Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sputnik International — UK to Lead Joint War Games in Persian Gulf Simulating Conflict with Iran

The US, UK, France and Australia will run a war games drill in the Persian Gulf that will simulate a confrontation with Iran.
While Trump and Putin are talking on the phone for the first time.

Is the Trumpster as crazy as Killary, or possibly crazier?

8 comments:

John said...

"Is the Trumpster as crazy as Killary, or possibly crazier?"

The people he's surrounded himself with and his nominations say a lot. His mad pro-Israel policy says a lot. His anti-Iran nuclear deal says a lot. Although nobody could be crazier than Killary, Trump is proving to be as crazy. We can only hope the military refuses if ordered to attack Iran, a country that has never attacked another country in modern times.

andy blatchford said...

UK to lead? Really...we have about 5 warships left,

Penguin pop said...

"The people he's surrounded himself with and his nominations say a lot. His mad pro-Israel policy says a lot. His anti-Iran nuclear deal says a lot. Although nobody could be crazier than Killary, Trump is proving to be as crazy. We can only hope the military refuses if ordered to attack Iran, a country that has never attacked another country in modern times."

I think it was obvious from the start he was going to be his own kind of crazy and that he was serious about all that BS he spewed about wanting to take the oil from Iraq. These military people have been wanting a war with Iran forever and Trump is handing it to them on a silver platter. I was saying earlier on this blog that's where this is headed. Killary to me was more negligent and clueless and a Wall Street shill rather than full on war hawk. I know she wanted to take a firmer stance on Russia, but I just saw her as just continuing the same policies Obama had for the most part.

John said...

"UK to lead? Really...we have about 5 warships left..."

Don't forget the Trident missiles that go astray, the much valued Trident nuclear deterrent that can only be accessed via Pentagon say so, army boots that melt in the heat, army radio equipment that doesn't work, tanks that don't work in the sand, the one aircraft carrier that's in fact being loaned out by the French Navy, and an army that gets its arse kicked wherever by peasant farmers armed only with rifles after getting its marching orders from its masters in Washington. The world is no doubt trembling...

John said...

Penguin: "...all that BS he spewed about wanting to take the oil from Iraq."

That one is gonna come back and bite him in his fat ass.

Penguin: "These military people have been wanting a war with Iran forever..."

Sy Hersh and others have been reporting that it's the military who have been stopping an attack on Iran. The madmen in Washington have been pushing for war with Iran, but the more rational heads in the military, who are usually mad as fuck, threatened mutiny because war with Iran would be Iraq to the power of a thousand. And for those who didn't get the memo, Iraq was the strategic disaster to end all strategic disasters, making Vietnam look like Grenada.

Tom Hickey said...

It was Adm. Fallon who said that the US was not going to attack Iran on his watch.
http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1721491,00.html

As a four star he told three star Gen. David Petraeus that he was a brown-nosed to his face.

[Four star] Fallon told [three star] Petraeus [in March] that he considered him to be “an ass-kissing little chickensh*t” and added, “I hate people like that”, the sources say. That remark reportedly came after Petraeus began the meeting by making remarks that Fallon interpreted as trying to ingratiate himself with a superior.

https://thinkprogress.org/centcom-chief-fallon-petraeus-is-an-ass-kissing-little-chickensh-t-i-hate-people-like-that-66c21afd3c6f#.qj21roa5q

John said...

Fallon would have been speaking on behalf of the Joint Chiefs and many of the top brass who would have been alarmed, perhaps even petrified, by the lunacy of what was being proposed.

Trump and mad dog may be in a better position than Dubya to force the issue, which will mean bloodletting on an unimaginable scale. The Saudis and their jihadi army have been pushing for war with Iran, and Trump the unwitting best friend of Salafi jihadism, may give them what they've always wanted. If so, Russia and China will enter the fray with the kinds of weaponry that will bleed Washington dry. It'll be 1979 all over again, and this time the Brzezinskis will be in Moscow and Beijing, masterminding a truly terrible outcome, and a one term presidency, with Elizabeth Warren or the like promising to end the war but with honour, that ever awful watchword.

Petraeus the man whose expertise as a corporate raider is so obvious that top Wall Street firm KKR are paying him a fortune. It's either that or something else...

Tom Hickey said...

Fallon would have been speaking on behalf of the Joint Chiefs and many of the top brass who would have been alarmed, perhaps even petrified, by the lunacy of what was being proposed.

If you read the first link you will he was. But they were to protective of their careers to say so too loudly. Fallon get retired (after 41 years of service) for being too outspoken.