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ismvil
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825 posts since 16/9/11

7 Jan 2020 18:30
Letter is 100% google translate
fudge.dredd
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1037 posts since 15/12/12

posted 7 Jan 2020 19:46, edited 7 Jan 2020 19:46
Does anyone think there’s any extra emphasis on the case because the accused guys are Israeli?

Just putting it out there, as a few people that I’ve chatted with about it have just casually said “they were Jewish, right?”…

Not sure what anyone makes of that and/or why it would be relevant?

Edit: I know ‘Israeli doesn't always mean ’Jewish’ but people do tend to conflate the two - I was called out on it in another thread before, although I was aware of what I was trying to say.
Dee
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11341 posts since 22/11/07

7 Jan 2020 23:33
FFS.. reports are breaking out of Iran attacking US based military in Iraq with missiles!
ismvil
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825 posts since 16/9/11

posted 7 Jan 2020 23:46, edited 7 Jan 2020 23:46
All those comments about Iran not doing shit have aged really well. MAGA etc /s

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-security-usa-attack/rockets-fired-at-iraqi-airbase-hosting-american-forces-u-s-official-idUKKBN1Z62PC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51028954
fudge.dredd
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1037 posts since 15/12/12

posted 8 Jan 2020 01:01, edited 8 Jan 2020 01:01
Iran can’t and won’t do anything that can remotely affect the USA.

Let’s see exactly what happens..

Don’t believe everything you see/read:


-DiscoTits-
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779 posts since 26/11/07

8 Jan 2020 01:13
Fudge. Since when did you become an expert in Middle East conflict? Just asking for a mate?
fudge.dredd
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1037 posts since 15/12/12

posted 8 Jan 2020 01:36, edited 8 Jan 2020 01:36
Since when did any of you ? Asking for similar friend.

You all jump on the bandwagon with Amazon fires, Australia, climate change, Thunberg, Iran, Trump, etc.

I’m doing the same but with an opposing view.

Iran will (if anything) fire a few non-rockets, zero deaths, and they’ll lie on their state television that they’ve killed some Americans and chant their favourite “death to America” to save face.

ismvil
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825 posts since 16/9/11

posted 8 Jan 2020 08:26, edited 8 Jan 2020 08:26
I actually agree with you that they are doing something to be seen to be doing something. The question is will it de-escalate after that or will Donny pull a shit covered rabbit out of the hat that will keep the cycle going. Iran aren’t the wild card here. They’ll make some noise but it will be interesting if they turn their hackers loose on anything.

These are interesting takes on it

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/america-escalates-its-democratic-oil-war-in-the-near-east/

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/iran-hackers-qasem-soleimani-retaliation
krisricey
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2075 posts since 24/3/12

8 Jan 2020 09:00
fudge.dredd wrote: You all jump on the bandwagon with Amazon fires, Australia, climate change, Thunberg, Iran, Trump, etc.

You made a fucking thread for Greta.
fudge.dredd
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1037 posts since 15/12/12

posted 8 Jan 2020 09:15, edited 8 Jan 2020 09:15
^ lol this is true.

But is it not also true that they’ve been zero casualties over this attack? That means no escalation. This was a ceremonial attack using primitive missiles and a lot of misinformation came out of Iran with them using old photos to show they meant business.

Trump’s strategy worked - they blinked first and due to the way QS was killed (not ‘assassinated’ like the media are now reporting) they fear any reprisals so they actually went out of their way not to genuinely launch any major attacks.
MLI
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4693 posts since 6/10/09

8 Jan 2020 10:11
Date 18 April 1988
Location
Persian Gulf
Result United States victory
Belligerents
United States Iran
Strength
United States:
1 aircraft carrier,
1 amphibious transport dock
4 destroyers
1 guided missile cruiser
3 frigates
Iran:
2 frigates
1 gunboat
6 Boghammar speedboats (estimated)
2 F-4 fighters
2 platforms

Casualties and losses:
US:
1 helicopter crashed (2 killed)
Iran:
1 frigate sunk (45 crew killed[1])
1 gunboat sunk (11 crew killed[1])
3 speedboats sunk
1 frigate crippled
2 platforms destroyed[2]
1 fighter damaged
morning mist
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3220 posts since 29/5/05

8 Jan 2020 10:42
krisricey
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2075 posts since 24/3/12

8 Jan 2020 10:50
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swiftus
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928 posts since 1/7/09

8 Jan 2020 11:23
krisricey wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: You all jump on the bandwagon with Amazon fires, Australia, climate change, Thunberg, Iran, Trump, etc.

You made a fucking thread for Greta.

Laughing out loud
ismvil
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825 posts since 16/9/11

8 Jan 2020 12:52
Speaking of crazy motherfuckers, Carlos Ghosn must have pulled some Jason Bourne shit to get out of Japan.
andymakesglasses
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20300 posts since 26/1/06

8 Jan 2020 13:29
Less Jason Bourne more….

ismvil
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825 posts since 16/9/11

8 Jan 2020 13:38
Laughing out loud
ismvil
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825 posts since 16/9/11

8 Jan 2020 15:30


fudge.dredd
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1037 posts since 15/12/12

8 Jan 2020 17:51
fudge.dredd wrote: Iran will (if anything) fire a few non-rockets, zero deaths, and they’ll lie on their state television that they’ve killed some Americans and chant their favourite “death to America” to save face.

This sounds about right then I think - apart from them possibly shooting down that Ukrainian plane and killing some of their own… Puzzled
morning mist
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3220 posts since 29/5/05

8 Jan 2020 18:29
That was basically the only plausible scenario, anything else would have been suicide. So, congratulations?

The plane could also have been shot down by the US by mistake.