US base in Iraq attacked minutes before Biden speech to the nation

There can be no greater display of the weakness portrayed by President Joe Biden than America’s enemies launching an attack on a U.S. military base minutes before the feeble, 80-year-old commander-in-chief addressed the nation.

Just before Biden delivered a national address Thursday evening that seemed to be as much about justifying the continued funding of the war in Ukraine as it was about supporting Israel, several rockets were launched toward a U.S. military base in Iraq, located just outside the Baghdad airport, according to the Daily Mail.

The British newspaper reported that an anti-rocket system was activated to intercept the attack, and it’s unclear whether there were any casualties or damages.

Reuters journalist Ahmed Rasheed shared what he said was footage of the attack online:

The attack on U.S. forces in the Middle East is one of several over the past few days.

On Wednesday, there were three drone attacks targeting two different U.S. military bases, according to Fox News. Citing U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), the network reported that two drones targeted the Ain al-Asad air base in Western Iraq, where American troops are located. There were reportedly “minor injuries among the coalition forces.” A third attack targeted a base in northern Iraq, with no injuries reported.

“In the last 24 hours, the U.S. military defended against three drones near U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq,” USCENTCOM said, according to Fox News. “In western Iraq, U.S. forces engaged two drones, destroying one and damaging the second, resulting in minor injuries to Coalition forces. Separately in northern Iraq, U.S. forces engaged and destroyed a drone, resulting in no injuries or damage. We are continuing to assess the impacts to operations.”

The Associated Press also reported that there was “an attack on a military base in southern Syria where U.S. troops have maintained a presence to train forces as part of a broad campaign against the Islamic State group.” U.S. officials told the news agency that one drone was shot down in the Thursday attack, but another caused minor injuries.

Iran has been doing plenty of saber-rattling since Israel launched a campaign to defend itself from the worst attack on Jews since the days of Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust — Israeli forces are determined to eliminate the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas which carried out the savage attack on civilians that resulted in over 1,400 dead.

And while it’s not clear that Iran is behind the attacks on the U.S. forces, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror supports Hamas and is linked to the groups behind these attacks, according to the Daily Mail.

Yet, President Biden had little to say about Iran in his speech — in declaring that “American leadership is what holds the world together,” the president announced he was “going to send to Congress an urgent budget request to fund America’s national security needs, to support our critical partners, including Israel and Ukraine. ”

“Iran is supporting Russia in Ukraine, and it’s supporting Hamas and other terrorist groups in the region. And we’ll continue to hold them accountable, I might add,” said the president, whose administration has been playing footsie with the mullahs over a coveted nuclear deal.

Tom Tillison


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