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US military did not even try to intercept Iranian missiles at bases in Iraq

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The American media publish remarkable information regarding the Iranian missile attack on military bases in the United States. Recall, it was previously reported that the Iranians informed the Iraqi authorities about preparations for an attack on American military facilities on Iraqi territory.


Now it became known that the US military received information about Iran’s preparations for a missile strike about 2,5 hours before its implementation. So, the following is being reported on CNN:

By 23:00 on January 7, most of the servicemen managed to leave the military base. The rest took refuge in bunkers.

The first missile fell on the territory of Al-Assad base at about 01:35 on January 8th.

At the same time, the American media does not answer the question of who specifically received information about impending missile attacks from the IRGC at military bases. Apparently, data of this nature could be transmitted to them by Iraqi colleagues.

In addition to the base of Al-Assad, the IRGC also attacked the base in Erbil.

Based on this information, it can be concluded that the US military did not even attempt to intercept Iranian missiles using the available air defense-missile defense systems. No activity of American air defense systems in Iraq at the time of the missile attack was recorded. Recall that earlier in the US there was information about the readiness to purchase the Iron Dome system from Israel and to cover their bases in the Middle East with them.
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  1. Gnefredov
    Gnefredov 12 January 2020 07: 49
    +3
    Strange world. Like in the “matrix”. Only worse.
    1. kjhg
      kjhg 12 January 2020 07: 55
      +16
      Quote: Gnefredov
      Strange world.

      The world is changing and war too. In the 21st century, the main arena of confrontation is the information front. We see that even attacks on the enemy are carried out in such a way as to cause a minimum of damage with a large information noise. And even with such blows the parties are reluctant. Everyone is trying to fight indirectly, through the so-called proxy forces. And economic wars and attacks on the enemy through sanctions have long become commonplace.
      What to do, Russia needs to adapt. Thank God, in recent years, the focus of confrontation from Russia has shifted south to the Middle East and Asia. Russia is simply obliged to take advantage of this respite. Unfortunately, in the economy this does not work out at all. The standard of living of the vast majority of citizens continues to decline with a huge increase in the welfare of a handful of billionaires.
      1. mavrus
        mavrus 12 January 2020 08: 24
        +21
        Unfortunately, in the economy this (everyone already knows) will fail.
        Even if there was no attempt to use the "Crimean Consensus" for a "breakthrough in the economy," it would be foolish to wait for an economic miracle "from a respite."
        But the bravura reports that our oligarchs, as a result of the "respite", became so many billions richer, the deputies added so many percent to their salaries, the bureaucrats drank so many percent of the budget, we, of course, will see and hear ...
        And also the "talking heads" from the screens will explain to us that the progressive tax is "not our method" ... we need to further develop preferential taxation for the super-rich, and find the "missing funds" in the pockets of ordinary citizens so that they do not have no chance to make it to a beggarly pension ...
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 12 January 2020 13: 23
          +1
          In general, an interesting situation.
          Direct contract match ... World show.
          But I must admit that he got out of the pit with manure into which Trump failed after the killing of an Iranian general with minimal losses (in manpower, finances and reputation)
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 12 January 2020 18: 24
            +1
            I think that the Americans should have tested their air defense systems in a combat situation ... And so it can be assumed that the NATO short-range and medium-range air defense systems are not so effective.
            About Trump, he was foolish with the assassination of Iranian generals. This political assassination is still backfired by the United States. hi
      2. Commissar77
        Commissar77 12 January 2020 08: 48
        -11
        After the Iranian authorities were forced to declare their responsibility for the crash of the Ukrainian plane, spontaneous mourning events took place in Iranian cities, which almost immediately turned into new protests. In fact, this is a continuation of the almost suppressed "petrol" protests, they are taking place in the same cities as before.

        The IRGC, which is the direct culprit in the tragedy, has undermined its position in the Iranian elite and looks largely demoralized. At least right now. The tragedy with the Ukrainian plane was superimposed by mass deaths at the Suleymani funeral, where at least 50 people died in a crush. More than 200 people sacrificed in just a few days, significantly changed the mood in Iranian society.

        Everyone is already discussing the plane, the death of Suleymani and otvetka went by the wayside.

