President Trump ordered military strike on Iran, but reversed at last second

  
Via:  krishna  •  4 weeks ago  •  14 comments

President Trump ordered military strike on Iran, but reversed at last second
A senior level administration source briefed on the plan says it would have escalated the situation quickly had it been carried out. Officials feared the attack could have caused hundreds of civilian casualties.

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President Donald Trump ordered a military strike on Iran late Thursday, but reversed his decision after a plan was already underway, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The sources tell ABC News the president’s reason for changing course was unclear, but the reversal was against the advice of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

A senior level administration source briefed on the plan says it would have escalated the situation quickly had it been carried out. Officials feared the attack could have caused hundreds of civilian casualties.

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

Top politicians from the Senate and House, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, met with administration officials over the downed drone Thursday afternoon.

"The president may not intend to go to war here, but we're worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war," Schumer said.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

A senior level administration source briefed on the plan says it would have escalated the situation quickly had it been carried out. Officials feared the attack could have caused hundreds of civilian casualties.

 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

Related: Re: Iran's downing of the U.S. drone, Trump said:

I find it hard to believe it was intentional if you want to know the truth...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

Let me get this straight.  Was it an American drone, and did it enter Iran's internationally recognized air space?   If so, were the Iranians not justified in shooting it down, especially taking into consideration Trump's threats?  I'm not a supporter of Iran by any means, but wasn't Iran's defensive action expected?

 
 
 
Dulay
5  Dulay    4 weeks ago

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It's not like there is any American military threat to Iran after all. /s

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
5.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Dulay @5    4 weeks ago

Those US flags are all on the ground. Let's not forget the sea...

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Ronin2
5.2  Ronin2  replied to  Dulay @5    4 weeks ago

The map is wrong. They need to extend the Iranian flag over Iraq, into Syria, Yemen, with little ones in the Gaza Strip, and Lebanon.

Yes, there are US troops in Iraq (due to our stuck on stupid foreign policy that seems to know no administration bounds); but Iraq is controlled by a government loyal to Iran, and has allowed Iranian militias to enter Iraq freely to fight ISIS/ISIL, and push on the Syrian border.

Now, as for the article. Funny how the left is so ready to believe a POS country like Iran over the US government just because there is an R they don't like in the WH. Was the drone spying in Iran, probably at one time; but they shot it down in international waters.

Now is downing a drone provocation for starting a war with Iran? It is more of one than anything Libya and Syria did; but Obama jumped in on both of those- w/o congressional approval might I add. Thankfully Trump backed out of escalating the situation; but Nancy and Chucky need to back their hypocritical asses out after their support of Obama's decisions.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
5.2.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Ronin2 @5.2    4 weeks ago

We, the U.S., have absolutely no dog in the Middle East wars.  We, supposedly, are producing more oil/petroleum.  We have no land issues (property owners) that give us any standing in trying to "take control" of the Middle-East cultures/traditions/heritage.  They were there for thousands of years before the U.S. was even thought about and they have been having battles/conflicts/wars for those thousands of years among themselves.  What gives us the "right/authority" to tell other countries how they are to act/react????

 
 
 
Ozzwald
5.2.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Ronin2 @5.2    4 weeks ago
Now, as for the article. Funny how the left is so ready to believe a POS country like Iran over the US government just because there is an R they don't like in the WH.

Wow, the irony.  We have a President ready to believe a POS country like Russia over the US government and all its intelligence agencies. 

Maybe the left is just more willing to believe the owners of the ships over a very grainy video, when the physical damage to the ships doesn't match what is shown on the video, and they feel that an act of war requires more facts than a he said she said type of argument.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
5.2.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  1stwarrior @5.2.1    4 weeks ago
We... have absolutely no dog in the Middle East wars.

But... but... but... John Bolton wants his war!

He was so successful in making over Iraq, into a stable, peaceful democratic ally... that it's a no-brainer to want to start over in Iran!

 
 
 
Dulay
5.2.4  Dulay  replied to  Ronin2 @5.2    4 weeks ago
The map is wrong. They need to extend the Iranian flag over Iraq, into Syria, Yemen, with little ones in the Gaza Strip, and Lebanon.

Since it's meant to illustrate where the US military is, it isn't wrong. 

Now, as for the article. Funny how the left is so ready to believe a POS country like Iran over the US government just because there is an R they don't like in the WH.

Perhaps it's because Trump LIES and LIES and LIES and his minions LIE for him too. 

It is more of one than anything Libya and Syria did; but Obama jumped in on both of those- w/o congressional approval might I add.

Those are false equivalencies. Obama was acting in concert with a coalition and the UN, Trump is NOT. Oh and BTW, at least Obama ASKED the Congress, Trump hasn't. 

Thankfully Trump backed out of escalating the situation;

The planes should have never left the ground. The fact that they did is an escalation of the situation. Sheesh, yall have set a low bar for Trump. 

but Nancy and Chucky need to back their hypocritical asses out after their support of Obama's decisions.

Again, a false equivalency. 

 
 
 
Krishna
5.2.5  seeder  Krishna  replied to  1stwarrior @5.2.1    4 weeks ago
What gives us the "right/authority" to tell other countries how they are to act/react????

Might be a good idea to mention that to our war-mongering president??? 

 
 
 
Krishna
5.2.6  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Ronin2 @5.2    4 weeks ago
Now is downing a drone provocation for starting a war with Iran?

Apparently some of our current president's advisors seem to think so...

 
 
 
Krishna
5.2.7  seeder  Krishna  replied to  1stwarrior @5.2.1    4 weeks ago
We, the U.S., have absolutely no dog in the Middle East wars

Perhaps no dogs-- but our beloved presidentdoes keep sending America's youth there to die....

(Why????)

 
 
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