During a press briefing Thursday, Sean Spicer explained why he was in agreement with Donald Trump’s decision to put Iran “on notice.” According to him, Iran had attacked a U.S naval vessel.
When the White House press corps inquired about what “on notice” meant, Spicer claimed that Iran’s government had attacked a U.S naval vessel, which of course, would be an act of war.
“I think General Flynn was really clear yesterday that Iran has violated the Joint Resolution, that Iran’s additional hostile actions that it took against our Navy vessel are ones that we are very clear are not going to sit by and take,” he said. “I think that we will have further updates for you on those additional actions.”
However, the attack that took place was actually against a Saudi warship, and the suspects are actually are Houthi rebels in Yemen, not Iran. But, Iran is supposedly backing the rebels in Yemen. Despite these facts, it still remains that Iran did not attack the U.S. Not even if the above claims were true.
“The panel has not seen sufficient evidence to confirm any direct large-scale supply of arms from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, although there are indicators that anti-tank guided weapons being supplied to the Houthi or Saleh forces are of Iranian manufacture.” [emphasis added]
Sadly, what we are seeing, is the exact cycle that transpires over and over again. The war game in which government officials spout off whatever they believe will have the American population backing a new war, until the nation is begging for war. As an example, look back at George W. Bush, who stated that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, with no substantial proof. Before we all new it, BAM, we were at war with Iraq, and it appears that we still are. So will this be another Iraq? Sadly, it is starting to look that way. However, for now, we can only hope that its not.