Today Mr. Trump asserted he is not looking for a meeting with Iran’s Rouhani next week at the UN General Assembly.
Mr. Rouhani, meanwhile, on Monday said he would not meet with Trump in New York.
Nevertheless, Mr. Trump plans to be carrying, with his pistoleros locked and loaded, just in case he runs into Rouhani in a hallway.
Mr. Trump enjoys the “locked and loaded” phrasing, first made famous in his boyhood by idol, John Wayne.
The image suggests one very tough hombre who will brook no nonsense from pipsqueak nations in the difficult job of managing the globe.
Hence current US response to the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
No possible retaliation with drone attacks on the Saudis by the Houthis or whoever can be seen as reasonable. Or tolerated.
Further, Iran's pointing out that the issue is a matter of defense has no bearing on Mr. Pompeo’s analysis.
Aided by the departed John Bolton, Mr. Pompeo has proceeded immediately to the conclusion Iran is responsible for all defiance of American hegemony in the middle east.
In a side note, Mr. Trump and Mr. Bolton had the habit of meeting in the White House basement for quick draw contests on the “locked and loaded theme.”
It is not yet verified that Mr. Bolton emerged triumphant in these contests—hence to his removal as National Security Director.
Further indications from the inside suggest the two squared off locked and loaded with water pistols (or filled with similar ingredients to water).
Next, Mr. Trump became enraged with his face full of water before he was able to draw his own weapon from its holster.
The contents of Mr. Bolton’s pistol are not known, although a pronounced yellow tinge was noticed.
Mr. Trump has brushed all this aside as fake news and trivia.
“Look,” he told CNN, “if I run into Rouhani in a hallway, I’m ready, okay?”
Mr. Rouhani meanwhile is rumored to have his own method of defense, in the form of a drone the size of a house fly.
This can be released from his turban, which functions as its hangar.
This technology is known as the Houthis Robotics Mosquito Missile IV, and may have participated in the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.