Friday, June 21, 2019

Patrick Winter -Trump says he stopped airstrike on Iran because 150 would have died

Is it good cop - bad cop, or is there a tug of war in the Whitehouse?

Donald Trump has said he cancelled an airstrike on Iran with 10 minutes to go because it would not have been proportionate to kill 150 people in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned US drone.
“We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” the US president tweeted on Friday. “150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not … proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.”
The Guardian

1 comment:

Joe said...

OK, so it seems fairly obvious the Iranians didn't mine the ships..
What are the chances the drone was in Iranian airspace? It makes a big difference, a drone in Iranian airspace should be shot done. We would do the same.
I bet there's a greater than 90% chance the drone was either in Iranian airspace, had been in an out of Iranian airspace or was right on the edge of it.
Smells like classic US provocation to me, be somewhere you're not supposed to be and then get mad when someone does something about it. Lots of parallels to the Gulf of Tonkin, we had no business being there, were trying to provoke the North, except for there, when an attack didn't happen, we just made it up.