Did you even read what he wrote? “is gambling extraordinary escalation will allow it to reassert control of an intensifying U.S.-Iran confrontation. It may actually work. But weathering the diplomatic and military fallout will require far greater skill and competence than Trump’s team has displayed so far.”
And you wonder why we’re concerned. Both GW Bush and Obama had opportunities to take him out but did not because they both feared it would escalate to full out warfare. Two Presidents, of two different parties both felt the same, and in doing so kept us out of a shooting war with Iran. A difficult, uneasy, situation to be sure, but it wasn’t war. Trump the casino king thinks differently.
Blind Hatred for trump, ha? That's funny because I had a blind hatred for well resourced kids who grew up to become even bigger losers than their parents imagined and voluntarily remained ignorant.
Just that now, one has made it into the presidency.
Now, were Herman Uzbeki-beki-beki-stan Cain president, I'd torpedo his ass too because just like your hero...he's an idiot as well, I'm sure I have posts here of me displaying 'Blind Hatred for Cain' too.
I just hate Super Stupid people in Super Important positions...it's watch that 'worse DMV' person become the Supervisor, but this is far worse. The country is hoisted into danger over the vapid impulses of a moron. Too bad you're not a teen any longer, you could go fight for him..and that's who you'd be fighting for, not America but trump.
But your gamble on a bonehead move, is floating us into creating another Global headache ...ALL because you hero, just had to rip apart the Iranian armed treaty deal Because Obama had made it.
I mean that is why we are here today, right?
A Chucklehead got insanely mad over a deal his predecessor did (along with a 1000 other things) and now lives are being lost.
A beginning and an end...so now, tell us this glorious ending you are anticipating...or are you too hoping the bombs will silence the Impeachment calls?
So much bluster and emotion. So little logic. The inactions of Bush and Obama merely delayed the inevitable and in the process strengthened the Iranian regime.
There is a lot that I don't like about the US being in the Middle East. There is a lot that I don't like about how and why we got there. The reality though is we're there. The clock can't be turned back. The situation is what it is. It's not going to solve itself peacefully just as it hasn't for thousands of years.
The Iranian regime has never had peaceful intentions so stop trying to put lipstick on a pig. Both countries are aggressors and invaders. The situation has gone on too long already. What will be will be
"So much bluster and emotion." So little logic. BUT 100% irrefutable Zero emotion among facts...refute what you can. - Cancel that charge."The inactions of Bush and Obama merely delayed the inevitable and in the process strengthened the Iranian regime. "
Fact: The US Gov't dating back to 1950s and their disposal of President mossadegh and installing the ruthless Shah paved the way for the red carpet welcome of the Ayatollah Khomeni - creating the Iran we know today - The first Bushset up an FUBAR'd the 1st Iraq attack, Jr FUBAR'd the 2nd, Obama 'continued the FUBAR...why would a smart guy follow FUBARs? Corporate (oil) Masters is why.
It comes down to a bad choice started by the US led to all this.
And another bad choice was made with the killing of Gen. Saliemani ..who could have been taken out many times for many years...serves bo strategic advantage to America, the Region in any way shape or form. - Cancel that charge.There is a lot that I don't like about the US being in the Middle East. There is a lot that I don't like about how and why we got there. The reality though is we're there.
Talk about at jettison of logic! The two statements by you above are underscored by my post summizing US/Iranian history.The reality though is we're there. The clock can't be turned back. The situation is what it is. It's not going to solve itself peacefully just as it hasn't for thousands of years.
Then you state this..The Iranian regime has never had peaceful intentions so stop trying to put lipstick on a pig. Both countries are aggressors and invaders. The situation has gone on too long already. What will be will be..
...If the situation 'is what it is', logic then dictates actions taken with aims at diminishing bloodshed. What will be 'more ignorance' will be that or logic (which is nuance from tribe to tribe) demands that ignorance be overcome in order to avoid the worse possible outcome. Or just throw your hands up and sit back and watch.
History is violent, mankind has perpetuated its own violence in every form of government its has ever devised. The struggle for global power is soaked in blood, all those that have ever played in the game have blood on their hands. This idea that “my side is righteous and the other is evil” is quite possibly the biggest fallacy to ever be implanted in one’s brain. The game is dangerous and Soleimani knew the risks of the game he was playing.
All fact and irrefutable. Except that last line about knowing the (unspoken) rules of the game.
I'd say the days of topside leaderships being taken out have started dying out because it taints the benefactor more so now than in the days it did not matter.
The world has learned to now get together and economically punish the ruthless.
True the US can't be really punished for relation in that way but it can be hurt by savage bombings everywhere around the globe, gov't workers & civilians included. So a limit does exist on those unspoken rules...only thing is, you won't know it until you've crossed it.
He wasn’t some poor innocent guy at the wrong place at the wrong time. He knew his risk, the US and Trump aren’t righteous, it’s just that the US is powerful enough to make the rules.
And that is the absolute truth, and when you are that leader...the question begs to be asked - what type of leader are you now?
it’s just that the US is powerful enough to make the rules. And that right there is a lesson in human history, the strongest make the rules until someone stronger takes over and creates new rules. Complain all you want, but it’s not going to change anything. This world isn’t fair, humans aren’t fair. Maybe someday the US gets knocked down, oh well, life goes on as it has for centuries.
Can't argue any of that but I would say that ONLY intelligent leadership will sustain that period of 'empire' versus the ignorant Iron fist (everything pre-1970s). The Ignorant leadership will hasten our demise.
The entire world now has a hold of 'information', instant information..meaning spontaneous eruptions of civil unrest can appear at any given moment. Today it appears we're on the Cave Man Express.