        The Americans got out of the water almost dry, the general is dead, and Iran is in crisis, it is necessary to fight protests, otherwise the color revolution will knock on the door.
        1. Private-K
          Private-K 12 January 2020 09: 50
          +1
          Well, if I were an Iranian political PR, then I would declare all the dead martyrs, and Iran - the righteous victim. hi
          The Americans came out of the water almost dry

          Oh, is it? Their image, and hence their informal status "by definition," sank even more at once on two significant points:
          a) the Americans suffered a blow from a third-rate country and wore away;
          b) American air defense missile defense - der`mo.
          the general is dead

          If you look karyne cynically, then Iran (IRGC?) Got rid of an aggressive political hawk that had great weight and influence. Now you can behave less brutally.
          and Iran is in crisis

          There has been a crisis there for a long time, but for completely different reasons it was not connected with foreign policy. Already one factor of "youth overpopulation" is enough.
          1. Terenin
            Terenin 12 January 2020 10: 28
            +9
            Quote: Private-K
            Already one factor of "youth overpopulation" is enough.

            I would add - "and the lack of jobs for her employment"
          2. Captain45
            Captain45 12 January 2020 12: 13
            +3
            Quote: Private-K
            If you look karyne cynically, then Iran (IRGC?) Got rid of an aggressive political hawk that had great weight and influence. Now you can behave less brutally.

            Yesterday on the Iarex.ru website I read an article for Suleimani, where they write that the general created an oil trading structure bypassing the sanctions, controlled the flow of money from the Chinese for oil, in general, he became a very strong independent figure with money and connections. Naturally, this state of affairs did not suit the Ayatollah council, so the possibility is not excluded that a strong political figure was removed by the Americans, and then they agreed to shoot at empty bases to calm public opinion. As they say, the wolves are fed and the sheep are safe.
        2. Lelek
          Lelek 12 January 2020 11: 43
          -1
          Quote: Military Commissar77
          The Americans are almost dry out of the water, the general is dead, and Iran is in crisis

          hi
          They came out of the incident almost dry (IMHO) only because Iran deliberately leaked its blow - prevented a big "drum" on the BV.
        3. ccsr
          ccsr 12 January 2020 12: 25
          -3
          Quote: Military Commissar77
          The Americans are almost dry out of the water, the general is dead, and Iran is in crisis,

          Regarding "dryness", you are clearly wishful thinking - the reputation losses are even worse than with Kim, and given that Iran is launching its nuclear program, in five years (or earlier) it will come back to haunt the Americans and especially the Israelis in the form of their own nuclear weapons ...
          The dead general has become a martyr for all Shiites, and it is still unknown how this will affect the spirit and number of death row people - you misunderstand this too.
          As for the crisis, Iran has been in it for thirty years, and there is no use for it. But the fact that the Chinese have been buying oil from Iran has long been known to everyone, as well as the fact that they will not allow a reduction in the supply of the raw materials they need, which means that the United States will wipe off like the leader of the DPRK.
      3. Gnefredov
        Gnefredov 12 January 2020 08: 52
        +4
        Yes, I cannot disagree with you. Such an inspired was driving from Leningrad, there was an idea to publish his first article on VO. And here it is ... Okay, .. Hello to all the shipbuilders (and especially the submarine) from my old friend, combat admiral. Now I’m going to Novorossiysk, I’ll be back and having gathered my thoughts I’ll try to put them in order and tell you something. Fortunately, good news from St. Petersburg.
        1. kjhg
          kjhg 12 January 2020 09: 18
          +1
          Quote: Gnefredov
          Yes, I cannot disagree with you.

          It is your right.
          Quote: Gnefredov
          Such an inspired was driving from Leningrad, there was an idea to publish his first article on VO. And here is

          Are you so upset by my comment? I apologize. He didn’t say anything new. I wrote only what is already on the surface.
          Quote: Gnefredov
          Now I’m going to Novorossiysk, I’ll be back and having gathered my thoughts I’ll try to put them in order and tell you something.

