By Kurt Nimmo
On Friday in Pensacola, Florida Donald Trump said he would attack Iran and create an international incident.
“With Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water,” Trump said.
The remark is in response to an incident last month when Iranian patrol boats approached US vessels in the Persian Gulf.
Trump’s comment is a contradiction of his earlier “unabashedly noninterventionist approach to world affairs,” as The Washington Post described it.
Trump does not address why “our beautiful destroyers” are in the Persian Gulf in the first place. He does not say what his response would be if Iran parked its warships a few miles off the coast of the United States.
The US Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain. The fleet consists of numerous task forces, including carrier, submarine, amphibious, and expeditionary strike forces. It is stationed less than 500 miles from Iran.
Now imagine the response if a comparable Iranian force was based in Bermuda, about six hundred mile off the coast of North Carolina. Forget that Iran does not have a naval force anywhere near as advanced or deadly as the United States.
Also imagine Iran had imposed economic sanctions on the US similar to sanctions imposed on Iran. In 2014 Bloomberg estimated Iran had suffered $130 million a day in lost sales as a result of sanctions imposed for nuclear weapons it did not have and was not developing.
Do you think President Trump would sink every Iranian ship within reach and bomb Tehran?
Trump’s remark in Florida is further evidence of his decision to embrace the neocon agenda. As his position shifts away from noninterventionism, neocons are increasingly flocking under his wing.
Earlier this week the grand daddy of the neocon movement, Norman Podhoretz, said he backs Trump.
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“With his endorsement in an interview this week in the Times of Israel, the former editor of Commentary magazine parts ways with the many neoconservatives who say they cannot support the Republican nominee because of his foreign policy views,” Forward reported.
Trump has modified his foreign policy views over the last few weeks.
He is now nearly indistinguishable from other Republicans.
Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire, where this article first appeared. He is the former lead editor and writer of Infowars.com.
Why not play golf instead? Trump and Killary – where is the difference. They are both mad.
All the world is a circus stage for bankster puppets. Gotta make Killary look like the lesser of evils.
Trump shoots from the hip, but when the dust settles he would be for protecting the U.S. borders and the hard working folks that send the paychecks to DeCeit.
Make America great, again.
Trump will do whatever the Zionists tell him to do, just like all other Western government puppets.
Iran has not invaded another country in over 400 years. The US is there throwing their weight around. The US is the aggressor. If Tramp, sorry Trump, causes a false flag to attack Iran, just like Bush did in 2001, we will have WW 3 and the US of A will lose.
Why should Iran invade another country? They’re doing a good job causing havoc on their own people IN their own country. Please send me the pointer to a story where Bush attacked Iran in 2001; I’m only able to find the US attacking Afghanistan in response to 9/11.
Trump stay out of that crap! Hillary wants war. We hate hillary!
Looks like we get war no matter which of the two compromised candidates we choose! How unfortunate for the US and the Word.
OK to send a few warning shots across the Iranian bows.
If they’re stupid enough to come any closer, it is at their own risk.
Please Trump! Now is not the time to make stupid remarks. And that was a stupid remark you made!!!!
Our country is done……Nothing but psychopaths and warmongering nut jobs leading us
but but but I thought El Trumpo was all so different than warmonger Hillary!