Pentagon Admits That Actually 34 US Troops Were Injured in Iranian Strike on Al-Asad Base

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Pentagon Admits That Actually 34 US Troops Were Injured in Iranian Strike on Al-Asad Base

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On January 24th, the Pentagon confirmed that the number of injured US troops in the Iranian missile attack on the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq was actually 34.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman confirmed the number in a briefing.

The 34 troops received primarily concussions, but also other traumatic brain injuries. Seventeen people screened at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany have already returned to duty.

However, there are still nine military personnel remaining in the German hospital, eight more were sent for treatment in the United States.

Hoffman said that the Defense Department will review its processes for tracking and reporting injuries suffered by service members, and that the aim was to be as transparent as possible.

“The goal is to be as transparent, accurate and to provide the American people and our service members with the best information about the tremendous sacrifices our war fighters make,” Hoffman said.

After more than two weeks after misrepresenting the truth and initially claimed that nobody was injured and nothing was damaged.

This is completely different than US President Donald Trump and his administration’s claim that no injuries had been suffered and there had been no casualties from the attack.

“We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.”

The claim of minimal damage was also disproved, in videos, and in claims by Danish soldiers who said that helicopters and other equipment had been completely destroyed.

Initially, on January 17th, the US confirmed that 11 troops had received concussions, but nothing serious.

On January 22nd, Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a military spokeswoman, said in a statement that more troops had actually been injured.

“The health and safety of all service members is the greatest concern for all Department leadership and we greatly appreciate the care that these members have received and continue to receive at the hands of our medical professionals. As medical treatment and evaluations in theater continue, additional service members have been identified as having potential injuries.”

Riordan’s statement continued:

“These service members — out of an abundance of caution — have been transported to Landstuhl, Germany for further evaluations and necessary treatment on an outpatient basis. Given the nature of injuries already noted, it is possible additional injuries may be identified in the future.”

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to explain the discrepancy between his previous comments that nobody had been injured and the recent reports.

“No, I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report, it’s not very serious,” Trump replied.

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  • Zionist Internet Warrior

    but but muh minimal damage and NO CASUALTIES xD

    • TORKI OP #8 STRONK

      the MAGA tards were so triggered when Iran smashed US base with 10 missiles. They were like “nah these 1950’s inaccurate missiles only hit dirt” or “muh patriots intercepted all of em”

      • Jens Holm

        They did not say anything like that at all. Many computers could need a memory memory loss like You, when they regain.

        • Luke Hemmming

          True they didnt say 10 it was 17.

      • Jake321

        Whatever. The US sure got the better of the deal. I thought Persians were supposed to be the best deal makers. Guess the Islamist types aren’t up to the ancient Persian rug merchant standards.

        • Zionism = EVIL
        • Luke Hemmming

          And meanwhile the Israeli’s run like dogs with tails between their legs because once again their plot to try and destroy Iran using the US as their lap dog has failed once again. Everyone say awwwww all at once

        • Luke Hemmming

          Persian rugs last thousands of years longer than Israeli rugs. I heard that Israeli rugs have an expiry date of 2021 where apparently they just turn to radioactive dust.

        • Arch Bungle

          Actually I think Iran got a much better deal. You’re seeing the consequences play out in Iraq right now, and it looks like blowback on steroids.

        • TORKI OP #8 STRONK

          The Magic Carpets will kick your fat ass soldiers out of Iraq for good :)

    • John Wallace

      It is legal by law for the US government to LIE if they deem it fit to do so for any reason. The media is not allowed to tell the public that the government is lying. No wonder the US wants to shut down by any means any dissenting voice. Yet the sheep lap up whatever they are told..

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Congress asking questions about Iranian missile strike

        Analysis: The Pentagon has a credibility problem, and it’s only getting worse

        The Defense Department’s waffling on casualties from Jan. 8 Iran strike latest in a growing trend.

        • John Wallace

          Waffling on about the imminent threat as well.
          This is how it works. An event happens and the make a bullshit statement about it which is heard / seen by most and most believe it as fact. Days later they start to quietly change the story as bits of truth come to light. However by the time the truth is outed very few see the changed story while most still accept the original story as the fact. They do this over and over and over again because they know they get away with it.
          Thus back to our two originals . Most people will still believe there were no casualties or at worst a couple with headaches. Most will still believe the General was on his way to organise an attack on Americans so had to be killed. The truth that he was a protected envoy on a peace mission and his killing IS a war crime will not register with many at all.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            100% truth. Soleimani was a diplomat more than a soldier. He was invited by the treacherous Iraqi government to negotiate with Saudis, it was a trap as the airspace and all border entrances are manned by Americunts. The Jews and the neo-con war lobby simply can not have peace in the region. The Zionist interest is endless war till the last dumbass Americunt.

    • Zarathustra

      Huge protests against the US presence in Iraq: https://www.bitchute.com/video/EI6g662VZ5KA/

      • Zionism = EVIL

        This is prelude to a regional war of national liberation from Americunt savages. The CIA tried to organize a counter demo of paid thugs but less than 200 hired protestors showed up and soon joined the millions who marched to liberate Iraq.

        • Zarathustra

          I think the US is occupied by Zionists too. Maybe crash the dollar and people will find a different political system tried for only a short period of time to be more appealing?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVQVuPZVzCg

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Americunts are falling apart internally anyway at all levels. Today a pathetic report showed that over 50% don’t even have $1,000 for an emergency and most are lonely, isolated, no access to medical care and living worse than a dogs life. The Jew parasites have destroyed the US.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a34c15797a89a6fa4a6ac31540998bd4083a644029174f283ca8516bb389613.jpg

          • d’Artagnan

            US carefully built facade is now being peeled off and like Rome in its last days, the American empire of wars, greed and lies is falling apart.

          • Zarathustra

            Only because they were hijacked from within, there are more freedoms (free speech, gun rights) and job opportunities there than in the easternmost European countries. Some believe the US was constructed by jews to rule the world.

          • FlorianGeyer

            The Russian revolutionary jews in 1916 also had that goal.

          • Zarathustra

            That’s quite an exaggeration, though many veterans aren’t receiving their benefits.

          • FlorianGeyer

            In the UK saturday Telegraph today it states that 11.5 million people (presumably adults, sic) have less than £100 in savings.

            The total population of the UK is circa 65 million. So circa 17% of the (Adult, sic) population are literally living ‘hand to mouth’.

