Trump pulls back on approved military strikes on Iran

Trump pulls back on approved military strikes on Iran
Trump pulls back on approved military strikes on Iran
U.S. official telling Barber star that this attack had been had been ordered to go forward, but then was pulled back at the last second dragon. That’S relatively easy to do, given that the US has a substantial military presence already in the the number of strike aircraft in number of ships that are capable of launching missile attacks against these proposed targets, which were being told were Iranian radar sites and missile batteries. You likely the same types of facilities that were used to Target and shoot down. Wsrq for drone. I, which is kind of sparked this latest increase in tension the unclear exactly what caused the president to pull back the operation relatively. The game will be looking into that, but we’ve heard nothing officially from the Pentagon about any of this, not saying anything at all about what exactly happened last night officially, but we’re we’re looking into what possibly could have caused the president to cancel this operation so late In the game, awesome, thank you for the breaking news on state. Television has erred images of what it claims is debris of this down. Who has surveillance plans then, as for his life, for us in Tehran, with more Fred getting some new information out from the military as well as outer shell of the body of that territory? 10 minutes before it was Scott down to the Iranians. Obviously, sticking by their story that they say that this unmanned aerial vehicle violated, we could put it obviously in international airspace. All of this, of course, as attention between the u.s. and Iran continues to remain extremely high, but they have a little bit of an idea of how tense the situation is here in this part of the Middle East airlines not to fly in the Persian Gulf area Strait of Hormuz area and vino from several International Airlines in what is a very, very busy Aviation Corridor, guys apparently called off overnight. The first broke this story in the New York Times, Maggie Haberman White House correspondent for the Times also is CNN political analyst Maggie. Let me just read a bit of the reporting here. In again, the times was the first to have this last night as late as 7 p.m. military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, the operation was underway, as in its early stages, when it was called off, planes were in the airships were in position. The strike was set to take place just before Dawn Friday and to in Tehran to minimize the risk of Iranian military and civilian and military officials received a short time later. The strike was off at least temporarily. We do have some new video from overnight at the White House. We have pictures of Mike Pence, the vice president, showing up there at 8 p.m. walking in there. You can see that they’re so Maggie. I guess my question Marcus. True, the reporting and the timeline here of how this unfolded to our understanding is obviously still developing understanding. As of last night was it. This discussion had been going on all day. There was initially in the situation room and then a subsequent conversations as of 7 p.m. the strike was supposed to be on and then suddenly shortly before 8 word was given that the strike was going to be pulled back. We don’t know specifically why we don’t know whether it might go forward at some point that had been the plant. This is obviously unusual to a have such a thing happen and have a secure of all hear about it relatively quickly. As was said here earlier, that’s not on the show, it’s not a huge surprise. They were able to get jets going to get planes in position and so forth and then not have any missiles deployed, because we do have always military Assets in that region. But look at this: we don’t know what happened yet. So I don’t want to speculate on why this order was pulled back, but we certainly saw yesterday in real time in public how uncomfortable President Trump is with you: no going full-out being bellicose about Ron and trying to balance the promise, but he made during the 2015 Campaign of no more Foreign Wars that they had shot down this knocked off and given them a big pass that he thought I was a bad mistake and I don’t think that you launch a strike or get things in position. Respect for something! That’S not intentional! So these are the fluctuations that we just watched natural fluctuation versus something that we saw a lot in 2016, which was President Trump saying two things so that people can hear what they want to hear in those two. Things are often in conflict and sometimes said within the same sentence as he did yesterday in in public, and it public remarks about this. We’Re going to learn a lot more today about exactly what happened and why this was. We know that the president has advisers who supported the strike Mike Pompeo supported John Bolton, supported Gina haspel supported it. We know that the president himself – and we talked about this put on the show – is not really comfortable with an engagement with Iran. This is not stereo. This is not like what we saw in 2017, and so it’s not a surprise that he’s struggling with it, but struggling with it. If that is what it was struggling with, it up to the point where missiles are about to be and then pulling it back as what would be unusual for Abby who has been was all morning pointed out before one line, it was in your reporting, which is That no one objected to the time is going forward with this, which leaves the impression they’re. Okay, with this message getting out there, there was an attack that was imminent or underway, then pulled back at the last minute. I don’t know if they were okay with it. I don’t know if it means that they just didn’t want to raise issues with it. I don’t know if it means that there were additional details that we didn’t know, and they didn’t want to open the door to that. Certainly we did not. Please don’t publish this pushback, they did that there’s a lot. We don’t know. I keep coming back to this, but this raised all sorts of questions. Last night we were untangling this and we were learning about it, and I think we will learn more today about opal in more today about why the president Universe ended his his approval for this strike. I’M also curious to find out what legal justification they used. Approving the strike in the first place right, and so this isn’t. Obviously this has come up at other times in this Administration and, generally speaking, the there’s been an opinion issued where the justification was well, the threat of escalation with so, therefore, you didn’t need personal approval. I think it’s hard to argue here that there’s not much threat of escalation.
President Trump approved military strikes on Iran, but then abruptly pulled back — this coming after Iran shot down a US Navy drone with a missile. #CNN #News

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