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Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by nijabazaar: 6:06pm On Jun 21, 2019
Donald Trump has said he cancelled an airstrike on Iran with 10 minutes to go because it would not have been proportionate to kill 150 people in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned US drone.

“We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” the US president tweeted on Friday. “150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not … proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.”

He added: “I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!”

It was reported overnight that Trump gave approval for the US military to launch the strikes on Iran but pulled back at the last minute. Planes were in the air and ships were in position but no missiles were fired before word came to stand down on Thursday night, the New York Times quoted an unnamed official as saying.

Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by ogmask: 6:12pm On Jun 21, 2019
Mehn....that was close.
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by nijabazaar: 6:15pm On Jun 21, 2019
US military and diplomatic officials were expecting strikes on a handful of radar and missile sites after the president’s leading national security officials and congressional leaders gathered at the White House, the paper said. The military operation was called off at about 7.30pm ET (12.30am BST).

The UK was informed of the US plan for the attack and was not then told that the reprisal raids were off until 10pm (3am BST).
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by nijabazaar: 6:17pm On Jun 21, 2019
Reuters reported on Friday that Trump passed a message to Tehran via Oman warning that an attack was imminent.
"In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues,” an anonymous Iranian official told the news agency. “He gave a short period of time to get our response, but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to [the] supreme leader [Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei to decide about this issue.”
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by nijabazaar: 6:18pm On Jun 21, 2019
A second Iranian official said: “We made it clear that the leader is against any talks, but the message will be conveyed to him to make a decision … However, we told the Omani official that any attack against Iran will have regional and international consequences.”

Oman – along with Japan, Iraq and to a lesser extent Switzerland – has acted as an intermediary for messages between Trump and the Iranian leadership. Khamenei has repeatedly said he will not talk to the US until it lifts economic sanctions, adding that he does not trust Trump’s motives.

The reported contact with Oman suggests the White House may have been involved in brinksmanship with Tehran and pulled back when Iran did not flinch. US officials said Trump was known to want talks but was also a believer in sending mixed messages to keep his adversaries guessing about his next move.
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by Jmk9292(m): 6:26pm On Jun 21, 2019
The world is relaxing on a keg of gun powder
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by nijabazaar: 6:30pm On Jun 21, 2019
One of the targets of the planned strikes was the S-125 Neva/Pechora surface-to-air missile system, Newsweek quoted a Pentagon official as saying. It reported that the US believed the system was behind the drone attack, although Tehran said it used its 3rd Khordad air defence system, the Iranian equivalent of the Russian Buk system that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014.

The strikes were seemingly set for early in the day to minimise the risk of Iranian military and civilian casualties.
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by agabusta: 6:30pm On Jun 21, 2019
ogmask:
Mehn....that was close.

Story.

Unlike others, Iran also has the capacity to retaliate on US military assets in the region.

Iran has short range cruise missiles that can target US ships and bases nearby.

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by NonsoWow: 6:32pm On Jun 21, 2019
I was told the Persians have never been conquered.

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by nijabazaar: 6:32pm On Jun 21, 2019
NonsoWow:
I was told the Persians have never been conquered.

The Romans and Ottomans , I think did

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by hisexcellency34: 6:32pm On Jun 21, 2019
Good for him. If he tries that, Nigeria will join forces with Iran and America is finished

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by NonsoWow: 6:39pm On Jun 21, 2019
nijabazaar:


The Romans and Ottomans , I think did
Then they are vulnerable. But still don't understand why Pakistan should be allowed to have nuclear weapons and Persia is denied.
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by agabusta: 6:44pm On Jun 21, 2019
NonsoWow:
Then they are vulnerable. But still don't understand why Pakistan should be allowed to have nuclear weapons and Persia is denied.

Balance of power between Indian and Pakistan.


The Pakistanis are US allies, but Indian keeps whooping their asses. After Indian got a nuclear weapon, for balance of power and because they are US allies, they were allowed.

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by BlackfireX: 6:44pm On Jun 21, 2019
Islam always looking for trouble
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by netpro(m): 6:45pm On Jun 21, 2019
Trump is looking for a conflict and fight that will help him get reelected.

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by NonsoWow: 6:46pm On Jun 21, 2019
agabusta:

Balance of power between Indian and Pakistan.
Hmm.
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by agabusta: 6:48pm On Jun 21, 2019
BlackfireX:
Islam always looking for trouble

Oga, this is not about Islam. It is pure international politics and vested interests.