            There is one massive advantage for ALL in the UK, and that is the National Health Service that provides FREE health care at all levels for everyone, irrespective of income.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Americunts are liars extraordinaire, as my initial analysis based on independent reports indicated that around 50 Americunt and NATO arseholes were wounded or killed, the number maybe higher as Americunts did not want to escalate. Even though the quisling Iraqi puppet regime had warmed the Americunts to hide in bunkers, the sheer accuracy and payload of the over ONE TON high ordinance missiles took it toll. There was massive rush at the PX for diapers.

      • Wolfgang Wolf

        and this was just a warning. IR has several thousands missiles on stock; they had the chance to look, listen and learn the american behaviour 2 times in Iraq and in Afghanistan for many years. study your enemy….

        • d’Artagnan

          Iran’s capabilities are far more lethal than most realize. The Pentagon is not to eager to test Iran again.

        • BlueInGreen

          Upwards of 4,000 on the high end and growing day-by-day.

    • d’Artagnan

      Prior to Vietnam defeat, the US and its NATO vassals basically controlled the propaganda narrative, but now with diffusion of independent non-western online and broadcast media, the US bodyguard of lies does not work. Trump’s illegal gambit of assassinating a senior Iranian general on an obvious diplomatic mission on Iraqi soil, besides being a brazen international criminal act, also exposed the US as a very vulnerable bully, since the well calibrated Iranian retaliation despite adequate warning proved more lethal and devastating for the US propaganda machine to cope with. Trump being a bombastic braggart was taken aback at the accuracy of Iranian missiles and had no choice but to downplay and deescalate or face a disastrous war that would have set the whole Persian Gulf region of fire, bringing down many US backed regimes doddering on shifting sands. However, with incessant lies, obfuscation and half truths, Trump and US waning credibility has hit rock bottom.

    • Justin

      lies to get into wars!
      lies to get out of wars!
      Which lies are better?

      Morons will respond saying, “muh, no lie is good”!

  • Vitex

    I get the impression that US soldiers suffer PTSD from falling over

    • TORKI OP #8 STRONK

      US soldiers are trained and brainwashed into thinking not a single Earthly force can ever harm them, even Russia and China are showed to them as being weak and easily defeatable. So when Iran destroyed 10 MuriCunt hangars from 500km away using precision missiles, they got a wake up call and a rude awakening :)

      • Jens Holm

        US soldiers or not trained like that at all. Which part of Mars are You from:(

      • Jake321

        And the top Islamist Iranian general is gone along with half a dozen of his top military buddies. Matters not how far away. They are gone. And good riddance.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          What rubbish Jew faggot.LOL

    • FlorianGeyer

      That’s really very funny, Vitex.
      10 out of 10 :)

      • Jens Holm

        Its about getting not traumatized the rest of their lives and reducing that risk. Fot most of them its probatly not a permanent condition. No reasons to laugh.

        We have that kind of people from the wars in Ypugoslavia here. Some few kcan only live in the forrests and they dig or ran screaming, if we clap in our hands. They are not able to have normal family relations as well.

    • Jens Holm

      As I read it, they have some kind of cuncussion as well.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The US Military ‘Takes Health and Safety very seriously’ , Vitex. :)

      • Vitex

        Probably gives them gender-reassignment counselling too….

  • Luke Hemmming
  • Luke Hemmming

    Here are the almighty US warriors in action…https://youtu.be/0iUzf-2ezRY

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      thats war baby. you want it, you get it. not only the nice and gloomy CNN pictures of invisible stealth fighters, bombing a badly armed anniversary))

  • Luke Hemmming

    …and where were the Israeli trolls that lurk on this site at the time of the missile attacks? That’s right they were hiding in their bomb shelters in Tel Aviv scared shitless that Iran would target them because if you noticed the forums went really quiet for a couple of days. LOL

    • FlorianGeyer

      That’s very true.

    • Arch Bungle

      I was about to say the same thing. They kept harping in the “nobody was hurt” line. Jake123 proven to be a liar once again.

      • Jens Holm

        Jake 123 is mainly a good writer.

        I do remember the Ayatollah relling the wholeIranian people, that USA shoy that airplane in Teheran down.

        I wish the world was not like that. But USA is not the only one trying that kind of damagecontrol.

        • Jake321

          Is that a complement or not? 😊

          • Jens Holm

            I read Your stuf. Most of it make sense. So its a + :)

          • Jake321

            And thank you. The folk here do need a little opposition.

          • Jens Holm

            Yes.

            So many here are kept totally isolated from the rest of the world. I started here because some muslim in Denmark blamed me for knowing nothing.

            They know very little themselves and that includes som few jews and christians too, but most muslims.

            Its not because they know nothing. Its like they know many things for the world and especilaly among themselves in totally wrong ways.

            I have learned a lot by reading here too. If I get 150 years ago,I might be a Superprofessor in Middle East according to almost everuy thing if my memory at that timeis not gone:)

            .

      • Jake321

        Well, I also quickly said their were some headaches. But yes, 34 is more than I thought. But matters not. It is still an extremely cheap price to pay for Islamist Iran’s top general and a half dozen of his top military buddies. Oh, your claims were a wee bit exaggerated and you lied for days about who shot down that airliner.

        • Arch Bungle

          Nope. You lose, liar.
          The rest of your post is just an attempt to paper over your earlier bullshit. Projecting and deflection won’t help you, everone on this forum knows you’re just another hasbara troll.

    • Jens Holm

      No tell and view from you. Remember to use a 7 armed candelabre next time You look under Your bed blanket for facts.

      • Raptar Driver

        Speak of the Devil.

    • Jake321

      No, I didn’t notice. And I was very surprised the top Islamist Iranian general was so stupid as to fall into that trap.

      • Luke Hemmming

        Don’t lie to us Jake…you were on of those Israeli rats hiding in your little hole.

      • Luke Hemmming

        And the US paid a price for it didn’t they? 34 CONFIRMED injuries thou I suspect based on the US govt’s reputation that there was a few more and maybe even deaths. Iran handed the US its ass on a platter with the accuracy of its missiles. Israel went quiet. It now knows that Iran is MORE than capable of making Tel Aviv glow green at night if it so desires and little sissy boy Netenyahu is hiding behind the skirts of the big brother US and congratulating Trump for doing what Israel doesn’t have the guts to do and take on Iran BY ITSELF. Israel in a one on one war with Iran would lose BIG TIME and all your little hasbara troll fuck buddies that you regularly have gay orgies with can say all you want about how you think this will go down but your not fooling anyone here Jakey boy!

