President of Iran threatens Donald Trump with “mother of all wars.”

By |2018-07-23T13:24:51+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |31 Comments

Is there anybody that Donald Trump does not piss off?  

Well, besides Vladimir Putin that is.

Courtesy of the AP:

Iran’s president is warning President Donald Trump against provoking his country while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible.

Trump earlier this year pulled the United States out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and ordered increased American sanctions.

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency quoted President Hassan Rouhani as warning Trump on Sunday: “Do not play with the lion’s tail or else you will regret it.”

Trump has suggested Iranian leaders are “going to call me and say ‘let’s make a deal’” but Iran has rejected talks.

Rouhani suggests peace is still possible and says “America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all of peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”

Look, Iran does not have the capability to engage in a prolonged ground war with America, so this mother of all wars talk is just bluster. 

However, they certainly can ramp up the number of Jihadists they sic on America and her allies while increasing the number of terrorist attacks exponentially. 

I am not suggesting that America should give in to threats of terrorism, but if a former adversary is offering to talk peace then it is criminal to not at least send diplomats to engage in those talks. 

However, by pulling out of the deal that Obama made to prevent further work on nuclear weapons, Trump has signaled that he is not a reliable negotiator. 

If Trump is willing to talk face to face with Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un it seems crazy that he would not also be willing to do the same with the leaders of Iran. 

P.S. After I wrote this post last night, Trump tweeted this: 

Oh yeah, that seems like the response of a man who claims he does not believe in “stupid wars.”

By the way, Iran has blocked Twitter since 2009.

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  1. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Trump can’t make peace with Iran because Obama already laid the groundwork for that and he must reject all things Obama.

    His pettiness and ego are what guide him through life.

  2. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Americans increasingly believe Russia meddled in the 2016 election
    No matter what Trump says.

    An increasing number of Americans do believe, contrary to President Donald Trump’s wildly inconsistent statements and claims, that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and that the interference affected the election’s outcome, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

    By three different metrics, Americans’ belief that Russia meddled in the 2016 election — the consensus of the US intelligence community — is rising. The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted during and after Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, when the president’s performance in a press conference was widely panned for his timidity in confronting Putin and his apparent willingness to believe Putin’s claims about the 2016 election over the findings of American intelligence.

    Americans clearly feel very differently. From the new survey of 900 registered voters:

    65 percent of voters say they believe Russia interfered with the 2016 election. That is up 12 points from a year ago.
    41 percent of voters say they believe the Russian meddling affected the outcome of the 2016 election, an increase of 8 points from a year ago.
    30 percent of voters say they believe Hillary Clinton would have won the 2016 election if not for Russian interference, up 6 points from last year.

    In a related finding in the NBC/WSJ poll, a mere 26 percent of Americans said they approved of how Trump has handled Russia as president, while 51 percent said that they disapproved. Republicans, however, still remain mostly supportive of the president.

  3. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 7:51 am

    A historian surveys the wreckage of the Trump-Putin summit
    Michael Kimmage argues for reengagement with Russia, and had written about his high hopes for Helsinki. Then Trump started talking.

  4. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 7:52 am

    It’s overwhelming. A traitorous criminal who clearly stole the presidency. A GOP that stands for hate, corruption & deceit. A country we love teetering on authoritarianism. But as bad as things are, I see people coming together. Fighting. Swearing to vote.

    And I have hope.

  5. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 7:55 am


  6. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 8:03 am

    MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson breaks down the ‘Wag the Dog’ theory of why Donald Trump wants war with Iran

    “If you look at the president’s past tweets on this, it is clear that he believed a conflict with Iran might be something a president would do to bolster himself politically,” Bloomberg News national political reporter Sahil Kapur noted.

    Trump’s ALL CAPS Iran tweet is now a glorious meme

    For those wondering who the aggressor is, here’s a map showing the proximity to Iran of US military bases, assets and NATO installations. Imagine if there were that many Iranian bases on the border of and within a few hundred miles of the US

    Leader in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard labels Trump Twitter warning ‘psychological warfare’

    Remember, if @realDonaldTrump attacks Iran is because of his inability to negotiate properly- not skilled and his desperate need to get re-elected.

    • Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Ari Fleischer Calls On U.S. To Destabilize Iran, Because What Could Go Wrong?

