Iranian proxies have carried out dozens of attacks on U.S. troops since October 7. ‘We are funding our enemy and sending our service members to be their victims.’
The Biden Administration not enforcing the sanctions on Iranian oil exports is one more example of his refusal to enforce the laws of our land. Sworn on a bible I recall? Those oil exports are worth approx $5B/month to the Iranian regime. But Biden is such a cynical politician that he is willing to harm our country and service men for the hope of lower oil prices generating votes for him.
Traitorous in my opinion.
Why isn't Trump talking about this instead of all the nonsense he spews? Biden's failures are out front for everyone to see, all Trump has to do is read the news article out loud.
Excellent that the FP are reporting on this.
All this will not come as any great shock to people who read the daily update from the Institute for the Study of War. Not only does it focus on the Israeli portion of the conflict, it also has sections on the wider picture in the Middle East. Israel serves as a proxy for the West.
That the Biden administration doesn't have a clue/dysfunctional can quite clearly be gleaned after reading the reports for a few days.
From the reports, it is quite clear that Iran (partly because it has domestic problems including a gerontocracy seeking to keep power-- behaving like many precarious dictators and seeking to focus attention to real and/or imagined slights abroad which are hugely conflated instead of the domestic) has a serious goal of seeking to reduce US power and influence in the region and is doing so through increasing instability.
The 3 Hs (Hamas, Houthi and Hezbollah) are funded and trained by the IRGC .
The US response and indeed some of the suggestions the US appear to have made to Israel (who to their credit have thus far ignored ) appear to groupthink prioritizing a triumph of hope over reality. For example, the suggestion in early Dec that rather than going into southern Gaza, they should concentrate on eliminating the leadership.
I would recommend anyone who reads the Free Press should consider reading the free daily briefing from the Institute for the Study of War. The maps are excellent and it does provide a good overview of what is happening.
This is today's briefing: https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/iran-update-january-24-2024
Excellent reporting in content and in truth. I don't believe for one minute the two Navy Seals fell off this ship and drowned. I believe they were killed by the Iranians on that boat and the Biden Administration KNOWS it must respond (the American people, by and large, would demand a real response), but it won't. For all the reasons discussed in this article. We are so screwed, especially if the puppet in the White House wins another term.
Isn’t it amazing that Walter Cronkite could tell us all about what was going on in Vietnam in the 1960s but we are kept uninformed about our war with Iran?
Just as the Soviets had spies in our State Dept when FD Roosevelt was President, and he knew about them, we have Iranians who don’t even have to pretend to be spies in our State Dept, influencing our decisions in their favor.
Have we ever had a bigger traitor than BIden/Obama in the WH?
The dangers of a second Obama/Biden administration, with President Kamala taking the reins once Biden becomes too incapacitated, cannot be overstated. Republican voters MUST be encouraging the selection of a Trump running mate - personable, articulate, with reasonable views on abortion - who can appeal to the swing, independent and suburban female voters who will determine the election.
I guess we can thank the mainstream media for keeping us in the dark about our Secretary of Defense going missing, war being waged on us in the Middle East, and an entire generation of our children being taught that any act of brutality can be excused by calling the perpetrators "Freedom Fighters" and chanting slogans they don't understand about places they couldn't find on a map. All this while our pitifully weak government considers nationalizing the guard doing everything it can to stem the invasion at our southern border. The Free Press and its Substack neighbors are our only source of truth. TFP should be required reading in high schools and colleges.
It's no surprise that the administration's policies here are contradictory. They are elsewhere as well (e.g., attempting to drive everything to electrification while at the same time making it harder to generate electricity). It shows a lack of coherence, and likely a lack of grip and control by the guy at the top. Very alarming.
This is why my sons are out of the US military.
Everyone knows what’s happening on the ground. Listening to the media parrot the Biden line is just too much.
This country is no longer worth my sons’ lives.
Barack Obama's pivot to Iran, completely indefensible in real time, continues to be revealed as one of the singularly most idiotic things any American official has ever done.
When I read about our tepid response to Houthi attacks, they are often called "proportionate". What we need, it seems to me, is a seriously disproportionate response, the kind that will get much needed attention. Using million dollar missile defense systems and billion dollar carrier groups/jet fighter systems to defend against drones is not a good long term strategy.
The second worst president in US history,, stabbed the Shah in the back and gave birth to the theocratic monsters who rule in Tehran. The worst president in US history, enables and regime and sends them cash. Just like the third worst president in US history did.
Not surprisingly all are Democrat icons. See a pattern here?
As long as you continue to spray air freshener around a steaming pile of excrement, the stink will always return. Not until that pile is dealt with will you have fresh air.
It is beyond my comprehension why we are still pursuing the nuclear agreement with Iran. It clearly puts Iran in possession of nukes in days if not already. I guess I have to apply my rule of follow the money.
The sentence about getting good headlines while not really accomplishing anything seems to summarize US policy with Iran during both the Obama and Biden administration. The JCPOA seemed like a charade to enable Iran to continue its nuclear ambitions under the guise of trying to slow their development. During both administrations Iran was strengthened while the US position was weakened. Significant financial support to Iran was transferred during both administrations ostensibly to buy their better behavior. Their posture wrt the US and Israel never changed. It appears there is more going on than an attempt to ease tensions. Believe their actions, not their words.
Coming soon, shaped charges in the US planted by Iranians coming through the southern border with Venezuelan passports.