In a recent statement, former US President Donald Trump attributed the drone attack along the Jordanian-Syrian border, resulting in the killing of US troops, to what he perceives as the "weakness" and "surrender" of President Joe Biden. Trump also criticized Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, accusing him of not adequately safeguarding US troops deployed overseas.
On his social media platform Truth Social, Trump stated, "This brazen attack on the US is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and surrender." Other Republicans, and even some Democrats, have also condemned Biden for various foreign policy decisions.
Trump specifically criticized Biden for softening relations with Iran, contrasting it with his own "Maximum Pressure" policy from three years ago. He claimed that Iran, weakened and financially strained at that time, received billions of dollars from Biden, which, according to Trump, the Iranian regime has used to fuel violence in the Middle East.
Moreover, Trump asserted that if he were still the President, attacks like the one that occurred along the Jordanian-Syrian border wouldn't have taken place. He stated, "Had I been the President, there would have been [a different outcome], but now we are on the brink of World War 3," as reported by The Washington Examiner.
Reports indicate that three US military personnel were killed and dozens injured in the drone attack by Hezbollah at a US base along the Jordanian-Syrian border. The US Central Command mentioned that these are the first US troops killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the Hamas-led militants attacked Israel on October 7. The identities of the service members will be withheld until 24 hours after their families have been notified, according to the US Central Command.
(With Agency Inputs)