      Ari Fleischer, the former White House press secretary remembered for being one of the disastrous Iraq War’s biggest cheerleaders, suggested Monday that the U.S. should help destabilize Iran, too.

      In an appearance on Fox News, the former member of the George W. Bush administration painted a harrowing picture of life in Iran to justify U.S. interference in the country’s current political regime.

      …“But the more unstable we can help Iran to become,” he continued, “the better it is to actually secure peace if we can get rid of that theological regime one day.”

      Fleischer, who’s served as a regular Fox News contributor since last summer, has a well-documented history of making false predictions and statements about the Iraq War strategy Bush initiated in 2003, including claims that American interference was bringing down violence and improving views of U.S. foreign policy.

      Even after he left the White House gig, Fleischer headed a propaganda campaign in 2007 urging Congress to continue funding Bush’s military strategy in Iraq.

      Fleischer’s rosy view of U.S. interference in Middle Eastern politics did not go unnoticed on Twitter.

  7. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 8:04 am

    War with Iran to distract from trade wars with our allies, internal wars with the intelligence communities and of course the reason Trump does everything to distract from his cozy relationship with a fascist dictator.

    • Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Max Boot: Remarkable That Iran Leadership ‘Seems More Stable and Rational’ Than Trump

      “If anybody is issuing ‘demented words of violence and death,’ I would say it’s the President of the United States,” Boot said to Wolf Blitzer, referring to the language Trump used in his tweet. “It’s quite a pass we’ve come to when the leadership of a country like Iran seems more stable and rational than the president of the United States.”

      “I don’t think he’s planning to attack Iran,” Boot clarified. “I think this is really a ploy to distract the tension from the horrible publicity he got for his subservience to Russia.”

      “I think it underlines his extraordinary his conduct towards Putin is,” he added. “He’s threatening Rouhani with death, consequences nobody’s ever seen before… [Rouhani] gave a speech in which he said if the U.S. attacks Iran, it’ll be the mother of all wars… So this was not some true attack on the United States. It was just some rhetoric, whereas Vladimir Putin is actually attacking the United States as we know from [Trump’s] own Director of National Intelligence, and Trump has nothing to say about that.”

      …but how come Pompeo and Trump and nobody in the administration ever points out the corruption and human rights abuses in Russia? There’s a clear double standard here, Wolf.”

      Watch above, via CNN.

  8. anonymous July 23, 2018 at 8:05 am

    the Mark of Cane

    ’07/20/2018 | 26m 46s

    Margaret MacMillan, a Military Historian and Oxford University Honorary Fellow who is this year’s Reith Lecturer joins Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss why war is still such an integral part of our human existence.’


  9. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 8:14 am

    An increasingly desperate and deranged Donald Trump was on Twitter in the middle of the night again, posting an all-caps threat to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Earlier on Sunday Rouhani warned Trump not to get in a conflict with his country, saying a confrontation with the Islamic republic would be the “mother of all wars”.

    “Do not play with the lion’s tail or else you will regret it,” Rouhani said on Sunday, reiterating that the US cannot prevent it from exporting its crude oil to the international market.

    “Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars,” he said in a televised speech in Iran’s capital, Tehran. Rouhani last week said that Iran may block regional oil exports if its own sales are halted following the US’ withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal signed with world powers.

    • Anon July 23, 2018 at 8:51 am

      “One of the leading national issues during that year was the release of 52 Americans being held hostage in Iran since November 4, 1979.[1] Reagan won the election. On the day of his inauguration—in fact, 20 minutes after he concluded his inaugural address—the Islamic Republic of Iran announced the release of the hostages. The timing gave rise to an allegation that representatives of Reagan’s presidential campaign had conspired with Iran to delay the release until after the election to thwart President Carter from pulling off an “October surprise”

      According to the allegation, the Reagan Administration rewarded Iran for its participation in the plot by supplying Iran with weapons via Israel and by unblocking Iranian government monetary assets in US banks.”

      “It is now very clear that there were two separate agreements, one the official agreement with Carter in Algeria, the other, a secret agreement with another party, which, it is now apparent, was Reagan. They made a deal with Reagan that the hostages should not be released until after Reagan became president. So, then in return, Reagan would give them arms. We have published documents which show that US arms were shipped, via Israel, in March, about 2 months after Reagan became president.

