‘Fire And Fury, Part Deux’: Trump Proves America Isn’t ‘Great Satan’ By Threatening Iran With All-Caps, Unimaginable Suffering

Donald Trump woke up furious on Monday, kicking the week off with a series of tweets that culminated in the President imploring the Department of Justice and the FBI to “drop the discredited Mueller Witch Hunt now!”

That, after demanding that Americans tune into Fox & Friends at 6:15 (“NOW!”).


And while there’s little doubt that the sycophants over at Fox helped get the President riled up, it’s also possible he’s still fuming about comments Hassan Rouhani made over the weekend. Specifically, Rouhani said this:

We’re not fighting or at war with any country, but the enemies have to clearly understand that war with Iran will be the mother of all wars and likewise peace with Iran is the mother of all peace.

Well, Donald Trump is the “mother of all” somethings, and he didn’t like that. So, at 36 minutes to midnight, he turned on the all-caps and shrieked the following into the digital void:


Call that “Fire and Fury, Part Deux”.

This comes amid the Trump administration’s efforts to marshal support from U.S. allies in Europe on the way to presenting a unified front against Iran following America’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal. That decision was clearly designed to placate the Israelis and to cement Trump’s ties with the Saudis, who he needs for any number of reasons, not the least of which is that Riyadh is key when it comes to keeping a lid on oil prices as Iranian barrels are taken off the market.

Of course Trump hasn’t done himself any favors when it comes to ingratiating himself to the European powers. Earlier this month, Mike Pompeo and Steve Mnuchin reportedly sent letters to the finance and foreign ministers of the U.K., France and Germany, summarily rejecting requests seeking waivers from secondary sanctions imposed on countries who import Iranian crude.

According to one letter described to Bloomberg, Pompeo indicated the administration intends to apply “unprecedented financial pressure” on Tehran, pressure that will not abate until the Trump administration sees what it’s describing as a “tangible, demonstrable and sustained shift’’ in Iran’s behavior.

That comes as Trump is busy castigating those same European countries as “foes” of the United States on trade and threatening their security by suggesting the U.S. could pull out of NATO.

Still, Mike Pompeo is trying to foster some good will with Europe amid the chaos in an effort to salvage something in the way of consensus on Iran.

“We ask our allies & partners to join our economic pressure campaign against Iran’s regime”, Pompeo said in a July 12 tweet that featured a map of attacks attributed to the Quds Force. “There’s no telling when Iran may try to foment terrorism, violence & instability in one of our countries next”, he added.

Also this month, Pompeo threatened Quds commander Qassem Soleimani. “He’s causing trouble throughout Iraq and Syria and we need to raise the cost for him”, the Secretary of State told The National, in an exclusive interview.

Over the weekend, at an event held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, Pompeo told members of the Iranian American community that Tehran “resembles the Mafia more than a government”, ironic coming from a man who just two Saturdays ago was accused by the North Koreans of being a “gangster.”

Pompeo was especially proud of this quotable from the same speech:

You know, Mike is probably right.

But when it comes to convincing the Iranian people that the U.S. is not, in fact, “the Great Satan”, it doesn’t help when the President of the United States decides to spend Sunday evening telling those very same people that he’s going to make them “SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”


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3 thoughts on “‘Fire And Fury, Part Deux’: Trump Proves America Isn’t ‘Great Satan’ By Threatening Iran With All-Caps, Unimaginable Suffering

  1. Not sure about being ‘The Great Satan’, whatever that means, but the US is certainly staking out a near-unassailable claim to being the world’s number one ‘Rogue State’. Or perhaps that should be ‘Rogue Empire’.

    As for formulating policy “clearly designed to placate the Israelis”, did anybody notice that over the weekend Israel made long-practised apartheid against its Christian and Muslim populations a formal part of its constitution? Does anybody care? Of course not – the US and Israel are exceptional. Normal values don’t apply.

    1. Add to that the fact that the special friend also passed a law prohibiting criticism of Israel and Israeli government and filming of it’s soldiers terrorizing children in the streets of West Bank because they dared to play in jewish only street. The only democracy in the middle east, has for decades behaved like nazis but even that is way better to what they have become now. Bloomberg had an article about it few days ago, about the law of “jewish state” and criticism of Israel being a crime now.

  2. The GOP is now a Mafia. Putin-Trump will throw Iran under the bus to sell LNG freed from the Siberian perma-frost to China and EU. RU is years behind Iran on LNG infrastructure and tankers, a direct thread to Rosneft/Gazprom. Mafia is as mafia does.

    “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.).

    Some of the lawmakers laughed at McCarthy’s comment. Then McCarthy quickly added: “Swear to God.”

    Ryan instructed his Republican lieutenants to keep the conversation private, saying: “No leaks. . . . This is how we know we’re a real family here.”


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