POLITICS Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran

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  1. Rastus

    Rastus ..MAGA.. AD-FREE USER

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    WASHINGTON — 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. Trump’s 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.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/world/middleeast/iran-war-donald-trump.html
    President Trump doesn’t want this mess either, but sometimes you do what you have to do.
     
  2. LewSir

    LewSir Well-Known Member

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    But Magoo said Trump is sending 100,000 troops tp Iran
     
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  3. Bubba74

    Bubba74 I live Here

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    Trump is a war monger
    remember that war he started with N. KOrean?
     
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    None of us want war, but some of us also know that sometimes it's the only option. Iran should not be allowed to threaten us or throw their weight around.
    But if provoked, I want all hell to rain down on them, and the main targets have to be their leadership.
     
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