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Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:10 AM

Iran 'Concludes' Attacks, Foreign Minister Says

Source: nytimes




Iran does not seek “seek escalation or war,” the minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said in a tweet hours after Iran launched missile strikes against Americans in Iraq.

Updated Jan. 8, 2020, 1:03 a.m. ET


Iran says it does ‘not seek escalation or war.’

Iran has “concluded” its attacks on American forces and does “not seek escalation or war,” the country’s foreign minister said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Moments later, President Trump said in a tweet that he would make a statement on Wednesday morning about the conflict, and suggested that damages and casualties sustained by American forces were minimal. But he also said the assessment of the attacks was ongoing..................

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And now Trump will respond with a press conference

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:18 AM

1. So the Foreign Minister essesntially wiped out T's plans

to bloviate about how he has to go after the Iranians. Might be why he's late this morning -- some poor sap has to re-write the speech in kindergarten language.

Hee hee hee.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:20 AM

2. My money is on the Con doubling down.

He will find a reason to escalate. He is an incompetent mess and he will fuck this up because he is a fuckup.

I hope I'm wrong and someone will talk him out of his usual MO of doubling down when he's wrong or lied.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:22 AM

3. Translation: "The real action will come later"

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 01:39 PM

9. 1980: They timed their stuff to bring down the president

 

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 09:59 PM

13. I'm betting it's because of the Ukraine 737 that may well have been hit by an Iranian missile.

See response below:

Ukrainian Airlines plane crashes in Tehran shortly after takeoff   

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10142416284

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:27 AM

4. Trump is the luckiest prick on the Earth...assassinates a gov't official

Iran, at least on the public facing side, appears to be folding.

Trump will now proclaim victory.......taaa da!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 12:16 PM

8. Yes.....

and I'm actually starting to fear that he is indeed the "chosen one". Nothing ever, ever seems to to adversely impact this turd - he just gets stronger and more powerful. Truly a teflon man.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:17 PM

12. Wasn't much of a upside for Iran to escalate this...

...they can't do much to us but the US can flatten their country if we want.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:38 AM

5. Assuming the US government is being honest about no one being killed in the attack I lean

towards the entire thing from the start being an elaborate scheme by the Trump admin and Iran.
Iran to remove the general as a threat to the power of those currently in power in Iran and the US because Trump needs something to distract and rally his base for the criminal act he committed that led to his impeachment in the House.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 01:46 PM

10. Given the rhetoric, and the gigantic crowd at Salimani's funeral,

I thought the Iranian response was the minimum they could do.
It seems they didn't want to create American casualties and were not interested in escalation.
I to thought the Iranian government might secretly be relieved to be rid of Salimani. And, although they greatly dislike Trump, they didn't want the radicals to steer the nation towards a larger conflict and possible war with the United States.

It could very well be that this was planned in advance by both countries. The end result is the elimination of a troublesome general, and perhaps an opportunity for renewed diplomatic contacts.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:42 AM

6. Knowing when to say "enough" in regard to conflict is what Democracy is about.

Retaliation is what our stupid impeached *president is going to do.

I hope he just blusters and struts and doesn't act like usual.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:46 AM

7. Iran....

Leafs in the diplomatic solution with tRump.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 02:06 PM

11. Awww, That's a Shame!

 

Those gosh-darn Iranians are refusing to feed our Great Orange Troll.

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