‘The Five’ panel gets heated over Trump’s Soleimani airstrike


WAS HAPPENING, BUT HE WAS PLANNING A VERY MAJOR ATTACK, AND WE GOT HIM.>>Pete: THAT WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPLAIN WHY HE TOOK ACTION TO KILL YOUR BRAND’S TOP GENERAL, HE DID IT TO HOLD BACK A WAR, BUT HIS CRITICS ARE PILING ON.>>BUT WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL OPPOSITION, ENTERING INTO ANOTHER MIDDLE EAST WAR.>>I WOULD ANTICIPATE THE PERSIAN GULF WAR WILL BEGIN ANEW.>>THIS ONE OFF ACTION CAN HAVE UNBELIEVABLY HORRIFIC CONSEQUENCES. THE NUMBER ONE, THERE WILL BE DEAD AMERICANS, DEAD CIVILIAN AMERICANS AS A RESULT OF THIS.>>IT IS NOT JUST SERVICE MEMBERS, ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE WALKING PRIME TARGETS FOR IRANIAN RETALIATION.>>Lawrence: ACCUSING PRESIDENT TRUMP AS USING THE AIR STRIKE AS IMPEACHMENT, TWEETING SO WHAT IF TRUMP ONCE MORE, KNOWS IT IS AT LEAST A WAR AND NEEDS A DISTRACTION.” OH, MY GOD. PETE, TYPICALLY WHEN THERE IS SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THE COUNTRY COMES TOGETHER, YOU PUT POLITICS ASIDE. OF COURSE, THEY CAN HAVE THE DEBATE IF THE PRESIDENT SHOULD DECLARE WAR, BUT ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF USING THIS FOR A BLOCK FOR IMPEACHMENT?>>Pete: THE WHOLE IDEA OF HIM BEING COMMANDER IN CHIEF, THERE WAS A COMMENTATOR TODAY THAT SAID RIGHT ACTION, WRONG COMMANDER IN CHIEF. AND IT DOES NOT MATTER THE DECISION THAT IS MADE. THERE WAS LITERALLY JONATHAN ON ANOTHER NETWORK THAT SAID, THE IMPLICATION IS, I WOULD RATHER HAVE THE CORRECT COMMANDER IN CHIEF, MEANING HILLARY CLINTON AND THE WRONG ACTION. AND SUMS UP PRECISELY HOW THEY VIEW HIM, THE REALITY IS, THE COMMENTARY IS TRUE. HE MADE THE RIGHT CALL. HE MADE A CALL BASED ON ADVISORS AROUND HIM WHO BELIEVE THIS IS AN IMMINENT THREAT AND SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE HE SAW A POLICY ACTION TAKEN UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHERE SOVEREIGN AMERICAN SOIL WHERE THERE WAS A CONSULATE OR AN EMBASSY THAT WAS THREATENED THEN NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY. DISMISSED BY AN INTERNET VIDEO AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR LATER ON. HE SAID IF YOU’RE GOING TO TRY THAT. AND WE KNOW WHAT THEY DO, IRAN 40 YEARS AGO USE THE EMBASSY IN TEHRAN AS A LAUNCHING OFF POINT FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. THE EMBASSY IS MEANINGFUL, IT IS SOVEREIGN AMERICAN SOIL. THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. AND AS A RESULT, I SEE THE SIGNS IN FRONT OF ME, AND I’M GOING TO COMPENSATE. I WILL SEND THE MARINES, I WILL SEND THE 82ND AIRBORNE, WHICH HE DID KNOWING THEY HAD INTELLIGENCE ON THE LINE. IT LOOKED LIKE A BIGGER REACTION THAN PEOPLE THOUGHT AS A RESULT, THEY KNEW WHAT WAS COMING NEXT. THIS WAS SOMETHING INTENTIONAL, BECAUSE HE DID NOT, IMAGINE IF HE HAD NOT ACTED. THE AMOUNT OF NEGLIGENCE HE WOULD BE CHARGED WITH FOR KNOWING ABOUT THE GATHERING THREAT AND NOT STEPPING UP.>>Emily: THERE BEEN THREATS FROM HIM FOR DECADES, THAT’S WHY I’M HARPING ABOUT KNOWING MORE ABOUT THIS. BECAUSE I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHY THIS TIME WAS DIFFERENT WITH ALL OF THE POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES THAT WILL COME FROM THE STRIKE. LOOK –>>Pete: LIKE IN 2011, THERE WERE DOWNSIDES THAT CAME FROM THAT TOO.>>Emily: WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT 2011, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.>>Pete: WHY CAN’T YOU SAY THIS IS A BAD GUY WHO IS DEAD AND THAT IS A GOOD THING?