- Trump Seeking to Start New War in Interest of Israel: Analyst
US President Donald Trump has been escalating tensions with Iran with a desire to discard diplomacy and start a new war in the interest of the Israeli regime, says an American political commentator and former Senate candidate.
Trump pushed the US and Iran to the brink of war last week when he ordered drone strikes that assassinated senior Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad. Iran responded early on Wednesday with a barrage of missile strikes hitting a key airbase hosting American forces in western Iraq.
In addition to the extrajudicial assassination of the top Iranian general, “Donald Trump has done a lot of other things since he has been the president of the United States that, along many things that preceded him, indicate a stance of total hostility toward Iran and escalation of the situation and a desire to throw diplomacy overboard in interest of starting a war for Israel,” Mark Dankof said in an interview Sunday.
The Trump administration’s campaign of maximum pressure against Iran – including the unilateral withdrawal from the historic 2015 nuclear, war-time-like economic sanctions, military deployments and assassination of General Soleimani – all indicate that Trump is willing to get the United States involved in a war with the Islamic Republic, the analyst added.
“Donald Trump is not only hypocritical at this juncture but he’s frankly increasingly looking like someone who has taken leave of his sanity,” he said. Following the assassination of General Soleimani, a group of mental health professionals warned that Trump was “dangerous and incapacitated,” urging Congress to take action.