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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:03 AM

Undermining Trump-Bolton War Narrative, British General Says No Evidence of 'Increased Threat' From

Iran

A British general threw a wrench into the Trump administration's narrative that Iran is plotting attacks on American troops in the Middle East by telling reporters gathered at the Pentagon Tuesday that "there's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces" in the region.

"We monitor them along with a whole range of others because that's the environment we're in," said Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika, speaking via video from Baghdad. "If the threat level seems to go up then we'll raise our force protection measures accordingly."

Apparently eager to squash the general's remarks, the U.S. Central Command issued a statement just hours later disputing Ghika's comments and repeating national security adviser John Bolton's unsubstantiated claim that American intelligence has "identified credible threats" from "Iranian-backed forces" in Iraq and Syria.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/15/undermining-trump-bolton-war-narrative-british-general-says-no-evidence-increased

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Of course that won't stop their media lackeys from playing up the "threat" to get another war going.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:14 AM

1. Well, isn't that eerily reminiscent of European generals calling foul the one Iraq war.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:24 AM

2. K&R

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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:25 AM

3. I'm sure the UK regrets its decision to side with GWB and Cheney in their lust for Iraqi oil wells

in 2003. I have a feeling that coalition building will not be quite as easy this time. Of course, Trump hates coalitions, alliances, mutual protection treaties, etc. So he's on his own on this one.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:49 AM

4. The world sees what these criminals are up to.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:12 PM

5. well that's it then...

invade England!

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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:22 PM

6. Good, we don't have a Sec Def to speak to congress right now and most likely the "acting" sec def

... isn't informed of a damn thing

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