Iran attacks us because China supports them
During Friday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on Fox News Channel, former DNI director John Ratcliffe said Iran’s attacks on Americans in the Middle East are a statement by Iran that the China – “the same China that flew a spy balloon” across the United States – has their backs.
Ratcliffe said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:10] “I appreciate that the Biden administration responded to the Iranian attacks. At least this time, unlike Afghanistan, where the response was to accidentally kill a van full of ten Afghan children, this time they have at less hit their target. But they didn’t send the response that Secretary Austin believed they would, because, as you pointed out, Pete, within hours Iran fired seven more rockets and [caused] more injuries to US forces. Compare the same situation three years ago, when an American contractor was killed, a proportionate response, sending the right message, was that we decided to eliminate the leader of the Iranian terrorist network, General Qasem Soleimani of the Iranian Al-Quds Force.
Host Pete Hegseth then asked, “By the way, how much of that – you mentioned this new axis – or increased axis between China and Russia and they’ve both been willing to work with Iran. How many of these provocations are based on the fact that Iran feels like it now has a shield or at least new allies in town ready to back them as well? »
Ratcliffe replied, “Absolutely, Pete, it is most of the time. Basically what Iran is saying is look, you know who is supporting us? Our bullying big brother China, which, by the way, the same China that flew a spy balloon across your country in front of all your citizens a few weeks ago. … The Biden administration keeps saying, we’re not looking for a conflict with Iran, we’re not looking for a conflict with Russia, we’re not looking for a conflict with China. It’s just Bidenspeak to say, we are not going to defend the United States of America and defend our people when we are attacked.
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