Trump doesn’t care if the US violates international law and attacks cultural and religious sites in Iran.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-threats-against-iranian-sites-raise-questions-about-the-potential-for-war-crimes/2020/01/05/c03d8de8-2ff2-11ea-898f-eb846b7e9feb_story.html

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  1. “Trump’s tough talk is emblematic of a president who has flouted the tenets of international and U.S. law on war crimes. He has insisted that enhanced interrogation tactics such as waterboarding work, suggested killing terrorists’ families to fight the Islamic State and two months ago cleared three members of the U.S. armed services accused or convicted of war crimes over objections from senior military officials.

    Trump’s threat drew fierce rebukes from Democratic lawmakers and former national security officials, as well as some Republicans, who noted that targeting cultural sites with military action violates international law.

    “Targeting civilians and cultural sites is what terrorists do. It’s a war crime. Trump is stumbling into a war of choice,” tweeted Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. “A war entirely of his making. A war that will get thousands of Americans killed. Congress must stop him.”

    Trump is trying a mass diversion from impeachment, he has extremely bad counsel. He will lose all of his allies, not even the right wing in NATO (Hungary and Poland) will not support him and he will lose Putin’s support. Russia has made a de facto alliance with Iran and Trump nemesis, China, Coming on the heels of Kim flaunting his contempt for Trump Trump is losing on every foreign policy issue. His attempt at being a super bully failed miserably. Pelosi won this round on impeachment and will win the next round too.

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    1. “Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) said Sunday night on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC”: “We shouldn’t be attacking cultural sites and I don’t see our military planners suggesting or identifying sites to hit. … Going after cultural sites is not something that I would advise or I think should happen.”

      Hurd is a Republican who has chosen to retire rather than run this year He was seen by some in the house as being a possible ally, however, he proved to be loyal to Trump on the articles on impeachment vote..

      “Pompeo dismisses Iraqi leader’s call for all foreign troops to leave”

      The Trump regime doesn’t recognise Iraqi sovereignty in IRAQ. The parliament voted to expel the US from its soil and Trump is going to send them a BILL. Oh hell no! Doesn’t he realise that the US invaded Iraq and built the bases, Iraq didn’t. Trump blamed Bush and even Obama for what he condemned as being a “never ending wars”.

      Former U.S. national security officials said the Pentagon would not target cultural property because it would violate domestic and international laws.

      “It would be a war crime. DOD has very professional planners who take their obligations and fidelity to law seriously,” said Kelly Magsamen, a former official at the National Security Council and the Pentagon who is now at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. “Any military planner, any U.S. soldier would know that. The fact that the president of the United States doesn’t know that is profoundly frightening to me. If he does know it and he’s still saying it, that’s even worse.”

      The US military realises what Trump doesn’t. They would not violate international law again Trump proves his incompetence, ineptitude and sheer stupidity

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