President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday morning that he has given the okay for the U.S. to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian boats if they are found to be “harassing” American warships.
He made the declaration via tweet:
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
This follows news that Iranian fast boats came into close proximity with U.S. warships near Kuwait last week. Iran blamed the incident on “the unprofessional and provocative actions of the United States and their indifference to warnings.”
Despite President Trump’s order, the Navy maintains that the “U.S. forces continue to remain vigilant” and “are trained to act in a professional manner” during tense incidents.
Iran is not apparently prepared to back down due to Trump’s threats.
“All you need to do is stop interfering in the affairs of other nations; mine especially,” wrote Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet.
“And believe me, we do not take advice from ANY American politician,” Zarif added.
Relations between the U.S. and the Iranians have soured throughout the year ever since Iranian General Qassim Solemani was assassinated via drone strike in January. The ramifications are still being felt from that aggressive maneuver.
Big League Politics reported on it at the time:
President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassim Solemani in Baghdad Thursday, responding to attacks on the US Embassy in the country by Shia militia by striking their Iranian allies forcefully.
Soleimani was a commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, and had been a significant player in Middle Eastern geopolitics for years. Soleimani trained and equipped many of the Shia militias that fought American troops in Iraq after the 2003 invasion of the country.
He would go on to lead military operations as a representative of Iran in the Syrian Civil War, and the war against the ensuing spillover of the ISIS caliphate into Iraq.
Sources indicate that Soleimani was killed by incoming rocket projectiles as he disembarked from a plane arriving at the Baghdad airport.
It goes without saying to American patriots that the Shia Islamist militant was a villain. But it’s worth considering the broader national security considerations of the operation. Neocons may seek to use the operation as a launching pad for full-fledged regime change war in the Middle East.
However, it’s also worth noting that the Trump administration has taken decisive yet limited military action in the region that didn’t result in prolonged conflicts. President Trump has attacked Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime twice during his tenure, but Assad has secured a favorable, stable position in the nation’s seemingly endless and proxy-ridden civil war.
President Trump once called the Iraq war “the single worst decision ever made.” He accused former President George W. Bush of “throwing a big fat brick into a hornet’s nest” for his decision to militarily invade iraq and was elected on a platform of putting America first and staying out of geopolitical conflicts.
Now, President Trump may be falling into the same trap that Bush fell into with Iran.
Trump Administration Warns Anti-White Discrimination May Cost Corporations Their Federal Contracts
The Trump administration is striking back against the diversity cult.
The Trump administration is warning multinational corporations that their supposed commitments to diversity could cost them federal contracts if it is determined that their behavior is discriminatory against white people.
The Labor Department under President Donald Trump is using a 55-year-old presidential order that arose during the Civil Rights Movement to put companies like Microsoft and Wells Fargo under the microscope for their actions that keep qualified white American workers out of positions they deserve.
“The letter asked us to prove that the actions we are taking to improve opportunities are not illegal race-based decisions,” said Dev Stahlkopf, Microsoft’s general counsel. “Emphatically, they are not.”
The Labor Department responded that it “appreciates Microsoft’s assurance on its website that it is not engaging in racial preferences or quotas in seeking to reach its affirmative action and outreach goals.”
However, social justice warriors note that the move by the Labor Department under President Trump may have a serious impact on hiring practices with federal contractors employing nearly a quarter of all American workers.
“For tech companies that don’t care about these issues, the pronouncements are a dog whistle that they can carry on discriminating the way they already have,” said Laszlo Bock, who formerly lead Google’s human resources division for over ten years.
“It’s not at all illegal to strive to have a workforce that reflects the makeup of your nation,” Bock claimed, showing his political bias by claiming that the Trump administration applying civil rights law in an equal manner is “turning [the law] around into an instrument of white grievances.”
However, affirmative action and quota systems to force unqualified minorities into positions they have not earned only cheapens the nation and makes American companies less viable. A true meritocracy, in which the most qualified applicant receives the job they have earned, is the only thing that can sustain American greatness.
Big League Politics has reported on how the Trump administration has protected the white working class with moves that no other president would have the courage to take, such as banning the teaching of marxist critical race theory throughout the federal government:
Weeks after banning the use of hateful critical race theory indoctrination sessions among federal agencies, President Donald Trump is expanding the CRT ban to companies that receive lucrative federal government contracts.
The President announced he is expanding the ban to cover private government contractors in a series of Tuesday tweets…
The ban on governmental contractors will doubtlessly instill panic in the CEO’s of powerful Fortune 500 companies, who love to tout their supposed virtue by staging race-based trainings on their often unwilling employees. Many of these companies are largely dependent on payments from the United States government, despite masquerading as a “free enterprise.”
The President’s executive order on the matter refutes the liberal identity-politics doctrine alleging that some people are inherently oppressive or evil on the basis of their race.
The ban’s coverage of contractors that do business with the United States military may be the most significant. Organizations such as Sandia National Laboratories, which is a longstanding federal nuclear research institutions, were busted staging hateful “trainings” in which white male employees were coerced into repeating progressive and BLM-style drivel.
Christopher Rufo, whose reporting may have been essential in bringing hateful CRT trainings to President Trump’s attention, has obtained a copy of the executive order banning its practitioners from receiving government contracts. View it here.
President Trump is fighting back against political correctness and left-wing insanity. If he does not win re-election, the tidal wave of anti-white sentiment will be enabled by Democrat rule.
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