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President Trump Authorizes Retaliatory Airstrikes in Iran!

President Trump has authorized a U.S. military strike in retaliation for an Iranian-backed attack on American troops in Iraq. According to the Pentagon, the president has signed off on the use of lethal force against the Shia militia, who were allegedly behind the latest attack on Camp Taji.

“I have spoken with the president,” stated Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “He’s given me the authority to do what we need to do, consistent with his guidance.”

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The airstrikes were launched against several targets belonging to the militia believed to be responsible for killing two Americans and one British soldier at the camp a day earlier. More than two dozen rockets were launched at the facility from a nearby truck, 18 of which reportedly hit the base. According to the defense secretary, the strike was carried out by an Iranian-backed Shia militia, which targeted coalition troops in the region. The two U.S. service members who were killed in the attack have not been publicly identified. Officials are working to inform their families.

The Kata’eb Hezbollah weapons facilities were struck, an official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press.

According to various news reports, U.S. and coalition jets hit multiple targets in four of the country’s provinces. Earlier Thursday, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the top general commanding US forces in the Middle East, said the Kata’eb Hezbollah likely launched Wednesday night’s rocket attack on the Camp Taji base.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday also made clear the US knew who was behind Wednesday’s attack.

“We’re going to take this one step at a time, but we’ve got to hold the perpetrators accountable,” Esper told reporters at the Pentagon, adding, “You don’t get to shoot at our bases and kill and wound Americans and get away with it.”

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15 Comments on this post.
  • Billy Wilson
    13 March 2020 at 6:19 pm
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    Congress has let this happen now what is their response

    • Mr Tibbs
      14 March 2020 at 8:13 pm
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      I’m not sure Congress would allow Trump to do anything as they want to restrict and limit the President’s ability to counter anything where it comes to America’s security and self defense. By the time they debate and vote on it the military will be blocked by their enemies to launch an effective counter strike and could very well give nutralize the U.S.’s ability from taking a direct hit. Congress refuses the public’s trust in the President to act in the best interest of the United States if America. Hopefully, the folks get that in the next election on all levels of government!

  • Jeanni
    13 March 2020 at 6:27 pm
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    GOOD THING WE DON’T HAVE OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE, HE WOULD BE KISSING IRAN’S ASS! HEAVEN FORBID THERE WOULD EVER BE A RED LINE!

  • Normand L Doyon
    13 March 2020 at 7:53 pm
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    It’s about time we reacted against our foes who do not like us and probably will never. You can not take their word for peace. In my opinion we need to completely destroy them as they do not care for anyone except them self.
    We the public should know this by now and should back our President and our Armed Forces fully and pray that they are on the winning side. This is from a combat wounded Veteran from Vietnam.

  • Timothy Smith
    13 March 2020 at 9:30 pm
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    Hit back and hit hard!

  • Joe Baricev
    13 March 2020 at 10:03 pm
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    Go get em Guys… Yeah USA!!! Proud of ya!!!!!! Someone said we need to leave..I agree, leave em in ashes!!

  • Ronnie
    13 March 2020 at 10:21 pm
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    With all that has been going on in our Country.. The president has been multi-tasking & ALWAYS PUTTING AMERICA FIRST & FOREMOST ,,, against ALL the DEMON-CRATS OBSTRUCTIONS… GOD BLESS PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP…& GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  • Daniel
    14 March 2020 at 12:31 am
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    Yes! Our President will not allow attacks on Americans to go unpunished.
    It may not deter them because of the squalor of their lives but killing THOSE a**holes prevents them from killing others.

    TRUMP 2020!

    • Mr Tibbs
      14 March 2020 at 8:18 pm
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      Counter strikes are most effective when they’re swift and under the radar! Unfortunately, Congress and the Dems prefer to exploit this advantage and give it to their enemies. Hopefully, the people wake up to this fact at the next election and deal with it accordingly on all levels of government!

  • Hollis
    14 March 2020 at 1:27 am
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    Eye for an eye is no good now. Let’s bump it up to two for an eye.

  • Richard
    14 March 2020 at 1:32 am
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    THE DARK EVIL LEFT & CAMEL JOCKEYS SHOULD NO BETTER YOU DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS OR PRESIDENT TRUMP.

  • muffdiver
    14 March 2020 at 2:00 am
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    it is great that we finally have a president with a pair of balls

  • Joe
    14 March 2020 at 2:24 am
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    That’s the only thing they understand. Hit them Hard, and hit them again!

  • JLbucklaNd
    14 March 2020 at 11:37 pm
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    With everything going on with this virus mess .He’s still taking care of our country. Think they thought they would slip this by.

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