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Pentagon will deploy US forces to the Middle East after Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities

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  1. [4]
    VoidOutput
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    Please not another war.

    Please not another war.

    14 votes
    1. [2]
      CALICO
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      I hope the general public is aware of what a powder keg this shit is. Iran is intimately intertwined into the Middle Eastern political situation, and Israel & Saudi Arabia both have a vested...

      I hope the general public is aware of what a powder keg this shit is. Iran is intimately intertwined into the Middle Eastern political situation, and Israel & Saudi Arabia both have a vested interest in taking them down.
      Iran is not Afghanistan. Iran is not Iraq.
      Iran is something on another level.

      If you go to war, you need to accept two things:

      1. You need to be willing to kill.
      2. You need to accept that innocent people will die.

      I hope those few people cheering this are willing to accept that, because if this continues to escalate, a massive number of civilians are going to die.

      7 votes
      1. sublime_aenima
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        Unfortunately, the general public aren’t the ones who decide these things. The people that are cheering this don’t care that innocent people will die. They are inundated with constant propaganda...

        Unfortunately, the general public aren’t the ones who decide these things. The people that are cheering this don’t care that innocent people will die. They are inundated with constant propaganda and will see it as the US fighting the good fight against terrorists and people that “need freedom.” These are the same people that cheer to nuke the entire Middle East. They don’t see them as people, but rather as subhumans so they are 100% okay with casualties of war as long as Fox News keeps telling them the US is the good guys and the brown people are the bad guys.

        4 votes
    2. ubergeek
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      Well, it's the best way for Trump to secure a second term. His approval rating is in the tank.

      Well, it's the best way for Trump to secure a second term. His approval rating is in the tank.

      1 vote
  2. SantalBlush
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    Strange that this is happening right after Bolton's departure. I wonder even more why he left the White House.

    Strange that this is happening right after Bolton's departure. I wonder even more why he left the White House.

    6 votes
  3. [2]
    determinism
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    The evidence that Iran was at fault went from "speculative" to "we're sending troops". This article quotes trump and the findings of Saudi intelligence. What is the status on this for sane people?

    The evidence that Iran was at fault went from "speculative" to "we're sending troops". This article quotes trump and the findings of Saudi intelligence. What is the status on this for sane people?

    4 votes
    1. Arshan
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      I read through the linked sources in ths article, which are CNBC articles. None state that this was a direct attack by Iran; the closest they get to claiming that is saying the drones flew from...

      I read through the linked sources in ths article, which are CNBC articles. None state that this was a direct attack by Iran; the closest they get to claiming that is saying the drones flew from the north to the south. Almost certainly the drones and missiles were manufactured in Iran, but using that as a precedent for sending troops is comically hypocritical coming from the U.S.A.

      6 votes
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    Good to see the US protecting what needs to be protected! /s

    Good to see the US protecting what needs to be protected!

    /s