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OPTIONS. WHAT WOULD A WAR WITH IRAN LOOK WHAT WOULD A WAR WITH IRAN LOOK LIKE? LIKE? IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A SURGICAL STRIKE AND WHAT ARE THE SURGICAL STRIKE AND WHAT ARE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S END GAME TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S END GAME HERE. HERE. JOINING ME NOW IS SOMEONE WITH JOINING ME NOW IS SOMEONE WITH SOME FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH SOME FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH IRAN AND THE FORMER DEPUTY IRAN AND THE FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR IRAN AND HE’S WORKED ESSENTIALLY IRAN AND HE’S WORKED ESSENTIALLY FOR THREE OF THE LAST THREE FOR THREE OF THE LAST THREE PRESIDENTS IN SOME FORM OR PRESIDENTS IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER OR AT LEAST IN THEIR ANOTHER OR AT LEAST IN THEIR ADMINISTRATIONS. ADMINISTRATIONS. GOOD TO SEE YOU, SIR. GOOD TO SEE YOU, SIR.>>THANK YOU, CHUCK.>>THANK YOU, CHUCK.>>LET ME START WITH WHAT YOU IN>>LET ME START WITH WHAT YOU IN YOUR EXPERTISE, IS IT — WELL, YOUR EXPERTISE, IS IT — WELL, IT’S ALWAYS POSSIBLE IT WASN’T IT’S ALWAYS POSSIBLE IT WASN’T THE IRANIANS. THE IRANIANS. WHAT’S YOUR SENSE OF HOW LIKELY WHAT’S YOUR SENSE OF HOW LIKELY IT WAS IRAN THAT WAS BEHIND THE IT WAS IRAN THAT WAS BEHIND THE ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA? ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA?>>LOOK, I THINK WE CAN ALL>>LOOK, I THINK WE CAN ALL STIPULATE 100% THIS WAS IRAN. STIPULATE 100% THIS WAS IRAN. THERE’S NOBODY ELSE WITH THE THERE’S NOBODY ELSE WITH THE CAPABILITY OR THE MOTIVATION. CAPABILITY OR THE MOTIVATION. SO IF THAT QUESTION IS REALLY SO IF THAT QUESTION IS REALLY ANSWERED, THE QUESTION IS WHERE ANSWERED, THE QUESTION IS WHERE THE ATTACK CAME FROM, WHAT THE THE ATTACK CAME FROM, WHAT THE MOTIVATION WAS, BUT 17 CRUISE MOTIVATION WAS, BUT 17 CRUISE MISSILE, DRONES. MISSILE, DRONES. THIS WAS CLEARLY AN IRANIAN THIS WAS CLEARLY AN IRANIAN BACKED ATTACK AT LEAST. BACKED ATTACK AT LEAST.>>IF THEY USE CRUISE MISSILES>>IF THEY USE CRUISE MISSILES ARE YOU SURPRISED WE DON’T KNOW ARE YOU SURPRISED WE DON’T KNOW WHERE IT CAME FROM YET, OR DO WHERE IT CAME FROM YET, OR DO YOU THINK WE ALREADY KNOW, WE YOU THINK WE ALREADY KNOW, WE JUST HAVEN’T SAID PUBLICLY? JUST HAVEN’T SAID PUBLICLY?>>WELL, I THINK THE>>WELL, I THINK THE SOPHISTICATION OF THIS ATTACK IS SOPHISTICATION OF THIS ATTACK IS SURPRISING. SURPRISING. WE RECENTLY MOVED ADDITIONAL WE RECENTLY MOVED ADDITIONAL U.S. ASSETS INTO THE REGION IN U.S. ASSETS INTO THE REGION IN ORDER TO RESTORE DETERRENCE, ORDER TO RESTORE DETERRENCE, WE’VE PUT ADDITIONAL PATRIOT WE’VE PUT ADDITIONAL PATRIOT BALANCE INTO SAUDI ARABIA AND BALANCE INTO SAUDI ARABIA AND SPAERNL WE DON’T HAVE MUCH SPAERNL WE DON’T HAVE MUCH INTELLIGENCE THIS ATTACK WAS INTELLIGENCE THIS ATTACK WAS COMING. COMING. SO A LOT OF HOMEWORK I’M SURE IS SO A LOT OF HOMEWORK I’M SURE IS BEING DONE BEHIND THE SCENES BY BEING DONE BEHIND THE SCENES BY THE TYPE OF STUFF I WOULD HAVE THE TYPE OF STUFF I WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN MY PREVIOUS BEEN INVOLVED IN MY PREVIOUS CAPACITIES ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY CAPACITIES ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY WAS GOING ON HERE, SOMETHING WAS GOING ON HERE, SOMETHING CLEARLY WEPT WRONG, WHY WAS IT CLEARLY WEPT WRONG, WHY WAS IT NOT DETECTED. NOT DETECTED. AND I’M HOPEFUL THE AND I’M HOPEFUL THE ADMINISTRATION WILL BE ABLE TO ADMINISTRATION WILL BE ABLE TO RELEASE AS MUCH AS THEY POSSIBLY RELEASE AS MUCH AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN PUBLICLY SO THE WORLD CAN CAN PUBLICLY SO THE WORLD CAN SEE WUHAT HAPPENED. SEE WUHAT HAPPENED. SO ALL THAT WORK IS GOING ON. SO ALL THAT WORK IS GOING ON.