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Gregmal

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Re: war drums
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2020, 03:53:54 PM »
And so it continues....


Edit: also noticed this somehow ended up in politics....pussies.
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cherzeca

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Re: war drums
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2020, 04:13:32 PM »
And so it continues....


Edit: also noticed this somehow ended up in politics....pussies.

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Gregmal

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Re: war drums
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2020, 05:15:07 PM »
While I am hardly a military strategist(although admittedly a tremendous chess player) is there a line of thought or reasoning as to how Iran and their pee wee pop gun missiles were able to hit these bases? Surely we could have neutralized them if we wished to?? No details on the damage yet, but in the event that this is just surface stuff, what are the odds there is an "unofficial" we're even called on the physical nonsense and now a pivot from the Trumpsters to economic sanctions?

cherzeca

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Re: war drums
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2020, 05:30:42 PM »
these are Iranian tactical ballistic missiles...nasty stuff.  I think US responds attacking these Quds missile/military bases and then we will take a breath, and see if Iran increases or decreases hostilities. 

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Re: war drums
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2020, 07:16:39 PM »
If you do nothing, you lose face.  It will be remembered and acted on.  North Korea, China, Russia, they will see the US as weak.

You attack you risk getting tied down even more in regional war. How do you then handle your other threats?

Best bet is to hit the launchers or something symbolic and just get out all together. Let Iran fight it out with Saudi.
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cherzeca

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Re: war drums
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2020, 09:38:50 PM »
if it is true that there were no casualties, then the "trump rule" will still be available:  restraint, but dont cross the red line of US casualties.  that is the plan I expect trump to announce in morning announcement

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Re: war drums
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2020, 04:12:03 AM »
If you do nothing, you lose face.  It will be remembered and acted on.  North Korea, China, Russia, they will see the US as weak.

You attack you risk getting tied down even more in regional war. How do you then handle your other threats?

Best bet is to hit the launchers or something symbolic and just get out all together. Let Iran fight it out with Saudi.

Agreed, Trump has to do something, probably a target air strike where it hurts, but he probably wonít do so much to commit and getting dragged in an extended war. Economic sanctions against Iran are already pretty much maxed out, I donít think much more can be done, unless they can get the Chinese etc involved too, which is unlikely.

We will see. Conflicts are inherently unpredictable.
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Re: war drums
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2020, 11:09:54 AM »
While I am hardly a military strategist(although admittedly a tremendous chess player) is there a line of thought or reasoning as to how Iran and their pee wee pop gun missiles were able to hit these bases? Surely we could have neutralized them if we wished to?? No details on the damage yet, but in the event that this is just surface stuff, what are the odds there is an "unofficial" we're even called on the physical nonsense and now a pivot from the Trumpsters to economic sanctions?

thread. https://twitter.com/JenGriffinFNC/status/1214986413457973251?s=20

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Re: war drums
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2020, 02:11:32 PM »