British General Contradicts US Claim Of Increased Threats From Iran | Hardball | MSNBC

British General Contradicts US Claim Of Increased Threats From Iran | Hardball | MSNBC


>>>HAVE YOU SEEN ANY THREATS BY>>>HAVE YOU SEEN ANY THREATS BY IRANIAN-BACKED GROUPS IN SYRIA IRANIAN-BACKED GROUPS IN SYRIA OR IRAQ AGAINST COALITION OR IRAQ AGAINST COALITION FORCES? FORCES? HAVE YOU SEEN ANY THREAT HAVE YOU SEEN ANY THREAT INDICATIONS. INDICATIONS.>>IRANIAN-BACKED FORCES IN IRAQ>>IRANIAN-BACKED FORCES IN IRAQ AND SYRIA. AND SYRIA. WE ARE AWARE OF THE PRESENCE WE ARE AWARE OF THE PRESENCE CLEARLY AND IF THE THREAT LEVEL CLEARLY AND IF THE THREAT LEVEL GOES UP, WE WILL RAISE OUR GOES UP, WE WILL RAISE OUR MEASURES ACCORDINGLY. MEASURES ACCORDINGLY.>>WELCOME BACK TO “HARDBALL.”>>WELCOME BACK TO “HARDBALL.” THAT WAS A MAJOR GENERAL AND THE THAT WAS A MAJOR GENERAL AND THE NUMBER TWO OFFICER IN THE NUMBER TWO OFFICER IN THE COALITION FIGHTING ISIS AND COALITION FIGHTING ISIS AND SYRIA IN IRAQ. SYRIA IN IRAQ. THE U.S. BRIEFING PENTAGON THE U.S. BRIEFING PENTAGON REPORTERS AND DISPUTING WHAT THE REPORTERS AND DISPUTING WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SAYING FOR THE PAST 10 DAYS SAYING FOR THE PAST 10 DAYS ABOUT IRAN. ABOUT IRAN. AS THE “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS, AS THE “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS, THE PUBLIC DISPUTE HIGHLIGHTS A THE PUBLIC DISPUTE HIGHLIGHTS A CENTRAL PROBLEM FOR THE TRUMP CENTRAL PROBLEM FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AS THEY SEEK TO ADMINISTRATION AS THEY SEEK TO RALLY ALLIES AND GLOBAL OPINION RALLY ALLIES AND GLOBAL OPINION AGAINST IRAN. AGAINST IRAN. OUR ALLIES ARE TELLING PRESIDENT OUR ALLIES ARE TELLING PRESIDENT TRUMP WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU ON TRUMP WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU ON THE IRAN THREAT. THE IRAN THREAT. THE OTHER THANES ARE WITH THE THE OTHER THANES ARE WITH THE WAR HAWKS. WAR HAWKS. THE PRESIDENT RELIES ON THEM IN THE PRESIDENT RELIES ON THEM IN HIS ADMINISTRATION. HIS ADMINISTRATION. THEY SAID SEVERAL OFFICIALS THEY SAID SEVERAL OFFICIALS DESCRIBE JOHN BOLTON AND MIKE DESCRIBE JOHN BOLTON AND MIKE POMPEO AS PUSHING AN POMPEO AS PUSHING AN UNSUSPECTING MR. TRUMP THROUGH A UNSUSPECTING MR. TRUMP THROUGH A SERIES OF STEPS THAT COULD PUT SERIES OF STEPS THAT COULD PUT THE U.S. ON A COURSE OF WAR. THE U.S. ON A COURSE OF WAR. THIS COMES AS THEY ORDERED THE THIS COMES AS THEY ORDERED THE DEPARTURE OF PERSONNEL WITH DEPARTURE OF PERSONNEL WITH NON-POSTS AND IRAQ THROUGH NON-POSTS AND IRAQ THROUGH INCREASED THREAT STREAM THE INCREASED THREAT STREAM THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS SEEING. STATE DEPARTMENT IS SEEING. HELENE COOPER, CORRESPONDENT FOR HELENE COOPER, CORRESPONDENT FOR THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” IT’S AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU O. YOU IT’S AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU O. YOU ARE THE REPORTER. ARE THE REPORTER. I SAY I SMELL THE SAME PROBLEM I SAY I SMELL THE SAME PROBLEM WE HAD WITH IRAQ. WE HAD WITH IRAQ. WE HAD AN UNSUSPECTING PROBLEM, WE HAD AN UNSUSPECTING PROBLEM, PROBABLY NOT THE SMARTEST GUY IN PROBABLY NOT THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE WORLD, W, RUNNING THE THE WORLD, W, RUNNING THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THE WAR HAWKS WERE IN THE THE WAR HAWKS WERE IN THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND THE VICE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE AND NOW THEY PRESIDENT’S OFFICE AND NOW THEY ARE BACK. ARE BACK. SOMEHOW HOW JOHN BOLTON GOT BACK SOMEHOW HOW JOHN BOLTON GOT BACK IN AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY IN AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER IS SEEN PUSHING US INTO ADVISER IS SEEN PUSHING US INTO A WAR SITUATION WITH IRAN? A WAR SITUATION WITH IRAN? BOLTON? BOLTON?