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2020-01-07 Iraq
BREAKING - Iraq Under Missile Attack From Iran
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Posted by Raj 2020-01-07 18:30|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6583 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 Take out Iran's nuclear facilities. 3, 2, 1...
Posted by Lex 2020-01-07 18:46||   2020-01-07 18:46|| Front Page Top

#2 let's just see how long our response time is. Bet it's not long. Time to see whose dick is bigger in this situation.
Posted by Chris 2020-01-07 18:49||   2020-01-07 18:49|| Front Page Top

#3 From within Iran. Time to bounce a shiite load of rubble
Posted by Rex Mundi 2020-01-07 18:49||   2020-01-07 18:49|| Front Page Top

#4 Gee, I wonder why those B-52's were deployed to Diego Garcia?
Posted by Raj 2020-01-07 18:55||   2020-01-07 18:55|| Front Page Top

#5 Always come to the 'Burg to see whats happening with these attacks. Thanks
Posted by Jan 2020-01-07 18:55||   2020-01-07 18:55|| Front Page Top

#6 raj, just normal routine
Posted by Chris 2020-01-07 18:59||   2020-01-07 18:59|| Front Page Top

#7 I've seen reports at least 20 Americans killed. Trump will have to respond.
Posted by Glenmore 2020-01-07 19:04||   2020-01-07 19:04|| Front Page Top

#8 post them glenmore
Posted by Chris 2020-01-07 19:09||   2020-01-07 19:09|| Front Page Top

#9 ballistic missiles have been fired from inside Iran at multiple U.S. military facilities inside Iraq.

That's interesting. No deniability there. I would have expected action from one of their proxies.
Posted by SteveS 2020-01-07 19:12||   2020-01-07 19:12|| Front Page Top

#10 Pick 4 Iranian cities. Do the Dresden thing. Moab the ayatollah. Oh and sink anything with an iranian flag. Good start. Maybe napalm the Iranian Embassy in New York.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-01-07 19:13||   2020-01-07 19:13|| Front Page Top

#11 Go for the Nukes and take out the Quds leadership.

52 Pick Up.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-07 19:14||   2020-01-07 19:14|| Front Page Top

#12 ...Iranian TV says they did it and have launched a second strike.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-01-07 19:17||   2020-01-07 19:17|| Front Page Top

#13 52 Pick Up. I see what you did there
Posted by Rex Mundi 2020-01-07 19:18||   2020-01-07 19:18|| Front Page Top

#14 Smite the fok out of 'em and be done with it.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-07 19:19||   2020-01-07 19:19|| Front Page Top

#15 Just checking in before starting articles for tomorrow and I saw this. Thank you for posting it for us, Raj.

Ladies and gentlemen of Rantburg, let’s keep all updates in this thread — we’ll start fresh with a new article at the midnight rollover that contains all your updates.

I’ve set this as today’s new headline, replacing what was there before — Fred’s latest update allows us to do that (thanks, Fred!). 3dc earlier sent me a link to a tweet tracking the large number of West-East American military flights in the last few days — C-somethings? Diego Garcia isn’t the only site ready to rumble, I think.

May God grant us victory speedily enough that we don’t have to break the enemy too badly.

Posted by trailing wife 2020-01-07 19:32||   2020-01-07 19:32|| Front Page Top

#16 I'm with Lex.
Posted by The peanut gallery 2020-01-07 19:35||   2020-01-07 19:35|| Front Page Top

#17 Bear in mind that most Iranians would actually prefer to get rid of the mullahs and are actually quite friendly towards Americans.

Target the mullahs, not the people. They don't want that war.
Posted by European Conservative 2020-01-07 19:37||   2020-01-07 19:37|| Front Page Top

#18 one report was from Erbil - 3 or 4 missiles targeted the base, several shot down, several just missed the base
Posted by lord garth 2020-01-07 19:39||   2020-01-07 19:39|| Front Page Top

#19 Thanks lord garth
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2020-01-07 19:41||   2020-01-07 19:41|| Front Page Top

#20 The Telegraph is liveblogging events here, started almost an hour ago.

