Appearing on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” former military intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance painted a grim portrait of what U.S. armed forces could expect if President Donald Trump follows national security adviser John Bolton’s advice to invade Iran.
Speaking with host Joy Reid, Nance said he had interactions with Iranian forces when he served, and said they would put up a fierce fight if Trump orders the military to invade.
Noting the president shot down a previous agreement with Iran, Nance pointed out that the Middle Eastern country has been girding for war.
“Iran is a competent, large-scale military with 3 million men,” he explained. “They have been preparing for a defensive war with the United States. As a nation, 83 million people will stand up against us.”
Nance also stated that the war could have a devastating impact across the region that would seriously impact the world’s financial markets.
“They will savage the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Kuwait,” he warned.
“Iran is a competent, large-scale military with 3 million men. They have been preparing for a defensive war with the United States. As a nation, 83 million people will stand up against us. They will savage the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar & Kuwait”@MalcolmNance #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/IygWmudPeb
— La Femme Nikita (@LaF3mm3Nikita) May 19, 2019
Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney
The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.
Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.
"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.
Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump
Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.
For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.
Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.
‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff
CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.
"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.
Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.