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    Iran tensions

    The Iranians are prepared to announce tomorrow (5/8/19) that they will again begin their nuclear program.

    The Trump administration (Bolton) has announced that the US has information that Iran is planning imminent attacks on Americans or US soldiers in the region. The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is on station in the Med under high alert. The Pentagon has also sent B-52 bombers to the region.

    US SoS Mile Pompeo has canceled scheduled meetings with Angela Merkel and German government officials and has departed Germany due to an "emergency". Reporters traveling with Pompeo are under a news and location blackout.

    Trump needs a distraction from Mueller and subpoena's and it seems Iran may be that distraction.


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    Re: Iran tensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Iranians are prepared to announce tomorrow (5/8/19) that they will again begin their nuclear program.

    The Trump administration (Bolton) has announced that the US has information that Iran is planning imminent attacks on Americans or US soldiers in the region. The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is on station in the Med under high alert. The Pentagon has also sent B-52 bombers to the region.

    US SoS Mile Pompeo has canceled scheduled meetings with Angela Merkel and German government officials and has departed Germany due to an "emergency". Reporters traveling with Pompeo are under a news and location blackout.

    Trump needs a distraction from Mueller and subpoena's and it seems Iran may be that distraction.
    Here is a BN MSM link.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.5dcdc4672d0a
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/josh-dawsey/
    “The whole episode is sadly unsurprising,” said a senior U.S. official familiar with U.S. policy on Ukraine. “It’s the epitome of impulsive, self-serving decision-making at the top that has undermined American power.”

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    Re: Iran tensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Iranians are prepared to announce tomorrow (5/8/19) that they will again begin their nuclear program.

    The Trump administration (Bolton) has announced that the US has information that Iran is planning imminent attacks on Americans or US soldiers in the region. The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is on station in the Med under high alert. The Pentagon has also sent B-52 bombers to the region.

    US SoS Mile Pompeo has canceled scheduled meetings with Angela Merkel and German government officials and has departed Germany due to an "emergency". Reporters traveling with Pompeo are under a news and location blackout.

    Trump needs a distraction from Mueller and subpoena's and it seems Iran may be that distraction.
    How can you know they are legitimate since these are such dishonest actors. One of the many reasons why this President is such a danger to our national security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    How can you know they are legitimate since these are such dishonest actors. One of the many reasons why this President is such a danger to our national security.
    That's the problem with a president that has told 10,000 lies in 2 years. It's almost impossible to discern the factual from the farcical with him.


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    Re: Iran tensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Iranians are prepared to announce tomorrow (5/8/19) that they will again begin their nuclear program.

    The Trump administration (Bolton) has announced that the US has information that Iran is planning imminent attacks on Americans or US soldiers in the region. The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is on station in the Med under high alert. The Pentagon has also sent B-52 bombers to the region.

    US SoS Mile Pompeo has canceled scheduled meetings with Angela Merkel and German government officials and has departed Germany due to an "emergency". Reporters traveling with Pompeo are under a news and location blackout.

    Trump needs a distraction from Mueller and subpoena's and it seems Iran may be that distraction.
    If it was a distraction, shouldn't Trump be crowing this from the rooftops in the same way that Iran performs their "Death to America! Death to Israel!" rallies?
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    Re: Iran tensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Iranians are prepared to announce tomorrow (5/8/19) that they will again begin their nuclear program.

    The Trump administration (Bolton) has announced that the US has information that Iran is planning imminent attacks on Americans or US soldiers in the region. The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is on station in the Med under high alert. The Pentagon has also sent B-52 bombers to the region.

    US SoS Mile Pompeo has canceled scheduled meetings with Angela Merkel and German government officials and has departed Germany due to an "emergency". Reporters traveling with Pompeo are under a news and location blackout.

    Trump needs a distraction from Mueller and subpoena's and it seems Iran may be that distraction.
    N. Korea, Iran... boy he's really finally putting all these rogue nuclear states in their place and on a tight leash!

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    Re: Iran tensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    That's the problem with a president that has told 10,000 lies in 2 years. It's almost impossible to discern the factual from the farcical with him.
    I am pretty sure even he doesn't know, or care. He just has a talent for knowing what his base wants to hear and then just says it. That seems to be good enough for him, and his base. Any connection to the actual real world is purely optional and coincidental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    If it was a distraction, shouldn't Trump be crowing this from the rooftops in the same way that Iran performs their "Death to America! Death to Israel!" rallies?
    Not really. Trump is not on rock-solid ground when it comes to Iran. None of the other P5+1 nations agree with Trump tearing up the JCPA and pushing confrontation.


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    Re: Iran tensions

    Here's the thing, US forces can now launch a devastatingly conventional assault causing greater destruction than at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Commanders of the US military would enjoy nothing more than deploying their toys, as they assume this will silence all other rogue nations afterwards. They may be correct. Even if not, no one in this world will be laughing.

    If the Iranians are stupid enough to launch one missile, attack one Navy vessel, their nation will suffer as few have since WWII. Trump will use any excuse, he will not be another Jimmy Carter suffering a Black Hawk down, another Reagan withdrawing from an exploded Marine barracks, another Bill Clinton lobbing a couple of missiles at stone age terrorists. He will go whole hog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Here's the thing, US forces can now launch a devastatingly conventional assault causing greater destruction than at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Commanders of the US military would enjoy nothing more than deploying their toys, as they assume this will silence all other rogue nations afterwards. They may be correct. Even if not, no one in this world will be laughing.

    If the Iranians are stupid enough to launch one missile, attack one Navy vessel, their nation will suffer as few have since WWII. Trump will use any excuse, he will not be another Jimmy Carter suffering a Black Hawk down, another Reagan withdrawing from an exploded Marine barracks, another Bill Clinton lobbing a couple of missiles at stone age terrorists. He will go whole hog.

    It is time to pray no sparks fly.
    I agree wholeheartedly that no kinetic provocation should ever be tolerated. The problem is, it's extremely difficult (an immense understatement) to believe Trump anymore.

    I really wish Marine Mattis was still running the Pentagon. A straight shooter. Chaos would tell ya what the real deal was. But even Mattis couldn't suffer that sycophant clown posse in the White House any longer.


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