Hundreds of Iranian-backed terrorist stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday.
Iraqi security forces failed to stop the raid on the US Embassy. The Iraqi protesters were carrying Hezbollah flags.
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Not following the stand down protocols of the Obama administration, Trump moved quickly to secure the facility, the Ambassador is set to return to the facility shortly.
AH-64 Apaches were deployed to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad.
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said, “We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”
The Pentagon also announced that additional Marines will be sent in to protect the embassy.
Secretary Esper did not announce the exact amount of additional troops, but Business Insider reported that “around 100” more Marines will be sent to provide additional support and security.
VIDEO: AH-64 Apaches protect @USEmbBaghdad. ?“We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”~@EsperDoD ???? pic.twitter.com/amABHBAOcL
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) December 31, 2019
Thank goodness we have a POTUS that protects embassies instead of abandoning them to be ravaged by them enemy!
— NationalistDraintheSwamp Petunia???????? ?? (@tltyson) December 31, 2019
What a difference a real President makes @realDonaldTrump
— Jamie (@JmeDubya) December 31, 2019
President Trump didn't issue a stand down order when our Baghdad embassy was threatened
He called in the Devil Dogs pic.twitter.com/NJOkMksDXC
— Iraqi Mourner Poso ?? (@JackPosobiec) December 31, 2019
Looks like we might find out what the opposite of Benghazi looks like. #mowthelawn
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) December 31, 2019
The New York Times and other media outlets are saying “Iraqi Mourners” are responsible for today’s attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Look at the flags. This is Hezbollah.
An Iran-backed Terrorist Group.
Are these “Austere Religious Scholars” too? pic.twitter.com/Ox5sDXtB5q
— ALX ?? (@alx) December 31, 2019
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) April 11, 2019