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Thread: Iran Fires Missiles at U.S. Forces in Iraq

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    Does anyone think the Ukraine airliner departing Teheran was shot down?
    I have heard rumblings, but nothing that sounds legit. However, Iran is resisting Boeing's team coming to do inspection, so, who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Fortunately, try as they may, Iran can't prevent its citizens from accessing other world news.
    And then there's MSNBC which reported the Iranian propaganda without verifying it first, and this a full hour after the Pentagon had released a statement saying there were no casualties.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/julior...ttack-n2559143
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    And I've seen those on the left hoping for US casualties in the missile attack because they think it will hurt Trump politically. There are sickos on both sides.
    Yea, Iíve seen way more public drum beating for war. Itís acceptable to equate patriotism with militaristic tough guy talk on the right, and taboo for liberals to hope that Trump kills Iranians. Nice try, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whag View Post
    Yea, Iíve seen way more public drum beating for war. Itís acceptable to equate patriotism with militaristic tough guy talk on the right, and taboo for liberals to hope that Trump kills Iranians. Nice try, though.
    It depends on what corner of the internet you happen to be looking at, I suppose, but my general impression, at least from what I saw, is that liberals were almost gleeful, spreading false rumors about massive US casualties and all but laughing at conservatives who support Trump.
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    Trump is getting ready to address the nation. Live Stream:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbT_6864Ouo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Trump is getting ready to address the nation. Live Stream:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbT_6864Ouo
    I see he has his teleprompter ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whag View Post
    I see he has his teleprompter ready.
    That's kinda like a Baptist preacher's watch --- once he gets going, he forgets it's there.
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    I thought he did just fine... reinforced that we have plenty of options for lethal force, but also that we do not want to use that force -- talked about how great Iran can be, and wished them success, blah blah blah....

    I'm glad he didn't stray from the script, and I'm glad he thankyouthankyouthankyou'd then left without this turning into a Q&A yelling match.

    He has broadcast* to Iran and the world that we don't want to escalate.

    Ball is in Iran's court.




    *can that be used as a past tense, or does it need 'ed'?
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    Yes, that was fine. More low-key than I thought he would be.

    Nothing more from the US unless Iran decides to continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    Yes, that was fine. More low-key than I thought he would be.

    Nothing more from the US unless Iran decides to continue.
    The way he laid it out, though, really puts the onus on Iran to behave --- if they do something additional now, it will look very antagonistic.

    They need to accept the off-ramp.
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