Trump denies US involvement in Iranian launch pad explosion

Trump denies US involvement in Iranian launch pad explosion


MIKE: INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY THEY WORRY PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY HAVE SHARED A CLASSIFIED SURVEILLANCE IMAGES WHEN HE TWEETED THIS PHOTO THAT APPEARS TO SHOW AN IRANIAN ROCKET EXPLODED ON A LAUNCH PAD. THE PRESIDENT IN THAT TWEET DISAVOWING ANY U.S. MEDDLING IN THE EXPLOSION. MEANWHILE TEHRAN HAS NOT PUBLICLY POINTED THE FINGER AT WASHINGTON, SAYING THE FAILURE TO LAUNCH WAS DUE TO A TECHNICAL ERROR. A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT SENIOR ADVISOR WHO SERVED IN THE TRUMP AND GEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS ALSO SENIOR FELLOW AT THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL INTEREST AND AUTHOR OF “SMART POWER BETWEEN DIPLOMACY AND WAR”. CHRISTIAN, GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. MIKE: WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THE IRANIAN ROCKET EXPLODING ON THE LAUNCH PAD AND THE PRESIDENT SHARING THE PHOTO BEING FULLY AWARE THAT HE HAS THE POWER TO DO SO?>>RIGHT, I DON’T KNOW IF THE DOCUMENT WAS CLASSIFIED OR NOT. WE HAVE BEEN COLLECTING OVERHEAD IMAGERY, WELL KNOWN HISTORICAL FACT SINCE 1959, THAT WAS THE CORONA PROGRAM THAT PUT SATELLITES OVER THE SOVIET UNION FOR THE FIRST TIME. THAT WAS FULLY DECLASSIFIED IN 1995, AND IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT SORT OF MOVIES AND NONFICTION SINCE THE 90s, IT’S BEEN A WELL ESTABLISHED FACT. IT IS NOT NEWS TO ANYONE THAT WE’RE TAKING OVERHEAD IMAGERY OF IRAN AND OF COURSE THE PRESIDENT AS YOU MENTIONED HAS THE COMPLETE AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY ANYTHING HE WANTS. HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS TO DO IT. IT IS FROM HIS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. THE NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAUCRACY, IF THEY THINK OTHERWISE, THAT’S THEIR PROBLEM. AS FAR AS THE ISSUE AT HAND, IRAN LAUNCHING A SUPPOSED SATELLITE SPACE LAUNCH VEHICLE, THAT IS VERY ALARMING. THAT’S THE PATH NORTH KOREA TOOK TO GET AN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE AND EVEN A FAILURE, EVEN ONES THAT ONLY LASTS A COUPLE OF SECONDS PRODUCES VERY VALUABLE INFORMATION WITH WHICH YOU USE TO PERFECT YOUR ROCKET. THIS IS ALARMING IN THAT SENSE. MIKE: UNITED STATES WAS PUBLIC ABOUT CYBERATTACK, THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARD USED TO ATTACK OIL TANKERS, IS THAT A SMART WAY TO SEND A SERIOUS MESSAGE TO THE REGIME WITHOUT ANY BLOODSHED?>>YEAH, I THINK THE USE OF CYBER WARFARE, AT WHICH WE HAVE BEEN GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER CAPABILITIES AND OF COURSE IT’S SORT OF AGAIN WIDELY KNOWN AND WAS LEAKED UNFORTUNATELY TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE USED CYBER — WE IN ISRAEL USED CYBER TOOLS TO DISABLE PART OF IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. THAT IS A USEFUL TOOL. IT CAN’T BE THE ONLY TOOL, THOUGH. MUST ALSO HAVE SORT OF REAL LIFE DETERRENCE WITH MILITARY FORCES. MIKE: ON NORTH KOREA, THERE WERE SOME HIGH-PROFILE FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND LEADER KIM JONG-UN, EVEN A HISTORIC ONE IN THE DMZ. THE NORTH KOREANS ARE NOW SAYING THE HOPES FOR MORE TALKS ARE FADING. YOUR THOUGHTS?>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S SORT OF CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THEY DO WITH MESSAGING. THEY DON’T SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, BUT THEY WILL SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT THE SECRETARY OF STATE OR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. I THINK WE’RE IN A GOOD PLACE WITH NORTH KOREA. IT SEEMS THE PROGRESS ONLY OCCURS WHEN THE TWO LEADERS GET TOGETHER, WHEN IT GOES BELOW THAT LEVEL, THERE REALLY AREN’T FUNCTIONING WORKING GROUPS WHICH IS A SHAME, BUT AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT TESTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS OR LONG RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES MUCH BETTER THAN WE WERE IN THE PREVIOUS TWO OR THREE ADMINISTRATIONS. MIKE: IS THAT A SIGN THAT SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO IS GETTING UNDER THEIR SKIN? THE FACT HE IS HOLDING FIRM AND THEY SEEM IRRITATED BY IT?>>THEY ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO ANY SORT OF CRITICISM, AND I THINK SECRETARY POMPEO IS JUST STATING THE TRUTH. SO THAT IS WHAT IT IS. IT IS ALWAYS INTERESTING TO SEE THE COLORFUL INSULTS THAT COME BACK FROM THE KOREA CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NORTH

