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Reports: Iraq's al Asad airbase is under rocket attack

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posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
I saw a tweet a few minutes ago with a video of Quds forces traveling through Iran towards the Iraq border in a line of trucks.


There's a 1991 highway from Kuwait to Baghdad that'd like to speak to them.




posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 09:47 AM
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As is the way of things Iran likely made it clear where they were going to attack in advance which is why there were no casualties , images I've seen show they hit open land so as I said before the strike was what they had to do , nothing more so yes they showed restraint and offered america a way out and saved some face into the bargain.


And just how do we "save face" by just letting go the fact that they directly attacked two US bases? It really doesn't matter that there were no casualties.

I understand what Iran was going for here, but I also believe they are sorely mistaken about the US response. Sure, Obama would have just let this go. Trump is not Obama.

Like NK, most of us are simply fed up with Iran's rhetoric anyhow, and honestly have no problem watching missiles decimate Iran's ability to make war.

I say we give them 24 hrs notice that we are going to turn every suspected nuclear site in Iran to slag. And then do so. See? No casualties. No problem. Right?
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posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: proximo

Yeah Know where you're coming from regarding those backchannels
It really does look like Trump has pulled off a masterstroke with the neutralisation of Solimoni and the message really has got across to those in power in Tehran that the US can take out any of them at will if Washington decides. They must be absolutely cacking themselves right now without the ultimate projection of offensive power demonstrated by Trump



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 10:01 AM
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Live feed to Trump.




posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: Gazrok

As is the way of things Iran likely made it clear where they were going to attack in advance which is why there were no casualties , images I've seen show they hit open land so as I said before the strike was what they had to do , nothing more so yes they showed restraint and offered america a way out and saved some face into the bargain.


And just how do we "save face" by just letting go the fact that they directly attacked two US bases? It really doesn't matter that there were no casualties.

I understand what Iran was going for here, but I also believe they are sorely mistaken about the US response. Sure, Obama would have just let this go. Trump is not Obama.

Like NK, most of us are simply fed up with Iran's rhetoric anyhow, and honestly have no problem watching missiles decimate Iran's ability to make war.

I say we give them 24 hrs notice that we are going to turn every suspected nuclear site in Iran to slag. And then do so. See? No casualties. No problem. Right?


And if we look at the chain of recent events, its obvious Iran is provoking or looking for a response from the US. Iran knows the state of our politics with the left staying firmly against every decision Trump makes... So if a conflict begins, they know theyll have a faction working against Trump within the US, which is the democratic party...

Anyways, how do we not respond back at some point??

Iran has shot down one of our drones - Trump didn't respond due to zero US causalities
Iran attacks oil fields in Saudi Arabia - Trump once again does not respond due to zero US casualties
Iran coordinates attack on US Embassy in Iraq - Now Trump responds by drone strike on general who was brazenly in Iraq and coordinating additional attacks on US soldiers/diplomats in the region
Iran attacks 2 US bases with rockets from their own soil, not proxies, zero US casualties again- Now we wait to see how Trump responds...

What I'm getting at is, Iran is leaving the US little choices if they keep attacking us the way they are.....

Oh yea, and if they shot down the plane leaving Tehran to Ukraine, that'll make things even messier...
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posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 10:10 AM
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It's quite probable that their will be a de-escalation and diplomatic pressure in terms of sanctions. Iran will probably be offered to the table thrash out a diplomatic resolution if they take the offer.

I hope for de-escalation on both sides.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Agit8dChop

Maybe it's cover? Then a month or 3 from now the real hit happens.

Could be, but... it wouldn't change anything. Depending on what the 'real hit' was, they'd either be bitch-slapped, or wiped off the map. They aren't stupid.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Gazrok

That's the thing: Iran did not attack two US bases. Iran attacked two Iraqi bases where Americans were stationed. Had they attacked US bases, Trump would, IMO, have no choice but to follow through on his warning and level a couple Iranian sites. But as it is now, there were no US casualties and no damage to US assets. We didn't take the bait, and now Iran is the one looking like an impotent fool.

The second one of our bases is attacked, or one of our people is injured or killed in an attack, then I expect Trump to unleash Holy Hell, complete with fire, brimstone, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.

