Drone attack in Jordan kills three US troops

January 29 — The United States has lost military lives in the Middle East for the first time since war broke out in Gaza last year. 

A drone strike in Jordan has killed three soldiers in the US Army as well as injuring 30 service members. 

President Joe Biden has said the US will respond. 

Retired Army Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg said, “Anybody who didn’t see this coming in national security is a fool.”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “We all should be concerned about where this may go because after the drone attack, this Iranian group has come out taking responsibility for it. They are citing the US government support for Israel as the reason behind this. They seem to be signaling that more things are coming.”

The war hawks in the Senate like Tom Cotton, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn, are all saying the US should launch bombs. 

Barkdoll said, “They want to go out on full attack in Iran. So the US will do something, maybe today, maybe tomorrow. No doubt plans are underway in the Pentagon right now to do something. Of course, though, this is often the kind of incident that can quickly spread on to a much bigger scale war with Iran. That’s been a concern from square one with this situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip.”

Reporting has shown that Iran has engaged in more than 100 drone attacks since October. 

Barkdoll noted, “Now this is the first one that we have US service members who have been killed. So this is a very volatile situation. I’m concerned this actually could get worse as the week goes on.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “Iran, what are they seeing here in this country that’s encouraging them to do this? They’re seeing multiple things. They’re seeing, of course, the Biden administration relaxing the financial impacts to them that was under the Trump administration. They’re also seeing the American people, the young people coming out on the streets and saying they don’t want the United States to be backing Israel, either. They know that this current administration has backed itself into a corner when you have its own constituency of young Americans saying they agree with Iran’s position, essentially. I remember years ago, different conservative pundits think, especially Glenn Beck saying the Islamist, the communists, the socialists, and the people who want chaos, will all band together, and they’re not necessarily on the same side. They have different opinions, but it all works towards making the United States look weak to enemies like Iran. Where’s it going to go with this? Because nobody wants to escalate to World War III and yet they put themselves in this terrible position of appeasement that we saw under the Obama administration as well. This is where appeasement leads you.”

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “Here’s the other layer to this, you saw this last week they have relaxed the standards in which men can enlist. You don’t need a GED. You don’t need a high school diploma. You can’t help but think putting two to two together, I guess we’re going to need a whole group of people that we can sacrifice for this administration right now. Go back and think about what Obama did with your money with interest and send that money to Iran. Don’t forget that he put pallets of money, your money, to Iran, number one, and then Joe Biden relaxes all of this stuff and gives good old firepower back to Iran. Here we go again. It’s the damn 70s again,

Barkdoll said, “You think back to World War II, the way our grandfathers and relatives, they all went to serve and they came back and did what they needed to do for the US. I don’t know in today’s world, I mean, if such an incident were to occur, I don’t see the younger generation showing up like our forefathers did to fight for the country.”

The US Navy has had to significantly lower their admissions requirements in the last few years. 

Barkdoll said, “This has been going on now for years. Year after year, the Navy and the Army are falling way short on enlistment goals. The Navy had over 6,000 people last year. The army was over 15,000 last year, and that’s every year, year after year after year, and they had already lowered test score requirements and they’re still not attracting people to get in. There is no doubt that these nefarious actors, whether it’s Iran or other countries that don’t like the US, they’re looking at all of this and do they see spots now where we have vulnerabilities and what does this put the US now in with Israel? I mean, Israeli aid is part of this border package that the Senate has been debating, tens of billions of dollars the US is preparing to send to Israel if this package passes. So now in light of this drone attack, and this militant group citing the US support for Israel as the reason for this, does this change now Biden and Congress’s position on Israeli support? It’s a real mass.”

Ryan said, “I said it years ago, they want your kids young, dumb and numb, so let’s get them all stoned. Let’s degrade the education requirements and let’s find a whole group of easy targets to put on the front line. Our treasures are being sacrificed for what? You don’t have to be a Rhodes scholar to figure out what’s happening.”