Tucker: US came within minutes of war with Iran

Tucker: US came within minutes of war with Iran


>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING. WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” JUST 24 HOURS AGO, THIS COUNTRY STOOD ON THE BRINK OF CATACLYSM. WITHOUT A SINGLE VOTE OF THE CONGRESS WE CAME WITHIN MINUTES OF WAR WITH IRAN. AFTER DESTRUCTION OF UNMANNED DRONE, THEY NEARLY LAUNCHED AIRSTRIKE ON TARGETS. SOME REPORTS SAY OUR PLANES WERE LITERALLY IN THE AIR. BUT IN THE END, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN AND THE PRESIDENT PULLED BACK. THIS MORNING HE EXPLAINED WHY.>>President Trump: THEY SAID SIR, WE ARE READY TO GO. I’D LIKE A DECISION. I SAID I WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED? IN THIS CASE IRANIANS. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE KILLED? SIR, I’D LIKE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT. GREAT PEOPLE, THESE GENERALS. THEY CAME BACK AND SAID, “SIR, PLE APE APPROXIMATELY 150.” I THOUGHT ABOUT IT. THEY SHOT DOWN AN UNMANNED DRONE, PLANE, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. HERE WE ARE SITTING WITH 150 DEAD PEOPLE THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN A HALF AN HOUR AFTER I SAID GO AHEAD. I DIDN’T LIKE IT. I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS PROPORTIONATE.>>Tucker: HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED? THE MOST BASIC OF ALL QUESTIONS. BUT A QUESTION TOO RARELY ASKED BY LEADERS CONTEMPLATING WAR. 150 PEOPLE WIPED OFF THE PLANET IN RETALIATION FOR A BROKEN DRONE. EVERY ONE OF THEM, THE PRESIDENT REMINDED HIS STAFF LAST NIGHT, SOMEONE WITH A FAMILY. THE WHOLE THING IN THE END OFFENDED HIS SENSE OF DECENCY AND HE SAID IT SEEMED DISPROPORTIONATE AND IT WAS. MOREOVER, AIRSTRIKES WOULD HAVE LED TO A WIDER CONFLICT WITH IRAN. THAT WAS THE POINT OF IT. POLICY MAKERS IN WASHINGTON CRAVE A WAR WITH IRAN. LAST NIGHT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE FIRST DOMINO. AT THE LAST MINUTE, THE PRESIDENT THWARTED THEIR PLANS. FOR THAT HE IS VILIFIED. WATCH CNN 36-YEAR-OLD NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST ATTACK THE PRESIDENT FOR NOT KILLING ENOUGH PEOPLE YESTERDAY.>>THIS IS A WORST CASE SCENARIO. THE PRESIDENT SHOWING HE ESSENTIALLY MADE A DECISION, HAD A NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING AND WASN’T WILLING TO FOLLOW THROUGH. ALL IN ALL IT SHOWS A GROSS DISORGANIZATION AND A PRESIDENT WHO CAN’T MAKE UP HIS MIND EVEN ON SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS MILITARY STRIKE ON IRAN.>>Tucker: ONLY IN FOREIGN POLICY CIRCLES DO PEOPLE SAY THINGS THAT STUPID. IN FACT, LAST NIGHT WAS A HIGH POINT IN THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. BOMBING IRAN WOULD HAVE ENDED HIS POLITICAL CAR IN A MINUTE — POLITICAL CAREER IN A MINUTE THERE. WOULD BE NO CHANCE OF RE-ELECTION. IT’S LIKE DOING COCAINE. THE INITIAL RUSH RISES YOUR POLL NUMBERS BUT THE CRASH IS INEVITABLE. AT THIS POINT IT’D BE HORRIBLE. THE HANGOVER FROM AN IRAQ WAR WOULD LAST — HANGOVER FROM AN IRAN WAR WOULD LAST DECADES. THEY HAVE A COHESIVE POPULATION. THIS IS NOT LIKE THE CAPITAL OF ARAB WORLD LIKE RIYADH OR DUBAI. WE COULD BEAT IRAN BUT IT WOULDN’T EASY. I WOULD COST TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS, MANY THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS WOULD LIKELY DIE. CHINA WOULD LOVE IT. THEY WOULD BE THE ONLY WINNERS IN THE CONFLICT. AND TRUMP WAS ELECTED TO KEEP OUTS OF DISASTERS LIKE WAR WITH IRAN. HOW DID WE GET SO CLOSE TO STARTING ONE? SIMPLE. THE NEOKHANS STILL DEAL WITH THE ENORMOUS POWER. THEY DESPISE DONALD TRUMP. NOW, ONE OF THE KEY ALLIES IS THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER OF THE UNITED STATES. JOHN BOLTON IS AN OLD FRIEND OF BILL CRYSTAL’S AND THEY HELPED PLAN THE IRAQ WAR. WHEN BOLTON MADE IT TO THE WHITE HOUSE, NEOCONS CHEERED. THEY TOOK A BREAK FROM ATTACKING TRUMP TO CELEBRATING THE HIRING AND STEPHENS ASSURED THE MSNBC VIEWERS HE WAS A GREAT CHOICE BECAUSE HE WOULD PUSH THE PRESIDENT TO WAR.