Biden, Jen Psaki & Kamala Harris blasted for ‘hypocritical’ tweets slamming Trump strikes after dropping bombs on Syria

PRESIDENT Joe Biden, Ken Psaki, and Kamala Harris have been accused of hypocrisy in relation to tweets slamming Trump strikes, after dropping bombs on Syria.

The U.S. dropped seven 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions, ( JDAMs) reportedly killing 22, at a crossing used by Iranian-backed militia groups to move weapons across the border.

The attack, which marked Joe Biden’s first military operation, came in the wake of rocket attacks by fanatics on American targets in neighboring Iraq.

The U.S. appeared to be retaliating for a February 15 rocket attack on the American military base at Erbil International Airport – which was later claimed by the Guardians of Blood Brigade.

The violent operation has drawn accusations of double standards, after Twitter users have resurfaced old tweets slamming the Trump administration’s Middle East air strikes.

In one tweet, dating back to 2019, Biden called Donald Trump “erratic” and “impulsive” after he threatened to bomb Iran.

“No president should order a military strike without fully understanding the consequences,” he wrote.

'We don't need another war in the Middle East, but Trump's actions toward Iran only make that more likely.'

Trump pulled out of the 2019 airstrikes referenced in Biden’s tweet, reportedly changing his mind '10 minutes before the strike,' over fears for civilian casualties.

And another tweet of Biden’s tweets, from October 2019, surfaced in which he once again referred to then-President Trump as 'erratic' and 'impulsive'.

This time, the criticism was over a decision to pull troops from their posts in Syria, where they had been supporting Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS.

A Turkish invasion was launched infiltrating Kurdish factions, leading to accusations of war crimes, including summary executions.

The ensuing conflict would lead to more than 300,000 being displaced.

When campaigning for the Democratic nomination, Biden told a crowd in Iowa that the Trump administration had “abandoned” Kurdish allies in the region.

“The events of the past week … have had devastating clarity of just how dangerous this president is,” he said.

Embattled Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene weighed in on the controversy, with a tweet claiming Joe Biden had “jumped right back into Barack Obama’s Syrian Civil War”.

“The GOP should oppose the DC Swamp / Deep State's blood thirsty desire for endless wars,” she said.

“Biden has supported sending Americans to die in wars for 50 years (Iraq)”

“We need leaders who put #AmericaFirst!”

It wasn’t just Biden’s past tweets under examination; a tweet from press Secretary Jen Psaki in 2017 questioning the legality of attacking Syria had also resurfaced.

“Assad is a brutal dictator,” she wrote.

“But Syria is a sovereign country.”

Democrat Ilhan Omar was one of those to draw attention to the old tweet, which he responded to today with his own tweet, saying “Great question”.

Critics of Mr Biden’s administration have also been quick to jump on tweets from Ms Harris from 2018, where she questioned strikes ordered by then US President Donald Trump’s administration.

“I strongly support our men and women in uniform and believe we must hold Assad accountable for his unconscionable use of chemical weapons. But I am deeply concerned about the legal rationale of last night’s strikes,” Harris' tweet read.

“The president needs to lay out a comprehensive strategy in Syria in consultation with Congress — and he needs to do it now.”

The claims of hypocrisy follow an attack ordered by Biden earlier this week, which appeared to be retaliation for a February 15 rocket attack on the American military base at Erbil International Airport – which was later claimed by the Guardians of Blood Brigade.

That attack, in a region run by Kurds, killed one contractor who was not American and injured numerous American contractors and an American service member.

The U.S. has not definitively blamed any specific group for the outrage or attributed it to any Iranian proxies in the region, but the administration had made it clear where it places the blame.

"At President Biden's direction, U.S. military forces… conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria," said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby after last night's strike.

Kirby said that Biden ordered the strikes at Al Bukamal after consulting with U.S. allies, including coalition partners.

They were authorized "in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel," he stated.

"President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq."

He revealed that the strikes destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS).

Pentagon officials later revealed they had offered up several larger groups of targets but Biden approved the smallest option. 

"I'm confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters flying with him from California to Washington. 

He added: "We're confident that that target was being used by the same Shia militants that conducted the strikes," he said referring to the February 15 attack.

"We said a number of times that we will respond on our timeline. We wanted to be sure of the connectivity and we wanted to be sure that we had the right targets."

A little-known Shiite militant group calling itself Saraya Awliya al-Dam, Arabic for Guardians of Blood Brigade, claimed responsibility for the February 15 attack. 

A week later, a rocket attack in Baghdad's Green Zone appeared to target the U.S. Embassy compound, but no one was hurt. 

Iran this week said it has no links to the Guardians of Blood Brigade. 

The rocket attacks on U.S. positions in Iraq were carried out as Washington and Tehran are looking for a way to return to the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by former U.S. President Donald Trump.


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