Trump: If Iran attacks, we will hit 52 Iranian sites “representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago”
“Let this serve as a WARNING”
Iran has threatened serious retaliation for the U.S. killing of Iranian terror mastermind Qassem Soleimani.
Trump just tweeted an interesting message, referencing the U.S. diplomats taken hostage by Iran in 1979:
Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently….
….hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have…..
….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!
Invoking the hostages is very psychologically significant. Iran always portrays itself as the victim of the U.S., and that is a line bought into by the western left.
Trump is saying that we were victimized by Iran as well, and we will take revenge for each of those 52 hostages.
Iran must do something, but Trump is telling them that there will be at least 52 prices to pay.
What form Iran’s retaliation takes may determine whether my 2020 prediction comes true:
“6. There will be war in the Middle East between Iran/Hezbollah and Israel/U.S./Saudi Arabia. Tel Aviv will take 300-500 direct missile hits. Beirut and Damascus will be flattened. Tehran will be without water or electricity for months, and Iran’s oil refining capacity will be obliterated. The Mullahs will be overthrown in a popular uprising.”
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