The nation and even the entire world are in a time of massive uncertainty and unrest. US officials can’t pretend nothing is happening anymore.
But, this chilling Pentagon warning shows just how close to disaster we truly are.
The conflict in the Middle East is stressing countries and resources across the world, but American troops and resources are being affected in a unique way.
Shortly after Hamas brutally invaded Israel and committed unspeakable atrocities, other Middle Eastern troops started attacking US troops.
There have been numerous drone strikes and attacks on US troops in places like Iraq and Syria, and US officials are becoming increasingly worried.
A senior defense official had a briefing on Monday in which details were laid out regarding the attacks and the concerns from top officials.
The official said, “We’ve seen rocket and [unmanned aerial vehicle] attacks against bases housing U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria. And what you’ve heard from the president, from Secretary Blinken, from Secretary Austin, and many of the spokespeople across the U.S. government is our concern about the escalation of these attacks in the days ahead.”
According to the official, there is increasing concern that even more attacks on US troops will follow and that the belief is that Iran is behind it all.
The official stated, “We see a prospect for much more significant escalation against U.S. forces and personnel in the near term. 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 that have consistently undermined the stability, cost in civilian life, and at a cost the entire region of security and stability.”
Apparently, several groups in the region have been saying, “If there is a ground incursion, we are going to scale up our attacks” publicly, so many officials are worried.
The Pentagon has taken a number of steps already in order to secure troops in the Middle East.
They have sent the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to the area, and the USS Gerald Ford Carrier Strike Group is already in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Also, a number of US forces are under orders to “prepare to deploy” in case a “rapid response” is needed.
However, even with all of the extra measures the US is taking, terror groups in the Middle East do not even seem slightly deterred.
Already, Syria has launched rockets at Israel, and anti-tank missiles were launched from Lebanon.
A Twitter account under the name of “Israel War Room” has been reporting on such attacks:
#BREAKING: Rockets launched from Syria at Israel’s Golan Heights
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) October 24, 2023
There have already been half a dozen attacks on US troops from Iran-backed groups, and even more attempts have been thwarted by the US.
Thankfully, there have not been any deaths in relation to these attacks so far, but officials are worried that with an increase in attacks, there will be more victims.
Even though the President has warned other groups and areas to not attack Israel, the warnings from him and other officials have fallen on deaf ears.
When visiting Israel, Biden said, “My message to any state or any other hostile actor thinking about attacking Israel remains the same as it was a week ago: Don’t. Don’t. Don’t.”
His message was later on repeated by top officials who said, “Our advice to those who might seek to exploit the situation or amplify the conflict is simple: Don’t.”
It appears that the US’s attempts at thwarting any further attacks on either Israel or US troops have failed, and many officials are worried.
Now is the time when America needs a strong leader who will step up and do the right thing, but instead, we have one of the weakest leaders in American history.
Americans need to understand the seriousness of not having a strong leader with foreign diplomacy and foreign experience in the White House.
We need to vote for a strong leader who can save American and the world.
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