So, when you send weapons to an insurrection movement in another country, that's an act of war, right? Right?
*except when it "magically" isn't somehow. Rebellion void where prohibited.
'Course not that that's anything new, but this is a bit brazen considering how Guaido is increasingly looking like the Jeb Bush of Venezuelan politics.
Brentai wrote:The generation that remembers the first Cold War is shrugging its shoulders.
Well, that just involved straight up sending soldiers. The only thing "cold" about the cold war was the avoidance of direct conflict between the actual armies of the main participants.
Which is to say, we'd climbed down off that ledge... for a little while.
I'm sorry, Thad at Twenty. You were wrong. Being completely vindicated doesn't feel good at all; it just feels completely hollow.
We didn't learn shit from Vietnam and we won't learn shit from this.
Two senior Iraqi militia officials and the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force has been killed in a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in what appeared to be the latest escalation following a week of unrest and bloodshed across the country.
Mohammed Redha al-Jabri, head of protocol of Iraq's state-sponsored Popular Mobilization Forces, was killed Thursday "along with three guests accompanying him," the Popular Mobilization Forces, also known as Al-Hashed Al-Shaabi, told Newsweek. The group initially denied rumors that Popular Mobilization Forces deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also killed or injured, saying he was "well and currently in his residence in Baghdad."
A senior Pentagon official then confirmed to Newsweek that Muhandis was indeed killed, along with Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, pending DNA results that had a "high probability" of identifying the two men as the targets.
Shortly after, the Popular Mobilization Forces confirmed to Newsweek "the martyrdom of deputy head of Al-Hashed, Haj Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in an American strike that targeted their vehicles on the road of Baghdad International Airport."
This is very, very bad. Like, somebody just killed the guy who was in line to become the next Supreme Leader, and it looks like that somebody was Trump, and it happened on Iraqi soil, bad.