Smitty-48 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:38 am
I mean, case in point, killing Soleimani is classically Nixonian.
This is like bombing Cambodia. 5th Generation Warfare version.
Soleimani is a 5th Generation warfighter, hyper powered individual, Quds Force supersoldier
The Democrats wouldn't strike. Soleimani, despite being an arch nemesis, was out of bounds : in Cambodia
The Nixonian playbook is to demonstrate that the gloves will come off, America's hands will not be tied.
It's hard to overstate how important Soleimani was to Tehran, this was not an ordinary General.
This was like assassinating Vo Nguyen Giap in Cambodia, that's the sort of influence he had in the theater.
Yes, they will retaliate, but their best asset to have orchestrated such operations, was Soleimani
Most counter leadership operations are meaningless, but in this case, Soleimani is not replaceable.
Now, if you don't want to fight wars with Iran, this was not for you, because this was indeed an escalation
If you however recognize that you're going to be fighting them anyways, this was a dagger to their neck
The Quds Force under Soleimani was arguably America's most formidable opponent.
Al Qeada, Daesh, Taliban, these are the amatuers. The Quds Force professionalized terrorism