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>>> TODAY IRAN CLAIMED IT >>> TODAY IRAN CLAIMED IT CAPTURED 17 SPIES WORKING FOR CAPTURED 17 SPIES WORKING FOR THE CIA AND SENTENCED SOME OF THE CIA AND SENTENCED SOME OF THEM TO DEATH THEM TO DEATH

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID "THAT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID "THAT’S TOTALLY A LIE TOTALLY A LIE THEY PUT OUT PROPAGANDA THEY PUT OUT PROPAGANDA THEY PUT OUT LIES

" THEY PUT OUT LIES" THE OBVIOUS PROBLEM IS PRESIDENT THE OBVIOUS PROBLEM IS PRESIDENT TRUMP PUTS OUT MORE LIES PER TRUMP PUTS OUT MORE LIES PER HOUR THAN THE WORLD CAN KEEP UP HOUR THAN THE WORLD CAN KEEP UP WITH WITH DONALD TRUMP’S SECRETARY OF DONALD TRUMP’S SECRETARY OF STATE WAS NOT SO CERTAIN ABOUT STATE WAS NOT SO CERTAIN ABOUT IT IT

HE DID NOT CONFIRM OR DENY THE HE DID NOT CONFIRM OR DENY THE IRANIAN CLAIM IRANIAN CLAIM >> I WOULD TAKE WITH A >> I WOULD TAKE WITH A SIGNIFICANT GRAIN OF SALT ANY SIGNIFICANT GRAIN OF SALT ANY IRANIAN ACTIONS THEY HAVE TAKEN IRANIAN ACTIONS THEY HAVE TAKEN >> FEW THINGS DEMONSTRATE THE >> FEW THINGS DEMONSTRATE THE COMPLETE FAILURE OF TRUMP COMPLETE FAILURE OF TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY BETTER THAN THE FOREIGN POLICY BETTER THAN THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH IRAN

CURRENT SITUATION WITH IRAN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED A SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED A COMPLEX DEAL WITH IRAN THAT COMPLEX DEAL WITH IRAN THAT PREVENTED IRAN FROM BUILDING PREVENTED IRAN FROM BUILDING NUCLEAR WEAPONS NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT WAS JOINED BY OTHER NATIONS THAT WAS JOINED BY OTHER NATIONS AND DONALD TRUMP RIPPED UP THAT AND DONALD TRUMP RIPPED UP THAT DEAL DEAL

US RELATIONS WITH IRAN ARE AT US RELATIONS WITH IRAN ARE AT A CRISIS POINT ONCE AGAIN

A CRISIS POINT ONCE AGAIN ON FRIDAY, IRANIAN FORCES SEIZED ON FRIDAY, IRANIAN FORCES SEIZED AN OIL TANKER IN THE STRAIT OF AN OIL TANKER IN THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ HORMUZ HERE’S AN AUDIO RECORDING OF A HERE’S AN AUDIO RECORDING OF A NAVAL OFFICER COMMUNICATEING WIT NAVAL OFFICER COMMUNICATEING WIT A BRITISH NAVAL OFFICER BEFORE A BRITISH NAVAL OFFICER BEFORE THE IRANIANS SEIZED THAT BRITISH THE IRANIANS SEIZED THAT BRITISH SHIP SHIP

>> NO CHALLENGE IS INTENDED >> NO CHALLENGE IS INTENDED NO CHALLENGE IS INTENDED NO CHALLENGE IS INTENDED I WANT TO INSPECT THE SHIP FOR I WANT TO INSPECT THE SHIP FOR SECURITY REASON, OVER

SECURITY REASON, OVER >> PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE >> PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE NOT INTENDING TO VIOLATE NOT INTENDING TO VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL LAW BY UNLAWFULLY INTERNATIONAL LAW BY UNLAWFULLY ATTEMPTING TO THWART — ATTEMPTING TO THWART — >> IF YOU OBEY, YOU WILL BE >> IF YOU OBEY, YOU WILL BE SAFE SAFE >> DIPLOMATIC VANDALISM IS WHAT >> DIPLOMATIC VANDALISM IS WHAT ONE CALLED THE TRUMP APPROACH TO ONE CALLED THE TRUMP APPROACH TO IRAN IRAN

ONE OF THE LINKED CABLES FROM ONE OF THE LINKED CABLES FROM THE AMBASSADOR DESCRIBED IT THE THE AMBASSADOR DESCRIBED IT THE APPROACH TO DESTROYING THE IRAN APPROACH TO DESTROYING THE IRAN DEAL THIS WAY DEAL THIS WAY ON THE SUBSTANCE, THE ON THE SUBSTANCE, THE ADMINISTRATION SET UPON AN ACT ADMINISTRATION SET UPON AN ACT OF DIPLOMATIC VANDALISM FOR OF DIPLOMATIC VANDALISM FOR IDEOLOGICAL AND PERSONALITY IDEOLOGICAL AND PERSONALITY REASONS REASONS IT WAS OBAMA’S DEAL