  • Iran brands Britain America's 'partner in crime' over Soleimani death

  • US says attack planned by Soleimani was 'days' from happening

  • More than 60 people die after stampede at general's funeral

  • US sends B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia as tensions mount

There’s a nice map showing Iran and its proxies around the Middle East, giving the approximate number of fighters for each named group.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-01-07 19:43||   2020-01-07 19:43|| Front Page Top

#21 I think the first thing we hit is Iran's missile sites.

This is because Iran probably has dozens or more likely hundreds of launchables and it would be good to reduce this number. Unfortunately, the staffing of these bases is mostly regular soldiers not IRNG.

Everything else should
Posted by lord garth 2020-01-07 19:48||   2020-01-07 19:48|| Front Page Top

#22 Target the mullahs, not the people. They don't want that war.

Agreed, and I think we (our mil.) have considered that very well.
Posted by Raj 2020-01-07 19:48||   2020-01-07 19:48|| Front Page Top

#23 The nuke sites should be one the targets.
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2020-01-07 19:51||   2020-01-07 19:51|| Front Page Top

#24 Chris #8 - it was a Twitter capture and I can't find it again.
Posted by Glenmore 2020-01-07 19:54||   2020-01-07 19:54|| Front Page Top

#25 The nuke sites should be one the targets.

My completely uninformed opinion - that's what the B-52's are all about.
Posted by Raj 2020-01-07 19:59||   2020-01-07 19:59|| Front Page Top

#26 Civie here with two questions 1) describe these ballistic missiles, their capabilities, etc. 2) what's this "strategy" we must have now, this minute and when asked, which they themselves can't answer. I like Reagan's strategy "They lose, we win." Thanks Rantburg U.
Posted by Sherry 2020-01-07 19:59||   2020-01-07 19:59|| Front Page Top

#27 My thoughts on targeting, in priority order:

#1: Air defense radar sites
#2: Missile launch sites
#3: IRGC facilities and personnel
#4: Nuclear sites
#5: National command structure, incl. the mullahs

I suspect the next few days will get very, very interesting and lively.

The mullahs have clearly descended into Thrash Mode just like our resident idiots, the Democrats. Trump certainly has a talent for driving stupid people to do stupid things, doesn't he?
Posted by Dave D. 2020-01-07 20:00||   2020-01-07 20:00|| Front Page Top

#28  it was a Twitter capture and I can't find it again

Links if you have ‘em, guys — just paste in the comment box below your comment if you don’t know how to bury them in a link.

Comment either here or in Fred’s post — he did a twitter round up here. Raj keeps the headline though, because he was first. :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2020-01-07 20:01||   2020-01-07 20:01|| Front Page Top

#29 Did Trump say "52 targets" or "B-52 targets?"
Posted by Glenmore 2020-01-07 20:02||   2020-01-07 20:02|| Front Page Top

#30 I suspect #27 would be pretty accurate.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-07 20:03||   2020-01-07 20:03|| Front Page Top

#31 B-52 with missiles or very long range bombs, Only an idiot would fly above a nuke site full of AAA in B-52.

There isn't much to tell about ballistic missiles from Katyushas to 2500km range ones.
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2020-01-07 20:03||   2020-01-07 20:03|| Front Page Top

#32 Hearing that there are no casualties via Tucker.
Posted by Jan 2020-01-07 20:04||   2020-01-07 20:04|| Front Page Top

#33 I'm sure they are moving civilians to surround the missile launchers as we speak. They love human shields and Herb will support them
Posted by Frank G 2020-01-07 20:04||   2020-01-07 20:04|| Front Page Top

#34 Only an idiot would fly above a nuke site full of AAA in B-52.

JASSM-ER from the air, TLAM from the subs.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-07 20:07||   2020-01-07 20:07|| Front Page Top

#35 "Hearing that there are no casualties via Tucker."

I don't believe there are no causalities.
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2020-01-07 20:07||   2020-01-07 20:07|| Front Page Top

#36 "JASSM-ER from the air, TLAM from the subs."

