Trump Could Be Ready To Order Strikes On Iran – Reports

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Trump Could Be Ready To Order Strikes On Iran - Reports

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Donald Trump could be ready to order a strike against Iran, ABC reported citing an unnamed Australian government figures.

The undisclosed source told ABC that Australian defense facilities would play a role in identifying targets in Iran. British intelligence agencies would play the same part. However, another anonymous senior security source claims that there was a big difference between providing accurate intelligence and analysis on Iran’s facilities and being part of a “kinetic” mission.

ABC further reported that some members of Malcolm Turnbull’s government believe that Trump is prepared to use military force against Iran, others maintain that it might be just a part of his twitter diplomacy, as consequences of a conflict with Tehran might cause unpredictable and dangerous responses in the Middle East.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, on July 26th, in front of ABC’s AM program said that “Australia is urging Iran to be a force for peace and stability in the region. The relationship between the United States and Iran is a matter for them. What we are looking to do is to ensure that all parties embrace peaceful and stable principles to ensure that our region is safe.”

ABC also reported that Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne had the following to say regarding the validity Trump’s threat against Iran: “Certainly President Trump has indicated that he’s a person who’s prepared to act in a way that previous presidents haven’t. And for that reason, one should always take anything that he says extremely seriously.”

Senior figures in the Turnbull Government have also told the ABC that at the AUSMIN meeting on July 25th in San Francisco, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis reinforced US’s strong position on Iran. He said that while speaking alongside Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Defence Minister Marise Payne and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. No AUSMIN reports contain information regarding Iran, according to them the meeting concerned primarily China and North Korea.

On July 27th, as Reported by Straits Times, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he had no reason to believe the US was preparing for a military confrontation. His exact words were “I saw a story today claiming that, on the ABC, and citing senior Australian government sources,” he said. “It’s speculation, it is citing anonymous sources.”

On July 26th, Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani in a sharp reaction to Trump’s July 23rd threat answered: “You threaten us with an action that is ‘unprecedented’ in the world. This is cabaret-style rhetoric. Only a cabaret owner talks to the world this way.”

His words were an answer to Donald Trump’s row of aggressive twitter-style diplomacy: “To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” He tweeted the threat after President Rouhani, in his statement on July 23rd, said that “must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace. Do not play with the lion’s tail, because you will regret it eternally.”

Major General Soleimani further said “It is beneath the dignity of our president to respond to you. I, as a soldier, respond to you.”

PressTV also reported that the General went into detail reminding the United States of its failures in its invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan:

“What was it that you could do over the past 20 years but you didn’t? You came to Afghanistan with scores of tanks and personnel carriers and hundreds of advanced helicopters and committed crimes there. What the hell could you do between 2001 and 2018 with 110,000 troops? You are today begging Taliban for talks. Afghanistan was a poor country, what the hell could you do in this country that you are currently threatening us?”

He further continued that in Yemen the US-backed coalition of Saudi Arabia and its allies has been incapable of making any gains against the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement.

PressTV also reported that Soleimani condemned the US for supporting Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), a militant group aiming to overthrow the Iranian government.

BBC reported that Soleimani’s threatened that war with Iran would “destroy all that you possess.”

This also comes after, on July 23rd, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the religious leaders of Iran “hypocritical holy men” and likened the government of the country to “mafia”.

However, as reported by BBC, on July 25th, Donald Trump, while speaking to a veterans’ group, said that the US was “ready to make a deal” with Iran.

US-Iran relations have been worsening since the May 8th withdrawal of US from the Iran Nuclear Deal. After the departure, the US also threatened to impose sanctions, the first of which are to go into effect in August 2018. The deal’s EU partners have since made a bid to assist Iran in dealing with the sanctions and filling the gap left by the US. Despite EU’s vows, on July 18th, an Iranian factory began producing centrifuge rotors. This came a month after Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a statement ordered agencies to prepare to increase uranium enrichment capacity, if the deal falls apart after the US withdrawal.

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  • World_Eye

    He cannot order his launch because of what an idiot he is. He will strike IRAN LOL.
    Trump = Mad House of cards.

