Three U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday in Jordan, while more than 40 other service members were injured following an uncrewed aerial attack at a military base in Jordan near the Syrian border.
3 US Soldiers Killed in Jordan
Drone Strike Linked to Iran
1/31/24 By Tim Buck
And the dread of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that surrounded Judah.
2 Chron. 17:10
Just weeks after Israel invaded Gaza in response to Hamas’s deadly attack on Oct. 7, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei convened a meeting of militia leaders across an alliance Tehran calls ‘the axis of resistance.’
Iran has been attacking Israel and the United States for years, not directly but through their Islamic terror proxies like the Houthi’s in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza and the West Bank.
Tehran supplies the military training through their IRGC, and provides the rockets and missiles. In their excitement to do evil, the Prince of Persia may have crossed the line this time and killed 3 US soldiers. So it’s now up to Biden to respond!
“The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.”
If Trump or any other Republican was in the White House, the response to Iran would likely have happened already. Biden may try something substantial, as he wants very much to look strong in an election year.
FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: The attack, which Khamenei had publicly praised as an “epic victory,” marked a crescendo of four decades of Iranian efforts to train and arm a network of nonstate militant groups as a way to threaten its enemies and extend its influence in the Middle East.
But behind closed doors, the Iranian leader told senior Hamas representatives, along with Lebanese, Iraqi, Yemeni and other Palestinian militia leaders, that Tehran had no intention of directly entering the conflict and widening the war, according to two high-ranking officials from Hamas and two from Hezbollah. Side battles, he told the delegates, risked distracting the world from Israel’s devastating incursions in Gaza.
Now the axis faces a moment of truth. As Iran’s allies stoke even more fires across the region—from attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, and now on our troops in Jordan—they are pushing the US to the brink of a direct conflict.
U.S. officials blamed Sunday’s drone strike on an Iran-backed group, and the White House on Monday said it believed the perpetrators were supported by Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian militia ally based in Iraq, with forces in Syria. President Biden said he was weighing how to retaliate.
Let’s pray for America and for our leaders to make the right decisions.