Escalation toward a possible military showdown in the Gulf region continues.
Russia’s direct involvement in the U.S.-Iran conflict, should such a confrontation take place, is highly improbable.
Iranians cannot be squeezed or scared into regime change. Like everyone else, they have seen what has happened in places such as Iraq and Syria once the Pandora’s box of revolution or violent regime change is opened.
The insanity of Donald Trump’s latest threats to Iran begs the question: Is this simply comedic bluster, or is there a real risk of war?
Tell the Trump administration that we’re not unreliable in a time of crisis. That we’ve got their back 100 percent if they go to war. That they can consider our domestic markets their domestic markets.
Societies condone behaviors in some of their leaders that in other leaders would be condemned.
“Nonetheless, given the personalities of the two leaders involved, one cannot rule out that sheer personal pique could become a direct factor in triggering a war,” notes Pillar now at Georgetown University.
What Trump is threatening is terrifying and senseless, but he is also America’s id, America’s bullying and brainless prowess unfiltered.
China needs to have a plan to prepare for war on the Korean Peninsula.