Since Jeffrey Epstein's sudden suicide, news outlets have been pretty quiet about Iran. All of the tough talk between the U.S and Iran has continued but it has not been a top news story recently. National Security Advisor John Bolton has not stopped talking about Iran even with so many distractions. The U.S has been aggressive towards Iran, even bragging about how the U.S has hurt Iran financially.
Add on top of that the U.S becoming more active militarily and you can see how the Trump administration is trying to bait Iran into attacking U.S forces.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticized the U.S for it's increase in military presence in the strait of Hormuz and called the U.S out for for creating a combustible situation.
"Adding foreign naval fleets in this narrow & crowded tinderbox only increases risk of combustion," Zarif said. "If US wants maritime security, it should stop its destabilizing behavior."
FM. Zarif said in an interview with Al Jazeera, "the best thing the U.S can do for protection of maritime naval navigation is just leave people alone, don't interfere."
Zarif called the U.S actions hostile.
The Trump administration is looking at a possible recession and now more than ever, Trump needs a cover story. He needs something to distract people from his failed politics and his failed economic strategies. War with Iran will not work as a distraction but it will not stop the Trump administration from trying.
President Trump says he called off Iran strikes after asking his top Generals how many people would die. His Generals reported that an estimated 150 people would die if he called for a strikes on Iran.
“We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights,” Trump tweeted. “When I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General.” President Trump said.
As I have stated before, it seems as if National Security Adviser, John Bolton is the one who is whispering in Trump’s ear, telling him that a war with Iran is a good idea. Bolton has been an advocate for a war with Iran for a very long time. Most people would consider Bolton to be a warhawk. Time will only tell if Trump gives in to Bolton’s advice. As of right now, Trump is not in favor of war with Iran although tensions have reached a boiling point. Politically, a war with Iran would be political suicide for Trump.
Victor J Morrow