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Iran’s incredibly stupid blunders and
terrorist aggression continue, while
US responds wisely

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Posted By: Garnet, 6/14/2019 10:53:54 AM

The Iranian regime is nothing if not consistent. It always manages to do the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong place, for the wrong reasons. Thursday brought more evidence that this woeful streak continues.The day broke with reports of two oil tankers burning off the coast of Iran. Then, in an afternoon appearance before reporters in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced: “It is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.” Pompeo’s statement surprised no one.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/14/2019 12:06:23 PM (No. 98241)
Some of the blame for this can be given to John Kerry and his Logan Act illegalities with Tehran.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: wsdiego 6/14/2019 2:09:00 PM (No. 98315)
If there is any retaliation by the US if this continues! A measured response would be a mistake! Wiping out all the Nuke and Missile facilities would be a good start!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/14/2019 2:21:54 PM (No. 98327)
Who are the assessors in this case? The same crowd that assessed the Steele Dossier? Where's the proof? Not to say Iran is incapable or wouldn't commit such an act, but I'm not taking the American Intelligence Community's word for anything anymore. There are still reasonable questions as to what hit the ships...mines...projectiles... This faintly has an odor similar to Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the Gulf of Tonkin and the Maine in Havana Harbor. Let's see indisputable evidence to support "assessments" for once.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: iraengneer 6/14/2019 2:25:20 PM (No. 98330)
More of the continuing damage done by the inept and useless jerk, Jimmy Carter. The Shah and the Pahlevi clan weren't great, but less harmful to the world and the Iranian people, than the demon-worshiping mullahs that have stunk up the place ever since.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Omen55 6/14/2019 2:52:32 PM (No. 98345)
Sooner or later Iran will do something that requires their navy meet Davy Jones.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Krause 6/14/2019 4:29:05 PM (No. 98376)
Well, they have to do what their god tells them to do.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 6/15/2019 7:23:41 AM (No. 98495)
When Mr Tells us the I-rainy-uns wpnt be allowed to get nukes....I believe him I only wish John fing Kerry would be "cruising" one of the facilities when it happens Ah pitty da foo
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 6/15/2019 8:12:26 AM (No. 98515)
And sometimes stupid blunders are not what they seem and not what they tell you they are.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/15/2019 8:36:06 AM (No. 98543)
If we do a 'measured response' and nuke Iran let's hop John mash potato head Kerry is residing in the guest suite at ground zero when the smart bomb hits the not so smart Kerry.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: HotRod 6/15/2019 9:18:28 AM (No. 98576)
One of the idiot TV talking heads claimed that President Trump was responsible, because he has offended the Iranians. My answer, had I been in front of the idiot, would have been: ''You may have noticed that the ships attacked were not American. Maybe the Japanese and other countries should follow President Trump's lead and get tough with Iran. If Iran attacks an American ship you will see, after you finish cheering, how a REAL leader responds!''
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