  • antoun

    uhuh channel australian! article pute a clic! rumours absurde!!! iran proteged and allied the russia and china! article idiot!! uhuh

  • KennyB

    Nuts. The Anglo-Zionist cabal has completely lost the plot.

  • AJ

    Trump has enough problems to deal with without creating an almighty mess in the middle east by attacking Iran. This would likely send oil to $200 a barrel & wreck the fragile world economy. How would he even sell such action as justified when the IAEA confirms Iran has no nuclear weapons

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      $200 a barrel is the only way for the economy of usa to be able survive few more years.

      • AJ

        Are you serious at that price it would kill the economy – only shale producers would benefit from high prices. You think the transportation & trucking sector would benefit there would be mass lay offs

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          Me am dead serious but then again I am not the one who do global policy o a decision maker just an observer.

          There is a saying. A wet person does not fear the rain. So how can kill an economy based on debt? If you take the time to think about it the answer is simple you can not destroy it is already destroyed day one of her existence.

          What you will destroy, is the humans beings that are the population of western countries, as not all economies will be destroyed, just western ones.

          • Empire’s Frontiers

            I’ve been meaning to tell you that I admire your perspective.

    • Rob

      If Iran declare that they have no nuclear weapons then they will be definitely targeted. US want soft targets to hit first. This is a worst stupidity for any government to declare that they have no deterrence and come target them.

  • cliff

    The mother’s of all war will be open!!!!

  • Merijn

    WHoOO…ScaAARYYY…STRIKES ON IRAN….for What Fuckface AmeriKKKa? Send in Your ARMY…NATO…HEADCHOPPING WAHHABI MERCENARIES… And order some EXTRA BODY BAGS…Build an Iron Dome around the Whole Middle East….To Shoot Down any USraeli-Flying-Objects

  • Gregory Casey

    Unfortunately, I don’t think Australian Government sources can be discounted despite the madness underpinning American flickers & rumblings to affect they are preparing for an assault on Iran. Clearly, America is looking for support from Anzacs for a war with Iran but if Mattis has any sense at all, he will discount the whispering in the ears of Donny coming from Jerusalem and roar out that neither America nor Military families and communities can afford to have bodies coming home from the Straits of Hormuz or from the Iranian mainland in furtherance of Israeli and BiBi’s wet dreams.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Its not about war.
    Its about controlling the worlds energy, one way or another.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      unlike you right? I dont think beside few here, that they dont understand war and insurgencies, or pink revolutions, is just the tool.

      Energy -water -food. Who ever control this 3 owns the world and is been known to all since the beginning of time.

  • Drogba

    If attacked,then israhell will be destroyed, no ifs or buts,,it’s long overdue that these racist warmongers pay a heavy price for their crimes down the decades.THEY better come to their senses very quickly,or else.

    • John Mason

      That would be the logical approach, Israel and the US bases in the ME, if Iran has subs then position them near a major US city and let them loose.

    • Matt Lazarus

      Trump, however insane he may be, is presumably not preparing for land invasion of Iran, which would require well over half a million troops at very minimum. A land war would be unwinnable, as the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen have been unwinnable. So Trump would go with his air and naval forces. Presumably, Iran has (1) the capability to retaliate against any US naval vessel in the Persian Gulf that attacks Iran. Such retaliation only requires conventional missiles or cruise missiles powerful enough to disable or destroy a warship at sea. In all likelihood Iran has (2) the capability of launching missile strikes on America’s 2 allies in the Mideast — Israel and Saudi Arabia — and, specifically, on major Israeli and Saudi cities and military bases. The threat of such attacks is what used to be called “deterrence.” Here, the key to Iranian strategy would be the large number of advanced intermediate range ballistic missiles in its arsenal and which, presumably, would be launched from hardened silos or other underground facilities.

