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Military bases in Iraq being attacked.

 

So many people will die because of this man and those who voted for him.

 

 

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F-u-c-k Donald Trump and EVERY last Republican. War-mongering pieces of schitt. So, where are all the red hats?! Off to war you go! Take your Evangelical buddies with you while you're at it. And don't forget Donnie Jr. and Eric!

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Oh sh*t!

Even though I could see this coming, still...to read about it, knowing that it's now an inescapable reality is sobering.   The only possible point of respite is that other countries that are would be allies want no part of this entire debacle.  Not even the U.K. with dopey Boris Johnson wants anything to do with this catastrophe.

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I just-

 

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IOW, if and when we do go to war with Iran, we'll have to fall back on the chef to save us.  Just like that movie with Steven Seagal.

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It's taken three years, but it has finally happen. This is the sort of situation that many feared on Election Night 2016, that Trump would trigger some sort of military conflict.

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On 1/6/2020 at 3:23 PM, DramatistDreamer said:

 

She may perform better than expected in states with a white majority like the first two primaries but by the time the primaries move to SC, I could see her falling back down.  And if her connection to the Central Park exonerated becomes more publicized, she'll have a lot to answer for.  It won't be pretty.


This. exactly word-for-word what you just said.

the word I just read on twitter is....if there is no reprisal from the US, all military action will cease on Iran's part.

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2 hours ago, DRW50 said:

Military bases in Iraq being attacked.

 

So many people will die because of this man and those who voted for him.

 

 

Yes. I am so sad about this.  The amount of destabilization and civilian death our government has caused in the middle east is unconscionable. What is happening right now is nothing short of a pissing contest. I'd love to hear one person in the administration explain the goal.

1 hour ago, DramatistDreamer said:

I know Iran has beef with both but I honestly don't really know what to make of this declaration.

 

Blackmail and division possibly.  I'm far from a ME expert, but I imagine the economic consequences of taking out Dubai would have far reaching effects to say the least.

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Normally I wouldn't quote him, but my lord. Have we ever been cursed with a worse leader? If we have at least they didn't have nukes at their fingertips.

 

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Iran struck at two of our military bases and "all is well"?  Well, if you say so, Mr. President!  RME.

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1 hour ago, Juliajms said:

Yes. I am so sad about this.  The amount of destabilization and civilian death our government has caused in the middle east is unconscionable. What is happening right now is nothing short of a pissing contest. I'd love to hear one person in the administration explain the goal.

Blackmail and division possibly.  I'm far from a ME expert, but I imagine the economic consequences of taking out Dubai would have far reaching effects to say the least.

 

I know that the UAE often side with KSA (they did with the dispute between KSA and Qatar) and KSA and Iran have been bitter rivals for at least 40 years now (there was a really comprehensive Frontline PBS special all about this) but this would be a very circuitous route to get at KSA, one of USA's ally, imo. Also, Dubai has become a popular destination, especially among the wealthy, so I guess perhaps that might the reason they chose to name it?  The animus between Iran and Israel is obvious but I guess Haifa is considered something of a hotspot, I'm guessing because of its cultural and religious history but because of its somewhat mixed demographics, it strikes me as odd that Haifa would be the city that was mentioned.  I guess perhaps like Dubai, Haifa is seen as high profile in the ME. 

Some news analysts are dismissing these threats but that strikes me as foolish. I bet residents of these cities are taking the threat seriously though. Haifa, experienced rocket attacks by Hezbollah over fifteen years ago and there are said to be at least one Hezbollah-adjacent militia group in Iraq that are backed by Iran.  In the end, Iran may stand down on their statement but to dismiss the threat seems foolhardy. 

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