Yes, i hope the USN his finally smart enough to do proper diligence.
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2020-01-07 20:09||   2020-01-07 20:09|| Front Page Top

#37 It just started.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-07 20:09||   2020-01-07 20:09|| Front Page Top

#38 
#1: Air defense radar sites
#2: Missile launch sites
#3: IRGC facilities and personnel
#4: Nuclear sites
#5: National command structure, incl. the mullahs


I'd take out the head of the snake third imo
Posted by bbrewer126  2020-01-07 20:13||   2020-01-07 20:13|| Front Page Top

#39 Yes, it's started.

Maybe, finally, after 40 years of kicking the can down the road, we're at last going to rid ourselves of this menace.

I hope.
Posted by Dave D. 2020-01-07 20:14||   2020-01-07 20:14|| Front Page Top

#40 I won't quibble with that, bbrewer; works for me.
Posted by Dave D. 2020-01-07 20:15||   2020-01-07 20:15|| Front Page Top

#41 Queue the Americans targeting hospitals,puppy mills and baby formula factories in 3...2..1..
Posted by bbrewer126  2020-01-07 20:16||   2020-01-07 20:16|| Front Page Top

#42 Ayatollahs will hide in a culturally sensitive mosque and it'll be a war crime if we bomb them. But then, war is a crime.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-01-07 20:26||   2020-01-07 20:26|| Front Page Top

#43 If no casualties we could let it slide and ask the Iraqis how they want to handle it.
Posted by gorb 2020-01-07 20:26||   2020-01-07 20:26|| Front Page Top

#44 Chance should not be lost.
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2020-01-07 20:28||   2020-01-07 20:28|| Front Page Top

#45 Target the mullahs, not the people.

= 52 Pick Up strategy. 1 down, 51 to go.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-07 20:30||   2020-01-07 20:30|| Front Page Top

#46 I don' give a shit if they are in their mosque. They been hiding behind that shit for to long. Who"s going too prosecute said war crime?
Posted by Chris 2020-01-07 20:32||   2020-01-07 20:32|| Front Page Top

#47 Hey look: B-52s incoming...



B-2s & F-35s sneak sneak sneak sneak.
Posted by The peanut gallery 2020-01-07 20:41||   2020-01-07 20:41|| Front Page Top

#48 They will have to hit the ADA sites and C&C sites first. Then they should hit the missile sites to defend the troops. All pretty standard. I would like to see them obliterate the Special forces bases. Turn them into glazed sand and then let that sink in with the rest of the military. The republican guard rank and file will not stay and fight. Also, any Iranian boat in the straights need to be gone. As far as the nuke sites go, we can send a god rod in on those and remove them without hurting the population. Just my recommendation..
Posted by 49 Pan 2020-01-07 20:58||   2020-01-07 20:58|| Front Page Top

#49 Target the mullahs, not the people.

Do what's necessary to neutralize the Iran threat to the West.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2020-01-07 21:05||   2020-01-07 21:05|| Front Page Top

#50 No mullahs, no threat
Posted by European Conservative 2020-01-07 21:08||   2020-01-07 21:08|| Front Page Top

#51 Certainly would be a shame if suddenly all the bank accounts in Iraq read zero - or some other random number. That'd crash their economy tout suite and no idea what random group of hackers did that ...
Posted by Chong Pelosi2860 2020-01-07 21:22||   2020-01-07 21:22|| Front Page Top

#52 Iran launched on Iraq. A nuanced response could be Trump asking Iraq - sorry about that damage. Would you like any assistance in your response? That way the response is in line with Iraq's request - not us going it alone. And frankly - they OUGHT to be pissed off at the Iranian's shooting at them. They fought a long war about that relatively recently.
Posted by Chong Pelosi2860 2020-01-07 21:25||   2020-01-07 21:25|| Front Page Top

#53 Fred’s been updating his post — it looks like Iran is as good at hitting empty fields as Hamas.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-01-07 21:32||   2020-01-07 21:32|| Front Page Top

