It was a bold move to kill one of Iran’s top leaders. But Qassim Soleimani had been killing U.S. forces for years and undermining U.S. interests in the region. And now that he’s dead, it’s not so easy for Iran, turns out. The hit was a success. According to the Associated Press: Iraqi militia factions expected the usual cash handout when the new head of
I mean, come on. Our closest ally repeats our enemy’s talking points. This is what Iran wants the world to believe. Fortunately, Iranian citizens, unlike the leader of Canada, are not fooled and are in the street protesting against the people who actually shot down the plane. From the Washington Examiner: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 48, said on Monday that the United States bears
According to self-proclaimed Paper of Record: Iran is caught in a wretched economic crisis. Jobs are scarce. Prices for food and other necessities are skyrocketing. The economy is rapidly shrinking. Iranians are increasingly disgusted. Crippling sanctions imposed by the Trump administration have severed Iran’s access to international markets, decimating the economy, which is now contracting at an alarming 9.5 percent annual rate, the International Monetary Fund estimated.
Trump Derangement Syndrome run amuck. This is just simply plain stupid. Trump’s killing of Qassem Solameini can legitimately be debated. But you can’t logically blame Trump for an apparent accident that occurred related to a foreign policy decision that at least arguably has merit. How about just blaming Iranian incompetence?? They shot the thing down. Best then, not to make any foreign policy decisions at
Iran performed a little pinprick by striking U.S. bases in Iraq, without inflicting casualties, because it was afraid of how President Trump might respond. Trump smartly declined to escalate with a military response, and the mission of killing Iranian Gen. Solemeini and making Iran think twice before harming Americans has been accomplished. According to the Washington Post: The Iranian missile strike on American locations in
That’s fine. Are you ready to back that up? Iran will also never give up its quest to gain a nuclear weapon. The deal with Barack Obama was a tactic to eventually legitimize its quest, since the deal expires, and provide more time for research, missile development, and so forth. All while cheating. In the end, it will take the U.S. and Israeli military, or
It’s just the opposite of how President Trump gets portrayed, you know? People figured he’d be a bloodthirsty warmonger. But it turns out he’s been very measured, if direct, in some of his responses to world events. He genuinely sees military operations as a last resort. Turns out that while many were demanding we blow something up in Iran in response to last month’s attack
Seems to me like a strong, yet measured response. According to the Washington Examiner: The Pentagon is sending additional troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia in response to Iran’s attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend. “The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which are primarily defensive in nature,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a surprise briefing Friday night. He said the
The man who is forever characterized as an irrational hothead is playing Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia cooler than everyone else. He is talking to lots of people, getting advice, assembling information, and then he’ll make a decision – hoping to steer clear of war if possible. It’s not just Lindsey Graham and the usual neocons who want us to hit Iran. It’s the Wall
Here’s what happened, according to AP: A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third failed launch this year alone. Israelis? Iranian incompetence? We actually did do it? All plausible explanations.
President Trump’s decision not to go ahead with a retaliatory strike on Iran may have prevented a war by avoiding one of the reasons for unnecessary conflict: Leaders trapped into rigid thinking and plans under which they believe their hand has been forced. Let’s be clear. Trump’s response was bungled. He’s managed to do this in a way that makes him look weak and indecisive.
So everyone, from Democrats, to journalists, to all of Europe, is pissing in their pants because Iran is threatening to increase its production of uranium in response to President Trump’s sanctions and supposed belligerance. The United States has to make a decision about whether it can live with a brutal, terrorism-sponsoring Iranian theocracy with nuclear weapons. Barack Obama decided that this would be someone else’s