Over the past two weeks, Iranian-trained, -funded, and -led Iraqi militias have engaged in several rocket attacks on US facilities in Iraq. One American has been killed, and 6 have been wounded. If you haven’t heard about it, there is a reason. No one in the media is paying any attention to the events.
After the fatal attack on the US facility at Erbil airbase, this is the kind of lame-ass statement the Biden coffee klatch came up with:
The response to the last couple has been even weaker.
The latest strike, which a defense official initially said involved three rockets before the military clarified that it was two, could increase pressure on President Joe Biden’s administration to warn Iran against dangerous activity in the region. Although the Shia militia group that claimed credit for the first attack is widely known to have close ties to Tehran, the Biden administration has refrained from pointing fingers.
U.S. officials said the intelligence does not yet point to a clear culprit and indicated they would let the Iraqis lead the investigation and any military response.
Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby on Monday declined to answer a question about whether U.S. officials planned to communicate to Iran that killing an American is a red line, as the previous administration did, though he said Washington’s view on Tehran’s activities is “perfectly clear.”
The unstated message in that last paragraph is that the Biden administration has not told Iran that killing Americans is a no-no…and they probably won’t.
This differs from the rocket attacks on US facilities in Iraq after a drone-fired Hellfire missile turned Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani and one of his Iraqi proteges into hamburger last January in two key respects. The US retaliated against the militias carrying out those strikes making it such an expensive hobby that they stopped shooting rockets at our bases. And the US media harped on those rocket attacks and casualties relentlessly.
What is going on is quite clear. The Biden bunch is trying to resurrect the failed Obama policy of recognizing an Iranian sphere of influence in Southwest Asia and the Middle East and helping them become a regional superpower…right down to possessing nuclear weapons. Last week, the Biden bunch reversed course on a Trump administration decision to reimpose some sanctions on Iran and removed travel restrictions against some Iranian diplomats that are intimately involved in terrorism and busting existing sanctions.
They did this without getting a single thing in return. It is hard to see the rocket attacks in Iraq as anything but a campaign by Iran, who knows the main players in Biden’s foreign policy to be weak and ineffectual surrender-monkeys, to intimidate Biden into making huge concessions as a price for getting Iran back inside the failed nuclear deal.
The American media hasn’t found any form of surrender that it was against since its starring role in the Vietnam War. They flew top cover for the Obama administration to prevent the American public from finding out want was in the Iran nuclear deal. They closed ranks in their unreasoning criticism of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw and have belittled or minimized every revelation of Iranian duplicity in carrying out the deal when it was active. Under a Republican administration, the press would be howling over an American citizen’s death at the hands of Iranian proxies. But because doing so might force someone Biden has appointed to take any action that would endanger the grand rapprochement with Iran that the press is cheering to happen, it is all being ignored.