‘If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran!’ – Trump tweets threat

Sorry to post back to back “Trump tweets” posts, but he is making news today. Now he’s threatening Iran with eradication via tweet.

“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”



That’s it, that’s all he said. I mean, it would be nice if he could elaborate on what the threat is exactly so that we could be informed about it? I just find it very odd because so much of his 2016 campaign was accusing George W. Bush of going to war based on bad intelligence, and yet, here we are, rattling our sabers against Iran, a much greater military power than Iraq, based on some vague immediate threat that we’re not being informed about.

Earlier today, Iran signaled they do not want war:

Mohammad Javad Zarif told state news agency Irna that Tehran did not want a war, and that no country had the “idea or illusion that it can confront Iran”.

The US has deployed warships and planes to the Gulf in recent days over what it has described as Iranian “threats”.

But US President Donald Trump has said he wants to avoid conflict.

Speaking to Irna at the end of a visit to China on Saturday, Mr Zarif said Mr Trump “does not want war, but the people around him are pushing him towards war under the pretext of making America stronger against Iran”.

And, Trump said he doesn’t want war. Yet, here we are.

Also I have no idea what’s going on here:

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AT
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“Come at me bitch. Whoa whoa what are you doing I don’t want to fight.”

Michelle Lee
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I heard the tweets were in response to Iran shooting rockets into the Green Zone over the weekend. The Green Zone being where our embassy is in Baghdad.

Abe Lincoln
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Iran is weaker than Iraq under Saddam and their military is insignificant compared to US, so Trump is absolutely right. The worry with Iran is that they would just ramp up their gorilla warfare to cause as much US casualties as they can.

Gonna be frank and say, I think our military is way too large for any enemy and inefective against gorillla type warfare and that’s the type of warfare these weak totalitarian states engage in. We need good Intel, lots of special forces and drone/robotic technologies

CaptBill56
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Can we get back the pallets of cash Obama and the other idiots send to them? Thanks

pybop
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There will be no collateral damage…
There will be no innocents….
Can you spell HIROSHIMA?

Abe Lincoln
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T E H R A N

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Crusades 2.0

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More Iranian bluster. They hide behind terror organizations and other nation players regularly attacking, i.e. committing acts of war against Israel, the U.S., and sunni ME nations. The world would be done a favor if the current leadership of Iran was eliminated.

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I love the Iranian disco! They really get into it.

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Well, that kinda looks like a Red Line moment.

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AvatarK-Bob I view this as much more than an empty threat.

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the future does not belong to those who criticize the Prophet of Islam obama said, when giving a speech to the UN about the death of Chris Stevens in Benghazi.

Here islamic terrorists just murdered 3 of our people in benghazi, in cold blood, and obama says “the future does not belong to those who criticize the Prophet of Islam”? Any more doubt about who’s side obama was on?

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There is no sweeter sound than that of the muezzin call to prayer…
-obama

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I bet if we pay them 8 billion dollars they’ll shut up….

Signed,
Obama

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Well, there’s no other way to take that tweet, Iran. WHAT have you been up to? idea

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What wars have we won since the end of WW2?

K-Bob
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Gulf War I – won
AUMF-Iraq – won
ISIS in the Levant – won

Paladin
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Balkans – won
Grenada – won

Paladin
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Cold War – won (I have a certificate for this one) grin
Basically the US military has won every altercation in which they’ve been involved. It’s been the politicians, the MSM, and an impatient citizenry that has lost our “wars”.

However, I will say that Desert One, which ultimately was Carter’s loss, was a military debacle as well. It taught us we need to do a better job with our Joint training. It was an excellent “Lesson Learned”, which greatly helped us with future operations.

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Personally, I’d have no problem with America blowing Iran off the map. But I’m sure there are MANY complexities and problems that would ensue if a war broke out – with some very damaging consequences for America. So, it will be interesting to see how this develops.

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Sentinel, I was just wrestling with that myself… there is the old meme, Kill ‘Em All and let God sort them out.

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Once the impeachment starts to really roll, bone spur Trump and walrus Bolton will find some pretense to attack Iran.

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That’s a Bill Clinton tactic ……

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Nomorales….whose team are you on? Just curious

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“Team?” I’m on the “team” that doesn’t want a lying, ignorant, unread, narcissistic, criminal dope to be President.

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I can explain the video. They’re practicing flower throwing when Khomeini is overthrown.

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Well, if Iran said they didn’t want war, then it must be true. They’re nothing but truthful 100% of the time. Never been caught in a lie.

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ryan-oryan-o No one wants war with us. It’s messy and very expensive.

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By result of Iran’s folly – Israel has been quietly become completely allied and accepted by the Gulf states. Saudi Arabia in particular which used to be one of the bigger haters is now all but an undeclared ally.
There are no more daily chants of death to Israel in those countries and perhaps a generation will grow up not hating them as much as the generations before.
Shia iran has done more to polarize and mobilize Sunnis than Arabs and Persians ever could be united against Israel. It’s too funny.

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Iran can be turned into a glass factory in three easy steps… here’s how!

pybop
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step one is BOOM…
what are the other two?