    • Freespirit

      I suspect it is just the usual DISTRACTIONS to take your eyes off of Israel, and what they may be doing,MORE OF, to Palestinians or SYRIANS

      Here is a possible NEXT SCHEME, according Veterans Today Intelligence: https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/07/26/breaking-the-hunt-for-assad-begins-as-israel-presses-war-crime-charges/

    • Pave Way IV

      Mattis Rejects Viral Australian Report On Impending US Iran Strikes

      MATTIS: “I have no idea where the Australian news people got that information. I am confident it is not something that is being considered right now. I think it is a complete, frankly, it’s fiction.”

      Pathetic national Australian Broadcast Company (not equally-pathetic U.S. network ABC) apparently based their story on what their ‘government officials’ in Australia thought about Trump’s tweets. That’s some damn fine journalism right there.

  • Rob

    In Afghanistan a couple of thousands of Afghani Taliban kicking asses of US and of their allies. First Bush then Obama and now Trump. Finally US realize that they cannot win from Taliban let’s go negotiate with them.
    Now these morans think that they gonna defeat Iran. Iran has nuclear weapons and has thousands of Ballistic and cruise missiles. They will definitely fuck US and their allies.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      bullshitting and misinforming, seems to be your specialty hasbara. Since when Iran, has nuclear weapons?

  • chris chuba

    If Trump and his cadre believe that he can launch an unprovoked attack against Iran with a bunch of cruise missiles and expect Iran not to respond while he receives praise from the MSM and Europe like he did in Syria it is the very height of Hubris and will be our undoing.

    Okay, he will receive praise from our Puppets in the MSM but Iran will respond and he will be viciously condemned by the EU, Russia, China, and many other countries. Iran aint Syria.

    One reason I doubt this story is that prior to the Syrian strikes, the U.S. had to spend days moving ships into the area to prepare a cruise missile strike. I don’t think we have the capability of doing a similar strike without some indication. After all, we would have to go deep into Iranian territory and we won’t want to do that with manned aircraft. Do we have 300 cruise missiles in Qatar and the Persian Gulf lying around?

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      well he is a moron and a push over so it is very likely he can do it. On the other hand is also a coward and a bully and we seen all his performance with NK. After doing his number he went and kissed ass.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    Good luck. The americans have used us, voting drug dealers and degenerates for their presidents, to the point we was thinking it can not become any worst now they have a complete moron whose going to launch this world into a nuclear holocaust at the end.

  • Prapul Chandra

    USA withdraw Al from the nuclear deal,is struck being played by western powers on Iran
    Us withdrawal and Europe not withdraw ING and Iran now faces USA without neucler deterrent,what if usa strikrs Iran who will protect them.
    Iran should urgently stsrt neucler weapons production.this the only way to stop USA and isreal

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      IF………………

  • Prapul Chandra

    Trick not struck

  • BL

    Not gonna happen, it’s part of the their psychological warfare tactic

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      and I was thinking is just farting from the mouth, the specialty of them the last 30-40 years as far Iran goes.

  • jade villaceran

    Talking about peace at the same time threatening a war, thats how US hypocrisy in the making

    Simple and even low iq people know who instigated this messed in middle east, US and his puppet from europe, israel and saudi arabia.

    did Iran declare war with afghanistan, syria, libya where the center of chaos happening? Everyone knows who did it and its not iran

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      you forget the center of all you mention and that is UK.

      • You can call me Al

        we do nuffin.

  • Snowglobe

    “…. ABC reported citing an unnamed Australian government figures.”

    I stopped reading right there. The article admits that it is based on rumors.

    • Feudalism Victory

      Yup. Attacks on iran have been threatened regularly since 2003. Never materialized.

      • Snowglobe

        I hope that this positive trend continues. The last thing that humanity needs is another war.

        • Feudalism Victory

          Id bet on it. Theres been so many bluffs Im thinking they have no idea how to work with Iran.(they could try respectful peer level relationships but that seems impossible somehow)

  • Romeo Pesiao

    It’s time the US will responds Iran’s rhetoric, by crippling the Iranian Nuclear capabilities, pulverized their missile launcher and factories, to prevent them of sowing chaos in the Strait of Hormuz…

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      yes hasbara what ever you say.

