Iran Will Kill Themselves Before They Attack the U.S.
When the remains of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani’s body went in the ground after the wake in Iran, the two waves of missile attacks on two Iraq bases housing American troops were hit. According to the address President Trump gave to the nation Wednesday morning, no one was injured or killed. At the time, Iran was planning their attack in retaliation for American drones killing their general and had 13 different options to choose from on how to attack. Iran said they would inflict a “historic nightmare” for its actions. The damage was minimal in the missile attack, but Iran damaged themselves much worse than they did America at the funeral of their general.
While the mourners gathered at Soleimani’s funeral, hostility and overwhelming crowds stampeded one another, killing more than 50 and injuring 213 of their own people. The civil people in the region know how evil of a person Soleimani was, but his followers of hate and violence claimed him a national hero. Soleimani reigned terror from Syria to Yemen and was the leader and trainer of Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations. Throughout the procession, the funeral stopped in Iraq, where he was killed by the drone strike, and it stopped at various locations within Iran. Thousands attended the funeral, and as the procession would stop, more people were trampled.
The state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported the actual burial was postponed while in procession due to the injuries and deaths within the two large crowds. The two groups merged at an intersection where most of the injuries occurred. Emergency responders got involved and escorted the injured out of danger to the nearest medical facilities, and all were in critical condition. The incident unfolded following the announcement of the 13 different scenarios for Iran’s retaliation.
Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran’s National Security Council, stated, “Even if the weakest of these scenarios gains a consensus, its implementation can be a historic nightmare for the Americans. For now, for intelligence reasons, we cannot provide more information to the media.” When this announcement was made by Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency, all hell broke loose.
Iran claimed “the weakest of these scenarios” was going to be a “nightmare.” Their attack did minimal damage to the structures of the buildings when the missiles hit, and four out of the 15 did not explode. They were duds. All of them missed the targets. Many believe it was to say they made an attack and then lie to their people about killing Americans. There were no casualties, but if the Iran leaders could make the people believe there were, then they could suffice the appeasement and not cross the line with President Trump’s demand that no American deaths under any circumstances.
Before the missile attacks Tuesday evening, Iranian officials warned that American troops in the region would be the first of their targets. The U.S. issued warnings all across the Middle East of a possible Iranian attack. In Brussels, the foreign ministers from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom held urgent meetings on how to defuse the tensions between America and Iran. The U.S. Embassy tightened its security, and Germany removed its troops from Lebanon and Iraq.
While the funeral procession carried on, Iran’s foreign minister told reporters, “The U.S. would suffer consequences for the killing of Soleimani at a time and place of Iran’s choosing. The countdown has begun for the U.S. exit from the Middle East.” He called it a multigenerational war that would begin if the area relied on American presence.
Somewhere’s along the lines, another piece of communication was misinterpreted. No one knows who sent the letter or where it came from, but a message was sent to U.S. military officials in Iraq claiming the American troops were restationing the troops and making preparations to withdraw from Iraq.
Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff immediately told reporters that letter should have never been sent. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who was standing beside Milley during the briefing, stated, “There is no decision to leave, nor did we issue any plans to leave or prepare to leave.” This miscommunication only made matters worse for America, Iran, and Iraq.
The recent attack from Iran seems to be the final one. Many are concerned about cyberattacks. Cyberattacks would do more damage to America because all they have done is kill themselves for worthless grieving and fire off duds and spuds.