US Sec Def Threatens Preemptive Attack on Iran

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    Charles
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    Esper insists that ‘the game has changed’ with Iran

    In comments on the recent escalation in Iraq, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper once again followed the administration’s strategy of making everything about Iran. Esper declared that “the game has changed,” following that up with the least-changed proclamation possible, threatening a US preemptive attack on Iran.

    Esper conditioned the US attack on getting “word of attacks or some type indication” by Iran, by which he means Iraqi militias. He also said during his comments that the US already has “some indications out there that they may be planning additional attacks.”

    Esper also tried to blame the protests at the US Embassy in Baghdad on Iran, saying that “Iranian-backed Shia militia members showed up wearing their uniforms.” The protests were a response to the US attacking Iraqi militia sites, so indeed many of the protesters were from that same militia…,

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    https://news.antiwar.com/2020/01/02/us-secdef-threatens-preemptive-attack-on-iran/

     

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  • #245783

    sadoldgirl
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    The new attacks  supposedly against the Baghdad

    airport smell of something else, since a very important

    leader of the PMF was killed. It appears to me that

    this is possibly another game by Bibi.

  • #245786

    Bernie 4 2020
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    Let me see:

    Employ a narcissistic dictator with big balls and a big mouth, that thinks he is above the law. He actually admitted it.

    Spend 762 BILLION on the military that never requested it.

    6 months on the job, he fires off the “biggest bomb ever” in Afghanistan.  (remember when he did it?)

    Now he’s gotta show off his big balls again by blowing up some bad guys in Baghdad. What was the justification for killing this guy and his little following?

    It’s becoming quite obvious, the narcissist is having his fun with his expensive war products and gaining recognition for his self ego. This, in turn,will probably get us in a war in the very near future. I’m guessing that he thinks it will divert from the impeachment and save his re election

    As I sit here and start to put all the facts together, it seems to me that this just adds to the “con game” concept for the game show host.  The difference being its not a game show anymore.

    This was my biggest worry when he was elected. He’s got the codes.

    Think about that for a minute or two.

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  • #245791

    retired liberal
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    Congress needs to take its power of declaring war back from the President.

    We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.

    If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.

    Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…

    • #245796

      The Red Menace
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      But they won’t.

      There will be no consequences. Not for Trump. Not for any of the legislators who give him this authority. No one.

    • #245851

      3fingerbrown
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      What difference does it make any more since American presidents do whatever they want and attack whoever they feel like?

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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