Trump considers major military moves after Iran attacks Saudi oil fields

For decades now, Iran has been the preeminent troublemaker in the Middle East.

The Persian Nation, which was converted from a modern, first-wold nation into a militant Islamic regime in the late 1970’s, has been the bane of the region in recent years.  Not only have they largely ignored international condemnation of their not-so-secret nuclear program, but they have also gone to great lengths to antagonize Israel.

Leaders in Tehran have openly called for the obliteration of the Jewish state, and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was openly forceful in his denial of The Holocaust.

Now, as US President Donald Trump has allowed a former nuclear “deal” between America and Iran turn to ash, (a move that increased sanctions on Iran), the Islamic regime has been carrying out a number of attacks on the Middle East’s oil infrastructure.

The latest of these aggressions has prompted some tough talk by President Donald Trump, who early on Monday claimed that the US was “locked and loaded” in preparation for dealing with Iran.

In the afternoon, however, Trump seemed far more willing to search for a peaceful solution.

The president said the U.S. would not look at retaliatory options until he had “definitive proof” Iran was responsible.

During a meeting with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Trump talked up the United States’ weapons systems, including fighter jets and missiles. He said the U.S. “is more prepared” for a conflict than any country in history.

“With all that being said, we’d certainly like to avoid it,” he said of a conflict.

This latest attack, which lit several Saudi Arabian oil fields ablaze, comes just weeks after Iran was found responsible for magnetic mine attacks on tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, as well as for the downing of a US military drone over the all-important waterway.