‘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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