David Perkins is a retired four-star Army General that recently suggested that the Trump administration should stop playing “checkers” with Iran and instead work on a long-term goal to reel in the regime.
“The sanctions, especially the new economic sanctions, are really putting a stranglehold on Iran, the overall reduction in the price of oil, it’s really hitting into their resources which attacks not only Iran but the activities they conduct in Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, it really binds their hands regionally,” Perkins explained.
He warns that the Trump administration should not be so quick to react to the recent actions of Iran.
“They have been poking us in the eye, very overtly, the tankers, shooting down the drone, and they probably expect us to do something tactically right away. Therefore, if that’s what they expect, it’s probably not to our advantage,” Perkins explains.
President Trump tweeted that he called off an attack on Iran after they attacked an unmanned drone, “10 minutes before the strike” because he was told by a general that 150 people would die.
Trump also Tweeted,
“….proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!”