President Trump’s decision earlier this month to assassinate Iran’s top military general on Iraqi soil – over the objection of the Iraqi government – has damaged the US relationship with its “ally” Iraq and set the region on the brink of war. Iran’s measured response – a few missiles fired on an Iraqi base after advance warning was given – is the only reason the US is not mired in another Middle East war.
Whether you want it or not, the war with Iran has already begun. It is kind of sad that the pundits on our cable news channels are so clueless about what has happened. They seem to think that there is still a debate about whether we will go to war with Iran or not, but meanwhile, the Iranians believe that the war has already started.
Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s power to initiate more military action in Iran. Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said this will limit the president’s ability to “wage war” arguing that Congress must prevent the White House from endangering American lives.
A lot of people seem to have forgotten that we were literally on the brink of war with Iran earlier this year. Back in June, President Trump canceled a major U.S. bombing mission against Iran at the last minute, and things seemed to settle down quite a bit since that time. But now tensions are rising once again.
WikiLeaks has taken much of a hiatus from publishing since the arrest and imprisonment of its founder Julian Assange. Yesterday, the organization ended that silence by releasing an internal email of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in what’s being called the “Douma Docs” in a tweet posted to the organization’s Twitter account [Saturday].