        • Jake321

          You seem to know a lot about guy orgies. Not my cup of tea. And regardless of even the worst estimates of US damages, that top Islamist Iranian general and lots of his top military friends were gotten real cheap. And if Islamist Iran was ever as stupid and suicidal as you, it would be the end of it as a functioning country.

          • Luke Hemmming

            Personally I know nothing of Hasbara troll gay orgies because 1 I’m not gay and 2 I’m not a Hasbara troll

          • Luke Hemmming

            And as for me been stupid and suicidal as you suggest well I guess your right about the stupid part. I was stupid enough not to EVER try suicide unlike Israel if it ever tried to take Iran on in a 1 on 1 battle. That would be suicidal for Israel. Kinda like going to a black American hip hop party dressed in a KKK uniform.

          • <>

            It will be suicidal for them and they know it. Mullahs better stop their nuclear program, or we will stop it for them – whatever the cost.

          • Kananda

            it will cost your country

          • <>

            We will see about it.

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      no jewish trolls. just poor ukrainians with enough brainwash))))

    • <>

      No one is hiding Luke, it’s all in your imaginary world. If they want to shoot to Tel Aviv then they can do it, no one is stopping them. I guess they also know what will happen afterwards, the mullahs may be fanatic but not stupid.

  • The Pentagram Spokeshole said that prematurely declaring that all was well was simply a clerical fumble, no chance that they lied. No sir!

  • Concrete Mike

    Why is buddy driving around in the loader with his bucket all the way in the air like that??WTF

    The truck boxes are tiny anyways, dont have to lift that high.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Amateurs at all that they do, Mike.

      Anyway, those with the headaches will all be awarded a Purple Heart and a box of Aspirins.

      • Jake321

        While they are still scraping up pieces of Islamist Iran’s top general and a half dozen of his top military buddies. Still, a very good deal.

        • Luke Hemmming

          Nope they pretty much picked up his body parts within a couple of hours and hosed down the blood. So that makes your little snide remark redundant doesn’t it.

  • Luke Hemmming
  • Luke Hemmming

    And why fly these soldiers on a 4 and a half hour flight to Germany for concussions?

    • Jake321

      Better hospitals?

      • Luke Hemmming

        Yes better hospitals to deal with injuries that are more SEVERE than just ‘concussion’ as they tell us is the point I was making with my comment. Obviously that went over your head didn’t it or are you agreeing with me? IF it was just ‘concussions’ then I’m sure Iraqi hospitals or nearby Jordan’s medical facilities would have sufficed. I have had a few concussions in my time as Im sure most of us here have and Im sure we didn’t need the best hospital in the world and the best head trauma doctors and surgeons to diagnose us and then to treat us did we?

        • Jake321

          And the top Islamist Iranian general and his half dozen top military buddies are still quite dead. Have more glorious deals like this to make?

      • Zionism = EVIL
        • Luke Hemmming

          I feel sad for these stupid people who give up their lives for such a pathetic cause for an equally pathetic excuse for a governing body of what could be a great country.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            It is sad that the average redneck has been totally brainwashed by sick perverted Jews and Hollywood and sent to die for OIL while the Bilderberg banks have enslaved them. Americunts are in worse shape than most people in the developing world as human life span is decreasing in the US as most have no access to even basic health care. If you are a WASP fuckwit like the old moron Trump, Pence etc or a Jew then you can have the best health care, but for 99% of the population life is a horror story, especially for Blacks, Hispanics, and trailer trash “whites”. It is 21st century feudalism at its worse.

        • Kananda

          one drugged preson. means nothing

          in the usa the government gives jundred billion dollars for vets. mor emone than russia´s military budget.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Burns center at Wiesbaden. Over 200 of Americunt lardass cry babes were airlifted according to Beirut based journalists as I had posted. The Zionist scum live in third world conditions and could not treat the Americunt crying diaper soldiers, I have not included the number of psychiatrist cases and mass hissy fits and group crying and whimpering by sissy faggots was observed at the targeted bases :)

      • cechas vodobenikov

        amerikan military, humiliated, have resorted to mass suicide—22 per day–active and vets kill themselves according to the US govt

      • Simon Ndiritu

        link please

  • Arch Bungle

    “Traumatic brain injuries” = “their heads were blown off”

    • Jake321

      You must be talking about that Islamist Iranian top general and a half dozen of his top military buddies. And maybe the over a hundred Iranians your friends blew out if the sky. Try to get the simplest things correct.

      • Arch Bungle

        No. Wrong again. I actually am referring to the US marines who are actually dead but being reported as ‘casualties’.
        You keep referring to those dead civilians as if it gives you pleasure. You must be one sick Zionist Jew then, that’s the only culture I’ve ever met that gets a thrill out of dead civilians. Another reason we will cheer when Hezbollah next pounds Israel into the ground.

  • JoeAlpha

    The United States Army is over-exaggerated in Hollywood. Without fighter aircraft as their air support and other equipment they are nothing. If we put aside all the equipment they have, every individual US soldier will not be able to fight close range face to face with their enemy. They will be slaughtered if that happens, US soldiers are not warriors, they are a group of fat city kids who chew Kfc and Mc’D every day while playing games. What will happen to them if one day they are faced with a situation where all their equipment is lost, damaged or unusable? Are they going to cry for the momma? True warriors are mostly produced from people who have felt the harshness of life and had experienced various challenges in their lives before they were trained and formed in a military unit. Having hard experiences like that will be very useful for them in dealing with dangerous situations in their lives.

    • Jens Holm
    • Raptar Driver

      The current American military are nothing but arm breakers for gangsters. If the World would truly stand up to them they would back down like little girls.

      • Jake321

        You fools really want OTHERS to test their luck. But maybe they aren’t as stupid and suicidal.

        • Raptar Driver

          Go jerk yourself off and die.
          I was in the military when men were men, this generation is weak and stupid like you.
          Entropy is a bitch.

    • Jake321

      LOL…another couch warrior pining for the Cave Man fighting days. If you missed it, war is about destroying the enemy and winning anyway you can, not about hand to hand combat and Cave Men with clubs.

