National Security Council Iran Director Quits After Soleimani Assassination

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Foreign policy may take a while to develop, but it sure can come crashing down in no time at all. The killing of Qasem Soleimani on Thursday is sending out yet another shockwave. Bloomberg:

Richard Goldberg, the U.S. National Security Council official who clashed with other members of the administration over his push for a more hawkish stance toward Iran, is leaving the job after one year for personal reasons, a person familiar with the matter said.

Goldberg’s departure comes just as tensions with Iran have soared following a U.S. strike in Baghdad that killed Qassem Soleimani, a key Iranian general the administration said was plotting “imminent and sinister attacks” against American diplomats and military personnel.

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton created Goldberg’s job — director for countering Iran’s weapons of mass destruction — explicitly for him. The goal was to counter what Bolton saw as a desire at the departments of State and Treasury to weaken the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran.

As Dan Rather said about Ukraine, “this story’s moving faster than a hummingbird’s wings.” With another expert walking out, that leaves the dummies to make all the decisions and set policy. Who’s left in the White House? Jared, Ivanka, and Stephen Miller? Is that who’s running the country now? May God help us.

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fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

IMPOTUS, Miller, & Jarvanka & whoever stopped by the table at bedbug-Lago on New Years Eve, are our middle eastern policy advisors & they’re all too stupid to understand the ramifications of their decisions. They play with our military like they’re toy soldiers. They die. Innocent people die. It’s going to get real ugly. They could shut down the nation’s computers, banking, electrical grid, contaminate our water & there’s many Americans overseas in harms way. Scary times. Good thing our Representatives in Washington are coming off of their nice vacations paid for by us. Maybe they’ll do something useful.

Nobsartist
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Nobsartist

Plus, to make matters worse, the moron doesn’t have any valid nuclear launch codes and he knows it….

J.M.
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J.M.

25 45 for the safety of America and the world!