don’t care how many generals working for them They are still lacking with no idea how to right the wrongs that they have done so far


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