      • JoeAlpha

        Caveman? Do you mean like cavemen in Afghanistan who killed thousands of your soldiers? The cavemen that you haven’t been able to defeat to this day, even with all those “sophisticated weapons” that you have? Ok Joke, is there another joke you want to say?

        • Jake321

          The Taliban are not cave men. Al-Qaeda were for a while and they have pretty much been eliminated. If you note, the US used lots of sophisticated weapons and Special Forces at the beginning and defeated and removed the Taliban from power there. But yes, the US went for nation building and that was a mistake. But what does that diversion have to do with what will happen to Islamist Iran if they are as stupid and suicidal as you. Well, they might be able to fight on as Cave Men. You should join them tough guy and earn your well deserved Darwin Award.

          • <>

            Why bother arguing with Joe? he’s wasting your time Jake. Let him bark, that’s all they can do anyway.

        • cechas vodobenikov

          Taliban controls more of Afghanistan than 10 years ago—amerikan military is incompetent and cowardly–even using drones and bombers, they fail

          • Jake321

            And where did you say your Soviet Union is? Fools like you said things like that before, as did the Japanese. Oh, do note that the US removed the Taliban from power and near 20 years later they still haven’t gotten it back.

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      especially the super duper modern internet warrior is helpless if the opponent makes their system going dark by GPS interference, jamming or EMP… done..

  • Doom Sternz

    At least 30 Iranian guided missiles hit al Asad Air Base in Iraq, home of the United States Air Force and largest base in Iraq. The pentagon now admits 34 injured, how many dead?. And Trump is ok with it. The US deployed multiple batteries of Patriot Missiles to the base in May in case of such an attack.

    America’s air defense ships in the Persian Gulf stand down, no AEGIS or Patriot protection for 5000 US troops stranded in Iraq by Trump’s criminal insanity. With US forces on high alert, and billions of US air defense equipment on land on the water and we do not have one video of an incoming missile taken down when ballistic missiles are supposed to be the easiest to intercept.

    If Trump retaliated the US troops would of been slaughtered. This is how Iranians saved Iraq from the Western backed terrorists. They put their lives on the line for Iraq and saved the country, that is why Iranians in Iraq are heroes, And that is why Trump murdered these Generals, and ISIS celebrated…….

    • Jens Holm

      We will see. Maybee Iranians next time will detonate an own nuke in Teheran too.

      • Luke Hemmming

        No i dont iranians are as stupid as you jens to do that. Besides alcohol is illegal in iran and the only way Iranians could do something that stupid was if they were an alcoholic like you and been realky drunk like you are 99% of a 24 hour period.

        • Jake321

          Correct, they didn’t have to be drunk to shoot down a civilian airliner killing their fellow Iranians. They just have to be sober but incompetently trigger happy.

    • BlueInGreen

      It wasn’t 27 either, in total Iran fired 15 missiles out of which only 1-2 failed. The specific missiles used were the Zolfaghar (700km range with 1,000lb~450kg HE payload, mach 3 terminal descent) and the Qiam-1 which has a bigger warhead although it is believed that the Qiams which were fired are the ones that missed their targets but 13 out of 15 is impressive for any military.

      The intended targets at Ain Al-Assad were American and American only. The base is shared with the Iraqis but the Iranians knew what facilities and hangars were being used by U.S. forces so they they struck what they needed to in order to get the message across.

      Iran’s current Ballistic Missile development program doesn’t have any immediate plans to development an ICMB class Missile. To necessitate the creation of ICMBs you’d usually or almost exclusively need to have a sizable stock-pile of high-yield nuclear warheads to go on the ICMBs since regular RMX,HMX or even FAE based warhead wouldn’t make much sense, ICMBs are expensive, highly strategic weapons meant mainly for viable deterrence purposes. It would be super un-economical to put standard HE warheads onto an ICMB, so unless Iran is serious about making nukes we probable won’t see an Iranian ICBM anytime soon, or at least this is what I think is the case given the current information out there.

      Furthermore, Iran is currently in sort of a missile tech/production renaissance if you will. The Fateh line of Iranian missiles has matured into a military viable tactical as well as strategic weapons platform with many derivatives meant to accomplish different tasks.

      I’ll name off the ones I know of currently.:

      Fateh 110 ( first model and direct evolution from the Zelzal theatre missile )
      Fateh 313 ( the first step in Iran’s effort to develop improved accuracy Quasi-Ballistic missiles )
      Zolfaghar ( the culmination of Iran’s effort, this was the same missile that decimated the American tagets at Ain al-Assad airbase )
      Fateh Al-Mobin ( an upgrade package meant to retrofit older Fatehs with newer guidance systems )
      Fateh Bareshi ( a cluster submunition war-head meant to destroy airfields with columns of air-craft parked outside )
      Hormuz-1 and Hormuz-2 (fitted with anti-radiation seeking sensors that can find and destroy radars)
      Khalijeh Fars (AshBM Anti-ship Ballistic missile meant to greatly hinder if not outright destroy any warship currently fielded by the U.S. Navy with one or two missiles barring the Nimitz class super-carriers)
      Ra’ad 307 (not sure what this specific missile is meant for)
      Dezful (1,000km range, ~1,000lb FAE warheads meant to destroy anything it touches)
      Current Pentagon intelligence estimates put the Iranian Ballistic missile stockpile at over 2,000 but to anyone who knows about Iran’s missile program outside of Pentagon fed PR that number is WAY too low. The current Iranian missile stockpile of Ballistic missiles which include the Quasi-Ballistic Fateh series is somewhere between 3,000 to 4,000 plus. Superpower not not, this sort of firepower is a true threat to anyone nation, no exceptions.

      We now have good reason to believe that Iran isn’t messing around here, these missiles can indeed do the job they say they can do. We’ve now seen them and how devastating they are.

      • Wolfgang Wolf

        i just wondered why IR did not use the versions with cluster ammunition.. maybe stupid americans could not estimate the CEP accordingly after the strike)

        • BlueInGreen

          The Iranian operation against U.S. military assets at the shared Ain Al-Assad airbase in Western Iraq was meant to target U.S. air-power and operational capacity, it did exactly that. I would wager using cluster munitions simply wasn’t needed within the mission parameters Iran had set out so it was excluded although Iran very well could have fired Fateh Bareshis with great effect undoubtedly. In the satellite pictures we can rows of helicopters outside, a Single Bareshi missile with cluster munitions warhead would have devastated that air-craft column.

