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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximillian View Post
    Who knows who knew what when. Previous Congresses had voted the President the power to effectively assassinate anyone by drone they felt like killing. Trump may not know himself, as I doubt many deep inside the intelligence apparatus trust Trump. Or perhaps Trump is one of these people who blunder through life and somehow everything just works out, that for some reason an Iranian General, a hero of the Revolution, and man who controlled a vast network of military forces, can be assassinated openly and Iran just fires a few missiles that achieve nothing and then say that their are prepared to call it evens?

    The Democrats were going to try and use this against Trump regardless because the 2020 election is approaching rapidly and so is the likelihood of a second Trump term.

    Tl,dr = fuck knows.
    That's not an accurate read of what the American public cares about. They've generally become apathetic or resigned to the wars we do have, but one thing we do know is their opposition to more of it.

    Attacking Trump for trying to saber-rattle and escalate with Iran is unlikely to backfire in year 19 of the Forever War

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    Iran admits to shooting down the plane, blaming human error.

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    good to see that Fortior seems like a decent bloke and isn't a gay fat faggot nerd despite his pony avatar

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    Shocking scenes as Iran turns out to be more honest than russia

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    Should we expect a presidential tweet mocking them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil edna View Post
    Shocking scenes as Iran turns out to be more honest than russia
    Countries who have shot down civilian passenger airliners:

    Russia
    USA
    Iran

    Countries who have admitted and apologized for it:

    Iran
    Last edited by helgur; January 11 2020 at 07:19:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helgur View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by evil edna View Post
    Shocking scenes as Iran turns out to be more honest than russia
    Countries who have shot down civilian passenger airliners:

    Russia
    USA
    Iran

    Countries who have admitted and apologized for it:

    Iran
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    I wonder what they will "unintentionally" do with A-bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helgur View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by evil edna View Post
    Shocking scenes as Iran turns out to be more honest than russia
    Countries who have shot down civilian passenger airliners:

    Russia
    USA
    Iran

    Countries who have admitted and apologized for it:

    Iran
    Israel too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan...nes_Flight_114

    But I'm not sure, what counts as an apology? Israel admitted fault, but I'm not sure if stating 'error of judgement' is an actual apology. Iran seems to have gone further in apologizing.

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    The list of shot down airlines is actually quite long: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...down_incidents

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    Iranian doctrine of asymmetric defense bit them in the ass.

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    I get the feeling people who bought SAMs from Russia either got shit training, or didn't pay for the extra training that actually allows them to accurately identify enemy aircraft.
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    I get the feeling people who bought SAMs from Russia either got shit training, or didn't pay for the extra training that actually allows them to accurately identify enemy aircraft.
    Or these things doesnt work as in american action movies.
    Everyone who is surprised this could happen have obviusly not served in the military.

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    I dont know quite to put words on it but "getting away" with things likes this, writing it off like an accident, feels like its nowhere near enough in this day and age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa [NSN] View Post
    I dont know quite to put words on it but "getting away" with things likes this, writing it off like an accident, feels like its nowhere near enough in this day and age.
    Looking at the protests in Iran on this subject it is likely some heads will roll.
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    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as being self-evident..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldrion Dosto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    I get the feeling people who bought SAMs from Russia either got shit training, or didn't pay for the extra training that actually allows them to accurately identify enemy aircraft.
    Or these things doesnt work as in american action movies.
    Everyone who is surprised this could happen have obviusly not served in the military.
    Right but this is two civilian airliners now because the client state SAM operators didn’t know what the fuck they were doing.
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Caldrion Dosto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    I get the feeling people who bought SAMs from Russia either got shit training, or didn't pay for the extra training that actually allows them to accurately identify enemy aircraft.
    Or these things doesnt work as in american action movies.
    Everyone who is surprised this could happen have obviusly not served in the military.
    Right but this is two civilian airliners now because the client state SAM operators didn’t know what the fuck they were doing.
    Is it possible the Russian systems are so shitty that they can't tell the difference between civilian and military planes? Because if that were the case, we might be able to classify them as WMDs, and sanction anyone who uses them (while we subtly suggest that Patriot systems are better and people should buy those instead).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa [NSN] View Post
    I dont know quite to put words on it but "getting away" with things likes this, writing it off like an accident, feels like its nowhere near enough in this day and age.
    Looking at the protests in Iran on this subject it is likely some heads will roll.
    Probably quite literally.
    "Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win." - Zhuge Liang


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    If you ever wondered who actually gets hanged in Iran.

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    U.S. Warns Iraq It Risks Losing Access to Key Bank Account if Troops Told to Leave

    The Trump administration warned Iraq this week that it risks losing access to a critical government bank account if Baghdad kicks out American forces following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general, according to Iraqi officials.

    The State Department warned that the U.S. could shut down Iraq’s access to the country’s central bank account held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a move that could jolt Iraq’s already shaky economy, the officials said.

    Iraq, like other countries, maintains government accounts at the New York Fed as an important part of managing the country’s finances, including revenue from oil sales. Loss of access to the accounts could restrict Iraq’s use of that revenue, creating a cash crunch in Iraq’s financial system and constricting a critical lubricant for the economy.

    The prospect of U.S. sanctions against Iraq arose after the Jan. 3 U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. The Iraqi parliament voted Sunday to urge Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to work toward the expulsion of the approximately 5,300 U.S. troops.
    lol, such colonialism much wow. Who do you think you are America, France?

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