Do we wake up to war tomorrow?

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Five rockets landed in Baghdad's "green zone" earlier in the day, where the US Embassy and various Iraqi government buildings are located, Iraqi sources said.

Three rockets have struck the US embassy in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, with one hitting its restaurant, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday citing AFP.

Iraq's Al Sumaria TV reported, citing a security source, that there were several casualties resulting from the attack and that helicopters were working to evacuate those inside the embassy and on its territory.

US aircraft were spotted flying over the scene and then landing inside the embassy compound, the agency added.

Baghdad's "green zone", where the US embassy is currently located, has recently been the target of several attacks. The latest one occurred just earlier in the day when three Katyusha rockets fell near the American embassy, Al Sumaria TV reported, with no casualties confirmed so far.

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ggersh's picture

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“Awesome! I always wondered what it was like to live during the times of the Civil War, Spanish Flu, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, & the Dust Bowl. Not all at once mind you, but ya know, ‘beggars/choosers” and all.”

They were short range. Probably from Shia militias.
So we'll do what we're best at. Bomb Iraq

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@gjohnsit so since when does that matter?

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“Awesome! I always wondered what it was like to live during the times of the Civil War, Spanish Flu, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, & the Dust Bowl. Not all at once mind you, but ya know, ‘beggars/choosers” and all.”

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@ggersh

They weren't Iranian rockets. That means it's Iran's fault. It wasn't Russia that phished the DNC. That means it's Russia's fault. It wasn't Iraq that attacked on 9/11. That means it's Iraq's fault.

The logic escapes me. I must be dense.

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snoopydawg's picture

"Iranian backed..." blah blah blah....

One hurt is all I've heard. Here's an idea. Bring the troops home.

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"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests, in this case, are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people,"

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@snoopydawg @snoopydawg then they'd have to build up ameriKa are you friggin nuts?Pardon

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“Awesome! I always wondered what it was like to live during the times of the Civil War, Spanish Flu, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, & the Dust Bowl. Not all at once mind you, but ya know, ‘beggars/choosers” and all.”

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@snoopydawg

Bring American troops home and leave our oil in Iraq's oil wells? Sheer insanity!

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"possibly" and "more than likely".

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The Liberal Moonbat's picture

...we should be safe.

As others have noted before, the American war machine has reliably proved itself a textbook bully for at least 40 years, only attacking those who can't do it any serious harm.

I cannot fathom how Obama was able to dissuade them, even temporarily and without any successor-proofing, from developing nukes (granted, it was probably the Sultan of Oman who'd have worked any magic tricks - he picked a hell of a time to go out, why has nobody here talked about him? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qaboos_bin_Said). By this point, if I were a head of state, I'd want my own WMDs even if I were...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyweXvVT53s.

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat amazing how good the propaganda machines are*DIABLO*

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@The Liberal Moonbat

I cannot fathom how Obama was able to dissuade them, even temporarily and without any successor-proofing, from developing nukes

Iran has stated many times that they have no interest in building nukes. Just because twit Bibi has been saying for decades that "Iran is this close to building a nuke" doesn't mean that they are. Bibi has saying that for 3 decades IIRC. The plan for war with Iran has been in effect since 1979 when they took their country back after we installed the Shah.

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"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests, in this case, are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people,"

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@snoopydawg I find it easy to believe they would be, not because of any opposing politician's predictable wolf-crying but because, given America's track record, I find it hard to believe anyone wouldn't want them.

earthling1's input is very interesting, though.

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat
nuclear weapons as "haram", or against Allah, iirc.
Something about killing innocents indescriminately.
As long as Iran remains a theocracy, it will never have nuclear weapons.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.

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the war in Iraq never ended.
We can't wake up to a war that never ended.
We just wake up to war.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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@Pricknick ya know declared by tRumpolini cuz clowngress
just doesn't have the baitzim too

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We are at war since 9/11 2001. You missed that? I want the pills you take. Are they good for an overdose? I wanna sleep as tight as you are.

Just joking. No offense. If there is nothing to laugh about, you just have to invent something laughable.

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Wally's picture

I really don't know what to make of this other than I'm afraid of what Trump is making out of it.

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@Wally @mimi for much longer than 911, think 11/23/63 would be a better starting point, but hey my drugs got me to 1/20 so I won't be quitting them anytime soon

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“Awesome! I always wondered what it was like to live during the times of the Civil War, Spanish Flu, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, & the Dust Bowl. Not all at once mind you, but ya know, ‘beggars/choosers” and all.”

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@ggersh
What comes after Trump, if he is America's last President? I don't want to steal your drugs. I got prescribed a bundle, but I never take them. That's the way I stay healthy. Smile

I am just babbling nonsense. No need to take me serious. NOthing to see here, move on.

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@mimi as for tRumpolini he makes a greatest deal ever to tear down Mt.Rushmore so he could put his mug along w/entire family on it.

Actually we go the way of the 3rd Reich, so as the 3rd Reich didn't last a 1000 years the 4th Reich will endure the same outcome, albeit hopefully in a more peaceful way, along with a much less lasting time frame

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“Awesome! I always wondered what it was like to live during the times of the Civil War, Spanish Flu, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, & the Dust Bowl. Not all at once mind you, but ya know, ‘beggars/choosers” and all.”

@Wally At one level, a re-esculation of war depends on how far the media wants to push it. If they push it hard, then expect a major reaction maybe akin to a re-invasion of Iraq or just directly going to war with Iran.

Given the recent anti-occupation marches, the shit will once again hit the fan.

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wendy davis's picture

iranian press has nothin'.

so i'd advise: Ask Bibi. (not altogether snark)

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