          Iran had excellent on the ground intelligence as to what facilities and hangars were American and what they were used for. I will link a video showing the strike hitting the airbase in real-time, you can clearly see secondary and tertiary explosions being set-off meaning the official Pentagon story cannot be trusted. Furthermore a Danish soldier being interviewed by Danish news outlets had said there was multiple helicopters which were “split in half” and drone demolished, ammo-depots destroyed etc… Washington has totally down-played the real extent of damage caused by Iran’s limited response. Now we have stories of 34-ish soldiers with TBI (Traumatic Brain injury) coming out. So overtime the actual damage to the airbase will trickle out slowly. ‘

          https://t.me/Arteshban/16458

          Pay attention to the explosions at the latter half of the video. It will reveal all one needs to know about what actually went down.

          • Jake321

            Their top general and a half dozen of his top military buddies are still very dead. You have anymore deals like this to offer?

          • BlueInGreen

            On this matter what I do know that is that, operationally speaking, Soleimani is replaceable, Ismail Ghaani is a capable commander and will fill his shoes rather nicely from what I’ve read, Symbolically though this was a substantial blow.

            Now the question that needs to be asked is whether or not Iran’s successful operation re-established deterrence or not. I’m on the side that it didn’t and we can very likely see an increase in tensions in future.

          • Jake321

            Yep. Actually, it has made it more dangerous. Trump has tasted first blood and given who he is and wants to be, likely loves it. The Iranians think they now have more deterrence than they do and read Trump backing down from his bluster way too optimistically. But worse, they may now make the fatal mistake of underestimating Israel’s resolve about not allowing Iranian nukes.

        • BlueInGreen

          I will say that there is some conflicting sources on what exact type of missile was used, some-say it was the Fateh-313 with the Qiam, others say it was the Zolfaghar in tandem with the Qiam-2. Either way the missiles hit their targets dead on.

          • Jake321

            So? The only dead in this deal were Islamist Iran’s top general and a half dozen of his top military buddies plus well over a hundred Iranians killed in the airliner the trigger happy Iranians shoot down and the 50 Iranians killed honoring the pieces of the blown up general. Still looks like quite the deal favoring the US and Israel.

          • BlueInGreen

            You’ve added nothing of worth to the topic at hand other than gloating about the death of a replaceable general. I’m not going to waste my time arguing over such things. My main post was about the pure military aspect of the Iranian operation, talking about the bigger the picture doesn’t really have much relevance to the main point of my post. Militarily this was a very successful operation and a wake up call to those who think Iran doesn’t have the ability, nothing more, nothing less.

            You can go find someone else to bother, I won’t satiate your need to jerk off your ego.

          • Jake321

            Your so erudite presentation has all the meaning in this situation as those around here who keep claiming Cave Man fighting is more manly than the high tech variety. But yes, the Iranian weapons are impressive but of little use if their broad use brings the end to Iran as a functioning modern country. Talking about the wonders of their weapons outside the broad context is interesting but not very meaningful.

          • BlueInGreen

            Undoubtedly being able to adequately delineate and contextualize military matters pertaining to certain weapons and operations using aforementioned weapons platforms is interesting from military stand-point. I sincerely do disagree what you said at the end of your post though. It is very important to realize as well as fully ascertain that such advancements in weapons technology is indeed quite meaningful as it allows for emerging nations to sport viable deterrence weapons that hold both strategic as well as tactical value.

            Furthermore, I’ve always been keen on the weapons used by various world armed forces to carry out their respective operations so I like to comment on them. Scholarly discussions about geo-politics and who is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ rarely get anyone anywhere since they often devolve to nothing more than flagrant shit-posting. So I tend to excuse myself from such interactions for obvious reasons.

          • Jake321

            However, weapons comparisons and relative resolve do tend to say how a war will go which is all it is about anyway, I think. But seriously, if you have a scholarly bent, it really would be helpful to many around here to know what weapons Israel has.

          • Arch Bungle

            What we do know for a fact, based on the lat 30 years or more of observation, is that Israel’s weapons are of minor advantage against Hizbollah and groups such as the Houthi. So much so that in a full scale fight tonthe death with Hezbollah, Israel will certainly not prevail. More than weapons, the geostrategic situation of Israel and Irannwill determine the final outcome. Israel’s position is precarious to say the least.

        • BlueInGreen

          My apologies again, but I have to further add to my original post so I will do so in this post.

          It does indeed seem that the missile used was the Highly precise Fateh-313 and not the Zolfaghar, talked to some of my friends more familiar with the matter about it and they had said it was the 313 and not the Zolfaghar. The Fateh-313 is a substantial upgrade over the original Fateh-110s. It sports a new advanced carbon fiber body, with a lighter warhead and advanced guidance which allow for surgical level of precision.

          Just an asside: The Zolfaghar is bigger and longer iteration of the Fateh sporting the most advanced guidance systems, longer body, and a MaRV warhead (Maneuverable Re-entry Vehicle) with a 1,000lb HE.

      • Jake321

        That’s nice. But do note that if they were ever as stupid and and suicidal as folk around here and use those missiles against Israel, Israel could respond with its accurate missiles, just one of which has way more destructive power than all those wonderful Iranian missiles combined plus all its other weapons and all the weapons of all its lap puppies. Oh, and that would be for just one of its typical couple of hundred mostly thermonuclear missiles or bombs. Now as you know, Israel does have ICBM’s since it does have the right war heads for them of the MRV type. Just one of those missiles would put quite the dent in Islamist Iran’s ability to cause more trouble for Israel or anyone else. You need to put Islamist Iran’s supposed prowess in perspective.

        • BlueInGreen

          With all due respect, this post was focussing on Iran’s current and expanding missile technology. I’m not here to argue about who has the bigger willy. Iran has for now made the choice not to pursue a nuclear weapon, but given the recent events that went down that may change. You put way to much credence in the American/Israel camp ability to stop Iran’s push for a nuclear weapon if they so choose to do so, such blind faith is not healthy.

          Iran is certainly going in a direction that will allow for bigger more advanced missiles sporting larger warheads in the future. This much is certain given just how effective and reliable Iran’s current Fateh line up has matured into.

          Also an MRV capability isn’t all that special, Iranian missiles also sport MaRVed capabilities. The Zolfaghar has this as well as the new Qiam-2 and other traditional Ballistic missiles.

