July 19, 2019
Oh come on.
Everyone was having such a good time with the “remove all brown people from America because they hate white people” thing.
Now we’re doing this?
I don’t want to do this.
A U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries, President Trump announced Thursday.
“The U.S. reserves the right to defend personnel, facilities, interests,” he said.
Trump said the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored multiple calls to stand down. The president called it the latest “hostile” action by Iran.
Marines on board took down the drone using electronic jamming equipment, U.S. officials told Fox News later Thursday.
The device, known as the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System, deployed for the first time in January aboard the USS Kearsarge, the same class of warship as the USS Boxer.
Trump also called on other countries to condemn what he described as Iran’s attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf region.
Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman confirmed to Fox News in a statement: “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew.”
The president said the drone threatened the safety of the American ship and its crew.
Meantime, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Thursday he had “no information about having lost a drone today.”
This is of course part of an attempt to bully Iran into attacking us in order to justify a war. Although Trump might think it is leading up to doing some kind of repeat of the Obama Iran deal, that isn’t what John Bolton and Mike Pompeo think it is.
Trump had basically said that he is looking at just redoing the Obama deal. But these neocon crazies are trying to start a war, and he is just a racist old game show host who has no idea what he’s even doing.
Mr. President, the American people are not interested in a war with Iran, or harassing Iranians in a stupid manner.
What the American people want is racist tweets.
We actually wanted a wall, removal of all Mexicans, banning Moslems, bringing back factories, ending the opioid epidemic, banning abortion, Hillary Clinton to be sent to prison, Pizzagate investigated, etc.
But we were willing to settle for just a bunch of outrageously racist tweets.
We will not, however, settle for a war with Iran.