President Trump may be coming around. Yesterday he said to Iran–“let’s talk…we can make a deal…”
Was the Venezuela swindle effectively his Bay of Pigs moment (my analogy not his)? Orchestrated largely by Bolton and neocon hawks, aided and abetted by false narratives presented by the mainstream media,* failed embarrassingly.
Let’s look at the timeline leading up to the Iran overture statement:
1) Some, if not all, of the so-called Iran intelligence was provided by Mossad – Israeli intelligence. It was not specific. Clearly Israel is not an objective observer.
2) Pompeo cancels Germany trip to go to Iraq – to reaffirm U.S. support for “a sovereign, independent” Iraq, free from the interference of neighboring Tehran. Pompeo meets with Iraq’s president and prime minister.
3) Pompeo cancels Greenland trip to speed back to US “amid rising tensions.”
4) Trump, already stung by the Venezuela swindle, says to Iran– “Call me, we’ll make a deal”- off the cuff? – a signal to Bolton that the gig is up?
Question: what did the Iraqi’s tell Pompeo— maybe something like “we have no sovereignty independent from Iran- our forces failed against ISIS, it was the Iranian backed forces – Badr, Quds, Mahdi – that succeeded. If you try this where will you station forces, here in Iraq? Who will have your back, and what about our back? The country will quickly descend into violent chaos…”
Trump is an amateur at this game. Bolton, with his long-standing agenda, is not. Maybe Trump is on to him? At the very least it was likely not a good time to be at the Bolton dinner table last night. So what about Bibi?
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