Biden Is Lowering The Bar for Military Attack Excuses
In an article published by "The Washington Post", insiders detail how the Biden administration is threatening to respond to Iranian attacks "even if no American personnel are killed or injured."
"The Washington Post" reported that the United States had informed Iran, through diplomatic channels, that "the US will respond forcefully even if no American personnel is killed or injured."
The newspaper said that Washington informed Iran that the recent strikes in Syria and Iraq were "conducted to disrupt and deter, not escalate."
"We have a responsibility to demonstrate that attacking Americans carries consequences, and that is true whether or not those attacks inflict casualties," a senior administration official told the newspaper.
"If you attack us, we are going to respond," the official added.
The Washington Post indicated that this message, which had been conveyed to Iran, "represents a shift in policy from the Trump era" and also indicates, according to the newspaper, that "Biden lowers the bar for the use of military force."
Senior officials in the Biden administration believe that the policy has done little to deter the wave of missile attacks on US facilities in Iraq.
According to "the Washington Post," these attacks are reported to have increased dramatically in 2019 and 2020 after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal and began imposing numerous sanctions on Tehran's economy.
The United States had launched raids on the Popular Mobilization Forces at the Syrian-Iraqi border. In Iraq, the Sayyid al-Shuhada Brigades announced the martyrdom of 4 members of the 14th Brigade due to the American aggression.