Iran just retaliated, over to you Trump

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Iran has made good its threat to retaliate following the killing of the country’s top General as “tens” of missiles at two Iraq bases housing US and coalition troops. As US forces count the cost, Trump who recently promised to respond in a disproportionate manner could just be starting a war.

Iranian state TV described the attacks as Tehran‘s revenge operation over the killing of General Qassem Soleimani whose funeral in his hometown on Tuesday prompted angry calls to avenge his death.

This is going to be about ego as both countries brace up for more proxy battles in the coming weeks.

It said the missiles were fired by Tehran’s Revolutionary Guard aerospace division and the operation was named “Marytr Soleimani”.

Major General Qassem Soleimani
Image:Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed on Friday

A US government statement said: “It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al Assad and Erbil.

“We are working on initial battle damage assessments.

Trump’s style of leadership isn’t predictable and the only unpredictable thing about his next line of action is that there could be an unconditional attack with a large scale destruction.

The official further disclosed that the US base which was attacked had been on high alert;

“These bases have been on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region.

“As we evaluate the situation and our response, we will take all necessary measures to protect and defend US personnel, partners, and allies in the region.”

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