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Eko

(7,438 posts)
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 02:42 AM Apr 15

Iran did not attack Israel to cause damage. [View all]

They sent 300 missiles and drones. That's it. They telegraphed this 72 hours in advance. They could have used their proxies to send more than 30,000 missiles in with no notice from countries bordering Israel that would have taken way less time to get there and overwhelm their defense. This is a given. Israel could not defend against such an attack even with help from the US and others. Iran is our enemy but don't disregard what they can do to our allies in the ME.

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this was propaganda for their home town crowd rampartc Apr 15 #1
Wow. Who knew? A terrorist sponsoring dictatorship wnylib Apr 15 #2
This couuld be correct. Eko Apr 16 #23
It was a pop bottle rocket attack. RipVanWinkle Apr 15 #3
This was a message to Israel stopdiggin Apr 15 #4
Whatever the intended message was, the consequent percepton is that Iran IS afraid of escalation. Beastly Boy Apr 15 #6
because it's about a thousand times easier to do it by proxy? stopdiggin Apr 15 #14
I am not getting this. Iran didn't make the smart move because they wanted to send a message to Israel? Beastly Boy Apr 15 #15
I understand that is your take stopdiggin Apr 15 #20
It was the equivalent of 10/7 Capitol tourism, right? PCIntern Apr 15 #5
How would Israel look? Eko Apr 16 #24
I am prophetic sarisataka Apr 15 #7
This was a posturing event. republianmushroom Apr 15 #8
Oh! Just 300 missiles and drones? Happy Hoosier Apr 15 #9
The US says Iran did not give a 72 hour warning ripcord Apr 15 #10
They gave the warning to Turkey. Xolodno Apr 15 #17
Iran says it gave warning before attacking Israel. US says that's not true ripcord Apr 15 #19
That's a matter of interpretation. Xolodno Apr 16 #29
They sent flowers...that's the ticket! TheKentuckian Apr 15 #11
I'm not sure why you are downplaying Iran Eko Apr 16 #25
That was snark. Hence, the "that's the ticket" harkening back TheKentuckian Apr 17 #30
Ha! Forgot all about that. Eko Apr 17 #33
Your OP does a great job of downplaying it. BannonsLiver Apr 17 #32
I dont see where I downplayed it at all. Eko Apr 17 #34
They wanted the US to stay out of it, sent an all caps warning. scipan Apr 15 #12
Sure, sure, everybody fires over 100 ballistic missiles at other countries just to say Hi! EX500rider Apr 15 #13
What the fuck? Mountainguy Apr 15 #16
I guess you missed the part where I said Eko Apr 16 #26
So when Israel launches a comparable attack it will be a measured response right? ripcord Apr 15 #18
It probably will. Eko Apr 16 #27
No, they attacked Israel as a way of reaching out to a friend!! Coventina Apr 15 #21
No one suggested that at all. Eko Apr 15 #22
First of all, US says there was no warning. elias7 Apr 16 #28
They DO NOT CARE. TheKentuckian Apr 17 #31
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