‘Fox & Friends’ Guest: Iran ‘Invaded the United States, Our Sovereign Soil’ by Attacking Baghdad Embassy
A Fox News guest has claimed that the recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad amounts to an attack on the United States itself. Jim Hanson told Fox & Friends on Thursday that action should be taken against Iran. Protesters attempted to storm the embassy earlier this week in an action many believe was organized by one of Iran’s proxies in the country.
“They attacked us,” Hanson said. “I think the question is can we play tit-for-tat or can we actually do something that will show them it’s gonna hurt them to do things like this? They attacked us in Iraq. We responded. President Trump strongly and hit bases of theirs in Iraq and Syria.”
“The problem is, those are proxies. Those are Iraqis in Syrians who Iran has conscripted. Next they actually took the step of attacking U.S. territory. They invaded the United States, our sovereign soil.”
Hanson is wrong. U.S. embassies remain the territory of the receiving state and do not constitute part of the U.S. However, his error is very common and betrays his misunderstanding of diplomatic procedure.
“Now the question is how do we hit them in a I think that doesn’t turn the Iraqis and Syrians against us and shows them awe mean business? I think there are ways to do that.”
Hanson went on to call for military strikes, doubling down on his claim that the U.S. had been attacked.
“Well, I think the time’s come, if they’re going to attack United States, that we should take some of their dangerous toys out of commission. And stop their ability to attack tankers and show them that Iran has skin in the game and not the Iranian people but the IRGC and their elements that they use for terror attacks.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.