>>SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN ARE IN>>SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN ARE IN A PROXY WAR, A HOT WAR IN YEMEN. A PROXY WAR, A HOT WAR IN YEMEN. SHOULD THEY BE SURPRISED THAT SHOULD THEY BE SURPRISED THAT THIS HAPPENED ON THEIR SOIL? THIS HAPPENED ON THEIR SOIL? IS THIS A SURPRISE THAT IRAN IS IS THIS A SURPRISE THAT IRAN IS ESCALATING IT PROXY WAR THIS WAY ESCALATING IT PROXY WAR THIS WAY OR IS THIS A NATURAL — SADLY OR IS THIS A NATURAL — SADLY NATURAL THING THAT WAS GOING TO NATURAL THING THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN CONSIDERING HOW LONG THIS HAPPEN CONSIDERING HOW LONG THIS YEMENI CIVIL WAR REALLY PROXY YEMENI CIVIL WAR REALLY PROXY WAR BETWEEN THE YEMEN AND THE WAR BETWEEN THE YEMEN AND THE SAUDIS HAVE TAKEN. SAUDIS HAVE TAKEN.>>I THINK THE SCALE AND>>I THINK THE SCALE AND SOPHISTICATION OF THIS ATTACK IS SOPHISTICATION OF THIS ATTACK IS A SURPRISE. A SURPRISE. IT’S NOT A SURPRISE THE IRANIANS IT’S NOT A SURPRISE THE IRANIANS ARE TRYING TO FRUSTRATE THE FLOW ARE TRYING TO FRUSTRATE THE FLOW OF OIL OUT OF THE GULF BECAUSE OF OIL OUT OF THE GULF BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO DO THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO DO THIS. THIS. THEY SAID IF THE U.S. POLICY IS THEY SAID IF THE U.S. POLICY IS TO TAKE THEIR OIL EXPORTS DOWN TO TAKE THEIR OIL EXPORTS DOWN TO ZERO WHICH IS THE DECLARED TO ZERO WHICH IS THE DECLARED STATE OF U.S. POLICY TRYING TO STATE OF U.S. POLICY TRYING TO DO THAT, THEY WILL MAKE IT DO THAT, THEY WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO EXPORT DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO EXPORT OIL. OIL. SO WE’VE HAD ATTACKS ON TANKERS SO WE’VE HAD ATTACKS ON TANKERS DOCKED OUTSIDE THE UAE ABOUT TWO DOCKED OUTSIDE THE UAE ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO AND INTERESTINGLY THE MONTHS AGO AND INTERESTINGLY THE UAE STILL TO THIS DAY HAVE NOT UAE STILL TO THIS DAY HAVE NOT FINGERED IRAN FOR THAT ATTACK. FINGERED IRAN FOR THAT ATTACK. AND OBVIOUSLY WE HAD OUR DRONE AND OBVIOUSLY WE HAD OUR DRONE SHOT DOWN IN THIS ATTACK HERE. SHOT DOWN IN THIS ATTACK HERE. THIS IS REACTION TO THE U.S. THIS IS REACTION TO THE U.S. ECONOMIC STRANGULATION POLICY. ECONOMIC STRANGULATION POLICY. IT’S JUST MY ANALYSIS THAT’S IT’S JUST MY ANALYSIS THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING. WHAT’S HAPPENING. IRAN HAS MADE THE DECISION AND I IRAN HAS MADE THE DECISION AND I THINK MATTHEW HAD IT PRETTY WELL THINK MATTHEW HAD IT PRETTY WELL ANALYZED, TRUMP IS A PRISONER OF ANALYZED, TRUMP IS A PRISONER OF HIS OWN POLICY. HIS OWN POLICY. WE’RE GOING TO PUT SANCTIONS ON WE’RE GOING TO PUT SANCTIONS ON IRAN, GET OUT OF THAT BAD DEAL, IRAN, GET OUT OF THAT BAD DEAL, AND IRAN HAS MADE THE DECISION AND IRAN HAS MADE THE DECISION WE’LL MEAT YOUR MAXIMUM PRESSURE WE’LL MEAT YOUR MAXIMUM PRESSURE WITH PRESSURE OF OUR OWN AND WITH PRESSURE OF OUR OWN AND WE’LL NOT COME BACK TO THE WE’LL NOT COME