Retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor joined Tucker Carlson to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and what that could mean for the United States. MacGregor warned that war with Iran would very likely lead to World War III with Russia joining the campaign.
Carlson first played a clip of Senator Lindey Graham (R-SC) calling on the United States to bomb Iranian oilfields if the Hezbollah militia — an Iran-backed group — attacks Israel from Lebanon. Carlson speculated that many politicians on both sides of the aisle agree with Graham, even if they won’t say so publicly.
He then pivoted to Colonel Macgregor, asking “do you think we are moving towards war with Iran?”
“Yes, I do. And it looks like the chosen destination is indeed Armageddon,” MacGregor replied. “There doesn’t seem to be any real appreciation for the implications for us and frankly for Europe and the world as well as the Middle East of such action. Take for an example just on the economic side, about twenty percent of the world’s oil passes through the straits of Hormuz every month. Probably twenty five percent of liquefied natural gas, you’re talking about shutting down two to three million barrels per day of oil from Iran.”
On the military side, Macgregor warned that Iran’s missile arsenal and cyber warfare capabilities provide a grave threat to U.S. military assets in the region, magnitudes greater than threats posed by previous adversaries in the Middle East.
“Now when you look at the military side, you have to look at the arsenal of missiles that Iran possesses, and they can reach out thousand two hundred miles with great precision. Very high explosive conventional warheads, they would do enormous damage, destroying a whole city blocks in places like Haifa, Tel Aviv, even Jerusalem, though I doubt they would attack Jerusalem,” Macgregor, who briefly served as a defense advisor in the Trump Administration, continued.
“The bottom line is that we need to think this through, and everyone right now is emoting. There is no thinking anywhere.”