          As I stated before: Iran’s current Ballistic Missile development program doesn’t have any immediate plans to development an ICMB class Missile. To necessitate the creation of ICMBs you’d usually or almost exclusively need to have a sizable stock-pile of high-yield nuclear warheads to go on the ICMBs since regular RMX,HMX or even FAE based warhead wouldn’t make much sense, ICMBs are expensive, highly strategic weapons meant mainly for viable deterrence purposes. It would be super un-economical to put standard HE warheads onto an ICMB, so unless Iran is serious about making nukes we probable won’t see an Iranian ICBM anytime soon, or at least this is what I think is the case given the current information out there.

          This could change in the future though.

          • Jake321

            And if it does, it will be stopped cold before it has a deliverable nuke even if it involves the use of nukes Israel already has lots of. And you seem to know enough of the situation there to know this as well. That is the main reason Islamist Iran has NOT gone for building a deliverable nuke for now. Up to now, they have not been as stupid and suicidal as lots of folk around here want them to be. Oh, a MRV for a conventional missile may not be of much note. But it does make quite the difference for a nuke ICBM. For the sake of the Iranian People I hope the Murdering Mullahs remain smart and don’t become suicidal or don’t test their luck against Israel’s resolve.

          • BlueInGreen

            Agree to disagree, that’s all I have to say on this matter.

            I’ve taken a cursory look at your 45,000 or so posts and see you’re firmly in the American/Israeli camp. You and I talking further about such things will only devolve into senseless banter, so I’m going to stop our dialogue early. Don’t want to deal with it to be sincere with you. If you’re willing to act cordial and with respect to civil dialogue then I will commune with you but I don’t want to deal with any jingoistic overtones or military chest thumping. I view it as childish banter not fit for discussion.

            Again: You put way to much credence in the American/Israel camp ability to stop Iran’s push for a nuclear weapon if they so choose to do so, such blind faith is not healthy

          • Jake321

            What would be most unhealthy for the Iranian People is for Islamist Iran to press its luck against Israel’s resolve in any existential conflict. You make interesting and detailed presentations about Iranian weapons, implying by this how wonderfully powerful Iran is. How about doing the same for Israel and making a comparison? That is what matters in this situation, even without considering the US.

          • BlueInGreen

            On the subject matter pertaining to Israeli military capabilities my knowledge is only slightly more than surface level, I know a decent amount but not enough to give a thorough comment that contains a ‘professional’ level of military analysis so to speak, I won’t mince my words here out of respect to the topic at hand. But I will give a crack at it for the sake of fairness.

            You make interesting and detailed presentations about Iranian weapons, implying by this how wonderfully powerful Iran is./blockquote> — To be fair that is your own implications derived from what I said that jive with your own perspective on the issue. My intent was to lay bare the advancements in Iranian missile tech for all to see and take in from an objective stand-point. Essentially one can make of it what they will but the reality that must be accepted (it would be folly not to) is that Iran’s missile technology, production as well as military applications can no longer be dismissed. From a pure military stance this sort of technology, that is in indigenous, has to be taken into account by anyone who is viewing such subjects intellectually or scholarly.

            How about doing the same for Israel and making a comparison?/blockquote> World renowned Israeli missile analysis Uzi Rubin has stated on multiple occasions that Iran’s approach to dealing with enemy assets is an elegant one that Israel itself should be keen in adopting possibly in the future down the road. But the current world military meta regarding use of kinetic force to deal with military objectives is through the extensive use of jet-aircraft and other weaponized aerial platforms. In this regard, Israel ranks as one of the worlds best along with the United States in terms of its implementation. The F-16I, F-35 ADIR and F-15, the lintany of Israeli armed Drones all of which have been retrofitted with Israeli made technology such as the lightning POD are reliable as well as viable military platforms in order to conduct symmetrical operations from a conventional perspective. Furthermore, Israel’s use of such weaponry is so effective since it has access to world class technology that is unmitigated, as well intimate cooperation with U.S. armed forces supplemented by a healthy dose of U.S. investment that allows for Israel to produce very high-tech weapons. For example there is a now captured Israeli Davids Sling missile that was downed in Syria or Lebanon, possibly even Gaza (not too sure about where it landed). The pictures of the inside of the missile tell a very interesting story. To anyone with any appreciable level of knowledge about the technology that goes inside missiles, Israel’s David Sling is a good-example of what the word ‘advanced’ encompasses. The missile itself is quite small yet is sports an impressive array of sensors that only comes with the miniaturization of technology, a capability only the top-rung of humanity has access to. For example infrared sensors, EO (electronic optical sensors), radar homing are all rather big systems physically but the Israeli made missile manages to fit that sort of technology into a small form factor indicating a high-level of technology. Bow that missile is just for defense purposes, but that same miniaturization carries over into Israel’s offensive arsenal as well. Israel is able to strike targets in Syria due to two things, first foremost Israel is using the U.S. footprint in Al-Tanf to conduct strike operations against military targets, essentially using the Americans as a shield since no air-craft will willingly go near the Americans and risk a conflagration, at least for now. Israel also uses Lebanese Airspace to conduct their missions. The weapons Israel uses are small form factor, small diameter glide bombs and cruise missiles such as the Delilah. They fire them from a stand-off position and fly back to base. Using Israel’s satellite network to find and identify targets and take them out. It’s rather straight forward.

          • Jake321

            That’s a good first cut. But above all else, if need be, Israel has an extensive, modern, advanced nuclear triad of land, air and sea based nuclear missiles, most of which are thermonuclear. It even has a second strike nuclear capability which includes nuclear armed subs in the seas near Iran. And it has MRV ICBM’s that can reach most anyplace in the world. But these are only for deterrence and use in an existential situation. You did a good initial job in indicating their capabilities with conventional weapons which often are a wee bit more than conventional. I truly hope for the sake mostly of the Iranian People that the two countries’ relative weapons capabilities are never demonstrated.

          • BlueInGreen

            This post is bit messy, my apologies.

            Iran, juxtaposed to Israel, had to develop its own missile program primarily due to the sanctions and weapons embargo effective blocking Iran from obtaining an equal conventional arsenal of jets in order to complete its own military objectives. Iran’s missile arsenal has come a long way but also has Israel’s and America’s. Everyone of the belligerents is advancing their own technology, of this there is no doubt.

