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Posted By: Hazymac, 1/10/2020 4:07:23 PM

World War 3 with Iran in retaliation for the killing of terror mastermind Qasem Soleimani failed to materialize. Instead Iran fired about a dozen missiles at airfields hosting US fores in Sunni and Kurdish areas of Iraq and despite deadly intent failed to cause casualties. Content with that bootless result the ayatollahs offered to end the cycle of retaliation, at least for now, citing their generous and forgiving nature. The abrupt de-escalation of military conflict caused by the actual impracticability of open war left inflamed political passions with nowhere to go. So they burst their channels in various ways. The reaction to Soleimani's death has proved more

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone 1/10/2020 4:28:21 PM (No. 284702)
Essentially the current leftist and liberal Democrat position on the use of force is that the USA should not defend itself against imminent enemy action, because that defense, especially if it is effective, will make the enemy mad causing the enemy to retaliate against the USA. If that becomes official US policy the USA might as well disband the armed forces and divert all military funding into a “Bernie” style socialist Medicare for All plan that the future USA will need as the enemies of America line up their attacks against this country.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/10/2020 5:07:15 PM (No. 284727)
Something else is that President Trump does not send 5000 American troops after 5000 Iranian bits of cannon fodder. He goes for the head table and they know it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: watashiyo 1/10/2020 5:16:19 PM (No. 284740)
A couple of days ago, the Iranian Embassy in Japan held a memorial for the assassinated General Salami with a couple of hundred Iranians mourning. The radical Muslims are now living amongst the Japanese community with no sign of assimilation. Just like in London, random stabbings of Japanese infidels will become common.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 1/10/2020 5:23:45 PM (No. 284747)
Good article, but according to online sources the SA-15 missile has a high explosive fragmentation warhead, not a continuous rod (like our Sidewinder air-to-air missile). This is kinda like the WW2 flak shells, an explosion blowing out metal shrapnel in a spherical pattern, blowing holes in everything nearby in all directions. Probably wiped out the pilots themselves, or enough electrical and hydraulic systems that they were left as essentially passengers with no remaining controls. They made no radio calls, so incapacitated or their radios were down. Either way, Wretchard is correct. Not only did we kill a really hideous, murderous thug, but a whole lot of other things bad happened in Iran, too. And of course the Enemedia and Dems further showed their anti-American reflexes, helping our patriotic President even more.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/10/2020 5:35:46 PM (No. 284754)
"We have yet to learn how to survive in our globalized world with the monsters." If the monsters stay in their cages, their own countries, it is not our business. We can speak against their evil but unless there is unified international condemnation, there is little we can or should do. If the monsters come out of their cages to attack us or our allies, we have every right to respond forcefully. Not doing so invites further attacks. When Americans are targeted, our course is crystal clear, as Trump has signaled. If they target our allies, that is less clear. Fortunately, in this case, Soleimani did all of the above. He nicely stepped outside his country to lead aggression. He was a valid target. After this, the other terrorists will feel a little less free to jet around to kill. They will have to stay in Iran or in their hidey holes. THAT will have an impact because it will be obvious that they are being much more careful. Part of Soleimani's mystique is that he boldly and openly traveled around. Someone that doesn't will NOT get as much respect or support. Iran's feeble and ineffective response made them look weak. Trump does not WANT a war. Iran cannot HAVE a war with the US because they will LOSE and despite their public arrogance, they KNOW it. Trump HAS dramatically raised the stakes for Iran if they continue their "secret" war. Their freedom to operate has shrunk. Their ability to function economically had already reached critical and is going to get worse. Trump has started sucking the air out of the box Iran is in.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 1/10/2020 6:35:40 PM (No. 284820)
I keep thinking Iran intended to do more with their attack, and then they accidentally shot down a passenger 737 which derailed their plans. Iran is suppose to be this emerging Muslim superpower, but they cannot figure out what they are suppose to shoot at. It shows how inept they really are, and they have only accomplished what they have done with a lot of help from other foreign powers.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 1/10/2020 7:59:18 PM (No. 284899)
WWIII did not happen, but I bet Iran was hoping we would fire off some missiles so they could blame Trump for that downed jet. PS...I thought Elvis was already dead. Apparently he died again judging by the send-off that dead general got. The wall to wall coverage of that mass murderer by the MSM was disgusting. I can't wait for the election in November so we can reelect Trump.
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