General Keane: Our Iran strategy is working

General Keane: Our Iran strategy is working


INCIDENT IN THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS. MEANWHILE, IRANIAN STATE TV CLAIMS THAT THEIR FORCES SEIZED FOREIGN OIL TANKER WITH 12 CREW MEMBERS WHO THEY ACCUSE OF SMUGGLING OIL. THE U.S. IS REPORTEDLY GETTING READY TO SEND 500 TROOPS TO SAUDI ARABIA IN A NEW SHOW OF FORCE AND IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER SAID TODAY IS COUNTRY HAS — WAS A FEW MINUTES AWAY FROM WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES LAST MONTH OVER THE PRIOR INCIDENT. HERE NOW GENERAL JACK KEANE, FOX NEWS SENIOR STRATEGIC ANALYST. IN GENERAL, GOOD TO HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY. WHAT SHOOTING DOWN NOT DRONE THE RIGHT THING TO DO? WAS A JUSTIFIED? AND NOW WHAT?>>THE COMMANDERS ON THE SCENE CAN MAKE THAT JUDGMENT. THEY GIVE THEM WARNINGS THAT THEY GET WITHIN — ARE VIOLATIONS OF OUR OWN PROTECTIONS, THEY’VE GOT THE RIGHT TO DO IT. TO BE QUITE FRANK ABOUT IT, THE IRANIANS OBVIOUSLY ARE FEELING THE WEIGHT OF THESE CRIPPLING SANCTIONS IN A WAY THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN FOR 39 YEARS IN DEALING WITH THEM IN THEIR RESPONSE, AS MUCH AS THEIR DETERMINED AND USED TO BE SOMEWHAT DISCIPLINED, I FIND THEM INCREDIBLY INEPT IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY’RE DOING. IT STARTS WITH THE TANKERS. IF THEY SABOTAGED SIX OF THEM AND WE CAUGHT THEM WITH INDISPUTABLE EVIDENCE ON ALL OF THEM AND IT ABSOLUTELY BACKFIRED IN THEIR FACE. THEY HAD A TACTICAL COMMANDER SHOOT ON AN AMERICAN DRONE WITHOUT THE AUTHORIZATION OF THEIR LEADERS, CLAIMED IT WAS IN THEIR AIRSPACE BUT COULDN’T PROVE IT. OUR PRESIDENT DIDN’T RESPOND TO IT AND WE WIND UP ON THE MORAL HIGH GROUND IN THE IRANIANS LOSE FACE OVER IT. THEY ARE TRYING TO RETALIATE AGAINST THE BRITS FOR TAKING A TANKER AWAY FROM THEM FOR GOOD REASONS, VIOLATING SANCTIONS AND THEY GET HUMILIATED BY THE BRITS WITH A WARSHIP IN THE AREA. IT’S A STUNNING, EMBARRASSING HUMILIATION. HE’S A NEW YORK CITY AND IS TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT I’M WILLING TO PUT BALLISTIC MISSILES ON THE TABLE AS A NEGOTIATING TOOL. IF WE START TO RESPOND TO IT, 24 HOURS LATER HE SAYS NO, NO, I DIDN’T REALLY MEAN THAT. THIS IS EXTRAORDINARY, WHAT IS HAPPENING. I THINK MY TAKE ON IT, MARTHA, IS AN INDICATION OF THE PRESSURE, THE ABSOLUTE PRESSURE THAT THE IRANIANS ARE FEELING HERE.>>Martha: THEY SAY THAT THEY FEEL LIKE THESE SANCTIONS HURT THE PEOPLE OF IRAN AND NOT THE LEADERSHIP, THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO WEATHER THIS FAIRLY WELL. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT? IS THAT AN EFFECTIVE TOOL?>>IT’S SO EFFECTIVE. I MEAN, HIGH INFLATION RATES, HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT. YES IT’S AFFECTING THE PEOPLE, FOOD SHORTAGES, POWER OUTAGES, GROWING CIVIL UNREST, THEY BLAME THE REGIME, THEY ARE NOT BLAMING AMERICA FOR WHAT IS TAKING PLAC PLACE. THE LEADERSHIP IN IRAN IS BACK ON THEIR HEELS LITERALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS NOT OVERREACT, BE PATIENT, BECAUSE THE STRATEGY WE HAVE IN PLACE IS WORKING AND WE DON’T NEED TO GO UP THE LADDER OF ESCALATION WITH THE IRANIANS IN A WAY THAT THEY WOULD LOVE TO TAKE US THERE. WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT WE’RE DOING. OUR STRATEGY, OUR OFFENSIVE STRATEGY IS WORKING AND DON’T FALL INTO A PROVOCATION TRAP

100 Replies to “General Keane: Our Iran strategy is working

  1. There are big names supporting and encouraging Iran, to act out. They want the Trump administration to go to war with Iran. We should drop humanitarian aid and tell the Iranian people to stock up and take cover.

