Democrat Senator Urges Trump to Strike Iran

Democrat Senator Chris Coons has come out in support of a retaliatory strike of Iran following an attack on a Saudi oil refinery over the weekend.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

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Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) said the recent drone strikes that have been blamed on Iran may be “the thing that calls for military action” during an appearance on Fox & Friends Monday morning.

“First, I want to see the intelligence. But it seems credible that the Houthis don’t have the sort of advanced drones that carried out this crippling strike on Saudi oil facilities,” Coons said. “My hope that the president will consult with his generals, his diplomats, his advisors will look hard at the intelligence. Iran is one of the most dangerous state sponsors of terrorism. This may well be the thing that calls for military action against Iran if that’s what the intelligence supports.”

“What about people who say, ‘You know, we got our own oil, we don’t need that oil as much as we used to. Not our problem.’ What would you say to that?” Kilmeade asked.

“One of the things that has kept America safe and secure for seven decades is a global network of alliances,” Coons said. “Obviously our alliance with the Saudis has been badly strained by the murder of Khashoggi and by some of the other things that MBS, the crown prince, has done.”

Tensions in the region, especially with Iran, have continued to escalate as Iran scrambles to survive amid U.S. sanctions.

It remains unclear if President Trump will respond militarily.

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John Strom
John Strom
10 months ago

Sen. Chris Coons is a false patriot. He is a leftist and no lover of President Trump. He’s trying to promote an attack on Iran that would backfire on Trump’s reelection. Trump may have to order some retaliation but I’d first cripple their. income by freezing assets and seizing tankers laden with Iranian crude oil. That will work quicker and we need to be mindful that MOST Iranians are pro-American and not cause harm to the population. Hit them where it hurts – in their pocketbook unless there’s a MOAB’s that can only obliterate the Mullahs.

Again, beware Chris Coons who talks out of both sides of his mouth. Typical leftist Democrat

johnconrad
johnconrad
10 months ago
Reply to  John Strom

Hitting Iranoian oilfields will cripple Iran’s economy must more and faster than more sanctions and grabbing their ships.

Keith Clark
Keith Clark
10 months ago

Saudis
The guys that flew the jets into buildings on 9/11….
We should start another Mideast war for those guys?
That advice had to come from a democrat.

Sid A
10 months ago

Saudi has purchased a lot of our military equipment. Let them hit Iran. I prefer America to be there as a backup should Saudi Arabia ask for it.

mark
10 months ago

let the Saudi’s handle it, they have new planes and other military equipment the US just so;d them.

ILYA OKUN
ILYA OKUN
10 months ago

I agree with John Strom’s course of action. But President Trump should seize this opportunity to convince Saudis to announce a peace treaty with Israel and create a broad coalition with other countries (after all, this heinous attack on the major oil producer is an attack on all oil-consuming countries (except Russia). That coalition can then totally isolate Iranian ayatollahs and, maybe, eliminate a couple most odious of them.

Don
Don
10 months ago

Let the Saudi’s do the attacking as this is not our oil field and beware of Chris Coons. Do not trust him as the Dems want to call Trump a warmonger.

Oscar Williams
Oscar Williams
10 months ago

Coons, pardon my realism, has a penis sticking out of this collar. “I wanna see the intelligence….president consult advisors…” What a grandstanding, no-account moron. Of COURSE The President will act PROPERLY in response to the information he verifies. When Coons looks in the mirror, does he see Bonzo or Curious George?

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
10 months ago

I don’t trust any democrat. Don’t do it.

Nancy Anderson
10 months ago

John Strom. You are completely right.!!! It’s just a ploy to get President Trump to start a war with Iran, so the people will turn against him. I hope that our President is much smarter than those Demoncraps think he is.

Wisesooth
Wisesooth
10 months ago

IMHO, Iran is goading us into a fight. They want an excuse to proclaim to the approximate 1 billion Muslims that the United States declared war on Islam. That would start a civil war from within.
Before shale fracking, the United States was severely dependent on Iran (Aramco) for petroleum energy. We made a deal to provide defensive capability to Saudi Arabia in return for an affordable petroleum source. Aramco calls the shots at OPEC because it is the number 2 source of the world supply of oil. About 1/3 of Russia’s GDP is based on petroleum exports.

Ed D.
Ed D.
10 months ago

Of course, he wants the President to retaliate. Then we can get bogged down in yet another middle eastern war and the Dems will have something they can point to Trump and call him a War-Monger for! Don’t fall for it.

johnconrad
johnconrad
10 months ago
Reply to  Ed D.

no need to get bogged down anywhere. just hit the Iranian oil processing plants just like they hit SA.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
10 months ago

Iran struck Saudi, not the U.S. Worst scenario should be to counsel the Saudis and perhaps loan stuff to fill their military voids.

Steve Earle
Steve Earle
10 months ago

Likely was Iranian drone but President should be leery of any unilateral strike by us. Every country that is dependent on the kingdom’s oil should be involved on any retaliatory military strike.

John
John
10 months ago

Hmmm… with new stuff coming out about all those involved in the witch hunt and how they covered for the Saudis, not only with the Sept 11th 2001 attacks but several other things, and the democrats involvement in attacking “W” within days (to cover their involvement??), I think the President ought to be very careful as to who is ‘wagging the dog’ on this.
Let them kill themselves off.
The area known as “the Middle East” has been killing each other since before the Xerxes wars (486 BC) with Grecian City-States.

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
10 months ago

Democrats are probably the people who told Iran to launch those missiles. They can’t outsmart the President any other way, so they want to con him in to a war with Iran, so they can use that to accuse him of lying during his campaign about pulling troops out of the region, and not being a fan of regime change operations. The same people who have likely been whispering in the ears of Iran, and China, telling them to hold out until 2020, then they will make sure the vote tally shows he lost, and they can get back to their anti Israel & anti American operations. Don’t fall for it.

Martin Korab
10 months ago

I wouldn’t trust a Democrat to do anything right. The Democratic Party has evolved into the Democratic Communist Party, and they will lie, propagandize and do anything they can to obstruct President Trump and his Administration in any way they can. President Trump is the greatest president that America ever had and he will do what has to be done to KAG. because he loves this country and wants nothing but the best for it’s people. GO TRUMP ! Martin Korab

Rob Janis
Rob Janis
10 months ago

Let ’em duke it out among themselves – the guys are right – the RacCoon has no idea what the military intel is, and preemptive strikes just might put us in a war – just where the do nothing progressives want us.

Raymond F Miller
10 months ago

The Democrats would just love to get President Trump in a war so they after supporting it can then start to pick it apart and criticize everything he does just like they did with W when they pushed him to retaliate on Bin-Laden. If we do hit them, hit them hard enough to put them back into the stone age, wipe them off the face of the earth.

Shasha
Shasha
10 months ago

The “left” has Agenda 21…want to lower the population by war/abortions up to birth and after/trashing the weather and the economy/forcing vaccines and more. They love war. They may benefit and earn money. If the person wants to push war maybe he would volunteer to be in the military himself. He doesn’t care if people get hurt/die. War maybe “big business” for the “left” and pushes their agenda.

Lea
Lea
10 months ago

With yet ONE MORE attempt to get the U.S. into yet another WAR with an Unlimited Stay, until??????????????????????????????????????
If I were the President I would NOT ACCEPT that challenge. This is exactly what the Democratic Party and the Overseas Cabal is Yearning for.
DON’T GIVE IT TO THEM! Let’s face reality, the Saudi’s have been getting away with literal murder. Yes, assist them…but the American people do not want to support any more foreign Wars.

Shelba
10 months ago

If the Saudi government wants to retaliate against Iran let them, it is their place to either attack Iran or not, the US is not the police of the world, we should stand back and see what Saudi wants to do, not jump in with an attack on Iran

elloyd_tunt
elloyd_tunt
10 months ago

Sen. Chris Coons is a weak-kneed, dimpled-butt, never-Trumper leftist, and any advice he gives in regards to a retaliatory strike against Iran is a double-edged sword which one can be assured would quickly be used against the president during the 2020 campaign for the White House. After the continued Democratic barrage against this nation’s duly-elected president any offer of assistance, advice, or help with policy must be subject to Caveat Emptor!

Bill Rouse
Bill Rouse
10 months ago

Trump should authorize a blockade…………….search and seize all Iranian vessels. Let Saudi Arabia pony up and do the actual invasion.