In 1979 when the Iranians breached the walls of the embassy in Tehran, Pres. Carter passed the word to the Marines not to fire on the assaulting force thus surrendering the embassy.
Pres. Trump allowed the Marines who protect the U.S. embassy to defend themselves and the US embassy staff and even sent an Apache attack helicopter to respond to the attack. Do you see the contrast? There were no reports of casualties, but the unprecedented breach was one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent memory.
How about the contrast with Benghazi when Barack Obama left the U.S. personnel without any means of protection for 13 hours.
About 750 US soldiers are being deployed to the Middle East in response to violent protests at the country’s embassy in Iraq, Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said.
Additional forces from the US army’s 82nd Airborne Division are also prepared to deploy in the next several days.
He said: “This deployment is an appropriate and precautionary action taken in response to increased threat levels against US personnel and facilities, such as we witnessed in Baghdad today.
“The United States will protect our people and interests anywhere they are found around the world.”
Earlier on Tuesday, protesters, many of them in militia uniforms, had marched outside the embassy compound, shouting slogans against the US, Israel and President Donald Trump. [Sky News]
More than 100 U.S. Marines have arrived at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to bolster security after Iranian-backed militiamen attempted to breach the compound (video: USMC) pic.twitter.com/pxo7RwPUdd
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) December 31, 2019
VIDEO: AH-64 Apaches protect @USEmbBaghdad. 🚁“We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”~@EsperDoD 🇺🇸🇮🇶 pic.twitter.com/amABHBAOcL
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) December 31, 2019
From Syria to Pakistan we need to close up shop and leave the area, pull everyone out and cut off any and all foreign aid. Any American who travels to that area is on their own and any/all citizens of those countries are restricted from the US. Let Saudia Arabia, Isreal, India, Russia, China, and Turkey contain the area and put up a blockade at sea.
Let them all fight between the countries and kill each other until some strong men come back into power and settle the region down. That area was much better off when run by Dictators than corrupt governments. Make it clear that if something happens we target and bomb them back into the stone age.
This is how you handle this type of situation. Thank you, President Trump, for keeping Americans safe. As for you spineless Dems, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Wood are on the hands of the do-nothing, American-hating Obama administration.
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