      • You can call me Al

        Hahaha, great minds think alike.

    • You can call me Al

      Are you for real ?. Iran has not undertaken any coups, killed anyone outside Syria (who is worth any sympathy), undertakes free elections and is a wonderful place.

      Have you ever been there ?, thought not.

      Why dont you grow up, educate yourself and stick your hooked nose, up your arse.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        and lose the shekels? you must be kidding of course.

        • You can call me Al

          Always.

      • Romeo Pesiao

        You are a fanatic Iranian…. ignoring the volatile situation of the country domestic problems..

        • You can call me Al

          The so called volatile situation is due to the genuine economic problems, with a small bunch of Yank paid traitors.

  • Matt Lazarus

    Time for rest of the world to boycott and sanction the US. People of the world should not buy US products, not travel to US; not fly on US airlines; not fly on airlines that fly US-made aircraft; not patronize US restaurant, fast food and hotel chains (no more Starbucks; no more McDonald’s); not buy any US-branded product (no more Nike), not buy from Amazon. Do not buy gasoline from American oil companies. Do not buy American fruits, vegetables, meats, cereals or other American food products from your local supermarket.

    • You can call me Al
      • gustavo

        Exactly. We can start to stop drinking Coca-Cola,. Ciel-warte, PEpsi-COla, and buying USA cars.

        • New Israel is Muslim

          The shlomos are probably right now coming up with a jewamerica version of this vomit from hell, sending BDS supporters to rape cells in a federal prison:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpdIX10TEls

        • Empire’s Frontiers

          You’ll get the world to give up nukes and toilet paper before they quit drinking Coke.

          • You can call me Al

            The have already started their boycott in most of the ME and Africa, well at least abiding to your view. LOL..

        • You can call me Al

          + Starbucks, McDs, KFC and so on and so on.

          Damn, I like KFC.

    • Marvin Joel Zavala López

      And not watch US porn stars actresses.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        is that what you doing kid?

        • New Israel is Muslim

          This is who are promoted in jewamerica, fembots (MK Ultra):

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYj4YDgwrs0

          Those with the mojo and don’t fall for the fembots can defeat the fembots:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM6owwj7zPk

          It is how it works in real life with the MK Ultras.

          These are jewish hollywood productions with occult meanings.

          • Fembots rock!

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            Only for weak brains and amerikanized humans. I understand what you saying and I am in agreement with you, about the brainwashing, is been going on since the existence of holyshit but then a person can chose what to watch or not and even if it does can see. They are two kinds of humans. The ones who get educated by holyshit and believe all they watch on screen and the ones who understand perfectly well what they watch and discard the brainwashing attempted on them.

            I have not watch TV since Gun Smoke and Bonanza.

      • New Israel is Muslim

        most are MKed, so your brain does not work properly and you are left being a drooling trump supporter.

    • New Israel is Muslim

      Buy in the land of freedom – China:

      https://www.aliexpress.com/

      Trump’s tariffs is to get everyone buying from jewamerica, when not even nobody should buy from jewamerica.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    So far these leaks are only meant as psychological warfare. But it may show how little Iran got out of this Russia-style other-cheek stuff in the face of Israeli air strikes. In fact, these were a great occasion to remind all relevant parties that war with Iran will hurt, a lot. Now Iran goes “We will react asymmetrically at a time of our own choosing”, the stuff which nobody believes any more when Moscow says it. I remember those guys and Hezbollah being tougher than this.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    Trump cant do anything he knows very well war with iran will trigger WW. and Russia and china will defently take advantage and will supply all kind of weopeons support to iran /Hezbollah/Syria andmay be hauthis. Iran has enough manpower. and plus all the
    US bases is very] near to iran Bahrain and Qatar base. wil be big US casualties.Hezbollah/Syria and hamas will take care of Israel. Iraq and iran /Hauthis will take carre of US force in sea and land. Trump dumb doesn’t know thie strategic value and will push US force in to death trap. US army Families should refuse trump for illegal war for Israel. US army should not sacrifice for Israel. US army man should think this Iran is not problem problem is the Zionist lobby government in US

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      That will been true if trump actually was making the decisions and was not just a mouth piece. But then again the ones who actually making the decisions are not that much more intelligent then tramp and the rest of the stooges.

