[–] Boukert [OP] 4 points (+4|-0)

Soleiani - the new Franz Ferdinand of the middle-East?

[–] jobes 4 points (+4|-0)

Well at least the actual assassination of the Archduke is an interesting story of events. Drone assassinations are lame.

[–] [Deleted] 2 points (+2|-0)

This was in retaliation for Iran attacking the U.S. embassy in Iraq, wasn't it?

[–] PhunkyPlatypus 6 points (+6|-0)

From what I gather, this is the culmination of a tit for tat.

There was a rocket attack (backed by iran?) On a us base that killed an american contractor (builder or mercenary, I'm not sure).

Which we retaliated by bombing an Iraqi militia killing 25.

This sparked the protest on the Iraqi embassy, that was supposedly coordinated by the militia leader and this man in question.

So yesterday they droned both the militia leader and solieomani. (Not sure of other casualties)

That roughly sums up the last week. I can't deny that I'm pretty nervous what will come from this.

[–] PMYA 4 points (+4|-0)

You also do a little better in the polls if you manage to start a war.

[–] PhunkyPlatypus 7 points (+7|-0)

I'm not so sure at this point. Sure we've been dabbling in some proxy wars. But I feel like after two decades, most americans are just kind of tired of it all.

I'm curious to see if we even are allowed to maintain a presence in Iraq after this.

[–] PCaut -1 points (+0|-1) Edited

China's defense doctrine prioritizes nuclear strikes on the major population centers of the aggressor. Not so good for the polls.

[–] unruly 2 points (+2|-0)

At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani


[–] PCaut 0 points (+1|-1)

I trust that the governments of France and Germany are smart enough to stay out of this minefield. The Brits will, as always, do whatever their president in Washington orders them to do, but thank god they have been kicked out of Europe and no longer any say in matters of war.