          Will wait.
          1. Gnefredov
            Gnefredov 12 January 2020 09: 22
            +3
            I will try to live up to your expectations. The subfloor theme is not mine, but I was impressed ..
            Class.
    2. skif8013
      skif8013 12 January 2020 20: 43
      +1
      This is not a strange world, this is a negotiated agreement in all its glory. The only question is who participated in this and how? And then it seems that the death of the general was also planned not only by the Yankees. I hope ours did not participate in this troubled business, although the general flew out of Damascus, which casts a small shadow on us.
  2. bald
    bald 12 January 2020 07: 54
    -17
    The worst thing that this has done is that Islam will take revenge, it will kill everyone
    1. Cyrus
      Cyrus 12 January 2020 08: 25
      -3
      Islam will take revenge until they take it seriously, go overboard and ... "there is no such people that cannot be put in the Bastille."
      1. bald
        bald 12 January 2020 16: 37
        -1
        Islam is power, religion, holy - which must be respected, like other faiths. The states, accustomed to their impunity, stirred up this (sorry for the allegory) anthill. Even if the Qur'an forgives, Jihad will remain in groups. Only a dumb woman will not understand what they did with this murder of Suleimani. The states themselves have signed a sentence, even if they destroy Iran, and this is just oil on fire.
    2. Gnefredov
      Gnefredov 12 January 2020 09: 17
      +8
      I have a bunch of Tatars working. Great staff. What does Islam have to do with it?
      Follow the words, at least. If you follow your logic, then religion is such a "tin" that if not ours, then it all went.
      You don’t want to hear yourself from the outside?
  3. Boris55
    Boris55 12 January 2020 08: 00
    +1
    US military did not even try to intercept Iranian missiles at bases in Iraq

    They know better, they know their technique better. Better to miss than to be dishonored. laughing
    1. Cyrus
      Cyrus 12 January 2020 08: 23
      -9
      Are you sure that they would be dishonored?
      1. cost
        cost 12 January 2020 08: 31
        +3
        Greetings Boris hi
        “The IRGC used the latest high-precision ballistic missiles Fateh-313 and Qiyam to strike at the Ain al-Assad military base in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of the commander of the Al-Quds special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, General Qasem Suleimani. They have a flight range of 500 and 800 kilometers, respectively. The US air defense was unable to intercept any of the missiles launched from Iran at Ain al-Assad, because it does not have the appropriate technical means to intercept such ballistic missiles in this region, Tasnim emphasizes "It is noted that the Kiyam have a multiple warhead and are equipped with a system for creating active jamming for radars," Iranian agency Tasnim reported.
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 12 January 2020 10: 00
          +4
          So the shame of the United States on the Iraqi front is double :: the shame is not only that they were NOT detained (they were not shot down, they were not dropped, they were not sent to milk ...), but it is a shame that they are so outdated that they were simply not able to fulfill its function.
          And these Yankees are still embarrassed that they are ready to intercept all the missiles that are prepared for the United States in Russia (and they will be milder than the Iranian ones, Russia has a higher education in this matter!). Shame on vocational schools! laughing
        2. Evil Booth
          Evil Booth 12 January 2020 11: 24
          0
          NATO air defense has never been. your cap.
        3. borberd
          borberd 12 January 2020 14: 17
          +2
          The Americans did not have air defense there. So there was simply nothing to intercept.
      2. hydrox
        hydrox 12 January 2020 09: 54
        0
        So shame - this is the consequence of the pass.
        Therefore, they both missed and disgraced themselves, and already twice before the whole world, and the Saudis will remember this ALL REMAINING (they will also stand in line for S-400)!
      3. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 12 January 2020 10: 45
        +3
        Quote: Cyrus
        Are you sure that they would be dishonored?

        Not a fact of course. But if they have such a cool air defense, as they say about it, then shot down missiles would be the best advertisement. wink
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 12 January 2020 11: 51
          +2
          In addition to anti-advertising of their Patriot, the Yankees, unfortunately, did not receive anything - and I don’t even know: it was "got off easily", or "this is a disaster!"
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 12 January 2020 08: 25
      -1
      Earlier in the US, information appeared about the readiness to acquire the Iron Dome system from Israel and cover their bases in the Middle East with them.
      Почему нет? request
      Quote: Boris55
      US military did not even try to intercept Iranian missiles at bases in Iraq

