Is there anybody on the planet stupid enough to think that there wouldn't be retaliation of some kind? You think that if the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Of Staff was assassinated by Iran during a visit to Canada that the US wouldn't respond? This isn't exactly rocket science....
As ever, the double standards are mind boggling.
A month ago: "Trump is great because he's withdrawing the peacekeeping forces protecting the kurds out of Syria, America should no longer have troops in the middle east."
Now: ""Trump is strong and powerful leader because he's strengthening our army and being more aggressive in the middle east, we've needed increased U.S. presence there for a long time!"
You just couldn't make this stuff up!
"And by the way, they also lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction back in 2002 and got us into an utterly pointless war that dramatically weakened our country," Carlson went on. "The people pushing conflict with Iran did that."
People are always so quick to forget that for whatever reason.... what's worse is that nobody whatsoever was held accountable for the lies and that the Pentagon doesn't seem to be held to account as they trot out new lies.
Nice to see TC being on the right side of this.
What’s hilarious if it wasn’t so pathetic is that these fuc**’em nuke’m clowns are the first ones to scream that Iran/NKorea/whomever can never get nuclear weapons. That’s why they are so afraid of other countries getting nukes, because in their hearts they know they would drop a nuke without a second thought to the millions slaughtered. That’s why they’re so terrified, they assume everyone else is just as cold blooded as they are.
Indeed. Yet plenty are apparently fine with NK getting nukes because Kim wrote Donnie a love letter. What a time to be alive!
The UN as specifically created to act as a forum to discuss disputes between adversaries. Denying visa is not the way to go and another step for the US down from the world stage.
It's almost as if the powers at be want tensions to escalate...
Yer, the Iranian's are very good at organising crowds, must've taken a lot of busses to get all these enraged people to this procession. Especially considering a week or two ago, they were targeting these same people for having the audacity of protesting against their government. Don't believe that all those people were there by their own free will.
So you're saying that they're all..... crisis actors?
BS. You get to vote every 2 years. US voters received ample warning about following the demagogues at Fox News and similar for several decades now. The entire world practically screamed the dangers of voting Trump into power at you. US voters don't get to claim ignorance any more.
Hey let's just keep in mind that, unlike in the US, in Iran their President is the one who got the most votes at the last election.
Exactly! I’m sickened by all the Breitbarters that have convenient and collective amnesia that they were the biggest Iraq war enthusiasts there was. They now all act as if they never voted before 2008. A big part of today’s problem is we’ve never held Republicans accountable. From Nixon, to Reagan and Iran Contra, to GW Bush’s lie, to the bankers from the 2007/8 financial collapse.
Not just Republicans, but everybody who voted for the Iraq war should be held to account for that as should the news organisations who propagated government lies and promoted all the jingoism nonsense. Same with the people who provided the bullshit graphics of the "mobile chemical weapons facility", the fake vile Colin Powell took to the UN etc. Jacques Chirac called out all the American bullshit on Iraq but never got much airtime....
It's a bit more nuanced that that. Up until 2 days ago, Iran probably had no plans to develop a nuclear weapon. However, now they definitely do, and rightfully so.
And that's what's particularly frustrating about this. Even if all of this is settled peacefully with a ceasefire tomorrow, Iran has no reason not to develop a nuke at this point inorder to protect itself from US/Saudi/Israeli aggression.
You know that he and the militias he directed were instrumental in defeating ISIS, right? That may not be a big deal for America, but for Europe, where many of the ISIS terrorists came from, that counts heavily in his favour.
Doesn't mean he's a "good guy" but calling him a terrorist is a bit laughable.
The Iranians already said they will retaliate against the Trump hotels around the globe. Which in itself is brilliant. It sends the message to the US citizens and even the military, you are not the ones we have a quarrel with, it is the US leadership. The Iranian leader said the same, it is not the US citizens or even the Israeli themselves, it is their government.
And at the same time, it hurts the Trumps personally, I mean who wants to sleep at Trump's resorts even if the chances of an actually attack is remote, who wants to take this risks?
How is that anything but brilliant?
It's very clever but I still don't think it's wise of Iran to make threats. Those on the US side who are wanting a war will amplify Iran's threats and distort their message. And anyway, making civilian locations targets gives ammunition to those who label the Iranian military a terrorist organisation.