“There may yet be a way to bring them to their senses.”
These are the words of General James Mattis, US Central Command, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East.
He told this this to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that sanctions against Iran are not working.
“I think we have to continue sanctions, but have other options ready,” Mattis said. “There may yet be a way to bring them to their senses.”
Asked by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) if the only other option is bringing them “to their knees,” Mattis responded, “yes, sir.”
“There are a number of means to do that, perhaps even short of open conflict. But certainly that’s one of the options that I have to have prepared for the president,” he said.
The US commanders are not in charge of the White House. The president can overrule their advices.
It has to be this way, in a democratic culture. The political leaders are the bosses of the armed forces, with their generals and admirals.
The chances of Obama ordering a military strike on Iran are slim. The United States can simply not afford a new war in the Islamic World.
The cash stripped Pentagon will also have to develop a strategy of containment. How to deal with a nuclear capable Iran.
Jesus the Messiah did not promise the World an easy going. Iran is one of the best tools of Satan. The failure of the USA as the worlds “Uncle police”, combined with Islamic terror, will at the end bring us all into submission. In the midst of chaos, millions will welcome the last and final “peacemaker”.
Written by Ivar