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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:48 AM

I might be wrong but this conflict w/Iran just doesn't pass my smell test

Trump orders a bombing attack on a faction inside of Iraq that is loyal to Iran after
he has a phone call with Vlad Putin.

That pro Iranian faction retaliates by having riots outside of the US embassy in Baghdad.
Is our embassy still inside "the green zone" in Baghdad and if so how did the rioters get that
close to the embassy?

And now Trump orders the killing of 2 Iranian leaders that were in Baghdad further escalating
the conflict.

I smell Gulf of Tonkin and Iraq had WMDs so we have to attack them after 9/11 all over this shit.

This is madness.

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Reply I might be wrong but this conflict w/Iran just doesn't pass my smell test (Original post)
Botany Jan 2020 OP
at140 Jan 2020 #1
vapor2 Jan 2020 #2
lunatica Jan 2020 #17
YOHABLO Jan 2020 #3
Skittles Jan 2020 #4
rockfordfile Jan 2020 #5
ancianita Jan 2020 #6
Botany Jan 2020 #11
ancianita Jan 2020 #12
Kablooie Jan 2020 #7
marlakay Jan 2020 #21
C Moon Jan 2020 #8
alwaysinasnit Jan 2020 #9
2naSalit Jan 2020 #10
mahina Jan 2020 #13
onenote Jan 2020 #14
marieo1 Jan 2020 #15
Wounded Bear Jan 2020 #16
AllaN01Bear Jan 2020 #18
dflprincess Jan 2020 #19
lambchopp59 Jan 2020 #20
kimbutgar Jan 2020 #22
LittleGirl Jan 2020 #23

Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:01 AM

1. Actually it might be simpler than that..

Iran economy is hurting big time with sanctions, and it's leaders are mad as hell at tRump for destabilizing their country. So it is natural reaction to punish American assets such as destroying the embassy in Iraq. Why else would Iran risk sending their top general into Iraq while plenty of American military assets still remain in Iraq.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:11 AM

2. MFT IS EXTREMELY DESPERATE

AND will do ANYTHING to maintain his power and prevent being arrested once his term is up. This is self preservation and he doesn't care one iota if there are consequences. This is a thug who thinks he is getting a vase from Kim Jong Un. A sad day for America.

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Response to vapor2 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:51 PM

17. It's also a delaying tactic because supposedly Congress doesn't

pick on war presidents. Heís running out of delaying tactics in the court.

The more he is cornered the more dangerous he gets. Congress and the American people need to hurry this up to prevent even worse actions on his part.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:20 AM

3. The timing is just all too convenient for Trump.

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:30 AM

4. does ANYTHING Trump does pass the smell test?

Trump is a corrupt, Putin-owned fascist piece of SHIT

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:48 AM

5. There needs to be protests against traitor trump.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 02:58 AM

6. It's not going to just be Trump who benefits. We have to know that.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 08:40 AM

11. Well instability in the mid east will cause oil prices to go up and that benefits both Putin and ...

... Saudi Arabia both whom Trump works for.

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Response to Botany (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:04 AM

12. They're the axis of dictators I surmised, too. With them, everybody gets something,

even all their believers with religious domination dreams.

The rest of us get right wing-framed as 'old school' silly ones who naively think rule of law is some world model. The only peace on earth will be whatever they decide.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 03:05 AM

7. Well Trump needs a war to distract from impeachment so Putin probably suggested this to him.

Trump doesn't have the wits to come up with something like this on his own.
Putin knows Trump is looking for something to distract the public and saw this as a great opportunity to weaken the US and Iran at the same time.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 01:53 PM

21. Just thinking about that

Look at what has taken over the news constantly now. Going to war with Iran and killing the general.

Not a mention of impeachment and senators who already would vote to let Trump get away with it will definitely do so now not wanting Pence in charge of a war either.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 03:19 AM

8. Trump stinks to high heaven.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 03:30 AM

9. I suspect that Putin's plan for the US is to destroy or severely cripple US hegemony and

he is using his useful idiot to accelerate our downfall.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 07:08 AM

10. +1

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 03:52 PM

13. Yes it is.

Agreed.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 04:49 PM

14. The embassy compound is in the Green Zone, but the Green Zone isn't what it used to be

Security for the Green Zone has largely been turned over to Iraqi security forces and the area is, at least in part, now open to the public. Reports regarding the attack on the embassy indicate that Iraqi security stood aside and allowed the protesters to get into the compound.

But keep in mind, this is a very large compound with many structures. It covers over 100 acres, which is akin to 100 football fields. The protesters didn't get beyond a reception area which is separate from the principal embassy offices.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:42 PM

15. Facts are Facts

The bombing attack of Iran would never have happened if DJT hadn't been impeached and facing an effort to get him out of office. DJT is an insane man who wants power and money and most of all another term!!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:44 PM

16. Everything Trump touches goes to shit...

so, yeah. Smell test fail.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:45 PM

18. ever since the shah was removed , its always ( in ron rayguns voice ) we have to punish iran.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 12:16 AM

19. Never mentioning that the problems all began in 1953

when we helped the Brits overthrow the democratically elected govenment so British Petroleum's stooge (and brutal dictator), the shah, could be installed.

Just like no one ever mentions that the reason we won't normalize relations with Cuba is because the dictator Castro overthrew was a puppet for American interests.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 12:40 PM

20. You're telling me that the overpowering odor of pestilential, quid-pro-quo mountain of feces

Won't be covered up adequately by spraying a little Iraiqi bound "patriotic" Renuzit?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 10:03 PM

22. I bet Putin told mf45 where the General was going to be when he bombed them

It wasnít from our intelligence agencies he got the location. This smells like Putin helping mf45.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 09:35 AM

23. Now that a couple of Americans soldiers

have died, I wonder if their names will be published. And if they are, why hasnít that first American killed on Dec 27th name been disclosed? Who was that person?

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