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FLASHBACK: Trump Warned of Obama Playing the “Iran Card” to Get Re-Elected in 2012

President Trump has warned against an Iran War for many years.

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President Donald Trump is talking tough on Iran right now, with a military strike reportedly on the table, but prior to his election, he warned against his predecessor going to war with Iran to boost his re-election chances.

Trump speculated in a series of Tweets that Obama would “play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected” and that the former president would “someday attack Iran in order to show how tough he is.”

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While Trump’s predictions never quite came to fruition, he now finds himself in a similar situation as the one he described. Trump has a hotly-contested election coming up next year, and is on the precipice of a war with Iran.

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Trump administration officials are admitting that bombing Iran is now a real possibility after they were attributed by U.S. intelligence as the culprit of oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week.

“We don’t take it lightly,” Trump said last week on “Fox and Friends” about Iran. “They are a nation of terror and they’ve changed a lot since I’ve been president, I can tell you. They were unstoppable and now they are in deep, deep trouble.”

“The United States is considering a full range of options. We have briefed the President a couple of times, we’ll continue to keep him updated. We are confident that we can take a set of actions that can restore deterrence which is our mission set,” Pompeo said this weekend on “Face the Nation.”

While the Trump administration gets more hawkish toward Iran, top Trump allies in Congress – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) – are warning the President not to get bogged down in another forever war.

“One of the things I like about President Trump is that he said the Iraq War was a mistake. I think an Iran war would be even a bigger mistake than the Iraq War. We lost over 4,000 soldiers over there. I don’t think we need to get involved in another war.” Paul said on Fox News.

“Now if a ship is shooting at you, you can return fire. You can defend yourselves. But to go and retaliate and say, ‘oh we’re going to blow up one of their naval ships or we’re going to drop a bomb on Tehran,’ … No, those are completely wrong-headed and unconstitutional ideas.” Paul added.

“‘America First’ means protecting our border from the ‘Gulf Cartel’ before avenging foreign vessels in the Gulf of Oman,” Gaetz said in a follow-up tweet.

Trump would be wise to take his own advice, and avoid another costly military intervention in Iran that could possibly be an even bigger disaster than what happened in Iraq.

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Biden’s Syria Strikes Killed at Least 22 People – More than Both of Trump’s Strikes on the Country

Biden’s airstrike killed 22 people.

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President Joe Biden has surpassed President Trump’s body-count for US involvement in Syria’s bloody and seemingly endless civil war- killing more people in one batch of airstrikes than were killed in both of Trump’s military actions targeting Syrian government forces in the country in 2017 and 2018.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has indicated that 22 pro-Assad militia fighters were killed in the airstrike, which reportedly struck three trucks after they crossed the Iraq-Syria border. The airstrikes were staged in response to missile attacks that killed an international contractor and injured US military service members earlier this month, with the Biden administration pointing to Iranian backing of Shia militias in both Iraq and Syria.

Trump’s first missile strike on Syrian government facilities in response to a chemical weapons incident in 2017. Ranges of causalities range from nine to 16 deaths. President Trump oversaw a far more aggressive military campaign to destroy the ISIS caliphate, while dealing with the Syrian government in a more conservative and measured fashion.

Observers maintain that President Trump’s second missile strike on the Syrian government didn’t even kill anyone, with the Syrian government describing six soldiers and three civilians as having been injured in the series of missile strikes that targeted scientific and alleged chemical munitions facilities.

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President Trump was in office for four years and avoided inflicting casualties of the kind Biden has in just over a month- on a questionable intelligence basis. Biden’s action may suggest his administration intends to further pursue aggressive action and regime change in Syria, a long-sought priority of the western globalist establishment.

This military action was by every indication more lethal and serious than anything Trump implemented in Syria or Iraq during his presidency- including the killing of Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani. The corporate-establishment media has largely glossed over the event, refusing to scrutinize the questionable intelligence behind the consequential airstrikes.


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