We must ask, is it going to be a slow cat and mouse game as the Trump administration weaves its justification for a US strike against Iran? We’re willing to betcha that War Hawk Bolton is salivating at the prospect of blowing Iran off the map.
Question is, will Trump be so stupid as to listen to the mustachioed war monger Bolton? If he does it won’t be pretty, and, the rest of the civilized world will not be in alliance with us.
Iran is NOT the foolish nation that pulled out of the Iranian arms deal that President Obama negotiated with Iran. Trump pulled the USA out, for no good reason. Iran continued honoring the limits established by the deal up until very recently. Given US actions following Trump’s foolish decision to leave the accord we must say that if we were the Iranian government we would thumb our noses at Trump and the US as well.
Excerpt from Axios article follows..
President Trump said in in a pool spray with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday that he does not believe Iran intentionally shot down an unmanned U.S. drone flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, claiming it was probably “a mistake made by somebody who shouldn’t have been doing what they did.”
Why it matters: Fears over how the Trump administration will respond to the latest Iranian provocation have reached a new high. Before welcoming Trudeau, Trump met with national security adviser John Bolton, Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss next steps.
- Asked if the U.S. was prepared to strike Iran, Trump told reporters: “You’ll find out.”
- The White House is invited Democratic and Republican leaders to attend a briefing on Iran this afternoon.
Of note: The Pentagon released a statement before Trump spoke calling the drone incident “dangerous and escalatory, claiming it was “an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset that had not violated Iranian airspace.” The Pentagon also released a video of the drone attack.
As we wait…