Iran "tensions": U.S. orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq

dandyfopp

Donnie is game to add another atrocity! MAGA



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dandyfopp
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chase_gw

Bolton would love nothing better than to start a war with Iran and with no "proper" Secretary of Defense in place, one with military experience, I worry Bolton is calling the shots.

A week or so ago I said that Iran would be the new shiny object......let's just hope it's a fleeting distraction.

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tony jelly

The plan is to intimidate so that Iran makes the first move thereby making the US the victim.

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maifleur01

I have read too many of my husband's spy thrillers. There should be no way that number of ships could have had bombs planted on them unless security looked the other way. It would be hard enough to place bombs on a couple of ships but not that many. It has many earmarks as a planned attack to rally the populace for a war against Iran or any other country. As quickly as the word Iran was spread if that government did order the bombs placed our government should have taken steps to prevent them. Think about why they did not.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Bolton must be thrilled — an Iranian wag-the-dog.

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pippabean,

If we will have a war with Iran will entirely depend on the man-child in the WH thinking a distraction might be helpful to him that day.

Trumpsters, ya'll like trumpski playing "commander in chief", playing russian roulette?

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freeshoesfsu

He'll kill millions for his ego

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tony jelly

No pippa, he will have the backing of the Saudi's and the Israeli's, your Russia jokeski is off the mark.

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Joaniepoanie

Will a war win him re-election? Or maybe it will just make oodles of money for reverse-billionaire Brokahontas. It won't happen unless there's something in it for him.

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chase_gw

Bolton will take the US to war with Iran in a heartbeat. I'm worried there are no adults left in the room to stop him.

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Ziemia(6a)

Who in the bunch of advisors to Trump have a real military career? (Bolton did the reserve thing to avoid the draft so he doesn't.)

PS: Sec of Defense is Acting; some guy with 30 years at Boeing

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pippabean,

tony,

Didn't mean it in the way you read it (understandably so). Sorry. I just call him trumpski out of habit and with (lower case) "russian roulette", I just meant to say that he's playing with fire, taking stupid risks, all the while thinking that he is in control....

Of course you're spot on about the Saudis and Israel.

As posted above, I worry he wants to provoke Iran into doing something foolishly aggressive that (in his and his supporter's mind) will demand retaliation. We might just slide into another idiotic war.... sigh.

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sunflower_petal(5a)

This is a very serious topic with the potential for US service personnel to die for the egos of elected officials.

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tony jelly

It looks like the incident being used to ramp up this situation is an attack on two Saudi oil tankers. As the Onion puts it: John Bolton says. "An attack on Saudi Arabia is an attack on ALL Americans."


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blfenton

"..... the current deployment had been scheduled as part of an on-going mission), but the way it was presented was: In a statement, National Security Adviser John Bolton called it “a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/05/europe-us-escalation-iran-iraq-war/589588/

Just don't start a war on my account. And since when did trump care about the allies or actually, perhaps they've been redefined as Russia and North Korea.

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woodnymph2_gw

All the adults with military experience and balanced judgement who might have restrained Trump or Bolton have left the White House, alas.

Trump is so desperate that he will do anything to aid what he thinks will distract from his financial and legal worries.

Meanwhile, Russia and China are gloating....

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tryingtounderstand

Just don’t get it, Trump says he hopes us will not go to war with iran, But is worried about the intent of his advisers. Question, who is in charge of the White House?

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dandyfopp

I didn't want the war, OK? Bolton wanted the war, I didn't want the war. And people told me, people were saying the war is a great idea, everyone was saying it OK And so I never wanted the war but we got the best bombers in the world. Beautiful, powerful bombers. And those bombers are the most patriotic bombers ever.

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