100 thoughts on “Trump denies US involvement in Iranian launch pad explosion

  1. We have 4 nations continuously converting our attention in their directions ,North Korea, China,Iran, and Russia , Why ? to see if our influence is still with the rest of the world before one or all does the inevitable, Trump 2020

  2. A stupid report by stupid people defending stupid actions of an orange stupid liar for stupid followers. The definition of fake news. Suck it up lemmings.

  3. You have to love the Faux News comments section. You get to see who actually watches Faux News, i.e. a bunch of nutjobs.

  4. There's some cell towers close so I leave ev. I experiment with what law are laws of my science I put out a hellworm black whole USA in Oklahoma.

  5. Which means not only were they involved, but they did it while waving little American flag singing the Star-Spangled Banner well eagles fly over swimsuit models standing next to a giant red white and blue USA logo as marching band of White men dressed as revolutionary troops play the national anthem.

  6. They Hacked They're Program that's why they lost so many Data As us fake News said.
    Playing with IRAN is like playing with fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ When Iran will hit, it will be a Big One.
    Why the F us Sanction Lebanon and Israel Bombing Lebanon from Palestine Land to Lebanon land.
    These invasions Need to Stop.

  7. The USA in no longer a Joke thanks to Trump๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  8. I will return if hrr jsph does not get his va benefits at 100 percent. I know how to avoid p power. I operated it in 1973…Putin are you hiring?!

  9. Who decides what's classified? Everyone knows we have sattelites and we photograph pretty much everything going on in the world.

  10. Iran is highly advanced, no way they have lost 3 missiles in the last year like that. The united states is using smart dust to infiltrate iranian missiles and sabotage them to make them look bad. Its not a laser because we dont have any strong enough to do this plus weapons in space are not legal.

  11. Being that trumps the least credible person on the planet, I'm willing to wager Iran doesn't believe him. Maybe if there was a truthful white house press secretary relaying the information they might

  12. When Obama had the US-Iran Deal in place, Israel and Saudi Arabia were restricted from attacking Iranโ€™s intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile program…

  13. this is why you don't Declassified something through a tweet. in the picture it looks like he took it from his phone with that lense flare in the middle of the picture.

  14. Another bully move. You people need to wake up and see. Blind by your own moralilty and ethics. Evil does not benefit. Your kids are watching and learning if the top is ok with it then it's ok. Whould you be ok with your kids calling other people names. Once opon a time the Republicans party was the moral party.? Was all about the family. No longer does it exist.

  15. Of course, we should believe him. Dear Leader has never lied to us, right? Well, maybe he has… on a daily basis. Remember when he claimed many times that China was paying the tariffs, when in reality it's the people buying Chinese products.

  16. Missile launches go BOOM.!! Nuclear reactors go BOOM.!! Oil Tankers go BOOM.!! Start a War with USA go BOOM.!! Play with Dynamite go BOOM.!! Make fashionable Vest go BOOM.!! IRAN like go BOOM.!! SESAME ALI BIN STREET.

  17. Anchorman: So Trump is wrong here?

    Other guy: No the real issue is Iran attempting to develop ICBMs like NK

    Anchorman: So itโ€™s Trumps fault?

    Other guy: no

    Anchorman: Iโ€™m gonna go with yes.

  18. The US is a large country that has oil. If you take Iran's oil, what do you do with the oil in Alaska? Shut it off? All the cost of military cost far more than buying oil if you need more. Russia would be a very reliable source. Just like, what kind of morons have a huge labor force and world's best consumer market, and shuts it down to try and take over China's? The US isn't the tiny UK and former British Empire. They took over resources and outsourced because they didn't have it to begin with. Idiots like Bolton can't even see the simplest cause and effect of growing your mustache over you lips and impeding the main purpose of a mouth. You are utter freaking morons.STFU.

  19. When the guy said intercontinental, it made me think of Bret Hart and Ultimate Warrior, cuz they were great intercontinental champions.

  20. Iran is pretty decent imo. Not a bad country, I would avoid anti-Iran propaganda.
    Iran is by far theost rational and stable country in that region. The issue is Israeli meddling with our politicians and SAUDI ARABIA. Those guys suck.

  21. Blessed are the peaceMakers for they will be called the sons of Gods Jesus said and that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God ๐Ÿ‘Ÿโค๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™‚

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