(Tea Party PAC) – While the left is busy trying to remove Trump from the White House and doing their best to convince the rest of us the biggest threat to our national security is climate change, evil radical Islamists within the Iranian government are plotting our demise.
We learned last week that Gen. Qassem Soleimani had made plans to lash out at the United States by launching attacks on personnel in Iraq. Trump then put a stop to all that by killing Soleimani in a drone strike. Then Iran launched attacks on personnel in Iraq with a birrage of missiles. Fortunately, no Americans were killed in the incident.
As if that wasn’t enough, now senior IRGC General Naqdi is threatening to pull Americans out of our embassies and “hang them blindfolded from trees.”
Such a pleasant people, aren’t they?
Via Gateway Pundit:
General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, IRGC Deputy Commander for Coordination, was interviewed on the Iranian Ofogh TV on Friday after the death of terror mastermind Qassem Soleimani.
General Naqdi spoke about the blood of the martyrs and threatened Americans in the region. Naqdi says Muslims will pull Americans from their embassies and military bases and hang them from trees.
General Naqdi: Starting tomorrow, or even today, they will view this nest of spies differently. They will view the people who come and go there in a different way. The Americans will bring the situation to a point… The pressure America exerts on the Islamic nation will lead the peoples of the Islamic countries to pull them out of their nests of spies and their military bases… I can see that day… They will pull them out and hang them blindfolded from the trees in their cities.
Video via MEMRI:
Here’s more about that missile attack from Fox News:
Pentagon officials believe that the more than a dozen missiles launched at two bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces Tuesday nightwere designed to kill Americans, but the Iranian efforts were thwarted by the military’s Early Warning Systems, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters on Wednesday.
“I believe based on what I saw and what I know is that they were intended to cause structural damage, destroy vehicles and equipment and aircraft and to kill personnel,” Milley said.
U.S. military officials were warned about Iran’s pending ballistic missile strike “when the air defense systems went active,” he said.
Milley added that “a little bit of early warning” and “normal defensive procedures” at Al-Assad Air Base prevented American troops from being killed in the missile strike.
“In my estimation from what I know now, I think it has more to do with the defensive techniques that our forces used as opposed to intent,” Milley said, adding that U.S. forces “took sufficient defensive measures.”
Speaking to reporters after a returning from a briefing with Congress, Esper said that the 16 short-range ballistic missiles (originally estimated to be 15), were fired from three locations inside Iran during the attack early Wednesday local time, and were intended to avenge the death of Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S.-led drone strike at Baghdad International Airport last week.
Milley said that between 1,000- to 2,000-pound warheads were sitting on top of the Iranian missiles fired into Iraq.
The defense secretary also said he believes the U.S. has reestablished deterrence from another Iranian attack but added that he expects to be challenged by Shiite proxy militias in the region.
Esper confirmed that the missiles hit two military bases — the Al-Assad Air Base and a separate military base in Erbil, which house U.S. forces in Iraq. Eleven of those missiles hit Al-Assad and one hit Erbil. Four of the missiles malfunctioned and failed to hit their target.
The damage at the bases was largely contained to “tentage, taxiways, the parking lot, damaged helicopter, things like that, nothing I would describe as major,” Esper said.
Pentagon officials met with President Trump twice in the past 24 hours following the attack, Esper said. Trump announced earlier Wednesday in a nine-minute address to the nation that he would be imposing even more sanctions on Iran in response to the attack.
Trump is showing just how level-headed he really is under pressure by using sanctions against Iran instead of launching into war against the Middle Eastern nation. Many folks on the left were jumping the gun assuming we were headed for World War III, but as usual, Trump proved these individuals wrong. Trump is not a warmonger. He doesn’t want further involvement in the Middle East. But he’s also not a pushover who will allow Iran to get away with trying to hurt us either.
We have desperately needed strong, balanced leadership in the White House and we finally have that now.