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Iran? not so fast...

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by MrMike, May 14, 2019.

  1. MrMike

    MrMike LOL @ mary# the frumpster

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    Sorry, but I’m not quite yet buying the narrative of Iran attacking tankers/pipeline that’s being pumped right now and the knee jerk motivation to move forces in response to it.

    Maybe I’m a cautious old military guy, but something in this just doesn’t add up.
     
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  2. JuliefromOhio

    JuliefromOhio Senator Supporting Member

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    It has the stink of the Gulf of Tonkin.
     
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  3. freyasman

    freyasman Senator

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    I think we just like to fight. And the military industrial complex likes to make money.
     
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  4. ObamacareForever

    ObamacareForever Governor

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    What?!?!???? Republicans wouldn't lie us into war. They'd never do that.
     
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  5. Bugsy McGurk

    Bugsy McGurk President

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    It’s just Trump “wagging the dog.”
     
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  6. sensible don

    sensible don Mayor

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    Yes - I agree 100% on the making on money for the establishment politcians - this is one area where the fear mongering is the greatest, the perceived threats from countries who still throw rocks all in the name of saving OIL INTERESTS

    I would have thought with all the right wing cheering of domestic oil production Trump would stop spending billions in worthless wars, not to mention human life but yet OIL is the lifeblood of our govt. reps pocketbook.
     
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  7. sensible don

    sensible don Mayor

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    No this is Trump diverting the narrative, when in doubt start a war !
     
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  8. sensible don

    sensible don Mayor

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    [​IMG]
     
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  9. MrMike

    MrMike LOL @ mary# the frumpster

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    I really doubt it is a Trump construct. I’d be more inclined to believe it’s the Saudis, another nation or our own government apparatus seeking to play us.
     
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  10. sensible don

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    I agree, they said this morning that the chances of Trump READING the briefing were next to nothing and Bolton was spearheading this. There isn't a war he didn't like to say the least.
     
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  11. The Thinker

    The Thinker Over The Top Abuser

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    Hillaryous that you think this is a partisan issue.
     
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  12. The Thinker

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    Bolton has always been too hawkish for my taste.
     
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  13. The Thinker

    The Thinker Over The Top Abuser

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    Whos "they"?
     
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  14. Bugsy McGurk

    Bugsy McGurk President

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    Everybody.

    You think Trump reads stuff?

    ;-)
     
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    Whos "they"?
     
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  16. Bugsy McGurk

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    There’s an echo in here.

    ;-)
     
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  17. ObamacareForever

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    A pointless war with Iran is very much a partisan issue at the moment.
     
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  18. Bugsy McGurk

    Bugsy McGurk President

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    And how about that great deal Trump reached with Iran after he breached the Obama era international nuke deal? So much better!

    What a dealmaker!

    ;-)
     
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  19. Sickofleft

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    I think its a contingency plan at best for a worst case scenario. The Times article can't even confirm if the President has been briefed on the idea.

    120k troops, would have to be a lot more to invade Iran. Nobody in their right mind wants anything to do with that.
     
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  20. JuliefromOhio

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    Saudis and the Israelis....and Bolton and Pompeo.
     
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