Trump's war in Iran: Deadly sanctions & erratic decisions by a
After the Soleimani assassination and Iran's retaliatory missile strikes on a U.S. base in Iraq, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole sees tensions in the region "escalating in very worrisome ways" — but what's even more worrisome is that there seems to be no driver at the wheel except President Trump. "The Trump administration is a hollow shell. Six high Pentagon officials have recently resigned, partially because of Trump's erratic behavior." Cole also discusses the unprecedented level of sanctions the embattled president has imposed on Iran for well over a year. "The country is being economically strangled," he says. "Trump has been at war with Iran from 19 months."
#Iran #Iraq #DemocracyNow
Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org
Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate
FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:
Daily Email Digest: https://democracynow.org/subscribe