Former President Donald Trump has strongly condemned sitting President Joe Biden for the deaths of three U.S. troops and dozens of casualties in a drone attack on Sunday.
“The drone attack on a U.S. Military Installation in Jordan, killing 3 American Servicemembers, and wounding many more, marks a horrible day for America,” he said on Truth Social.
“My most profound sympathies go to the Families of the Brave Servicemembers we have lost,” he continued. “I ask all Americans to join me in praying for those who have been wounded. This brazen attack on the United States is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and surrender….”
“Three years ago, Iran was weak, broke, and totally under control,” he continued. “Thanks to my Maximum Pressure policy, the Iranian Regime could barely scrape two dollars together to fund their terrorist proxies.”
“Then Joe Biden came in and gave Iran billions of dollars, which the Regime has used to spread bloodshed and carnage throughout the Middle East,” he went on. “This attack would NEVER have happened if I was President, not even a chance – Just like the Iranian-backed Hamas attack on Israel would never have happened, the War in Ukraine would never have happened, and we would right now have Peace throughout the World. Instead, we are on the brink of World War 3….”
“This terrible day is yet more proof that we need an immediate return to PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH, so that there will be no more chaos, no more destruction, and no more loss of precious American lives,” he added. “Our Country cannot survive with Joe Biden as Commander in Chief.”
Three American fatalities were reported by CNN on Sunday:
Three American service members were killed and at least two dozen were injured in a drone attack overnight on a small US outpost in Jordan, US officials told CNN, marking the first time US troops have been killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the beginning of the Gaza war.
The killing of three Americans at Tower 22 in Jordan near the border with Syria is a significant escalation of an already-precarious situation in the Middle East.
On Sunday, US Central Command issued a statement confirming that three service personnel were killed and 25 wounded in a one-way drone strike that “impacted at a base in northeast Jordan.”
As of Friday, there have been over 158 strikes against US and coalition personnel in Iraq and Syria, the CNN report noted, yet authorities have classified the relentless barrage of drones, rockets, and missiles as ineffective since they have seldom resulted in major injury or damage to infrastructure.
The number of injured US soldiers has increased to 34, possible traumatic brain injuries are estimated, according to US Official report.— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) January 28, 2024
The attack was carried out by Iranian-backed militias on the US base named "Tower 22" in Jordan. https://t.co/t15FMFaGKM pic.twitter.com/72AIK6qcuZ
The number of American casualties were reported to have risen to 34 injured, marking a dramatic escalation of military conflict with the United States in the Middle East.
Last night, Joe Biden referred to Donald Trump as the “sitting president.”
Last night, Biden referred to President Trump as the "sitting president" pic.twitter.com/X1cMTsQrsN— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 28, 2024
If only Americans could be so fortunate.