Introducing The Trump Doctrine, Attack Us At Your Own Peril!
The Trump doctrine is now being shown in full force with Iran. Notice is given to them and the world; you attack us, our people, or our sovereign embassies, we will hit back, not at empty buildings, we will find you and drop rockets, bombs, or whatever does the job on you!
Under Obama, when our embassy was overrun, Obama sent his aids on a blame tour, blamed it on a video, then lied their heads off to the American people. When Iran did this under Trump, he told them it stopped here; you will pay, then proceeded to send a volley of rockets at Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in the strike; thus, the Trump Doctrine is being shown.
When terrorists, many of them funded by Iran, struck our embassy in Libya, killing our ambassador and two other men under Obama, we did nothing. Instead, Obama sent them pallets of cash to bribe them into agreeing to a nuclear deal that was not worth the paper it was written on.
How times have changed; under Trump, there was no blame tour. He did not ignore the strike or go on international TV and say how hurtful it was while blaming the wrong person for it. With his actions in the new Trump doctrine said with actions, ‘You strike us, you will pay!’ Then set about carrying out what he said he would do, found the General in charge of Quds Force, the paramilitary group that is involved in much of Iran’s terrorist support around the world.
In a tweet, Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini said the ‘criminals’ responsible had ‘his [Soleimani] and other martyrs’ blood on their evil hands.’ He added: ‘God willing, his work and his path will not be stopped.’
After Soleimani’s death, cleric Muqtada al-Sadr tweeted: ‘I, as the official of the Iraqi National Resistance, give an order to the readiness of the Mujahideen, especially the Imam Mahdi Army and the Promised Today Brigade and whoever commands our order from the national disciplined factions to be fully prepared to protect Iraq.’
Trump responded to this by sending our marine Expedition force, a special forces group into Lebanon, and captured Hadi al-Amiri, the head of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militia; this was the group that is closely tied to Iran, the very group that attacked our embassy due to orders from Iran. This is being reported on by News in the area; 0censor could not find any confirmation beyond this of this capture.
It is refreshing to see instead of firing cruise missiles at empty camps, something we saw under Clinton, and apologizing, acting as nothing happened, then sending planeloads with billions of currency to Iran, as we saw under Obama, Trump is saying, you attack, we will find you and either kill you or capture you. The world is given notice – the Trump doctrine is, in effect, strike us at your peril!
Iran, in a statement from Iran’s National Security Council spokesman Keyvan Khosravi, said, “the legal, political, security, and military consequences of this crime is on the US government.”
“The costs that Washington has to pay will be much more severe than the mirage-like achievements of this sort of blind moves,” he added. Hezbollah Newspaper ran an article stating this attack is an act of war, then went on to encourage their followers to view this as an opening shot of a war with the US.
In a statement, the embassy said today: ‘Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the US Embassy urges American citizens to heed the January 2020 Travel Advisory and depart Iraq immediately. ‘US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land.’
The question facing us today is Iran going to blink and stop this or will attack, and counter-attacks continue until we are at a state of war with Iran. The other question is if this does happen, is it such a bad idea? The Trump doctrine will continue, will Iran and the rest of the world learn from this, or will dead bodies start stacking up?