The Iran Gamble – Did Trump just promise to commit war crimes?

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Wait – what?

You are openly acknowledging you will respond with disproportionate force?

You are admitting to future war crimes and promising to do it?

Um, well, the planet thanks you I suppose for making your prosecution at the War Crimes Tribunal a lot simpler?

Reading how Trump made the decision to assassinate Sulemani you get this genuinely creepy sense that he had a knee jerk tantrum hearing about the death of a single US soldier & recklessly demanded it with zero thought to the ramifications.

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It’s like a drunk infant playing chess.

If the threshold for extrajudicial assassination by drone strike is the loss of American life, then when is Trump declaring war on the pharmaceutical industry who pimp opioids, the fast food junkies who clog arteries & the polluters warming the planet?

None of the justifications offered by the White House make any strategic sense whatsoever.

Trump has dangerously escalated towards war for a problem that he has created with his childish withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear agreement.

He has done it as an alpha temper tantrum without comprehending the ramifications.

This isn’t Machiavellian genius, it’s the lashing out of a frustrated bully with no plan of what happens next.

The world holds its breath and the wise shake their heads in disbelief.

It’s the children of the poor who pay the price for Trump’s gamble, it won’t be his kids.

 

16 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been gobsmacked by the insane decision of amerika to murder Qasim Suleimani since I first heard of it last Friday.
    I cannot imagine anyone less deserving of being a murder victim, the man has done nothing other than seek the least bloodthirsty route to peace.
    Here is a link to a tweet which carries details including a short vid of a service of thanks that was organised by the remaining Syrian Christians of Aleppo, to thanks and remember Qasim for the work he had done to ensure that the islamic fundies who occupied Aleppo for so long did not succeed in their attempt to rid Aleppo of all Christians by genocide. see:
    https://twitter.com/HadiNasrallah/status/1214253043484631045
    Or here is an article in veterans today which includes a photo of General Suleimani with US troops in Iraq during the fight to rid Iraq of the Daesh scourge.
    see: https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/01/06/censored-photo-shocker-general-soleimani-with-american-troops-in-iraq/

    Meanwhile the usual saudi killers and their wannabe murders among Hasbara scum are desperately trying to astro turf the net with thousands of bot posts all saying the same thing & claiming to be Iraqis who wanted Qasim dead. The thread was easy to comprehend this morning with MarkLubbers detailing the number of posts (over 2000) and the small number of sources (8), but since then it has been swamped by the Hasbara mob. It is still worth a read for anyone interested in the ridiculous ‘swamp social networks’ type propagandising. I cannot see how anyone could believe such garbage could have any effect upon even the most simpleminded.

    See: https://twitter.com/YourMarkLubbers/status/1214243376595439618

    Speaking of simple minds, here is Orange_Whip displaying his complete ignorance of who Qasim Suleimani is/was.

    See:
    https://twitter.com/Stop_Trump20/status/1213503804328546305/

    I trust Akismet won’t imagine too many links = too much spam

  2. “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” George Orwell

    • Obama already okayed murder by droning in his patriot act. The same one that treats independent jounalists like Julian Assange as terrorists.

    • Yes I also read that the Americans asked him to broker peace talks between Saudi and Yemen (???) and if so it puts an amazingly different angle to this murder/assassination.
      How come America can murder at will (almost) anyone anywhere and NO ONE in the western world acts to criticise or penalise America. e.g. Make the world reserve currency Gold or Silver and thus the American dollar becomes almost worthless and the American empire collapses.
      ………..Mind you when Sadam and Gaddafi tried it they were (also) assassinated. But surely America can’t assassinate ALL the western leaders if they act in unison, can they?

    • Correction.
      ….Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdl Mahdi has now officially revealed that the US had asked him to mediate between the US and Iran and that General Qassem Soleimani to come and talk to him and give him the answer to his mediation efforts. Thus, Soleimani was on an OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC MISSION as part of a diplomatic initiative INITIATED BY THE USA.

      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52809.htm

  3. Trump isn’t even a frustrated bully. He’s just a very stupid man. There’s never been any point in trying to find rational purposes in any of his actions as many still try and do. Trump is just a dumbarse who is now completely captured by people who have the right skills to successfully dominate his weak and dyfunctional personality.

  4. Trump already committed a war crime with the killing in the first place – but whatever, every US President since WW2 and probably earlier committed war crimes. The only thing that is news here is that the (pro-democrat) media wants to use the word criminal in their reporting.

  5. This coming conflict will not be an Iraqi repeat of 2003.

    It will be a massive regional war with serious consequences including the price of oil which has already spiked and once attacks begin in the gulf it is all on.

    Israel will be a pivotal player in any push against Iran and a war on multiple fronts is a serious possibility.

    https://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13981017000583

    https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/443919/Today-missile-attacks-just-preliminary-measures-Kosari

    https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/443921/IRGC-warns-US-regional-allies-of-becoming-source-of-anti-Iran

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