In a two hour virtual rally held online during the Rush Limbaugh show, Donald Trump took a shot over the bow of Iran to remind them just who is the big dog on the block. Iran has been a thorn in the side of the world for years through the Strait of Hormuz by allowing for Iranian-backed rebels in the area to commit acts of piracy against ships traveling through the strategic waterway. Iran’s own military has engaged in similar acts, even taking over an American patrol boat and holding the sailors aboard, hostage at gunpoint.
Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated in the last several years with the US’ withdrawal from the disastrous Iran Deal, the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani, and the subsequent weak-sauce airstrike response from Iran. Trump has spoken in strong terms previously when addressing Iran, but today’s statement is the strongest he has made to date.
” And Iran knows that, and they have been put on notice. If you f*** around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before.”
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TRUMP: “If you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before.”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 9, 2020
I truly believe that Trump’s foreign policy has been the most “libertarian” to date. With numerous drawdowns of troops, the willingness to meet with any foreign leaders, and the countless trade deals and renegotiation of free trade agreements, he has put America first in a lot of ways.
I really don’t see this as a threat though. It should be the US’ policy toward every other nation on the planet. Either you play nice, and we will play nice right in return OR you try to screw with us and we will wipe you from the planet. I was always a vocal opponent of the Iraq War and have suggested a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan after we killed Bin Laden. The only triggering factor to Iran’s demise is to attack the US or her interests. Steer clear of those, and you should be fine.
It goes back to the old adage, ‘play stupid games, win stupid prizes.’ Qasem Soleimani played a stupid game in attempting to organize and fund attacks against American soldiers. His prize? A once-in-a-lifetime experience of learning what happens when the drone camera goes fuzzy. As long as Iran doesn’t play stupid games, like backing Houthi rebels in Yemen or encouraging piracy in the Straits of Hormuz, everything is copacetic.