By James DiGeorgia
During the 2016 campaign, President boasted he “loves war.” Now it seems, Trump and his administration are going to “wag the dog” and try to take attention away from all of its scandals by instigating a war with Iran.
Trump’s withdrawal from the United States from the Iranian Nuclear treaty and re-imposition of onerous economic sanctions is increasingly likely to be the catalyst for a war in the middle-east.
A little over a week ago the Trump Administration announced the United States was sending an Aircraft carrier group to reinforce U.S. military forces in the region of Iran. This was of concerns over the possibility of Iranian forces shutting down the Strait of Hormuz from which an estimated 20% of the world’s oil passes, in response to President Trump’s banning oil exports from Iran.
Last Thursday President Trump’s top national security aides met with acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan who presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to wage war if Iran attacks the U.S. or its allied forces or accelerates its nuclear weapons development program.
With that as a backdrop, the sudden rise of covert sabotage and attacks on the assets of U.S. oil exporting allies in the region appear to gear up.
On Monday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suffered what they described as "sabotage attack" against oil tankers. Yesterday, two drones struck on Saudi Arabian oil pumping stations. While the damage in both instances was minimal, the inception of these attacks may lead to all-out war.