as the us and iran slide toward conflict with new sanctions coming iran will struggle to deal with and may rea
As the US and Iran slide toward conflict, with new sanctions coming Iran will struggle to deal with and may react violently to, one must wonder why. Why all of this? Iran was abiding by the nuclear deal after all.
amazing to hear fierce critic on praise for showing restraint with iran not going through with the strikes whi
Amazing to hear fierce critic @JohnBrennan on @mitchellreports praise @realDonaldTrump for showing restraint with Iran, not going through with the strikes which he says could have opened the door to wider conflict.
conflict with iran would be nothing like 2003 iraq war iran s response would be largely indirect through proxi
Conflict with Iran would be nothing like 2003 Iraq war. Iran's response would be largely indirect, through proxies and generally outside Iran, in places including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and beyond.
in the middle east it feels like a chicken and egg dilemma iran says us started this crisis by imposing imposs
In the Middle East it feels like a chicken and egg dilemma. Iran says US started this crisis by imposing impossible sanctions, destroying their economy, and pulling out of the nuclear deal. US says Iran is lashing out and risking war. Both right?
president trump tweets us was cocked and loaded to attack 3 sites in iran but pulled back to avoid causing dea
President Trump tweets US was ‘cocked and loaded’ to attack 3 sites in Iran, but pulled back to avoid causing deaths. I have never seen such direct messaging between belligerents over twitter. It’s a moment for social media age.
trump sounded delusional when he said there were thousands welcoming him in london i didnt see them and that s
Trump sounded delusional when he said there were thousands welcoming him in London. I didnt see them. And that small crowds of protestors were put out for political reasons. These not are some frog marched, bussed in protesters.
a sr military official told me us special forces troops distraught upset morally disturbed by having to tell t
A sr military official told me US special forces troops distraught, upset, morally disturbed by having to tell their kurdish allies in Syria that, because of orders, their promises of defense won’t be kept.
spoke to a professor with deep connections into kurdish leadership in syria i asked him about the mood there a
Spoke to a professor with deep connections into Kurdish leadership in Syria. I asked him about the mood there after Trump announcement, his answer sent chills: Hurt, betrayed, and angry. They'll all be dead soon...
journalists and press freedom campaigners tell me president trumps stance on khashoggis murder sends a message
Journalists and press freedom campaigners tell me PresidentTrump’s stance on Khashoggi’s murder sends a message to anyone in a position of power that it’s okay to kill their critics, as long as they call them enemies of the people.
from a top former military official i know on ukraine sobering definitely putin probing he thinks potus is pre
From a top former military official I know on Ukraine. Sobering. “Definitely Putin probing. He thinks POTUS is pretty distracted and between holidays and Mueller, might be a good time for a further land grab. This could get VERY ugly.”