But he’s so mentally unstable that he’ll bumble us into a war with Iran? I’m confused: he’s either a lunatic with an itchy trigger finger who wants to exterminate all the brown people or he’s a mentally unstable fascist dictator who just wants wage war.I saw the NYT reported it first. Would be nice if these assholes just held their copy and allow the operation to happen instead of just trying to get some clicks. If I can't trust the DoD or White House to shut up...you'd hope some other, "smarter" people would do it for them...I guess not.
Just saw on CNN that Trump authorized strikes but then "pulled back immediately". Whatever that's supposed to mean and how much we can trust CNN.
When you say stuff like this, deferring to your experience, I start heading for the bomb shelter.I'd be willing to bet that we pulled back on strikes because we had to sort out targeting, proportionality, etc. If something doesn't cook off in the next 24 hours I will be surprised.
And no, I'm not gleaning any of this from work, just stepping through timelines and logic. Creating the ATO will be a massive undertaking in its own right.
Even something as "simple" as hitting an IRCG naval base and a few SAM sites, especially the one that downed the Triton is what I envision. You could go "whole hog" with a response including taking our their nuclear facilities. OR...a small strike that goad's Iran into something larger and THEN go after the big targets. There are a lot of different ways to go.When you say stuff like this, deferring to your experience, I start heading for the bomb shelter.
If I had to take a scientific wild-ass guess, I would think that they are legit concerned that someone had an itchy trigger finger. You don't see a carrier strike group and all of that US military hardware and watch American news and not be a little nervous.Were they really or is this just a way for deconfliction? 150 lives seems really high for a few radar and SAM sites.
Eh, fuck it. Proportional is for pussies. Launch one massive strike to just wipe out their Navy, which is mostly PT boats, then call it a day. Solves a lot of problems and gets rid of the mosquitoes. I hate mosquitoes.
They fire a Strela at one of our drones...and miss...then it's only fair that we respond with an excessive strike package. I suggest taking out all their nuclear installations and capabilities...and get back in time for Happy Hour.