Editor’s Note: Sorry about the down time. I went out and got drunk last night with a friend who was in town expecting a military strike on Iran. If you are wondering, I forgot to pay the bill.
“WASHINGTON — President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.
As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations.
Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.
The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said. …”
Blompf almost went to war with Iran last night.
“DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent.
“In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues … he gave a short period of time to get our response but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei to decide about this issue,” one of the officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity. …”
Listen to this.
Blompf passed the Iranians a note saying he was against a military strike but it was coming anyway. He sounds like a hostage. If he isn’t the president, who is really in control? Who is really running the show?
Our girl Tulsi has been out there on Twitter slamming him. A military strike on Iran that plunges us into a devastating war on the eve of the Democratic debate would be a big boast to her campaign:
Iran war is HIGHLY likely unless Trump swallows his pride & returns to the Iran nuclear agreement he tore up. But I fear he won’t put the interests of our country & those who’ll be killed in such a war ahead of his own pride & personal political interests. https://t.co/CmC3DaAHnc pic.twitter.com/esrk1IDjui— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) June 21, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump Your Iran strategy has been ill-advised and short-sighted. Change course now. Return to the Iran nuclear agreement before it’s too late. Put aside your pride and political calculations for the good of our country. Do the right thing. https://t.co/WBog6kPLE6 pic.twitter.com/030ei0tR7u— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) June 21, 2019
Yang and AOC were also like this is retarded:
Let reason prevail and let us avoid another chapter in our forever wars. https://t.co/fgdf0z6XMP— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) June 21, 2019
Neocons were like this on Twitter yesterday afternoon which is how I knew that something about to happen with Iran:
They were deflated last night:
Still mad about it this morning:
If Obama had done anything like this, the right would have lost their minds over his abject weakness and the abdication of his responsibility as CIC. I’d have been right there with them. The aspiring press secretaries in conservative media think their boosterism is a virtue.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 21, 2019