Sean Hannity was so excited about Donald Trump’s reckless and likely catastrophic escalation of tensions with Iran, he called into Fox News from his vacation with an astonishing amount of detail in a short period of time.
News of the air strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani broke at about 8:42 PM ET. Yet, Hannity managed to “confirm” all sorts of information, from a variety of sources, when he called into his own show in the 9 PM hour – all while he was vacationing. Combined with Leland Vitter’s – shall we say “oddly prescient” - comments promoting military action against Iran earlier in the day, it really should make you wonder about what Fox News knew about this and when.
Hannity sounded more like a giddy press secretary than a cable news host as he provided remarkably complete information he supposedly hastily gathered.
HANNITY: What happened tonight is a massive, huge win for our military and our military capability, foreign intelligence community, in coordination on every level with the State Department, with the Defense Department, chiefs of staff, the president, himself.
Hannity went on to say that Trump was told “beyond any doubt” that American lives were at risk from Iran in the Iraq embassy. “There was a real clear and present danger,” Hannity said. He had an uncanny number of details.
HANNITY: I’m also being told tonight and I’ve been able to confirm tonight that the – right now our military, our state department [the one Trump has decimated], our president – everybody’s on high alert. Every option is quote – I was told – on the table and that American interests in Iraq and the region will be protected. Those are the words, those are the exact phrase I was told.
Then, at about 8:50, Hannity began weaponizing this crisis and exploiting it for partisan political purposes. This is just a taste of what we can expect:
HANNITY: When you look at - politically speaking, you know, you had one – you had the Biden/Obama foreign policy which was appeasement [but funny, I don’t remember any wars starting]. And $150 billion did not buy any good will from the Iranian mullahs [as if withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement did].
Look, if Donald Trump cured cancer in the minds of some in the media mob and Democrats, uh, you know, they’d want to impeach him for curing cancer. So they’re never gonna give him the credit that would be due here.
So obviously an ongoing and developing story, but I will say the big headline is this is a huge victory for American intelligence, a huge victory for our military, a huge victory for the State Department, and a huge victory and total leadership by the president. It is the opposite of what happened in Benghazi.
That was an excuse to rehash Benghazi and compare it to the glories of Dear Leader’s glorious leadership.
HANNITY: The same thing [as Benghazi] would have happened here – and I was told that by members in the intelligence community, sources at the State Department and the Defense Department tonight, repeatedly, that this was a real, clear, present danger to American lives.
Hannity closed by paying lip service to the troops he is so delighted are now in harm’s way. “We are so blessed that we have the greatest fighting force on the face of the earth,” Hannity said.
He didn’t say a word about his military-age son joining up to be part of this glorious cause.
Listen to Hannity as he realizes his Iran wet dream is within reach below, from the January 2, 2020 Hannity.
You are right. Merri Kelly Hannity turned 18 in June. https://justrichest.com/merri-kelly-hannity-sean-hannitys-daughter-facts/
Both the #Hannity kids should be signing up for the military, pronto.
Obama’s nuclear arms agreement wasn’t great but it was a start. A baby step to build trust on. Maybe it would have led somewhere – over a very long haul. When Trump trashed that, it confirmed to Iran we can’t be trusted and killed any hope in my lifetime of peace – I don’t care who’s in the White House next. And next after than. And next after that.
We keep hearing “decisive” and “clear and present danger” from Trump and his MAGA cult. Proof this isn’t #Benghazi!. Really? Unarmed protesters were there for 2 days with minimal intervention. Troops may be staged in Baghdad now days later but it was the Iraqi leadership, not American might, which talked the protesters down and dispersed them. Trump’s ego bruise salving payback assassination served no purpose to end the protests or protect the Iraq embassy from future attacks. It makes them more likely – as confirmed by the DoS warning for Americans to stay away from it.
6 Republican committees tried to make political hay out of #Benghazi but failed. The only deficiency appears to be lower level officials refusing requests for additional security forces based on local conditions, a problem apparently that occurred here in Baghdad as well as intelligence of a possible threat was ignored.
I’m not sure Sean is correct. A small group of reinforcements did arrive from Tripoli and were critical in evacuating the nearby CIA annex. Also, didn’t he say dozens were saved by the CIA agents, against orders, rescuing the diplomatic compound (don’t have time to replay it)? There were only 7 total people in the diplomatic compound! And the 2 CIA agents killed weren’t killed at the diplomatic compound in a heroic rescue, they were killed by a separate motor attack the next morning at the CIA annex (I believe by a different group of terrorists).
What we have here is the typical brown nosed Hannity doing a MAGA sales pitch to people who only get information from him and his Fox News clones so they’ll never know better.
Isn’t that a fraction of the American death toll?
The previous two administrations were fully aware that taking out someone like Suleimani wasn’t smart warfare. And their attempts to thwart him were pretty effective, if the main charge against Suleimani is that he “killed” 650 Americans over a 15-year period of war: 650 in 15 years? Wasn’t the death toll a fraction of that?Why not go after the perps of the others, too? Scratch the last: shouldn’t be giving the child bad thoughts.
Trump, empowered by unmatched ignorance and a childish refusal to listen to anybody who is actually knowledgeable, decided to assassinate Suleimani, not in Iran but in Iraq (in outright violation of the treaty with that ally). Trumps “justification” (which smells a lot like after-the-fact reasoning) is that this would show the people protesting in the streets of Iraq’s cities that America is on their side. Huhhhhhn? Why should anybody believe the Americans anyway?
What a mess, President Trump. You’ve really and truly attained your goal of being the biggest, bestest, worstest leader since the first half of the XX Century. I will never forgive you for destroying everything that America did to make the world a safer place after WW2.
“He didn’t say a word about his military-age son joining up to be part of this glorious cause.”
How right you are Ellen — and if my memory serves me correctly (and it usually does), Herr KKKlannity’s daughter turns 18 this year, does she not? Naturally, you KNOW DAMN WELL KKKlannity will FIGHT LIKE HELL to keep the fat pampered a**es of his children from getting sent to Iran!
Sean Hannity is a liar, a fraud, a coward, and a traitor. Never forget
By the way, Seany, I can assure you that if and when dear Donald does cure cancer, we will acknowledge his tremendous achievement. Until then, well hey, try shutting TFU.