Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 24 of 32

Thread: Trump threatens Iran with attacks on 52 sites

  1. #1
    Never Been Justly Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hooterville
    Posts
    40,118

    Trump threatens Iran with attacks on 52 sites

    Pretty consistent with what Iíve been saying. The Generals would have had the targeting done before the strike.

    Trump threatens Iran with attacks on 52 sites

    President Donald Trump on Saturday warned Iran that if it retaliates for the killing of one of its top leaders, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, it will face U.S. attacks on 52 targets, a number he said was symbolic.

    The president tweeted that the number of targets matched the number of hostages held by Iran in 1979, when 52 American diplomats and citizens were held for 444 days.

    "Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have.........targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD," he said. "The USA wants no more threats!"

    Trump's tweet was vaguely worded, but the United Nations Security Council appears to suggest the targeting of cultural heritage sites is prohibited.

    The tweet came after a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying late on Friday that Iran will punish Americans wherever they are within reach of the Islamic Republic, and raised the prospect of attacks on ships in the Gulf.

    "The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there. ... Vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran since long time ago. ... Some 35 U.S. targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach," he was quoted as saying.

    A spokesman for the U.S. Government Publishing Office said the website of its Federal Depository Library Program was hacked Saturday night, and that authorities were investigating.

    Although officials have not said who is responsible for the hack, a group purporting to be Iranian hackers claimed responsibility.

    "An intrusion was detected on GPOís FDLP website, which has been taken down," GPO spokesman Gary Somerset said in a statement. "GPOís other sites are fully operational. We are coordinating with the appropriate authorities to investigate further."

    The White House and the FBI declined to comment on the hacking.

    Also on Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement that there were two early evening attacks, including rocketfire, near Iraqi bases that host American and coalition forces. No injuries to coalition service members were reported.

    ďWe have increased security and defensive measures at the Iraqi bases that host anti-ISIS Coalition troops,Ē Col. Myles B. Caggins III, a coalition spokesman, said in a statement.

    Soleimani, the influential commander of Iran's secretive Quds Force, was killed by drone strikes Friday at the Baghdad airport. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later tweeted: "The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime."

    Trump said Friday the attack was undertaken to prevent war and further bloodshed for Americans who had been targeted by Soleimani in future operations.

    We took action last night to stop a war," he said in a televised address to the nation. "We did not take action to start a war."

    But the White House has yet to offer the public proof that the general's plans were significantly out of line with his history of directing Iran's proxy wars and covert operations, which have indeed cost American lives.

    The White House blamed violent protests earlier this week at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on the general.

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tweeted that Trump was "threatening to commit war crimes."

    "We are not a war with Iran," she wrote. "The American People do not want a war with Iran. This is a democracy. You do not get to start a war with Iran, and your threats put our troops and diplomats at greater risk. Stop."

    Some congressional leaders, including U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, have said Americans deserve to see the evidence behind the targeting of Soleimani.

    Two senior Capitol sources told NBC News that Congress on Saturday received formal White House notification of the attack. Such documentation, which the sources said was classified, is required by law.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a statement Saturday night that the notification was insufficient.

    ďThis classified War Powers Act notification delivered to Congress raises more questions than it answers," she said. "This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the Administrationís decision to engage in hostilities against Iran."

    She said the White House's lack of transparency in the Soleimani attack is concerning.

    "The highly unusual decision to classify this document in its entirety compounds our many concerns, and suggests that the Congress and the American people are being left in the dark about our national security," Pelosi said.

    The speaker called on the Trump administration to brief Congress on its plans for Iran.


    At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    My head is my home
    Posts
    21,087
    Iran better watch out, if Trump turns blue, they're done for.

    Dr. Manhattan striding into Iran, with his distended belly and ample man boobs will cause the Ayatollah's to quiver in terror. They'll mercifully surrender and move back to Qom. You can't fight a God, look what happened to Apollo when he challenged The Great Shat.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Ghawar
    Posts
    5,424
    Did the military come up with a number
    of targets that happened to be 52 or did
    Trump just make up the number of 52 to justify
    the attack as an act to revenge the hostage incident
    four decades ago?

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    My head is my home
    Posts
    21,087
    Trump is a pussy grabbin macho stud, he'll fix those Iranians.

    He'll have to bring back the draft in order to get the job done. In the war against ISIS he got away with just using air power. The Kurds and the Shia militias were the boots on the ground. War with Iran would cost 400,000 American lives with 2.8 million Iranians killed. I don't think Trumpy has thought this through, especially with ISIS regenerating. Whatever the outcome Salman The Butcher, Netanyahu, Putin and Xi will all be thrilled.

  5. #5
    The 52 is in reference to the 52k/m Hunter Biden got from the Ukrainian gas company, Iran better start an investigation or else.

  6. #6
    “important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself”

    The US is actually threatening to target cultural sites. Just like the Taliban, Jordan and Israel.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Insidious Von View Post
    Trump is a pussy grabbin macho stud, he'll fix those Iranians.

    He'll have to bring back the draft in order to get the job done. In the war against ISIS he got away with just using air power. The Kurds and the Shia militias were the boots on the ground. War with Iran would cost 400,000 American lives with 2.8 million Iranians killed. I don't think Trumpy has thought this through, especially with ISIS regenerating. Whatever the outcome Salman The Butcher, Netanyahu, Putin and Xi will all be thrilled.
    The question is how Trump will frame his moves to make all draftees recent immigrants, he'll want them the first round of cannon fodder.
    Donít be a tough guy. Donít be a fool! I will call you later

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Liminal View Post
    “important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself”

    The US is actually threatening to target cultural sites. Just like the Taliban, Jordan and Israel.
    Maybe UN should ask Russia to give Iran some S400 batteries.
    The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent anybody else.

