ENDLESS WAR: US Shells Eastern Syria with Hellfire Missiles as Hostilities Worsen in Middle East
The U.S. is bombing eastern Syria as Middle East hostilities worsen following the successful Hamas terror attacks against Israel earlier this month.
According to the Biden regime, the missile strike hit two locations that were being “used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups” to promote terrorism.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that the bombings were retaliatory over recent rocket and drone strikes against U.S. bases occupying Iraq and Syria. The U.S. is blaming “Iranian-backed militias” for fomenting these attacks.
“These precision self-defense strikes are a response to a series of ongoing and mostly unsuccessful attacks against US personnel in Iraq and Syria by Iranian-backed militia groups that began on October 17,” Austin said.
Despite the alleged good intentions of the U.S. military by initiating these bombing campaigns, they may engender blowback over innocent Syrians who are collateral damage in the strikes. Also, the Pentagon is not completely sure that Iran is ordering the attacks, even though they strongly suspect the Islamic theocracy to be behind them.
“We see a prospect for much more significant escalation against U.S. forces and personnel in the near term,” a senior Pentagon official told CNN. “And let’s be clear about it. The road leads back to Iran. Iran funds, arms, equips and trains militias and proxy forces all across the region. … We are preparing for this escalation, both in terms of defending our forces and being prepared to respond decisively.”
Another senior State Department official told CNN that the U.S. and their allies are “all on the same page that sending a clear message to Iran – that it should not seek to take advantage of the situation and groups that are under its control or influence should not seek to take advantage of this either.”
The State Department official said that if Iran retaliates, it “could have very escalatory and dire consequences.” adding that “it’s not just a US message; it’s a shared message.” This may be good news for the military-industrial complex, but could spell the beginning of World War 3 as the U.S. and their partners become more belligerent in escalating conflicts. U.S. military personnel is already paying the price.
Recent reports have determined that 19 U.S. troops have suffered from traumatic brain injuries over recent attacks at the Al Tanf garrison base in Syria and four at Al Asad air base in Iraq. As long as U.S. troops remain in the region, they will inevitably be attacked, hurt and killed – and then those attacks will be used as an excuse to justify more intervention. It is an endless cycle, and it will end with the bankruptcy and ruination of America.