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Sun Jan 12, 2020, 03:53 PM

Defense Secretary Esper says he "believes" Iranians were targeting four US embassies



“There was intelligence that they had, there was an intent to target the US embassy in Baghdad. What the President said with regard to the four embassies is what I believe as well. He said he believe that they probably, that they could have been targeting the embassies in the region. I believe that as well as did other national security team members. That is why I deployed thousands of additional paratroopers to the region to reinforce our embassy in Baghdad and to reinforce other locations throughout the region,” Esper told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

American officials have said the threat information against the US Embassy in Baghdad was the most specific.

While President Trump Friday told Fox News “I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies,” Esper said repeatedly was not going to discuss specific intelligence.

“It’s the President’s prerogative, but what the president said was he believed, he said he could have been targeting. All those things that I believe as well, that the national security team believes as well,” Esper said today.


https://www.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/us-iran-news-01-12-2020/index.html

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Reply Defense Secretary Esper says he "believes" Iranians were targeting four US embassies (Original post)
spanone Jan 12 OP
Takket Jan 12 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 12 #2
spanone Jan 12 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 12 #6
Midnight Writer Jan 12 #3
grumpyduck Jan 12 #5
spanone Jan 12 #10
Wellstone ruled Jan 12 #7
Turbineguy Jan 12 #8
keithbvadu2 Jan 12 #9

Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 03:55 PM

1. i believe in the tooth fairy. can i set foreign policy based on that?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 03:58 PM

2. "believes" LOL

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 03:59 PM

4. hard to take anything this administration says seriously...

anything.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 04:11 PM

6. IKR?!

I know that Solemani was a "bad actor" in the region but I definitely don't trust Trump to be able to handle him properly- or foreign policy in general.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 03:59 PM

3. "Faith-based" military strikes.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 04:06 PM

5. Sorry-ass excuse for government officials.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 06:49 PM

10. he forces these assholes to either lie and cover for him or they're gone

so, he's lying for him....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 04:46 PM

7. Hey Mikey,did you and Pompeo pray on that?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 05:33 PM

8. At least Reagan listened to astrologers.

This guy reads used toilet paper.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 06:41 PM

9. I believe that Esper is covering for Trump's lies.

I believe that Esper is covering for Trump's lies.

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