Iran “schools” Trump, now seeking peace after weeks of childish threats

As we await President Trump’s response to Iran’s missile attack, one word is everywhere: confusion.

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Introduction: Trump tells us no one was killed.  If someone was, the US would lie about it but after hearing the deafening explosions at al Asad, thundering from 5 miles away, it must have been magic.

One report from Israel claims they received 224 wounded, flown to that country for treatment.  That story is not confirmed.

Iran claims 80 Americans were killed.  That is possible, even likely considering the size of the attack but also not confirmed.  Trump could be telling the truth, there is no reason to not believe him other than than this would be the first time we have caught him not lying.

Iran is clearly capable of ending US involvement in the Middle East and can destroy Saudi Arabia, all US bases in the region except Diego Garcia and any US ships.

They can do much more than this and simply told Trump they were ready to do exactly that.

Then again, the US was unable to shoot down a single missile where Syria gets by US standards, about 30% and the Russians claim about 80%.  We accept half, maybe more.

America can’t match that.

Worse still, if these Iranian missiles all hit the runway, meaning they are accurate to with less than 10 meters, what we guessed is true, Iran’s thousands of missiles represent the pinnacle of conventional response, especially considering their new cruise type missiles.

As for range, Iran’s longest range large scale deployments reach all of Saudi Arabia, all of Egypt, can reach Rome or Austria and almost to Diego Garcia.

America’s huge air base in Qatar is with the range of thousands of Iranian missiles.

Any of their missiles can hit Israel and, as Israel tell us continually, 6,000 are located in Lebanon already, aimed at key Israeli industries.

We wait for Trump to speak but this from the Washington Post:

Washington Post: There’s confusion over Trump’s rationale for assassinating Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Confusion over Trump’s broader strategic goals. Confusion over whether Trump wants to appear militarily unhinged and threatening or restrained. And confusion over whether Trump is betraying his promise to avoid foreign entanglements or honoring it.

All this confusion traces back to one of Trump’s biggest lies: The idea that the Iran nuclear agreement constituted a wretched display of elite failure and American weakness, and that Trump has replaced it with an approach that’s “strong.”

That tone contrasts sharply with Trump’s bellicose but toddler-like pounding of his toy war drums (his Twitter feed), which has included threats of “disproportionate” force and even war crimes. But the guy with the toy war drums also controls the U.S. military, so let’s hope Trump is looking for an off-ramp.

Iran may have given Trump that off-ramp by launching a strike that apparently didn’t kill Americans. If he de-escalates — perhaps by declaring that Iran blinked in the face of his show of strength — that will be great, as far as it goes.

But the larger point here remains this: None of this has to be happening at all.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/08/trumps-deepening-iran-morass-all-started-with-one-big-lie/

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9 COMMENTS

  1. For years, the Wise Former President of USSR Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev has been saying, “The Next War is NOT WW-3, It is “THE LAST WAR” WERE NO ONE WILL SURVIVE.

    The ONLY person in the Entire World, who NEEDS “The Assassination of Iran’s High Ranking General like Qassem Soleimani and Rejoicing his killing” is a “The Mad Man/the Enemy of The World.” Therefore, he/she SHOULD BE FIRED/PUT IN PRISON IMMEDIATELY, WHETHER IT IS A WORLD LEADER OR A POLITICAL ADVISORS.

    This is ACTING LIKE RAMBO or THE KING OF THE PLANET, FORGETTING CHINA/RUSSIA.
    https://www.biography.com/political-figure/mikhail-gorbachev

  2. The Iran nuclear deal was like getting in a car that only had lap seat belts and tearing them out because you want shoulder belts thus ending up with none… If you buy into the Iranian nuclear hysteria at all.

  3. Although it is hard to believe they could control events so close, it would appear no U.S. casualties by Iran. I think they gave Israel Lover President a soft ball pitch to avoid more lies from his big mouth. No one can believe anything he says anyway. He could be plotting at attack on Iran right now. He is a piece of garbage with zero honor or integrity.

  4. at this stage, given Bibi’s hold on Trump, we can safely conclude that all of Trump’s talking points are generated by Israel via Stephen Miller, Trump’s speech writer. Trump is an empty vessel, a front man, a puppet, an avatar, a drugged & compromised tool.

  5. Ahhh, “Confusion” … what a wonderful word.
    The WaPo is confused, because there is “confusion ” about trump’s “rational” behind the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani.

    “Rationale”.
    And I thought WTF, I missed it. I effing missed it!
    There is rational behind it.
    Here I was thinking it was ignorance.

    I thought that rationale meant something like “underlying reasons” or “a road map of principles”. Obviously “confusion” is all mine!

    Confusion if “Trump wants to appear militarily unhinged and threatening or restrained.” WTF??
    He “appears” unhinged? Military?? Not an effing clue!
    Threatening?? Restrained??

    Which idiots write this crap?

    Your president, Mr. & Mrs. Americans, is a murderous raving lunatic!
    No “confusion” possible!

    What hasn’t sunken in yet, is that what happened to Soleimani can happen to ANY American citizen, at home or anywhere in the world.
    You can be effing offed at anytime for anything which is deemed undesirable.

    Michael Hastings noticed that on an afternoon drive.

    You suffering from a death by a thousand cuts, and it is executed with the boiling frog method.

    So maybe get out of the water with just your butt burned (most American brains are already cooked anyway), before you get totally toasted because of “unhinged” confusing behavior of trump or one of the next presidential appointees.

    If you listen the last few idiots you people “elected”, the tune was different, but the words were always the same.
    Wake the F up!

    • Rationally confused with just lemon twist of idiotic genius. He’s like an idiot savant with no talents…

  6. All this increase in tension, war mongering, investigations of phone calls, to and from the Ukraine, Impeachment HOAX, serve just one purpose, to delay, avoid, postpone indefinitely the ONE and most important Investigation that our Congress, Executive, judicial Branches of our Government should be engaged in; WHO were responsible for the 9/11/2001, attack on the United States Of America? That was the result of placing, ‘Controlled Demolition Explosive Material’ into World Trade Center Towers #1, #2 and #7, before ANY PLANE has flown into them! Remember, #7 Tower never received a ‘Direct HIT’, yet it came down the same way as the other 2!! That is what our Government should INVESTIGATE! Who are the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic, who pulled that Crime against America Off??

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