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Mon Jul 30, 2018, 12:29 PM

Donald Trump could be ready to order a strike against Iran, Australian Government figures say

ABC News Australia
Exclusive by political editor Andrew Probyn and defence reporter Andrew Greene


Senior figures in the Turnbull Government have told the ABC they believe the United States is prepared to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities, perhaps as early as next month, and that Australia is poised to help identify possible targets.

It comes amid intense sabre-rattling by US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

The ABC has been told Australian defence facilities would likely play a role in identifying targets in Iran, as would British intelligence agencies.

But a senior security source emphasised there was a big difference between providing accurate intelligence and analysis on Iran's facilities and being part of a "kinetic" mission.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-27/donald-trump-may-be-prepared-to-strike-iran-sources-say/10037728

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Reply Donald Trump could be ready to order a strike against Iran, Australian Government figures say (Original post)
Quixote1818 Jul 2018 OP
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #1
whathehell Jul 2018 #2
Turbineguy Jul 2018 #3
lindysalsagal Jul 2018 #4
malchickiwick Jul 2018 #5
Cicada Jul 2018 #6
workinclasszero Jul 2018 #7
oberliner Jul 2018 #8
Proud Liberal Dem Jul 2018 #9

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 12:34 PM

1. Where are all those 'Wag the Dog' people from the Clinton era?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 12:36 PM

3. Let's hope if he does, Kelly will put him in a straitjacket

and take him to a padded cell.

Somebody needs to suggest to Mr. Rouhani that trump is a nutcase who has no idea of the harm he can do and should not be provoked.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 01:19 PM

4. Typical empty threat of a child wanting more attention.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 01:25 PM

5. Putin would never allow it.

The dotard would need Pooty's permission, and I'm pretty sure he is tight with the Islamic Republic these days.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 01:49 PM

6. Iran can shut down the Persian gulf

Gas at the pump might triple.

Utility bills would surge.

I doubt it will happen.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 01:51 PM

7. Here it comes...

 

Remember the people that said Hillary would be a warmonger and Dump a man of peace?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:40 PM

8. Alternatively, he might meet the leader of Iran without preconditions

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:50 PM

9. Strike? Why?



*sort of rhetorical. I know Bolton has a hardon for attacking Iran but still, what are they going to trot out to justify such a strike, especially once Iran starts shooting back?

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