Anti-Empire

Podcast: Brink of War as Civilian Advisers Pushed for Strikes on Iran but Trump Sided With Pentagon

Lost in the corona coverage was how close we were to a US-Iran war ("strikes")

Will Porter returns to the show to discuss the Trump admin’s move towards war with Iran.

The recent events happened under the cover of the coronavirus and got little attention in the MSM.

Trump’s civilian advisers pushed him to carry out strikes within Iran, and it was the military leaders – Secretary of Defense and Head of the Joint Chiefs – that disagreed with striking Iran.

Fortunately, Trump decided not to strike Iran because of the corona outbreak.

Will and Kyle explain how the instability in Iraq – and Trump’s hawkish advisers – could eventually push Trump to strike Iran.

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