Well as predicted when airstrikes began last weekend, things escalated rather quickly. Protests outside US Embassy, then the assassination of General Qassem Suleimani ordered by Trump, Iran responded as you’d expect and promised to take “severe revenge”.
Donald Trump has now said if Iran attacks he is ready to strike 52 Iranian sites “very fast and very hard”.
President Donald Trump said they had identified 52 Iranian sites, some “at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture”, and warned they would be “HIT VERY FAST AND HARD” if Tehran struck at the US.
As usual, Trump is narrating his entire presidential experience through Twitter, he said earlier today:
Shortly after President Trump’s comments, a response from the Islamic Republic of Iran was made:
“We will not stop supporting our friends in the region: the oppressed people of Palestine, the oppressed people of Yemen, the people and the Syrian government, the people and government of Iraq, the oppressed people of Bahrain, the true Mujahideen resistance in Lebanon and Palestine, [they] will always be supported by us.”
Of course, the POTUS has since tweeted further, this time just showing off his toys – Boys and their Toys!
We’ll keep you posted on further escalations as they happen, but for now, try not to worry too much – remember most of what we see is theatrics on a great stage.