  2. lmao. what iranian drone? Only trump sees it as a Iranian drone shoot down. even pentagon has said they do not know the owner of the drone AKA run of the mill $100 quad-copter. Iran said none of their drones shot down

  3. I think they know that President Trump will do what he says and there is no more handouts for their threats to keep them at bay and they are going to have to understand that with or with out war if necessary

  4. Israel would like nothing more than to have our military shed the blood of our servicemen and women for them, we’re doing there’re bidding for them. Stay out of it, and just sanction the hell out of them, until they’re whole society collapses.

  5. If it’s hurting everyday ppl like you and I, then it’s not necessary doing much good. Unless they’re trying to cause an uprising within Iran which isn’t from noble from us being the greatest nation with the most freedom.

  6. OK ill be right back Old man to stupid to scoop ice cream on hot day and play ball YOU TWO ARE MINE!!

  7. Spot on analysis! The US is showing a display of hard power, but not the hard power of choice (military) of the establishment neocons. Instead, Trump is using economic hard power to crush Iran. They are feeling a ton of pain, Trump and his administration just need to keep a level head and not let up the pressure (and add even more). This can be accomplished with no invasion, no war, and no American soldiers dying. Yet another reason I'm voting for Trump in 2020.

  8. The General is right on the spot … the sanctions are working beautifully , the Mullahs are running around like a chicken with head cut off

  9. Day 5. Hassan Rouhani's nanny goat is still missing. Last seen wearing a red romper, with black patent leather pumps!

  10. So where is this drone ? No photos or videos. Everything he said is reversed. Not just Iran but the world is laughing at America

  11. You people never learn after the great cost of all the illegal middle east Wars!! Lol. You want to commit another illegal war in the Middle East that serves ZERO interest to the U.S..The U.S. can produce its own oil it doesn't need to fight anybody in the middle east. The forefathers are rolling in their graves.

  12. Fox News channel is a joke. A disgraceful news network. Talking trash about other news stations, selling Fox News hats and coffee mugs right in the middle of their news feed. Spreading filth news about American citizens. Clown network more like like.

  13. God bless our POTUS! did you hear this General? Never before has he seen such an effective strategy cause the Iranian leadership to be as dysfunctional and in such disarray in the 39 yrs hes been in the military

  14. Iran is calling it bull crap. A stationary not moving small consumer type quadcopter with a standard consumer camera just waiting at a distance for it to be shot down is seen by Iran as very strange and fake.
    use farsi translation: @t

  15. US has a terrible record on reading the crowd. Back in 2003, it was assumed that once Iraq was invaded – spontaneous resistance to Saddam would pop up – it didn´t. USA toppled the last democratically elected leader of Iran AND armed Iraq in the IRAN-IRAQ war. Why on earth would anyone from Iran see US as the good guy? Here we see some analyst selling us a story that the common Iranian is just on the verge of turning against their own leadership and just itches to the freed by USA. "they do not blame US" – that´s hard to believe.
    Once again US is overselling the Iranian political opposition just as they did with Iraq. And any military clash near the borders of Iran can only serve the interest of the Iranian government – since this reminds the population that there is a foreigner hostile army near their borders.

  16. Let see 12 years in Iraq. Double that if we go to war with Iran, my newborn will be killing for… oil? It just doesn’t make sense any more

  17. all this talks are good for american audience , in Iran life is smooth as always , bypassing the dollar was a brilliant steep , Venezuela should try that

  18. The IRAN DEAL was working just fine. Iran kept to the deal. YOU TRUMP ! BROKE THE DEAL WHEN YOU WALKED OUT OF IT. YOU TRUMP ! DECIDED TO PUT CRIPPLING SANCTIONS ON IRAN.  YOU TRUMP ! NOW CHOOSE TO PUSH IRAN OVER THE EDGE, TO SATISFY YOUR BOSS PUTIN. GUESS YOUR JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS.
    HISTORY WILL SHOW THAT THE USA WERE A NATION OF TERRORISTS MOTIVATED BY SIMPLE GREED. THE ONLY COUNTRY TO USE A NUCLEAR BOMB ON CITIZENS OF ANOTHER COUNTRY.
    THIS TIME RUSSIA IS CALLING THE SHOTS FROM INSIDE THE WHITEHOUSE ,THRU TRUMP.
    SOME FOX VIEWERS AIN'T STUPID NO MORE.

