- Dec 27, 2009
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- Los Angeles, California
Trump vs. Iran: Has the US Crossed the Escalation to War Rubicon? - CounterPunch.org
"Three questions to consider in light of the recent US killing of Iran’s top general:
"Does anyone doubt what would be the response of the USA if its top general and commander in Europe were assassinated by Iran–and Iran followed it up with a declaration that they did it and he deserved it?
"Is it just coincidence that Trump’s ‘crossing the Rubicon latest escalation’ has nothing to do with the timing of impeachment proceedings in Congress?
"Or what appears to be an increasing probability of US economic recession in an election year."
The role of personality figured prominently in the German Kaiser's 1914 reaction a Serbian archduke's assassination; Hitler's misplaced assumption that France and Britain would do nothing when he invaded Poland, and Tojo's miscalculation that war with the US would be short after Pearl Harbor and his invasion of the Philippines.
"Trump is now in infamous company: with the Kaiser, Tojo, Hitler, and all the others after who have always miscalculated and pushed their countries to the brink of war–and over."