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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Against War on Iran?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Trump's geopolitical record shows he yielded to regime hawks Pompeo, Bolton, and in the war department on escalating aggression in multiple theaters.
Bolton pushed for war on Iran long before he became Trump's national security advisor. Pompeo largely favors war on the country by other means to make its economy scream and immiserate its people.
Patrick Shanahan replaced "Mad Dog" James Mattis as war secretary. Army secretary Mark Esper replaced him, the FBI investigating an earlier domestic abuse incident between him and his then-wife. Shanahan's stepping down was likely to avoid a potentially nasty Senate confirmation hearing process.
Following the June Gulf of Oman incident and other regional ones in May, falsely blamed on Iran, with US and likely Israeli fingerprints all over them, Pompeo's rhetoric sounded like he's with Bolton
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