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Ex-CIA Deputy Director Warns Trump’s Airstrike Will Lead To Death Of ‘American Civilians’


Michael Morell, former acting and deputy CIA director, spoke with “CBS This Morning” on Friday to speak about Donald Trump’s military strike that left Qassim Suleimani, a top Iranian general, dead.

During his interview, Morell warned that Trump’s actions have put American lives at risk.

“Suleimani was an evil genius, he had a lot of American blood on his hands,” Morell said. “The world is a better place without him. The problem is that comes at a very high cost. Number one, there will be dead Americans, dead civilian Americans, as a result of this. Possibly over the next few days in any place where Iran has its proxies, Iraq is the most likely place, but also Lebanon, Bahrain, other places in the Middle East.”

Morell went on to predict that Iran will eventually seek out a top American government official.

“At a time and place of their choosing, they’re going to conduct a terrorist strike that kills a senior American official,” Morell said. “and that could be anywhere in the world.”

Morell said Iran had already made plans to strike a target on U.S. soil.

“Lebanese Hezbollah, which is one of [Iran’s] closest allies, has contingency plans and those include plans in the United States against U.S. targets,” Morell said. “Such a terrorist attack could occur soon.”

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