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POLL: Only 13% Support US Military Strike On Iran

Business Insider reports: Only 13 percent of Americans would support the US military joining Saudi Arabia in a conflict as part of a response to a recent attack on two major Saudi oil fields, a new Insider poll of US adults shows. The poll asked participants “what, if any, role do you think the US should take in a response …

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Rep. Liz Cheney Calls For US Military Strike On Iran

The Hill reports: House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Wednesday the U.S. should consider a “proportional military response” against Iran, among other potential actions, over its suspected involvement in drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply. The position from Cheney comes as Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) are calling on President Trump to pursue additional …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Pressures Trump To Attack Iran

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday urged President Trump to take “decisive action” against Iran after attacks on Saudi oil facilities the U.S. thinks Tehran likely was responsible for. “The problems with Iran only get worse over time so it is imperative we take decisive action to deter further aggression by the Ayatollah and his henchman,” Graham …

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Sean Hannity: Trump Would “Obliterate The Iranians”

“Trump has now put pressure on — massive pressure on the Iranians, which is why they’re acting out. I like the fact that people have an impression of Donald Trump that is inaccurate. Literally, Donald Trump said he’d do all these things and he did them. It makes him unique, that’s why he’s not a politician. He’s very, very predictable. …

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Hannity Vows Trump Will “Bomb The Hell” Out Of Iran

“In coming days, we will know if the mullahs are smart enough to take the opportunity — which is a small window — it may not even exist within 5 minutes. Because if they don’t, the president will have no choice. He will bomb the hell out of them. No need for a long, protracted boots-on-the-ground kind of war. “We …

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Fox Host Calls Trump “Weak” For Calling Off Iran Strike

“North Korea is watching. All our enemies are watching. Of course, Assad is watching. and for seven weeks, nothing but provocations. There is a price to pay for inaction and that says a lot we have put suffocating sanctions on them. Every day that passes by they get weaker. “Every day that passes by when they blow up four tankers …

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Calls For US Strike On Iran

CBS News reports: Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, one of the most hawkish members of Congress, urged the Trump administration to order a military strike against Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers in the Middle East — a move he said will send the government in Tehran a message that the U.S. will not stand idle as commercial …

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White House Orders More Troops To Middle East

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump has ordered the deployment of about 1,500 additional U.S. troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, according to two people familiar with the matter. The purpose of the deployment is to enhance the protection of forces already in the region that are dedicated to missile defense, freedom of navigation in Persian Gulf …

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White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran

The New York Times reports: At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said. The revisions were ordered by hard-liners led …

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Trump Blames Bolton After Venezuela Uprising Fails

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is questioning his administration’s aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy it would be to replace the socialist strongman with a young opposition figure, according to administration officials and White House advisers. The president’s dissatisfaction has crystallized around …

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Bolton: US Has Deployed Strike Group To “Warn” Iran

CNN reports: The United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in response to a “number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran, US national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday. A US official with direct knowledge of the situation told CNN the threats were against …

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REPORT: Bolton Asked Pentagon About Bombing Iran

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump’s National Security Council asked the Pentagon to provide the White House with military options to strike Iran last year, generating concern at the Pentagon and State Department, current and former U.S. officials said. The request, which hasn’t been previously reported, came after militants fired three mortars into Baghdad’s sprawling diplomatic quarter, home to …

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Sen. Rand Paul Caves To Trump, Will Vote For Pompeo

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday completely reversed his position to support CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next secretary of state. With Paul’s favorable vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will now bring Pompeo’s nomination to the Senate floor. A party-line vote is expected, and with three Democrats already pledging their support, Pompeo …

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Trump Budget Proposes Massive Cuts In Foreign Aid And Diplomacy Programs To Pay For More Weapons

The Associated Press reports: U.S. officials say the Trump administration is proposing deep cuts in spending for diplomacy and foreign aid programs to help pay for increased military spending. Officials familiar with the proposal say it calls for slashing 37 percent of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development budgets. Development assistance would take the biggest hit. …

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Trump Attacks US Military: We Have To Start Winning Wars Again, We Never Fight To Win Anymore [VIDEO]

The Week reports: President Donald Trump slammed the American military Monday, complaining the U.S. doesn’t “fight to win.” “Win. We have to win. We have to start winning wars again,” Trump said. “I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say that we never lost a war. ‘We never lost a war.’ …

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Trump Calls For Renewed Nuclear Arms Race

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty …

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Crazy Eyes To Obama: Bomb Iran

“I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change.’ And he got his condescending smile on his face and laughed at me and said, ‘Well …

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Tony Perkins On Fox News: America Must Invade Iraq Again Because Christians

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Senate Approves Arming Syrian Rebels

Via the Associated Press: In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The 78-22 Senate vote sent Obama legislation that also provides funding …

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Catholic League Calls For War

The Catholic League published the above message in today’s New York Times.

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