>>HE IS NOT THE CARICATURISH HAWK HE HAS BEEN MADE OUT TO BE. HE WILL RESTRAIN THE ISOLATION ISOLATIONIST IMPULSE AT THE HEART OF TRUMP’S POLICY THINKING.>>Tucker: GOT THAT? JOHN BOLTON IS GOING TO RESTRAIN TRUMP FROM AVOIDING WAR. OF COURSE, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE HAS TRIED TO DO FROM THE FIRST DAY. SHORTLY BEFORE BOLTON TOOK THE NEW JOB WE INCITED HIM ON THIS SHOW TO ASK ABOUT THE MANY, MANY, PREVIOUS FOREIGN POLICY POSITIONS. WASH AS BOLTON DENIES EVER BEING WRONG EVER ABOUT ANYTHING. NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT.>>Tucker: SO YOU CALLED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAQ, LIBYA AND SYRIA. IN THE FIRST TWO COUNTRIES WE HAD REGIME CHANGE. IT’S A DISASTER. I THINK WE AGREE.>>I DON’T AGREE WITH THAT.>>Tucker: YOU DON’T THINK IT’S BEEN A DISASTER?>>NO. I THINK YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT LIFE IS COMPLICATED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. WHEN YOU SAY WELL, THE OVERTHROW OF SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A MISTAKE, IT’S SIMPLISTIC.>>Tucker: I WOULD ARGUE I’M THE ONE THAT UNDERSTANDS HOW COMPLICATED IT IS. THAT’S MY VIEW.>>IT’S YOUR LONG EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY.>>Tucker: I HAVE A BETTER RECORD THAN YOURS, I WOULD SAY. GOT THAT? HILLARY CLINTONS TOPPLING OF THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT WAS NOT A DISASTER SAYS JOHN BOLTON. KEEP IN MIND THERE ARE LITERALLY SLAVE MARKETS OPERATING IN THE STREET OF TRIPOLI NOW. BUT NO PROBLEM. BOLTON IS FINE WITH THAT. HE IS FINE WITH THE OUTCOME IN IRAQ, TOO. IT’S NOT A DISASTER EITHER. ACCORDING TO JOHN BOLTON IT’S A RAGING SUCCESS. WE KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, LOST THOUSANDS OF OUR OWN TROOPS. SPENT $1 TRILLION TO ELIMINATE A W.M.D. THREAT THAT DESPITE JOHN BOLTON’S ASSURANCES NEVER EXISTED IN THE FIRST PLACE. BOLTON IS GLAD WE DID ALL THAT. REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT. THAT IS DEMENTED. NORMAL PEOPLE DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT. THERE IS NOTHING NORMAL ABOUT JOHN BOLTON. CHECK OUT THIS TAPE UN UNRECOVERED RECENTLY WHERE HE PROMISES WE’LL OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAN. THIS WAS FILMED BEFORE THE IRANIANS SHOT DOWN A SINGLE DRONE.>>I HAD SAID FOR OVER TEN YEARS SINCE COMING TO THESE EVENTS THAT THE DECLARED POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SHOULD BE THE OVERTHROW OF THE REGIME IN TEHRAN. THAT IS WHY BEFORE 2019, WE HERE WILL CELEBRATE IN TEHRAN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE]>>Tucker: IN OTHER WORDS, LAST NIGHT HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR YEARS. JOHN BOLTON IS A BUREAUCRATIC TAPEWORM. YOU CAN’T EXPEL HIM. HE SEEMS TO LIVE FOREVER IN THE BOWELS OF THE FEDERAL AGENCYSY REEMERGING TO CAUSE PAIN AND SUFFERING. BUT CRITICALLY, SOMEHOW NEVER SUFFERING HIMSELF. HIS LIFE REALLY IS WASHINGTON IN A NUTSHELL. BLUNDER IN TO THE OBVIOUS CATASTROPHES AGAIN AND AGAIN, REFUSE TO ADMIT BLAME, THEN DEMAND MORE OF THE SAME. THAT IS THE JOHN BOLTON LIFE CYCLE. IN BETWEEN ADMINISTRATION JOBS THERE ARE ALWAYS CUSHY SPEAKING POSTS, CABLE NEWS CONTRACTS.

