categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
 
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Political Information Last Updated: Sep 19, 2019 - 6:47:59 PM


The Triumph Of Candidate Trump's Foreign Policy: Backing Off 'Disastrous War' With Iran
By Tyler Durden
Sep 19, 2019 - 6:35:44 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/triumph-candidate-trumps-foreign-policy-backing-war-iran

 

Iran's foreign minister on Thursday shot back at Pompeo's Wednesday remarks from Jeddah characterizing the Aramco attacks as an "act of war" by Iran. FM Javad Zarif warned of "all-out war" if the US or Saudis attack Tehran in response. "We won't blink to defend our territory," Zarif told CNN.

Though the White House is said to be weighing "options" - including "substantially increased" sanctions which Trump announced this week, the consensus is the administration is cautiously walking back from a war footing. As the WSJ reports:

The White House is pushing to build an international coalition to exert pressure on Iran through the United Nations as its chief response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, an approach consistent with President Trump's aversion to military intervention, but also reflecting limits on his retaliatory options.

 

 

Image via The Daily Beast

 

 

And the following section of the WSJ report sounds an apt description of Trump's 2016 campaign promises to avoid the disastrous global military interventions represented in the Bush, Obama, and Hillary legacies - a dovish instinct which helped propel him to the White House in the first place:

"This president, he didn't want to go to war with anybody, OK? That's not his inclination," said Sen. James Risch (R., Idaho), the Foreign Relations Committee chairman. "He will do everything he can to avoid a kinetic engagement with another country."

Trump's aversion to taking a war-footing with Iran was also seen in the president's latest Fox interview Thursday morning, set to broadcast Friday, where with characteristic ambiguity toward the ratcheting gulf tensions he said he wants a "peaceful solution" which would be "good" but it remains that "it's possible that that won't happen."

"You may have some very strong hit, we're the strongest military in the world by far," said Trump during the interview. "We're very powerful. We have new planes, new missiles, new everything."

Iran has also repeatedly expressed a desire to avoid a direct war, but has assured that any US-Saudi military strike would result in certain "all-out war". Forbes has described a potential war with Iran as "disastrous and enormously costly".

CNN International✔@cnni

.@npwcnn: What would be the consequence of an American or Saudi military strike on Iran now?

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: An all-out war.

More: https://cnn.it/2kpn4fP

Embedded video
4218:21 PM - Sep 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy

580 people are talking about this

But the president has at every turn resisted the urging of hawks in his own cabinet and in Congress, such as Lindsay Graham who this week urged a response "painful enough that they won't do it again".

The WSJ's commentary suggests we are witnessing a return to the original foreign policy of candidate Trump, who tapped into the broader American public's desire of non-interventionism and to stay out of needless quagmires which cost untold blood and treasure:

Mr. Trump's aversion to a more bellicose response - he publicly rebuked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) after he advocated for a military response against Iran - aligns with his "America First" approach to foreign policy and his distaste for military adventurism in the Middle East.

Of course, a commander-in-chief who desires to avoid costly wars (true to his campaign promises) has been met with general derision by mainstream pundits - some of which even on the left have suddenly begun championing uber-hawk Bolton as some sort of exiled "resistance" figure.

It must be remembered that anytime President Trump bombed Syria (he's done this twice) major network pundits momentarily gushed over him looking "presidential".

As Glenn Greenwald once observed, "the same establishment leaders in U.S. politics and media who have spent months denouncing him as a mentally unstable and inept authoritarian and unprecedented threat to democracy are standing and applauding him as he launches bombs at Syrian government targets."

Joshua Landis✔@joshua_landis

"This pres­i­dent, he didn't want to go to war with any­body, OK? That's not his in­cli­na-tion," said Sen. James Risch (R., Idaho), the For­eign Re­la­tions Com-mit­tee chair­man. "He will do every­thing he can to avoid an armed en­gage­ment" https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-steers-clear-of-war-footing-toward-iran-11568844304 ...

Trump Steers Clear of War Footing Toward Iran

Trump Steers Clear of War Footing Toward Iran

The White House is pushing for an international coalition to exert pressure on Iran through the U.N. as its chief response to the attack on a Saudi oil installation, an approach that reflects...

wsj.com
206:45 PM - Sep 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy

19 people are talking about this

Speaking of the dismissed former national security adviser, he reportedly unleashed on Trump's reluctance to start new wars on Wednesday while at a closed-door luncheon hosted by the conservative Gatestone Institute. Bolton told the audience, according to Politico:

After the attack in June, Trump was poised to launch a military response against the Iranians - strongly urged by Bolton - but pulled back after Fox News host Tucker Carlson and others warned him that it was a bad idea.

During Wednesday's luncheon, Bolton said the planned response had gone through the full process and everybody in the White House had agreed on the retaliatory strike.

Bolton followed with some biting sarcasm which appeared a further slam of Trump, apparently in reference to Fox's Carlson: But "a high authority, at the very last minute," without telling anyone, decided not to do it, Bolton complained, the Politico report relates.

* * *

Put simply, do Americans want war with Iran? No! - a recent Gallup Poll found...

Negar Mortazavi✔@NegarMortazavi

Most Americans do not want to go to war with Iran. Only 18% of Americans - 25% of Republicans and 11% of Democrats - think the U.S. should take military action against Iran. Majority prefer diplomacy.

(Gallup, July 2019)

View image on Twitter
693:49 AM - Aug 21, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy

30 people are talking about this

Indeed, the president's "crime" appears to be listening to the American people, which overwhelmingly according to every recent poll desire to "bring our boys home" and halt US regime change wars abroad with no more Iraq or Libya repeats.




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2019 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Political Information
Latest Headlines
The President’s Life Is In Grave Danger-Pray for a Veil of Protection Over President Trump
Merkel Admits German Multiculturalism Has "Utterly Failed"
Brexit: Parliament Tethers Britain To A Failing Experiment
Human Rights v. Civil Rights before the Supreme Court, Again
U.S. Government Secretly Using Flu Shot to seize control of EVERY AMERICAN’S Immune System
Amazon, Which Provides Computing Services to the CIA, will soon be running the code that powers many U.S. elections
Water Is Life –2 They Are Stealing Our Livelihood and We Aren’t Even Noticing
“Queen Of Warmongers” And “Prime Minister Black Face” Blamed For Fast Erupting Global Revolt
Atheists Call for Establishing Atheism as the National Religion
WAIT A MINUTE!… If Crowdstrike Didn’t Determine ‘Russians’ Hacked DNC/Hillary’s Emails Until June, How Did Downer Know It Was the ‘Russians’ in May?
Top Hillary Clinton US Navy Admiral Warned Preparing “JFK Head Shot Execution” Of President Trump
Tucker on Warren's warning about two-income families
Child Predation Services of Arizona
The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Became D.C.’s Favorite Political Weapon
Does the Democratic Party Have a God Problem?
55 Ways To 'Starve The Beast'
A House Divided: Abraham Lincoln's Warning To America, Then and Now
Terrorised Traumatised and Killed : The Police State's Deadly Toll On Children
Tax-funded Muslims Seek to End “Christian Privilege” at School
Survey: Almost HALF of Socialists Believe “Violent Action Against the Rich” May be Justified