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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/w...-us-drone.html

    WASHINGTON — President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.

    As late as 7 p.m. Thursday, military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations.

    Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.

    The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.
    citoyens, vouliez-vous une révolution sans révolution?

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    yeah scary ****ing **** get this whole administration out as soon as possible
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    Massive yikes
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    Over a ****ing drone.
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    Our spy drone was minding its own business flying over international waters taking pictures of dolphins. We are utterly bewildered by why Iran shot it down.

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    Who knows where it really was when they hit it? In any event it's cheaper to replace than the Maddox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Over a ****ing drone.
    The first false flag failed so they needed to get creative.
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    Not sure whether to be happy that we finally have an absolutely confirmed example of Trump crossing his advisors to pursue non-intervention or scared that he not only had to on this occasion but almost ****ing didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Not sure whether to be happy that we finally have an absolutely confirmed example of Trump crossing his advisors to pursue non-intervention or scared that he not only had to on this occasion but almost ****ing didn't.

    Probably both.
    Plus, the reason we know about this is probably a Boltonite leaking it to humiliate Trump by making him look weak in public and thus goad him into actually going through with it next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Not sure whether to be happy that we finally have an absolutely confirmed example of Trump crossing his advisors to pursue non-intervention or scared that he not only had to on this occasion but almost ****ing didn't.

    Probably both.
    This is telling, tbh.

    Asked about the plans for a strike and the decision to hold back, the White House declined to comment, as did Pentagon officials. No government officials asked The New York Times to withhold the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Not sure whether to be happy that we finally have an absolutely confirmed example of Trump crossing his advisors to pursue non-intervention or scared that he not only had to on this occasion but almost ****ing didn't.

    Probably both.
    Take what you can get when you can get it, I guess.

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    Enjoying AOC’s latest trick of making Republicans deny running concentration camps.
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    Surely this Biden clown should be nowhere near the Democrat nomination?



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