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Stir The Pot One Last Time? Trump’s Potential Order Of “Farewell Strike” On Iran

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Stir The Pot One Last Time? Trump's Potential Order Of "Farewell Strike" On Iran

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Trump’s most high-profile attack on Iran took place when the US killed IRGC Major General Qassem Soleimani in a January 3 drone strike at Baghdad’s airport.

It could be that Trump is looking to make the last days in office quite hot by stirring some controversy in the Middle East.

On November 17th, Iran warned of a “crushing response” to any attack by the United States.

This followed a report by the New York Times, published on November 16th.

“Any action against the Iranian nation would certainly face a crushing response,” said government spokesperson Ali Rabiei in remarks streamed on an official government news site.

This took place while Israel was striking targets in Syria, belonging to both the Syrian Arab Army, as well as allegedly to the Iranian Quds Force.

The report alleged that US President Donald Trump convened his top advisers to ask if he had options to strike Iranian nuclear sites during his final weeks in office.

His advisers allegedly warned that this could lead to a larger conflict in his last weeks in office.

The meeting with top advisers took place on November 12th, a day after the UN nuclear watchdog said Iran had stockpiled more than 12 times more enriched uranium than the 2015 nuclear deal allows, the Times reported, citing four current and former US officials, all of them unnamed.

The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency concluded that Iran now had a stockpile of more than 2,442 kilograms, or over 5,385 pounds, of low-enriched uranium. That is enough to produce about two nuclear weapons, according to an analysis of the report by the Institute for Science and International Security.

Among those present at the meeting were Vice President Mike Pence; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller; and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the report said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel on November 18th and he is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

Some Israeli officials commented on the New York Times report.

“If I were the Iranians, I would not feel at ease,” Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said, saying that he was not directly aware of any deliberations on the matter by the Trump administration.

“It is very important that the Iranians know that if, indeed, they suddenly dash toward high levels of enrichment, in the direction of nuclear weaponry, they are liable to encounter the military might of the United States — and also, perhaps, of other countries,” Steinitz said.

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11 comments

  1. Ivanus59 says:

    Since Trumps official foreign relations goal is to religiously suck on Israel’s dick, nothing would surprise me from his regime. Out with the old US terrorist and in with the new US terrorist…

  2. John says:

    Anything is possible. Donald Trump is that stupid.

  3. Ozzy says:

    Hey, let’s the last battle begin. Not looking forward to it as millions of pple will die &suffer. But, it’s a necessary evil to end this nonsense western Hubris & racism. Let’s have a bloodshed and see if Israel & US & western arrogance disappears after that. Let the good ppl of this world take up arms against the.evil empire.

    1. roland says:

      It’s not just western powers that are evil. The Chinese and the russian are not the good guys either, as far as I can see all governments of the world are under the control of the forces of evil.

  4. Lone Ranger says:

    Trump wont leave.
    The longer that struggle goes on the higher the chance him coming out as the winner.

    1. Ernest says:

      Kool aid time.

      1. Lone Ranger says:

        I heard the same in 2016 and Killary winning…
        How did it turn out…?

  5. S Melanson says:

    From what I have gathered, it is main stream media citing the New York Times which cites unnamed officials – a classic tactic. From Fox News:

    Fox News is told that at the request of national security adviser Robert O’Brien, NSC Middle East Chief Rob Greenway brought into the meeting charts of possible strike options. Fox News is told that Greenway was instructed to bring the charts in as “a contingency” – that “you always want to go into the Oval fully prepared for any scenario.”

    The officials believe that someone is trying to make themselves look good by saying they talked Trump out of a strike.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/president-trump-irans-nuclear-program-talked-out-of-it

  6. Ernest says:

    YAWN!

  7. Ali says:

    This guy has the record for the most “getting talked out of strikes” out of all US presidents.

    1. farbat says:

      an american attempt to strike iran would be to irans benefit because of the end of the day irans standing in the world would incredibly increase after iran kicked the heads of the americans in

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