IT WAS OBAMA’S DEAL THE AMBASSADOR SENT THAT MEMO TO THE AMBASSADOR SENT THAT MEMO TO BORIS JOHNSON WHO IS TRUMP’S BORIS JOHNSON WHO IS TRUMP’S PREFERRED CANDIDATE PREFERRED CANDIDATE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES EXPRESSING A PREFERENCE STATES EXPRESSING A PREFERENCE IS IN AND OF ITSELF AN ACT OF IS IN AND OF ITSELF AN ACT OF DIPLOMATIC VANDALISM DIPLOMATIC VANDALISM

HERE IS THE DIPLOMATIC VANDAL HERE IS THE DIPLOMATIC VANDAL TALKING ABOUT HIS POLICY IN TALKING ABOUT HIS POLICY IN AFGHANISTAN NOT BY SAYING WHAT AFGHANISTAN NOT BY SAYING WHAT HIS POLICY IS, BUT ONLY BY HIS POLICY IS, BUT ONLY BY SAYING WHAT HIS POLICY IS NOT SAYING WHAT HIS POLICY IS NOT >> IF WE WANTED TO FIGHT A WAR >> IF WE WANTED TO FIGHT A WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND WIN IT, I IN AFGHANISTAN AND WIN IT, I COULD WIN IT IN A WEEK COULD WIN IT IN A WEEK I JUST DON’T WANT TO KILL 10 I JUST DON’T WANT TO KILL 10 MILLION PEOPLE

MILLION PEOPLE DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? I DON’T WANT TO KILL 10 MILLION I DON’T WANT TO KILL 10 MILLION PEOPLE PEOPLE I HAVE PLANS ON AFGHANISTAN, IF I HAVE PLANS ON AFGHANISTAN, IF I WANTED TO WIN THAT WAR, I WANTED TO WIN THAT WAR, AFGHANISTAN WOULD BE WIPED OFF AFGHANISTAN WOULD BE WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND IT THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND IT WOULD BE GONE WOULD BE GONE

IT WOULD BE OVER IN 10 DAYS IT WOULD BE OVER IN 10 DAYS I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT I DON’T WANT TO GO THAT ROUTE

I DON’T WANT TO GO THAT ROUTE >> SO THE TRUMP-AFGHANISTAN >> SO THE TRUMP-AFGHANISTAN POLICY IS DO NOT NUKE POLICY IS DO NOT NUKE AFGHANISTAN AFGHANISTAN FOR MORE ON THE DIPLOMATIC Esurance It‘s surprisingly painless

It‘s surprisingly painless >>> TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETED >>> TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THE REPORT OF IRAN CAPTURING CIA THE REPORT OF IRAN CAPTURING CIA SPIES IS TOTALLY FALSE SPIES IS TOTALLY FALSE ZERO TRUTH ZERO TRUTH

THIS IS THE KIND OF MOMENT WHEN THIS IS THE KIND OF MOMENT WHEN HAVING A ZERO TRUTH PRESIDENCY HAVING A ZERO TRUTH PRESIDENCY IS COSTLY IS COSTLY BEN RHOADES IS BACK WITH US BEN RHOADES IS BACK WITH US BEN, HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF BEN, HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF THIS STORY IF WE CAN, OF IRAN THIS STORY IF WE CAN, OF IRAN SAYING THEY CAPTURED WHAT THEY SAYING THEY CAPTURED WHAT THEY CALL CIA SPIES AND RESPONSING CALL CIA SPIES AND RESPONSING SOME OF THEM TO DEATH

SOME OF THEM TO DEATH PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IT’S LIES PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IT’S LIES MIKE POMPEO SAID NOTHING MIKE POMPEO SAID NOTHING

DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ONE WAY OR DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER THE OTHER >> FIRST OF ALL, I THINK THE >> FIRST OF ALL, I THINK THE IRANIANS MADE CLAIMS TO THE PAST IRANIANS MADE CLAIMS TO THE PAST WHEN THEY WANT A PROVOCATIVE WHEN THEY WANT A PROVOCATIVE POSTURE POSTURE IT’S LIKELY THAT THEY ARE IT’S LIKELY THAT THEY ARE EXAGGERATING OR MAKING THIS UP

EXAGGERATING OR MAKING THIS UP I WILL SAY WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS I WILL SAY WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS IT’S A PATTERN OF ACTIONS THEY IT’S A PATTERN OF ACTIONS THEY HAVE TAKEN SINCE TRUMP PULLED HAVE TAKEN SINCE TRUMP PULLED OUT OF THE IRAN DEAL OUT OF THE IRAN DEAL HE SAID IT WOULD FIX EVERYTHING HE SAID IT WOULD FIX EVERYTHING