      They know better, they know their technique better. Better to miss than to be dishonored. laughing
      Yes, you are right, but the opposite is also possible. They did not shoot down, because there was an agreement, there would not be much damage, and missile defense missiles are more expensive than Trash of residential containers, and even "ballistic" missiles. request
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 12 January 2020 09: 17
        +1
        It is possible that the Americans in this situation simply decided not to "shine" their capabilities.
        1. Lelek
          Lelek 12 January 2020 11: 54
          0
          Quote: bessmertniy
          It is possible that the Americans in this situation simply decided not to "shine" their capabilities.

          hi
          Yeah, they left their equipment in plain sight, hid themselves in bunkers, having received a warning about the strike 2 hours before, and the Iranians, knowing the exact location of the US air defense systems, hit the empty warehouse buildings with the aim of minimizing damage to the attacked. Situation is not talking about anything? bully
      2. NIKN
        NIKN 12 January 2020 09: 28
        +1
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        There will be little damage, and missile defense missiles are more expensive than Trash of residential containers, and even "ballistic" missiles.

        Well, as an option, with a strange retaliation "with a warning", it is not clear what they are up to. Open the air defense / missile defense of the base, and suddenly then the main blow will go with the suppression of the air defense / missile defense, and so they calculated the possible damage, removed the valuable ..., and then we'll see. Well, this is just a thought out loud. wink hi
      3. hydrox
        hydrox 12 January 2020 10: 11
        0
        I disagree: this is the very case when "a person is much more valuable than money!" - to do so in front of the whole world, it is necessary to try to achieve such a result!
        1. Aleksandr21
          Aleksandr21 12 January 2020 11: 12
          0
          Quote: hydrox
          I disagree: this is the very case when "a person is much more valuable than money!" - to do so in front of the whole world, it is necessary to try to achieve such a result!


          And how did the Americans "do it"? They removed the second most important person in Iran, violated another red line in international law, all the same, the elimination of such a figure is a global precedent. And Iran threatened to take revenge in every possible way, they hoisted the flag of revenge ... and took great revenge? The Americans were probably shocked by the stampede in Iran at the funeral and the fall of the Boeing (given that there were mostly Iranians and persons of Iranian origin with Canadian passports on the plane), so one can only sympathize with the Iranian population. Revenge is so revenge) but regarding the gesture, the blow to the American bases, they slapped the United States, but at the same time they were afraid to overdo it so that the fist would not come in response. But globally, nothing has changed .... if the Americans completely leave Iraq, then yes, it will be possible to talk about the victory of the Iranians, but regarding the complete withdrawal of the United States from the BV, Iran is beyond the power of Iran.
          1. hydrox
            hydrox 12 January 2020 11: 40
            0
            Normal managed!
            1. Iran rose from its knees (for the first time in 80 years, someone dared to attack the Yankees military bases!) And remained unpunished.
            2. The Yankees showed the world the inability to protect their drugs and US military equipment.
            3. The states got a political spit in the face as a state terrorist.
            4. The Persians have untied their hands on any responses to any US stock.
            5. The Persians will now come to grips with their "vigorous loaf" and this will once again spit in the face of the Americans.
            6. The second series of revenge for the general is ahead, no one took off the red flag of revenge.
            7. Ricochet will get Tabaki :: Israel will now think deeply several times whether it makes sense to threaten the Persians in the form of "tearing my mouth!" - the result may be the opposite.
            So I say - "broke the toilet!"
            1. Aleksandr21
              Aleksandr21 12 January 2020 12: 09
              +2
              Quote: hydrox
              Normal managed!
              1. Iran rose from its knees (for the first time in 80 years, someone dared to attack the Yankees military bases!) And remained unpunished.
              2. The Yankees showed the world the inability to protect their drugs and US military equipment.
              3. The states got a political spit in the face as a state terrorist.
              4. The Persians have untied their hands on any responses to any US stock.
              5. The Persians will now come to grips with their "vigorous loaf" and this will once again spit in the face of the Americans.
              6. The second series of revenge for the general is ahead, no one took off the red flag of revenge.
              7. Ricochet will get Tabaki :: Israel will now think deeply several times whether it makes sense to threaten the Persians in the form of "tearing my mouth!" - the result may be the opposite.
              So I say - "broke the toilet!"


