Why the differentiation between ranks? Personally I think it’s a great change that top level folk are getting blasted. I’d prefer to see wars fought that way in future. I think politicians and high level military staff would think twice if they knew they’d be the first in the firing line.
So thats the end of any imminent likelihood of war with Iran.
Im not sure i follow that line of reasoning.
Surely the Iranian retaliation to the initial attack provided the pretense for further escalation if that was the intent?
Seems to me that Trump wanted to flex US muscles in the aftermath of the attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad (probably felt would do him no harm electorally given the year thats in it and recent coverage around impeachment) . Further, the target was a legitimate one, the guy being a pretty nasty piece of work whose fingerprints are all over numerous attacks across the region, including on US citizens as well as political opponents at home.
Basically looks like a simple assertion of American dominance vis a vis a rival…not disimilar to previous similar such incidents in Syria and Korea where he calculated that the rivals would blink…and they did.
If war was really the desired outcome then he could have retaliated yesterday and sought further escalation. Instead he has seemingly defused the situation following having succesfully eliminated a dangerous enemy .
Would agree with this. Let’s not forget the big deal Trump made about Obama and Hillary’s dealing with the attack on the embassy in Benghazi. He can’t be seen to be a wuss, so he has to throw a few toys out of the pram.
There is a good reason for this it seems, but it’s easier to communicate on the matter by singling pure strength with definitive action rather than getting into the complexities or to quote Hillary Clinton “What does it matter!” - exactly what does it matter, well is there really a new Sheriff in town? One that knows everything?
The following below or a variant of it, has been circulated wide and far for a few years, facebook, forums, twitters and so on - Make of it what you will.
By: Bret Richard Johnson
BERGDAHL WAS RELEASED IN EXCHANGE FOR 5 TALIBAN GENERALS IN ORDER TO COVER UP THE OBAMA/HILLARY STINGER MISSILE SALES TO LIBYA.
BENGHAZI AND THE MATCHING SERIAL NUMBERS
So here’s the REAL story: Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to secretly retrieve US made Stinger Missiles that the State Dept had supplied to Ansar al Sharia in Libya WITHOUT Congressional oversight or permission.
Sec State Hillary Clinton had brokered the Libya deal through Ambassador Stevens and a Private Arms Dealer named Marc Turi, but some of the shoulder fired Stinger Missiles ended up in Afghanistan where they were used against our own military. On July 25th, 2012, a US Chinook helicopter was downed by one of them. Not destroyed only because the idiot Taliban didn’t arm the missile. The helicopter didn’t explode, but it had to land and an ordnance team recovered the missile’s serial number which led back to a cache of Stinger Missiles kept in Qatar by the CIA.
Obama and Hillary were in full panic mode, so Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to retrieve the rest of the Stinger Missiles. This was a “do-or-die” mission, which explains the Stand Down Orders given to multiple rescue teams during the siege of the US Embassy.
It was the State Dept, NOT the CIA, that supplied the Stinger Missiles to our sworn enemies because Gen. Petraeus at CIA would not approve supplying the deadly missiles due to their potential use against commercial aircraft. So then, Obama threw Gen. Petraeus under the bus when he refused to testify in support of Obama’s phony claim of a “spontaneous uprising caused by a YouTube video that insulted Muslims.”
Obama and Hillary committed TREASON!
THIS is what the investigation is all about, WHY she had a Private Server, (in order to delete the digital evidence), and WHY Obama, two weeks after the attack, told the UN that the attack was the result of the YouTube video, even though everyone KNEW it was not.
Furthermore, the Taliban knew that the administration had aided and abetted the enemy WITHOUT Congressional oversight or permission, so they began pressuring (blackmailing) the Obama Administration to release five Taliban generals being held at Guantanamo.
Bowe Bergdahl was just a useful pawn used to cover the release of the Taliban generals. Everyone knew Bergdahl was a traitor but Obama used Bergdahl’s exchange for the five Taliban generals to cover that Obama was being coerced by the Taliban about the unauthorized Stinger Missile deal.
So we have a traitor as POTUS that is not only corrupt, but compromised, as well and a Sec of State that is a serial liar, who perjured herself multiple times at the Congressional Hearings on Benghazi. Perhaps this is why no military aircraft were called upon for help in Benghazi: because the administration knew that our enemies had Stinger Missiles that, if used to down those planes, would likely be traced back to the CIA cache in Qatar and then to the State Dept’s illegitimate arms deal in Libya.
Fascinating outlay of Lt. Gen. Flynn and the role of the Flynn intel group coming through Webbs daily videos it’s contrary to the Flynn/Patriot narrative and Flynn is playing the game or Flynn’s involvement is infiltration as a US patriot is what comes to mind right now.
Here is an interview from 2016 with Flynn, it’s long but it makes for interesting listening in the context of everything that has occurred since then.
Far and wide on rabidly right wing sites by any chance?
That one takes the biscuit (e.g. 5 Best Workouts for Concealed Carriers, Hezbollah to be Unleashed Inside America, etc.)
The European Union has said that it will “spare no effort” to keep the 2015 deal alive, even though Tehran said it would no longer be bound by the agreement’s restrictions on centrifuges and uranium enrichment following the Trump administration’s killing of Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.
Iran was very careful to not kill any American soldiers in the revenge attack on the Airbase. Unfortunately they don’t have the same respect for their own citizens.
Reports the British ambassador was arrested temporarily at university protests in Tehran for taking pictures or accused of causing disturbance or disruption.
I read somewhere Iran has a very large under 30s population.