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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:01 AM

Pompeo making spur-of-the-moment trip to Mideast as Iran rules out talks

Source: WAPO

By Carol Morello Kareem Fahim September 17 at 9:46 PM

The Trump administration announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would fly to the Persian Gulf on Wednesday to discuss a response to an attack on Saudi oil facilities, as Iran’s supreme leader ruled out any direct talks with the United States.

Pompeo’s spur-of-the-moment trip, which will include stops in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, underscores the danger that tensions with Iran could ­spiral into a military conflict. President Trump has said that Iran was probably responsible for the attack, but that he would “like to avoid” a war, while Pompeo has assigned blame more directly.

The weekend attack, which the United States says it believes originated in Iran despite claims by rebels in Yemen that they carried it out, appears to have dashed all hope that Trump might meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly in New York next week.

“All the officials in the Islamic Republic unanimously believe that there will be no negotiations at any level with the United States,” Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in remarks published on his website.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/tehran-rules-out-talks-with-us-as-trump-steps-back-from-directly-blaming-iran/2019/09/17/a472c6a0-d8b8-11e9-a1a5-162b8a9c9ca2_story.html



Why am I not feeling confident. He's got to clean up a world-class mess.

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lindysalsagal Sep 18 OP
C_U_L8R Sep 18 #1
cstanleytech Sep 18 #4
CentralMass Sep 18 #2
EveHammond13 Sep 18 #3
Captain Zero Sep 18 #5
SWBTATTReg Sep 18 #6
mpcamb Sep 18 #7

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:07 AM

1. What a mess. It's all trumped up.

It's like watching a conspiracy of clowns.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 01:17 AM

4. It actually would not surprise me if the Saudis or someone that's close to them staged the attack

both to spike up oil prices and to try and give Trump the ammo to justify a war with Iran which he has been itching for.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:07 AM

2. A mess of their (tRump & company) own making..

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:11 AM

3. these freaks will not be happy until they blow up the world

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:34 AM

5. Now the Saudis say the plant is up and running at 95% ?

Good thing we didn't go war pig the first day.
And, I still say Donald Trump can't have any war, anywhere unless his puppet master, Putin tells him ok.
So for now it appears Putin does not want Iran bombed. It is not in his geopolitical interest, whatsoever.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 01:15 PM

6. rump is desperate to have any foreign policy win under his belt...and he's looking for his ...

victim still. Anything that happens should be viewed very suspiciously and with deep distrust.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:36 PM

7. Mike went there to get instructions from trump's handler.

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