              1. He got up from his knees loudly said. Since Iran is under sanctions and new slams, it is a matter of time. And in general, what is meant by this? They snapped yes, but none of the American troops was injured, and the intimidation was an attempt to save face. They didn’t go over the line, and it is unlikely that someone else from neighboring states will try to test the United States for strength, And about impunity, they did not hear about the new economic sanctions from Trump?

              2. I agree, but with all this, the medicine was not injured, and there was no attempt to somehow shut itself off from Iran’s missiles. There was no missile defense at the bases, the Americans were clearly not ready for such a move by Iran.

              3. The Americans will survive.

              4. The Persians are afraid to cross the red line, so they untied their hands too loudly. Just the Iranian leadership understands where to save face, and where their country is waiting for a full-fledged war.

              "UN, January 9. / TASS correspondent Maria Khrenova /. Iran has completed revenge for the murder of General Qasem Soleimani and will not take new military actions in the absence of aggression from the United States," Iranian Permanent Representative to the UN, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, said. when asked by TASS about Tehran's reaction to the speech of US President Donald Trump.

              "All our actions were proportional to the assassination of Qassem Soleimani. They are completed. If the US no longer takes military action against Iran, from our side, we will not take such actions either," he stressed.

              5. No one will allow Iran to do nuclear weapons. If the Iranians still try to do what they plan, then an international coalition led by the United States (NATO countries, Israel, etc.) will gather and strike at Iran. In the meantime, the Persians want to put at the negotiating table and solve this issue is not a force option.

              6. There will be no more such revenge, perhaps pro-Iranian groups and will trifle somewhere in the USA with life, but such an intimidation will not happen again. I do not believe in Iranian suicides :)

              7. I agree here.
              1. hydrox
                hydrox 12 January 2020 12: 59
                -1
                You have stated here a simplified-liberoid point of view.
                In political relations, the state does not even have close relations that you would like to see as standard and (gihiks!) Legal - which will inevitably be adopted by the states that share the trampist point of view on the possibility of using the style of American-democratic terrorism in diplomatic relations ( which for many clown-imitative regimes might be desirable, but impossible because of the lack of forces, means, political will and permission of the lochtorat).
                This does not suit Russia in the first place, let the rest draw conclusions to which these mongrel countries will have to be forced.
    3. region58
      region58 12 January 2020 17: 03
      0
      Quote: Boris55
      Better to miss than to be dishonored.

      And to practice? When there is such a chance - to practice for real purposes. The conditions are perfect.
  4. Monar
    Monar 12 January 2020 08: 21
    +3
    And everyone is happy.
    Americans - no casualties. The reputation has not suffered because of the air defense ("and we were not going to shoot down"). And they saved money.
    Iran - fulfilled its promise to respond. No harm done. Now you can't sew "terrorism".
    Iraq - the amount of compensation for the withdrawal of American troops has decreased.
  5. Observer2014
    Observer2014 12 January 2020 08: 40
    0
    An interesting situation. If you start to sort everything out, then you can print the finished script for the film. smile And probably not just one. Iran is not that united either. And, apparently, not without connections with American intelligence. And in the latter, anyone could play out this crisis in the latter, from the internal political struggle in the United States itself, to the arms lobby, for example. Now give the Iron Dome and that's it. One thing is of course dirty that other people are suffering. Some play politics, others, without hesitation, shoot down an airplane taking off from fear, and still others hype. And these are not only readers and authors of articles with VO for example bully And every watered riffraff like the same Turchinov.
    1. The comment was deleted.
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 12 January 2020 08: 55
        -1
        By and large, since you printed it and it is. This, of course, is more visible to us from the side. We can talk about it. But Iranian society is not easier from this. And the Iranian leadership themselves need to think. What and how. And what kind of moral condition of the nation their people have in their country. And if anyone from outside is playing a game against them then there is no way to save themselves .
    2. Lelek
      Lelek 12 January 2020 12: 02
      +1
      Quote: Observer2014
      And the latter, in general, anyone could play this crisis. Starting from the internal political struggle in the United States.

