Iran Attacks US Forces at Al Assad

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  1. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Do you think we were prepared for this? is it somehow better than the Iranians attacking the civilian sites like an embassy?
     
  3. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    I think so. I imagine in a few hours, the counter will be launched.
     
  4. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    To us cowards this is tragic
    But Shaark is it better that this is directed toward our military bases versus civilian places?
    can they protect the troops there?
     
  5. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    I don't know specifics, but I know they were prepared. IDK if "conventional" warheads ... but I'm expecting this to expand.
     
  6. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Thank you
    I know/ hope they were prepared
    I do not want any American hurt for any reason but Dems would make a hayday of it
    but ballistic missiles are unpredictable
    they could hit anywhere?
     
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  7. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    apparently Iran has more than a 1,000 missles of various types
    Could be a long siege
    We know we can retaliate and obliterate Iranian military sites
    BUT we also know Iranians will claim innocent women and children were killed by us
     
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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Supposed to be Fateh-110s with laser terminal guidance

    Seen no report of any casualties
     
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  9. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    evidently Iran has launched a second wave already.
     
  10. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    Tehran is 9:30 ahead of of Austin time.

    :30????

    SMH ... that actually makes goofball sense.
     
  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  12. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    I may be jaundiced, but aren’t missiles launched (including ours) all the time in the Middle East? I suppose Iran can make it intolerable for the US to stay. But didn’t China thought they had clout too in the trade war? This is another China trade war but with missiles.
     
  13. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    you may be right, @mchammer ... but I don't think so.

    We'll find out soon. Were we serious about the 52 targets ...

    are they serious about their goals?
     
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Which might mean there were units on the ground in Iraq guiding them.
    If so, indicates a high level of local cooperation
     
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  15. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    mc
    I do not remember the last time we launched a missile
    I suspect we will now
     
  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Fateh is made by our friends the Chinese
    If this is what they used and given this is a precision weapon, it MIGHT be a sign what Iran was after here was a big show that got a lot of media attention, but with controlled damage. Just speculating.
     
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  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    If so, then gets Trump more options so far as his response goes
     
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  18. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Difference is these missiles are launched from Iran herself and not from her proxies.
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts



     
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  20. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    what about these missiles?
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  21. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Maybe a distinction without a difference. This may be for PR purposes for Iranian political purposes.
     
  22. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    2016
    I can not see where these went.
    It says countries
    Which ones
    Are you saying this validates Iran bombing US bases in Iraq ?
     
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This was a good point. As of late Dec, there had been 11 Iran-linked rocket attacks on US positions in Iraq, including the "green zone," over the last 2 months. With American casualties.
     
  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Another consideration for the Iranians is that Qatar is supposed to be hosting the 2022 World Cup. This is a HUGE deal to Qatar. Qatar is also an ally of Iran. Maybe the richest ally they have. So, if Iran bombs Dubai or Tel Aviv or any other place considered 'safe' that they’ve been threatening to bomb, Qatar's World Cup would be put in jeopardy. Might not sound like much but issues like this do matter.

    'First step': How FIFA Club World Cup is a prelude to Qatar 2022
     
  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This was my initial reaction to the news too, except for the primitive weapons part
     
  27. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    I expect Dem support of the attack. You know Iran is bad and all, but they don’t have Trump.
     
  28. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    Not yet
     

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  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
  30. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    MSNBC has 4 Obama analysts tonight. Iran purposely missed the bases as a gesture of good will. One is apologizing for US actions in the past. These people should move to their homeland.
     
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