BACK TO THE TABLE. TABLE. WE SEEM TO BE IN A SLOW ROLL NOW WE SEEM TO BE IN A SLOW ROLL NOW HOW TO RESPOND. HOW TO RESPOND. I THINK EVERYBODY IS TAKING A I THINK EVERYBODY IS TAKING A DEEP BREATH, I THINK THAT’S DEEP BREATH, I THINK THAT’S PROBABLY GOOD. PROBABLY GOOD. BUT TWO MONTHS FROM NOW WE’LL BUT TWO MONTHS FROM NOW WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER CRISIS BECAUSE IRAN HAVE ANOTHER CRISIS BECAUSE IRAN HAS MADE THE STRATEGIC DECISION HAS MADE THE STRATEGIC DECISION TO MEET PRESSURE WITH PRESSURE TO MEET PRESSURE WITH PRESSURE OF THEIR OWN. OF THEIR OWN.>>WHAT WOULD REALISTIC MILITARY>>WHAT WOULD REALISTIC MILITARY ACTION LOOK LIKE? ACTION LOOK LIKE?>>I’VE HEARD A LOT OF TALK IN>>I’VE HEARD A LOT OF TALK IN WASHINGTON ON COMMENTATORS WE WASHINGTON ON COMMENTATORS WE CAN DO PROPORTIONATE LIMITED CAN DO PROPORTIONATE LIMITED STRIKE AND CONTROL THE STRIKE AND CONTROL THE ESCALATION. ESCALATION. THAT’S ALWAYS THE HOPE AND I THAT’S ALWAYS THE HOPE AND I THINK YOU TRY TO PREPARE IT THAT THINK YOU TRY TO PREPARE IT THAT WAY. WAY. BUT I THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO BUT I THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO PLAN FOR AN ESCALATION FROM IRAN PLAN FOR AN ESCALATION FROM IRAN IN WHICH WE WOULD THEN HAVE TO IN WHICH WE WOULD THEN HAVE TO RESPOND. RESPOND. I THINK IT IS ACTUALLY A I THINK IT IS ACTUALLY A SLIPPERY SLOPE AND I THINK WE SLIPPERY SLOPE AND I THINK WE HAVE TO BE PRETTY CAREFUL. HAVE TO BE PRETTY CAREFUL. LOOK, THE SAUDIS DO HAVE SOME LOOK, THE SAUDIS DO HAVE SOME CAPABILITIES. CAPABILITIES.>>IT’S FUNNY YOU BRING THAT UP.>>IT’S FUNNY YOU BRING THAT UP. LET ME STOP YOU THERE. LET ME STOP YOU THERE. THERE ARE A LOT OF COMMENTS THERE ARE A LOT OF COMMENTS AROUND MY OWN EDITORIAL TABLE AROUND MY OWN EDITORIAL TABLE GOING ALL THESE ARMS THE U.S. GOING ALL THESE ARMS THE U.S. SELLS TO SAUDI ARABIA, WHY IS IT SELLS TO SAUDI ARABIA, WHY IS IT THAT THEY STILL WANT THE THAT THEY STILL WANT THE AMERICANS TO USE THEIR WEAPONS AMERICANS TO USE THEIR WEAPONS FIRST? FIRST?>>WELL, HE SAID IN HIS MEETINGS>>WELL, HE SAID IN HIS MEETINGS WITH HIS THEYS IT WAS HIS WITH HIS THEYS IT WAS HIS ANALYSIS THE SAUDIS WANT TO ANALYSIS THE SAUDIS WANT TO FIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST AMERICAN. FIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST AMERICAN. THE SAUDIS DO HAVE CAPABILITY THE SAUDIS DO HAVE CAPABILITY AND I WORKED WITH THEM EARLIER AND I WORKED WITH THEM EARLIER IN THE COUNTER ISIS CAMPAIGN, IN THE COUNTER ISIS CAMPAIGN, FLEW IN OUR FORMATIONS. FLEW IN OUR FORMATIONS. THEY ACTUALLY DID FAIRLY WELL. W THEY ACTUALLY DID FAIRLY WELL. W WHAT THEY DON’T DO WELL IN A WHAT THEY DON’T DO WELL IN A CONFLICT LIKE YEMEN CALLED A CONFLICT LIKE YEMEN CALLED A DYNAMIC TARGET, TRYING TO HIT DYNAMIC TARGET, TRYING TO HIT MOVING TARGETS ON THE GROUND. MOVING TARGETS ON THE GROUND. THAT’S BEEN A DISASTER. THAT’S BEEN A DISASTER. WE COULD WORK WITH THE SAUDIS DO WE COULD WORK WITH THE SAUDIS DO A PROPORTIONATE LIMITED STRIKE A PROPORTIONATE LIMITED STRIKE AFTER THIS, AND THE QUESTION IS AFTER THIS, AND THE QUESTION IS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT. AGAIN, MY ANALYSIS OF IRANIAN AGAIN, MY ANALYSIS OF IRANIAN DECISION MAKING HERE GIVEN JUST DECISION MAKING HERE GIVEN JUST THE BRAZEN NATURE OF THIS ATTACK THE BRAZEN NATURE OF THIS ATTACK I THINK THEY HAVE PROBABLY I THINK THEY HAVE PROBABLY PRICED IN A RESPONSE AND THEY PRICED IN A RESPONSE AND THEY HAVE ALREADY KIND OF LOCKED AND HAVE ALREADY KIND OF LOCKED AND LOADED THEIR COUNTER. LOADED THEIR COUNTER. AND THEN THE ONUS WOULD BE BACK AND THEN THE ONUS WOULD BE BACK ON PRESIDENT TRUMP. ON PRESIDENT TRUMP. AGAIN, TRUMP IS KIND OF IN THE AGAIN, TRUMP IS KIND OF IN THE CORNER HERE AND HE’S A PRISONER CORNER HERE AND HE’S A PRISONER OF THE POLICY. OF THE POLICY. THIS IS GOING TO KEEP HAPPENING. THIS IS GOING TO KEEP HAPPENING. