Top Commander: Trump Dissuaded from War after US Army’s Assessment of Iran’s Power

Introduction – Sept 4, 2019

We had reached a similar conclusion to Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, quoted below. While Trump, Bolton and Pompeo talk tough over Iran, we suspect that the U.S. military command is nowhere near as confident about confronting it.
After all, they will be doing the fighting while America’s politicians will be safe and secure in Washington D.C.
Iran’s military capabilities and technological know-how have grown considerably in recent years. There is absolutely no comparison between Iran today and Iraq in 2003 and U.S. military commanders know this. Even if they don’t publicly acknowledge it they understand that conflict with Iran could potentially result in catastrophic failure, a debacle that could be worse than Vietnam.
That is not something that Trump with all his vanity would want to be remembered for.
Thus the notion that U.S. commanders talked him out of military action against Iran is entirely plausible. They know the risks involved and the prospects of how that would damage his reputation was probably what dissuaded Trump from ordering a strike. Ed.

Top Commander: Trump Dissuaded from War after US Army’s Assessment of Iran’s Power

Fars News – Sept 4, 2019

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said that the US army’s assessment of Iran’s retaliation power and not Trump’s compassion prevented the US president from starting a war after the IRGC downed the American spy drone in June.

“The day when the drone was downed, the US president was on the brink of a decision (to attack Iran) and the biggest lie was that they did not do it to prevent the death of 100 people, while the decision was the result of intelligence assessment of the US Army and after they briefed the US president about the outcomes of their attack and about Iran’s missile response, in islands, in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz and the regional states where Iran’s arms are deployed,” General Baqeri said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Wednesday.

“They sat with him (Trump) in two 2 to 3-hour sessions and explained to him that he cannot attack Iran,” he added.

Elsewhere, General Baqeri said that Iran is weakening the US and Israel’s influence in the region on a daily basis, adding that the resistance front is advancing well.

He also dismissed allegations that Iran has sent military aid to Yemen to fight against the Saudi-led coalition, asking how a 9-meter-long missile can be sent to a country (Yemen) which is under the strongest siege that even prevents imports of medicine.

“These are illusions of some people,” General Baqeri said, adding that the Islamic Revolution merely supports the Yemeni resistance forces spiritually.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force shot down an American spy drone over the territorial waters of Iran near the Strait of Hormuz at dawn on June 20.

After the incident, US President Donald Trump said the US air force was “cocked and loaded” to attack three Iranian targets, but he called off the strike with 10 minutes to spare after being told that the airstrike might kill as many as 150 people.

Trump said in a series of tweets that he decided that the death toll was not a proportionate response to the Iranian shooting down of a US spy drone off the Iranian coast.

After Trump’s remarks, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that his forces could have shot down a US P8 aircraft with 35 on board which was violating Iran’s airspace, but decided to shoot down the drone to only send a message to Washington.

“We intended to send a message to American terrorists in the region,” Brigadier General Hajizadeh said, adding that his forces had also traced a military P8 aircraft violating the airspace of Iran.

“Along with the American drone was an American P8 aircraft with 35 on board, and it was also violating our airspace and we could have downed it too,” he said, adding, “But we did not do (shoot down) it, because our aim was to warn the terrorist forces of the US.”

General Hajizadeh also stressed that Iran was not after war but was fully ready to defend itself, adding that the fate of the downed US spy drone was waiting for any intruding flying object.

“Our response to anything trespassing Iranian territory is like this, and if such acts of aggression are repeated, our response will also be the same,” General Hajizadeh said.

Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh looks at debris from a downed US drone in Tehran on June 21, 2019. Click to enlarge

“We don’t embrace war but we are ready to fully defend the country,” he said.

“We possess a collection of US drones which is a proof that US has violated Iran’s airspace and shows that they don’t want to respect the international law,” General Hajizadeh said.

“If such an aggression is repeated, we will add other US (military) products to complete this collection,” he noted.