>>JOHN BOLTON HAS YOU KNOW HAS>>JOHN BOLTON HAS YOU KNOW HAS BEEN VERY MUCH A HAWK ON IRAN BEEN VERY MUCH A HAWK ON IRAN FOR ALL OF HIS PROFESSIONAL FOR ALL OF HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER. CAREER. HE CALLED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN HE CALLED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN AND A MILITARY STRIKE IRAN AND A MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST IRAN. AGAINST IRAN. HE VERY MUCH HAS BEEN PART OF HE VERY MUCH HAS BEEN PART OF THE CONDUCTOR OF THIS ENTIRE THE CONDUCTOR OF THIS ENTIRE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STRATEGY OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STRATEGY OF CHURNING UP THE PRESSURE ON CHURNING UP THE PRESSURE ON IRAN. IRAN. HE AND MIKE POMPEO WERE BOTH IN HE AND MIKE POMPEO WERE BOTH IN FAVOR OF PULLING OUT OF THE IRAN FAVOR OF PULLING OUT OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WHICH THEY WERE NUCLEAR DEAL WHICH THEY WERE BOTH OPPOSED TO AND BOTH BOTH OPPOSED TO AND BOTH PRODDING TRUMP INTO PUT THINK PRODDING TRUMP INTO PUT THINK THEM AS A FOREIGN TERRORIST THEM AS A FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND PUSHED THE ORGANIZATION AND PUSHED THE POLICY OF THE AMERICANS SAYING POLICY OF THE AMERICANS SAYING TO THE EUROPEANS, IT’S EITHER TO THE EUROPEANS, IT’S EITHER IRANIAN OIL OR THE MARKET. IRANIAN OIL OR THE MARKET. THAT HAS ALMOST IN THE VOICE OF THAT HAS ALMOST IN THE VOICE OF ONE EUROPEAN DIPLOMAT WHO TALKED ONE EUROPEAN DIPLOMAT WHO TALKED TO ME A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WHO TO ME A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WHO SAID IT’S LIKE DECLARING SAID IT’S LIKE DECLARING ECONOMIC WAR ON TEHRAN. ECONOMIC WAR ON TEHRAN. MR. BOLTON AND SECRETARY OF MR. BOLTON AND SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO ARE VIEWED AS STATE MIKE POMPEO ARE VIEWED AS HAWKS IN THE TRUMP HAWKS IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION.>>WHAT VOTED FOR JOHN BOLTON?>>WHAT VOTED FOR JOHN BOLTON? WHO PUT HIM IN THAT JOB? WHO PUT HIM IN THAT JOB? YOU ARE LAUGHING, YOU EVERYONE YOU ARE LAUGHING, YOU EVERYONE THINKS IT WAS AN ASK FROM THE THINKS IT WAS AN ASK FROM THE HAWKISH COMMUNITY AND TRIED TO HAWKISH COMMUNITY AND TRIED TO PUT HIM IN THERE AND NOW HE PUT HIM IN THERE AND NOW HE SEEMS TO BE CALLING THE SHOTS. SEEMS TO BE CALLING THE SHOTS. DO THE EUROPEAN GUYS THINK THEY DO THE EUROPEAN GUYS THINK THEY ARE CALLING THE SHOTS, NOT ARE CALLING THE SHOTS, NOT TRUMP? TRUMP?>>I DON’T KNOW IF I WOULD GO AS>>I DON’T KNOW IF I WOULD GO AS FAR AS TO SAY THAT BOLTON IS FAR AS TO SAY THAT BOLTON IS CALLING THE SHOTS. CALLING THE SHOTS. AT THE END OF THE DAY, PRESIDENT AT THE END OF THE DAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PRESIDENT. TRUMP IS PRESIDENT. BOLTON PRODDED THE PRESIDENT BOLTON PRODDED THE PRESIDENT INTO THE DECISION. INTO THE DECISION.>>W WAS PRESIDENT.>>W WAS PRESIDENT.>>I’M NOT SURE HE DOES THAT.>>I’M NOT SURE HE DOES THAT. WE MAY BE LOOKING AT PRESIDENT WE MAY BE LOOKING AT PRESIDENT TRUMP TO PUT THE BRAKES ON THIS. TRUMP TO PUT THE BRAKES ON THIS.