Steve Schmidt: We’re At The ‘Most Dangerous Moment In The Middle East’ | All In | MSNBC

Steve Schmidt: We’re At The ‘Most Dangerous Moment In The Middle East’ | All In | MSNBC 1

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    1. @Kevin NYC Mate, I’m an Aussie from the Vietnam War era. Australia was wrong for supporting US imperilism then and we would be wrong now. Problem is you Yanks have nil understanding outside continental US. This is not “all about us” but the rest of the universe as well. I am so fed up with the bullshite some of you go on with. Bet you never served one nanosecond of active service. Cheers from Australia.

    1. ​@Amy Sternheim You mean the Clinton “bashers” who point out that Bil Clinton presided over the deaths through sanctions of 500,000 non-combatant Iraqis, most of them children, and who point out Hillary Clinton persuaded Obama to use NATO to destroy Libya as a functioning state, something she was eager to boast of (see the email titled “Libya TickTock” showing her aptitude for turning mass killing to political advantage) until it turned sour?

      Like Bush, the Clintons are loathsome killers, true sociopaths who lack all empathy. They’re soulless monsters, war criminals who belong on trial at the Hague, and who have far more in common with Trump, Bush, Graham, McCain, than with you, your friends, your family.

    2. ​@Amy Sternheim ​ — You mean the Clinton “bashers” who point out that Bil Clinton presided over the deaths through sanctions of 500,000 non-combatant Iraqis, most of them children, and who point out Hillary Clinton persuaded Obama to use NATO to destroy Libya as a functioning state, something she was eager to boast of (see the email titled “Libya TickTock” showing her aptitude for turning mass killing to political advantage) until it turned sour?

      Like Bush, the Clintons are loathsome killers, true sociopaths who lack all empathy. They’re soulless monsters, war criminals who belong on trial at the Hague, and who have infinitely more in common with Trump, Bush, Graham, and Pompeo, than with you, your friends, your family.

  1. Let Trump put up his sons; Fredo Jr & Dotard Eric, and the Weasel son in law on the front lines first! Oops, perhaps they inherited the bone spurs too? 🤔

    1. 2 Bears : Touche, good one. I contacted my doctor friend & he says “severe bone spurs of the hooves can spread & manifest themselves into a protrusion of horn like appendages resembling diabolic horns atop one’s noggin.”

    1. No, I dont think we will be doing that. Like your friends in Iran, it is time for Democrats to learn your place.

    2. I knew this was coming as soon as the Ukraine stuff hit. He knows that. he’s done and now he’s hastily trying to do all of Putin’s bidding that they planned for the next 5 years over the next few months without any worry of accountability.

    3. @Mr. Ryan I wish I had a buck for every time one of you goofs said Trump was “done” over the last 3 years. “Putin’s bidding.” I thought your hero Mueller shoved that Russian thing up your behind, Mr. Ryan.

  2. The biggest threat to America is not Iran. The biggest threat to America is the very desperate, panicked, deranged, cornered, and currently impeached man-baby in the Oval Office.

    Only someone as criminally incompetent as Trump would believe that going back to having NO inspectors, cameras, check marks, and inspections, is better than the Iran deal. Pulling out of the Iran deal put us back to where we were before, which is exactly where we are today, which is totally blind to what’s going on in Iran and NK.

    President Obama was able to bring 5 countries together, and secure a deal with Iran. It was something we had never had before, and the deal was working.
    In July 2015, Iran had almost 20,000 centrifuges. Under the  Iran deal–JCPOA, it was limited to installing no more than 5,060 of the oldest and least efficient centrifuges at Natanz until 2026. Iran’s uranium stockpile was reduced by 98% to 300kg (660lbs), a figure that must not be exceeded until 2031. It must also keep the stockpile’s level of enrichment at 3.67%.

    Under the deal, the Atomic Energy Agency would have cameras installed to provide 24-hour monitoring at the Natanz facility, and inspectors will have daily access to the facility for 15 years. Within a year, there would be 130 to 150 inspectors in Iran.

    By January 2016, Iran had drastically reduced the number of centrifuges installed at Natanz and Fordo. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global nuclear watchdog, continuously monitored Iran’s declared nuclear sites and also verified that no fissile material is moved covertly to a secret location to build a bomb. Iran also agreed to implement the Additional Protocol to their IAEA Safeguards Agreement, which allowed inspectors to access any site anywhere in the country they deem suspicious.

    But the  best part about it was that President Obama didn’t have to praise the Ayatollahs or the Iranian leadership. He didn’t demean himself, or the office of the presidency, by meeting with them, which would have only given them the perception of being on the same footing as a US President. Trump on the other hand, disgraced himself, and the office of the presidency, by meeting with the most despotic and maniacal dictator on the planet….not once, but twice.

