Qualified Military Officer Warns President Trump against Falling into Neocon Iran War Trap
Sept. 18, 2019 (EIRNS)—Col. Pat Lang, a retired military strategic intelligence officer with decades of experience in the Middle East, posted an open letter to President Donald Trump last night on his “Sic Semper Tyrannus” military discussion blog, warning of how devastating a war with Iran would be for the United States, and his Presidency. It reads as follows:
“What a War with Iran Would Be ...
“Mr. President, I believe that the Iranians will fight us with everything they have if we go to war with them.
“• You have several thousand soldiers in Iraq and Syria. These countries have large proxy forces of Iran’s allies in the form of Shi’a militias in Iraq and actual Iranian Quds Force troops in Syria. These forces will be used to attack and kill our soldiers.
“• The Iranians have significant numbers of ballistic missiles which they have already said will be used against our forces.
“• The U.S. Navy has many ships in the Gulf and the Arabian Sea. The Iranian Navy and the IRGC Navy will attack our naval vessels until the Iranian forces are utterly destroyed. In that process the U.S. Navy will lose men and ships.
“• In direct air attacks on Iran we are bound to lose aircraft and air crew.
“• The IRGC and its Quds Force will carry out terrorist attacks across the world.
“Do you really want to be a one-term President?
“Pompeo can talk big now and then go back to Kansas to run for senator.
“Where will you be able to take refuge?
“Don’t let the neocons like Pompeo sell you on war.
“Make the intelligence people show you the evidence in detail. Make your own judgments.”