Skip to comments.Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran
Posted on 05/16/2019 11:52:52 AM PDT by Innovative
President Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, that he does not want to go to war with Iran, according to several administration officials, in a message to his hawkish aides that an intensifying American pressure campaign against the clerical-led government in Tehran must not escalate into open conflict.
Mr. Trumps statement, during a Wednesday morning meeting in the Situation Room, came during a briefing on the rising tensions with Iran. American intelligence has indicated that Iran has placed missiles on small boats in the Persian Gulf, prompting fears that Tehran may strike at United States troops and assets or those of its allies.
No new information was presented to the president at the meeting that argued for further engagement with Iran, according to a person in the room. But Mr. Trump was firm in saying he did not want a military clash with the Iranians, several officials said.
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So Iran can't use that as an excuse.
But at the same time, if Iran attacks us, he will respond.
Of course “us” is the important term there.
When the war comes, America will be in a position of assistence to all of the GCC (except perhaps qartar) snde Israeli military forces.
The combined coalition has the capacity to easily destroy Iran
While the US has ample cause for war with Iran, including its current development of nukes and missiles, most of our beef with them in past actions.
It’s an unpaid debt, one that we must foreclose on some day.
Otherwise a new term will enter the popular vernacular: “Suicide Nuke”.
Place 100 cigar boats and 50 Chris Craft 8n the gulf and mount each with two Phalanx and target practice
No need for a big ole Carrier in the area...
Nobody wants war. But sometimes, war wants you.
“No new information was presented to the president at the meeting that argued for further engagement with Iran, according to a person in the room.”
More fake news?!!!!
Any honest assessment of the US-Iran relationship will unambiguously admit that the US has been the aggressor.
This is one of those CIA gifts that keep on giving.
It’s amazing how many people think Iran is totally unjustified in being hostile. I mean, we only overthrew their elected government and installed a puppet ruler for decades. The whole reason they have an Islamic government now is that the mosques were the only places where it was safe to organize against the coup regime.
Unfortunately Tehran & the mullahs DECLARED WAR against us when they seized our embassy on 4 Nov 1979. And have been waging it ever since.
Like the people who were in the meeting ran out and told the NYT what PDJT said, and what was said to him.
Absolute BS. Headline too, I'm sure.
If this story is true, the leak is treasonous.
I hope Trump can identify someone, and EXECUTE them ( after trial, if found guilty). That would slow some of these leaks.
I say this, as a concerned American, about to spend two nights in Saudi.
And neocons and military industrial complex and couch potato tough guys.
#### boots on the ground.
I voted for Donald Trump because I got sick of living in a country with a Sunni Muslim government.
During that uprising, the first thing they did was sack the Tehran headquarters of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
Funny how you never hear about this sordid side of America's foreign policy in the post-WW2 era.
I like the part where the company we overthrew Iran’s elected government to help (BP) later caused the worst oil spill in US history in the Gulf. With friends like these...
The timeline doesn’t start in 1979, and the war between our two nations wasn’t started by Iran.
Trump must be listening to Tucker Carlson.
The NYT is full of liars, obfuscates, and Democrats.
Why is his reluctance for war being announced in the media? Hard to bluff and saber rattle in order to deter when the enema has heard that he doesn’t want war.
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