    He then proceeded to compliment him, and wax poetically about how he and Kim Jung Un fell in love after exchanging letters.  And what does Trump have to show for disgracing himself and the office of the presidency? NOTHING….other than love letters, a photo-op, and heightened tensions with Iran and NK. Trump is simply an agent of chaos, mind blowing ineptitude, and corruption. Trump doesn’t solve problems, he only creates them..

    1. Yup.
      Enrichment level of 3% is the level required for standard power generation fuel.
      Bomb grade enrichment is 90%+…so huge difference, easily checked by inspectors who were there…
      Now, no checks, no limits, no chance Iran won’t go for bombs.
      Well done America, Republican enablers of most inept, lazy and stupid works leader in recent history.

    2. David J So even though we pulled out That still left 4 other countries in the Agreement, And those countries could still monitor Iran’s activities. Iran still has a obligation to those countries does it Not.

  3. Maybe Iran should simply release Trump’s pee tape as retaliation and no one gets killed. That would be a “precision strike”.

    1. I’m sure I hated steve in another life. Grateful for a voice of reason. How did he ever get mixed up with that crowd?

    1. @Kevin NYC It is you and the sycophants of trump that have “TDS” and you project your ignorance on to those with the good sense to see what is going on. Your president told you not to believe what you are hearing and seeing, so you follow him blindly. We would be crazy to let “you guys” take it from here. We love America and what she stands for! Being a trumpest is not American!

    2. @Kevin NYC Because I am smart enough to know this isn’t over. Do you really think Iran would back down this easily? Especially after their #2 was taken down??? I pray you’re right, but common sense does not support any victory laps yet.

  4. DT has single handedly destroyed any trust that the USA’s Allies had. After being led into an illgal war in 2003 over imaginary WMD the UK will not back the USA again. The Labour Government who led the UK into that War has not been in power since. When the European Allies should be helping the Iraqis repair their country and train its Army to stand on it’s own two feet again they will be scrambling to defend themselves. DT already has blood on his hands after betraying the Kurds, will he now also have the blood of many civilians and Alliesto add to that?? All to distract from his Impeachment!! . I wonder how much the idot Trump clan will be making from investments in Oil and Arms Companies??

  5. “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
    ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    1. America has been hated, trump only made everything they did open for everyone to see. Policy is almost unchanged.

    2. @Kevin NYC why would you say that? Trump has cut funding of every resource to help our poor and veterans and put down all of our intelligence forces in front of Putin.

    3. @may wilson I dispise Trump and am Independent. I have a brain. Not like Trumputinpuppets saying like the scarecrow. If I only had a brain. Period

    4. It’s epic! He’s doing everything to make America feel like he feels, and he feels that everyone hates him. This is why he surrounds himself with adoring fans. He can’t handle the truth.

  6. “Most Dangerous Moment”caused by a temperamentally weak president, who is enabled by a spineless GOP, putting the lives of American soldiers at risk!

    1. @Brilliant Hooligans Pompeo called for our EU Allies to speak out & NO ONE said anything to Back the USA ?? They are sick of this Imbecile Trump ! They had a written agreement that was negotiated by 5 Nations with Iran ? Trump has turned our country into a Rogue Nation with NO ALLIES !

    2. @fastpch1 Your hypothetical opinion of foreign relationships lacks validity. I get it. You hate President Trump. But your mouth spews hatred for the United States of America. The TDS is tired and transparent. No one really cares of your hatred. You seem to beLIEve your own LIE.

    1. keep wishing. you should be wishing that Democrats had a viable candidate for 2020. you should be wishing that Nancy drafted legit impeachment articles.

  7. “Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin, watch him launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.” Real Donald J. Trump, Twitter, October 9th, 2012

    1. LOL this thing is already over. Just like impeachment will be in 2 weeks. Dont worry we will have plenty of time to destroy any Democrat opponents and win bigly in 2020. Seriously.. dont worry!!

  8. And yet, the President, a self motivated child incapable of any form of ethical leadership, a serial liar, remains protected and is in power.

    1. Stupidest comment yet. Schmidt is a moron who is 1-7 managing campaigns and said Hillary would get > 400 electoral votes.
      The equivalent of coach saying: *_”What ever the Cleveland Browns do…….I do.”_*

    2. @Byron Hall Since when are facts considered complaints? Schmidt is such a disgrace……………. facts seem like complaints.
      Schmidt’s wife left him. He sold her on a PIPE DREAM, that became a NIGHTMARE, at VIAGRA FALLS.
      Since then………….He couldn’t get laid in a women’s penitentiary, *WITH A FIST FULL OF PARDONS!!!*

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