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US kills Iran's General Soleimani

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Malevolence, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Evangelion

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    Iran is unlikely to do much damage. I don't rate her weapons technology. Her real strength is in ground forces.
     
  2. TonyTurbo78

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    Didnt sound much like Missile fire that.
     
  3. neckbeardthethird

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    CNN reckon Trump is about to give a televised national statement.
     
  4. Rroff

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    Actually not sure if that is old video (though I'm 99% sure I've seen it before) - it is very similar to one I've seen before but not identical.

    Thought it was this bit at first https://youtu.be/64RI38PLEL4?t=385
     
  5. rxodium

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    The irony of a man that dodged the draft telling young men and women they've got to **** off to a desert **** hole and fight a war so he can be re-elected...
     
  6. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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  7. Rroff

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    Most of it is counter-artillery fire but there is a rocket/missile impact near the end.
     
  8. Yadda

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    "Good morning, good morning!", the General said...

    :(
     
  9. dowie

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    That burst was the response to missile fire....
     
  10. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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  11. StriderX

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    Guess we'll find out how trigger-happy Trump really is. Also while it's sordid in the extreme, it'd be interesting to see if the simulations of a US-IRAN war are accurate (though they were biased towards Iran).
     
  12. teaboy5

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    O it's all going down now. The US won't be used to actually getting fired at by an Army that can fight back.

    Head onto twitter and it's loaded with new videos of missiles directly hitting the base.
     
  13. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    Apparently its been reported the US has launched aircraft from a base in the UAE.
     
  14. teaboy5

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    By the time it's 9am it's going to be a full on war if we are not careful!
     
  15. dowie

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    No chance he's backing down now... expect more than the 52 targets too now... like it's clearly been heightened rather quickly. Gonna be a rather target rich environment if they're silly enough to get their airforce involved - feel sorry for the Iranian pilots if they do have to fight... they don't stand much chance.

    Those B52s that moved across to Diego Garcia might get to see some action now!
     
  16. Rroff

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    So far only confirmed casualties seem to be Iraqi not US/coalition troops.
     
  17. StriderX

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    While i'm sure the Afgan-Iraq War veterans currently whispering in Trump's ear are masturbating themselves to death right now, so are practically everyone else interested in controlling the ME.

    Seem's that only Europe is tired of this situation.
     
  18. banbom44

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    It depends does Iran have the S400 that is a lethal weapon system that could take down US aircraft.
     
  19. TJM

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    That must be it. There's no way that the actions of a few or mishandling of a massive crowd could trigger a surge.
     
  20. StriderX

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    Don't think they ever made any requests to buy any, I think the more pertinent question is... Is Iran alone?