Russia tells Donald Trump to chill out about Iran, Trump then refers to oil tanker attack he blamed on them as “very minor.”

By |2019-06-18T13:16:45-09:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

Well, this is interesting.

Courtesy of Reuters

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East.

Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since Washington blamed its long-time foe for Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz shipping lane.

Later in the day, Trump sat down for an interview with Time Magazine and he seemed to be singing a different tune.

Courtesy of Time:

Last week, U.S. officials blamed Iran for attacks against Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Trump described those and other recent attacks attributed by administration officials to Iran as limited. “So far, it’s been very minor,” Trump told TIME.

Trump’s comments, made in a nearly hour-long interview with TIME, struck a different tone than the public stance of the Pentagon and other Republicans in Washington. They also cut against a series of recent diplomatic and military moves that his Administration has made amid escalating tensions with Tehran.

Only a few days ago Trump was talking like Iran had just declared war, and now he is calling the incident “minor.”

Gee, I wonder what changed his mind?

The Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan still announced plans to send 1,000 troops into the region, but now I am wondering if they will follow through with that posture?

I don’t think it is possible to draw a direct correlation at this time between the comments from Russia and Trump’s change of attitude, but I will suggest that if we avoid a military confrontation with Iran that we may have Vladimir Putin to thank for that. 

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. 

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    How much more evidence in plain sight do we need that Russia owns Trump? Whatever they do, he follows. It’s ridiculous.

    • HeeHaw June 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      In 2019 She took a little trip. Just to step on a bunch of little dicks. Haha.

  2. DetroitSam June 18, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Why does the so-called media keep interviewing this idiot? He has nothing to add to the conversation. One of the reasons I no longer read Time.

  3. anony June 18, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/18/mike-pompeo-broke-the-law-by-letting-trump-cover-up-his-meetings-with-putin.html

    as TIME noted on Tuesday, the fact that Trump has hidden all details related to his meetings with Putin will likely hurt American foreign policy even after he leaves the White House.

    According to the report, experts “warn that it may pose serious problems for the next administration, which will be left to guess what Trump communicated to Russia, what was communicated back, and what promises were made.”

    By covering up the details of his meetings with one of America’s biggest foes, Trump’s State Department hasn’t just put U.S. national security in jeopardy, but they’ve likely broken the law.

    https://time.com/5609279/pompeo-lawsuit-trump-putin-notes/

  4. Anonymous June 18, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Wait. Does the dead Jew on the cross know he has been made a LITERAL savior?

  5. Anonymous June 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    We are nuking ourselves by treating nature as separate. It will get us, it does not serve us. We are to put ourselves in alignment with it, in cooperation. It does not give a FUCK about the stock market.

  6. Anonymous June 18, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    OT.

    Sarah was recently seen washing her panties in the Ganges.

  7. Anonymous June 18, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Speaking of war and destruction, how many hundreds of billions have the Christians murdered???

  8. WA Skeptic June 19, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Looks like Putin’s Puto has heard his master’s voice…

  9. anon June 19, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Man the ruskies really have this guy by the short curlies!

  10. $BM June 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-tucker-carlson-privately-advises-trump-against-iran-war?ref=home

    A source familiar with the conversations told The Daily Beast that, in recent weeks, the Fox News host has privately advised Trump against taking military action against Iran…

    Remember ““About 15 years ago, I said something nasty on CNN about Donald Trump’s hair,” Carlson wrote. “I can’t now remember the context, assuming there was one. In any case, Trump saw it and left a message the next day.
    ‘It’s true you have better hair than I do,’ Trump said matter-of-factly. ‘But I get more pussy than you do.’”

    “Click,”

  11. $BM~MB$ June 19, 2019 at 8:10 am

    OT? there is “credible evidence” that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and other high-level officials are personally liable for the grisly murder. according to the findings by Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard. Instead, they hoped to take him back to the kingdom to face Mohammed bin Salman personally. When it seemed clear he would not cooperate, they killed him. – It entailed training, with two Saudi attachés from Istanbul flying to Riyadh for ‘top secret,’ ‘urgent’ training and preparation, and it required planning and execution in Istanbul.” Callamard also points to what she calls “deceptive countermeasures” that include the booking of tickets for the killing squad’s families and the use of a tour company to book hotel rooms with sea views, which would imply they were there for leisure. “The fact that a team was put together and operational within 48 hours tends to point to a ‘Special Operation’ scenario, with core team members already appointed and in place, ready to act whenever the order comes. Such a level of preparation is unlikely to have occurred otherwise.” The Forensic Specialist Was on Tap to Remove the Evidence if Khashoggi Had to Be Killed, Not to Kill Him” READ IT.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/jamal-khashoggi-un-report-has-contents-of-secret-recording-of-washington-post-writers-brutal-last-moments?ref=home

    • free press June 19, 2019 at 8:31 am

      https://www.huffpost.com/entry/un-probe-saudi-prince-jamal-khashoggi_n_5d0a1296e4b0e560b70c11b0

      Callamard wrote that she obtained access to a recording of the killing on Oct. 2. She said she had received information about a “financial package” offered to Khashoggi’s children, “but it is questionable whether such package amounts to compensation under international human rights law.” She wrote that she had received only a total of 45 minutes of tapes recorded within the consulate around the time of the killing, while Turkish intelligence had referenced some 7 hours of recordings. The report offers gruesome, nearly minute-by-minute accounting of the events surrounding the killing, and cites sounds of a buzzing saw that could have been used to dismember Khashoggi’s body.

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