#54 Is it possible that Iran planned not to actually hit anybody? That way they get to avoid all out war but can crow that they fought back against the Americans. They’ve already said that they won’t do anything else if we don’t respond. As much as I’d love to whip their asses, escalation gets risky. We already smoked their top guys. Deterrence established. We won and they know it.
Posted by Slash Jones1934 2020-01-07 21:36||   2020-01-07 21:36|| Front Page Top

#55 Dem prexidential candidates calling for prayers now. Hypocritical bastids always belittle people calling for prayers after a mass shooting...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-07 21:36||   2020-01-07 21:36|| Front Page Top

#56 Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
3m
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
Posted by Jan 2020-01-07 21:50||   2020-01-07 21:50|| Front Page Top

#57 I'm sort of disappointed with all the "internet tuff guys" on this thread. I expected more thoughtful replies. I think this may be over - thankfully. Iran took some pot shots to save face and are scared- and we know it. Lets hope things deescalate from here.
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2020-01-07 21:57||   2020-01-07 21:57|| Front Page Top

#58  "internet tuff guys"

On or off the web. These folks are just that Sammy.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-01-07 22:02||   2020-01-07 22:02|| Front Page Top

#59 Some of us heard / read '20 US servicemen dead' at first, so could you back off just a bit? Thanks.
Posted by Raj 2020-01-07 22:04||   2020-01-07 22:04|| Front Page Top

#60 "I think this may be over - thankfully. Iran took some pot shots to save face and are scared- and we know it. Lets hope things deescalate from here."

So back to mortars and bombs against USA forces?
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2020-01-07 22:10||   2020-01-07 22:10|| Front Page Top

#61 Saddam's people would do the same thing back in 1999-2000 to jets patrolling the Northern-Southern No fly zones. They'd jump out of the bunker and fire off a few AAA rounds after the patrol aircraft had already departed the AO. Looked good on paper.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-07 22:16||   2020-01-07 22:16|| Front Page Top

#62 "They attacked us, & we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!"

The Taliban bet on Bush's threats not being serious.
They won their bet and survived.

The Mullahs are betting on Trump's threats not being serious.

If the Mullahs win their bet what conclusions will Kim draw?
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2020-01-07 22:26||   2020-01-07 22:26|| Front Page Top

#63 #57 I'm sort of disappointed with all the "internet tuff guys" on this thread. I expected more thoughtful replies. I think this may be over - thankfully. Iran took some pot shots to save face and are scared- and we know it. Lets hope things de-escalate from here.

No one wants war here, Sam.

The question is whether they, as s.o. above reported, killed 20 of our people.

If yes, we strike back - 10x harder.
If no, we ignore their BS and de-escalate.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-07 22:27||   2020-01-07 22:27|| Front Page Top

#64 If there is de-escalation Trump will have done tremendous damage with his empty bluster.

In that case he really should have taken the opportunity to remain silent.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2020-01-07 22:31||   2020-01-07 22:31|| Front Page Top

#65 Trump's bluster is designed to create & spread fear uncertainty & doubt. He's f---ing with his enemies' minds. Поняла?
Posted by Lex 2020-01-07 22:41||   2020-01-07 22:41|| Front Page Top

#66 Twitter = bullshit.
No serious person pays attention to Twitter.

Trump uses Twitter to f--- with his enemies. Period. His tweets have zero to do with realities on the ground - or in the air.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-07 22:57||   2020-01-07 22:57|| Front Page Top

#67 BBC breaking a Ukrainian plane has gone down in Iran with 180 on board
Posted by bombay  2020-01-07 23:02||   2020-01-07 23:02|| Front Page Top

#68 Intel Crab:
Unconfirmed via Al Hadath: The downed Ukrainian aircraft outbound from #Tehran was accidentally shot down by Iranian AA units.
Posted by SteveS 2020-01-07 23:14||   2020-01-07 23:14|| Front Page Top

#69 Stupid f---s.

Spreading chaos mayhem and death everywhere they can.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-07 23:16||   2020-01-07 23:16|| Front Page Top

#70 Looks like Trump has them shooting at anything that moves.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-01-07 23:39||   2020-01-07 23:39|| Front Page Top

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22:49 trailing wife
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22:22 Rambler in Virginia
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