      • Empire’s Frontiers

        Lead singer, drummer, and producer are all working on the same album, we might say.

  • anonim

    Empty threats.

    • New Israel is Muslim

      It will get the Iranian defense industry into high gear.

      Get allied with Erdogan and sell missiles/missile defense to Erdogan for Turkey’s stealth fighters.

    • christianblood

      Maj Gen. Qasim Suleimani to Trump:

      (…What was it that you could do over the past 20 years but didn’t?
      You came to Afghanistan with…battle tanks and armored vehicles as well
      as hundreds of advanced helicopters, and perpetrated crimes there. What
      the hell could you do between 2001 and 2018 with 110,000 troops? You are
      today begging Taliban for talks…Have you forgotten that you would
      provide diapers to your soldiers? Now you’ve come and threaten us? What
      the hell could you do during the 33-day war? Is it not that you accepted
      Hezbollah’s conditions for ending the war?…We are near you, where you
      can’t even imagine … Come. We are ready…)

      Source: PressTV

  • AmericanCossack

    If you live in the West get ready for fuel prices to go through the roof and the markets to crash.

    • Freespirit

      The Jewish-American way- Who cares about the lives and property destruction of the victims, right?

      They are GOY, not human,aren’t they and, .

      American Jews might lose some money

      • AmericanCossack

        It’s probably a good time to invest in gold, oil, guns and ammunition.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      That be a blessing for europe as it stands now. We first clean it from the trash they imported in, along with the politicians and then we rebuild it, in no time.

  • Marvin Joel Zavala López

    Street barking!!!

  • Pete

    Yanks ‘aint got the balls to attack Iran.

    • Ariel Cohen

      No balls to invade, but plenty of balls to use standoff weapons. It’s the coward’s way of fighting . .

  • gustavo

    What stupidity is USA doing ? Please northamerican people wake up ! USA troops are acting as Israel mercenaries !! Please, tell something to your government, and dont’t tell me that destroying and killing people in Iran is an act of defense your country !

  • Trump’s popularity is rising as the US economy recovers from the disastrous Obamanite regime’s policies. It’s certain that $10-20 per gallon gasoline will bring the economic rebound to an abrupt end. Trump and his advisors should ponder that before sending the stealth bombers.

  • Romeo Pesiao

    Big. Gen. Soleimani is very confident to yield victory if shooting war occurred between Iran and US. He discounted the vast military resources of the US. The Navy and the Airforce assets, that even Russia and China cannot match the quantity and the quality itself.. Also He reiterated that US failed to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, which is clearly wrong. Nowadays Iraq and Afghanistan is under occupation by the US and NATO respectively.

    • Ariel Cohen

      He didn’t say that the US “failed to invade”. He reminded the US of the “failures in its invasions”. Big difference pal.

  • Ariel Cohen

    Ali Khamenei called the Zionist leaders of America “hypocritical unholy men” and likened the Zionist control of the US to “mafia”. – Just a wee paraphrase . .

  • Kell McBanned

    The Australian ABC is an anti-australian marxist globalist organisation, the Government is actively seeking ways to de fund and get rid of it permanently.
    Dont listen to a word they say, we dont.

    • Joe Kerr

      “marxist”? The current head of it honed her skills with Murdoch(0% tax rate) and Fairfax(8% tax rate). The greed monster has already gobbled up Australia and most other countries.

  • A common way for wars to start is when one, or both parties are confident that the adversary will not fight. Then they increase the level of threats, demands and ultimatums. So those commentators saying this is mostly bluff and bluster are right, yet the danger of war resulting from such bluster are as real as the chances of two tough guys in the bar going from talk to fighting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaRuugE1R74

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    A war vs Iran close Ormuz…it means 200 dollar per barril = collapse of the western economy!….beside gulf states petrol assets would be the main targets for Iranian missiles!