Trump, The-Twitwit-in-Chief, tweeted:
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed !
Apparently Trump is awaiting orders from "the Kingdom" (of Saudi Arabia).
“ Locked and loaded ” means “locking the magazine into the gun and loading the ammunition into the gun's chamber.” The weapon is now ready to fire on command.
Originated in American English, supposedly as an instructional command to prepare an M1 Garand, the main rifle used during World War II, for battle. the expression was popularized 1949 by John Wayne in the movie Sands of Iwo Jima. Various similar phrases predate it, including in transposed form as “ load and lock ”. https://www.google.com/search?q=locked+and+loaded&hl=en&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjO8_eQ-NbkAhUxwlkKHR5yCekQ_AUIDCgA&biw=1440&bih=837&dpr=2
So, using that definition, I assume Trump is ready to fire upon Iran when Saudi Arabia gives the order.
Butt, The Donald has no military experience so I don't know what he means when he says "locked and loaded". The White House spin machine is already walking his saber rattling back
Chief of Staff to Vice President Pence Marc Short argues America is far better prepared under Trump to handle Saudi oil production strikes.
President Trump’s tweet that the U.S. is “locked and loaded” in response to the twin drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities means “several things,” according to Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Pence.
After being asked by FBN’s Maria Bartiromo if the president’s tweet implied that “the U.S. is ready to respond to Iran,” and whether we are “looking at a military response on the horizon,” Short said he wouldn’t comment specifically, before saying that “locked and loaded means several things.”
“One thing it means is that America today under this president is far better prepared to handle these sorts of events because we're now a net exporter of oil,” Short said. “This is not like the 1970s, the oil embargo or the 1990 ... when Iraq invaded Kuwait ... The United States is a net exporter producing 16 million barrels of oil a day and much of that has been because of the deregulatory agenda of this administration that has enabled so much of that."
The U.S. is stronger than ever thanks to fracking, he added.
“You look at today all the Democratic candidates on the stage are basically advocating abolishing of fracking -- fracking is what's enabled America to become far more insulated from these sorts of events enabling us to be a bit better prepared,” said Short.
When Bartiromo asked whether the president is abandoning his pressure against Iran amid John Bolton’s departure , Short replied: “There's no talk of abandoning the campaign.”
“In fact the reality is that ... we've united international communities to put these sanctions on Iran and it is causing Iran to suffer. We want the Iranian people to experience freedom… And we know that they're basically putting this pressure on Iran is helping that cause. But the reality is that they are… struggling enormously because their oil exports have diminished dramatically down to a small fraction of what it was. And so they want to have oil price shocks,” he said.https://www. fox business.com/politics/marc-short-explains-trump-locked-loaded-tweets
It looks like Marc Short doesn't know what Trump means by "locked and loaded" so he trying to blow smoke up Maria Bartiromo's ass.
What is NOT being addressed is the other even more ominous part of Trumpt's tweet:
but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed !
According to the U.S. Constitution Congress has the power to declare war , NOT the President and certainly NOT Saudia Arabia. Iran did NOT attack the United States.
Any attack on Iran would be fucking UNCONSTITUTIONAL!