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Iran is still responsible for most of the advanced weaponry used by the Taliban and other insurgents throughout Afghanistan. They were responsible for providing insurgents in Iraq with advanced sniper rifles to kill Americans and EFP components to blow up American vehicles.

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Iran signaled they do not want war

Facist Italy said they didn’t want war as they invaded Ethiopia.

Imperial Japan said they didn’t want war when they seized large portions of China and created their puppet state Manchukuo in Inner Mongolia.

Stalinist Russia said they didn’t want war as they attacked Japanese positions in Mongolia.

Nazi Germany said they didn’t want war before seizing Czechoslovakia, Poland, and then invaded the Soviet Union.

When authoritarian states declare they “don’t want war” it’s for the benefit of the appeasers and apologists to establish a false moral equivalency between the authoritarian aggressor states and representative republics.

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Some things are better kept private.

Mother124
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Because that’s what the President of the United States does now…..boasts and threatens on Twitter.

facepalmd

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I’ll take boasting and threatening from Trump every day of the week, and every hour of the day over the Obama admin. spygate scandal which is looking more and more like Treason against the US. Thank you God for Atty. Gen. Bill Barr for looking into that “spying,” and likely worse.

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Apples to oranges.

Twitter is NOT the place to conduct foreign policy.

And if he’s just doing it to show off for his followers, that’s appalling.

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AvatarMother124 The MSM won’t report what he says, so Twitter is how he bypasses them.

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Thats the point. If he’s just posturing for his followers, What god does that do.

If he’s not, do you really think it’s appropriate to be making international threats on Twitter?

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Well of course they will say they don’t want a fight..That’s BS for the people who listen to them..The truth they speak is when they say death to Israel and death to the US…In other words they make threats all the time…

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As for the comment itself I don’t see it being any different than Reagan saying he’d turn Iran into a parking lot. We have praised such rhetoric in the past. That said, without the intelligence report under my nose I can’t say whether it’s an overstep or if it’s justified.

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butTrump!!!

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ryan-oryan-o That’s it. The problem isn’t the rhetoric. It’s the fact that Trump is the one saying it and they don’t like him.

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I don’t know about others, but for me, it isn’t the fact that he says it, but that he’s doing it on Twitter. Twitter is not the place for it.

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AvatarMother124 I can understand that. I’m not really that critical of it because he is known to rant on Twitter. I’m sure Iran has eyes on all of his social platforms regardless for the forum. I think they have a more serious focus on the official positions and the actions he takes, such as putting military in the region. The rant is more of an attempt to rattle them into believing he’s not effing around.

I hear Iran is in a panic.

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Before you destroy Iran.are you still working on that insurrection down at the Southern Border.

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Agreed, Keep the focus on the ongoing assault on our country
pouring in from our Southern border.

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Thanks Gino, I am starting to watch the other hand now.

NYGino
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So are a lot of others, nice that you recognize it.

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Avatarbigsir74
I agree. Our country is being destroyed right here.

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I heard today that the DHS is seeking contractors[Busing Companies] to deliver all the processed illegals From the Southern Borders to shelters throughout the US.The Senator from Pennsylvania was asked “are any going to your state”.Avoided the question completely.

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Yup, 2000 “were” supposed to be flown to Florida, but I think that’s cancelled now according to BP.

Also ICE is hiring a contractor(s) to fly 225,000 illegals all over the US.
I still say we should have 4-5 “secured” tent cities along the border.

These invaders will never show up for their hearings once they are relocated.

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….and DHS is aware and hoping they they will not show for any hearings

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Man, I hope you’re totally wrong on that.

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Me too,I was just throwing it out there Have never seen this much illegal immigration across the Southern Border ever.

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Facing a world of adversaries and threats, we don’t have the luxury of ignoring some threats to focus exclusively on another threat. That just comes with the territory when we’re the sole superpower and every crack-pot dictator thinks they can make their name embarrassing us.

I agree with your prioritization, but with millions in government, we can multi-task. Just ignoring them doesn’t mean they’ll ignore us. They won’t.

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TXGRunnerTXGRunner I agree, and there will always be threats and/or problems here at home we need to deal with. If we go isolationist while we deal with more direct issues the free world will eventually crumble.

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O/T the Swiss just voted for gun control after essentially being blackmailed by the EU.
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-05-19/swiss-voters-set-to-approve-tighter-gun-control

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They’re not part of the EU, but they felt compelled to change their law to satisfy the EU. Even the person they quoted said, “It has nothing to do with blackmail…” and then went on to describe it as a textbook example of extortion or coercion.

…smh…sheep led to slaughter.

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TXGRunnerTXGRunner Yeah, sure sounded like blackmail to me.

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Chow Yun FattyChow Yun Fatty

The same Swiss who are having problems with muslims attacking their women?

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@Sentinel
I wasn’t aware the Swiss were having a muzzie problem. I knew the Swedes were, and I admittedly mix them up occasionally.
It’s really funny that Switzerland, which was considered a safe haven for gun owners, is marching towards totalitarianism. And the Brazilllians, who have a sh*thole country under a Socialist tyranny, are giving it’s citizens back the right to own firearms under Bolsonaro’s leadership. It’s friggin’ Bizzaro World.

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@Chow Well, that sucks. Too bad they have direct democracy and not a constitution.

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