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White House effectively admits that Iran was not an imminent threat

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Stevicus, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Stevicus

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    White House effectively admits Iran did not pose an 'imminent threat'

    So, all that talk about an "imminent threat" to the US embassy was apparently a bunch of hogwash.

    Well, why didn't he just say so in the first place? He "was saying bad things about our country." That explains everything.
     
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  2. sooda

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    Trump is a drama queen.. His outlandish lies have worked consistently to fire up the mob.
     
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  3. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Ot sounds more exciting when spinning it to the american people who trump needs to impress
     
  4. esmith

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    So, I guess those of you that have a problem with taking out Solemani also don't have a problem with IED factories because the IED hasn't left the factory yet or the terrorist who is just hanging around with their buds?
     
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  5. BSM1

    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    Maybe I've missed something here. But I don't believe anyone thought that Iran itself was stupid enough to be "...an imminent threat..." However, Solemani had boots on the ground was definitely an imminent threat to US and Iraqi individuals.
     
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    Donald J. Trump on Twitter
     
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    deter future ones

    How is that contradictory to "imminent"?




     
  8. sooda

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    Solimani was on a mission to meet with an Iraqi general about negotiating a peace in Yemen.
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    Hahahaha...oh, wait...you really believe that....Wow!.
     
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    Revoltingest I am the one who naps.
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    What ever skulduggery & drama happened,
    I enjoy our not being at war with Iraq.
     
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    So we know Soleimani was a bad person, hated America, killed Americans, planned to kill more Americans,and would have killed more had he not been killed. It does not appear that Trump had specific intelligence regarding a specific imminent attack on specific targets. Was the U.S. justified to take out Soleimani based on the facts? Did Trump exaggerate the "imminent threat" by saying he had more specific intelligence than the sure expectation that he will strike again? I believe Soleimani deserved to die and I believe as usual Trump exaggerated the intelligence, where he should have been straightforward.
     
  12. Audie

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    That may be so, your last line.
    Was it an exaggeration, though? You do not know
    that.
    FTM, the use of exaggeration is so integral to politics,
    and this is such a minor overstep, if it is at all, that one
    has to be seriously hovering to pounce at the least
    hint, for anyone to get worked up about this.

    Side note, on boldly taking risks v passive indecision.

    See Neville Chamberlain and other leaders of W
    Europe and all their missed chances to put an easy early
    end to German expansionism.
     
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    You mean, Iran wasn't really about to invade the USA? :rolleyes:
     
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    I wonder if IEDs would be such a problem for us if we just left the middle east?
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Trump supporters don't care that he's without honor, lies all the time, cheats, hates freedom and so forth.

    Some of us have an ethical/moral sense and want our leaders to be honest and decent but of course not perfect. Some of us care when someone lies and gaslights and puts narcissism on full display.
     
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    Or if Bush hadn't declared war on Iraq and Iran back in 2001?
    Tom
     
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    I'm right of center in my politics, especially if the center is being pulled left due to current socialist candidates. I appreciate some good things happening under Trump, including the economy and Supreme Court nominees. Nevertheless, I don't trust Trump to tell the truth, when he should, and that is disconcerting.
     
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    Solimani also fought ISIS.
     
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    And the Germans fought the Russians....your point?
     
  20. Audie

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    Afaic, the t really should do everyone a favour and
    just go away.

    The OP was ridiculous, though.

    As for politicians being a whole truth n nothing
    but crowd. In our dreams.
     
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