President Trump wants to keep U.S. troops in Iraq for eyes on neighboring Iran
President Trump has floated the idea of keeping a strong U.S. military presence in Iraq to keep eyes on its neighbor, the terrorist regime that runs Iran.
The president made the comment during an interview with CBS that aired Sunday afternoon.
“I want to be able to watch Iran. All I want to do is be able to watch. We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq. It’s perfectly situated for looking at all over different parts of the troubled Middle East rather than pulling up,” the president explained. “We’re going to keep watching and we’re going to keep seeing and if there’s trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we’re going to know it before they do.”
China to export ‘tiny cars’ to the United States
China is seeking to enter the U.S. auto market with ridiculously cheap electric vehicles. The U.S. version of the low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) will sell for under $10,000 dollars but will come with many restrictions, such as a top speed of under 40 miles per hour, that will make it impractical for long trips. It will also cost almost four times more than its cost in China.
Venezuela defections continue; more side with opposition
Venezuelan military officials continue to abandon socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro, siding with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the true interim president of Venezuela.
Over the weekend, a Venezuelan Air Force general posted a video announcing that he was supporting Guaido, claiming that 90 percent of the military no longer has faith in Maduro as its leader.
It’s still too early to tell who will prevail. The United States, along with much of the Western world, is pushing hard for Guaido to wrest control over the country from Maduro, whose socialist policies have left the country in ruins.
Trump State of the Union may include North Korea talks, wall funding
The president has hinted that two of the major national security and foreign policy issues he will discuss in his Tuesday State of the Union address are the upcoming North Korea summit and finding funding for border security. On Friday, the president said that his upcoming meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “is set,” leading many to speculate that those details will emerge tomorrow. The president also said that there’s a “good chance” he will have to declare a national emergency to receive the funding necessary to secure the southern border.
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