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American Fighter Jet Shoots Down Iranian Drone Over Syria … ‘Posed A Threat’

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Since Obama and Biden were working so very hard on making Iran our BFF, how do the Dems explain incidents like this one?

‘The UAS was deemed a threat and self-defense measures were taken’ —AviationWeek

Joe Biden dropped some of the sanctions against the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism — while getting nothing in return, proving that Biden’s Iran policy is, in some sense, little more than Obama’s third term.

We all remember how that went, right? In order to get a basically meaningless nuclear treaty with Iran that wasn’t worth the paper to blow it to hell, Obama’s admin turned a blind eye to Hamas while it ‘came of age’ as a major player in the Criminal Cartel world. We also had an opportunity to take out the world’s 2nd most wanted terrorist and chose not to take action against many millions of dollars of cocaine and other drug shipments into the US.

Here’s a recap, if you missed it or have forgotten:

If Joe’s such a good friend to Iran, why do Americans keep having to shoot down Iran’s drones?

“Coalition aircraft successfully engaged and defeated a UAS through air to air engagement in the vicinity of Mission Support Site Green Village,” said coalition spokesperson U.S. Army Colonel Wayne Marotto.

The Pentagon last month said it was deeply concerned about attacks on U.S. personnel in Syria and Iraq after U.S. diplomats and troops were targeted in three rocket and drone attacks that wounded two American service members. — Reuters

Iran has been targeting our troops and they’ve been wounded? Does Joe not care about that? He sure does like to wrap himself in the service of his dead son. But what about the troops that are under his *cough* ‘leadership’ even now?

This is by no means a one-off, either.

A U.S. Air Force fighter shot down an Iranian drone that was nearing friendly forces. The Shaheed 129 drone was the third aircraft downed by U.S. airpower in the past month, following the shootdown of a Syrian Arab Air Force Su-22 ground attack jet and another Shaheed drone.

The shootdown happened in the skies over Syria, when a Shaheed 129 operated by “pro-regime forces” flew near a Coalition military base near the Syrian city of Tanf. The base is home not only to Syrian rebel forces but also U.S. Special Forces and, as of last week, U.S.-operated High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) rocket launchers. The U.S. has established a 55-mile “deconfliction zone” around Tanf and has warned any forces that enter it are subject to attack. (In a previous instance, U.S. forces shot down the other Shaheed 129 after it attacked—and missed—U.S.-backed Syrian fighters.)

…However, Iranian video of Shaheed 129s launching Sadid-1 missiles are suspect, and one expert quoted by War Is Boring believes sanctions are interfering with Iran’s ability to manufacture them. –PopularMechanics

Teddy Roosevelt’s line was ‘speak softly and carry a big stick’.

Biden, clearly, is no Roosevelt.

Wes Walker

Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck