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Monday, January 13, 2020

State Department officials involved in US embassy security were not made aware of imminent threats to four specific US embassies, two State Department officials tell CNN, further undermining President Donald Trump's claims that the top Iranian general he ordered killed earlier this month posed an imminent threat to the diplomatic outposts.

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Seems the justifications are being shredded by the day. State had no idea about the supposed threats to embassies and now we find he's been planning this assassination for at least seven months, and that he carried it out to curry favor with Senate GOP hawks frothing at the mouth to kill other people's kids in Iran. The Tangerine Tyrant has committed a war crime. Our next AG will be in a race with the Hague to prosecute this lifelong criminal POS.

#1 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-01-13 08:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Why would they be, its a lie.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-13 08:45 PM | Reply

There were no threats.

It was all lies.

Trump apologists are the worst kind of scum.

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-01-13 09:42 PM | Reply

"There were no threats.

POSTED BY ANGRYDAD "

How could you possible know this?

Oh that's right. You're badly afflicted with TDS. LOL

#4 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-13 10:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"According to officials familiar with the matter"...

CNN has a vast stable of anonymous sources that have been batting around .250 since Jan. 20, 2016.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-13 10:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-13 10:04 PM | Reply | Flag: Trump apologist - the worst kind of scum

#6 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-01-13 10:53 PM | Reply

Think about it this way. They had seven months to get their ducks in a row.....and failed miserably in devising/defending their reason for knocking this guy off.

That really doesn't give me a great feeling on how much thought went into the potential ramifications going forward.

#7 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-01-13 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

BRASS

"potential ramifications"

LOL ~ Trump is the last person on earth to get a clue.

But he did nail himself a bad guy . . . just like Obama did, only more better.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-14 03:19 AM | Reply

How could you possible know this?

Oh that's right. You're badly afflicted with TDS. LOL

#4 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

How can you possibly believe a word they say?

Oh right, you're badly afflicted with TDS. Trump ---------- Syndrome LOL

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-14 04:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

JPW

"Trump ---------- Syndrome " (?????)

Did Dick Cheney die?

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-14 04:53 AM | Reply

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"How can you possibly believe a word they say?
Oh right, you're badly afflicted with TDS. Trump ---------- Syndrome LOL

#9 | POSTED BY JPW "

I don't. But that doesn't mean I have to make up stuff and present it as fact. You just don't get it jpw. It's that simple. TDS consumes you.

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-14 06:24 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"#4 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-13 10:04 PM | Reply | Flag: Trump apologist - the worst kind of scum

#6 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD "

On this we agree. It's right up there with the TDS that consumes you.

#12 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-14 06:26 AM | Reply

It's common knowledge that embassy personnel are politically worthless unless they have been killed by brown-skinned, toga-wearing mobs.

#13 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-01-14 11:21 AM | Reply

Had there been actionable intel, indicating that plots to attack 4 embassies had been discovered, a functional, responsible State Department would have issued Alerts to protect vital Embassy staff, would they not?

After all, Republicans highly prioritized and studied the process of protecting Embassy personnel, during the Benghazi investigations, isnt that so Republicans?

The fact that no Alerts were issued underscores the lack of legitimate concern the Administration held. Surely, actionable intel would have triggered immediate Warnings.

Absent such warnings, there is little substance to underpin the obviously specious claims of 'immediate and imminent' threats.

#14 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-01-14 11:59 AM | Reply

Trump lied. People died.

#15 | Posted by bored at 2020-01-14 12:09 PM | Reply

"Trump lied. People died.

POSTED BY BORED "

What do you think of spam emails and phone calls you get? They become less and less relevant, don't they? Same thing here.

Think about it.

#16 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-14 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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