100 Replies to “Tucker: US came within minutes of war with Iran

  1. Liberals are the scum of the earth. If you try to understand where they are coming from it's like taking a trip into the white rabbit hole in "Alice In Wonderland" disturbing to say the least. I dont even think they know or understand what they actually stand for in the world. Just a bunch of pathetic cry babies that dont know GOD whatsoever.

  2. What an absolutely BRILLIANT description of John Bolton: A tapeworm in the bowels of the government. I must hand it to Tucker Carlson. He is acting like a patriot.

  3. IF Trumpy thought that about the US girl slain in his first ever military order (Yemen) or lives lost in his bombing, droning or sanctions in places far afield as Venezuelan or Syria.
    Month after this video the UK seized Iran's tanker – Bolton congratulated.

  4. Killers of million of innocent people are so humane!!? @#£&. World don't believe you, hypocrite.

  5. I strongly dislike Fox News, but I'm just here because I heard that Tucker Carlson convinced one of his most avid viewers, Donald Trump, to not bomb Iran and start a war. If that's true, I will give credit where it is due and say THANK YOU, Tucker Carlson! Keep doing that.

  6. Whether liberal democrat or conservative republican we should support the president for keeping us out of these ridiculous costly wars that have done nothing for our American freedom or protection.

  7. 2.1k thumbs down from blinded, war-mongering idiots. Like or hate Tucker, this is one of the most refreshing rebukes in mainstream news over the past couple of years. Bravo.

  8. The Iranians area funny people… you overthrow their democracy and
    install a dictator to steal their oil wealth for some 30 years…. you
    aid Saddam with WMD and military intel to better use those chemical
    weapons against Iranian soldiers…. heck you even shot down one of
    their civilian airliners killing 300 men/women and children and for some
    strange reason they want to protect themselves from the parasitic
    Imperialists whom on a pack of lies just invaded destroyed the country
    beside them… such an odd and funny culture.

  9. Tucker nails this issue, and to sre him standing on principle and clapping back at the neocons is a sight to behold.

    It's strange to think that the most sensible ideas on these issues are coming from the Fox News channel. I say this as a left leaning common-humanity progressive type.

  10. What a load of bollox, how many people will be killed in this case Iranians, the reason why you did not attack Iran is that you know and your generals know Iran will attack back, Iran is not IRAQ, SYRIA, AFGHANISTAN, The USA have not won any war except the ww2 and that was with the help of allies,they lost in Iraq, Syria,Afghanistan, Vietnam,

  11. This will forever go down in history as the closest Humanity has come to World War III, we should be thanking Trump for making his decision not to attack Iran and preventing a "Red Dawn" scenario

  12. “John Bolton periodically re-emerging to cause pain and suffering”it’s scary to think we have a lot of people like that in the government

  13. Are you listening to yourself sometimes? "How many casualties" is the first question to ask, always. So why only 10 minutes before strike? This is absolutely showing that Trump is clearly not fit for office.
    This is so ridiculous. Tucker as foreign policy expert …..

  14. Trump was right about retaliation. Zero for 150 people . Thank you for not rushing in to a war Mr trump .

  15. How old is bolton ? for sure he is over 67 . Why he is not retired. And enjoy his life different way than planning to get the people killed . Maybe he doesn't know a better way of life !!!! You

  16. So . . . is Tucker assuming that everyone knows that Donald Trump appointed Bolton? Or is he omitting that fact for some other reason?

