Maginnis: U.S. enemies would welcome war with Iran

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Hezbollah soldiersA military analyst says America’s adversaries would welcome a costly U.S. war against Iran while they keep working against our interests around the world.

Bob Maginnis, a retired U.S. Army colonel now with the Family Research Council, says it appears President Trump was “saber rattling too hard” after he threatened the Iranian regime in a twitter post.

President Trump threatened the “end of Iran” if the country continues to menace U.S. troops in Iraq.

Maginnis

That threat comes after the Trump administration claimed in recent days that Iran is threatening U.S. interests in the Middle East, and hours later a carrier group was moving into the region and the State Department evacuated non-essential personnel from the its embassy in Baghdad.

“We don't want to pick a fight,” Maginnis tells OneNewsNow. “We already have a fight with the Iranians. The fact is that they're engaging people all over the Middle East.”

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniAs with everything else in the region, the situation with Iran is more complicated than it seems. Both Russia and China have signaled support for the radical theocracy and Maginnis says they are waiting for an excuse to confront the Trump administration.

“This only plays into the Russians and Chinese hands,” he says. “We're in a different world than we were in even a few years ago. Our near peer adversaries would love for us to get reengaged and locked down in the Middle East with our forces.”

So the military analyst’s advice for President Trump is quiet diplomacy and no more direct threats on Twitter. 

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