  19. I wish Trump had the nuts to put this kind of pressure on Saudi Arabia – the REAL number one state sponsor if terrorism.

  20. LOL!! Only on Bizzaro world. Our State Department should be aggressively and robustly in the mix; however, dear leader along with a compliant republican house+senate – along with some democrats – has gutted and denutted our State Department.

    I wonder how many fox news hosts have children/grandchildren in uniform?

    donald does not have our nation's best interest at heart, period!

  21. Most of the comments here show clearly how much blood lust there is in America. A complete lack of morals or ethics…..none. Who gave you the right to say this person can be killed or that country destroyed…..aye….who? And you call yourselves Christians……more like charlatans.
    Take a long look in the mirror do you see looking back a liar?, thief?, charlatan?, cold blooded killer?…..I suggest you probably don't care so it's time to admit you have satanic tendencies.

  22. Evil Jewish warmongers in government want another war with Arabs. Mossad agent comments are so obvious on YouTube.

  23. Sanctions didn't seem to work on Cuba to have regime change over there. Why not. And why would it work on Iran.

  24. US will not attack Iran on behalf of Israel because if US attacks, Iran, hezbollah, syria and Iraq will unload every missile they have on Israel.

  25. I am neither on Iran or America side but I am for world peace and the world need true leaders that discuss real issues in the world court (United Nation?), if there is any, stop all the name calling and labeling and behave like leaders not high school rouges.

  26. U.S is nothing but a paper tiger superpower we saw them in Iraq Afghanistan and Syria they couldn't able to defeat the isis until Russia and Iran step in and finish the job trump is isreali barking dog hahahahahhahahahaha

  27. Great yes man for in briefings. After the US stole England's oil concessions in Iran and ruined other oil concession the UK and France had in the middle east, it sure is pretty seeing the American flag waved saying everything will be great. These jokers must love oil spills.

  28. No it's not… But you guys keep lying to your audience… I feel for ppl who take Fox at it's word and don't fact check anything… ignorance can be cured… Stupidity cannot.

  29. Iran is like a mad squirrel in the park that starts to pester and bite you because it is used to humans giving it free food and tolerating it. Just give it a swift kick, not enough to injure it… but a warning. Ultimately it is going to stay clear of the humans it knows not to pester and may slowly change its behavior too if nobody else feeds it. Dems would try to appease that squirrel with more bread crumbs ( or even a full loaf from YOUR cupboard).

  30. The US did NOT shoot down a drone. If so, show proof. That's how it works. Nothing but lies and a HORRIBLY constructed false narrative. Pompeo is failing miserably trying to stir things up with Iran and get his first war. Why didn't he come out and do a Press Conference? Exactly. No drones have been downed, no boats have been captured. As I predicted… Nothing happened, nothing will happen, no war.

    Not taking sides.

  31. Jack Keane is right about every word. What we need to do is not over react, be patient; bombing will only have civilian casualties and gather people behind regime. Their economy is shattered going 10% negative, 50% inflation rate. Expand sanctions to Mullahs in power and their families and associates. Soon their people will up-rise.

  32. Q tells us Iran has Mk54 "Davey Crockett" suitcase nukes. Iran also knows 1) US withdrew after '83 Beirut bombing killed 241 US soldiers, 2) All sides covered-up the use of a Mk54 against 200 Russian mercenaries 7 Feb 2018. Knowing Iran want US out of their business, what strategy might they employ? Seems obvious: Iran will employ a Mk54 against a concentration of US personnel. Preferably sea-based, where nosy civilians and reporters can't access geiger-counters. Mk54's weigh as little as 42lbs, so a small-ish drone can deliver one. Who recovered the drone splashed by Boxer? One can bet Iran wants that Mk54 back?

  33. by strategy does he mean Gen Wesley Clark's infamous admission of 7 countries in 5 years?
    where is the DOD declass file footage of Iranian drone? its absence is suspicious and historically always accompanies the story when US wants to prove it. FOX joins the MSM in not asking for it which is a fail also.

  34. Well I’m glad you asked.

    First all to say I have all the details of the Iran nuclear deal would be misleading. What I do know is that the regulation of the uranium enrichment was poor at best, and the Iranian goal is to become a player in nuclear arena.

    Iran’s mantra is the complete destruction of Israel and is citizens. Iran supports hamas, hezbollah, the houthi rebels in Yemen, and is attempting to undermine the Saudi government. This is common knowledge and the funding for hamas and hezbullah are clearly stated in Iran’s budget. They brag about their support of the two organizations.

