“In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.” – Trump tweet 1-29-2011
“Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.” – Trump tweet 10-9-2012
“Polls are starting to look really bad for Obama. Looks like he’ll have to start a war or major conflict to win. Don’t put it past him!” – Trump tweet 10-22-2012
“I predict that President Obama will at some point attack Iran in order to save face!” – Trump tweet 9-16-2013
This is what Trump authorized, the assassination of Qasem Soleimani the Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, basically the number two guy in Iran. Why did Trump authorize this action? The story the White House is broadcasting is that the Pentagon has “Intel” that Iran was planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region. The truth? See the four tweets above and change the name from Obama to Trump.
Trump has been on a collision course with Iran since the day he was elected not because he knows jack shit about Middle East policy, or the difference between the Quds or the Kurds but because war with Iran makes Lindsey Graham’s, his main cabana boy, useless little dick hard.
An escalation with Iran accomplishes several things for Trump;
- Potentially gives his poll numbers a spike (down is always an option).
- It changes the news cycle.
- It makes him look and feel TOUGH.
- It appeases several of the jurors in his upcoming Senate impeachment trail (Sens. Graham, Rubio, Cotton, Risch, and Sasse).
- And last but not least, it might just keep John Bolton from testifying against him.
Now look at that list. Do you see anything that screams protecting the United States or the interest of its citizens? No.
Trump will attempt to convince America with the help of Graham and Mike Pompeo that Soleimani was a bad guy and that killing him saved American lives. The truth is Soleimani was a bad guy but so is Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Nicolás Maduro and Bashar al-Assad. Hell for that matter we can add Trump to that list as well.
Trump broke off all diplomatic relations with Iran for one reason and one reason only, Barack Obama. He has spent the last three years undoing as much of President Obama’s work as humanly possible and all of the diplomatic agreements Obama put in place with Iran, egged on by Graham, were number one with a bullet to terminate.
Trumps cabana boy has already begun his spin campaign this morning appearing on Fox & Friends and tweeting; “When it comes to the death of General Soleimani, there is no one to blame but himself. He effectively signed his own death warrant by planning massive attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. President @realDonaldTrump took decisive, preemptive action to foil a plot directed at American personnel. As to what happens next: It should be clear to Iran that President Trump will not sit idly by if our people and interests are threatened.”
Remember, Trump has been impeached and the vast majority of Americans support both his impeachment and his removal from office. In essence, Trumps attack on Iran are the actions of a frantic and rouge imbecile desperately trying to get reelected so that he can stay out of jail. Our goal should be to make sure he pays for all of the crimes he has committed by voting him out in November.
Please write and or call you representatives in Washington. Make sure they understand that you aren’t taking the bait of some supposed massive attack against U.S. personnel in Iraq and throughout the Middle East without proof. Remember the path Bush’s (Dick “Never trust a dick” Cheney) weapons of mass destruction hypothetical took us down in Iraq, Bush’s reelection.