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Trump-Biden Continuity As U.S. Military Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria

Added 02-26-21 10:21:02am EST - “Plus: The Republican Civil War has ended before it began, Mr. Potato Head rage is misplaced, and more...” - Reason.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reason.com: “Trump-Biden Continuity As U.S. Military Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The U.S launched airstrikes Thursday on two compounds in Syria that were allegedly controlled by Iranian militias. A "handful" of enemy combatants were killed in the attacks, U.S. officials told the press.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed that President Joe Biden ordered the strikes in response to "continuing threats to American and coalition personnel there," according to The New York Times.

It was feared that the militants were part of a weapons smuggling operation, but the Biden administration also wanted to send a message that this sort of thing would not be tolerated, U.S. officials told CNN.

Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) condemned the airstrikes as a foolish intervention in Syria's ongoing civil war.

@POTUS dragging the US into Syria's civil war is a huge mistake. I strongly condemn this foolish military adventurism.

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