For two days, Iranian-backed protestors attacked the American embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Liberal critics and the media claimed we had another Benghazi on our hands. But unlike that disaster, Trump responded immediately. Thanks to his swift actions, American lives were saved.
If you’ve been following the news, you probably heard about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Hundreds of protestors set up camp outside the facility. But they weren’t there to peacefully demonstrate. They attacked the building, setting parts of it on fire. Their intentions were very clear, to wipe out Americans in the region.
These “protestors” were showing support for the terrorist-loving nation of Iran. The United States had recently confronted the rogue country over its attempts to assault an Iraqi Army base. Iran killed a U.S. contractor and injured several American soldiers.
The events at our embassy were quickly escalating. It was clear that the protestors weren’t about to leave. They were getting entrenched, preparing for a long siege against our men and women. If the U.S. response wasn’t quick and direct, many lives would have been lost.
It seems the liberal media was all too happy to call this, “Trump’s Benghazi.” You can imagine they were hoping for a disaster—where American lives were lost. Media outlets were quick to make it seem like this was entirely the president’s fault, just to score political points for their side.
Imagine being so depraved, so evil, that you’d cheer for the death of Americans?
But thankfully, President Trump is nothing like Hillary Clinton. He did not sit back and do nothing as this situation deteriorated. Immediately, he sent troops and promised a swift response.
Now, the problem is gone.
The siege outside of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad came to an end Wednesday afternoon after dozens of pro-Iran militiamen and their supporters withdrew from the compound.
The two-day crisis started early Tuesday, when, in an orchestrated assault, hundreds of protesters stormed the embassy compound, one of the most heavily fortified U.S. diplomatic missions in the world.
As the militiamen cleared the area, smoke still rose from a section of the compound building where hours before they had lit a fire on the roof…
Earlier Wednesday morning, the protesters had set up around 50 tents, along with a makeshift clinic. Cooks with aprons were serving meals out of giant pots…
Some 100 U.S. Marines arrived at the embassy late Tuesday to bolster security as President Trump has denounced the actions by protesters, vowing the situation in Baghdad “will not be a Benghazi.”
Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the immediate deployment of an infantry battalion of about 750 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division to the Middle East…
Officials said more than 650 paratroopers are already on their way to Kuwait, and roughly 4,000 more have been told to pack their bags for a possible deployment. [Source: Fox News]
You don’t have to guess what those protestors were trying to do. They set up tents, ready for a long siege against our embassy. They were preparing, perhaps waiting for reinforcements—who would have most likely been armed.
I guess these terrorists thought we still had Obama and Clinton in power! They weren’t counting on Donald Trump’s immediate and swift response. One hundred marines showed up, along with 750 soldiers. In two days, the protest was over and the cowardly Iranians turned tail and ran.
The damage to the embassy was undeniable. You can believe it would have gotten much worse, with loss of life, had Trump not responded so quickly.
Democrats were hoping for another Benghazi. Some in the media were actually hoping the situation would get worse. All so they could use it as a reason to attack our president.
But, like the Iranians, they weren’t counting on Donald Trump being every inch the leader we believe him to be. Since the start of his presidency, he’s backed our troops and people overseas. He was not going to abandon them, as previous leaders had.
The response and de-escalation is a victory for all of us. The first of the year.