Mike’s Musings

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As I write this Iraqi militants are storming the American Embassy in Baghdad. One would expect that the Iraqi Security Forces ,whom we have been helping to eliminate ISIS, would help to put an end to this. This is a very fluid situation right now and I don’t this we are looking at a repeat of the Iranian hostage situation during the Carter Administration but it is almost certainly an Iranian backed “spontaneous” demonstration. A lot depends on how Iraq responds.

The reason I think this is related to Obama is his coddling of the Iranian mullahs during his Presidency. The most shameful and indefensible act of his Administration was releasing pallets of cash to the Iranians when that government was arguably on the verge of collapse. It was done in secret, in the dead of night and has come back to haunt us in the form of continued instability in the region fomented by a rogue government.

President Trump had not as yet responded but you can bet he will. He may have already done so by the time you read this but it is telling how seriously he is taking this in that there has not as yet been his accustomed instant Twitter response. Donald Trump is not Jimmy Carter and our response, whatever it is, will be swift and effective. Iran and their lackeys in the mob outside the US embassy today will come to regret this action. Count on it.

Update: President Trump has responded on Twitter and has let the Iraqi’s know-in no uncertain terms I’m sure-that he expects them to protect our embassy from the thugs that are threatening it. Our relationship with Iraq may be shaky but Iran’s only interest in that country is to defeat and annex it as a vassal state. If Iraqi’s leaders remember that then they will do the right thing.

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