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3 American service members killed, 25 injured in drone attack on base in Jordan, U.S. says - CBS News

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  47 comments

By:   Stefan Becket (CBSPolitics)

3 American service members killed, 25 injured in drone attack on base in Jordan, U.S. says - CBS News
Three American service members were killed and 25 more were wounded in an unmanned drone attack on a base in Jordan on Sunday, President Biden and the U.S. military said.

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January 28, 2024 / 11:46 AM EST / CBS News



Three American service members were killed and 25 more were injured in an unmanned aerial drone attack on a base in Jordan on Sunday, President Biden and the U.S. military said.

In a statement, the president blamed the attack on "radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq." Mr. Biden said the attack happened at a base in northeast Jordan, close to the border with Syria.

U.S. Central Command, which oversees forces in the Middle East, put the number of wounded at 25, and said the identities of those killed would be withheld for 24 hours after their families had been notified.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

It was only a matter of time.

Ok Joe let's see what you are made of.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

maybe we can call on our allies the kurds to help us out? oh wait, never mind...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago

Or maybe Biden will just keep talking about abortion.

This is a problem for him. He should have been hiding in the basement by now.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago

Vic, are you aware that the 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment of the Massachusetts Army National Guard were formally sent off for their deployment on January 24th, just a few days ago. You could have given them moral support by being at their send off.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.2    one month ago

Kavika, the kind of support our service members needed was meaningful responses to all of those attacks. Instead of waiting and having them dodge bullets, Biden has normalized all these attacks.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.4  bugsy  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago
Or maybe Biden will just keep talking about abortion.

My guess is if he is scheduled to make comments about this attack, he will inevitably go out on a tangent and start talking about Bidenomics.

Then blame Trump for the attacks.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  bugsy @1.1.4    one month ago

If he can read what is written for him and find his way to and from the podium.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.6  bugsy  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.5    one month ago
If he can read what is written for him and find his way to and from the podium.

More than likely not.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  bugsy @1.1.6    one month ago

The dems claim he has 5 more years left in him.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1.8  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    one month ago
Kavika, the kind of support our service members needed was meaningful responses to all of those attacks. Instead of waiting and having them dodge bullets, Biden has normalized all these attacks.

Are you saying that our strikes on the terrorists are not meaningful? And how has Biden normalized the attacks since they happened under Trump as well.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.9  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.8    one month ago
Are you saying that our strikes on the terrorists are not meaningful?

They are not. I've been saying that right along and obviously Tehran has agreed.


And how has Biden normalized the attacks since they happened under Trump as well.

There is no comparison. Trump put an end to ISIS (Obama's "junior varsity team) and killed Soleimani.

Biden used soft targets.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1.10  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.9    one month ago
They are not. I've been saying that right along and obviously Tehran has agreed.

What nonsense, you are aware that it isn't Iran that is attacking the US it's their proxies which say they do not want to confront the US head on.

There is no comparison. Trump put an end to ISIS (Obama's "junior varsity team) and killed Soleimani.

LOL, BS it was Kurds that played a major role in defeating ISIS and Trump pissed backward on them, which is part of the course for cowards.

He killed Solamani and Iran responded with two ballistic missle attacks that injured over 100 Americans. We've been through this before and you were wrong then and you wrong now by leaving out important information. 

Cheers.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.10    4 weeks ago
you are aware that it isn't Iran that is attacking the US

" Biden blamed Iran-backed militias for the first U.S. fatalities after months of strikes by such groups against American forces across the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war."

Biden says Iran-backed militia behind drone strike that killed 3 U.S. troops, injured 25 in Jordan | PBS NewsHour




Biden couldn't be a leader on his best day.


Have a god one.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1.12  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.11    4 weeks ago
you are aware that it isn't Iran that is attacking the US

" Biden blamed Iran-backed militias for the first U.S. fatalities after months of strikes by such groups against American forces across the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war."

Once again you did not use my complete comment which was accurate and then after that you tried to make a point by using my point. 

This is my complete comment:

What nonsense, you are aware that it isn't Iran that is attacking the US it's their proxies which say they do not want to confront the US head on.

It would serve you to not stoop to that childish nonsense and debate like an adult.

Biden couldn't be a leader on his best day.

Well, he certainly had a better day than your hero, who lost a court case to E Jean Carrol to the tune of $83 million. To see him stomp out of the courtroom during closing arguments was classic, the sign of a child not an adult.

Cheers

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.13  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.12    4 weeks ago
Well, he certainly had a better day

All roads lead to Iran. It won't stop until Iran is dealt with.

Two days have gone by since those service members were killed and about 40 more injured. Biden doesn't yet know what to do.

It is this country that is having a bad day: The devil's own day.


Adios.


 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1.14  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.13    4 weeks ago
Two days have gone by since those service members were killed and about 40 more injured. Biden doesn't yet know what to do.