>>W WAS PRESIDENT AND WE KNOW>>W WAS PRESIDENT AND WE KNOW IT WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT AND IT WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT AND HIS NEOCONALLIES THAT PUSHED THE HIS NEOCONALLIES THAT PUSHED THE WAR. WAR. I’M BEING TOO HARSH, BUT — I’M BEING TOO HARSH, BUT –>>I’M NOT SURE.>>I’M NOT SURE. HE IS THE WHO WAS PULLING HE IS THE WHO WAS PULLING AMERICAN TROOPS OUT OF SYRIA AND AMERICAN TROOPS OUT OF SYRIA AND AMERICAN TROOPS OUT OF AMERICAN TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN. AFGHANISTAN. I’M GOING TO BE CURIOUS TO SEE I’M GOING TO BE CURIOUS TO SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT. HOW THIS PLAYS OUT. I DON’T THINK IT’S IN PRESIDENT I DON’T THINK IT’S IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INSTINCTS. TRUMP’S INSTINCTS. I DON’T THINK IT’S HIS NATURAL I DON’T THINK IT’S HIS NATURAL INSTINCT TO PUSH FOR SOMETHING INSTINCT TO PUSH FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS. LIKE THIS.>>HE’S GOT A FOOT ON THE BREAK>>HE’S GOT A FOOT ON THE BREAK AND ON THE GAS. AND ON THE GAS. THANKS FOR REPORTING. THANKS FOR REPORTING. WE ARE LEARNING BY THE WAY THAT WE ARE LEARNING BY THE WAY THAT ON CAP TOP HILL, THEY’LL BE ON CAP TOP HILL, THEY’LL BE BRIEFED BY THREATS FROM IRAN. BRIEFED BY THREATS FROM IRAN. I WANT TO BRING IN ERIC I WANT TO BRING IN ERIC SWALWELL, DEMOCRAT FROM SWALWELL, DEMOCRAT FROM CALIFORNIA AND 2020 CANDIDATE. CALIFORNIA AND 2020 CANDIDATE. THE DANGER HERE IF YOU ARE THE THE DANGER HERE IF YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS. YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS. CREATING A SITUATION THAT LEAD CREATING A SITUATION THAT LEAD US INTO A WAR. US INTO A WAR. IF WE GET ON WAR FOOTING AND IF WE GET ON WAR FOOTING AND PULL PERSONNEL OUT OF BAGHDAD PULL PERSONNEL OUT OF BAGHDAD AND PRESSURE THEM ON THE IRANIAN AND PRESSURE THEM ON THE IRANIAN GUARD AND DO ALL KINDS OF THINGS GUARD AND DO ALL KINDS OF THINGS TO SQUEEZE THEM AND BRING IN A TO SQUEEZE THEM AND BRING IN A CARRIER FLEET AND A STRIKE FORCE CARRIER FLEET AND A STRIKE FORCE OF BOMBERS INTO THE REGION AND OF BOMBERS INTO THE REGION AND ALL OF WHICH WE ARE DOING RIGHT ALL OF WHICH WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW, IT MIGHT GIVE THE PEOPLE NOW, IT MIGHT GIVE THE PEOPLE AND EVEN THE MODERATES THE AND EVEN THE MODERATES THE THOUGHT WE WANT TO GO TO WAR. THOUGHT WE WANT TO GO TO WAR.>>GOOD EVENING, CHRIS.>>GOOD EVENING, CHRIS. THIS PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAM ARE THIS PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAM ARE SPOILING FOR WAR WITH IRAN. SPOILING FOR WAR WITH IRAN. WIE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN. WIE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN. THE WAY YOU TREAT IRAN WHO IS AN THE WAY YOU TREAT IRAN WHO IS AN ENEMY IS YOU HAVE A NUCLEAR DEAL ENEMY IS YOU HAVE A NUCLEAR DEAL WITH THEM WHICH WE HAD AND WHICH WITH THEM WHICH WE HAD AND WHICH THIS PRESIDENT TORE UP. THIS PRESIDENT TORE UP. I’M CONCERNED BECAUSE THE I’M CONCERNED BECAUSE THE BRITISH ARE IN IRAQ. BRITISH ARE IN IRAQ. EITHER THE THREAT IS BEING EITHER THE THREAT IS BEING INFLATED BY THE ADVISERS OR NOT INFLATED BY THE ADVISERS OR NOT SHARING IT WITH THE BRITISH. SHARING IT WITH THE BRITISH. BOTH OF THOSE WILL BE A PROBLEM. BOTH OF THOSE WILL BE A PROBLEM. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER THREATS WE FACE. THREATS WE FACE. WHY ARE WE SINGLING OUT IRAN WHY ARE WE SINGLING OUT IRAN DIFFERENTLY THAN NORTH KOREA. DIFFERENTLY THAN NORTH KOREA. THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO STRIKE A THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO STRIKE A NUCLEAR DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA. NUCLEAR DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT KIM THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT KIM JONG UN SENDS THE PRESIDENT LOVE JONG UN SENDS THE PRESIDENT LOVE LETTERS. LETTERS.