EU calls for calm, warns US-Iran of conflict 'by accident'

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    May 14, 2019 11:31 a.m.

    @2bits
    Every time Trump does something terrible he has a tweet in his past that makes him a total hypocrite and exposes the way he himself thinks.

    Donald J. Trump
    In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.
    1:48 PM · Nov 29, 2011

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 14, 2019 7:40 a.m.

    All it would take is a USA aircraft carrier bumping into an Iranian fishing boat on a dark night and we would have a major war on our hands. The world would not be sympathetic to us but they aren't anyway. Trump's tearing up the Iranian nuclear agreement is another example of a right-wing talking point that will prove to have disastrous real-world consequences.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    May 14, 2019 6:41 a.m.

    2 bits - Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 13, 2019 3:18 p.m.
    I worry that somebody in the media or our government could be so anxious for something bad to happen as the election gets closer, that they would encourage Iran to do something provocative (because it benefits their political agenda if they can make the President look bad).

    And yes, I worried about the same thing when Obama was President and Rs would do anything to get him out too.

    Some people don't care what happens to America, just as long as their party wins.

    ====

    You have just done an excellent job of describing very accurately the concerns many of us have for actions of trump and his GOP enablers. Just change a few names and you'll be right on.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    May 14, 2019 6:38 a.m.

    It was reported this morning that the White House has acknowledged it is working with the Pentagon on plans to send 120,000 U.S. military members to the Middle East.

    Looks like the EU has some good reasons for concern.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 13, 2019 4:27 p.m.

    old man
    I have to laugh about your comment concerning truth when I think of some of the whoppers coming from nancy, BO, and the DNC.

    if the Europeans are so worried about iran, they shouldn't be trying to prop up its economy. as far as adventurism goes, ask the Neville Chamberlain how well appeasement worked out. Not that I am advocating aggression, only a strong position - One has to wonder how history would be different had Chamberlain had a spine - but he was dying of cancer at the time, so we should cut him some slack. What if Chamberlain and the French had reacted strongly when hitler first crossed the Rhine, rather than shrugged their shoulders and granted him a fait acompli?

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 13, 2019 3:18 p.m.

    I worry that somebody in the media or our government could be so anxious for something bad to happen as the election gets closer, that they would encourage Iran to do something provocative (because it benefits their political agenda if they can make the President look bad).

    And yes, I worried about the same thing when Obama was President and Rs would do anything to get him out too.

    Some people don't care what happens to America, just as long as their party wins.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    May 13, 2019 1:19 p.m.

    Silo, face it, there are some people among us who -- like their hero in the White House -- have no regard whatsoever for facts or truth.

    I find myself wondering if somehow in the twisted world of djt, there's a perverse desire to add a war to his "legacy?"

    Wouldn't that give a real boost to his ego if he could think that he really had been the "commander in chief" of our military?

    Generalissimo Bonespurs. Just think how much that could mean to someone with such a warped and powerful ego.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    May 13, 2019 1:12 p.m.

    @silo - Sandy, UT
    May 13, 2019 11:59 a.m.
    @worf
    "We should demand our desert cash back."
    That would be great, except it wasn't 'our cash' and it wasn't solely the US that returned their assets.
    This is verified in less time than it took you to post your comment."

    He's been told that many times, on this forum. Complete with citations from Conservative publications like Fortune and Forbes. He's like Trump. He thinks if you tell a lie enough times, people will believe it. That probably works with Trump supporters but the rest of the world knows better.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    May 13, 2019 11:59 a.m.

    @worf
    "We should demand our desert cash back."

    That would be great, except it wasn't 'our cash' and it wasn't solely the US that returned their assets.

    This is verified in less time than it took you to post your comment.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 13, 2019 11:18 a.m.

    We should demand our desert cash back.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    May 13, 2019 11:12 a.m.

    With Bolten there is no accidental war.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 13, 2019 10:18 a.m.

    The warning includes foolish tweets, tweet storms and tweeting without consulting anyone or thinking about the consequences.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 13, 2019 10:12 a.m.

    "By accident" Not a chance. The US has troops right at their border, not the other way around.
    What did Iran do? No clue, it was trump who pulled out of the agreement.
    This would be another distraction for trump and ultimately another costly and lost war for the US.
    From Korea to today, the US hasn't won a war where they invaded another country on the other side of the world. Why does the war party still think victory comes easy?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    May 13, 2019 9:44 a.m.

    The only winners in another long costly war are the military contractors and the politicians they pay. At the expense of American lives and our security. There isn't a situation, either globally or domestic, that Trump can't make worse.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 13, 2019 9:32 a.m.

    A timely caution from the U.K. on the perils of adventurism. Wars break out and assume a life of their own drawing nations into a rapidly expanding fray the antagonists find out find out they can't contain. Who would have thought that a jurisdiction dispute between Austria and Serbia in 1914 would explode into what we now know as World War I?

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 13, 2019 9:11 a.m.

    Re: Ralph Salt Lake City.

    I agree with your sarcastic comment.

    The same people who pushed us into preemptively attacking Iraq seem to be behind the drum beat to attack Iran.

    My question is why?

    Many say the total cost of the Iraq war is upwards of three trillion dollars.
    We borrowed this money, adding it to our national debt to get rid of Saddam.

    What part of “We Can Not Afford Another Middle Eastern War” do they not understand?

    Rather than borrowing the money from China to fight this war let’s raise taxes for a pay as you go war and see how much support it will have.

    My opinion a simple “False Flag” operation will start the next war there.

    Who or which countries or country would benefit from our attacking Iran?

    Any guesses?

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    May 13, 2019 8:55 a.m.

    This would make John Bolton so, so sad! Golly, John Bolton doesn't want a war with Iran. Honest!