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Air strike in Syria: criticism of Joe Biden from within the ranks

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On the orders of Joe Biden, the US is sending warplanes into Syria. For this, the US president has to accept criticism from his own camp.

  • US President Joe Biden sent fighter jets to Syria.
  • Earlier, militias linked to Iran had attacked the US army.
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+++ 14.09 PM: Of the Air raid of US troops in Syria will not only be in the Middle East but also in the USA criticized. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden’s rival for the presidential run Democrats, has spoken out against military action.

The Australian equity news website “The Market Herald” reports that Sanders has assessed the situation as worrying: “I am very concerned that yesterday’s attack by the US armed forces in Syria puts our country on the path of continuing the ‘eternal war’ instead of ending it. It’s the same path we’ve been on for almost two decades, ”he said.

His criticism is also aimed directly at the role of President Joe Bidenwho gave permission for the attack. Bernie Sanders said: “While the president has a responsibility to help the people in the United States To defend, our Constitution clearly says that it is Congress, not the President, who has the authority to declare war. “

US Senator Bernie Sanders arrives at the Capitol. The Democrat criticizes President Joe Biden for an air strike on Syria.

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After air strike in Syria: Iran breaks off talks with the USA on nuclear deals

Update from Monday, March 1st, 2021, 10:20 am: After a US air strike to Iran-supported positions in Syria hat Teheran an informal meeting to revitalize the Atomic agreement initially given a rejection.

“Given the recent positions and actions of the USA“As well as the three European countries participating in the agreement, Germany, France and Great Britain, the government considers the time to be unsuitable to hold the informal meeting proposed by the European coordinator,” said the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Said Chatibsadeh, on Sunday.

The new US President Joe Biden had agreed to that Nuclear deal to return. However, Washington and Tehran are arguing over who should take the first step to relaunch the deal. The EU recently proposed an informal meeting to relaunch the negotiations.

Joe Biden sends fighter jets to Syria – and issues a warning to Iran

Update from Saturday, February 27th, 2021, 6 a.m .: US President Joe Biden launched a US air strike on Iran-backed militiamen in Syria when Warning to Iran designated. The message of the military operation reads: “You can not act with impunity,” said Biden on Friday: “Take care.” Previously, Biden had a spokeswoman Jen Psaki described the attack as an “unequivocal message” that the US president will “act to protect Americans”. If there are threats, he has “the right to take action at a time of his choosing and at his own discretion”.

The US Department of Defense described the attacks as a response to multiple rocket fire at positions of the US and its allies in Iraq since mid-February. It was the first US Army air raid on the pro-Iranian militias in the Middle East since Biden took office five weeks ago.

After several months of relative calm were the last three times US positions in Iraq came under rocket fire. In one of these attacks in mid-February, a civilian military worker was killed and a US soldier and several Iraqis injured at an air base used by US troops in Erbil, northern Iraq.

This satellite image shows buildings destroyed in a US air strike in Syria.

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Joe Biden: Comparisons with Donald Trump are getting loud

Update from Friday, February 26th, 2021, 4 p.m .: The President’s Joe Biden approved Air strikes in the east of Syria are was criticized on Thursday in the Middle East. A correspondent for the Arab news channel Al Jazeera reports from Washington that there is a clear attempt there to distinguish between Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump to work out. Trump responded to attacks on coalition forces in Iraq with the “most disproportionate force” in his day, “by killing the Iranian general Soleimani,” says the Al Jazeera journalist.

Now voices are loud that Joe Biden criticize how similar his actions to that of Donald Trump be. Seyyed Mohammad Marandi, professor of English and Oriental Studies at Tehran University, told Al Jazeera, the approval of Air strikes show how much Biden and Trump are alike. According to Al Jazeera, a US journalist showed in a timeline to what extent Biden’s step coincided with that of several previous US presidents.

Hillary Mann Leverett, CEO of the political risk consultancy “Stratega”, told Al Jazeera that the Air strikes sent a message of loyalty from the Biden administration to the region, but the situation in the near East would not defuse. “The Biden administration is trying to present this first military attack as moderate and in consultation with the allies. But that will not de-escalate the situation. “

Joe Biden sends fighter planes to Syria – air strike in retaliation

First report from Friday, February 26th, 2021: Damascus / Washington DC – The US military has issued orders from the US President Joe Biden in the night of Friday (02.26.2021) with air raids on positions in Syria began. According to information from the US Department of Defense, “several facilities” in the east of the country have been targeted. The target was pro-Iranian militias.

The attack is to be understood as a response to two rocket attacks by US units. In the past two weeks there were two positions in the US Army Iraq been attacked. In the current counter-attack, “a handful” of enemy soldiers have been killed, according to a US Army official told the US news broadcaster “CNN”.

Joe Biden launches retaliatory attack in Syria

The air strike is the first of its kind since the US President took office Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. John Kirby, Defense Department spokesman USA im Pentagon, said the military strike was personally authorized by the US president. According to Kirby, the attack is not only a reaction to the rocket fire mentioned, but also a response to “ongoing threats to US military personnel in the region.”

US President Joe Biden leaving “Marine One”, the US President’s helicopter.

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“The attacks destroyed several facilities on the border that are used by pro-Iranian militias,” said Kirby. According to the news agency “AFP” there are 17 pro-Iranian fighters was killed. All those killed were members of the Hashed-al-Shaabi militias. In addition, three trucks with ammunition were destroyed.

Had earlier in the week Joe Bidens White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki has already announced that Iran will be held accountable for what has been done in the region. “We will respond to this, with our means and on our schedule,” said Psaki in Washington.

US government around Joe Biden – further steps are to follow

Other officials from the Biden– Government announced steps in the course of the week USA at. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price said Monday that the rocket attacks on positions of the US military firmly assume that Iran will be involved. “The attackers used weapons, made and provided by Iran,” said Price.

Of the Air raid of the US military caused direct criticism in Washington DC Joe Biden. Above all from the ranks of the Democrats, voices were raised that opposed the decision of the US President. “President Biden is the fifth president in the history of the USAwho ordered air strikes in the Middle East, ”said Ro Khanna, Democratic MP in Congress. “There is no justification for a president to order such an attack unless it is a matter of self-defense,” said Khanna, who represents the state of California.

Of the US military attack was the first of its kind since March 2020. At that time, under the presidency of Donald Trump, the US Air Force also had positions of the pro-Iranian militias in the Iraq attacked. (Daniel Dillmann, Theresa Ricke / AFP)


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