  17. I bow for you Tucker Carlson 👏
    Fox News better knows what a great guy you are and keep you for many more years

  18. this news is a wank is lier trump is liar every gov are liars and thieves we civilians outnumber you gov scumm 5000 to one you call war the war on your own doorstep we will not be drafted to fight your scummy thieving lieing attitudes no more warning to ever human of this world if the gov call a war dont fight it but fight to survive it your gov are corrupt lieing thieves on humanity and on our saefty and peice stop being pussys and take stand this why war broke out in other countries because they sick tired of corrupt gov leaders and there members this why some countries are lawless because law enforcement is gov and they unfairly targeted by civilians this will happen for the next war that happens in every country trump is acting corruptly and is also committing offenses against all our lives he directly threatened lives this is against the law in the criminal code for very same laws that evry person has to obey why is he allowed to brake the law he is human he has same coloured blood as ours he threatened the lives of billions for threat of war this is a war crime to use criminal intent to harm lives this is act against humanity and the criminal codes and the laws that supposed to protect us trump is criminal it against the oath he took to take office no criminal is allowed to hold office if commit any offense trump should be jailed

  19. trump will never be a diplomat or conservative or non judgmental he is total moron who won't take no for answer anyone remember his tv show you're fired he control freak and not good leader he should never been elected pm he not good person in general he simply put moron power hungry rich maggot that only accept his way or its the hwy he only the pm because used his own money and his lies where perfect but he broken the criminal code of law he is now criminal in eyes of the world

  20. You do know that Iran has nuclear, chemical, and biological-armed neighbors that wouldn't hesitate to exterminate you? Like their eastern neighbor Pakistan?

  21. Israel has nukes & ICBM – iran only conventional ballistic missiles – it is unreasonable to ask a regional superpower to leave itself defenseless when they have seen how Israel treat Palestine & how the Saudi treat Yemen

  22. ZIONIST CONTROLLED PUPPET SHITWEAZEL BOLTON WANTS ANOTHER WAR BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN GIVEN HIS ORDERS BY THE ZIONIST DEMONS IN SHITRAEL ,LETS ADDRESS THE MONUMENTAL ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM SHITRAEL HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PROVOKE IRAN INTO A WAR FOR DECADES ,AND AMERICAN FORIEGN POLICY IS REALLY IN ACTUAL FACT SHITRAELI FORIEGN POLICY ,AND IN ANYCASE THE ZIONIST SHITRAELIS OWN ALL YOUR ASSES WITH THE FED YOU HAVE ZIONIST PUPPET SELLOUT PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON IN 1913TO THANK FOR THAT, SOLD THE PEOPLE INTO NEVERENDING PERPETUAL SLAVERY WITH THE FED A ZIONIST OWNED PRIVATE BANK NEVER BEEN AUDITTED ABLE TO PRINT MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR THEN LOAN MONEY TO PUPPET GOVERNMENT AT INTEREST THAT IS SO HIGH IT WILL NEVER BE PAID OFF IN ALL YOUR LIFE TIMES COMBINED ,THEY DID THE SAME THING TO SADDAM HUSIEN ,AND GAHDAFFI THEY ARE WARMONGERING LOCUSTS MOVING FROM MIDDLE EASTERN TARGET TO MIDDLE EASTERN TARGET ,THE REAL PROBLEM IS THOSE ZIONIST SCUMBAGS IN SHITRAEL ALWAYS WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE .THE COCKROACHES IN SHITRAEL AS A PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BANNISHED FROM OVER 150 COUNTRIES DATING BACK CENTURIES AND WITH GOOD REASON

  23. Tucker at his best, both he and Bannon are non interventionists, not particularly fond of the rest of their politics!

  24. Thanks for pointing that out Tucker- “POLICY MAKERS” in Washington crave war. Trump chosen for reason. Gotta give it to the lad.

  25. Usa attacks.. they deal with irans allies in the Arab league and China and especially Russia. Usa would of been pummeled

  26. We almost got a bloody nose by attacking Iran. 8 US F-35s from Qatar base were over the Persian Gulf few minutes before reaching targets, then there was a radar lock-on alert. Guess some Iranian friend''s spy satellites "saw" the F-35s in the daylight, then notified Iran's S-300 system radars to lock on these not noticeable bird-size radar cross sections. Phew ! Our military notified White House just in time to abort mission. The cross sections of F-22 & F-35 from above are larger than F-16, while their frontal cross sections are smaller than birds. Stealth works best against plane or ground mounted radars (20 deg sweep angle) but can not hide from the Big Eyes in the sky above. That was why the old F-117 always attack Iraqi air defense during the night darkness to avoid being "seen" by Russian spy satellites.

    It was a real close one, no wonder DOD did not say anything about aborting mission until White House announcement few hours later.