            Iran in comparison to Israel, from a pure conventional view-point, is simple outgunned when it comes down to brass tax. Israel sports the most capable air-force in the region outside of the various U.S. air-wings deployed due both in part to Israel’s own indigenous development in weapons platforms as well as expertise in the implementation of said weapons.

            While Israel using long range stand off munitions fired from Jets primarily although Israel is starting to use Ground-to-Ground missile systems as well. Iran decided to develop intensely its own missile program. The Fateh series is derived from extensive modifications on the ZelZal that maturated into the Fateh-110 and the general evolution goes like this. Fateh-110>Fateh 313>Zolfaghar>Dezful. The other variants are just modifications made to the Fateh platform that are meant to be used for specific missions.

            Both Iran and Israel can now hit their enemies from a stand-off position with great accuracy, so in this respect they have similar operational capabilities. Israel has its own ballistic missiles but they are meant for Nuclear payloads, not conventional payloads like the ones Iran uses.
            Furthermore Irans Fateh’s have a bigger conventional payload since the Fateh sport 450kg~1,000lb HE warheads but that’s neither here nor there.
            I’m assuming you want me to give my own opinion on how a military conflagration between Iran and Israel is gonna look like? For me to even begin to address such a question I will need to inform you that, from my point of view having studied military matters for quite some time, Israel won’t be keen on using nukes right off the bat since officially Iran doesn’t have nukes and Israel nuking a none-nuclear nation in a conventional war just because it can doesn’t make any sense. If Israel nukes Iran, Israel will look like the bad guy here no matter how much the U.S. tries to protect them. Needless this will spur Iran to develop its own nuclear deterrence without a shadow of a doubt if it hasn’t already decided to do so in secret already.

            So barring that, I will say rather bluntly, Israel and Iran will more or less be lobbing missiles at each other for the most part (not all that interesting I know). Iran doesn’t have the ground-force or air-cover to invade Israel and Israel doesn’t the man-power or want to invade Iran so the only viable option left is for both nations to fire off missiles at one-another and destroy what objectives they deem worth destroying.

            You won’t like this but unless the U.S. gets involved to intervene on Israel’s behalf, Iran and its allies have the means to hurt Israel quite substantially. Hamas, Hezbollah, IRGC Missile Forces and the various other Iranian allied factions will be working in tandem to fire off large volleys of missile that will overwhelm Israel missile defense systems in the early stages of the conflict. We know that Hezbollah alone, at the expanse of the Lebanese state, can bog down the entire Israeli military due to how entrenched, well armed and experience Hezbollah is. But when multiple factions are raining down missiles on your airports, sea-ports, power plants, Oil rigs, economic zones and Nuclear plants (Dimona). You will feel the pain.

            Israel on the other hand will be engaged in taking out whatever Nuclear facilities they can reach, namely the Bushrer facility as well as massively expanding its airstrike on targets in Syria and Iraq. If Iran takes too many losses and leaves Syria then it’s an Israeli win, plus several Iranian nuclear facilities are out of commission for some time. If Iran manages to weather Israel’s areal bombardment whilst destroying military objectives in Israel forcing a U.N. cease-fire then Iran and allies can claim they won. But it sort of comes down to a numbers game of sorts.

          • Jake321

            As I indicated, if at any point Israel reads any Islamist Iranian attack or one by its proxies as existential, its long standing military policy is to use ALL the weapons it has for its survival. Just one item you mentioned would likely spell the end of Iran as a functioning modern country, a serious attack on Dimona. There is no question that that would be met with a nuclear response. And to rely on public opinion to forestall an Israeli nuclear response in an existential situation is an extremely dangerous pipe dream. As Golder said, a bad press is better than a good obituary. Oh, and again, it is Israel’s basic national policy that Islamist Iran having a deliverable nuclear weapon is an existential threat that will not be allowed, whatever it takes to prevent it. Also note that in the past the US has often constrained Israel just when it had the edge to a more total victory. Don’t expect that from Trump or even Biden.

          • BlueInGreen

            What’s fair is fair I suppose.

            But again I doubt Israel’s ability to “take out” Iran’s civilian nuclear infrastructure. I come from the school of thought that if Israel was going to take care of it they would have done so already lending some credence to the argument that Israel lacks sufficient means to severely hamper Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. The year is now 2020 and Iran is stronger militarily than ever before, moreover it’s most sensitive sites are secured by world-class air-defense systems (these systems are growing in number and deployment), all of this on top the fact that Iran’s nuclear infrastructure is both underground and dispersed throughout the nation. I can’t being to tell you how innately difficult it is too ‘take out’ such things, no matter how many times you say it. But this is where we will have to agree to disagree, I’ll leave it at that.

            I told this to Iron Zion not too long ago to which he even agreed with, I said “to go after Iran in Syria is one thing, but to After Iran in Iran is a completely different thing”.

          • Jake321

            I truly hope for the sake of the Iranian People, as I said many times before, they do not test Israel’s resolve. Note that a seriously disrupted nuclear program can’t produce a deliverable nuclear weapon. The whole program does not have to be destroyed. And again, Islamist Iran with a deliverable nuclear weapon has long been at the top of the list of Israel’s existential threats that must be counted regardless of the weapons used or cost. I doubt Israel will use nukes initially. But in a war, Iran will surely do something which pushes Israel over the edge into using at least tactical nukes. But then again, who knows what else Israel has in its advanced technological weapons bag that might be as effective. In an all out war, Israel will suffer, maybe greatly, but Iran and it’s proxies maybe beyond suffering. Oh, do note that for the foreseeable future, the US will be backing Israel on a level beyond anything before, given that it will likely be Trump or Biden.

          • BlueInGreen

            We will see I guess, not much else can be said on the matter outside of us just repeating our stances ad nauseam.

          • Arch Bungle

            Nobody has the capability to stop Iran from producing a nuclear weapon at this point in time. Their missile technology is already space and reentry capable. They have mastered the nuclear fuel cycle. Their long range missiles are sheltered beneath mountains in kilometers of tunnels.
            They are a week away from a nuclear detonation and should be able to concurrently arm a delivery missile at same the time a test is successful. The method for dping this is quite simple, well within their capabilities.
            Even shitty little regimes like Israel and Pakistan can produce nuclear weapons, what makes you think an advanced state like Iran cannot?

        • Arch Bungle

          You’re deluded. Israel only has three key cities which need to be destroyed to end it as a state. Iran has all the firepower required to level those cities and end the zionist state permanently. Should it choose to exercise that option one day, none of Israel’s american supplied weapons will help.

