Or a typical day in the Dems/progs/leftist camp, duly supported by the MSM…
The progressives’ reactions to President Trump’s elimination of Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s blood-soaked chief of their foreign adventurism, covered the whole range of clichés we can predict whenever this country acts vigorously to defend its interests and security. Iran, however, is a special case. For forty years, with a few exceptions our leaders have preemptively cringed in the face of Iranian aggression, conjuring up the specter of a widescale war in order to justify inaction. This bad habit has led to appeasing policies that have emboldened the mullahs into ever-increasing aggression in the region from Iraq to Syria to Yemen.
Full article, HERE.
This has gone on for WAY too long… We ‘knew’ the chances of a nuclear war with the USSR, and they knew we were locked and loaded 24/7. They also knew we were tracking their subs and other assets world-wide and that none of them would survive more than three hours if push came to shove.
You may not like what I have to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. Having retired from 20+ years in the US Navy, and another 23 years as a Navy contractor, having walked the walk my adult life, I would say that as you read the above article, please try to understand the centuries old military wisdom, and my background, and the belief that if you must fight, either in self-defense or preemptively in self-defense, whether personally or as a nation, you must win decisively without remorse or you absolutely will lose in the end. The last real ‘win’ we’ve had was WWII, and that took nukes to make happen. Since then? Think Korea. Think Vietnam. Think Afghanistan. Think Iraq. Think of the human sacrifice of our precious youth that was unnecessary because of the lack of a will to win decisively! I believe a large part of this has been due to the ‘perception’ that we were beating up on the little guy and the diplomats ‘controlling’ the interactions. How many of our young people must die, or innocent here at home must die before decisive action is taken? This was the first step, and I for one am sad that they didn’t take out every one of those launchers.
The blood of 176 innocents that died are on Iranian hands because of the Iranians paranoia and SA-15 Gauntlet system in autonomous mode (Iran has 29 such systems). Early photos showed a number of dimpled penetrations indicative of shrapnel in various parts of the skin of the airplane. Those pictures have since disappeared. You can go HERE, and look down through the photos there are a number shrapnel dimples evident. My bet is that the real black box recordings will never see the light of day…
There is no such thing as a proportionate response, only a massively deterrent response irrespective of human life. The only peace that is enduring is the result of deterrence having proven that you will give no quarter to a belligerent and bellicose adversary.