>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THIS.>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THIS. YOU WERE READING THE NEWSPAPERS YOU WERE READING THE NEWSPAPERS AND THE RUN UP TO THE WAR IN AND THE RUN UP TO THE WAR IN IRAQ. IRAQ. THE YET WAS TO MAKE THIS THE YET WAS TO MAKE THIS HORRIBLE MENACE OF A NUCLEAR HORRIBLE MENACE OF A NUCLEAR BOMB WHICH CHENEY SAID THEY GOT BOMB WHICH CHENEY SAID THEY GOT A BOMB. A BOMB. NOT A PROGRAM, A BOMB. NOT A PROGRAM, A BOMB. THEY GOT TO BE DANGEROUS. THEY GOT TO BE DANGEROUS. YOU HEARD THE IDIOTS SAY IT WAS YOU HEARD THE IDIOTS SAY IT WAS GOING TO BE A CAKE WALK AND GOING TO BE A CAKE WALK AND WE’LL GET THE OIL FOR FREE AND WE’LL GET THE OIL FOR FREE AND THE WAR WILL PAY FOR YES, SIR. THE WAR WILL PAY FOR YES, SIR. MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE TO DO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE TO DO IT AND IT WILL BE FREE AND FUN IT AND IT WILL BE FREE AND FUN TO DO IT. TO DO IT. ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES SAID THIS ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES SAID THIS IS GOING TO BE EASY. IS GOING TO BE EASY. ONE STRIKE WILL BE THE LAST ONE STRIKE WILL BE THE LAST STRIKE. STRIKE. THEY’RE DOING THE SAME GAME THEY THEY’RE DOING THE SAME GAME THEY PLAYED BEFORE IN GETTING US INTO PLAYED BEFORE IN GETTING US INTO THE IRAQ WAR. THE IRAQ WAR.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. 120,000 PEOPLE. 120,000 PEOPLE. THAT’S NOT DON, JR. AND ERIC THAT’S NOT DON, JR. AND ERIC GOING OVER TO IRAQ. GOING OVER TO IRAQ. THAT’S OUR SERVICE MEMBERS WHO A THAT’S OUR SERVICE MEMBERS WHO A MILLION OF THEM SERVED IN IRAQ MILLION OF THEM SERVED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SERVED OVER THE AND AFGHANISTAN SERVED OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS AND IT’S TAKEN A LAST 15 YEARS AND IT’S TAKEN A TOLL ON OUR COUNTRY. TOLL ON OUR COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT 2003. THIS IS NOT 2003. WE HAVE A CONGRESS THAT WILL WE HAVE A CONGRESS THAT WILL INSIST THAT THE PRESIDENT TELL INSIST THAT THE PRESIDENT TELL US THE TIME AND THE TROOPS AND US THE TIME AND THE TROOPS AND THE TERRAIN AND THE REASON WE THE TERRAIN AND THE REASON WE HAVE TO GO. HAVE TO GO. FIRST THINGS FIRST. FIRST THINGS FIRST. THE WHOLE CONGRESS SHOULD BE THE WHOLE CONGRESS SHOULD BE BRIEFED ON WHAT THIS THREAT IS BRIEFED ON WHAT THIS THREAT IS AND HE SHOULD TELL US WHY OUR AND HE SHOULD TELL US WHY OUR ALLIES ARE NOT WITH US RIGHT ALLIES ARE NOT WITH US RIGHT NOW. NOW. WE CAN’T GO OVER THERE BY WE CAN’T GO OVER THERE BY OURSELVES. OURSELVES. THIS WILL BE AN ENDLESS BLOODY, THIS WILL BE AN ENDLESS BLOODY, COSTLY WAR FOR THE UNITED COSTLY WAR FOR THE UNITED STATES. STATES.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE GIVES>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE GIVES GOOD ADVICE FROM JOHN BOLTON. GOOD ADVICE FROM JOHN BOLTON. WHEN IT COMES TO IRAN, BOLTON WHEN IT COMES TO IRAN, BOLTON CALLS FOR A REGIME CHANGE IN A CALLS FOR A REGIME CHANGE IN A 2012 INTERVIEW ON FOX. 2012 INTERVIEW ON FOX. THIS IS WHAT HE WANTS. THIS IS WHAT HE WANTS.>>YOU SAID YOU ARE PREPARED TO>>YOU SAID YOU ARE PREPARED TO TAKE ON THE REGIME IN TEHRAN. TAKE ON THE REGIME IN TEHRAN. HOW? HOW?