I'm sure it will be at least these two days, that's how it's done. A time and place of our choosing, standard military response/action. 

It is this country that is having a bad day: The devil's own day.

We have suffered a blow, a cruel blow losing three service members, but it is far from the devil's own day. 

Baamaapii

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.15  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @1.1.14    4 weeks ago

the longer the delay, the bigger the hit, especially if it's surgical. there's plenty of iranians and their proxies waiting to be killed outside of iran.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.16  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.14    4 weeks ago
I'm sure it will be at least these two days, that's how it's done. A time and place of our choosing, standard military response/action.

Oh, ya, Biden is doing everything by the book.


We have suffered a blow

And we will suffer more as long as this new line has been crossed without consequences.


Tâ ba’d

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.17  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.1.15    4 weeks ago
the longer the delay, the bigger the hit,

Then Iran must be expecting massive retaliation. Somehow, I feel that is unlikely.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.18  Ronin2  replied to  devangelical @1.1    4 weeks ago

Which Kurdish factions are you talking about?

The ones that Turkey considers terrorist groups? Or the one that we aided and protected in Iraq?

You might want to know that the factions don't get along.

The closest thing Kurds have to an independent state is the KRG, which administers semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan. The president of the KRG, Massoud Barzani, is the commander-in-chief of the Peshmerga armed forces, which number some 190,000 fighters.

Iraqi Kurdistan   serves as a model for the Syrian Kurds, who hope to establish a similar autonomous province of “Rojava” that would include the Kurdish enclaves of Afrin, Kobane and Qamishli.

Kurdish parties divided

The Kurds have never lived under centralised Kurdish state control and there are dozens of political factions divided between Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.

In Syria alone there are 17 Kurdish parties. The main one is the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is a branch of the PKK in Turkey. Founded by Abdullah Ocalan in 1978, the PKK took up arms against Ankara in 1984 to demand an independent state and has had an uneasy relationship with Turkey ever since. The group is characterised by its Marxist ideology and has been listed as a terrorist organisation by both the US and the European Union. The PKK remains Ankara’s arch-nemesis despite a ceasefire established in March 2013.

Two Kurdish parties with a deeply entrenched rivalry share power in Iraqi Kurdistan. The   Kurdistan Democratic Party   (PDK), headed by Barzani, controls the northern part of Iraqi Kurdistan and its capital, Erbil. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), based in the city of Sulaymaniyah, is dominant in the southern part.

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Rival Kurdish groups clashed in Iraq's northwestern Sinjar region on Friday, two Kurdish security sources said.
The deadly fighting erupted when Peshmerga Rojava forces moved towards the border with Syria, encroaching on territory controlled by a local affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
The unrest highlights the risk of conflict and turf war between the multiple forces arrayed against Islamic State, many of which lean on regional patrons for political support and arms.
The Peshmerga Rojava is made up of Kurds from Syria and was formed and trained in Iraq with the backing of Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq.
Friday's clashes, which lasted several hours, pitted them against the YBS, which was set up there by the PKK after it came to the aid of the Yazidi population when the area was overrun by Islamic State in the summer of 2014.
"There are martyrs and wounded on both sides," one security source said.
The war with Islamic State has enabled Kurds to expand their territory and influence in both Iraq and Syria, but it has also heightened competition amongst them, particularly in the Sinjar region.
The PKK's foothold in the area has put it on a collision course with Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which is aligned with Turkey and counts Sinjar as part of its territory.

You might want to learn a little something about our "allies" before you call on them for help. Like which faction to ask for help from.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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1.2  MrFrost  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Ok Joe let's see what you are made of.

Doesn't matter, no matter what he does, the right wing radicals will just keep right on complaining. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  MrFrost @1.2    one month ago

I'll settle for a strike on the command center or a nuke facility within Iran.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.2.2  Kavika   replied to  MrFrost @1.2    one month ago
Doesn't matter, no matter what he does, the right wing radicals will just keep right on complaining. 

Right on this article.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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1.2.3  MrFrost  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    one month ago

I'll settle for a strike on the command center or a nuke facility within Iran.

But then you would curse him as a warmonger. Christ, you've already blamed him for Ukraine. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.3  Right Down the Center  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    4 weeks ago

Maybe he will wag his finger as he says "Don't, don't don't".

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Right Down the Center @1.3    4 weeks ago

That's about the size of it and our military is paying the price.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    one month ago

160 plus attacks on out forces  with no real consequences just means this will keep happening and more troops will be hurt and killed. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @2    one month ago
160 plus attacks on out forces  with no real consequences just means this will keep happening and more troops will be hurt and killed. 

