So, Trump sent B-52s to the Middle East as a deterrent/threat to Iran?
Let’s back up for a moment. What exactly is the threat? Iran’s responding to Trump essentially killing the JCPOA, and Iran is deciding that if the US withdraws, there’s no reason for Iran to comply with a deal that prevents Iran from doing what North Korea has done (go nuclear).
Trump’s response to this logical response is to ratchet up the rhetoric and move B-52s to the region? Except that they could still reach from Diego Garcia without putting our planes in harm’s way (stationing them locally means that they could be caught on the ground there). It’s transparent BS from Trump, and the Iranians are calling them out for it.
Trump’s gutting a deal that but for Obama’s name associated with it - is doing the job of constraining Iran’s nuclear program.
Meanwhile, Trump and Bolton are bumbling their way into an entirely preventable conflict because they both need to do something to deflect from the impeachment shit show that is still impending in DC.
Bolton and Trump both think they’re the smartest guys in the room, and neither are particularly smart - Trump is a con man who excels at lying to everyone with ever bigger lies. Surrounding himself with other liars doesn’t help.
Well, it helps Russia, who benefits from the chaos Trump sows. Everyone in the US? Not so much.