“The US measure was in violation of international law and we acted according to our legitimate responsibility,” General Hajizadeh said, adding, “It is possible that a US general or some operators were behind this American aggression, we don’t know that. But that measure (intruding into Iranian airspace) is a violation of international aviation rules by a spy drone which then received our natural response.”

Also, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that his country had retrieved parts of the spy drone that was shot down from the country’s territorial waters, rejecting Washington’s claim that the aircraft was targeted in international waters.

“(The) US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode and violated Iranian airspace,” Zarif wrote on Twitter, adding that the drone “was targeted near… Kouh-e Mobarak” region in the Central district of Jask in Hormuzgan province after the aircraft violated Iran’s airspace.

Zarif even provided the coordinates where the US aircraft was intercepted, and added, “We’ve retrieved sections of the US military drone in OUR territorial waters where it was shot down.”

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5 responses to “Top Commander: Trump Dissuaded from War after US Army’s Assessment of Iran’s Power”

  1. As predicted, the US backs off Middle East aggression sidelining Bolton and making announcements like this all in preparation for the 2020 Presidential election – in order to ensure that the planned regime-change operations and escalation of hostilities with Syria and Iran do not become hot election issues. The Zionist money and gambling moguls together with the US military intelligence agencies continue to control all of Trump’s puppet strings, and have been since before 2016. American regime-change operations and wars will remain non issues in all US elections, and Biden, or Saunders, or even Gabbard if she was to be anointed would be totally muzzled on those issues.

    What this proves is that although most Americans sleep walk through their elections on foreign affairs issues or continue to totally swallow the official line on everything, even like even 9/11, the establishment is still petrified of the truth getting out and a substantial minority of the populace strongly influenced by notions of universal morality and justice determining election issues, this making things much more difficult for the hegemonic plans of the cabal in the Middle East and elsewhere.

    Any doubts? Then prove that Sheldon Adelson has backed off the Greater-Israel project and that the demand for the US petrodollar is not underpinned by the US controlling most of the world’s oil reserves.

  2. The one person who nailed it a few years ago was the infamous Mark Glenn (ugly truth website now censored) who said under Obama’s reign when Israel was pushing the US into war with Iran.

    Mark said that the whore might be crazy but refuses to commit suicide.

    The simple fact is that Israel can not be the regional military power so long as Iran stands. Israel can not attack Iran, so Israel has no choice (as insane Jewish supremacists with grandios plans of world domination) but to get the whore to do the dirty work.

    So Trump balks just like Obama and Clinton. So what will Israel do? A bigger and badder nuclear false flag to force the hand of stooges in Amerika?

    You have to wonder, is the United States really a super power anymore? Does it even have the capability for another Iraq like war? How weak is the empire?

  3. The people are just not in it
    In The UK people just dont want to do any more wars for the jews
    they are sick of it, attempts to form a trade union for soldiers to opt out of fighting needless wars for jews, keep being stomped on
    but expect a lot of soldiers to be sent to prison rather than go kill people in iran
    for wealthy jews who dont work in israel , but ive in luxurious high walled stolen homes with swimming pools
    paid for by us in taxes and lives

  4. BiBi will be annoyed with Mr Trump to block his plans for the ME and The World.

    But remember, as long as this pinnoccio is running free over the globe he might get a wild idea and pulls “our Nikki H.” out of his magic hat.
    I have to admit, Nikki was the special clown in the UN blethering all the time against Russian Federation.

    Of course I do not know if BiBi is sure Nikki is fitting for his Iran-plan.

  5. If Bolton and Pompeo want to please their satanic Jew masters so badly and attack Iran, then Bolton and Pompeo should literally lead the charge. The Iranians would piss themselves laughing at little John Bolton, at a robust 4 feet tall and looking like a chicken bone with a mustache, midget marching his way to the field of battle. Speaking of pissing themselves, I have zero doubt those bloviating war-mongering chicken hawks Bolton and Pompeo would piss down their own legs an into their boots if they found themselves in an actual gun fight. I’d bet my inheritance Bolton would also literally shit his pants if he actually had to go into combat rather than sending other people’s kids to die.