You must have missed all the strikes the US has done to date. If you so anxious to attack the two units of the Wisconsin National Guard are currently deployed in Eastern Europe you could join up.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @2.1    one month ago

There are a few comments in the last 2 threads that are getting personal. Please stop.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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3  Nerm_L    one month ago

Seems like ya can't spit without hitting an American service member.  Any idea why we have troops in Jordan other than to give some neoliberal a skim off foreign aid?  Surely this ain't another one of Biden's quid-pro-quos.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

You mean weakness invites attacks?

Will we finally get strong action?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

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devangelical
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5.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @5    one month ago

... and speaking of terrorist attacks by sheet wearing cowards, senator tom cotton.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @5.1    one month ago

Senator Tom Cotton volunteered for military service after graduating from Havard University:

On January 11, 2005, Cotton  enlisted  in the  United States Army . [10]  He entered  Officer Candidate School  (OCS) in March 2005 and was commissioned as a  second lieutenant  in June. [11]  He completed the  U.S. Army Ranger Course , [12] [13]  a 62-day small unit tactics and leadership program that earned him the  Ranger tab , and  Airborne School  to earn the  Parachutist Badge . [11]

In May 2006, Cotton was deployed to  Baghdad  as part of  Operation Iraqi Freedom  (OIF) as a platoon leader with the  101st Airborne Division . In  Iraq , he led a 41-man  air assault  infantry platoon in the  506th Infantry Regiment , and planned and performed daily combat patrols. [11]

In December 2006 Cotton was promoted to  first lieutenant  and reassigned to the  3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)  at  Fort Myer  in Arlington, Virginia, as a platoon leader. [14]

From October 2008 to July 2009, [ citation needed ]  Cotton was deployed to eastern  Afghanistan . He was assigned within the  Train Advise Assist Command – East  at its Gamberi  forward operating base  (FOB) in  Laghman Province  as the operations officer of a  Provincial Reconstruction Team  (PRT), where he planned daily  counter-insurgency  and reconstruction operations. [11]

Cotton was honorably discharged in September 2009. During his time in the service, he completed two combat deployments overseas, was awarded a  Bronze Star , two  Army Commendation Medals , a  Combat Infantryman Badge , a  Ranger tab , an  Afghanistan Campaign Medal , and an  Iraq Campaign Medal . [11]


Tom Cotton - Wikipedia



 
 
 
Greg Jones
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5.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  devangelical @5.1    one month ago

Did you ever serve? 

 
 
 
devangelical
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5.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

he got his bronze star for efficiently shuffling paperwork in a rear area office while suffering from hemorrhoids...

 
 
 
Ronin2
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5.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  devangelical @5.1.3    4 weeks ago
From October 2008 to July 2009,   [   citation needed   ]   Cotton was deployed to eastern    Afghanistan  . He was assigned within the    Train Advise Assist Command – East   at its Gamberi    forward operating base   (FOB) in    Laghman Province   as the operations officer of a    Provincial Reconstruction Team   (PRT), where he planned daily    counter-insurgency   and reconstruction operations.   [11]

You think operating at a forward base in Afghanistan is "shuffling paperwork"? 

Do you think the 12 US service members that died at the Kabul airport during Brandon's disastrous withdrawal were just pulling guard duty?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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6  seeder  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

"Military officials have released the identities of three Army Reserve soldiers killed in a one-way drone attack that occurred Sunday at a U.S. military base in northeastern Jordan near the country’s borders with Syria and Iraq.

The three fallen troops were all members of the Army Reserve’s 718th Engineer Company. Their names, according to Defense Department and Army releases, are: Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, a resident of Carrollton, Georgia; Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Georgia; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Georgia."

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Three Army Reserve soldiers were killed in the Jan. 28, 2024, drone attack on the Tower 22 base in Jordan. From L to R: Spc. Kennedy L. Sanders, Spc. Breonna A. Moffett, and Sgt. William J. Rivers. All three were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, based at Fort Moore, Georgia. (Courtesy/Army Public Affairs)


"At least 34 other service members were injured in the attack, including eight who required medical evacuation from Jordan, said Central Command. Iran-backed militia groups, supported by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps, launched the drone, according to U.S. officials.

The drone hit the soldiers’ housing units, the Army release said, adding that an investigation into their deaths is underway."



Pentagon IDs Army Reserve soldiers killed in Jordan Tower 22 attack (navytimes.com)

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7  seeder  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces may have mistaken an enemy drone for an American one and let it pass unchallenged into a desert base in Jordan where it  killed three U.S. troops  and wounded dozens more, officials said Monday.

Enemy Drone That Killed US Troops in Jordan Was Mistaken for a US Drone, Preliminary Report Suggests (usnews.com)

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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7.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    4 weeks ago
W hite House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre triggered outrage Monday after saying three US troops killed by a weekend drone strike in Jordan had died “fighting on behalf of the administration” rather than America.

The woman is bullshit

 
 
 
JBB
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8  JBB    4 weeks ago

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