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02 Jan 2020, 11:03 pm

Trump tweeted an American flag as an American airstrike killed Iranian General Qassim Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. This appeared to be in retaliation for a siege by protesters of the US Embassy in Baghdad:

https://apnews.com/5597ff0f046a67805cc233d5933a53ed

Of course, this all goes back to Trump reneging on our nuclear agreement with Iran.

And I'm kinda curious as to what an Iranian general was doing in Baghdad. :?


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03 Jan 2020, 12:06 am

great way to start off the decade.


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03 Jan 2020, 12:14 am

beneficii wrote:
Trump tweeted an American flag as an American airstrike killed Iranian General Qassim Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. This appeared to be in retaliation for a siege by protesters of the US Embassy in Baghdad:

https://apnews.com/5597ff0f046a67805cc233d5933a53ed

Of course, this all goes back to Trump reneging on our nuclear agreement with Iran.

And I'm kinda curious as to what an Iranian general was doing in Baghdad. :?


omg are we at war with Iran now ?


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03 Jan 2020, 12:22 am

don't you guys just love endless war??

isn't destroying an entire region of the world just fantastic?

maybe nothing more will come out of this, i think i heard the iranian leadership wanted this guy dead anyway but either way i hope i get to see the criminals hang in my lifetime.

the code for this simulation is complete s**t, i want to refresh.


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03 Jan 2020, 2:29 am

beneficii wrote:
Trump tweeted an American flag as an American airstrike killed Iranian General Qassim Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. This appeared to be in retaliation for a siege by protesters of the US Embassy in Baghdad:

https://apnews.com/5597ff0f046a67805cc233d5933a53ed

Of course, this all goes back to Trump reneging on our nuclear agreement with Iran.

And I'm kinda curious as to what an Iranian general was doing in Baghdad. :?


I'm not agreeing with what Trump has done,
But isn't Iran the major exporter of terrorism in that region, these days?
I believe Iran uses proxies to extend its influence in the middle east.

Also,
You do realise how unpleasant life is for women in Iran?
What is it about Iran that has your sympathies?


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03 Jan 2020, 2:31 am

Kiprobalhato wrote:
don't you guys just love endless war??


Yup,
As long as I am watching it at a distance.


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03 Jan 2020, 2:34 am

Erm,
Is this a: "Women's Only Thread"?
WOT tha. 8O


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03 Jan 2020, 3:18 am

Kiprobalhato wrote:
don't you guys just love endless war??

isn't destroying an entire region of the world just fantastic?

maybe nothing more will come out of this, i think i heard the iranian leadership wanted this guy dead anyway but either way i hope i get to see the criminals hang in my lifetime.

the code for this simulation is complete s**t, i want to refresh.
I don't think it's going to be any major ground war with Iran, just some insurgency as a response.



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03 Jan 2020, 3:27 am

Jakki wrote:
beneficii wrote:
Trump tweeted an American flag as an American airstrike killed Iranian General Qassim Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. This appeared to be in retaliation for a siege by protesters of the US Embassy in Baghdad:

https://apnews.com/5597ff0f046a67805cc233d5933a53ed

Of course, this all goes back to Trump reneging on our nuclear agreement with Iran.

And I'm kinda curious as to what an Iranian general was doing in Baghdad. :?


omg are we at war with Iran now ?
The only thing that will come out of this is Iran supplying insurgents with weapons to fight the US Military in the region.



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03 Jan 2020, 4:14 am

Up until now Trump has been the epitome of speak loudly and carry a small stick notably publicly calling off a strike on Iran at the last minute. Combined with Obama's non red line in Syria the Iranians had every logical reason they could get with anything.

My guess is that the primary concern was Trump's reelection. Trump is old enough to remember the Iran hostage crises costing Jimmy Carter reelection and the parallels were too much for him to ignore.

This is an act of war.

I hope the US is ready for all possibilities(including a simultaneous war with N. Korea as that has been heating up). I doubt it because Trump most likely did this on impulse.


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03 Jan 2020, 7:11 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
Trump most likely did this on impulse.


I'd be surprised if he did.
Trump demonstrably doesn't want to get involved with prolonged "Police Action" and wars,
And has drawn back previously action against Iran (The retaliation of the drone downing) and extricated Amerika in the Middle East, as examples.

My best guess is that he equates long term military action with draining/weakening the non-military economy.
He is a businessman, after all, remember.
I didn't say he was a good one. :mrgreen:


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03 Jan 2020, 11:02 am

Pepe wrote:
ASPartOfMe wrote:
Trump most likely did this on impulse.

I'd be surprised if he did.
Trump demonstrably doesn't want to get involved with prolonged "Police Action" and wars,
And has drawn back previously action against Iran (The retaliation of the drone downing) and extricated Amerika in the Middle East, as examples.

My best guess is that he equates long term military action with draining/weakening the non-military economy.
He is a businessman, after all, remember.
I didn't say he was a good one. :mrgreen:


Iran Leader Khamenei Taunted Trump New Year’s Day, Claimed “You Can’t Do Anything”
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Just a day prior to President Trump ordering airstrikes that killed Iranian top general Soleimani, Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khamenei taunted President Trump, writing:

That guy has tweeted that we see Iran responsible for the events in Baghdad & we will respond to Iran.
1st: You can’t do anything.
2nd: If you were logical —which you’re not— you’d see that your crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan… have made nations hate you.

Not even two days later, President Trump ordered airstrikes that killed Iran’s top general Solemani.


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03 Jan 2020, 11:02 am

Pepe wrote:
Erm,
Is this a: "Women's Only Thread"?
WOT tha. 8O


nope...


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03 Jan 2020, 3:12 pm

Pepe wrote:
beneficii wrote:
Trump tweeted an American flag as an American airstrike killed Iranian General Qassim Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. This appeared to be in retaliation for a siege by protesters of the US Embassy in Baghdad:

https://apnews.com/5597ff0f046a67805cc233d5933a53ed

Of course, this all goes back to Trump reneging on our nuclear agreement with Iran.

And I'm kinda curious as to what an Iranian general was doing in Baghdad. :?


I'm not agreeing with what Trump has done,
But isn't Iran the major exporter of terrorism in that region, these days?
I believe Iran uses proxies to extend its influence in the middle east.

Also,
You do realise how unpleasant life is for women in Iran?
What is it about Iran that has your sympathies?


Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah have been fighting Al Qaeda and ISIS. Al Qaeda, ISIS, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the neocons in the US are celebrating the murder of the Iranian commander (who's been killing Al Qaeda and ISIS). Just think about that.

This isn't about women's rights. Trump is Israel's little pet pig.

Israel openly says it wants the US to fight Iran and Americans to die for Israel so they don't have to.

https://twitter.com/AWAKEALERT/status/1 ... 48576?s=20


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03 Jan 2020, 4:57 pm

JohnPowell wrote:
Pepe wrote:
beneficii wrote:
Trump tweeted an American flag as an American airstrike killed Iranian General Qassim Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. This appeared to be in retaliation for a siege by protesters of the US Embassy in Baghdad:

https://apnews.com/5597ff0f046a67805cc233d5933a53ed

Of course, this all goes back to Trump reneging on our nuclear agreement with Iran.

And I'm kinda curious as to what an Iranian general was doing in Baghdad. :?


This isn't about women's rights. Trump is Israel's little pet pig.

Israel openly says it wants the US to fight Iran and Americans to die for Israel so they don't have to.

https://twitter.com/AWAKEALERT/status/1 ... 48576?s=20
What does Isreal expect to come out of this? Do they want WW3 to start?