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Tue May 7, 2019, 06:09 PM

Republicans are Beating the Drums of War.....Again

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq to discuss tensions with Iran

(CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Iraq on Tuesday after abruptly canceling a planned trip to Berlin amid escalating tensions with Iran.

The top US diplomat met with Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi and President Barham Salih while on the ground in the Iraqi capital in a roughly four-hour visit, according to the pool traveling with Pompeo.

US officials have told CNN the US had "specific and credible" intelligence that suggested Iranian forces and proxies were planning to target US forces in locations including Iraq. That intelligence led the Pentagon to recommend a carrier strike group be moved to the region.

In remarks to the pool en route to Baghdad, Pompeo said he wanted to go "to speak with the leadership there, to assure them that we stood ready to continue to ensure that Iraq is a sovereign, independent nation."


https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/07/politics/pompeo-iraq-visit/

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 06:15 PM

1. As long as Pompeo and Bolton are willing to fight in the trenches along with

our soldiers, but they will NEVER do that.

They are what we used to call CHICKENSHIT CHICKENHAWKS

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 06:17 PM

2. This is what you do to silence the opposition investigating your ass

You make up a Gulf of Tonkin-like bullshit story, and then accuse the investigating Democrats of not being patriotic during wartime. Wagging the dog is really quite simple with a con artist at the helm.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 06:38 PM

3. If The US Finally DEcides to Fight Netanyahu's War

It will backfire because with the Iranians it will be no holds barred...and gee whose side will Putin take...I see a broken heart

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Tue May 7, 2019, 08:23 PM

8. Putin already told Dotard to leave Venezuela alone.

So Iran it must be.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:00 PM

4. wow...I honestly don't care..

and I don't believe a word. Effing Republican ass*oles, same old, same old.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:02 PM

5. Maybe when people start dying?

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:05 PM

6. Yes of course but I agree with the poster in I'm not going to get distracted. This looks like tail

... wag, no doubt.

I'm thinking the bombing will start around the 15th or 14th of next week

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 07:10 PM

7. A nice war would boost and solidify,...

.... trDump's poll number going into election 2020. Pompeo and John Bolton will rattle the sabers and beat the war drums to get Israel and the Saw-dies all excited about crushing Iran with our hi-tech weaponry.

Israel will instigate something then trDump will pick up the ball to attack Iran. The AmeriKKKan tax payer will be soaked for a trillion dollar bill. The Fascist AmeriKKKan Oligarchs get filthy rich from the profits of war. Then trDump becomes a war time pResident as he glides into his second term.

Our Democracy gets its final kick in the teeth and is full transitioned into a Fascist Theocratic Oligarchy.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:02 PM

9. Oh, please. Iraq isn't any more 'soverign and independant' than fucking Oklahoma.

And Iran damn well knows this .

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