>>I THOUGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR>>I THOUGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE, WE SHOULD HAVE REGIME MORE, WE SHOULD HAVE REGIME CHANGE IN TEHRAN. CHANGE IN TEHRAN.>>IT’S ONE OF THE CUTE>>IT’S ONE OF THE CUTE NEOCONWORDS. NEOCONWORDS. GO TO WAR UNTIL THEY THROW YOU GO TO WAR UNTIL THEY THROW YOU OUT. OUT. HE SAID A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE HE SAID A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE WOULD BE WARRANTED. WOULD BE WARRANTED. THIS IS BOLTON IN 2015. THIS IS BOLTON IN 2015.>>THE NEGOTIATIONS WHETHER THEY>>THE NEGOTIATIONS WHETHER THEY LEAD TO AN AGREEMENT OR NOT ARE LEAD TO AN AGREEMENT OR NOT ARE NOT STOPPING THEM FROM GETTING NOT STOPPING THEM FROM GETTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS. NUCLEAR WEAPONS. JUST AS ISRAEL STRUCK THE JUST AS ISRAEL STRUCK THE WEAPONS PROGRAMS IN THE HANDS OF WEAPONS PROGRAMS IN THE HANDS OF HOSTILE STATES, I’M AFRAID GIVEN HOSTILE STATES, I’M AFRAID GIVEN THE S THAT’S THE ONLY REAL THE S THAT’S THE ONLY REAL OPTION OPEN TO US. OPTION OPEN TO US.>>THIS CHARACTER HAS BEEN>>THIS CHARACTER HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR WAR IN A REAL PUSHING FOR WAR IN A REAL COUNTRY, NOT SOMETHING CREATED COUNTRY, NOT SOMETHING CREATED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THEY BY WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THEY ARE MODERN AND SMART AND THEY ARE MODERN AND SMART AND THEY HAVE A STATE-OF-THE-ART MILITARY HAVE A STATE-OF-THE-ART MILITARY SINCE 1998, SINCE THE IRAQI SINCE 1998, SINCE THE IRAQI LIBERATION ACT, SO-CALLED. LIBERATION ACT, SO-CALLED. WHY IS HE IN THIS WHY IS HE IN THIS ADMINISTRATION? ADMINISTRATION? THIS PRESIDENT HAS INSTINCTS THIS PRESIDENT HAS INSTINCTS AGAINST WAR. AGAINST WAR. WHY IS HE THERE? WHY IS HE THERE?>>JOHN BOLTON HAS NEVER SEEN A>>JOHN BOLTON HAS NEVER SEEN A SOLUTION HE DIDN’T WANT TO BOMB. SOLUTION HE DIDN’T WANT TO BOMB. I WOULDN’T SAY THE PRESIDENT IS I WOULDN’T SAY THE PRESIDENT IS A NONINTERVENTIONIST. A NONINTERVENTIONIST. JUST SOMEBODY WHO ACTS ON WHAT JUST SOMEBODY WHO ACTS ON WHAT IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR HIM. IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR HIM. THAT COULD BE PEACE WITH NORTH THAT COULD BE PEACE WITH NORTH KOREA AND TOMORROW THAT WOULD BE KOREA AND TOMORROW THAT WOULD BE A NUCLEAR WAR IN IRAN. A NUCLEAR WAR IN IRAN. THIS GUY HAS NO CORE OPERATING THIS GUY HAS NO CORE OPERATING PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL PRINCIPALS. PRINCIPALS. THESE ARE NOT JOHN BOLTON’S OR THESE ARE NOT JOHN BOLTON’S OR THE PRESIDENT’S KIDS. THE PRESIDENT’S KIDS. THIS IS NOT IRAQ. THIS IS NOT IRAQ. THIS IS A COUNTRY OF 80 MILLION THIS IS A COUNTRY OF 80 MILLION PEOPLE. PEOPLE. WE DO NOT WANT TO OCCUPY OR TRY WE DO NOT WANT TO OCCUPY OR TRY TO ENGAGE WITH A COUNTRY LIKE TO ENGAGE WITH A COUNTRY LIKE THIS IF THERE IS A DIPLOMATIC THIS IF THERE IS A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION. SOLUTION. WE TOOK THEM FROM THREE MONTHS WE TOOK THEM FROM THREE MONTHS OF HAVING A NUCLEAR WEAPON TO OF HAVING A NUCLEAR WEAPON TO OVER A YEAR. OVER A YEAR. IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE TERRORISM AROUND THE WORLD, THE TERRORISM AROUND THE WORLD, THE WAY THEY ARE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, WAY THEY ARE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, IT’S BETTER TO HAVE THEM FAR IT’S BETTER TO HAVE THEM FAR AWAY THAN ALLOWING THEM TO GET AWAY THAN ALLOWING THEM TO GET CLOSER. CLOSER.>>DO YOU THINK HE WOULD FIGHT>>DO YOU THINK HE WOULD FIGHT TO WIN REELECTION? TO WIN REELECTION?>>I WOULDN’T TAKE ANYTHING OUST

