President Trump was probably expecting accolades and awards for his ‘heroic’ step of killing Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani when he ordered the air strikes near the Baghdad airport.
He was also possibly dreaming of how Iran would cower in fear and be awed by the ‘mighty US of A’ that he is a President of.
However, none of that really happened, US military carrying out air strikes on 3rd January 2020 in Iraq and Syria believing that militia groups who allegedly caused attacks on joint US-Iraq military bases were hiding there only led to US and Iran being on the brink of war.
Iran vehemently condemned USA’s actions and promised to retaliate with all their might and get justice for the public insult that USA had shown the country.
Till now, there has been no clear communication from Trump or his top officials on why the air strikes were approved in the first place.
Iran on their part has already shown USA their stand by sending missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq and asking for a complete evacuation of US officials and army from the country.
In another tweet he basically threatened Iran of how the US government has about 52 Iranian sites on target, ready to be blown up if Iran does not step down.
But frankly, this all is coming at a very interesting time, with Trump’s impeachment trial in front of the Senate hardly a few days away.
This tweet of his just proves his panicked stated even more:
The Impeachment Hoax, just a continuation of the Witch Hunt which started even before I won the Election, must end quickly. Read the Transcripts, see the Ukrainian President’s strong statement, NO PRESSURE – get this done. It is a con game by the Dems to help with the Election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2020
It is ironical that Trump is basically doing the exact thing he had accused Obama of back in 2011. In a video aired by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, he went through a clip where Trump said that then-President Barack Obama would be attacking Iran to secure his spot during the 2012 elections.
In the video, Trump said that,
“Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate. He’s weak and he’s ineffective. So the only way he figures that he’s going to get reelected and is sure as you’re sitting there is to start a war with Iran.”
These tweets only further prove that:
In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2011
I always said @BarackObama will attack Iran, in some form, prior to the election.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2012
Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2012
Polls are starting to look really bad for Obama. Looks like he'll have to start a war or major conflict to win. Don't put it past him!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected–be careful Republicans!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012
I predict that President Obama will at some point attack Iran in order to save face!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2013
Remember what I previously said–Obama will someday attack Iran in order to show how tough he is.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2013
Remember that I predicted a long time ago that President Obama will attack Iran because of his inability to negotiate properly-not skilled!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2013
Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2013
He even tweeted in 2013 how the President should get approval from Congress before any attack on another country. Something he himself very conveniently did not feel the need to get.
The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2013
To be honest, it just seems like Trump thought of the prophecy he’d given and decided to fulfill it himself.
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