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Retaliation: Israel pounds “most of” Iran’s military assets in Syria after attack; Bahrain, US(T)
hotair.com ^ | 5/10/2018 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/10/2018 10:22:17 AM PDT by rktman

Iran launched dozens of rockets at Israel yesterday, causing little damage thanks to the “Iron Dome” system Israel employs for just such occasions. In retaliation, Israel launched a wide-ranging military strike on Iranian assets in Syria. It might have looked proportional at first, but it has now become apparent that Israel has decided to reduce Iran’s ability to operate effectively in Syria at all:

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hassannasrallah; hezbollah; idf; iran; israel; israeliran; jerusalem; lebanon; letshavejerusalem; russia; syria; waronterror
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Seems like the response was a little more robust than originally thought. Go IDF!
1 posted on 05/10/2018 10:22:17 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman
Seems like the response was a little more robust than originally thought.

Overwhelming destructive retaliation to terrorism is the best response. The terrorist is a suicide bomber? Bulldoze his family's house.

2 posted on 05/10/2018 10:31:47 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Guess they didn’t get a lawyers okay prior to firing?


3 posted on 05/10/2018 10:34:13 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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A strategy of “proportional response” allows the enemy to predict his own potential losses, thereby making his initial attack a business transaction. A devastating response is the only response.


4 posted on 05/10/2018 10:37:26 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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Without a legitimate nuke threat, which it dare not use lest it risk annihilation, Iran is a paper tiger. It couldn’t defeat Israel, but challenges the United States?


5 posted on 05/10/2018 10:42:35 AM PDT by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: rktman

Seven fold effect.


6 posted on 05/10/2018 10:54:08 AM PDT by Aquamarine (Where we go one, we go ALL ~ Q)
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A more useful definition of “proportionality” would be “no more or less than what was needed to get the job done”. In that sense, it looks like proportionality has been achieved.


7 posted on 05/10/2018 10:54:42 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: rktman

Or Obama’s.


8 posted on 05/10/2018 11:35:24 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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Glad to see Israel is taking care of business.

Iran didn’t think this one all the way through.


9 posted on 05/10/2018 11:37:02 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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Maybe they missed the rumors that their pal o’bamskee was OUT!


10 posted on 05/10/2018 11:40:47 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; metmom; CynicalBear; SkyPilot; tuffydoodle; tang-soo; righttackle44; ...

An update on the situation


11 posted on 05/10/2018 12:10:59 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: FatherofFive
Overwhelming destructive retaliation to terrorism is the best response. The terrorist is a suicide bomber? Bulldoze his family's house.

No, LEAVE his house, but destroy the houses of his siblings and cousins, plus the two houses on either side of his. Ensure his neighbors know who is responsible for the destruction of their homes.

12 posted on 05/10/2018 12:27:55 PM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: luvbach1
Without a legitimate nuke threat, which it dare not use lest it risk annihilation, Iran is a paper tiger. It couldn’t defeat Israel, but challenges the United States?

If this keeps up, coupled with new sanctions, the Iranian people will string up those faggot Mullahs like Mussolini in the end.

13 posted on 05/10/2018 12:32:56 PM PDT by montag813
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Good.

Israel is speaking the only language terrorists understand.


14 posted on 05/10/2018 12:32:57 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: SaveFerris

Thanks. Excellent article. It underlines most of what I heard last night. I think Iranian casualties are going to be higher than stated here.

Israel’s intelligence is topnotch. That is why they have the upper hand here. Combined with their technology, it can’t be beat. I think that is one of the areas in which Iran miscalculated. Israel knew what was going to happen ahead of time, and those rockets knew just where their targets were. Very amazing.


15 posted on 05/10/2018 12:43:36 PM PDT by firebrand
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If this keeps up, coupled with new sanctions, the Iranian people will string up those faggot Mullahs like Mussolini in the end.

If the Iranians had a second amendment, the people might have already done that.

16 posted on 05/10/2018 12:58:02 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: montag813; Mark17

I have talked to Iranians who left Iran when the shah was disposed and they HATE the islamists with a passion.

They state that they are Iranian people, Zoroastrians, NOT muslims.

I don’t think it would take much to push the Iranian people over the edge.


17 posted on 05/10/2018 2:43:25 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: metmom

I’ve met a dozen “Iranians” in the US including 2 co-workers. They all called themselves Persian.


18 posted on 05/10/2018 2:50:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Build Kate's Wall)
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And these folks did too.

I guess Zoroastrianism is the religion of the Persians.

Anyway, it would be good for us to remember that the Iranian people are not who is behind the mess over there. The islamic leader are.


19 posted on 05/10/2018 2:53:47 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: metmom

people often suffer for the crimes of their leaders.


20 posted on 05/10/2018 3:22:48 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Build Kate's Wall)
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