100 thoughts on “British General Contradicts US Claim Of Increased Threats From Iran | Hardball | MSNBC

  1. See trump always want to say other's threatening us when he's doing the threats. Like he say that the immigrants are threats when really he's the threat

  2. Bolton would just be another f……g DONKEY GENERAL Someone who leads from home base instead of leading from the front line..John let the wourld see if you have BALLS big enough to lead fron the front ????

  3. It will cost the US government an arm and a leg, if they attack Iran. The whole world accept Israel will be extremely happy to see the end of the Neoconservative empire, they will see it as a laughing stock.

  4. WHAT , MOST AMERICANS ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DO NOT QUESTION IS , WHY THE USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ HAS MILITARY STATIONS , WORLDWIDE .!!!!! AT A COST OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS .๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ. !!!!!! . TALK ABOUT A (ROMAN EMPIRE) .๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€… READY FOR ANY WAR .!!!!!! .WHAT WAR MUNGERS !!!!!! .โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’”……..

  5. Wake up Donald, a war with Iran was planned years ago by the globalists. Get rid of the war hawks who lie to you

  6. ุณู†ูŠ ุดูŠุนูŠ ุณู„ููŠ ุตูˆููŠ ุงู„ู…ุณู„ู…ูˆู† ุฃู…ุฉ ูˆุงุญุฏุฉ says:

    It's clear that the Zionist state and outdated Arab petro-dollar monarchs ..can't survive without crisis and wars to counter #ArsbSpringUprise for democracy and liberation of #Palestine

  7. "Trump's not an interventionist", ah yes tell that to Yemen, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, DPRK, Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, everyone affected by AFCOM, etc…

  8. How can you advocate for power change in a foreign country??
    Look at his mustaches, he looks like a toy man. Trying to cause a war and then to send others people to fight. This time you should send himself, his family, his boss and their family

  9. Western Allies must ABSOLUTELY refuse to help this con man in any way, shape or form. Hasn't this amateur "statesman" insulted them enough already? His corrupt administration is manufacturing "threats" from Iran the same way Bush manufactured "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq. Let's hope the American media won't fall for it the same way they did in the Iraq story. Let them go for it with Iran. They will quickly realize this time that it won't be a walk in the park…

  10. I will not take anything off the table with this corrupt childish president . WOW. God help everyone on earth .

  11. Bush has a lot of luck with Iraq on the mass destruction weapon for whatever reason. Trump this time probably will have a luck on his make up of the bombing of the tankers and pipeline. US , OMG the worst country in the world.

  12. I got a great idea, let's get all the B.S. fear mongerers out of Congress and the Senate and then see what countries have a problem with us!!! that way we'll be able to trust our own government to give us accurate information that'll benefit the United States, and not the United Nations!!!*
    we can't let our country go down the drain we got to get these criminals out of covering up that before they destroy the foundation of our country.

  13. Sign of the times Nation Rising up against Nation this weapons of war was Defeated and know all are Rising up I read the out come in the Revaluation Years ago no one knows why there Creating weapons Deep very Deep me my self I'm trying to get a security Guard job to protect a big business I have no ๐Ÿ’ฐ and only run into liars sabatoging future business playing Games if it's happening to me I see why others are creating bombs and Army's and all types of weapons of war I for see Terra coming the Time is at Hand word is Bond

  14. John Bolton is like the bullies on the playground who picks a fight with everyone except his equal,why are we not attacking North Korea or China?

  15. Vote him out,get him out of the Whitehouse he's going to destroy America or the world,Russia isn't going to just sit by and let Israel and America destroy it an what s wrong with these people?

  16. We only know the beginning of a war but you guys doesn't know how is going to be end, war is not the answer. Stop spreading the rumors of war.

  17. Bush was angling for war with Iraq even during the Gore/Bush debates, so, no, this isn't the same dynamic at work. Trump will be dragged into war by the hawks but the rollout to war will not be the same as Iraq and the consequences will be more immediately disastrous.

  18. America loves WAR. Especially wars based on lies. When will the American People wake up and cleanse their government?

