Of course if war comes now it will be *much* bigger than the Second Gulf War

There’s a *real chance* the Middle East ends up in a regional war that will kill tens of thousands or more for the exclusive reason that Trump was walking around Mar-a-Lago at the end of December bragging about how hard he’d hit Iran and basking in the glow of reflected bloodlust

I mean Jesus imagine if the Second Gulf War had happened exclusively because George W. Bush basically “polled the room” in a Florida country club

Of course if war comes now it will be *much* bigger than the Second Gulf War

To be clear, I’m speaking only of one of the several factors involved in the timing of this, another being impeachment; I actually don’t think this is the moment MBS and MBZ and Netanyahu would have chosen for Trump to strike Iran, though they sure wanted him to do it eventually.

Bibi Netanyahu is under indictment; MBS’s name is mud in the U.S. because of his recent exculpation of men responsible for killing a Washington Post journalist; so, oddly, MBS and Netanyahu may be able to talk Trump off the ledge *now* because they do not want to go to war *now*.

But that’s a pretty slim reed of hope, I admit.

There’s an opening for peace. MSNBC is reporting that these missile attacks *may* not have done serious damage, and that Iran is domestically saying they did in order to placate its people and find a way to end this crisis without more death. The question: will Trump accept this?


Seth Abramson


Updated: January 7, 2020 — 9:25 pm
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Americans are as responsible for Trump’s actions as Muslims were for Bin Laden’s.

We should send Trump &Co to the Hague to face charges of Crimes Against Humanity and donate money to a mid-eastern charity.

Cheaper than war.

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Ok. Anybody in the US Congress got the brass clankers to start a 25th amendment discussion? Or are you going to wait for the first 1000 US service people in body bags to be delivered.

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He didn’t anticipate the consequences of his assassination, nor the response to an unauthorized, unconstitutional act of war. He needs to resign or be removed from office immediately!

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Can we just send trump to Iran in exchange for peace? They can keep him, we don’t want him back.

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IRAN CANT DO SHIT TO USA