      — Former Iranian President Abolhassan Banisadr”

      • Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 3:27 pm

        Let’s not forget when Ollie North took the “birthday cake” and bible to the leaders of Iran. Yep, Ronnie conspired with the Iranians to keep the hostages until the election was over, making Carter look like a weak president.

        those republicans couldn’t win an honest election if their lives depended on it.

  10. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Trump administration ‘working in lock step to lay the groundwork for a military confrontation’ with Iran

    “Trump’s tweet chastised Iran for the very language Trump employed in his tweet,” observed Peace Action executive director Jon Rainwater. “Every peace-loving person in the U.S. needs to press the president to tone down his rhetoric and rethink this march to war.”

    In a televised speech from Iran’s capital, Tehran, on Sunday, Rouhani had warned Trump that the United States cannot block Iran from exporting crude oil. “Do not play with the lion’s tail or else you will regret it,” he declared. “Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars.”

    As the New York Times noted, “last month the United States said it would impose sanctions on all exporters of Iranian oil. American officials have since moderated the sanctions demand, which roiled oil markets.”

    While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the Trump administration’s “tough” threats toward Iran, European and Iranian leaders have been trying to salvage the Iran nuclear deal. Trump announced in May that he would ditch the agreement and reimpose sanctions, to which National Iranian American Council (NIAC) president Trita Parsi responded, “this is how the Iran war started.”

    On Saturday Reuters reported that Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have “launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups,” which is supposed to “work in concert with [Trump’s] push to economically throttle Iran by re-imposing tough sanctions.”

    At an event in Los Angeles on Sunday, Pompeo delivered a speech to a group of Iranian-Americans entitled “Supporting Iranian Voices.” Pompeo reportedly claimed the nation’s leadership “resembles the Mafia more than a government” and called Iran’s clerics “hypocritical holy men.”

    “In a single day the Trump administration has firmly steered the U.S. onto a path of confrontation with Iran,” remarked Rainwater. “The whole administration appears to be working in lock step to lay the groundwork for a military confrontation. By lodging personal attacks against Iran’s supreme leader, making demands that no one believes Iran can fulfill, and hinting at regime change, the administration is making clear that military action is very much on the table.”

    Parsi appeared on Democracy Now! Monday morning to discuss the ramped up rhetoric, including the president “essentially threatening war over Twitter.”

    “Without a doubt, this is not an administration that is pursuing a policy of actually trying to find a new way to the negotiating table or striking a new deal,” Parsi concluded. “Everything they’re doing right now is only compatible with a policy of confrontation.”

    Scathing open letter urges Republican senators to save America from Trump — before it’s too late

    Trump back to desperately claiming Russia probe is a ‘hoax’ after newly released documents destroy his defense

    Yes, after having to choke out last week that the Russians did indeed interfere in the election, the president wound up his Twitter tirade by once again saying that it’s all a big hoax — and we’re right back where we started.

  11. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 8:52 am

    As Trump’s latest lies implode, one party tries to smuggle out the truth

    Democrats are smuggling out information to the public

    …With Trump denying Russian sabotage happened at all (which he again did this weekend) Democrats released a report detailing Russian assaults on elections in multiple countries (and Republicans refused to sign on to it). Democrats also released the testimony by a co-founder of the firm that bankrolled Steele, challenging the Trump/Nunes claim that the Steele dossier sparked the FBI probe. Independent reporting has confirmed that the Trump/Nunes account is bogus. Simply put, Democratic claims are dovetailing with this independently emerging narrative.

    This is about more than just settling a political spin war. We want congressional oversight over our intelligence services so we can be sure they are not abusing their awesome powers, but also to inform the public when our intel agencies are acting lawfully and legitimately, to bolster public confidence in them when they are being undermined for nefarious purposes. That’s what Trump is doing now. (His latest tweets absurdly seized on the new documents to bolster his “hoax” narrative.) And Nunes is helping him by completely corrupting his oversight mission to that end — with the full acquiescence of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). Meanwhile, Democrats are the ones informing Americans about what’s really happening here.

    Many journalists have pointed out that the new documents reveal that Trump and Nunes have been deceiving the public. But the other side of this coin is that generally speaking Democrats have been trying to counter those efforts by informing the public with real, solid information in good faith wherever possible.

