It is a little known fact by most people that certain officials inside and out of the Pentagon have desired a war with Iran since as early as 2001. National Security Advisor, John Bolton has been begging for this war for some time now. Back in 2012, Andrew Adler, a writer for the Atlanta Jewish Times wrote in a post that then President Obama should be assassinated and replaced by someone who was willing to strike Iran.
Trump asked the Pentagon back in September of 2018 if they had a plan to strike Iran. On May 9, 2019, Trump’s top National Security Aides had a meeting and a strategy was presented.
Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan laid out an updated military plan which includes deploying 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, according to administration officials.
Although Trump has recently claimed he does not want a war with Iran, I highly doubt that Trump will go against the wishes of the powers that be.
It has also been reported that the Pentagon already have a strategy in place. The only thing missing now is a good excuse. I expect a lot of talk about terrorism and national security threats to push their agenda.
Victor J Morrow