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Trump Points Finger at Iran

It’s an easy equation, crush Iran, do it now, and be done with it!

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President Trump has blamed the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, for this week’s attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. This attack comes just a month after the United States blamed Iran for an attack on four oil tankers in the same area.

The response to these attacks will likely be increased sanctions on Iran because a war with Iran would be very costly. The problem with this is that sanctions have so far not prevented these attacks, and if Iran refuses to negotiate peacefully then a physical retaliation seems to be the only effective option.

It’s an easy equation, crush Iran, do it now, and be done with it!

A similar scenario happened in 1988 when a U.S. warship was struck by a mine in the same area these oil tankers were attacked. The response from the Reagan Administration was Operation Praying Mantis, where the U.S. Navy launched a one day battle against Iranian forces. The U.S. Navy sank and damaged numerous Iranian ships. This attack demonstrated that the United States is not to be trifled with.

It’s an easy equation, crush Iran, do it now, and be done with it!