Biden Airstrikes in Iran, Syria Underscore Foreign & Domestic Policy Failures

Americans and the Good People of the World don’t want war. Whoever has seen the 1997 movie, “Wag The Dog” can  recognize the strategy of creating crisis to distract from election fraud, the covid scandal and government corruption. -JD

Voice Opposition To Biden’s Attacks

February 26, 2021 | By LARA SELIGMAN | Politico | Source

“Biden ordered airstrike after determining Iran supported rocket attacks

President Joe Biden’s decision to order a U.S. airstrike on a border crossing used by Iran-backed militia groups in eastern Syria on Thursday came after U.S. officials determined Tehran facilitated a series of recent attacks endangering Americans in Iraq, according to defense officials.

Planning for a potential military response began soon after Feb. 15, when a dozen rockets targeted coalition forces outside Irbil International Airport, killing one non-U.S. contractor and wounding nine more people, including five Americans, according to one of the officials.”

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February 27, 2021 | by and  | | source

Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised

“The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing “Iranian-backed militias” who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this is about getting more leverage vis-à-vis Iran, why hasn’t the Biden administration just done what it said it would do: rejoin the Iran nuclear deal and de-escalate the Middle East conflicts?

According to the Pentagon, the US strike was in response to the February 15 rocket attack in northern Iraq that killed a contractor working with the US military and injured a US service member. Accounts of the number killed in the US attack vary from one to 22.

The Pentagon made the incredible claim that this action “aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both Eastern Syria and Iraq.” This was countered by the Syrian government, which condemned the illegal attack on its territory and said the strikes “will lead to consequences that will escalate the situation in the region.” The strike was also condemned by the governments of China and Russia. A member of Russia’s Federation Council warned that such escalations in the area could lead to “a massive conflict.”

Ironically, Jen Psaki, now Biden’s White House spokesperson, questioned the lawfulness of attacking Syria in 2017, when it was the Trump administration doing the bombing. Back then she asked: “What is the legal authority for strikes? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country.”

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