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Something is Afoot in the US

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14.01.2020

….and it’s bigger than Iran. Yesterday when President Trump gave his statement about Iran’s attack on a US military base in Iraq, I thought he sounded a bit winded, but told myself I was imagining things until a commentator mockingly mentioned it. This allows me to suggest that Trump was strong-armed into the assassination of a man revered by Iranians but tagged as an assassin by Washington’s ‘war party’.

The day before his show of discomfort, Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who habitually exhibits a Cheshire cat smile, had laid out the justification for the killing of Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, whose Quds Force trained Hezbollah and Hamas, Israel’s mortal enemies. Pompeo had been preparing to run for a seat in the Senate, but yesterday, while beefing up his website, he modestly stated that he would remain in his current job ‘as long as the President wants me’. Call me rash, but I have the distinct impression that he plans to run against Trump in the presidential election. This would imply that ‘the war party’ or ‘the deep state’........

© New Eastern Outlook