Trump’s far-fetched claims about his Iran decision are already crumbling

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/trumps-far-fetched-claims-about-his-iran-decision-are-already-crumbling/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=378

President Donald Trump’s story about his decision to cancel planned airstrikes on Iran is not adding up.

Observers have noted that Trump’s claim to have stopped the airstrikes as the clock was ticking down — he claimed on Twitter that there were just 10 minutes left for him to make a decision — and that it was only then that he realized that there would be approximately 150 casualties from the strike. This, he said, would be a disproportionate response to Iran’s downing of an unmanned drone.

Fox News’ Shep Smith noted, “Something is wrong here.” The network’s reporting suggested that Trump should already have been aware of the possible casualties, as common sense would suggest, far earlier than 10 minutes before the launch. National Security lawyer Bradley Moss argued that, if true, Trump’s account shows a “total breakdown in process.”

And contrary to Trump’s claims, the New York Times reported Thursday that planes were already in the sky to carry out the military operation and ships were in place when the order was withdrawn.

Finally, the Washington Post published a report Friday that said officials in the administration are disputing Trump’s public account.

Early in the day, the president said he called off the counterattack at the last minute because it would kill 150 people in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned surveillance 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 to prepare for the operation Thursday morning.

Trump’s morning tweets appeared to gloss over the fact that he was the one, as commander in chief, who had ordered the retaliation against Iran in the first place.

Trump administration officials, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security decisions, said the president approved the strikes after Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps earlier in the day shot down the Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk, a move Trump described as a “very big mistake.”

But he later changed his mind, the officials said.

So it seems there’s good reason to think Trump isn’t being straightforward about what happened. The question is: Why won’t he tell the truth?

Comments

  1. Awesome post. It’s so interesting to read
    I loved this already .
    Hey guys, looking for extraordinary site?
    Just click the link below
    카지노사이트

    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  2. I was very impressed by this post, this site has always been pleasant news. Thank you very much for such an interesting post. Keep working, great job!
    are you looking for Good site? Just click here:
    카지노사이트
    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very enlightening! This blog of yours is a really good read. Thank you for this wonderful piece. I just hope that you'll keep doing what you love. Keep it up! If you need an inspiration for your work, come and visit our website.

    카지노사이트
    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts. Visit our website too. 바카라사이트 https://game79zone.com 바카라사이트

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good day! I am impressed! Excellent weblog of yours. Keep creating a helpful blog. Keep it up! Please just visit our website too.
    카지노사이트
    https://yhn876.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  6. Keep up the great work, I read few blog posts on this website and I believe that your website is very interesting and has lots of fantastic info... i want to share our website. this is promising and worth reading i hope you visit our website..
    바카라사이트

    https://yhn777.com‌ ‌카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  7. Spectacular work! It's worth every second of my time. Keep it up! Visit our website fas well. Thanks! Have a great day ahead.
    카지노사이트
    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  8. GOOD JOB !!! This blog presents a very valuable information. Keep up the good work! Visit our website too. Thanks!

    안전놀이터

    https://pmx7.com/ 안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love it. This is really one of the best website with great information. very good post, i surely adore this website, keep on it.
    are you looking for Good site? Just click here:
    카지노사이트
    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  10. Continue posting this kind of article so many useful ideas can be read in this.
    안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really enjoying reading this, such a nice blog. Keep it up!
    And hey guys, I want to share our website. This is promising and worth reading.
    i hope you visit our website just click the highlight below
    카지노사이트
    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  12. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. Great work. Just visit our website too. 바카라사이 트 https://game79zone.com 바카라사이트

    ReplyDelete
  13. It's nice to be here!
    all article are so very worth it to read.
    I already loved this!
    카지노사이트
    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have read some excellent stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like how you've handle this thing. Very impressive one! Please visit our site too. 카지노사이트
    https://yhn777.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  16. I’m happy that you simmply shared this usefuul
    information with us. Please visit our website. Thank you!
    카지노사이트
    https://yhn876.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  17. A really entertaining site that really helps me to learn more. I really appreciate this kind of site. Just try to visit our site in this link: 카지노사이트
    Https://yhn876.com 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  18. Interestingly you write, I will address you'll find exciting and interesting things on similar topics. Visit our website too. 안전놀이터 https://pmx7.com/ 안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment