AP Explainer: Why Biden Airstrikes Are OK In Sending A Message To Iran

See, it is OK that China Joe launched airstrikes in Syria, because Reasons

EXPLAINER: How US airstrike in Syria sends message to Iran

double standardsA U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a new American administration still figuring out its approach to the Middle East.

The strike was seemingly a response to stepped-up rocket attacks by such militias that have targeted U.S. interests in Iraq, where the armed groups are based. It comes even as Washington and Tehran consider a return to the 2015 accord meant to rein in Iran’s nuclear program.

The U.S. appears to have chosen the target, just across the border in Syria rather than in Iraq, carefully. It’s a way for President Joe Biden to signal he will be tough on Iran while avoiding a response that could offset the delicate balance in Iraq itself or trigger a wider confrontation.

But, see, when Trump allowed airstrikes in Syria, it was Bad. Orange Man Bad. Even though, certainly in both cases, the targets were picked by the U.S. military. And, of course, it was Bad when Trump sent a message to Iran that attacking, harming, and killing U.S. military members would not be tolerated anymore with his strike against General Soleimani

The attack is likely aimed at sending a message to Tehran that the U.S. will not tolerate attacks against American interests in the region, while leaving the door open for talks.

Talks with a nation that says “death to America” and has been cheating on the Iran Deal from day 1? I’ll take Trump’s version, which is “don’t fuck with the U.S.”

But, hey, no matter what China Joe does the media will be there to protect him.

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8 Responses to “AP Explainer: Why Biden Airstrikes Are OK In Sending A Message To Iran”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Anyone know what happened to the State of the Union address?

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    • gitarcarver says:

      Anyone know what happened to the State of the Union address?

      I am not going to play politics here.

      There is no legal requirement for the President to make a “State of the Union Address.”

      According to the Constitution:

      The President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” Article II, Section 3, Clause 1.

      It was only after 1947 that the speech became known as “the State of the Union.” Before that, when it was made it was simply called the “Annual Address.”

      However, from 1790 to 2020, (230 years) there have only been 97 “in person” Annual Addresses / State of the Union speeches by the President to Congress. Of the 97, 85 have happened after 2013 with President Wilson.

      Historically, the President would send a letter or message to the Congress on issues and that satisfied the Constitutional requirement. As technology has increased, the address has been seen more as a way of addressing the citizens and not the primary function of informing Congress.

      (A prime example of this is the trend of acknowledging people in gallery as some sort of example of how the President is right on an issue.)

      For anyone who has been around for a while, it is clear that the “State of the Union” address has become a partisan campaign speech, deviating far away from the Constitutional intent.

      In many ways, I think that would be better so we don’t waste time counting interruptions, standing ovations, number of times people sat on their hands, or the ridiculous “response” from the other party, but that is not the purpose of this response.

      In short, Biden (or any president) does not have to appear before Congress now or at any time. They only have to communicate with the Congress on needs and goals as seen by the Executive Branch.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        C’mon Git, anyone can read Wiki and I somewhat agree with many of your points.

        But that wasn’t the question, was it?

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    …during his decades in Washington, D.C., Biden has supported all sorts of costly, pointless wars, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan. And while he apparently opposed the Obama administration’s disastrous intervention in Libya, he was unable to convince his boss to listen to him.

    Members of Biden’s team certainly had problems with drone strikes when President Donald Trump was the one ordering them. When the Trump administration took out Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani, then Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) panned the move as reckless. In 2017, Jen Psaki—now the White House press secretary—questioned the legal justification for an airstrike on Syria.


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  3. Dan Ryan Galt says:

    Yeah right. Now send them another pallet of cash.

    • Kye says:

      That was accomplished in secret last week, Mr. Galt. About $300 billion is my guess. What do you think is holding up the “Covid” money? Why do you think that $2000 he promised us is lost in the mail. Chairman Xiden aside from being a commie cock sucker and an illegal president* is also a corruptocrat and a pathological liar like all leftists. (pathological sniffer too).

      Now that DC is a fortress the fascists can make edicts to take away our rights and they can hide in “the Green Zone”. I think they’re testing the waters for a national gun grab. Bless their hearts.

      Also, this is NOT normal and no amount of “laws” or idiot “Elwood’s” can make it normal. I for one, refuse to pretend it is so I don’t hurt it’s fuking feelings.


  4. Dana says:

    Even ignoring the fact that there is no authorization to use military force in Syria, I have to ask: what is our goal in Syria, and how does this air strike further that goal?

    President Trump at least had a top Iranian terrorist planner and organizer taken out, and the left waxed wroth. President Biden decides to blow up a few buildings and kill some low-level soldiers, and the left nod their heads sagely, mumbling, “It is good.”

    Remember: then-Vice President Biden told President Obama not to launch the attack that killed Osama bin Laden. He’s OK with going after the foot soldiers, but not striking at the head of the snake.

    If President Biden is so very concerned about striking at the Iranians, we have the technology and equipment to send cruise missiles through the men’s room windows in the Iranian leaderships’ compounds in Tehran and Qom. If we’re going to wage a war against the Iranian leadership, then wage that f(ornicating) war! If we want to get rid of Bashir al-Assad, then get rid of Bashir al-Assad; we have the technology and equipment to do it!

  5. Kye says:

    Chairman Xiden is saving that ” technology and equipment to send cruise missiles through the men’s room windows” for domestic assaults against “White supremacists” and “Trump Supporters”. He and his Reich are planning to use those weapons to take out the millions of racists (i.e. Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, Whites and Straights) when he and the Junta start to move to confiscate guns under the coming “National Emergency” at which time he’ll declare Martial Law and clear the streets of citizens.

    The left owns all the institutions, have defrauded the electorate in a national election, and control all the Fake News Media and all the Fake Social Media. All they need is our weapons and we are `100% conquered. Looks like Germany in 1938. Except White people replaced the Jews as the hated scape goats.

    Now that Jim Snow Laws are being mainstreamed you boys better prepare because the Elwood’s of America will lock themselves in their homes and paint the “Rainbow Flag” over their threshold for their new Passover as the SS Troops (being duly vetted) go house to house.

    You say “It can’t happen here” but a year ago would you have thought a fake election and the closing down of American small business could have happened here? And yet they did. Would you have believed a protest by Trump supporters would be called an “insurrection” while eight months of burning cities, lootings and murders would be called “Mostly peaceful protests” ? And yet here we are.

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