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NYT: As Trump Accuses Iran, He Has One Problem: His Own Credibility


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Sweet. So we're now essentially going back to the good ole' days of :

 

"Let's invade Iraq! Saddam is a bad man!"

"Um, that's true, he is. But that's probably not the best ideas as far as regional stability. Also, what did they have to do with 9/11? Shouldn't we be concentrating on other places at the moment?"

"WHY ARE YOU WITH THE TERRORISTS?"

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Come on, Examiner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I definitely don’t think we can trust Pompeo or Saudi Arabia to tell the truth though.  No reason to believe they would not lie about it now if there had been one.  

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Llevron said:

Arnt all B-52s capable of dropping nukes? If so, whats the point of the examiner saying it like that? Just to freak people out? Thats **** is dumb!

 The point is to get clicks

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3 minutes ago, Llevron said:

Arnt all B-52s capable of dropping nukes? If so, whats the point of the examiner saying it like that? Just to freak people out? Thats **** is dumb!


Definitely click bait. I’m pretty sure all of our bombers and a lot of our fighters can drop both conventional and nuclear bombs.

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37 minutes ago, Llevron said:

Arnt all B-52s capable of dropping nukes? If so, whats the point of the examiner saying it like that? Just to freak people out? Thats **** is dumb!

No not anymore. Due to treaty requirements (with the Soviets - treaty remained in effect carried over with the Russians) certain models are designed to only carry conventional weapons

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When the Shah was in power, he had all kinds of pomp and ceremony to honor the Achaemenids, with the underlying implication that the Pahlavi dynasty was a continuation of Persian greatness. Most Iranians were disinterested.

 

When Khomeini came to power, there were efforts to mute all references to and symbols of Iran's pre-Islamic past.  Ironically, Iranians now seem more interested than before in their ancient empire as hostility and disillusionment with the theocratic state has become widespread. The Farvohar, an ancient Persian symbol associated with not just the empire, but also its Zoroastrian religion, is worn frequently by Iranian ex-pats.

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25 minutes ago, Llevron said:

Arnt all B-52s capable of dropping nukes? If so, whats the point of the examiner saying it like that? Just to freak people out? Thats **** is dumb!

 

Pretty sure most of our armed aircraft are "nuclear capable".  Pretty sure the F-16 is.  Assume things like the Blackhawk aren't.  

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So we are killing the guy who wanted us out of Iraq and then giving him his dying wish... then we are allowing Russia to head into Iraq to help Iraq sort out all the problems the United States created.

 

i was inclined to agree with you at first @twa but it certainly appears that Russia’s puppet is still Russia’s puppet.

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1 minute ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

So we are killing the guy who wanted us out of Iraq and then giving him his dying wish...

Don't think he wanted to pay for it with his life though.

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18 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

Trump believing people would rally around this without a 9/11 to cloud the judgement of the masses.

 

What about our current national situation makes you conclude that the minds of the masses aren't clouded?

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3 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

What about our current national situation makes you conclude that the minds of the masses aren't clouded?

 

Oh I wouldn't say they aren't, but I think more of the country is skeptical this go around when it comes to possible full-blown War in the middle-east as opposed to 2002 when it seemed like the majority was convinced it was something that had to be done, not to mention attacking anyone who disagreed as being Un-American and/or "Terrorist sympathizers" 

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58 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

Right. Just ask Mulvaney, Bolton, or Duffey. Trump would never give an illegal order. 

 

1 hour ago, visionary said:
 

 

 

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A full war with Iran would be a nightmare for us. No way in hell could we ever invade an occupy. We're already involved in multiple conflicts in the region. Iran knows this perfectly well. 

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