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Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike

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Re: Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2020, 01:26:52 PM »
...The Jews are smarter than us.  They are aware that there are circumstances in which a dead hated man can be more dangerous than a live one. 

Depends how you define "smart."  Keeping in mind Judaism and Israel are two different categories, notice over the centuries that Judaism is even shrinking (now at ~.2%) as a share of world population.  And year after year Israel is the "winner" in total United Nations condemnations for its illicit land grabs and its ethnic cleansing if not outright terror campaigns ongoing against Palestine and its Arab neighbors.  The noble struggle for justice is one thing, but to catalyze decades of near-universal condemnation for ones' selfishness and arrogance probably says more about them than about the rest of the world.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Nations_resolutions_concerning_Israel

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Re: Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2020, 12:59:44 AM »
I was referring to a specific case in which the Israelis are shrewd enough to anticipate serious fallout should  they snuff an important Iranian.

There are a few other countries that have been adversely, and murderously affected by Soleimani and his associates. 

Our commander in chief is a damned poor chess player. It is clear that he lacks skill at anticipating the opponents next move.

Does anyone else suspect that the murder of an internationally known bad guy, as directed by Trump, could be another of Trump's

 self serving publicity stunts? 

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Re: Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2020, 01:20:29 AM »
...Our commander in chief is a damned poor chess player. It is clear that he lacks skill at anticipating the opponents next move.

It seems worse than that, it's as if he plays against himself, moving both his pieces and moving those on the opposite side of the board. Unfortunately for Trump, he's actually 'playing' against real opponents, with minds of their own, but he continues to act as if he thinks he can control the outcomes by moving their pieces for them.

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Does anyone else suspect that the murder of an internationally known bad guy, as directed by Trump, could be another of Trump's self serving publicity stunts?

My impression could be wrong, but it looks like he's trying to rally Americans behind him and feed patriotic/nationalist passions in his decision to escalate the conflict. Maybe he thinks the war will unite Americans under his questionable leadership. Maybe he believes it will help him get re-elected. He also comes off as someone desperately trying to seem like a strong, no-nonsense person. Since he's so inept when it comes to soft power dynamics he's going for a more heavy-handed approach.
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Re: Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2020, 04:16:17 AM »
Naaah, the chump is completely oblivious of how the government actually works. It's obvious, if one considers how his TV shows ran. They aren't the government, and he doesn't control the narrative, no matter how hard he tries. He's so far under water trying to run the government, it is pathetic. We, in every country, may not like how it is run. But the chump hasn't a clue for where the levers of the government are even located.
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Re: Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2020, 12:39:04 PM »
the problem is that hes creating messes that will dominate subsequent administrations as they try to repair the damage.

i used to consider republicans a well meani g conservative opposition. but they ve turned into lunatic authoritarians


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Re: Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2020, 12:47:52 AM »
Iran demonstrates its willingness to proceed. Now for Trump to impulsively escalate again.

"Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq" | AP

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Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate.

U.S. officials confirmed the strikes, though Iran only initially acknowledged targeting one base. There was no immediate word on injuries.

Iranian state TV said the attack was in revenge for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose funeral procession Tuesday in his hometown of Kerman prompted angry calls to avenge his death, which drastically raised tensions in the Middle East.

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