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2020-01-24 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
#IRGC-Affiliated Strategist Abbasi: 'Every Navy Patrol... Should Catch 10-20 #Americans' For Ransom -- To Solve Our Economic Problems
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Posted by Fred 2020-01-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [265 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 52 Pick Up. Add this joker to the deck.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-24 02:03||   2020-01-24 02:03|| Front Page Top

#2  the way to solve Iran's economic problems is to capture one American per week and thus "raise" $50 billion per year.

I'm not saying your math is wrong, but one thing you've left out of the equation is Donald Trump, President of the United States. People slag him for his 'lack of political experience', but over his career, he has dealt with real estate developers, contractors, inspectors, unions, New York legislators, mafias, Hollywood and miscellaneous villains, thieves and scoundrels. Do you really think he can't negotiate with a bunch of Persian rug merchants?

Back when y'all seized the American embassy in '79, Jimmy Carter (ptui) publicly stated that getting our people back was the Most Important Thing and we would do anything. Even I saw this was a bad negotiating posture.

I hate to sound all jingoistic, but Trump just waxed one of your main guys because you killed an American. Do you really think if you started taking hostages that he would hesitate to up the ante way past where you could stay in the game? Some nice power plants and refineries ya got there! Be a shame if anything happened to them.
Posted by SteveS 2020-01-24 03:17||   2020-01-24 03:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Hillary lost the election.
IRGC is politically ignorant that Trump is not Obama or Hillary.
No more air deliveries of pallets of cash to free hostages.
No more attacks on embassies like in Benghazi or in the green zone without a quick and decisive response (Allah rest Soleimani's "sole").
John Kerry's coaching "you have to wait him (Trump) out hasn't quite gotten through to the lower ranks yet.
Posted by boomerc 2020-01-24 03:55||   2020-01-24 03:55|| Front Page Top

#4 they should ask the descendants of the Barbary pirates how well that worked out for them

there's even part of a song written about it
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-01-24 07:13||   2020-01-24 07:13|| Front Page Top

#5 If you ask nicely, there's at least one internationally known business tycoon who would be glad to review your business plan and offer constructive criticism.
Posted by Mercutio 2020-01-24 07:24||   2020-01-24 07:24|| Front Page Top

#6 Do you really think he can't negotiate with a bunch of Persian rug merchants?

Almost spilled my java, best hoot of the morning.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-01-24 08:32||   2020-01-24 08:32|| Front Page Top

#7 You want your military and infrastructure to get dusted?

'Cuz this is how you get it dusted.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-01-24 09:24||   2020-01-24 09:24|| Front Page Top

#8 Classic freshman logic inductive thinking.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-01-24 15:39||   2020-01-24 15:39|| Front Page Top

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