"On notice"

Flynn has put Iran 'on notice.'

Is that like 'drawing a line?'

The Trumpkins have prattled on about how Obama made 'the line' comment and then didn't do anything.

If I were the Iranians, I'd call the sumbitch's bluff.

If the Iranians flip him off, are we going to shoot them? Bomb them? Nuke them? Invade them?
And then what.

What exactly does that mean, 'on notice.'

"We are considering a whole range of options. We're in a deliberative process," one of the officials said.

Right. "Options you'll really like. Very special, special options. Big options."

"Deliberative process?" What, like the one we saw in the development and execution of the Muslim ban that isn't like, you know, like, a ban?

Do we have a State Department? Or have they all gone home.

Or are we just going to go straight to the Department of Defense.


But wait! There's more!

They say that Obama did nothing. Yet when the Houthi took a shot at one of our warships:

That's not true, of course. Very little of what 'they' say is in fact true.

Obama's Iran missile war

U.S. military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on U.S. Navy ship

This most recent missile launch - "Flynn's Missile' -may or may not have been 'illegal.'

Paragraph 3 of Annex B of resolution 2231 (2015) calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.

Was the missile capable of delivering nukes?

Do we go to war on one of Our Donald's 'gut feelings?'

How about some solid intel?

Where would we get that? From the incompetents at the CIA? The other 'loser' intelligence agencies?

Nah. Let's do another Tonkin Resolution thing and just go to friggin' war. Then Trump and Flynn can play LBJ and talk about cutting off the ayatollah's pecker, and see how many people they can get killed.

Do we all remember the Tonkin Resolution? Passed by the idiots in Congress to give LBJ whatever he wanted to wage war in Vietnam? Remember that one?

A later investigation by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee revealed that the Maddox had been on an electronic intelligence (DESOTO) mission. It also learned that the U.S. Naval Communication Center in the Philippine Islands, in reviewing the ships' messages, had questioned whether any second attack had actually occurred. In 2005, an internal National Security Agency historical study was declassified; it concluded that the Maddox had engaged the North Vietnamese Navy on August 2, but that there may not have been any North Vietnamese Naval vessels present during the engagement of August 4. The report stated:

It is not simply that there is a different story as to what happened; it is that no attack happened that night. [...]

In truth, Hanoi's navy was engaged in nothing that night but the salvage of two of the boats damaged on August 2. In 1965, President Johnson commented privately: "For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there."

“I didn’t just screw Ho Chi Minh. I cut his pecker off.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson, commenting to reporters on the first American airstrikes against North Vietnam, August 5, 1964

Assholes. Every damned one of them. Then, and now.