The White House reportedly asked the Pentagon for military plans to strike Iran
“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.