Yes we are at war. Not it didn’t start Tuesday night with the missile attack on an air base housing American troops in Iraq. Or last week when President Trump ordered the strike against the Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.
The war was started 40 years ago by Iran when then-Ayatollah Khomeini’s fundamentalist followers invaded our embassy in Tehran and took 55 Americans hostage.
Over the years since then, Iran has continued to escalate the war that they started.
For example, in 1983, Iranian-backed terrorists murdered 241 Americans in the Beirut barracks bombing which, at the time, was the greatest loss of life in one day for the U.S. Marine Corps since Iwo Jima.
And that casualty figure would be eclipsed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, once our troops deployed to Iraq. According to a 2019 report, Iran has killed at least 603 U.S. servicemen and women through the use of the squash-head molten cooper IEDs it smuggled into the country and provided its proxy militias to use against our forces. Then there are the thousands of our brave men and women who were maimed by these coward’s weapons and who lost a limb, or multiple limbs.
For those who respond: “Who cares, we shouldn’t be in the Middle East anyway!” you are wrong.
Iran isn’t a problem simply because it targets our warfighters overseas. Iran is here in the continental United States. Now. Just one report, from one state-level intelligence fusion center, has revealed that the Iranian front-organization Hezbollah is well-established with numerous sleeper cells here on our soil, cells that aren’t simply collecting intelligence, but also preparing terror attacks.
How soon we forget that just a handful of years ago, Iran plotted to bomb a fancy restaurant in Washington, D.C. until the plan was divulged to a DEA asset. Under what logic and with what justification does any American—of any political stripe—think that permitting such loss of life, such a global conspiracy to hurt Americans here and abroad, should be countenanced coming from any nation, let alone one that chants daily that America, the “Great Satan,” must be destroyed?
During his year-long campaign candidate Trump made this same point many times.
Once he put it this way:
If they hit me (us) I hit them back ten times harder.
It’s the only way to teach a bully.
Iran, under the Mullahs, is a bully state and has been for 40 years.
The disarmed people disagree with the armed Mullahs and their super-armed Republican Guard and whip-armed morality police.
The numbers they tout are 7 out of 8 adult Iranians would prefer regime-change.
The shah’s family still hopes to make a comeback, but I have no idea who the Iranian people would really prefer.
Thankfully Pres Trump wouldn’t dream of installing the shah’s son there.
He’s not a colonizer.
Liberals simply prefer to ignore problems and hope they go away. The second best outcome is that the ignored problem erupts during a Republican administration so they can blame someone else for the results.
This Iranian episode has shown us how unsuitable to lead all our Democrats are. For that we should all be grateful.
@Nan G: See thats the problem trying to find someone above the retard level to run the joint.