Just before the anniversary of the targeting killing of terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani, President Trump made a show of force to warn Iran’s leaders that his fate could be theirs.
The Washington Examiner reports:
United States B-52 bombers flew off of Iran’s coast in a show-of-force days before the one-year anniversary of the successful U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani.
The two planes were dispatched from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and flew 36 hours to complete the round trip. The mission marked the third time in the last 45 days that the U.S. conducted such flights in the Arabian Gulf, according to the New York Times.
“The United States continues to deploy combat-ready capabilities into the US Central Command area of responsibility to deter any potential adversary and make clear that we are ready and able to respond to any aggression directed at Americans or our interests,” said Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, in a statement.
Of course, the anniversary isn’t just symbolic – Iran and it’s terrorist allies are plotting:
The display comes as the U.S. gears up for potential attacks from Iran or its proxy groups in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria to mark the anniversary of Soleimani’s death. Soleimani was killed in a Jan. 3, 2019, drone strike outside of Baghdad’s international airport. His death, and that of Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, resulted in tensions between the two countries almost reaching the point of all-out war.
It’s heartening that our president is willing to stand up to the bad actors in the world today, but it’s a troubling thought what a Biden administration would do.
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