On Wednesday morning, President Trump addressed
the nation to discuss Iran’s rocket strikes on US bases in Iraq. The strikes left no Americans dead or injured. At one point during the speech, President
Trump shredded the Obama Administration, saying that they were the ones who funded the rockets
that struck the bases in Iraq. “The missiles fired last night at us and
our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration,” the
President said. The strikes conducted by Iran was their form
of “revenge” after their top terrorist Qassem Soleimani was killed by a US drone. Check out what the Daily Wire reported: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
(IRGC) began its “fierce revenge” for the killing of its notorious general, Qassem
Soleimani, by launching over a dozen ballistic missiles Tuesday at two military bases in
Iraq where U.S troops are stationed. American officials say there were no reported
casualties and the damage to the bases was minimal. Now Iran’s foreign minister is signaling
that the country hopes for de-escalation, though Iran’s supreme leader is sending
another message: the missile strikes are “not enough.” “The fierce revenge by the Revolutionary
Guards has begun,” the IRGC said in a statement. The Pentagon has released details of the attack. Check out what they said: “At approximately
5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against
U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq,” the Defense Department announced. “It is clear that these missiles were launched
from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition
personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil.” In total, Iran fired 22 missiles at two military
bases where US troops were station. Many of the rockets either missed their target
or failed to detonate. According to the Pentagon, the United States
have taken “appropriate measures” to safeguard against an attack. “In recent days and in response to Iranian
threats and actions, the Department of Defense has taken all appropriate measures to safeguard
our personnel and partners,” the statement says. “These bases have been on high alert due
to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the
region.” The Daily Wire continues: The measures taken to protect U.S. troops
against attack appears to have been successful. “United States officials initially said
there were no immediate indications of American casualties, and senior Iraqi officials later
said that there were no American or Iraqi casualties in the strikes,” the Times reports. With reports indicating that the damage from
the IRCG’s “fierce revenge” was minimal, the question is what will Iran do next. As highlighted by Washington Examiner’s
Jamie McIntyre, Iran’s foreign minister has strongly signaled that the country is
seeking de-escalation. “Iran took & concluded proportionate measures
in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack
against our citizens & senior officials were launched,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad
Zarif tweeted after the attack Tuesday night. “We do not seek escalation or war, but will
defend ourselves against any aggression.” What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!