In 2012, the Benghazi incident was a disaster of incredible proportions, which left four brave Americans dead during the night-time attack in Libya.
But, just like President Donald Trump said, there would be no Benghazi 2.0’s under his watch.
And sure enough, within 24 hours of the president expediting over 100 Marines and two Apache gunships to the United States Embassy in Baghdad — where numerous Iran-backed militia groups began to siege the compound late last week — the activists are leaving.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Hezbollah faction leader decided to claim “victory” during the retreat of his failed siege of the U.S. compound.
Interestingly enough, this “victory” claim comes hours after Trump announced he would send an additional 750 soldiers to the region “immediately” — which would be considered a small army by any standards.
The U.S. has dismantled the idea that the Iran-backed militia groups were victorious, noting that all U.S. personnel “are secure and there has been no breach.” Matthew Tueller, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, has been out of the country for a previously scheduled vacation while the siege attempt took place.
Trump had strong words for Iran, should they continue to try to breach the compound and harm Americans, saying they will be held “fully responsible.”
“To those many millions of people in Iraq who want freedom and who don’t want to be dominated and controlled by Iran, this is your time!” the president tweeted on Tuesday, adding later that they “pay a very BIG PRICE.”
….Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
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