      hi
      Yes, all these US "misunderstandings" and the balancing act of Mr. Don, even the "disgusting Englishwoman" was knocked out of the rut and forced to fall out of the "cage".
  6. honest people
    honest people 12 January 2020 08: 42
    -3
    Qasem Suleimani was removed by the United States Iran was not against the "agreements" and a performance was played for the audience in the hall good
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 12 January 2020 10: 17
      -1
      Such a performance is suitable only for regulars in a seedy provincial tavern, and not for a theater of world politics.
    2. Yura
      Yura 12 January 2020 12: 35
      -1
      Quote: honest people
      Asema Suleimani was removed by the United States Iran was not against the "agreements" and for the audience in the hall played a performance

      So you responsibly declare that the United States approved and encouraged Iran to manufacture nuclear weapons?
  7. A hundred
    A hundred 12 January 2020 09: 19
    -4
    US military did not even try to intercept Iranian missiles

    Well, the main goal was to expose Boeing under attack .. Now Iran can be safely called a "terrorist state" and officially wet ..
    Beautiful and cynical operation ..
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 12 January 2020 10: 22
      +2
      Very stupid post.
      His real achievement is only Trump's order for the label in the full head "global democratic American terrorism as a political chaos"
      1. A hundred
        A hundred 12 January 2020 10: 37
        -1
        Quote: hydrox
        Very stupid post.

        Maybe too frank? We don’t know much, but too often in recent years have the Boeings (Su, Ily) started to shoot down and right there the political conclusions drawn to the whole world appointing the guilty?
        Quote: hydrox
        His real achievement is only Trump's order for the label in the full head "global democratic American terrorism as a political chaos"

        Well, Trump is a formal president, like all US presidents ..
        Now I don’t know if Putin will allow Trump to go for a second term hehe
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 12 January 2020 10: 53
          0
          In the last sentence, the idea is correct, only the emphasis is not in place.
          The phrase should read: Is this label enough for Putin to have a fence in front of Donik in the run for the 2nd term, or will the label strengthen this GDP; or just spit on everything and agree to Clinton Yaga. laughing
          1. A hundred
            A hundred 12 January 2020 11: 26
            +2
            Quote: hydrox
            In the last sentence, the idea is correct, only the emphasis is not in place.

            I expressed my opinion and never adjusted to the general choir .. It was too late to format me hi
            And Donald Ivanovich, he could not fulfill his last election promise (rapprochement with Russia) .. The Jewish kagal in the US Congress is too strong, and in Russia too ..
            Well it’s not yet evening he he
  8. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 12 January 2020 09: 24
    0
    Probably did not shoot in order not to screw up ...
  9. Thrifty
    Thrifty 12 January 2020 09: 29
    -2
    The United States is already used to fighting with blackmail and money, these attacks do not damage the US business in the region, if the Persians had a lot of Yankees there, then it would be possible that the United States fought in the old way, using weapons.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 12 January 2020 10: 27
      -3
      The Persians have even more opportunities: the Strait of Hormuz they shoot through and across even without the Bastions, and they said that the second series of revenge for Suleimani is still ahead.
      Oh, I need to sell them the Bastions, well, not a division, then at least a battery (for training, with double control laughing )
  10. megadeth
    megadeth 12 January 2020 09: 50
    +1
    It was immediately clear that this was an agreement ... Refusal of the dollar and the defeat of targets on the territory of the FSA, only then the exceptional can understand that they are a "hodgepodge" state ..
  11. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 12 January 2020 09: 58
    +2
    ... US troops did not even try to intercept Iranian missiles using the available air defense systems.

