Trump’s dangerous escalation with Iran

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Trump ramps up Iran threats as American lives hang in the balance

After the Trump administration’s strike killing Iranian Gen. Soleimani last week—and its apparent lack of any coherent strategy to deal with the fallout—Trump’s Twitter feed once again put our national security at risk. Trump further escalated the threat of war by threatening additional attacks on Iran—including on Iranian cultural sites, which would likely be a war crime.

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National security experts agree that Trump’s actions have not made Americans safer, and that his administration owes the public and Congress an explanation ASAP:

  • John Brennan, former CIA director: “I am worried about Americans…who may in fact be the target for some type of attack to take revenge for the death of [Soleimani]…We are now at a point where it’s very much unknown what Iran is going to do next.”

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