SPECIAL REPORT: A Moment of Reprieve!
Q2807 How much money (CASH) was sent to IRAN? Who controls the distribution of funds? Who accounts for the funds? Who has access to the funds? Who ‘really’ has access to the funds?
So, most of our elected have been chomping at the bit for this conflict with Iran. Hmmm.... I wonder why? Yet, this article in Foreign policy dot com tells how our POTUS averted an attack on Iran at the last minute.
The U.S. and Iranian governments moved to de-escalate tensions on Friday after the two nations reached the brink of conflict, with President Donald Trump confirming that U.S. forces were “cocked & loaded” to retaliate against Tehran’s downing of a U.S. military drone.
Trump called off the planned attacks on three separate sites in Iran just 10 minutes before go time, after learning that the strikes would kill 150 people, the president said in a tweet Friday morning.
“Not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone,” Trump wrote. “I am in no hurry.”
The crisis underscores how Trump’s hardline approach to Iran is butting up against his goal of extricating the United States from costly conflicts in the Middle East. On the one hand, the Trump administration resurrected America’s confrontation with Iran and raised the specter of conflict by withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal, alienating European allies that support it, and pushing Iran into a corner with crippling sanctions. On the other hand, Trump, a longtime critic of the Iraq Conflict, has vowed to draw down the United States’ costly and decades-long involvement in conflicts in the Middle East.
Fred Fleitz, a former advisor to John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor, told Foreign Policy that he believes that by holding off on strikes for now Trump is “creating every opportunity for a peaceful resolution.”
“This is a president who was elected to get us out of conflict,” Fleitz said. “He doesn’t want conflict with Iran.” Q1822 Fake News ‘KNOWINGLY FALSE’ narrative pushes. POTUS will cause conflict w/ IRAN. POTUS will destroy the world.
The internal debate leading up to the aborted strikes reflects a national security team torn in opposite directions, as hard-liners like Bolton reportedly push for action and military advisors urge caution. Trump’s last-minute decision to abort the strikes appears to be a clear defeat for the administration’s hawks, particularly Bolton.
The decision on whether to strike Iran reportedly came down to a debate between Trump and Bolton, with officials such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, and incoming acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper playing the role of “swing votes.”
“The president has maximalist objectives, and he’s not prepared to pay a maximum price,” said Suzanne Maloney, an expert on Iran at the Brookings Institution.
She also said the crisis could drag on as the United States keeps its chokehold on the Iranian economy with crippling sanctions. “The Iranians don’t simply want to avoid a military strike. What they want to do is deter the president from imposing economic pressure,” she said. “That’s their end goal, and they haven’t achieved their end goal at the moment.” Q2807 “Trillions of dollars at stake.” "Controlled by group of special interests." "Illusion of democracy." Q
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