Trump is notorious for creating his own problems and then making suggestions to undo what he just did and take credit for solving problems of his own creation.
More often, he takes something that was working fine, breaks it, and then completely loses control of a situation that then mushrooms into something far greater than his very limited ability to undo.
Such is the case with Iran. Iran was a problem for the United States. Working in conjunction with other nations, the Obama administration successfully crafted a nuclear containment deal in which SEVEN nations came together — the United States, Iran, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. This was an extraordinary achievement with enormous powers of inspection, compliance, enforcement and verification.
IT WAS WORKING. Iran was in full compliance. The heads of Trump’s own intelligence and law enforcement agencies — that he appointed! — all confirmed that Iran was in full compliance and that THE TREATY WAS WORKING.
So what does Trump do? He causes the U.S. to be the nation that breaks the deal, unravels the security and now puts us at the brink of war.
Trump says he does not want war. But chicken hawk John Bolton, his national security advisor, has been champing at the bit for war with Iran since the Dubya Bush era. They deny they want war, but these chicken hawks know that there is just too much money to be made by offering up our brave young heroes as human sacrifices on the blood-stained altar of corporate profits for “defense contractors” and oil companies.
April 12, 2017