According to White House officials, President Trump will unveil his “overall” Iran strategy later this week. They offered no details on what that might include, though indications have been that it would be generally hostile toward Iran.
Last week, US officials reported that President Trump was going to decertify the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, on the grounds that it is not “in the national interest.” This announcement was expected to be Thursday, and it’s likely this will overlap with the new announcement.
Being public about an overall strategy would be unusual for the Trump Administration, which has generally preferred to be very coy about their direction in foreign policy situations, beyond threats and promises that the media will “see soon.”
The planned announcement already has led to growing political unity within Iran, as both reformists who want better ties with the West and hardliners who are hostile toward the US see Trump as a threat.
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Another war for Israel’s benefit coming up. Funny how nothing changes in Washington; doesn’t matter who is President, AIPAC and the ziocons are in charge.
Netanyaho will fight Iran to the last American.
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…and the American government seems to be just fine with that, IMO.
I don’t want my “Trump derangement syndrome” to alter my opinion but this isn’t going to be a good thing.
I can’t believe that you would be worried about President Preschooler “merrily tweeting whatever disruptive and disturbing sentiments erupt from his consciousness in the early morning hours”. What could go wrong?
[frickin’] moronsane geopolitical thinker could see that the US needs a tenfold increase in nuclear weapons. We cannot allow our precious bodily fluids to be sapped and impurified.
It is a difficult balancing act, to hold Trump to account for what he is and isn’t, and still see the rest of the non-Trump problems for what they remain. For example, Trump is not controlling The Blob that escaped Obama, but he did not create it.
Trump is a threat to Iran. Actually it is The Blob that is the threat, and Trump who won’t control it.
Iran could nonetheless have good relations with “the West” meaning all of its original trading partners. It is not an either/or situation.
Unless Trump does a Dubya, it just does not mean anything but hype.
Trump has seven ongoing wars and a crisis with N. Korea still going, plus open ended confrontations with China and Russia, and allies turning on us in Turkey, Pakistan, and more. Only a complete moron would start something new under those circumstances.
Trump may be a moron, but his “generals” are not.
His “generals” don’t have America’s interests at heart, either, Mark. They’re warmongers, especially, H. R. McMaster. Mad Dog Mattis doesn’t have a clean past, either, he was involved with Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq that wasn’t on the up and up.
Trump’s a moron, especially when it comes to foreign policy. His extreme hostility toward both Iran and the DPRK border on hysteria. The fact that Iran hasn’t attacked her neighbors in 500+ years and the DPRK hasn’t invaded her southern neighbor in 67 years doesn’t matter to Trump at all .. he’s far too obsessed to make rational decisions in these cases.
The Iran Nuclear Deal that was signed by the P5+1 was the only real success in Barack Obama’s 8 years as POTUS .. To decertify this deal would be a huge mistake for Trump to make, since it would isolate the US from its European allies, who are all in favor of the deal.
No doubt the generals dislike Iran. However, as actual generals who do know the basics I can’t imagine them so over-extending their efforts, with seven ongoing wars and the Korean situation teetering, as to take on Iran in the foreseeable future. Seven ongoing wars was Basevich’s recent count of it, and his count is the way generals would count them.
Looks like the dotard got his marching orders from AIPAC and the Zionists controlling the Congress.
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