President Biden is in over his head. He’s making a major mistake putting Americans at risk.
Because all hell is breaking loose from Joe Biden making this insane military move.
As a show of force against Iran’s persistent threats to commercial vessels and international trade, the United States is sending Marines, fighter planes, and battleships to the Persian Gulf region.
U.S. officials told the Associated Press that on Thursday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin gave the green light for the deployment of the three-ship USS Bataan amphibious readiness group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The United States had previously approved the deployment of the destroyer USS Thomas Hudner and several F-35 and F-16 fighter jets to the area on Monday, so this decision commits further forces to the region.
About 2,500 soldiers make up the average size of an expeditionary unit.
Iran attempted to take two commercial vessels in the Gulf of Oman at the beginning of July, and on both occasions, they only backed off after the Navy warship USS McFaul arrived. Iranian forces even fired on one of the cargo ships.
The Navy noted in a statement that since 2021, Iran has harassed, attacked, or captured nearly 20 merchant vessels flying the flags of other countries, posing an obvious threat to both maritime security and the world economy.
The United States Navy and Air Force have intensified their patrols of the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf, in recent months.
Iran has been making regular threats to shut down the 21-mile strait, which would have a devastating impact on global trade.
“U.S. Central Command is committed to defending freedom of navigation within our area of responsibility, which includes some of the most important waterways in the world,” a U.S. military general told the media.
Sabrina Singh, the Pentagon’s deputy press secretary, recently urged Iran to quit disrupting sea lanes that carry more than 20 percent of the world’s oil.
Despite the Biden administration’s willingness to enhance U.S. military presence in the region to confront Iranian saber rattling, it appears that the government is still committed to negotiating a new nuclear deal with Tehran.
Which is what makes this decision from President Biden so concerning.
He’s not addressing the main issue at hand, which is the fact that Iran has been growing more and more bold in recent years, especially since Joe Biden has assumed office.
The Iranian regime seemingly doesn’t care about any potential consequences that could come their way and have no respect for the desires of the Western countries that want to prevent their radicalism from getting worse.
Just consider how Iran quite literally admitted that they were enriching uranium to levels that almost make the uranium sustainable for use in nuclear weapons.
Iran Nuclear Detection of Uranium Enrichment to 84% Purity – Bloomberg https://t.co/LB9zIy9lrV
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) February 19, 2023
The simple fact remains that on Donald Trump’s watch, Iran was not making these chaotic moves to destabilize the West and effectively start a mini-cold war with the West.
Could it be that Iran doesn’t think Joe Biden is a capable commander-in-chief and believes that they can get away with what they want right now? It’s hard to argue otherwise given the facts.
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