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View Poll Results: Was killing Soleimani the right move?
Yes, it was the right move 59 55.14%
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      01-07-2020, 03:26 PM   #23
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I'm fluent in Star Trek, Star Wars, BSG, middle earth, known space, and many other popular book, TV, and movie series. Not quite 6 million forms of sentient comunication, but I will tell you what the sith writing says.
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Accused of being a Nerd. Answers with an Emperor Palpatine meme.
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Why do they call you "booger"?
I don't know.........

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It worries me that 3 people actually said no.

I am one of the strongest opponents of nearly any war and despise our meddling in the business of other states, but this guy was a terrorist directly likened to Osama bin Laden. I don't recall anyone saying it was wrong to to kill bin laden - and this guy has likely killed more people than Bin Laden did.
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It worries me that 3 people actually said no.

I am one of the strongest opponents of nearly any war and despise our meddling in the business of other states, but this guy was a terrorist directly likened to Osama bin Laden. I don't recall anyone saying it was wrong to to kill bin laden - and this guy has likely killed more people than Bin Laden did.
He is the former owner of likely the most comprehensive terror network in the world.

Dead is good for him and all of us.
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when Saddam was capture, it was more of celebration and his statue was brought down by his own people..but its been the opposite with Soleimani. a different reaction where people are protesting his death.
This is like when the Brits killed Reinhard Heydrich in Prague!

General Schutzstaffel (SS)-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei, head of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, Reich Main Security Office.

Not the same as defeating Saddam and his army!
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a whole nation is pissed off with chanting Death to America....
i dont know
nope, the anti trump media is showing ONLY those in Iran that are pissed and chanting "death to America"

Have you seen ANY mainstream media reports of Iranians celebrating of his death? I've seen news outlets reporting these, however none are CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS
Have you seen any foreign government agree with the decision on mainstream media? ANGELA MERRKEL (almost as anti-trump as Soleimani was) said it was a good decision, before she decided to meet with Putin, so Saturday I expect Merkel to be on Soleimani's bandwagon
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a whole nation is pissed off with chanting Death to America....
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nope, the anti trump media is showing ONLY those in Iran that are pissed and chanting "death to America"

Have you seen ANY mainstream media reports of Iranians celebrating of his death? I've seen news outlets reporting these, however none are CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS
Have you seen any foreign government agree with the decision on mainstream media? ANGELA MERRKEL (almost as anti-trump as Soleimani was) said it was a good decision, before she decided to meet with Putin, so Saturday I expect Merkel to be on Soleimani's bandwagon
MSM........ clutches pearls
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Now that Iran has allegedly launched retaliatory missiles against USA bases in Iraq, do you think that the Air Force can do a precision air-drop of a 1,000 pound Cheeto through the "goal posts" of the Azadi Tower in Tehran?



Sure would send a message to Iran, and would surely be good for a chuckle in the history books.....
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Correct me if I'm wrong but the missiles were (poorly, on purpose?) aimed at IRAQI bases that happen to have a US presence.
Iraq has been strangely silent thruout
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So let's frame this. From the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, January 17th, 2017 (3 years ago):

There were ten times more air strikes in the covert war on terror during President Barack Obama’s presidency than under his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen during Obama’s two terms, compared to 57 strikes under Bush. Between 384 and 807 civilians were killed in those countries, according to reports logged by the Bureau.
The use of drones aligned with Obama’s ambition to keep up the war against al Qaeda while extricating the US military from intractable, costly ground wars in the Middle East and Asia. But the targeted killing programme has drawn much criticism.
The Obama administration has insisted that drone strikes are so “exceptionally surgical and precise” that they pluck off terror suspects while not putting “innocent men, women and children in danger”. This claim has been contested by numerous human rights groups, however, and the Bureau’s figures on civilian casualties also demonstrate that this is often not the case.
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Pres. Trump took out one of the lead terrorists in the world. So, again, what are the Democrats complaining about?
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...Pres. Trump took out one of the lead terrorists in the world. So, again, what are the Democrats complaining about?
If he were simply "a terrorist" that would have made this issue a whole lot simpler. You understand that, yes?
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If he were simply "a terrorist" that would have made this issue a whole lot simpler. You understand that, yes?
I agree with you here, but I also think that diplomatic immunity should not apply to people who gloat about killing Americans.

The world is a better place with this piece of shit in the ground.
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If he were simply "a terrorist" that would have made this issue a whole lot simpler. You understand that, yes?
What do you call a terrorist who lives in a cave in Afghanistan?
ANSWER: Simply a terrorist.

What do you call a terrorist who is an Army officer at Fort Hood?
ANSWER: Simply a terrorist.

What do you call a terrorist who is a Major General in a country's military?
ANSWER: Simply a terrorist.
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