Donald Trump has done it again - this time, he's gone on a terrifying rant about the escalating US-Iran tensions, and people are shocked.
On Friday afternoon, he said that he'd cancelled an air strike on Iran with 10 minutes to go because it would not have been a 'proportionate' reaction to have killed 150 people in retaliation for downing an unmanned drone, reports the Guardian.
Addressing the situation in the only way he knows how, a Twitter rant, he wrote:
....On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not....
....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!
Lots of people thought that the tweets were disturbing, to say the least.
And questioned whether he was actually in the chain of command or not.
Why on earth did this happen only 10 minutes before the question was asked about casualties?
This isn't a reality show. This is real life.
Others referred to him as a 'crazy man'.
And again echoed the fact that this feels distinctly like Trump is approaching this like a 'reality TV show'.
Fears of a war between the United States and Iran have intensified after an unmanned US drone was shot down by Iranian forces on Thursday after it flew in Iranian airspace, reports Al Jazeera.
In response, the US said that the drone was in international waters when it was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. The altercation has caused international alarm, with concern that it could escalate into a major confrontation.
HT Al Jazeera