    Now, with that said I do realize that the American government, through CIA and other covert strategies have destabilized the middle eastern region, so are part in ill feelings between Iran and the United States goes well before the days of the Shah. To say that DJT totally blew it or did something ridiculous withdrawing from the nuclear deal is simplistic and ignorant.

    The Koran clearly states that a believer can lie to an infidel without repercussions and that is what the Iranian government did. They lied about regulation, the cash that Obama gave them was an illegal transfer of money, and the Iranian government will use nuclear weapons against Israel as soon as they can.

    Iran works to destabilize the region, oppress its people, and under theocratic governments, the people always suffer.

    To put the responsibility of this of a failed deal on DJT is unfair and when the Iran deal is analyzed, it favors a regime that is not worthy of the benefit of doubt. To say DJT did a horrible thing by backing out of this deal, considering how many of our administrations have completely mismanaged this region.

    I was only saying that is was refreshing to see a military man not hawking the war like Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, and a bunch of other idiot democrats spewing their war monger if

  35. Yanks Just being the bullies of the world Lets hope Iran nukes the Yanks They're just so full of it..
    The Yanks are the evil here Not Iran Just because the Yanks couldn't get a bigger piece of the pie they cut talks and squealed lime babies.. and like always make threats starve the innocent and then think the world should kiss their yankie butts … Hell NO you Yanks can go to bloody hell and back You're the aggressor you're the bully you're the treat to thhe world not bloody Iran Ya bunch of pompous jack asses You Yanks are bloody lunatic war mongers who believes the world should obey you lot … well get yankie go bite me If it were me I'd send you a nuke right up your arses… morons

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  37. Bolton (the guy who look like KFC Colonel Sanders in Trump administration) got blood on his hand from the Iraq war. He is one of the main supporter for regime change in Iraq under the pretext that Saddam's Iraq going to nuke the world when on a live BBC interview by a senior journalists the late Saddam mention he is not into nuclear anymore, he wanted to rebuild his country for his people. A nuke facility cannot be hidden in his pocket like a drug and with American satellite technology and whatever sure can detect a nuclear plant. Saddam had request for an open dialogue for the world to judge but Bushy said NO- ATTACK! True enough there is no nuclear and it is very clear that Iraq war was a miscalculated adventure that cost innocent US SOLDIER LIVES AND TAXPAYER MONEY! Now its Iran, though Iran do have nuclear expertise but there are other agenda/ elements that seek Iran downfall. And it is weird to hear that an American official under Trump, linking AL Qaeda with Iran as that cannot happen as AL Qaeda is not Shia …hmmm so sad when politician resort to deceit and misinformation which may spill innocents blood. I still kind of pity Trump as he is being surrounded by scrupulous characters, lucky enough Trump is strong will or else there will be war now.

  38. Obama, Hillary and Michelle should not be able to profit off their crimes. Obama needs to pay us back the money he sent to Iran. He was a traitor.

  39. That's pretty crazy that they are getting so desperate for oil in Iran because of sanctions they are stealing it.

  40. No one wants War, but We will respond and it will cripple Iran and the sheep who continue to inflict their mental illness upon US. We are in no rush and Trump and our beloved US Military have this under control. Does anyone remember MOAB? We are not dependent upon them for our energy. What is India and China doing about this? Nothing! The Mullahs have to remember, Obama Bin Biden is no longer POTUS.

  41. I am a former US MARINE CORPS active duty gent. I wish I could join again at 64 and serve my country again. Hell I still PT 5 days a week. HHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

  42. Sure it is "General Keane", Iran managed to mine ships, take ships, shoot down our strategic assett in the air, be present on the borders of Israel on more than one front, have cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and nuclear power in the last 40 years since we became their adversary. Hardly a highlight reel of our strategic aims being achieved? What a LOSER General. Hardly good enough to be serving the US and Trump. Many better generals exist. Relegation grade analysis.

  43. Wow, who couldve ever guessed that backing out of a binding agreement for NO reason and then starving the countries people over it would be successful.

  44. Yes the sanctions squeeze the people not the leaders. The people squeeze the leaders and change takes place. Often corrupt leaders are the problem. You can't fool the people all the time.

  45. Trump is weak on foreign policy and it shows in how he handles Iran . They have captured a valuable asset of our closes ally ,and no action is taken. Weak ,and a international laughingstock. Trying to overthrow a foreign government with economic sanctions IS an act of war and all nations know that. Another coup attempt by America, and will not end well. The mullahs in Iran gained power in the aftermath of the first American led coup.

  46. So all these money/life consuming wars and finally a President who’s getting it right? Sanctions, are the real bomb.. Good job Mr.President! KAG 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  47. With comments like these! .
    The only answer can be through the exit door of Toys R Us and upgrade your Linux

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