Knowing Donald he will press both button.
Our whole federal government seems dysfunctional. Two political parties reaching too far in their respective directions (although the right seems to go further), Executive branch doing whatever it pleases, claiming it has the right to do so. Half of Congress trying to do the right thing while other half blocks and impedes. Walter Cronkite is long gone: who can we trust?All about oil and money. The working class? The Middle class? The needy? Veterans?Too bad, not enough left for them!
This is a man motivated by his hatred and envy of president Obama…
“I guess we’ll see what happens.”
To be fair, it does seem they’ve backed off an immediately lethal response. To be smarter than that, I’m betting the eventual response will be considerably harder.
Its just a coincidence that Trump tried to start WW III after his House impeachment and before his Senate trial. s/
What does face up to impeachment mean
It is of course, interesting that, days after the assassination of the number two man man in the Iranian power structure at the command of Donald Trump we still have no explanation as to WHY Trump authorized the killing. The latest word from Trump is that the assassination was to prevent the "imminent bombing of the American embassy by Major General Qassem Soleimani!
Understand this, the General was an evil man, but to my knowledge he never once was directly responsible for ANY KILLING OR BOMBING – he caused the killing and bombing; he NEVER directly COMMITTED any killing or bombing, himself! Which means that his death would have no immediate effect, on way or another – so Donnie John and the administrations claim of “immediate danger” that Donnie John saved us from was completely bogus!
And I’ve also noticed that the usual gang of idiots, imbeciles and morons are saying that ONLY the democrats are mourning Soleimani! Seriously?
I’m hearing a lot from the Left that it was a brain-dead decision to kill the man, but that is, in no way, mourning his loss. I really think people like Nikki Haley need to pull their heads out of their rumps and stop smoking that strange tobacco – they are suffering delusions, and it not of grandeur!
Does anybody else think this is a scheme cooked up by Putin and Trump? A few days before Soleimani was killed, Trump and Putin had a phone call. Trump asks Putin for help with impeachment since they can’t deter it by pointing fingers at Ukraine, barring witnesses, etc. Putin says, well Donnie, how about this: Russia supports Iran but, we can spare Soleimani, we don’t like him so much. Here is where he will be, you send a drone and kill him and then claim that Soleimani was about to bomb whatever site you choose and call it an imminent threat to the US. I will order Iran to stage some half-assed retaliation to make it look good and everyone is happy. We get rid of Soleimani, you get impeachment delayed and oil prices go up making us rich in the process.
That’s what happens when you draw your comics in advance. Oops.
The button is still there, the world is in a more dangerous place than ever thanks to Trump.
His saying the airliner shootdown could have been an accident, like the Vincennes shooting down an Iranian airliner, indicates somebody sane got through to him. He sure wouldn’t do it on his own. That’s the first potentially positive sign since, well ever with Bonespurs.
Not a chance he would sacrifice everything including his children to stay in power even if that means lighting a fire in the middle east and killing soldiers and innocent Americans abroad .
Trumps already been impeached! It’s just a rigged kangaroo court in the Senate now. It’s an ironclad guarantee that he’ll be acquitted so why the need to go to war? He doesn’t care about the impeachment because when he’s acquitted he’ll crow about his victory and how he was completely and totally proven to be the best president in the history of the world. It’s because just like he projected on Obama, he is terrified he’ll lose the election so he wants to wag the dog for all it’s worth to get reelected. WWIII is to get reelected not to avoid impeachment.
In the U.S., per the Constitution, ONLY Congress can declare war, but Trump is trying very, very hard to start one. First there was the overt assassination of an Iranian gov’t official (and despite his history being a gov’t official does make a difference in what such killings mean as opposed to killing bin Laden). Then Trump had his press statement about it that sounded like a 12 year old talking about a video game rather than real people dead, and also threatened to destroy important cultural sites which is a war crime. Then when Iran kept its response low key Trump accused Iran of blowing up the Ukrainian plane even though pilots in the area said they saw a fire instead. More sanctions were expected so let’s ignore those. Now the Trump Administration actually released the info that it tried to kill another Iranian gov’t official. Trump is really, really, really trying to pick a fight.
I think this is three fold. Mostly, I think he want to be able to declare an emergency and begin martial law. Secondly, I think he wants a distraction, especially if the courts continue to judge against him for his financial records disclosures. Finally, he probably sees it as an election year wave to his strangest evangelical supporters: the ones who want their second coming mythology to play out in their lifetimes.
I have no idea if Iran will continue to respond in the more measured way that it has been, but that is doing them good on the world stage so it might. If so, then my suspicion is that the smartest things it could do is to find and release supported materials on Trump’s health (Remember that he did not release a health report this year but in the year before his cholesterol meds which he was already on at rather high doses were taken very high.), on his financial aspects (for example, more on who backed his Deutsche Bank loans), on the accusations that he was an active participant in Epstein’s attacks on children, etc.
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