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Trump's Response To Baghdad Embassy Riots Are A Re-election Strategy

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In 2011, Donald Trump tweeted the following:

In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2011

Nearly a year later, he followed with:

Now that Obama's poll numbers are in tailspin watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2012

Two weeks later, Trump tweeted:

Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get electedbe careful Republicans!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012

This indicates a lot about how Donald Trump thinks the way presidents win re-election.

Although Trump's prognostication about Barack Obama starting a war with Iran was incorrect, Trump is planning on doing what he accused Obama of intending now that he is the first impeached president to run for re-election and the tide of public opinion is turning against him.

Trump has been provoking Iran since he first stepped foot in the Oval Office.

But the violence ensuing at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq over American airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH), and the Trump administration's reaction to it, could be the match for which Trump has been searching.

In order the understand what is going on here, we must separate it from the predictable "us versus them," "Iran versus the West" perspective.

While the mainstream and right-wing media might be concentrating on protesters who attacked the US embassy, trapping diplomats, chanting "Death to America," the story is far more complicated.

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The answers are easy. We have learned that by putting big bucks into media manipulation, we can repeatedly make this gambit work so yes, we will fall for it again.

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Would anyone be surprised to find the rioters were recruited by the CIA?

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I agree. I've seen pictures where US troops were taking pictures of the chaos taking place and others merely mingling in the crowd carrying no weapons.



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I think this news proves your point and your accurate assessment before the fact. That was brilliant, your surmise!


US airstrike kills powerful Iranian general The Pentagon says the U.S. military has killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Donald Trump.
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Mnuchin and Pence. Looks like they are trying to beam thoughts of control into Trump's head. Trump looks pathetic.

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