  12. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Holy shit! Randy sure is sucking Trump’s dick BIGTIME! Can you believe this????

    Rand Paul says he’ll ask Trump to revoke former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that he plans to meet with President Trump on Monday and ask him to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who has been a harsh critic of Trump on Russia and other issues.

    Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama, last week used the word “treasonous” to describe Trump’s performance at his summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin in Helsinki, saying it showed he was “wholly in the pocket of Putin.”

    In a pair of tweets Monday, Paul suggested that Brennan was trying to profit off his security clearance by “divulging secrets to the mainstream media” that undermine Trump, and he said his security clearance should be revoked.

    • Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      CNN’s Gloria Borger on WH Clearance Threat:

      …she cut to the heart of the issue and said “the president wants to silence his critics. Period.”

      “It’s just petty, small, authoritarian, and – I would argue – counterproductive to the gathering of intelligence in this country,” Borger said. “I just think the precedent is sort of stunning and petty, small, and [it] doesn’t speak well for a President of the United States who is supposed to be able to handle his critics, because when you become president, you inevitably have them.”

      Watch above, via CNN.

  13. anon July 23, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Trump: We talked about future benefits. We got along very well.
    Here’s the thing:
    If *I* threatened violence like Trump does on social media, Twitter and Facebook would suspend my accounts, no matter what the provocation was. Hell, both platforms have suspended me for far, far less.
    It’s not just that Twitter continues to protect this lunatic, the REALLY insane part: NO ONE IN THE ADMINISTRATION NOR IN CONGRESS has so far addressed this madness.
    No republican. No democrat.
    Congress has abdicated its duty to America.
    We reached a point where it’s not enough to throw Trump out of office, CONGRESS needs to be replaced in its entirety. If you sons of bitches don’t show up this time and remove these faithless cowards from office, if you don’t start electing better people, then you are complicit in the destruction of the Republic.
    Sitting idly by, protest voting, throwing your vote away, writing in bullshit joke names, not showing up, not doing your homework, not knowing all the candidates in detail from local to state to federal, and the endless pedantic infighting of liberals are self-indulgent luxuries you can no longer afford.
    Either do your duty to the Republic, or kiss your ass goodbye.”< Jim Wright

  14. anon July 23, 2018 at 10:35 am

    “However, skeptics strongly disagreed with the apocalyptic connection and made it clear that this message might be the result of a mischief done by a Google employee.” GoddoG

  15. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    AP’s Jon Lemire to Sarah Sanders in Tense Briefing Exchange: Why Won’t Trump Denounce Russia Like He Did Iran?

    …On the heels of President Donald Trump‘s fiery, all-caps tweet against Iran, the White House Press corps wanted to know: Where’s the tough talk on Russia?

    During Monday’s White House press briefing, the Washington Post‘s Philip Rucker asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the president’s Sunday tweet once again deeming Russian election interference to be a hoax — a conclusion which stands at odds with the U.S. intelligence community.

    …And then Jon Lemire of the AP put this blunt question to Sanders:

    “The president has very forcefully spoken out against Iran, he’s very forcefully spoken out against North Korea. He has said that he will forcefully speak against any threat to the United States. Russian election interference is a threat to our democracy. Why will he not forcefully denounce that?”

  16. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Sorry, Trump. Your misdirection won’t work this time.

    “In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.” That was Donald Trump tweeting in 2011.


    As usual, Trump is doing exactly what he accuses his opponents of doing, in this case wagging the dog.

    This is part of a pattern. During a presidential debate, when Hillary Clinton accused Trump — presciently — of being a Russian puppet, he shot back: “No, you’re the puppet.” The humiliation in Helsinki confirmed Clinton’s warning — and explains Trump’s rhetorical escalation against Iran.

    Trump is clearly furious that he didn’t get the credit he thinks he deserves for a “GREAT meeting with Putin.” Of course, not even his top aides know all of what was discussed or decided behind closed doors. All that the public saw was that Trump accepted Putin’s lies over the truth-telling of the U.S. intelligence community, and that he refused to criticize the Russian dictator for his many offenses — including ongoing cyberattacks on the United States. Trump’s subservience triggered a week of toxic headlines as criticism poured in from past intelligence officials. Former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. suggested that “the Russians have something” on Trump; former CIA director John Brennan judged the president’s performance “nothing short of treasonous.”

