Here’s a Hint on Strategery: Don’t Take the Hostage Unless You’re Prepared to Shoot the Hostage

hostage taker

Trump has set himself up, either to start a major war, or to look idiotic if he doesn’t start a major war.

Trump threatens ‘great and overwhelming force’ against Iran:

President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that an Iranian attack “on anything American” would result in a military response — just days after the White House scuttled a retaliatory strike against Tehran following the shoot-down of a U.S. surveillance drone.

“Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!” the president wrote on Twitter.

Trump’s threat came hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation” following the administration’s announcement of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and several military commanders.

Aardvark’s Animadversion

Talking about thinking four steps ahead in the chess game. The guy can’t even think one step ahead.

And another thing. Some people respond to bullying by bowing to the bulliy’s demands. Many do not.

I really don’t think the Ayatollah responds well to bullies. How the hell do you think he got to be the Ayatollah?