Trump effortlessly exposes his own ignorance.
A short analysis of Trump’s speech.
First of all:
‘The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror. It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda.’
If Iran are the dangerous regime that Trump claims, why did he have to lie about them supporting the Taliban and Al Qaeda? Only extreme right wing organisations and think tanks would possibly associate the Taliban with Iran and the Iranians are actively fighting Al Qaeda in Syria. They have nothing in common with each other.
‘this disastrous deal gave this regime—and it’s a regime of great terror—many billions of dollars, some of it in actual cash. A great embarrassment to me as a citizen and to all citizens of the United States.’
Actually, they didn’t give Iran anything and still hold $1,973 billion in Iranian frozen assets. And no, the real embarrassment Mr Trump is you and your insistence on outdoing every other US President in your efforts to please Israeli officials.
‘Iran’s military budget has grown by almost 40%’
Even if this is true, the 40% increase is a drop in the ocean when you compare both defence budgets.
US $6118 billion.
Iran $138 billion.
Israeli inspired withdrawal.
The recent powerpoint presentation by Netanyahu was quoted as part of his reasoning for rescinding the Iranian agreement. However, the publicity stunt has been largely dismissed as propaganda and even the International Atomic Energy Agency stated that there were no new revelations in Netanyahu’s claims.