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CRISIS AFTER WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CRISIS AFTER CRISIS SO LONG AS THE POLICY IS CRISIS SO LONG AS THE POLICY IS JUST A STRANGLE ON IRAN’S JUST A STRANGLE ON IRAN’S ECONOMY. ECONOMY.>>THERE’S A REPORT THIS>>THERE’S A REPORT THIS AFTERNOON FROM ABOUT A AFTERNOON FROM ABOUT A CONVERSATION, SORT OF A CONVERSATION, SORT OF A LUNCHTIME CONVERSATION THE NOW LUNCHTIME CONVERSATION THE NOW FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON HAD WITH SOME DONOR. JOHN BOLTON HAD WITH SOME DONOR. IT WAS SORT OF A CLOSED LUNCH. IT WAS SORT OF A CLOSED LUNCH. THEY ACTUALLY ECHO WHAT LIPPEDY THEY ACTUALLY ECHO WHAT LIPPEDY GRAHAM IMPLIED — NOT IMPLIED GRAHAM IMPLIED — NOT IMPLIED SAID IN HIS TWEET WHICH IS THE SAID IN HIS TWEET WHICH IS THE DECISION NOT TO RESPOND ON THE DECISION NOT TO RESPOND ON THE DRONE, ON WHAT THE IRANIANS DID DRONE, ON WHAT THE IRANIANS DID WITH THE AMERICAN DRONE, THIS — WITH THE AMERICAN DRONE, THIS — THE SAUDI ATTACK MAY HAVE THE SAUDI ATTACK MAY HAVE BEEN — WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED BEEN — WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED HAD THE AMERICANS RESPONDED THEN HAD THE AMERICANS RESPONDED THEN MILITARILY. MILITARILY. DO YOU BUY THAT? DO YOU BUY THAT?>>THAT IS TOTAL SPECULATION.>>THAT IS TOTAL SPECULATION. AND I SUSPECT HAD WE RESPONDED AND I SUSPECT HAD WE RESPONDED TO THAT DRONE WE WOULD HAVE SEEN TO THAT DRONE WE WOULD HAVE SEEN THIS ATTACK PROBABLY SOONER. THIS ATTACK PROBABLY SOONER. AGAIN, I THINK THE IRANIANS HAVE AGAIN, I THINK THE IRANIANS HAVE ALREADY THOUGHT THROUGH THE ES ALREADY THOUGHT THROUGH THE ES ESCLATORY LADDER. ESCLATORY LADDER. THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL IT IN THESE THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL IT IN THESE KIND OF DEBATES. KIND OF DEBATES. THEREFORE, IF WE GET INTO THIS, THEREFORE, IF WE GET INTO THIS, WE NEED TO BE PREPARED AND THE WE NEED TO BE PREPARED AND THE PRESIDENT WOULD NEED TO BE PRESIDENT WOULD NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR A MULTI-MONTH PREPARED FOR A MULTI-MONTH CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. I MEAN THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS I MEAN THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS HERE AND, YOU KNOW, OUR ALLIES HERE AND, YOU KNOW, OUR ALLIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THEY’RE VERY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THEY’RE VERY EXPOSED. EXPOSED. AND I THINK AN IMPORTANT AND I THINK AN IMPORTANT INDICATOR AGAIN IS THE UAE. INDICATOR AGAIN IS THE UAE. WE HAD TANKERS ATTACKED OFF THE WE HAD TANKERS ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF UAE, CLEARLY IRAN AND COAST OF UAE, CLEARLY IRAN AND THEY STILL HAVE NOT SAID IRAN IS THEY STILL HAVE NOT SAID IRAN IS RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE THEY ARE ON RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE THEY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THIS POLICY. THE FRONT LINES OF THIS POLICY. AND SO THE IRANIANS WILL COME AND SO THE IRANIANS WILL COME AFTER THEM. AFTER THEM. AND SO EVERYBODY IS PRETTY AND SO EVERYBODY IS PRETTY NERVOUS. NERVOUS. THAT’S WHY I THINK EVERYBODY IS THAT’S WHY I THINK EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH TRYING TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH HERE. HERE.