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props to Trump: "Trump Scrapped Iran Strikes Because They Weren't 'Proportionate'"

Headline at Bloomberg. "Trump Scrapped Iran Strikes Because They Weren't 'Proportionate'"

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-21/trump-approved-air-strikes-on-iran-then-pulled-ba...

Well, good job this time around. Apparently strikes were urged (no surprise) by Bolton.

 

The article makes an interesting point, says Iran says "the drone had been accompanied by a manned U.S. spy plane that Iranian forces decided not to target." Props to them too.

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Claiming that others are not objective may not be quite right. In fact, being truthful amplifies being objective. 

It’s a proven fact that trump is a serial liar. Which now we are suppose to believe every word he says?

Why attack Iran when all of the facts are not on the table...seen any proof of the exact location of the drone?

Hopefully some of this is not being staged to make trump look good, which certainly would be another lie!

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Another piece of information, So Trump didn't know until the last minute that "only 150" lives" would be impacted?  don't they tell him anything  in advance when they  do the  actual planning?

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@Roxanna35 wrote:

Another piece of information, So Trump didn't know until the last minute that "only 150" lives" would be impacted?  don't they tell him anything  in advance when they  do the  actual planning?


From the Washington Post:

 

Early in the day, the president said he called off the attack at the last minute because it would have killed 150 people in retaliation for the downing of the drone. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” he tweeted.

But administration officials said Trump was told earlier Thursday how many casualties could occur if a strike on Iran was carried out and that he had given the green light that morning to prepare the operation.

The confusion reinforced concerns about the Trump administration’s credibility at a time of military crisis.

Read the rest of the article: ‘We were cocked & loaded’: Trump’s account of Iran attack plan facing scrutiny

 

One of my main concerns about Trump when he was running for president (and granted, there were many) was his ability to handle foreign affairs.  It is a different world than making business deals.  Threats and gut instinct don't work like it does in real estate.

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@MsStretch wrote:

@Roxanna35 wrote:

Another piece of information, So Trump didn't know until the last minute that "only 150" lives" would be impacted?  don't they tell him anything  in advance when they  do the  actual planning?


From the Washington Post:

 

Early in the day, the president said he called off the attack at the last minute because it would have killed 150 people in retaliation for the downing of the drone. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” he tweeted.

But administration officials said Trump was told earlier Thursday how many casualties could occur if a strike on Iran was carried out and that he had given the green light that morning to prepare the operation.

The confusion reinforced concerns about the Trump administration’s credibility at a time of military crisis.

Read the rest of the article: ‘We were cocked & loaded’: Trump’s account of Iran attack plan facing scrutiny

 

One of my main concerns about Trump when he was running for president (and granted, there were many) was his ability to handle foreign affairs.  It is a different world than making business deals.  Threats and gut instinct don't work like it does in real estate.


One correction for you. Trump never made business deals he ran a mob operation and made mob type deals. One example is he ran 2 sets of books on a hotel he and the City of NY were involved with. Took about 3 million from the city. The city got it back. One other example. He placed very large order for goods from a small supplier for his AC Casino. He then refused to pay. Told the guy sue me. (Mob did this all the time). Then he told the guy give me 70 more free and I will pay you. Guy was going bankrupt so did neither. What he did was put a gun to his head and kill himself. That was Trump in business.

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@Roxanna35 wrote:

Another piece of information, So Trump didn't know until the last minute that "only 150" lives" would be impacted?  don't they tell him anything  in advance when they  do the  actual planning?


Of course they don't tell him anything in advance - they know of his propensity for mindlessly blabbering national security related things to the world at large - thereby destroying what security once existed...

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