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originally posted by: Aluxe As an American I now most definitely feel less safe after what Trump did. It seems like Trump took an extreme measure which has the potential to pull us in into a much bigger conflict and which could end up costing many lives if it escalates. And to me it doesn't matter if those lives are Iranian or American if we are talking civilians and innocent people who die as a result of a possible conflict. And should I now worry about possible terrorist attacks or even another 9/11? And the general that was killed had been instrumental in fighting ISIS much better than we did, so is ISIS going to now become stronger?. And what about all the none Iranian militias that were working with the general killed, are those also going to turn against the US? Now the Iraq parliament just voted to expel foreign troops from Iraq because of the killing. Doesn't seem like a good move for the US considering we have a history of making a total mess in every war we start in the middle east and I really doubt Trump has a better grasp on the situation than previous presidents. Trump said he did this to stop a war but HONESTLY is there anybody that really believes anything the man says? I for sure don't. He has not earned my trust because he lies constantly. Also you have to admit that it is very likely that Trump did this as a reelection strategy and to distract from the impeachment issues he is facing. He actually accused and warned people about Obama doing precisely this many times as a strategy to win reelection so why should we not assume that this is what Trump is doing now? You also have to consider that there could be an agenda for starting a war with Iran to exploit Iran from its resources or the usual business of war that might go beyond Trump and could be something planned by a shadow government. The US has done this many times and they always just come up with an excuse for the war like the "bringing democracy and finding weapons of mass destruction" for the Bush war in Iraq. So maybe it's not even actually Trump who is behind this and more like the deep state pulling its strings on the Trump administration. And targeting cultural sites seems like a really terrible idea. First of all many of those sites are world heritage sites that are treasures of not just Iran but of the whole world. It would be like targeting the pyramids of Egypt if we went on a war against Egypt. Imagine Trump destroying the pyramid of Giza because he woke up on the wrong side of the bed in a tit for tat war? It would be a great loss for humankind, not just Egypt. Well it's the same thing with some of the Iran cultural sites that are real ancient treasures that belong to the whole of humanity. No wonder this strategy is causing instant backlash around the world and why many Americans are instantly against it. And imagine how many enemies we would end up creating if we destroyed 52 cultural sites in Iran. And what's amazing is to see all the Trump supporters who were praising Trump for bringing back the troops now praising him for sending out more troops and potentially starting a whole new war. We will see how this will escalates but if it turns out to be another Afghanistan or worse war are you still going to be cheering just because it is Trump who is behind this this time without any critical thought? And worse of all some of you conservatives even call yourselves Christian and Jesus followers. It just makes it really hard to respect your stance.
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
Oh whaaaah..The guy in Iran has killed Americans for many years and was planning bigger killings of Americans, so killing him was operational prudence. Real Americans who know their rights and how they got them don't cower before killers.
This is the trouble with these self righteous terrorist supporting people, they kill many of yours, and you do nothing and teach them to bully you even more in the future like Obama did. They have to be shown the folly of their wicked ways.
America finally has a man at the helm who says NO and hits back hard. Start standing up for what is right and defend your country and show responsibility and honesty, not this cowering victim mentality.
originally posted by: wantsome
Most you war mongers don't even know why Iran hates us. If I were Iranian I'd hate us too. Iran and Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11 yet the Saudi's were plenty involved. Israel wants all their enemies neutralized at our expense. They want us to do it for them. We had a peace deal with Iran until Trump took over. Iran agreed to quit enriching uranium if we lifted sanctions. Israel was cut out of the loop during negotiations because the United States didn't want them interfering. Trump gets in office and double crosses the Iranians. You really want to know why the Iranians hate us look up the Iranian revolution and why it took place.
and was planning bigger killings of Americans