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Biden follows in Trump’s footsteps, bombs Syria

(FILES) This file image grab taken from Kurdistan 24 TV channel on February 19, 2021

On Thursday, the United States, at the behest of President Joe Biden, carried out airstrikes against facilities belonging to anti terror resistance groups on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said the raid, authorized by Biden, had been "deliberate and meant to de escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq".

The military action was said to be in retaliation for recent attacks against American bases and missions in Iraq, which Washington has blamed on so called Iran backed Iraqi resistance groups.

In the latest such attacks, which took place on Moday, rockets hit the Green Zone in Baghdad, which houses the US embassy and as well as other diplomatic missions. The American military base at the Erbil International Airport had also been attacked in a similar fashion a few days earlier.


The Iraqi resistance groups and many Iraqi officials have, however, roundly dismissed Washington's allegations, blaming rogue elements.

Pro Western media outlets describe the US air raid on the Iraq-Syria border as a signal to Iran, which they claim is using Iraq's PMU as a "proxy force" in the neighboring country, allegations that Tehran has categorically denied.

Joe Biden is a neocon. He has surrounded himself in his foreign policy, his National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, Ambassador to the United Nations, the Pentagon. He has surrounded himself with the same cast of characters, to a very large degree, who took care of foreign policy during both the Clinton administration and the Obama administration. And this is a very aggressive group.

Richard Becker, ANSWER Coalition, Analyst, San Francisco

Damascus has slammed the US Air Raid as a cowardly act of aggression, describing it as a bad sign from the administration of the new US President Joe Biden.


Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Saeed Khatibzadeh, also condemned the US attack as a continuation of raids carried out by Israel on Syria in violation of international law.

US President Joe Biden's order to attack the Iraqi anti terrorism groups on the border with Syria has been criticized both at home and abroad.

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the United States had notified Moscow of the impending attack on the PMU facility, four or five minutes ahead of time.


The Russian Foreign Minister said the US military is present on Syrian soil illegally in violation of all norms of international law, including Security Council resolutions on the reconciliation in the Syrian Arab Republic. He said Russia had received unconfirmed information that the US is planning to stay in Syria indefinitely.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry also reacted to the US air raid warning against any action that further complicates the situation in the crisis hit Syria.

Also, a number of democratic US lawmakers have found fault with the legal justifications of President Joe Biden's administration for the airstrikes, demanding that the White House immediately brief Congress on the matter.


Many expected the Biden era to mark a departure from the damaging and warmongering approach of the Trump administration. However, it now appears that Biden is following in the footsteps of the former President

Joe Biden has a career as a neocon who supported the Iraq war, the invasion and occupation of Iraq when he was in the Senate, and in a very influential position, he was head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

As the vice president, he was personally tasked with dealing with the, the coup in Ukraine and the overthrow of the government, the Constitution of the new government, which would meet the needs, or demands, of Washington.

And we could go on and on. I mean, going, going back to wars in Central America in the 1980s. And some of the liberals who follow and support Biden said when Trump fired the missiles or the missiles fired into Syria early in his presidency, that's what made him presidential.

So I guess we have to take it that making wars is what makes a US president, a real President.

Richard Becker, ANSWER Coalition, Analyst, San Francisco

Biden authorized the attack in another sovereign state in his second month in office. Does he really have a change in the US foreign policy in mind, or are there more conflicts to come?


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