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Trump’s fastest way to Iran might be through Lebanon

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On December 26, 2018, the National Interest ran an article entitled“Navy Nightmare: Could Iran Sink a US Aircraft Carrier?” It is unclear if the editors of the magazine are suffering from amnesia, or are just worried that their earlier work had been ignored, but just over a week ago the outlet ran a separate article with a suspiciously similarly worded title: “Could Iran’s Missiles Do the Unthinkable: Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier?”

Well, I’m not so sure. Perhaps if you ask the question enough times, it will almost certainly become true. Much like the way the US media repeats lies about Iraq, Syria, Venezuela and elsewhere until they become an acceptable part of public discourse, we should probably expect it to be no different when it comes to news pertaining to the so-called threat that Iran poses to the US military.

Iranian TV Animation Shows Ghadir-Class Submarine Sinking American Aircraft Carrier pic.twitter.com/kpzZyRMAZh

That being said, Iran did just release an animated video showing one of its latest submarines sinking a US Navy aircraft-carrier strike group albeit in a somewhat cartoonish depiction. As comedic as the video may appear, it pays to bear in mind that the US Navy recently said it had given up the development of a program which would defend aircraft carriers against torpedoes (but only after $760 million had been spent first).

Recently, Tehran also unveiled its latest missile, in the process displaying rare footage of a secretive underground complex where it is building its missiles. In spite of numerous threats from prominent US officials, Iran has remained adamant that it will continue the development of its missile program.

We all know deep down that the US will not take any potential threat from Iran lightly. During US President Donald Trump’s infamous State of the Union Address (SOTU), the president said loud and clear that his “administration has acted decisively to confront the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, the radical regime in Iran…To ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons, I withdrew the United States from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal.”

Despite the ramblings of a senile billionaire reality TV show president, the January 2019 report compiled by the Director of........

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