BREAKING: U.S. Forces Attacked in Iraq as Biden Was Preparing to Speak From the Oval Office
Joe Biden spoke on Thursday night about wanting to give billions in aid to Israel, Ukraine, and the Palestinians in Gaza. As we noted, that was a mess. And while he was calling out a lot of people, he didn’t manage to call out in the speech his own Democrats like Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) when he was talking about people being hateful.
But what the speech revealed was how much his foreign policy has gone out of control and endangered the U.S. and the world. There likely wouldn’t have been a war in either place, at least not in the same way, but for bad moves and weakness.
Baghdad, Oct 20 (JP) – Rockets have hit a military base hosting U.S. forces near Baghdad’s international airport, Iraqi police said on Thursday.
— Idrees Ali (@idreesali114) October 20, 2023
Drones and rockets targeted on Thursday evening the Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S. and other international forces in western Iraq, and multiple blasts were heard inside the base, two security sources said.
The Iraqi military said it closed the area around the base and started a search operation. It was not clear yet whether the attacks caused casualties or damages, said the sources.
Rockets have hit another military base hosting U.S. forces near Baghdad’s international airport, Iraqi police said on Thursday, without providing further details.
On Wednesday, there were two drone attacks, one of which caused minor injuries to some troops.
Iraqi forces aligned with Iran have threatened the U.S. if Israel ramps up action in Gaza.
It appears they missed Biden’s “don’t, don’t, don’t” warning about not taking advantage of the situation with the Israeli-Hamas war.