And that message is “We are desperate to do anything to shift attention away from the findings in the Mueller report, which even includes starting a war.”
Courtesy of Politico:
The U.S. military is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Central Command region in the Middle East to send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Sunday.
The action, confirmed by the Defense Department, comes “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings,” Bolton said, and is intended to convey “to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”
Bolton added: “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.”
President Donald Trump abandoned the multinational Iran nuclear deal in May of last year, and the Trump administration is expected to impose even more economic sanctions on Tehran in the coming days. Trump and others in the administration have consistently spoken harshly about Iran.
By all of the accounts, I have read the Iranians continue to honor the Iran nuclear deal despite the US pulling out.
I am not sure what the “number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” are that Bolton is talking about but I would remind him that our 2016 election process suffered a serious and consistent cyber attack from the Russians and we have done virtually nothing about it.
Cyber attacks, by the way, that are still going on.
It boggles my mind that the Trump Administration might be unaware that the American people will immediately see right through this “wag the dog” attempt to distract us from what is going on here domestically.
But we do.
Update: Always remember there is a tweet for everything.
In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2011