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  1. #1 Trump instructs US Navy to shoot and ‘destroy’ Iranian ships harassing US ships 
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    President Donald Trump revealed in a tweet on Wednesday morning that he has granted the U.S. Navy permission to shoot down Iranian gunboats who harass U.S. ships.

    “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” Trump tweeted.

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    It's about time, tyrants only listen to gunfire and as long as you allow yourself to be intimidated or targeted they will continue but only with even more force. One way to stop the oil glut is to let those bastards sink one or two tankers in the strait and that will stop the killing of our oil industry plus those tyrants in Iran. It might even force Saudi Arabia to police their own back yard. So I see a lot of things going down with this order, not only that the Iranians have claimed to launch a satellite yesterday. I don't think that satellite will live very long. You might see the first action of our new space forces.
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    Yep. Now we're talkin'...
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    I doubt the Iranians will take this seriously. And will attempt to retaliate if a few of their boats go boom. Hopefully the USN will be prepared to take out the boats' base facilities on short notice.
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    Iran is our enemy but we don't need their oil. It is in our National Interest to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons and long range delivery systems but this does nothing to further that goal. The Saudi's remain our "allies" but we don't need their oil either. They are just another gang of medieval thugs struggling to remain in power. Which leaves the question:

    Why even have our Navy there?

    The Saudis are partially responsible for the crude oil price crash which has the potential of severely damaging our oil industry hence our energy independence hence our national security. The President isn't doing this to make the neocons happy, they would love a kinetic war with Iran. We are successfully destroying the Iranian economy with our sanctions and especially our secondary sanctions. I trust that the President is getting something from the Saudis in return. Stay tuned.

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