'Hit Iran now': Critics Lash Out After Attack Kills 3 US Service Members in Jordan
Critics took aim at President Biden’s Middle East policy after three American service members were killed in an attack on a base in Jordan near the border with Syria.
“Hit Iran now,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement after the Sunday attack, January 28. “Hit them hard.”
Graham’s comment comes after three U.S. service members were killed and 25 more were injured in a drone attack on northeast Jordan which sits close to the border with Syria, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed.
“On Jan. 28, three U.S. service members were killed and 25 injured from a one-way attack UAS that impacted at a base in northeast Jordan, near the Syria border. As a matter of respect for the families and in accordance with DoD policy, the identities of the service members will be withheld until 24 hours after their next of kin have been notified,” CENTCOM said in a statement. “Updates will be provided as they become available.”
Biden was briefed on the matter by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer, according to the White House, with Biden blaming “radical Iran-backed militant groups” for the attack. (FN / VFI News)
“Lord, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the families mourning the three American soldiers and we pray that You comfort them. We also pray for the injured and hope for an immediate recovery. May You bring about the end of Iranian terror throughout the Middle East and help re-establish peace in all its nations.”