If Donald Trump worked at, say, a pest control company, his incompetence might be funny.
You’d see him wobbling around your backyard with a beehive stuck on his head before falling down an uncapped well, and hilarity would naturally ensue. Because that’s just funny. How could it not be?
But when he pokes a hornet’s nest on the world stage? Not so fucking amusing.
And now, Iran is not just promising a (completely predictable) response, it’s promising a response that will “for sure be military.”
In other words, we’re now at war, whether we want to be or not.
In an exclusive interview with CNN in Tehran, the adviser — Maj. Gen. Hossein Dehghan — made the most specific and direct threat yet by a senior Iranian official following the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad. Dehghan said Iran would retaliate directly against US “military sites.”
Dehghan is a former defense minister and is now the main military adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He told CNN that reprisals would come from Iran itself, not its allied militia in the region.
“It was America that has started the war. Therefore, they should accept appropriate reactions to their actions,” he said.“The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted. Afterward they should not seek a new cycle.”
So thanks, Donald Trump. Your buffoonery is not just an amusing sidelight anymore. We all have beehives stuck on our heads now.
The new @DHSgov NTAS Bulletin on the threat landscape was issued to inform & reassure the American public, state/local governments & private partners that DHS is actively monitoring & preparing for any specific, credible threat, should one arise. pic.twitter.com/iNnHU1TI9A
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) January 4, 2020
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