>>WHO’S THE DEESCALATOR?>>WHO’S THE DEESCALATOR? THE KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN AT THE KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN AT TIMES CAN PLAY THAT ROLE IN THE TIMES CAN PLAY THAT ROLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. MIDDLE EAST. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN — MAY THERE WAS A TIME WHEN — MAY HAVE PLAYED THAT ROLE. HAVE PLAYED THAT ROLE. PERHAPS CICI WILL. PERHAPS CICI WILL. WHO WILL BE THE PERSON THAT WILL WHO WILL BE THE PERSON THAT WILL TRY TO PLAY THAT ROLE AT LEAST TRY TO PLAY THAT ROLE AT LEAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW? IN THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW?>>WHAT’S SO IRONIC HERE IS>>WHAT’S SO IRONIC HERE IS FIRST THE DEESCALATOR IS FIRST THE DEESCALATOR IS PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. LOOK, IN THE REGION RIGHT NOW LOOK, IN THE REGION RIGHT NOW THE KUWAITYS, THEY DO NOT WANT THE KUWAITYS, THEY DO NOT WANT TO SEE A CONFLICT. TO SEE A CONFLICT. THE UMANIS WOULD BE WORKING THE UMANIS WOULD BE WORKING BEIEPD THEBE BEIEPD THEBE BEHIND THE SCENES. BEHIND THE SCENES. YOU’LL HAVE A LOT OF TALK BEHIND YOU’LL HAVE A LOT OF TALK BEHIND THE SCENES BUT RIGHT NOW THE SCENES BUT RIGHT NOW EVERYBODY IS ON A SLOW ROLL. EVERYBODY IS ON A SLOW ROLL. I THINK THE BEST THING TO DO IS I THINK THE BEST THING TO DO IS SHOW THE EVIDENCE TO THE WORLD SHOW THE EVIDENCE TO THE WORLD HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED, TRY TO HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED, TRY TO BUILD SOME ALLIES AND SUPPORT BUILD SOME ALLIES AND SUPPORT AND THEN WORK UP SOME POTENTIAL AND THEN WORK UP SOME POTENTIAL OPTIONS. OPTIONS. BUT AGAIN THE POINT IS THE BUT AGAIN THE POINT IS THE POLICY IS LEADING TO THESE POLICY IS LEADING TO THESE CRISES. CRISES. TWO MONTHS AGO IT WAS THE DRONE, TWO MONTHS AGO IT WAS THE DRONE, WE’RE LOCKED AND LOADED AND NOW WE’RE LOCKED AND LOADED AND NOW IT’S THIS ATTACK, WE’RE LOCKED IT’S THIS ATTACK, WE’RE LOCKED AND LOADED. AND LOADED.>>IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU DON’T>>IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU DON’T THINK THIS POLICY IS WORKING. THINK THIS POLICY IS WORKING.>>I THINK IT IS PUTTING THE>>I THINK IT IS PUTTING THE PRESIDENT DEEP IN A CORNER AND PRESIDENT DEEP IN A CORNER AND SO I THINK HE HAS TO ASK SOME SO I THINK HE HAS TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS, IS THIS REALLY WHERE QUESTIONS, IS THIS REALLY WHERE I WANT TO GO? I WANT TO GO?>>LIKE I SAID WHO’S BEEN ON THE>>LIKE I SAID WHO’S BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF THIS WHETHER IT FRONT LINES OF THIS WHETHER IT WAS AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT, IN WAS AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT, IN HIS SPECIAL ENVOY IN DEALING HIS SPECIAL ENVOY IN DEALING WITH ISIS, DEALING WITH IRAQ. WITH ISIS, DEALING WITH IRAQ. I FEEL LIKE THE MIDDLE EAST AND

