Probably Unavoidable

When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed.

His credibility is now on the line.

And what triggered this virtual ultimatum?

Iran-backed Houthi rebels, said Flynn, attacked a Saudi warship and Tehran tested a missile, undermining “security, prosperity, and stability throughout the Middle East,” placing “American lives at risk.”

But how so?

The Saudis have been bombing the Houthi rebels and ravaging their country, Yemen, for two years. Are the Saudis entitled to immunity from retaliation in wars that they start?

Where is the evidence Iran had a role in the Red Sea attack on the Saudi ship? And why would President Trump make this war his war?

As for the Iranian missile test, a 2015 U.N. resolution “called upon” Iran not to test nuclear-capable missiles. It did not forbid Iran from testing conventional missiles, which Tehran insists this was.

Is the United States making new demands on Iran not written into the nuclear treaty or international law — to provoke a confrontation?

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Unlike Obama constantly did, Trump via General Flynn does not provide the enemy with America’s ‘ a bridge too far’. Iran is a mortal enemy that continually calls for the death of America as casually as normal sane people say good morning. When a nation that is recognized as a world sponsor of terror expresses a desire to annihilate you there really is only one answer to the question how far will you go in order to survive? Trump gave it. Doing so does not risk war. Quite the contrary in fact. It is my understanding (I may stand corrected)… Read more »