TheRedneck



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 10:27 AM
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And here comes the official explanation.

...and it's over. Thank you Lord!

TheRedneck

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posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 11:00 AM
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Al-Asad imagery-







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posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 11:09 AM
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Let's face it... Iran took the wussy way out. Who can blame them? They didn't want rockets coming at them all at once from the sea and air. Trump is nutty enough to do it. Glad he has been convinced to show restraint in the last 20 plus hours.

One thing for sure, Iran has been put on notice no matter what ones political affiliation is.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: TheRedneck
As I said above , they did what they needed to do.

No... what they need to do and what they've needed to do for the last 30 years is stop being terrorists, engaging in terrorism, and supporting terrorism in other countries.


It is they who have shown restraint because to not do so would have been suicide , I suspect they're playing the long game.

You could say that. Or, you could say they're playing the 'crapping in my pants' game, hoping they can find a way out.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: ABNARTY
a reply to: Zaphod58
The air space was unsafe or at least the FAA thought so with their restriction for US flyers to avoid miscalculation or misidentification. I heard other countries followed their lead.

They were taking off from the airport in Tehran. It was Tehrans responsibility to shut down any/all civilian flights until it was safe for them to fly.

As others have said - this is starting to smell of a plot to try to blame it on the US' retaliatory strikes... that never happened because Trump - again - did the right thing.

Still not tired of winning...

KAG2020/24/28/32+



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: TheRedneck
As is the way of things Iran likely made it clear where they were going to attack in advance which is why there were no casualties , images I've seen show they hit open land so as I said before the strike was what they had to do , nothing more so yes they showed restraint and offered america a way out and saved some face into the bargain.

You could say that... or...

You could say that they did the only thing they could think of to save their own face and survive being wiped off the map, hoping against hope that Trump would show restraint, and right now, they are all changing their diapers and downing a few liters of d'absinthe.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: Gazrok
I say we give them 24 hrs notice that we are going to turn every suspected nuclear site in Iran to slag. And then do so. See? No casualties. No problem. Right?

Glad you're not in charge...

This worked out much better than I was hoping for last night - went to bed feeling not so good about the situation, breathing a sigh of relief now... Iran learned a lesson here...



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: Myrtales Instinct
Trump is nutty enough to do it. Glad he has been convinced to show restraint in the last 20 plus hours.

Nutty? I think you mean resolved.

I think he is the one who made the decision, and the deep-state war-mongers standing around him at the podium were all pissed as heel he didn't fall for it.

I hope he fires the lot of them now, including the war-monger Pompeio.


One thing for sure, Iran has been put on notice no matter what ones political affiliation is.

Not just Iran either... the world.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 12:15 PM
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Glad to see this has played out the way it has. I would imagine some interesting stuff has went on behind the scenes that we might never know about.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: tanstaafl

originally posted by: Myrtales Instinct
Trump is nutty enough to do it. Glad he has been convinced to show restraint in the last 20 plus hours.

Nutty? I think you mean resolved.

I think he is the one who made the decision, and the deep-state war-mongers standing around him at the podium were all pissed as heel he didn't fall for it.

I hope he fires the lot of them now, including the war-monger Pompeio.



One thing for sure, Iran has been put on notice no matter what ones political affiliation is.

Not just Iran either... the world.


He's a chronic lying narcissist. It's why so many good people don't like him, and will be his downfall.


The last part I can agree with, but what good does it do to brag? I'm sure you are a great person, but we just see our world through different lenses.

See ya around

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posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: tanstaafl

originally posted by: ABNARTY
a reply to: Zaphod58
The air space was unsafe or at least the FAA thought so with their restriction for US flyers to avoid miscalculation or misidentification. I heard other countries followed their lead.

They were taking off from the airport in Tehran. It was Tehrans responsibility to shut down any/all civilian flights until it was safe for them to fly.

As others have said - this is starting to smell of a plot to try to blame it on the US' retaliatory strikes... that never happened because Trump - again - did the right thing.

Still not tired of winning...

KAG2020/24/28/32+


Or, a few people on that plane knew to much.



posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

Contrary to what some may claim, not every plane crash is because someone knew too much.



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