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43 Responses

  1. Then Saudi Arabia should use all the weapons we sold them to attack Iran. If they want more weapons then we will double the price.

  2. Listen, if Saudi Arabia wants to use this attack as an excuse to ethnically cleanse Yemen so that's it is full of Sunni rather than Shia, and if the USA wants to be part of all that due to the price of petrol and Gross Capitalism, then by all means. BUT don't forget who lost the moral war last time that happened….

  3. What? 🤔 like what about Russia, China, even Saudi Arabia. They want to raise the price oil. Blow up a plant and send dumb trump to war with Iran. Securing another big win all around for big oil.

  4. 100% like Iraq had weapons of mass destruction….no we all cannot stipulate. Show the proof…but we know you have none. Lies to go into another war on behalf of the Saud terrorist kingdom. Saud's were responsible for 9/11 and the GOP are looking the other way as they take the saud blood money. Well american citizens, how does it feel that your government is siding with the people that killed how many thousands of you.

  5. The drones could have been piloted by an eight year old in your home town…the missiles are a known commodity…I feel Iran did us a solid…

  6. *Russia launches floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov
    *Alaskans concerned about Russian floating nuclear power plant in the Arctic.
    *Russia officials say the plan is to dock the world's first floating nuclear power plant at Pevek, Russia about 1,250 miles from Anchorage, Alaska.
    *The 472-foot barge launched in St. Petersburg, Russia, and will continue along the coast to the Bering Strait separating Russia from Alaska, Alaska Public Media reported Thursday.

