Bill Maher Slaps Down The View's Sunny Hostin on Israel and 'Wokeism' With...
New Emails Show John Kerry Blocked FBI From Making Arrests on Iranian Terrorists...
Anatomy of a Kangaroo Court
How Gross Are Democrats?
Did The FBI Plot To Assassinate President Trump?
President Biden's Disappointing Morehouse Speech
Here Is What Scares Me
Biden's Black Lies Matter
'Diversity' Without Virtue and Shared Values Is Chaos
When Evil Was Called Good
Electoral College Dropout?
Economic Anxiety Under Biden Has Reached a Fever Pitch
President Raisi’s Death: An Accident, or a Plot and Does It Matter?
Ohio Has a Warning for Joe Biden
California Has Become a Billboard Advertisement for Trump Amid Rising Gas Prices
Tipsheet

Watch: Hero US Military Embassy Guards Remain in Place During Attack

Supporters of an Iran-backed militia have attacked the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq just two days after the U.S. carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Kataeb Hezbollahin in retaliation for the killing of a U.S. contractor near Kirkuk, Iraq on Friday. The militia also injured four U.S. troops and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces. The protesters were shouting, "Death to America!" as they stormed the U.S. compound on Tuesday.

Advertisement

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) shared a video of a dozen military guards at the embassy courageously remaining in place as the attack continued, and asked his followers to pray for them.

Rubio added that he knows exactly who's behind today's attack, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and that they are "not above carrying out false flag sniper fire against its own militia surrogates or even bystanders in order to have the U.S. blamed."

Last April the Trump administration officially designated the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, the first time that the U.S. had ever named a part of another government as such.

Advertisement

"This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft," the president's statement read. "The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign.

"This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences."

President Trump emphasized that point after the New Year's Eve attack, warning the regime that it will be held fully responsible.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the U.S. airstrikes against the Iran-backed militia on Monday, explaining that they were a "defensive action" intended to protect American interests in the Middle East and deter Iran.

Advertisement

This is the only way to get their attention, Sen. Rubio explained.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement