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So much for de-escalation

8 January 2020

11:56 AM

8 January 2020

11:56 AM

‘We are not looking to start a war with Iran,’ said defense secretary Mark Esper today. ‘We are looking to finish one.’ Iran just replied by firing off at least a dozen missiles at American targets in Iraq in an effort supposedly dubbed Operation Martyr Soleimani. It doesn’t mean war yet — but all the Trump administration’s talk about ‘de-escalating’ the situation sounds like hot air.

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