The Middle East Crisis Needs To Be De-escalated

With the current crisis in the Middle East churning and violence flaring, I hope cooler heads will prevail and the tensions can be de-escalated.
   We don’t want lives lost needlessly in a war that could have been avoided. History is full of crises that resulted in wars because the countries involved kept escalating events instead of trying to calm the situations down.
   Both sides have said and done things worsening the situation. I think the Trump Administration’s leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal was a big mistake which added fuel to the fire. And although Soleimani was a ruthless individual with plenty of blood on his hands, assassinating him also inflamed the conflict even further. It certainly did not calm things down.
   We are at this point now, like it or not.
   We should try to de-escalate the tensions and work on other ways to deal with the ongoing conflict.
  

The Middle East Crisis Seems To Reveal How Many People Are Blind Followers

I’m disturbed how so many people seem to automatically think Trump’s actions in the Middle East are ok without giving real evidence as to why they feel that way. It’s like they immediately believe Trump, no matter what he says or does, and won’t question him.  His policies have led to Iran leaving the Nuclear Deal (they will likely reinitiate their nuclear weapons program), ensured that Iran will retaliate (further endangering American lives), has led to Iraq threatening to kick the US out of its country (this would create a vacuum into which Iran would undoubtedly step in), and will likely help the extremist leadership in Iran further consolidate its power (suppressing moderates there even more).
   Folks, please let go of partisan politics.
   Imagine if you didn’t know the party Trump belonged to. Think about how you’d feel if this was a Democratic president. What would you be saying then?
   Hmm?
   Too many people (whatever their politics) blindly follow political leaders, even when the leader is blatantly spreading false information and is in the wrong.
   Whether you are on the left, on the right, or a mixture: STOP IT!
   Don’t blindly follow anyone!
   Think for yourself!
   Don’t just use extremist sites that will tell you what you want to hear. Get information from varied, independent sources.
   USA Today, CNN, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, Reuters, the BBC, and many more are good examples of news sites you can use to get information. And explore more than one source. Check out multiple sites to get most accurate picture possible about what is going on.
   Open your minds!
   Be independent thinkers who are willing to speak up against politicians, even if you voted for them.
   History is full of the dangers of blindly following leaders.
   The United States should be better than that!

Trump Has Embarrassed The US And Worsened The Middle East Situation

In my opinion, the Trump Administration’s actions in the Middle East (leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal, killing Soleimani, and abandoning our Kurdish allies) have increased the likelihood that Iran will become a nuclear power and strengthened Iran’s position in the Middle East.
   The extremist leadership will be able to better consolidate its power within Iran and expand more influence into the surrounding region as more Middle Eastern countries and factions lose faith in the United States and turn on us. Iraq is already threatening to kick the US out of their country. If that happens, Iran will further increase it’s power in that nation.
   Iran has announced it is leaving the Nuclear Deal and will be free to reinitiate uranium enrichment. This means they could soon be well on their way to becoming a nuclear power.
   The United States needed cool, calm heads in the White House in dealing with the Middle Eastern situation. Instead, Donald Trump has inflamed an already troubled region and has increased the danger facing Americans and our allies (for Iran will retaliate after Soleimani’s killing). Now Trump has stooped so low as to threaten to bomb Iranian cultural sites, an act which would be sickeningly despicable and go against international law.
   In my opinion, this is that much more evidence in how unsuitable Donald Trump is in the office of President of the United States.
   We need to vote Trump out of office. In the meantime, we must speak out and put pressure on our elected officials to stand up to Trump to attempt to minimize the damage his actions are creating.
   And to those who have been supporting Trump, please speak out against him when he does such disgraceful things. There are times when partisan politics should be laid aside.
 
  

Trump’s Actions Led To Iran Leaving The Nuclear Deal

In my opinion, the Trump Administration’s actions with regards to Iran (leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal and killing Soleimani) have increased the likelihood that Iran will become a nuclear power and has strengthened Iran’s position in the Middle East.
   The extremist leadership will be able to better consolidate its power within Iran and expand more influence into the surrounding region as more Middle Eastern countries and factions lose faith in the United States and turn on us.
   Iran has announced it is leaving the Nuclear Deal and will be free to reinitiate uranium enrichment.
   The United States needed cool, calm heads in the White House in dealing with the Middle Eastern situation. Instead, Donald Trump has inflamed an already troubled region and has increased the danger to Americans and our allies (for Iran will retaliate after Soleimani’s killing).
   This is that much more reason why we need to vote Trump out of office. In the meantime, we must speak out and put pressure on our elected officials to stand up to Trump to attempt to minimize the damage Trump’s actions are creating.
 
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-pulling-out-nuclear-deal-following-u-s-strike-killed-n1110636?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR1woWYp3ztGDCTNrEqvOnSahnFr8e6vrXTaVdy8R9A4BaUW0wd2fkMRzz4