CNN: One misstep - then he would press the button

Everyone was holding their breath in the inner circle on the night of Wednesday. It writes CNN. Here was Donald Trump together with Mike Pompeo, secretary o

CNN: One misstep - then he would press the button

Everyone was holding their breath in the inner circle on the night of Wednesday. It writes CNN. Here was Donald Trump together with Mike Pompeo, secretary o

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
10 January 2020 Friday 15:00
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CNN: One misstep - then he would press the button

Everyone was holding their breath in the inner circle on the night of Wednesday.

It writes CNN.

Here was Donald Trump together with Mike Pompeo, secretary of defense Mark Esper, general Mark Milley, CIA chief Gina Haspel, secret service chief Joseph Maguire and several of his advisers in The White House situation room.

Just an hour after the attack on the military base of Ain al-Asad they were gathered in The White House, and then started the game in the earth.

Already from the start indicated that no americans had lost their lives in connection with the attack. It created, according to CNN relief amongst Donald Trump and his people. However, they could not be sure.

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An image from situationsrummet, where the president's people met to discuss the situation in Iran and Iraq. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

Therefore, considering the reportedly already to respond with the same, and Donald Trump was supposedly completely ready in the least.

'If there was one killed, he would press the button and attacking multiple iranian targets', says one unnamed senator to CNN.

But they waited and thought long about whether Donald Trump should give an official message to the people. They chose to hesitate a little longer.

Then came the announcement. Nothing indicated that the americans had been killed. It got Trump to send a tweet out. Relieved and happy, he could go the night of the meeting.

the Work of situationsrummet, however, was far from over. Subsequently, the UNITED states was in contact with several other nations that could contact Iran. It should be investigated whether Iran had more up its sleeve, but it quickly became clear that it was Iran's only plan.

About one o'clock on the night of Wednesday american time they got to the final confirmation. There were no fatalities. In the morning, they met reportedly again in situationsrummet, where they decided to screw down the pace.

Now it was just decided to impose economic sanctions against Iran. The crisis was called off.


According to the New York Times started the ballad of the seriousness of new year's eve, when angry protesters stormed the u.s. embassy in Iraq, and they even tried to penetrate. The embassy's staff, including the ambassador, were evacuated, and the american flag was burned.

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It was not pretty. Neither does Donald Trumps eyes.

According to the New York Times' sources the president was so edderspændt furious, he returned to the Pentagon. Now Qassem Soleimani die, as they had proposed a few days before.


In the subsequent days working americans to find a time when they could hit the iranian general.

They found a perfect time on Friday, where he landed in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The attack would be cancelled, if Qassem Soleimani met with representatives from the iraqi government, since they are allies with the UNITED states.

But the message came. Qassem Soleimani was only together with his own people and a leader of an iraqi militia, which supports Iran, and then pressed the americans on the button.

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Plus the Conflict lurking: How would a war between the UNITED states and Iran look like

Updated: 10.01.2020 15:00
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