(DCWatchdog.com) – In what can only be deemed a big blunder or an alarming remark, Kamala Harris stated America wouldn’t send troops to back up its ally Israel in its defense against evil Islamist terrorists – despite US officials vowing an intervention if Iran formally enters the war.
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On October 7, Israel was invaded by thousands of terrorists from the Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which are believed to be controlled by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hezbollah, another Iran proxy but a more powerful one, has been making threats against America and carrying out drone and rocket attacks against US troops in military bases in Syria and Iraq.
In a “60 Minutes” interview aired Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris declared the United States wouldn’t have boots on the ground in Israel or the Gaza Strip, the tiny enclave from which Hamas invaded the US ally, massacring over 1,400 people.
“We have absolutely no intention, nor do we have any plans to send combat troops into Israel or Gaza,” Harris stated, as cited by Newsmax.
The report points out the US Navy has already dispatched two carrier strike groups close to Israel.
Furthermore, in reaction to attacks on American forces in Iraq and Syria by Iran-supported groups, the US has deployed an additional 900 troops to the Middle East. This augmentation coincides with US airstrikes targeting Iranian weapons depots in Syria.
In a significant maritime intervention, the USS Carney, positioned in the northern Red Sea, successfully intercepted a salvo of land attack cruise missiles and drones.
These were launched by Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen, aiming towards Israel. This action marks the first direct US military defense of Israel in this conflict, Newmax observes.
Harris emphasized the Biden administration’s support for Israel while arguing Hamas and the Palestinians were not the same thing. Hamas has ruled Gaza since 2006.
“A terrorist organization, Hamas, slaughtered hundreds of young people at a concert… Israel, without any question, has a right to defend itself. That being said, it is very important that there be no conflation between Hamas and the Palestinians,” the vice president said.
“The Palestinians deserve equal measures of safety and security, self-determination and dignity, and we have been very clear that the rules of war must be adhered to, and that there be humanitarian aid that flows,” Harris insisted.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 29, 2023