“The request, reportedly made the National Security Council which is led by national security advisor John Bolton, alarmed Pentagon and State Department officials, the [Wall Street] Journal wrote on Sunday. The Council made the move after an Iranian-aligned group fired missiles into Baghdad’s diplomatic quarter, which hosts the U.S. embassy in Iraq. No one was harmed.”
USAGOLD note: It is not probably necessary to alert our readers as to the potential ramifications of a strike on Iran beginning with the impact on the oil market. . . . . .That said there are a number of qualifiers in this story beginning with the fact that the request came last September and extending through a disclosure that the the newspaper did not know if the president was the source of the request.