In the latest act of Iranian aggression against the U.S. and her allies, an Islamic Republic leader is threatening to “depose” President Donald Trump.
Mostafa Tajzadeh is a senior Iranian politician and close collaborator with President Hassan Rouhani. This week, he claimed that the Trump administration is not strong enough to confront Iran and said that an “unwise” action on the part of the administration would result in President Trump being “deposed.”
According to the translations, Tajzadah’s rhetoric comes off the heels of escalating tensions in the area. Over the weekend, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered missile strikes on U.S. backed forces in Syria. The six surface to surface missiles launched Sunday were the first attack of its kind from the Islamic Republic in years. Revolutionary Guards said that the strikes were designed to send a message to the “terrorists” who carried out attacks in Tehran earlier in the month, as well as warn the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia about further aggression.
Iran blames Saudi Arabia for the six terrorists who recently mounted the simultaneous gun and suicide bomb attacks on Iran’s Parliament building and the mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic.
The situation in the area is wrought with complexities. Although it has been shifting around, the U.S. has been technically fighting a war on terror since the 9/11 attacks. President Trump specifically defined America’s enemies soon after he took office.
His January 28 Memorandum helped simplify military plans by designating the opposition as the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria…or ISIS, when referring to this threat.” Iran is supporting Syria, and that’s where the current tension lies. However, it’s hard to know the difference between the good guys and bad guys in the region. There have been multiple attacks on U.S. forces by insiders recently.
Up until now, Iran has remained largely in the background of the conflict. Yet, in the wake of growing U.S. strikes on Syrian forces in the country, Iranian military leaders have been increasing their maneuvers and their inflammatory rhetoric.
Iran has been instigating more attacks on Syrian forces, who are backed by the U.S. The heightened aggression has led to the belief that America will be drawn into a proxy war with Iran. Conflict of that kind could ignite the region because Iran is supported by Russia and China.
Believing the media hype that the Trump administration is in peril, Tajzadeh threw his hat into the ring advocating Trump’s removal from office. He obviously has no idea who he’s dealing with.
“Trump’s presidency is so fragile that if he does anything unwise against Iran, if we react smartly, instead of the Islamic Republic of Iran, it is Trump who will be deposed,” Tajzadeh’s translated tweet said.
The top military aid to Ali Khamenei, Yahya Rahim Safavi, also said yesterday that the heightened aggression from Iran is a “clear message” for “American enemies… that if they attack Iran” they can expect to be answered. Safavi also bragged about Iran’s military strength on the state controlled press and boasted of Iran’s ability “to decide and respond” to attacks.
However, administration officials and former advisers are saying that Trump is totally different from Obama. He made a regular habit of telling journalists his military plans. In fact, his disastrous announcements of withdrawal dates for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan led directly to the creation of the Islamic State.
Trump’s not stupid and he won’t make that mistake. (If it was indeed a mistake on Obama’s part to announce military plans to U.S. enemies, and not a calculated decision.)
Strategy officials close to Trump have explained that his administration is following the events very closely. Their plans are solid, even if they haven’t broadcasted them to world viewers. Considering American military strength, the boasts from Iran wouldn’t seriously jeopardize Trump anyway.
Although escalating the conflict would result in more lives lost, this is already a war against Islamic extremists who murder Christians and gas their own people. However, that’s where America has been since 9/11 and the countries duty is clear.