  • Raptar Driver

    Of course the government lied about the casualties .
    I knew straight away, you know how?
    Because they opened their mouths and spoke.
    The only people who believe proven liars are self delusional folks and liars.

  • Jake321

    Still a really cheap cost for Islamist Iran’s top general and half a dozen of his top military buddies. But why do the fools around here pine for the destruction of Iran? They should be really happy Trump took his winnings and ended this…for now.

  • Damien C

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  • Assad must stay

    lmao why are they saying all this now? are they hoping we forgot trump said there were no injuries?

    • Jake321

      Trump always lies. But regardless, the US sure got the best of this deal. And the Iranian People should be very happy he didn’t do what he promised.

      • RichardD

        You’re a Zionist shill spamming these these threads with stupidity. The US got their a– kicked after their cowardly assassination. And then Trump backed down because he knew that escalation would have been a disaster.

        • Luke Hemmming

          Exactly!

        • cechas vodobenikov

          Jackie is best ignored—she lies worse than trump

          • Jake321

            Always viewing the world through the bottom of a Vodka ration bottle does distort your view of the world and others, Igor.

        • Jake321

          Maybe. But Islamist Iran got its very top general and a half dozen other top military officers quite dead. Quite the deal in favor of the US. Oh, and cost Israel nothing for its info on that Islamist SOB that helped get him blown away. And yes, Trump lied about what he would do and it did avoid a disaster, an historic disaster for the Iranian People. Why you fools around here seem angry that tens of thousands of Iranians weren’t killed is sick. Be happy only a couple of hundred Iranians died this time at the hands of other Iranians. If the US and Israel joined in it would likely be a thousand times worse.

          • RichardD

            Exposing US military obsolescence and inferiority was a much bigger loss for the US and Israel than Iran’s loss of replaceable military personnel.

          • Jake321

            Sour grapes, spoken like a sore loser.

          • RichardD

            You’re a truth hater.

  • Bobby Twoshoes

    How exactly do you tell an American with brain damage apart from your typical everyday American? I suspect the number was higher and they just didn’t count the others because their brain damage hasn’t changed their mental capacity at all.

    • Jake321

      How do you tell which splatter on the ground and walls is Islamist Iran’s top general and which is one of the half dozen other top Islamist military officers? But yes, their mental capacity was changed a wee bit.

  • AJ

    Poor dears maybe they need some counselling & respite!

  • <>

    For every injured American, the IAF should send back to Iran 10 dead IRGC. Can’t wait till we expel Bibi, Gantz can and will give the army a greenlight. Wait your time.

    • AJ

      Getting rid of Bibi will be harder than you think hes a shrewd political operator

      • <>

        Just a matter of time, then we can see all of you crying about the IDF. We will clean our borders with their blood, and anyone else that supports them.

        • RichardD

          I guess you missed Iran kicking US a– in Iraq. The same thing will be done to the IDF on an as needed basis.

    • Kananda

      ypur bibi will enjoy the prison kitchen :DD

      • <>

        Yes he will, I don’t care about him. Israel has been sold for 10 years, to Bibi and his corrupted friends. We end it at March, and by ending Bibi’s regime then Hamas will also be destroyed. They have no where to run, Gazans can join us or die with the terrorists.

        • Jake321

          Well, they could take boats to Europe.

          • <>

            True man, the guys here have no idea who is Gantz. They think the IDF is weak, but when the operation starts in Gaza and we send everyday hundreds of terrorists to meet their God, they won’t laugh I promise you.

          • Jake321

            But they will cry a lot and sound like little babies whining “It’s not fair. It’s not fair. Boohoo!”

          • <>

            The only thing they could do is to beg for a ceasefire, but Gantz is not Bibi. Wait Jake, the best is yet to come after the elections my friend.

          • Jake321

            Nor is Trump Obama (even though I hate Trump). Anyway, why the US has stopped Israel in the past from finishing a war to a WW2 type victory never made any sense to me.

          • <>

            The Arabs usually put pressure on the U.S to force us to stop, same in 2006. Trump however, is a strong president that doesn’t back down to the Arab’s money nor oil. Too bad for them, Gantz doesn’t back down either, they will have many bodies to count in their hospitals if we go all in. Mercy time is over mate.

          • Jake321

            Well, the Soviets also put pressure on. So the change in leadership in Israel, the US, Russia and even the Arab Sunni world makes this a very different situation from ever in the past.

          • <>

            Yeah, Hamas doesn’t have the support they used to have from the Arab League, now it’s only from Iran. Even Egypt is woking with us againt them and ISIS in Sinai, times have changed indeed.

          • RichardD

            Israel is in the weakest military position it’s been since you almost lost in 73. And Iran and the Arabs are stronger than they’ve ever been.

            I wouldn’t count on the Egyptians selling out the Palestinians.

  • World_Eye

    “We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.” Well according to these Pentagon guys first they dont know the meaning of the word CASUALTY. It doesn’t necessarily means dead soldiers, it means a person killed or injured in a war or accident that what it means, and if 34 soldiers were hurt in the attack means that the US suffered 34 casualties in the incident.

    • Jens Holm

      Yes. Thats how it is.

      They are wounded. Some just as a broken arm and some will might remain damaged all thir lives.

      And You as too often will use those 34 as one of Your biggest victories for years and if possible put them in Your playboy Magazine for 2020 even all might have recovered next week.

    • Jake321

      So what? The US got the better of this deal by a long shot. And the Iranian People should be very happy that Trump does bluster.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    in 20 years classified docs will reveal that 20-80 US soldiers were killed…US media omits anything and everything demanded by the CIA

    • Kananda

      don´t dream

    • Jake321

      Anything is possible. But the reality is Islamist Iran’s top general and a half dozen of his top military buddies were blown away. You have some more deals like this to make with the US?

  • Those hurt with concussions likely owe the fact to the nature of the shelters where they went after being warned,

    Iran was clearly not targeting them.

  • Rhodium 10

    No photos of Erbil base..surely many Helicopters destroyed!..by the way 3 days after the attacks 2 soldiers die in a military base in Germany(Spangdahlem) and 2 more in Afganistan….

    • Jake321

      And a couple of weeks ago Islamist Iran’s top general and half a dozen of his top military buddies are blown away. Do try to keep up.