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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – US Secretary of Defence James Mattis stated that the US’ airstrike reportedly against an Iranian backed militia in al-Tanf, Syria, was in “self defence,” during a press conference in Washington DC, Friday.

“It was necessitated, sir, by offensive movement with offensive capability of what we believe were Iranian-directed — I don’t know there were Iranians on the ground, but by Iranian-directed forced inside an established and agreed-upon deconfliction zone,” stated Mattis.

In response to questions on the situation in North Korea, Mattis said that “a military solution, it is going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale, and so our effort is to work with the U.N., work with China, work with Japan, work with South Korea to try to find a way out of this situation.”

Video courtesy: Department of Defence

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Joe Doe
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What a liar, but again lying, backstabbing and stealing is deep americans cultures. The sad part is the world leaders don’t see or don’t want to see the americans lies

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Propaganda again. Repeating as parrots a lie that this is a deconfliction zone. Pure bullshit from the mouth of “Mad Dog” Mattis. There is no “agreed-upon deconfliction zone” in Al Tanf and they should get the h**l out of Syrian soil ASAP.

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it will be great to put a bullet on Mattis head in an act of self defense, given the long tradition of JewSA attacking citizens all over the world

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And you know it well as you’re a Jew 😆

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And you know that you’re an Umayyad Wahhabi ?

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What a joke! The Americans invade and occupy the Syrian post of al-Tanf and, when the rightful owners come to reclaim it, the Americans attack them arguing “self-defence”!
This is worthy of Alice-in-Wonderland.

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A deconfliction zone or not it is irrelevant. The fact is the USA forces are on the Syrian land ILLEGALLY! The SAA has every single right to attack them and destroy them. If the US forces try to defend, not attack but defend they can still be seen as an occupying force. FULL STOP, EOD! The USA is an occupying force as it was Germany under Hitler in 1938 and 1939.

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Makes no sense. They had 1960s weapons and were 30 km away. Hope they are able to deploy AA systems now

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James Mattis, Your nose is growing.

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Miserables, el que tiene derecho a defenderse es el pueblo Sirio a través de su ejercito y el gobierno contra los mercenarios invasores…

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Sergio González

“Hey everyone! So, this airstrike that we did, that targeted a foreign country’s military (within their own country) to prevent them from retaking part of their country from terrorists was SELF DEFENCE.”

US military spokesmen, can you not quit embarrassing yourselves for like 5 minutes? This is beyond hypocritical.