IT WOULD FIX THEIR PROVOCATIVE IT WOULD FIX THEIR PROVOCATIVE BEHAVIOR BEHAVIOR THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED IRAN IS PREPARING TO REA CUOMO IRAN IS PREPARING TO REA CUOMO UT THE NUCLEAR MATERIALS

UT THE NUCLEAR MATERIALS IRAN IS MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS IRAN IS MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT SEIZING SPIES ABOUT SEIZING SPIES THEY SHOT DOWN A US

DRONE THEY SHOT DOWN A US DRONE TRUMP CREATED A CRISIS OF HIS TRUMP CREATED A CRISIS OF HIS OWN MAKING WITH IRAN

OWN MAKING WITH IRAN THE REST OF THE WORLD DOES NOT THE REST OF THE WORLD DOES NOT TRUST WHAT WE SAY BECAUSE WE TRUST WHAT WE SAY BECAUSE WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO LIES AND HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO LIES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD IS THE REST OF THE WORLD IS FRUSTRATED FRUSTRATED THE BRITS ARE SAYING OUR TAKER THE BRITS ARE SAYING OUR TAKER NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN SEIZED IF NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN SEIZED IF I I TRUMP DIDN’T RATCHET UP THE TRUMP DIDN’T RATCHET UP THE CRISIS CRISIS

WE ARE SEEING PROVOCATION WE ARE SEEING PROVOCATION BECAUSE OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT OF BECAUSE OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DID THE UNITED STATES DID >> THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS >> THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS READY FOR THE WORST CASE READY FOR THE WORST CASE SCENARIO WITH IRAN SCENARIO WITH IRAN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO WITH A THE WORST CASE SCENARIO WITH A FOREIGN COUNTRY IS ALWAYS WAR

FOREIGN COUNTRY IS ALWAYS WAR THERE IS DONALD TRUMP SAYING HE THERE IS DONALD TRUMP SAYING HE IS READY TO GO TO WAR IN IRAN IS READY TO GO TO WAR IN IRAN WHICH AGAIN IS NOT BELIEVABLE WHICH AGAIN IS NOT BELIEVABLE FROM DONALD TRUMP FROM DONALD TRUMP >> WE ARE IN THE WORST OF ALL >> WE ARE IN THE WORST OF ALL WORLDS WORLDS

HE SET OUT ON THIS IDEOLOGICAL HE SET OUT ON THIS IDEOLOGICAL AGENDA TO TEAR UP OBAMA’S DEAL AGENDA TO TEAR UP OBAMA’S DEAL BECAUSE OBAMA NEGOTIATED IT BECAUSE OBAMA NEGOTIATED IT THE IRANIANS RESPOND THROUGH THE IRANIANS RESPOND THROUGH PROVOCATION PROVOCATION WE SAW TRUMP GET TO THE DRINK OF WE SAW TRUMP GET TO THE DRINK OF LAUNCHING A STRIKE ON IRAN THAT LAUNCHING A STRIKE ON IRAN THAT LAUNCHED A SIGNIFICANT WAR AND LAUNCHED A SIGNIFICANT WAR AND HE BLINKED

HE BLINKED THE IRANIANS SAW HIM BLINK THE IRANIANS SAW HIM BLINK ON THE ONE HAND THE ON THE ONE HAND THE ADMINISTRATION IS STEALING FOR ADMINISTRATION IS STEALING FOR CONFLICT WITH JOHN BOLTON AND CONFLICT WITH JOHN BOLTON AND THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT TO HAVE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT TO HAVE THAT WAR THAT WAR

THE I RABBIANS ARE TRYING TO GET THE I RABBIANS ARE TRYING TO GET THE ATTENTION TO SAY COME MAKE A THE ATTENTION TO SAY COME MAKE A DEAL WITH US DEAL WITH US YOU DON’T WANT THE WAR TRUMP YOU DON’T WANT THE WAR TRUMP COULD GET YOU INTO, BUT YOU ALSO COULD GET YOU INTO, BUT YOU ALSO DON’T WANT A NUCLEAR WEAPON DON’T WANT A NUCLEAR WEAPON WITH THE IRANIANS PULLING THE WITH THE IRANIANS PULLING THE ENVELOPE AND NOT WILLING TO DO ENVELOPE AND NOT WILLING TO DO THE DIPLOMACY, IT’S AN THE DIPLOMACY, IT’S AN INCOHERENT POSITION AND WE ARE INCOHERENT POSITION AND WE ARE ISOLATED IN EUROPE AND THIS IS ISOLATED IN EUROPE AND THIS IS NOT WHERE WE WANT OR NEED IT TO

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