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Intel Sources Predict Trump will De-Escalate Iran Confrontation

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"It is most unlikely Trump will escalate at this point, and this could provide him with the opportunity to leave the Middle East except for the Gulf States. Trump wants to get out," a U.S. intelligence source says.

By Pepe Escobar
reprinted from Consortium News

President Donald Trump will de-escalate the crisis with Iran when he speaks to the nation at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, a U.S. intelligence source has told me.

Last night Iran retaliated for the assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani with missile strikes on two U.S. military bases in Iraq. So far there have been no casualties reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that the ballistic missile strikes launched from Iran completed Tehran's military action.

 

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It seems that with all this ultra-level meetings taking place, craziness is happening. I wouldn't go so far as to suggest that Iran's Hero Martyr wasn't bombed, but I have hoped Trump would learn political diplomacy by way of watching Lavrov and Vladimir. May God help Trump for he surely needs help! The Iranian bombing demonstration wa definitely an appropriate giving of lessons.

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Be sure to read Democracy Now's interview of Tehran University Professor of English Literature Mandani, an eye-opening tale.

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Thanks for the link, nels...eye opening indeed!

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