    The next move was as predictable as Trump golfing at one of his resorts: He tried to change the subject. His first attempt, on Friday, was to tweet about his favorite controversy: National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem. His stern demand — “First time kneeling, out for game. Second time kneeling, out for season/no pay!” — did not generate the headlines he so transparently hoped for. Maybe he should have suggested guillotining for a third offense.

    …Try, try again. Hence his Sunday night threat against Iran. Coming from any other president, this out-of-the-blue, ALL-CAPS ultimatum would have led to suggestions that he’s hitting the bottle. But for Trump the teetotaler, it’s just business as usual. This time, he got the world’s attention. I was actually planning to write Monday about Trump and Russia. Instead, I’m writing about Trump and Iran. Far more important from Trump’s perspective, the talk on cable news turned from Russia to Iran. Mission accomplished.

    The problem for Trump is that the credibility of his threats is diminishing.

  17. JFKwasthelastgooddemocrat July 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    WOW is everyone on this site DEMENTED? Russia meddled and SO WHAT, did they meddle in 2012? YES, did they meddle in 2008? YES, did they meddle in 2004? YES, did they meddle in 2000? YES, did they meddle in 1996? YES, did they meddle in 1992? YES, did they meddle in 1988? YES, did they meddle in 1984? YES, IN FACT in 1984 Democrat Senator TED KENNEDY met with the USSR officials to TRY AND DEFEAT Reagan in the 1984 ELECTION, why ZERO OUTRAGE?? At that time the we WERE IN A COLD WAR with the Soviet Union, Kennedy should have been charged with TREASON and SEDITION….nothing but CRICKETS from the LEFT or RIGHT.

    NOT ONE SINGLE ELECTION has been affected by Russia, USSR, China, and others meddling. In FACT they admit the whole purpose is to bring civil unrest to the USA, and what do we have today? MORONS that actually think that Russia had something to do with the outcome of an election.

    Nothing but SORRY AZZ LOSERS …..answer this “FOR EIGHT YEARS Obozo and HELLary told us RUSSIA was our friend, they sold USA Uranium to RUSSIA, so why was it NOT UNTIL HELLary lost that Russia is now some kind of enemy that STOLE and election”????? and election that Obozo said COULD NOT BE HACKED.

    UNREAL out STUPID PEOPLE ARE….of Course Trump knows they meddled, they have been meddling since 1960. And as OBOZO STATED in 2016, it would not be SMART to call out Putin in public, it would serve NO PURPOSE.

    FYI the FBI stated last week that CHINA has done more meddling in our elections than RUSSIA.

    • Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Sorry never heard of this Obozo person.

    • Immoral July 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Someone needs to take their meds.

  18. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Why Trump is threatening Iran right now

    There are three broad theories for why Trump hit send on his bellicose tweet.

    …The second theory is Trump wants to distract the public and the media from his poor meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. During the post-meeting press conference on July 16, Trump sided with Putin when the Russian leader denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, even though the US intelligence community assessed that it did.

    That led to arguably the worst foreign policy week of Trump’s presidency, in which the administration failed to convincingly walk back Trump’s comments and curb the tide of widespread criticism, including from Republican leaders. But if he gets people to focus on Iran — especially GOP members of Congress — then maybe he can make everyone forget about his really bad Russia week.

    What Trump’s threatened war with Iran would actually look like
    Trump’s tweet to Iran threatens a war that would in all likelihood be absolutely catastrophic.

    …What this means is that, as scary as it sounds, we have to take the possibility of war with Iran seriously. We need to understand just what such a war would entail and what the consequences would be if it happened.

    The best estimates we have suggest it would be a disaster.

  19. Anonymous July 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Just what we need in a war with Iran, we are still in Afghanistan, are they going to take the troops from there and move them to Iran?

    Tomorrow, trump will move on to insulting some other world leader.

  20. anon July 24, 2018 at 8:09 am

    ‘Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran expert from the Carnegie Endowment joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Trump’s explosive tweet to President Rouhani of Iran.
    Major Efi Ribner of the Israel Defense Force talks about the operation to rescue Syria’s White Helmets. In an exclusive interview, Ahmet Üzümcü the outgoing Director-General of the OPCW discusses Chemical Weapons in Syria.’


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