Iranian tensions

Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by nivek, May 11, 2019.

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What do you think will be the outcome of General Soleimani’s death?

  1. Full scale war

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  2. Small scale confrontations

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  3. Escalated terrorist attacks

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  4. Nothing, the anger will fade

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  1. Wade

    Wade Stare..... They are always staring

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    This is nuts..

    So in their passion to revenge the murder of their beloved general the citizens of a town in Iran ( Kerman ) end up killing 40 of their own and injuring 200, and we're The Great Satan. As the lovable loser would say " good grief "..

    Stampede kills dozens at funeral for Iranian general killed by U.S.

    I'm guessing the ones that lost their lives will be remembered as martyrs for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    It seems as though there's a bit of a disconnect here.

    And it's the relationship in a meme becoming endemic how an idea can become passionate among a group of people is why I dig Robert Bartholomew's books
     
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  2. Dejan Corovic

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    @nivek

    Lets place a wager if there is going to be full war or anger will just fade away. Can you pls ad an survey to this thread?
     
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  3. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Done, are the choices acceptable?...

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  4. pepe

    pepe Noble

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    I always catch up with Tucker on youtube, he lifts my spirit. I know Fox is bias as the others you have are but Tucker is sharper than your average scalpel.
     
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  5. Dejan Corovic

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    Great. I couldn't had done it better myself.

    I think there will be some tussle, just for both sides to save face. But, so far, the allies of both sides turned cold feet, so it's very unlikely to get much hotter.

    I would like ad, that since this comes from Trump it must have a signature idiotic twist. He threatened to destroy Iranian cultural sites. Nobody any more in whole of Western civilization destroys cultural sites. That's squarely only something Taliban does. Cultural heritage across the whole world already suffered enough destruction and should not be added to in modern time. On the end of the day, mullahs will one day be replaced by normal secular democratic government. Why should one give them reason to hate US?
     
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  6. pepe

    pepe Noble

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    Yes I remember Reagan but at the time I was a love struck liberal pubescent Herbert.

    My favourite is your next one.
     
  7. Sheltie

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    He takes the UFO issue very seriously. I hope more reporters start to come around to this way of seeing things.
     
  8. Sheltie

    Sheltie Noble

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    Sadly, Trump is often his own worst enemy.
     
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  9. pepe

    pepe Noble

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    Taking away the capability to refine oil should be top of the pile and Religious sites should be left alone.
    Even I wince at that one but have a feeling an order to the 52 sites would see the economy suffer primarily.

    It's a joke that the regime needs any nuclear power with them floating on fuel and not a care in the world for the environment.
     
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  10. pepe

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    I voted as there being an increase in the usual radical individuals taking it to our streets.

    Last one here was disorientated by a fire extinguisher and beaten with a nahwal tusk.

    Quite spectacular.
     
  11. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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  13. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    True. He is not a public speaker. But frankly, I'd rather have a troll that does something than a polished media product that does nothing.

    At family dinners my Mom was like a loose cannon on deck. She was beyond opinionated and you never knew what she might blurt out. But very often she was just saying what polite people kept to themselves.
     
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  14. pigfarmer

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    Right ??!! And I read they just allocated a quarter of a billion dollars of funding for their Quds Force. Just what the average Iranian on the street wants I'm sure. Add that to their expenditures on nuclear power. Both of these things are currently in danger of being switched off if they're not careful.
     
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  15. pepe

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    Dear me, i was locked out again. Got in through the back door and i think i can open the front from the inside.
     
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  16. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I hear through the grapevine that many European countries, especially the eastern residing ones, are quietly in support of Trump taking out the general...They tire of appeasing the radical islamists and are happy Trump is standing up to them...

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  17. nivek

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    Of course Iran does not want all out war, they would lose everything, they know they can get away with this missile attack in the short term, I doubt we will see another direct attack like this, could be wrong but...

    'We do not seek escalation or war': Iran's foreign minister asks for peace and says missile attacks have 'concluded' as Trump tweets 'all is well' and says he will deliver statement today
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    Iran's foreign minister has insisted they do not want a war despite firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing American troops in a revenge attack for the U.S. drone strike that killed their top Iranian general. Foreign minister Javad Zarif warned that Iran did not 'seek escalation or war' but vowed to continue defending themselves if the U.S. chose to retaliate. The firing of the missiles late Tuesday was a major escalation between Iran and the U.S. and raised immediate fears that the two longtime enemies were inching closer to war. But the response from Iran's foreign minister is one of a few indicators that there might not be further retaliation on either side - at least in the short term. It comes after President Donald Trump calmly tweeted on Tuesday night that 'all is well' shortly after the missile attacks. 'So far, so good' he added regarding casualties and damage.

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  18. pepe

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    Yes, you literally hold all the cards.

    I see the regime has proved some accuracy by managing to miss every one.

    Prudent.
     
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  19. nivek

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