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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:42 AM

12. It didn't happen and he's not at fault

The denial is partly to take the focus on his role in the situation.

Over 100 American soldiers have been treated for traumatic brain injuries following Iranís missile strike on Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq. The strike came in retaliation for the killing of Qassim Suleimani, the Iranian Quds Force commander, which has become a rhetorical staple of President Trumpís re-election campaign.

At the time, most of the American reaction to the strike ó which included about a dozen ballistic missiles, some carrying upward of 1,100 pounds of high explosives ó was muted gratitude that it was limited, there were no American casualties, and there would be no spiral of escalation.

[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/opinion/iran-us-trump.html|]

I think many of us were relieved it didnít escalate further, but 109 brain injuries is a high price to pay for a poorly thought out assassination. Regardless of whether suleimani deserved it, these soldiers are collateral damage.

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