  19. THERE YOU GO . . . BRIT GENERAL EXPOSES TRUMPS' ATTEMPTS TO WRENCH UP A WAR WITH IRAN . . . IN ORDER TO SAVE HIS FAILING PRESIDENCY . . . HE WOULD PUT YOUNG AMERICAN SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN IN HARMS WAY . . . TO SAVE HIS FAILED PRESIDENCY . . . HE HAS NO MANDATE TO GOVERN, AND HIS DECISIONS ARE COMPLETELY AGAINST AMERICAS' IDEALS OF DIPLOMACY AND PEACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD . . . WHY IS TRUMP SO ANGRY AT THE WORLD . . . DOES HE THINK HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING? HOW ARROGANT AND UNAMERICAN CAN HE BE ? . . . IMPEACH THIS TERRIBLE MISTAKE, BEFORE HE GETS US ALL KILLED !!!

  20. Trade War Trump…..with a $1.1 TRILLION Deficit in 2019 it is inexcusable that Trump now has to give cash Welfare to farmers to buy their votes….sad!

  21. Too late to fight Iran a country with large numbers of military s scientists, most of them engineers, with large numbers of drones, military personals,and proxies, if real Iran landed a missile near USA embassy in Iraq this means no USA soldier and interests in midleast is safe there it will cripple the USA&eu economy if attacks Saudi and other USA allies in middle east,

  22. USA ! Rein in Bolton and Pompeo before its to late. They are Israeli stooges ! Ask yourself , โ€œ Do either of them have dual citizenshipโ€ ?????

  23. These warmongering politicians are sick god I hope theyโ€™ll get removed from power, When in history has a politician send their own children and family members to frontline war? NEVER

  24. We're moving into a offensive posture with not only Iran,but Russia, China, and other countries who buy Irans oil. A very precarious and bold moveon the US part indeed. The intentions of our Government is being kept from the American public. Why?

  25. The guy thar wants to go to war all the time has never been in a fist fight ironic. He got picked on in high school this is w happen s when people get bullied

  26. He's right though and that's the problem… going to war with another country because Israeli PM provided fake until to America and they fell hook like and sinker for it. This is Bolton's War don't forget. Bolton one said that he would like to wipe Iran off the face of the earth. He hates Iran and he doesn't have any official evidence to back IP his vlames. Don't forget John Bolton was turned down the position he has turned down by GWB Senior and GWB Junior for the same position. Anc if course Trump only hires inept feckless people instead of somebody who is intelligent and experienced to do their job. Not forgetting their is no Chief of Staff so their isn't anybody yo stop Trump form waking up one morning and saying… I'm going to war with Iran prepare an offensive air strike take them down. He is so unpredictable you never know what BS is going to come out of this mans mouth.

  27. I think that time is near when the world finally has the courage to say Israel/wahabis go to the naughty corner..you both have killed and snatched people's homes..Enough..i think they never were groomed by a strict nanny

  28. CAN ANYONE TRUST THE JEWmerican – ISRAELI AXIS OF INSANITY… A BETTER QUESTION, CAN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TRUST 'OUR' OWN JEW CORRUPTED 'GOV'T, ESPECIALLY with dONALD dUCK the newest empty-headed kosher chicken of the JEW? dONALD dUCK stole the 'election', is America 'great again' or does ISRAEL, through deception and corruption keep America JEWmerica, the colony of israel, the zionazi IDIOTS FOR FOR THE JEW. I know, JUST LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, HAS ANYTHING CHANGED except the face of previous idiots that the JEW has made sure, that no matter who the American people 'vote' for', the choice will be from the SWAMP of washingJEW DC, the same one that dONALD dUCK promised to drain, but now slithers along in that swamp with the other PARASITES that keep israel, 'great' at the expense of the American people. OUR SOLDiers, OUR TAX DOLLARS, being , wasted in the Middle East by 'our JEW corrupted 'politicians' loyal only to their bank accounts and the JEW that BRIBES THEM to enforce the 'religious' INSANITY of the INSANE JEW, that pays NOTHING in MONEY OR LIVES, as they laugh at the idiots that think 'voting' with paper ballots will change anything, that only LEAD BALLOTS that will get rid of the TRAITORS that now betray America, whether a 'god' chose them or NOT.

    Joe Magnets

  29. Iran is where Americas back will break,and China will finish it off.
    When America is strecht in the middle east,China will easily take Taiwan and take a very weak america on with help from Russia.
    Oh by the way,the one true thing about america is,it is the most hated country in the world.

  30. That John guy is full of evil. Regime change… Is it your country? You have your family safe at home and you wants to destroy someone's country. Nonsense

  31. Lol can't believe lorax is a warmonger!?๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

  32. A war with Iran now will make many fatherless babies, and these babies will be fighting in Iran 20 years from now.

  33. They went to war with Iraq nothing but lies day trying to do the same to Iran . Usa kissing Israel butt and Saudi Arabia the big picture it's oil

  34. The biggest threat to world Peace is netanyahus control of your governments middle East foreign policy to re-establish the Davidic kingdom

  35. Than Trump mustbe stupid to listen those two warmongers Bolton and Pompeo it will be much better if Trump kick the arses of those two warmongers.