>>Emily: BECAUSE A CONSEQUENCES THAT COME FROM IT COULD HAVE STRATEGIC AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON THE UNITED STATES THAT OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS. THIS IS A CONSEQUENTIAL DECISION THAT AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE THE DECISION TO INVADE IRAQ IN 2003, AND I HAVE NOT SEEN THE STRATEGIC PLANNING FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT MEANS THEY KNOW WHAT WILL COME NEXT.>>Lawrence: IT IS ONE THING TO SAY THAT YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, BUT YOU HAVE OBAMA FORMER OFFICIALS LIKE BEN ROGUE SAYING THAT THEY QUESTION THE PRESIDENT STRATEGY, THE COMPETENCE TO LEAD.>>Dana: THAT WILL HAPPEN, AND PRESIDENTS CANNOT WORRY. THEY HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT THEY HAVE, THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT THEY HAVE AND THE TIMING, AND THAT IS NOT FOR THEM TO FIGURE THAT OUT RIGHT NOW, THE OTHER THING IS, IF THERE HAD BEEN AN ATTACK BASED ON SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT AND DID NOT ATTACK, WHAT YOU THINK THE 2020 DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE SAID INSTEAD? IT WOULD’VE BEEN A DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH TOUGHER THEY WOULD BE. IT IS DIFFICULT WHEN IT HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. TO THE POINT IS THAT THE CONGRESSWOMAN FROM MINNESOTA SAID THAT IT MAY BE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS JUST TRYING TO CREATE A DISTRACTION, I THINK YOU CAN ARGUE PLEASE SAY THAT FROM SEPTEMBER UNTIL NOW, THE BIGGEST DISTRACTION IN AMERICA HAS BEEN IMPEACHMENT. THAT WAS ACTUALLY A DISTRACTION. AND I ALSO THINK THAT THERE IS MORE STRATEGIES BEHIND THIS BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU POINTED OUT, PETE, THAT IN APRIL OF 2019, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DESIGNATES SOLEIMANI AND HIS GROUP AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. I THINK THAT PROBABLY WILL LOOK BACK AND FIND THE HISTORY IS WRITTEN ABOUT THIS TIME THAT THERE WAS A LOT MORE STRATEGY THAN WE THOUGHT. BUT YOU CAN’T PLAN EVERYTHING OUT. SO YES, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHERE THINGS ARE GOING. SPEAK TO THE POINT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IS THAT WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT THIS IS THE S ESCALATION, WHAT HAVE THE IRANIANS BEEN DOING? STEADILY ESCALATING AND BECOMING BOLDER WITH THEIR ACTIONS AGAINST US STARTING WITH OIL TANKERS AND THEN THE OIL PROCESSING FACILITIES AND THEN U.S. POSITIONS, AND THEN AN ALL-OUT ATTACK THAT KILLED A U.S. CONTRACTOR AND THEN AN ATTACK ON THE U.S. EMBASSY. SO I ALSO DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF THE BLUE WE QUESTION THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WHEN APPARENTLY ESPECIALLY IN DOMESTIC MATTERS THEY ARE TO BE ABSOLUTELY BELIEVED AT ALL POINTS. IT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE INVOLVEMENT THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN WE ARE NOT TO TRUST THEM. WHEN THEY HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE COMING OUT THAT A MAJOR ATTACK NECESSITATED THE PREEMPTION WITH THE RISK. SO WHY NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN DO WE NEED MORE INFORMATION WHEN WE HAVE IT COUPLED WITH IRANIAN BEHAVIOR AND DECISIONS IN THESE LAST YEAR OR SO HAVE ESCALATED, WHY WOULD WE NOT BELIEVE THAT?>>Lawrence: 2020 DEMOCRATS LASHING OUT AT PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR KILLING THE IRANIAN TOP COMMANDER. HITTING BACK. WE WILL DISCUSS NEXT ON “THE FIVE.” ♪ ♪ But right now, is not the time
to talk about it.

