US says it will ‘respond’ to Iraq missile attack that injured Americans at ‘time and place of our choosing’
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The Biden administration said it is still assessing who is responsible for a rocket attack that injured five Americans and killed one foreign contractor working for the U.S. in Iraq.
But it reserves “the right to respond at the time and place of our choosing,” according to the White House and State Department, amid questions about Iran’s role in another attack on U.S. forces in its neighboring country.
Similar attacks during former President Donald Trump’s term led to him ordering the strike that killed Iran’s top military commander and pushed the region to the brink of war a little over one year ago — making the attack another key foreign policy test in President Joe Biden’s earliest days in office.
Fourteen rockets were fired toward Erbil Air Base in Iraq’s Kurdistan region late Monday night, with three hitting the facilities where U.S. troops are based, according to Col. Wayne Marotto, U.S. spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State.
Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba
February 17, 2021 at 12:10 AM #404221jbnwParticipant
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So remind me why we’re still occupying a sovereign nation . . .
February 17, 2021 at 1:10 PM #404297retired liberalParticipant
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No country has any military bases in our country, or possessions.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
February 17, 2021 at 2:33 PM #404316Ohio BarbarianModerator
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It really is that simple.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
February 17, 2021 at 3:33 PM #404327
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