Trump stands tall against Iranian attacks in Iraq

This morning, many of us awoke to the news that a mob composed of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters had targeted the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad.  The attack was the third phase in a series of back-and-forths between the United States and Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iraq-based branch of Hezbollah, Iran’s overseas terrorist organization. Kataeb Hebollah had attacked an Iraqi base, killing an American contractor, as well as wounding many others.  On Sunday, the U.S. launched a responsive airstrike that killed 25 Kataeb Hezbollah fighters.  It was this airstrike that the mob used Tuesday to justify attacking the American embassy (which, is should be noted, is the same as attacking American soil directly). In an early morning tweet on Tuesday, President Trump pithily brought the world up to date about events: Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating...(Read Full Post)
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