Trump Administration gears up for war with Iran.

By |2019-05-14T08:04:59-08:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |22 Comments

It’s deja vu all over again.

Courtesy of NYT:

At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said.

The revisions were ordered by hard-liners led by John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser. They do not call for a land invasion of Iran, which would require vastly more troops, officials said.

The development reflects the influence of Mr. Bolton, one of the administration’s most virulent Iran hawks, whose push for confrontation with Tehran was ignored more than a decade ago by President George W. Bush.

It is highly uncertain whether Mr. Trump, who has sought to disentangle the United States from Afghanistan and Syria, ultimately would send so many American forces back to the Middle East.

It is also unclear whether the president has been briefed on the number of troops or other details in the plans. On Monday, asked about if he was seeking regime change in Iran, Mr. Trump said: “We’ll see what happens with Iran. If they do anything, it would be a very bad mistake.”

Today Trump referred to this story as “fake news” which of course means that it is 100% accurate. 

Personally, I have to say that I would be surprised if Trump actually went through with sending troops to Iran.

Because while the saber rattling might give his hardcore followers hard-ons, an actual military confrontation would cost him the election in a heartbeat. 

We still remember the lies they used to send our young people to die in Iraq, and there is no fucking way that the voters will support a president who pulled that same shit again. 

Having said that I am still worried. 

President Obama had a good deal that would keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons perhaps for decades, but since Trump unilaterally pulled out of it I do not know what happens next.

I think best case scenario Trump leaves a huge mess for the next Democratic president to solve.

But worst case scenario is that Iran develops these nukes and we have a real potential crisis on our hands.  

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22 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    The last war we ever won was Korea. USA! USA!

    • Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Try WWII. What’s next, reinstating the draft?

      • Whatevs May 14, 2019 at 6:26 pm - Reply

        Buy your kids one way tickets to Canada.

      • Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm - Reply

        If the moron bolton and the draft dodger start a war, I suggest that they draft only those that voted for him.

      • WW1 May 15, 2019 at 7:13 am - Reply

        “The war to end war” (also called “The war to end ALL wars”) was a term for the First World War of 1914–1918. Originally idealistic, it is now used mainly sardonically.

    • Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      We did not win in Korea and it wasn’t a war it was a police action (or called something to that effect), my father served in both WWII and Korea.

      • Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm - Reply

        So did mine, 5:13 PM, sorry about that.

    • Beaglemom May 15, 2019 at 3:32 am - Reply

      As far as I know, the Korean War has not been “won” by either side yet. It was a United Nations “police action” that involved brutal battles. When Eisenhower became president, he wanted to end it so there’s been a kind of “truce” since the early 1950’s and a large “demilitarized zone” between the armies on both sides. And US troops have been there ever since. Now Trump’s new North Korean chum is still testing nuclear weapons despite our own fearless leader’s having told us that all was going to be well because of his extraordinary negotiating skills.

  2. Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    I give you “Zor and Zam” The Monkees 1968.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13sR8SlyOXs

    • Anon May 14, 2019 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      “Two little kings, playing a game. They gave a war, and nobody came”

  3. Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Is draft dodging cadet bone spurs going to lead the troops into battle 🙂 We haven’t paid for the last war, is he planning on putting it on a “credit card” like Bush did so it doesn’t should up in the deficit? Who are they planning on sending to Congress to LIE about why we need to go to war with Iran, more of those mysterious WMD? Where is he planning on sending the troops to invade Iran from, maybe those countries don’t want trump’s war.. but I am guessing putin would just love for the US to get tied up in another war.

    • Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Deficits are MORE than okay when Republicans are in control. Wars, also too. Go God.

  4. Anon May 15, 2019 at 12:06 am - Reply

    This may not have anything to do with Iran, but when was the last time Sarah replaced the rat traps in her wig?

  5. puck May 15, 2019 at 2:31 am - Reply

    no joke. we are going to die, if Iran has nukes. i have no doubts that. Russia,China, has made sure of that.

    • Anonymous May 19, 2019 at 10:46 am - Reply

      So the USA and the free world should bow down to an Islamic run state that hangs women for being taped and men for being homosexual? Put your big boy pants on and grow some sack.

  6. anonymous May 15, 2019 at 7:27 am - Reply

    “Axios has learned that Michael Wolff — who enraged President Trump with his international bestseller “Fire and Fury,” about pandemonium in the first-year White House — will be out June 4 with a sequel, “Siege: Trump Under Fire.”

    Details: The book, “about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side,” begins with Year 2 and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report. The publisher says: “‘Siege’ reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed.”

    By the numbers: “Fire and Fury” sold more than 4 million copies in all formats worldwide, according to Henry Holt, which is publishing both books.
    Publishing sources say “Siege” is about what Wolff considers the insurmountable legal, personal and political challenges ahead of Trump — about everybody coming after him.

    The publisher says Wolff interviewed 150 sources for the new book. We’re told the two key groups of sources were former senior officials, and acquaintances outside the White House who talk to Trump at night.
    Although “Fire and Fury” was criticized, I’m told that more than two-thirds of the book’s essential sources talked to Wolff again.

    Indeed, some of them sought him out, knowing he was working on what was being called “Fire and Fury II.”
    Wolff didn’t seek an interview with Trump in an effort to avoid legal action that might delay the book. Trump threatened to sue to stop publication of “Fire and Fury,” which he called a “phony book.” That backfired and stoked sales.’

    }siege
    /sēj/
    noun
    a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside.
    synonyms: blockade, beleaguerment, encirclement; archaicinvestment; rarebesiegement
    an operation in which a police or other force surround a building and cut off supplies, with the aim of forcing an armed person to surrender.
    a prolonged period of misfortune.

  7. FYI May 15, 2019 at 8:03 am - Reply

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/nigel-farage-makes-trumpian-trouble-with-his-new-brexit-party?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

    “the Brexit Party, which will have its first big chance to make noise in the elections for M.E.P.s—members of the European Parliament—to be held in the United Kingdom on May 23rd. the Brexit Party is leading in the polls, by a wide margin.”

  8. Anon May 15, 2019 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Let’s all relax. Bristol is trying to sell houses and keep her jaw in place.

    • Anon May 16, 2019 at 7:51 am - Reply

      When you realize no one cares you will be allright.

  9. Anonymous May 15, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

    LOU DOBBS (HOST): As we’re running out of time, let me just ask you very quickly, why not make it very clear to the ayatollahs that if you mess further with us, we will not commit troops, but we will reduce your entire infrastructure to dust? And by that I mean their entire oil industry upon which they’re utterly dependent?

    CHRISTIAN WHITON: I think that’s exactly the right thing to do. I think they should know that, but maybe we could make it clear, especially taking out their oil refining capabilities and also the centrifuges to make uranium and the reprocessing facility to make plutonium. Take those out, and we could really have them in a bad position.

    https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2019/05/14/lou-dobbs-calls-trump-warn-iran-we-will-reduce-your-entire-infrastructure-dust/223703?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

    FUCKUdickcheney

  10. Anonymous May 15, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Trump is not a man of peace and quiet. Hes a man of chaos and bile. We arent to expect anything good from this regime so dont hold your breath. Hillary said he would bring armaggedon and hes working steady and fast on it. So just hold on bitches cuz its gonna be a ride none of us want but we cant seem to stop. Putin has destroyed our mythical american selves. Now we find we are just bluster, nothing else. And please dont delude yourselves. Wars are fought when a rich man wants more money. Dick cheney proved that. But we, full of hope and bluster forget men like cheney exist as we move on to the next despot. Que sera, que sera.

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