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Fox PoliticsJun 15, 2019
Beto pushes for peace with Iran, accuses Trump admin of 'gunning for war'
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, accused President Trump's administration of pursuing war with Iran as tensions mounted in the Middle East and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the rogue nation for an assault on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Fox PoliticsJun 15, 2019
Warren worried about ‘slide towards war with Iran', says Trump needs to ‘come to Congress' before taking military action
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she's "very concerned about a slide towards war with Iran" and highlighted that President Donald Trump "has to come to Congress" for authorization before taking military action against Iran. Pointing to this week's attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Republican president told Fox News on Friday that "Iran did do it." But Warren, the two-term progressive senator from Massachusetts who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is skeptical.

The Daily BeastJun 14, 2019
Gulf Tanker Whodunit: Trump's a Liar. So Are the Mullahs.
Handout via ReutersPARIS—Who was it who blasted two tankers in the Persian Gulf on Thursday? Whodunit?

The Trump administration says it must have been the Iranians. Trump told Fox & Friends on Friday the attack has "got Iran written all over it." And Iran says it must have been somebody else. And because both sides have such long records of deceit and, really, no regard for the truth, we the public and the press find ourselves sliding toward war with no firm grip on the facts.

Gosh, that feels familiar: a plunge into "unknown unknowns." But the information situation is much worse today than when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld uttered that delphic phrase amid the vanguard of lies that preceded the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Drudge ReportJun 14, 2019
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Politics - U.S. HouseJun 14, 2019
Are Oman Tanker Attacks Another Gulf of Tonkin?
Internet databases confirm much about the incident, but the Trump administration hasn't provided convincing evidence of Iran's culpability.

Drudge ReportJun 14, 2019
Gulf States Boost Oil Security...




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Fox PoliticsJun 14, 2019
Ash Carter: Iran 'feeling the pressure' of Trump sanctions
Iran's government is feeling the pressure of sanctions, though relations are still tense between Washington and Tehran, according to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
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