I figured this was coming.
I discussed it at length on a podcast with Richard Spencer before the election. Donald Trump and Jared Kushner had been lining up all their Sunni allies with Israel in the Middle East in preparation for an attack on Iran in his second term which was foiled by losing the election.
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump asked for options on attacking Iran’s main nuclear site last week but ultimately decided against taking the dramatic step, a U.S. official said on Monday.
Trump made the request during a meeting on Thursday with his top national security aides, including Vice President Mike Pence, his new Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, and General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the official said.
The official confirmed the account of the meeting in The New York Times, which reported that the advisers persuaded Trump not to go ahead with a strike because of the risk of a broader conflict.
“He asked for options. They gave him the scenarios and he ultimately decided not to go forward,” the official said. …”
The plan was always to deal with Iran in his second term, but he had to get through the election first by pretending that he wasn’t just another neocon.