  27. Samantha Vinogard – was born in Connecticut to Barbara (née Lefkowitz) and Serge G. Vinograd.[2] Her parents are Jewish[3

    I wonder way she is so passionate about going to war with Iran?!

  28. J.Bolton who are you, who have given you power, to overthrow Iran Govt.? Isn't it contradictory with your ethics of democracy? perhaps you are greedy enough to take whole world in your hand fist. Not everyone but someone will prevent you from doing this. May I say that the world is going to stage a devastating war?

  29. I agree trump did the right thing
    But if Iran did damage to American soilders & then warned & did it again.
    Why would thousands of Americans have to die?
    It’s like Moses
    Come with me or perish
    We could wipe them out or just pull a Hiroshima
    & they would surrender in 5 seconds
    Wo any American lives
    Again only if warranted

  30. Iran is at Russia's and China's doorstep. USA can neither afford nor have the firepower to do Iran (without being nuked).

  31. That was information that he had previously. He waited until the last minute. He is a disorganized man. Our country was so close to war because of him.

  32. When we have peace in the world then we can reach out to the animals who are crying out for help against the terrible atrocities like in China where dogs are being skinned alive and legs being cut off whilst alive. Elephants being killed for their tusks, Trophy hunting . Thanks President Trump.

  33. The peace loving and good people of America and the world now have a TRUMP CARD to beat the globalists – Donald Trump. I am impressed with Trump when he says he is a nationalist and not a globalist. People may misunderstand this and think he is a racist. Trump is not a racist. He means he loves his country the United States like we should all love the country that we live in, and work for it 's good. If Hilary had got in as President there could have been more war and disaster and economic chaos in the U.S.A, giving the NEOCONS and globalists just what they want. An excuse to drag people to the Fema Camps and 'process' them. God help us. So American voters wake up and vote for Trump. Vote for freedom for yourselves and the world. You do not want to be taken to the camps by merciless foreign troops because your troops will refuse to do so -like the Chinese. In China dogs are skinned alive and their legs are cut off while still alive. Wicked and merciless . God help you and all of us.

  34. I said it before,, I say it again..Tucker dont belong to Fox News..he must be the only presenter in Fox that speaks the truth..how does Fox allow such broad cast is beyond me..!!

  35. Let's expand ourselves so much so that we are destroying the American people and the fools of the world. It's easy for us to not let anyone go to the thoughts of genocide. Let's go to the Gulf of Persia forever. This poison is poured in London and throughout Europe or Anyone who yellow tramp

  36. Let's expand ourselves so much so that we are destroying the American people and the fools of the world. It's easy for us to not let anyone go to the thoughts of genocide. Let's go to the Gulf of Persia forever. This poison is poured in London and throughout Europe or Anyone who yellow tramp

  37. the truth is iran has called trumps expensive and dangerous bluff. they have made their own version or copy of the russian s300 missile with many improvements that is independent of russian rigging or control. they no longer fear israel or the usa. iran has plenty of missiles to saturate the israeli so called iron dome and render it useless. they also have thousands of boats carrying anti ship missiles that can saturate any navy or airforce defenses .

  38. As someone who isn't an American (lives in New Zealand) Bolten reminds me of a demented Ned Flanders from the Simpsons

  39. Subbing to follow Tucker Carlsson. I dont care about Fox news. But as a follower of talk shows like Joe Rogan etc, Tucker is the only one that seems to, ok sometimes not make sense but hes telling the truth to some extent and huge credits to that.

  40. Thank you Tucker Carlson! You are a true voice of reason when it comes to the warmongering perpetrated by deep state globalist war criminals.

    You play a big role in saving our humanity and countless lives from this greedy perverted evil just by doing your job with honesty and integrity.

    A true journalist and man of the people on these issues which sadly is rare to come across these days in your profession.

    We all count on heroes like yourself to stand up to evil and provide a voice for those without a platform or power.

    I still can’t believe you are aloud to say this on mainstream TV (kudos to Fox here) but I respect and admire your courage to do so.

    Please never stop fighting for the people of this world, we never forget those who do.

  41. Good job, Tucker. The president was watching your editorials on Iran. It seems you prevented a war and saved thousands of lives.

  42. One needs to be weary of Tucker Carlson and who he represents, I believe he is under the globalists order – the true globalists, not the Israelis that all the idiots think are globalists. The ones that control the European Union and up till recently the US when Obama was president. The guy is fooling a lot of people into thinking he is an anti globalist because he is anti Israel, pro Iran etc. To be pro Israel is to be Anti Globalist you tools.

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