Saudi Arabia, the number 1 Islamic country is US' best friend in the middle east.

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by godliman: 6:53pm On Jun 21, 2019
hisexcellency34:
Good for him. If he tries that, Nigeria will join forces with Iran and America is finished
which nigeria? Are you running a fever? America will demolish iran and nothing will happen. Trump is just being humane. As for nigeria I cant help laughing. Nigerian soldiers that have become grasshoppers before a rag tag boko haram, no thanks to buhari 's hidden agenda. America will use all of them for pepper soup.

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by BlackfireX: 6:57pm On Jun 21, 2019
agabusta:


Oga, this is not about Islam. It is pure international politics and vested interests.

Saudi Arabia, the number 1 Islamic country is US' best friend in the middle east.



My point exactly, Islam
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by netpro(m): 7:04pm On Jun 21, 2019
godliman:
which nigeria? Are you running a fever? America will demolish iran and nothing will happen. Trump is just being humane. As for nigeria I cant help laughing. Nigerian soldiers that have become grasshoppers before a rag tag boko haram, no thanks to buhari 's hidden agenda. America will use all of them for pepper soup.

Nope they can't. US war with Iran is not one on one. US will have more partners for sure. But Iran strength lies with targeting US allies in Middle East and that Russia and China will side with Iran. Also some in EU are sympathetic to Iran in view of US aggression.

Iran has not directly attack US. The drone invaded the Iran airspace.

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by Fatherofdragons: 7:04pm On Jun 21, 2019
hisexcellency34:
Good for him. If he tries that, Nigeria will join forces with Iran and America is finished

Your president bubu is killing Shiites and you think Nigeria will join Iran(a Shia Muslim country) and fight America? Even if Nigeria join, Nigerian troops will be wiped off in 2mins.
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by nnamdiosu(m): 7:08pm On Jun 21, 2019
NonsoWow:
I was told the Persians have never been conquered.

Then how did the Romans win them to become world power then? No one (or country is unconquerable) no even the US
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by Originalsly: 7:14pm On Jun 21, 2019
Hmmm....warmongers. The two hawks under Trump... and Israel looking for any excuse to wage war with Iran. In a few weeks time.... some other act of war will be blamed on Iran and then.... no more restrain. Bottom line.... Iran must not have nuclear weapons. A country with nuclear weapons cannot be bullied or indiscriminately attacked for fear of retaliation.... nuclear retaliation. North Korea.
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by Nobody: 8:23pm On Jun 21, 2019
agabusta:


Story.

Unlike others, Iran also has the capacity to retaliate on US military assets in the region.

Iran has short range cruise missiles that can target US ships and bases nearby.

how when u are grounded?
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by Bimpe29: 9:14pm On Jun 21, 2019
WW3 could have been ignited last night
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by Aaronsrod: 9:33pm On Jun 21, 2019
Trump has been sent to fulfill Biblical prophecy!

This time not by drowning but by Fire!

Prepare Ye, I say!!!
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by compton11: 9:50pm On Jun 21, 2019
hisexcellency34:
Good for him. If he tries that, Nigeria will join forces with Iran and America is finished
which Nigeria grin
Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by compton11: 9:52pm On Jun 21, 2019
BlackfireX:
Islam always looking for trouble
Oga black African, stop thinking beyond religion, this is about world power and supremacy, because if war begins today, the Christian army in Iran military will also fight

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by compton11: 9:53pm On Jun 21, 2019
Aaronsrod:
Trump has been sent to fulfill Biblical prophecy!

This time not by drowning but by Fire!

Prepare Ye, I say!!!
u this guy again?
man,are you tripping?

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Re: Trump Cancelled Bomb Drop On Iran At The Last Time by agabusta: 6:30am On Jun 22, 2019
Ikio:
how when u are grounded?

Iran is not grounded. Iran military tech is home grown and it has been confusing the U.S. just like the case of North Korea.

The US is already waging an economic war against Iran and is frustrated its not working out.

Iran is not grounded at all. It has lots of medium scale submarines which will can wreck havoc on US ships in the region.


Read this article

Iran's Mad Max Navy Might Just Drive Donald Trump Crazy in a War

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/irans-mad-max-navy-might-just-drive-donald-trump-crazy-war-63747

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