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  1. When President Trump tries to pull us out of conflicts the left cries. When he makes a proactive move to end future conflicts and stop American deaths they cry. All the left does is cry and scream at the sky while taking the counter-position to everything he does. Enough. WW3 isn't happening.

    I'm not for war as much as anyone but this was the right move.

  2. The guy you dumb asses elected is incapable of thinking anything through. His reactions will endanger Americans for decades. Everyday he is in office the mess he makes grows. Get a functional adult in the White house who can start repairing the damage him and his enablers have done to our country. He has no plan for anything. Everything he says is a lie. He doesn’t know the difference between Kurds and Quds force. How.. HOW can anyone support this idiot?

  3. Poor President Trump ,to have to put up with these cretins , who's the president ? answere Donald Trump ,let him do his job you arseholes !

  4. It doesn't have to be Trump but anybody should be impeached to put citizens in dangerous situation due to being a stupid.

  5. I like how a bunch of people on here believe the intelligence community when it benefits trump but hates and distrusts them when they don’t fall in line with their views

  6. Yes yes m president trump 2020 🇺🇸🇮🇶🇺🇸🇺🇸🇮🇶🇮🇶🇮🇶🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💕🌺

  7. OMG, should I cancel my 2020 trip to Iraq? I thought the war was over a decade ago and I was looking forward to smoking a hookah and dancing with the veiled ladies.

  8. I don't think the public have sufficient information to make major decisions like the one here.
    Decisions such as Brexit are well within the public preserve.
    BUT even massive public support is insufficient to overcome the swamps.
    Overall we do not want war, common sense says it is not necessary.
    I do not think that the Arabs started this.
    Taking their lands certainly did not help.

  9. oh no, Juan had the operation, dyed his hair blonde, and bleached his skin and got glasses..only thing. he is still a liberal scumbag

  10. I personally think the media should report on kittens in trees and maybe the weather, let the grown ups do their jobs without your opinion. Definition of news is, what's going on, not your opinions.
    The news should go like this, " bad guy kills people and blows stuff up, now he's dead. Bad guy goes in local church, shoots people, awesome conceal carry patriots kills bad guy. Rain expected in parts of the country, snow in other parts of the country. 1st lady looked awesome at the new years eve gathering, now to sports…"

  11. 3:40. Yes, there's strategic planning by the Trump administration.

    She wants Trump to be dumb like Obama and announce his game plan like Obama did… everyone remembers the "JV team" ISIS grew exponentially under Obama and killed thousands while stealing land the size of Ohio.

    Makes you wonder why Dems hate America so much…

  12. Someone put an apron on the blonde with glasses and a winey voice 😂 have her make a sandwich cause you have no sense

  13. It’s so crazy how brainwashed people are by the media. No matter what he does they will always look at president Trump as the enemy.

  14. Hey why dont you bomb the hell out of the mexican and south american cartels and start acting on real threats !!! You woosy

  15. Does anyone trust the congress enough not to leak information about an orange man plan are they are a security risk? I think they'd do it out of spite.

  16. Hearing these folks giving their opinions is like going to the market and asking the vendor if his salad is the best…

  17. Where was this blonde bimbo when bin Laden was taken out i’m guessing on her knees with her mouth wide open like every other Democrat.

  18. I cant let you see my financial records because they are full of serious crimes. Hey, Muehler said He was never going to fry me, because of the “cant indict a sitting president” unconstitutional DOJ POLICY, not a law. However here is an Obstruction case 170 pages with Incidents in it, that can be used to Indict on Day I of his Citizenship (being Revoked)

  19. Remember when Obama was President and preparing to run for a second term. Back then trump made a video stating that Obama was going to start a war with Iran in order to gain political points in his reelection. Here trump is doing the same thing he accused Obama of doing. Suspicious? Obama did no such thing by the way. Also, Pompeo said an attack was imminent which is why they had to take the Iranian general out. Imminent means, about to happen. If an event is about to happen it is past the planning stage and is being enacted. If an attack is about to happen, killing the planner does nothing to stop the attack. It only insures it will happen as the planner can no longer call the attack off. It's like a football coach giving a play to a quarterback. The offense goes out and lines up for the play. At that point the play is imminent. The play is about to happen. At that point, removing the coach from the field of play does nothing to stop the play. It only insures it will happen because the coach can no longer call time out. Point, there was no imminent attack. It was an excuse for trump to start a war with Iran in order to help him politically. trump has already demonstrated his willingness to risk the lives of US citizens around the world for political gain which is exactly what he attempted to do in Ukraine.

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