erik lundegaard

Monday January 06, 2020

The Great Unravelling II

“As tensions escalated and more than 3,000 new U.S. troops began deploying to the region, President Trump spent the weekend playing golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort, in Florida, and spewing threats on Twitter in his spare time. On Saturday, he vowed to strike 52 Iranian targets—‘some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture’—if Iran targets Americans or U.S. assets. ‘Those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD,’ he added. ‘The USA wants no more threats!’ he tweeted. ...

”Destroying cultural sites is actually a violation of the Geneva Convention—and a war crime.“

— Robin Wright, ”The Breathtaking Unravelling of the Middle East After Qassem Suleimani's Death,” in The New Yorker

Posted at 02:52 PM on Monday January 06, 2020 in category Politics  
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