    Why so? A real opportunity for exercises in a combat situation. The reason to boast is like "our air defense is the best." It's another matter if you yourself are not sure that it is really in working order ...
  12. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 12 January 2020 10: 06
    0
    Unfortunately, as one of the USA wrote above
  13. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 12 January 2020 10: 18
    +1
    Unfortunately, as it turned out, the United States, having started to "muddy the waters" in Iraq, got out of this story "dry", Iran lost the legendary general, got into a dubious history with a "retaliatory" (negotiated) strike on American bases, was abstracted due with a downed plane, and civil unrest began!
    To go nuts!
  14. Alexander X
    Alexander X 12 January 2020 10: 36
    0
    NOT the use by the Americans of their air defense to protect their bases is, adnazha (s) loss of face. In case the air defense shot down missiles, the best advertisement for the US armament could not be imagined. But the non-use of air defense is already the second stone (after the Saudis) in the garden of the ineffectiveness of American weapons in terms of air defense. And no explanations, such as "they have a grenade of the wrong system" and that there were no necessary installations, does not roll. Only a traitor to the interests of his country could agree on such a "agreement" on the part of the United States, or a completely stupid person. The Ukrainian plane was shot down. Before that, over Ukraine. 2 times - this is some kind of regularity. As one of the films says: "The most dangerous experiments are carried out on the least valuable crew members." Maybe so in this case? Are they trying to create negative public opinion? But the civilian plane shot down by the Americans has not yet been forgotten. Yes, and according to the previous incident, the "ears" of the Americans appeared, if you believe the media ... Pavilno Iran recognized the Pentagon as a terrorist organization ... And indeed, death and blood are planted all over the world ...
  15. prior
    prior 12 January 2020 11: 25
    +2
    And how could the Americans intercept Iranian missiles if they had complexes from Iranian missiles in Romania and Poland? laughing
  16. bars1
    bars1 12 January 2020 11: 42
    +2
    Within the framework of such a cunning policy, it will soon become clear that under a secret agreement with Iran, the Americans, with surgical precision, "themselves blew up some of the buildings on the bases." For the sake of peace on Earth, "of course. wink
  17. Adimius38
    Adimius38 12 January 2020 11: 57
    -1
    it seems that the Americans themselves gave the green light to this attack, so as not to spin the flywheel of war. They say you are fucking in our empty hangars, save your face and then sit down at the negotiating table.
  18. Victor1
    Victor1 12 January 2020 12: 06
    -2
    Iran deserves such a shame.
    We’ve lost almost the main person in the country, lost our minds all over the world, and got off with a contract strike,
    do they really think that people are dumb and don’t understand what's what. And as a result, there was also a tragedy with an airplane.
    Circus and shame.
    Unfortunately, once again everything turned out perfectly for the USA, they took a chance, completed all the tasks, and got off with a couple of warehouses and a piece of iron, plus they got a psychological victory. The whole world saw that their criminal acts went unpunished. They will now be even more confident in their criminal actions and the further they are, the more they will become impudent.
  19. 8200
    8200 12 January 2020 12: 09
    +2
    I thought Iran would launch ballistic missiles in Israel and would pray to be shot down without casualties. A similar scenario was played out, for example, after the liquidation of Imad Mugniye.
    Iran decided not to take risks and hit American bases, warning the United States to avoid casualties.
    The United States, for its part, did not hinder retaliation (like Israel in 2008 and 2019) in order to satisfy Iran and close this business.
    Bottom line: Iran hit American bases, hit and caused damage. There are no victims, the war was avoided. Suleimani is dead. Collateral damage - Ukrainian Boeing.
  20. Private-K
    Private-K 12 January 2020 13: 37
    +1
    Quote: Captain45
    the general created a structure for oil trading bypassing sanctions, controlled the flow of money from the Chinese for oil, and in general became a very strong independent figure with money and connections.

    The political leadership is traditionally afraid of BONOPARTISM. That is, that an intelligent, strong-willed, successful general will get a big influence in his hands and push the rest. And it’s not only pushing it aside. A common thing, here are two striking examples - Caesar and Napoleon. We could have become so pr. D. Pozharsky to the Troubles, but did not grow together.
  21. Private-K
    Private-K 12 January 2020 13: 43
    +1
    Quote: Hundred
    And Donald Ivanovich

    Correction - he is Donald Fredovich! Father's name is Fred. AND Ivan, this is the middle name!
  22. steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 January 2020 14: 14
    0
    To believe the USA - DO NOT RESPECT yourself! For the Americans to stop advertising their air defense? Or maybe the US air defense is just SHOT! "The little casket just opens!"
  23. Nikolai
    Nikolai 12 January 2020 21: 22
    0
    An air force base or an army cannot but be covered by air defense systems. The fact that she was not there was bullshit for the demented. And then, the air defense, in this case (missile strike), should be at the level of missile defense.