    *RUSSIA'S NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHIP RAISES U.S. FEARS WHILE QUESTIONS SURROUND DEADLY MISSILE ACCIDENT
    BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 8/12/19 AT 6:54 PM EDT   /   

    SHOULD WE WORRY?

  7. Israel gets hit by missile strike
    Democrats:
    Saudi Arabia gets hit with Iranian missile strike
    Democrats:
    Trump Tweets
    Democrats: THE WORLD IS ENDING!

  8. The reason why they don't want to do anything because Iran in that region is a superpower Saudi Arabia UAE can't fight with Iran. if they start a war they will lose pretty quickly, and they know that. the only way they can win any type of war with Iran it's to have the support of United States and Europeans Ally. It will be a bloodbath even for United States with all our allies and everybody knows that. because Iran today have shown that they have enough technology to even strike all our assets in that region. More importantly they have tons of proxies all over the Middle East. it will be another Afghanistan, at some point the president need to put his ego aside and Lead. Sometimes leaders have to make tough decisions. It's good to be right but when you are wrong you have to be mature enough and admit it. this maximum pressure strategy is not working, in fact it's having the opposite effect.

  9. How do we know it wasnt some 400lb guy on his laptop in his mom's basement? I thought Trump said that we cant trust our intelligence agencies, that they need to go back to school… Trump and team have zero credibility.

  10. This Brett is a Trump sympathiser, he has not yet questioned why the Saudis haven't been able to deal with their OWN national security.
    Going into war with Iran over Saudi Arabia will be folly…

  11. Not a problem for the United States, it's a problem for the Saudis. They like to hack up journalists, how about they clean up their mess in the region, in any case it is not a United States problem. Certainly not something we should commit troops to.

  12. I dare say, if the blame belongs to iran because of the sophistication of or design or whatever, then iran is as responsible as the us in this yemen war. Cuz that's what it is–an act of war by 1 9r the other side of said war. If you're saying iran is responsible here, so is the us for all those busfulls of kids the saudis blew up….you know, with american bombs and assistance and training. This is just ridiculous if the states feel they NEED to futher involve themselves….strictly humanitarian is ALL the us should be.

  13. Kenneth O'Keefe said : " Any kind of attack on Iran is tantamount to initiating a full-scale Third World War which could very well and inevitably would lead to a war with China and Russia, this is pure madness, there is only one victor – the bankers. History repeats itself. The Iraq war started entirely on propaganda, deception and lies.

  14. This guy is clueless on what happened.
    Bolton resigned, Saudi were being criticized, World leaders were talking about a new deal with Iran.
    Who gains the most from these attacks long term? Not Iran, obviously.

  15. So iran fire 15 cruise missiles and 20 drones above us navy and the raders and cross the sea and struck target near us navy in Bahrain. Lolz

  16. Lies started…. Both sides medias… CNN, fox news, nbc, cbs, abc and msnbc all are warmongering liars….
    We all know the owner of msnbc Supplied 70% of weapons in middle east wars…. So they must create an enemy to earn more…. Tax payers pay for another 20 years wars then weapons suppliers keep adding zeroes to the number in their bank account…. In war time The wealth from tax payers pockets flying toward the pockets of weapons suppliers…. That's how we have 22 trillion debts….

  17. Hey former deputy stupid,
    Do U know why our high tech radars in saudi arabia didn't show any signs of drones or missiles???!!! Do u know why our patriot systems in saudi arabia didn't trigger??!!!!
    BECAUSE IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB AND A FALSE FLAG…
    There wasn't any drones, there wasn't any missiles…. High possibly someone like bolton , pompeo or bin salman walked into refinery then drilled the holes on the oil tankers and then they used a lighter to start the fire….
    Just Look how beautiful they made holes on those oil tankers, u stupid

  18. Any invented reason to attack Iran. We all know the cabal want to destroy Iran to set up their reserve bank there, and N.Korea will be next. We all know their evil agenda.

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