ChiefsPlanet Mobile
Page 7 of 104
« First < 34567 8910111757 > Last »
Washington DC and The Holy Land>Head of Irans Quds force.. Killed by Orange Man Bad.
LiveSteam 07:37 PM 01-02-2020
Airstrike takes out General Soleimani.
[Reply]
Prison Bitch 09:18 PM 01-02-2020
Originally Posted by BDj23:
Let the body bags go back to Moscow for a change. I voted for no more sand wars.
Did you know every single worker in America paid $40,000 to fund the Sand Wars? Each worker.
[Reply]
TribalElder 09:19 PM 01-02-2020
Kill the ayatollah and turn iran into a conoco
[Reply]
BWillie 09:19 PM 01-02-2020
The good thing about living in the Midwest is we are more likely to at least be able to survive nuclear war since the coasts will be the ones getting blasted.
[Reply]
Chief Northman 09:22 PM 01-02-2020
I tuned into MSNBC for the laughs.

Lawrence O’Donnell might weep yet.
[Reply]
Chief Northman 09:23 PM 01-02-2020
Originally Posted by BWillie:
The good thing about living in the Midwest is we are more likely to at least be able to survive nuclear war since the coasts will be the ones getting blasted.
Trumpís plan all along....

2020 in a landslide! :-)
[Reply]
Iowanian 09:24 PM 01-02-2020
Originally Posted by BWillie:
The good thing about living in the Midwest is we are more likely to at least be able to survive nuclear war since the coasts will be the ones getting blasted.
Good news and bad news.

Bad news is KC would be a major target....and Omaha.


Good news, this isn't a nuke fight.
[Reply]
Bwana 09:26 PM 01-02-2020
Originally Posted by BWillie:
The good thing about living in the Midwest is we are more likely to at least be able to survive nuclear war since the coasts will be the ones getting blasted.

[Reply]
stevieray 09:28 PM 01-02-2020
Originally Posted by BWillie:
The good thing about living in the Midwest is we are more likely to at least be able to survive nuclear war since the coasts will be the ones getting blasted.
:-)
[Reply]
Eleazar 09:28 PM 01-02-2020
the Free Beacon's take:



Trump Calls the Ayatollah’s Bluff


Matthew Continetti - January 2, 2020 9:25 PM

The successful operation against Qassem Suleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, is a stunning blow to international terrorism and a reassertion of American might. It will also test President Trump's Iran strategy. It is now Trump, not Ayatollah Khamenei, who has ascended a rung on the ladder of escalation by killing the military architect of Iran's Shiite empire. For years, Iran has set the rules. It was Iran that picked the time and place of confrontation. No more.

Reciprocity has been the key to understanding Donald Trump. Whether you are a media figure or a mullah, a prime minister or a pope, he will be good to you if you are good to him. Say something mean, though, or work against his interests, and he will respond in force. It won't be pretty. It won't be polite. There will be fallout. But you may think twice before crossing him again.

That has been the case with Iran. President Trump has conditioned his policies on Iranian behavior. When Iran spread its malign influence, Trump acted to check it. When Iran struck, Trump hit back: never disproportionately, never definitively. He left open the possibility of negotiations. He doesn't want to have the Greater Middle East—whether Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, or Afghanistan—dominate his presidency the way it dominated those of Barack Obama and George W. Bush. America no longer needs Middle Eastern oil. Best keep the region on the back burner. Watch it so it doesn't boil over. Do not overcommit resources to this underdeveloped, war-torn, sectarian land.

The result was reciprocal antagonism. In 2018, Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated by his predecessor. He began jacking up sanctions. The Iranian economy turned to shambles. This "maximum pressure" campaign of economic warfare deprived the Iranian war machine of revenue and drove a wedge between the Iranian public and the Iranian government. Trump offered the opportunity to negotiate a new agreement. Iran refused.

And began to lash out. Last June, Iran's fingerprints were all over two oil tankers that exploded in the Persian Gulf. Trump tightened the screws. Iran downed a U.S. drone. Trump called off a military strike at the last minute and responded indirectly, with more sanctions, cyber attacks, and additional troop deployments to the region. Last September a drone fleet launched by Iranian proxies in Yemen devastated the Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. Trump responded as he had to previous incidents: nonviolently.

Iran slowly brought the region to a boil. First it hit boats, then drones, then the key infrastructure of a critical ally. On December 27 it went further. Members of the Kataib Hezbollah militia launched rockets at a U.S. installation near Kirkuk, Iraq. Four U.S. soldiers were wounded. An American contractor was killed.

Destroying physical objects merited economic sanctions and cyber intrusions. Ending lives required a lethal response. It arrived on December 29 when F-15s pounded five Kataib Hezbollah facilities across Iraq and Syria. At least 25 militiamen were killed. Then, when Kataib Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias organized a mob to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, setting fire to the grounds, America made a show of force and threatened severe reprisals. The angry crowd melted away.

The risk to the U.S. embassy—and the possibility of another Benghazi—must have angered Trump. "The game has changed," Secretary of Defense Esper said hours before the assassination of Soleimani at Baghdad airport. Indeed, it has. The decades-long gray-zone conflict between Iran and the United States manifested itself in subterfuge, terrorism, technological combat, financial chicanery, and proxy forces. Throughout it all, the two sides confronted each other directly only once: in the second half of Ronald Reagan's presidency. That is about to change.

Deterrence, says Fred Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute, is credibly holding at risk something your adversary holds dear. If the reports out of Iraq are true, President Trump has put at risk the entirety of the Iranian imperial enterprise even as his maximum pressure campaign strangles the Iranian economy and fosters domestic unrest. That will get the ayatollah's attention. And now the United States must prepare for his answer.

The bombs over Baghdad? That was Trump calling Khamenei's bluff. The game has changed. But it isn't over.



https://freebeacon.com/columns/trump...tollahs-bluff/
[Reply]
Just Passin' By 09:31 PM 01-02-2020

Donald Trump just ordered and executed the assassination of the top military general of Iran, Qassem Soleimani.

It was/is an illegal war crime.

It would be the equivalent of Iran murdering the head of the Joint Chiefs or the Secretary of Defense.

It will begin a world war.

— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 3, 2020


[Reply]
D2112 09:31 PM 01-02-2020
Originally Posted by BWillie:
The good thing about living in the Midwest is we are more likely to at least be able to survive nuclear war since the coasts will be the ones getting blasted.
Take your medication. Youíre not well.
[Reply]
Just Passin' By 09:31 PM 01-02-2020

Suleimani has lots of blood on his hands. So did Saddam Hussein. And assassinating him is the single most reckless act of American foreign policy since the Iraq War.

— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 3, 2020


[Reply]
Just Passin' By 09:32 PM 01-02-2020

There will be a debate over the recklessness of this act, but a Middle East official told me tonight that this is the single most significant event in the Middle East since the US invaded Iraq. https://t.co/q3rGSzizjo

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 3, 2020


[Reply]
Just Passin' By 09:33 PM 01-02-2020

[Reply]
Prison Bitch 09:34 PM 01-02-2020
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:

Hard to argue.
[Reply]
Page 7 of 104
« First < 34567 8910111757 > Last »
Up