  36. Bolton wasn't shy in taking $50.000 from exiled Iranians telling them that he expected regime change by 2019

  37. False Flags over & over again….USA POLICY of Democracy……America only Country too drop Nuclear Bombs on another country…..American Hypocrisy…

  38. Trump rapt negotiation 6+IRAN
    Trump unsuspected to last president sighed and UN
    Trump sanction 85 million Iranian
    does this democracy American
    I've been in a war, after 30 years silent I get up against USA
    Iranian don't like to war, war is too bad but this situation make Iranian an union
    USA attacked more than 20 countries in 200 years last
    Iranian will revenge all people USA murdered in the world
    Iran never attacked in 7000 years to other country but we are ready to sacrifice to Iran

    Iran have 3 million soldiers and navy's to defiance but in war will 80 million patriot to sacrifice for Iran
    Yankee go back into Mexico pigs golf, hear is Persian golf

    peace to world

  39. So who really wants a war with Iran? Who has been pushing for it long before Trump ever came along? Israel. Their lobby has bought and paid for the vast majority of the members in the US government. Funny how none of that is ever brought up on this program. I wonder why? Just ask yourself who owns NBC !!!

  40. BOLTON A PROMOTER ON WARS! ALLWAYS! HE'S THE BENEFICIARY! ON ALL PAST WARS! HE HAD PROMPTED! HE'S FAMILY IS NEVER ON THOSE! AS ALL THOSE WHO PROMOTE WARS! WINCH THEY WONT FIGHT!

  41. BOLTON A PROMOTER ON WARS! ALLWAYS! HE'S THE BENEFICIARY! ON ALL PAST WARS! HE HAD PROMPTED! HE'S FAMILY IS NEVER ON THOSE! AS ALL THOSE WHO PROMOTE WARS! WINCH THEY WONT FIGHT

  42. We're not going to war with Iran, y'all. This is genuinely wag the dog style fake news revved up by the administration.

  43. I remember Chris Matthews stating that the black community had better not retaliate against oppression because they would be destroyed. The World of Media said nothing about this dare. He was totally out of line with that comment. It was clear race baiting.

  44. How USA / England will pay for all the lies and the dead people in Iraq? Syria? Yemen?? And the saga continues

  45. TRUMP AND HE'S WAR MONGERS BOLT! AND CO. ALWAYS WANT MAKE WAR!! NO MATER WATT! THEY ARE MAKING PRETEXT TO DO THOSE WARS!!! NOW ALL EUROPE SAYS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WIT IRAN!!!! IS PEACE! AND COUPLING WITH THEIR AGREEMENT!!

  46. Love litters๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  47. Boltonโ€™s head will be on a spit fire Roast with the hogs and dirty swines with apple rotting inside his mouth burning ๐Ÿ’ฅ dare you to go to war with Iran….UK and US will be finished ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿคฃ

  48. Americans are so Dumb ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ they believe their government

  49. WHAT Iranian treats? Is Iran's support for Palestinians against Israeli terrorism and expansionism in the region a threat to the US ? How so?

  50. โ€ฆ. Bahรก'u'llรกh (The promised one) further said, 'My purpose in coming to this corrupt world where the tyrants and traitors, by their acts of cruelty and oppression, have closed the doors of peace and tranquility to all mankind, is to establish, through the power of God and His might, the forces of justice, trust, security and faith. For instance [in the future] should a woman๏ผŒwho is unsurpassed in her beauty and adorned with the most exquisite and priceless jewels, travel unveiled and alone, โ€ฆ in all countries, there would be such a standard of justice, trustworthiness and faith on the one hand, and lack of treachery and degradation on the other, that no one would be found who would wish to rob her of her possessions or to cast a treacherous and lustful eye upon her beauteous chastity!…โ€Through the power of God I shall transform the peoples of the world into this exalted state and shall open this most great door to the face of all humanity." ๏ผˆAdib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha'u'llah v2, p. 141๏ผ‰

  51. Bolton is hereby knighted as Sir John, the Chickenhawk and Butcher of Iraq (2003) and possibly of Iran (2019?) unless he is promptly fired due to universal disgust he has already generated.

  52. Iran is not the Enemy but the Secret KABAL who have been Financing Including the American Civil War and all wars on both sides to DATE .
    Blame it on the 6 MAJOR CORPORATIONS that run the global corporations through SHELLS at USARY.
    Allan Simoes.

  53. Well that's no surprise!.Merica and Chump Trump lying. Just another Gulf Of Tonkin incident. It's all to do with the petro dollar. Bolton is another bone spurs character and war mongerer, but too spineless to enter the fray himself

  54. West was not so wild just when
    Europians ruled there..But now
    Zionists..And this is the soul of
    Trump,s behaviour…

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