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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Stupid? We killed the guy who was planning to kill Americans. If we find out there is a replacement planningbto kill Americans we will kill him to and anyone in his presence. I'd think twice about being that guy if you want to see next year. Yes our option would be to do nothing while more Americans are killed. Not this President. It's about time these animals learn to be civil otherwise their option is removal from the planet.
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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    The world is slightly more complicated than 1980's cartoon villains.
    Nonsense! We just need to keep killing the bad guys and eventually they'll lose!

    After all, the only reason there are bad guys is because there is evil in this world and they hate our freedom!
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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by VySky View Post
    POTUS once again shows us what a panty waste Obama was. I support the termination of the military leader with American blood on his hands. Once Iran screws up again we turn their homeland to glass

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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred C Dobbs View Post
    Good theory but others can easily recognize when Trump is joking, when he's serious, and when it matters.
    I live in NY, known about Trump for over 30+ years.

    He has no sense of humor, and when he lies about something 50 times, like the Veterans Choice legislation, that's not a joke. That's a sickness.
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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Dans La Lune View Post
    ^^^

    I would hate being right so often, but I’d fear the self-loathing that would result. Republicans are monsters.
    Actually, Quds Force, which has committed numerous terrorist attacks over its history, are the monsters.

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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    So are a lot of people.

    Killing him isn't the problem, the repercussions are.
    So we should creep around the way mice do in the present of house cats when they incinerate our embassies overseas? That doesn't always work out so well. Back in November 1979 Iranian "students" seized the U.S. embassy in Teheran, holiding over 40 Americans hostage. The Carter Administration relied upon "quiet diplomacy" to obtain their release. This was successful, over one year and two months later. As the November 9, 1979 New York Times reported (link):

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    A White House official said only "quiet and firm diplomacy" was being pursued and no consideration was being given to military action to free the hostages. It was learned that Pope John Paul II had been asked to help and that consultations were going on at the United Nations. Despite reports from Iran that appeared discouraging, American officials were still pinning their hopes on the possibility that the P.L.O., with which the United States has avoided official dealings, might be able to persuade Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Iranian ruler, to order the release of the hostages.
    By contrast, after the Iranian government, led by Qasem Soleimani incinerated the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, our President speedily had him removed, with extreme prejudice. What a difference 40 years, almost to the day makes.

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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Probably the bread and butter of Iranian covert ops, targeted killings and bombings, against American civilians and soldiers.
    Which the Iranians have been doing for years and were likely to keep doing even without the death of their Skorzeny.

    The only thing this really changes is that it gives those in Europe and Canada an excuse to justify the attacks and claim the US had it coming.

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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerace117 View Post
    Which the Iranians have been doing for years and were likely to keep doing even without the death of their Skorzeny.

    The only thing this really changes is that it gives those in Europe and Canada an excuse to justify the attacks and claim the US had it coming.
    Assassinating an extremely popular foreign figure is a major escalation who's repercussions will likely be felt for years to come. This is not a trivial matter.
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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by JBG View Post
    That doesn't always work out so well. Back in November 1979 Iranian "students" seized the U.S. embassy in Teheran, holiding over 40 Americans hostage. The Carter Administration relied upon "quiet diplomacy" to obtain their release. This was successful, over one year and two months later. As the November 9, 1979 New York Times reported
    We pursued a diplomatic course of action because over military reprisal was beyond the capability of the US Armed Forces at the time. The 70s were a low point in US readiness.


    By contrast, after the Iranian government, led by Qasem Soleimani incinerated the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, our President speedily had him removed, with extreme prejudice. What a difference 40 years, almost to the day makes.
    And who's repercussions will be felt for years to come.
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    Re: Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Dans La Lune View Post
    Not a big reader, huh? I’m shocked. I’m telling you that the argument you’re using here was used to justify the Iraq invasion. Get it now?
    Nonyou don't get it. I'm not reading anything until you answer my yes or no. Either answer it or no need to quote me further.

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