  9. #9
    Never Been Justly Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hooterville
    Posts
    40,118
    Quote Originally Posted by oil&gas View Post
    Did the military come up with a number
    of targets that happened to be 52 or did
    Trump just make up the number of 52 to justify
    the attack as an act to revenge the hostage incident
    four decades ago?
    I’m sure the Pentagon came up with a much longer list, obviously they picked 52 for is historic significance


    At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfooter View Post
    The question is how Trump will frame his moves to make all draftees recent immigrants, he'll want them the first round of cannon fodder.
    Operation Get Behind the Darkies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrh5YOQHvFw

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by apoptygma View Post
    Operation Get Behind the Darkies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrh5YOQHvFw
    South Park nails it!
    Donít be a tough guy. Donít be a fool! I will call you later

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by onthebottom View Post
    Pretty consistent with what I’ve been saying. The Generals would have had the targeting done before the strike.

    Trump threatens Iran with attacks on 52 sites

    President Donald Trump on Saturday warned Iran that if it retaliates for the killing of one of its top leaders, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, it will face U.S. attacks on 52 targets, a number he said was symbolic.

    The president tweeted that the number of targets matched the number of hostages held by Iran in 1979, when 52 American diplomats and citizens were held for 444 days.

    "Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have.........targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD," he said. "The USA wants no more threats!"

    Trump's tweet was vaguely worded, but the United Nations Security Council appears to suggest the targeting of cultural heritage sites is prohibited.

    The tweet came after a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying late on Friday that Iran will punish Americans wherever they are within reach of the Islamic Republic, and raised the prospect of attacks on ships in the Gulf.

    "The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there. ... Vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran since long time ago. ... Some 35 U.S. targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach," he was quoted as saying.

    A spokesman for the U.S. Government Publishing Office said the website of its Federal Depository Library Program was hacked Saturday night, and that authorities were investigating.

    Although officials have not said who is responsible for the hack, a group purporting to be Iranian hackers claimed responsibility.

    "An intrusion was detected on GPO’s FDLP website, which has been taken down," GPO spokesman Gary Somerset said in a statement. "GPO’s other sites are fully operational. We are coordinating with the appropriate authorities to investigate further."

    The White House and the FBI declined to comment on the hacking.

    Also on Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement that there were two early evening attacks, including rocketfire, near Iraqi bases that host American and coalition forces. No injuries to coalition service members were reported.

    “We have increased security and defensive measures at the Iraqi bases that host anti-ISIS Coalition troops,” Col. Myles B. Caggins III, a coalition spokesman, said in a statement.

    Soleimani, the influential commander of Iran's secretive Quds Force, was killed by drone strikes Friday at the Baghdad airport. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later tweeted: "The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime."

    Trump said Friday the attack was undertaken to prevent war and further bloodshed for Americans who had been targeted by Soleimani in future operations.

    We took action last night to stop a war," he said in a televised address to the nation. "We did not take action to start a war."

    But the White House has yet to offer the public proof that the general's plans were significantly out of line with his history of directing Iran's proxy wars and covert operations, which have indeed cost American lives.

    The White House blamed violent protests earlier this week at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on the general.

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tweeted that Trump was "threatening to commit war crimes."

    "We are not a war with Iran," she wrote. "The American People do not want a war with Iran. This is a democracy. You do not get to start a war with Iran, and your threats put our troops and diplomats at greater risk. Stop."

    Some congressional leaders, including U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, have said Americans deserve to see the evidence behind the targeting of Soleimani.

    Two senior Capitol sources told NBC News that Congress on Saturday received formal White House notification of the attack. Such documentation, which the sources said was classified, is required by law.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a statement Saturday night that the notification was insufficient.

    “This classified War Powers Act notification delivered to Congress raises more questions than it answers," she said. "This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the Administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran."

    She said the White House's lack of transparency in the Soleimani attack is concerning.

    "The highly unusual decision to classify this document in its entirety compounds our many concerns, and suggests that the Congress and the American people are being left in the dark about our national security," Pelosi said.

    The speaker called on the Trump administration to brief Congress on its plans for Iran.
    The Pentagon has already said that a number of the sites the Chosen One has said are targeted are illegal and that it would not comply with illegal orders. You are probably disappointed.

  13. #13
    Never Been Justly Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hooterville
    Posts
    40,118
    Quote Originally Posted by toguy5252 View Post
    The Pentagon has already said that a number of the sites the Chosen One has said are targeted are illegal and that it would not comply with illegal orders. You are probably disappointed.
    Source?


    At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by onthebottom View Post
    Source?
    LOL and like clockwork Pompeo has now walked it back stating the Chosen One was not referring t targeting cultural or religious sites. Totally predictable.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by toguy5252 View Post
    LOL and like clockwork Pompeo has now walked it back stating the Chosen One was not referring t targeting cultural or religious sites. Totally predictable.
    They should hope so.
    Targeting cultural sites would be intentionally targeting civilians, or a form of state terrorism.
    Donít be a tough guy. Donít be a fool! I will call you later

  16. #16
    The Iranian cowards will likely target some civilians, they know if they hit US military sites they're not going to stand for it.

  17. #17
    Never Been Justly Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hooterville
    Posts
    40,118
    Quote Originally Posted by toguy5252 View Post
    LOL and like clockwork Pompeo has now walked it back stating the Chosen One was not referring t targeting cultural or religious sites. Totally predictable.
    Your making shit up, yes, absolutely predictable.


    At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by onthebottom View Post
    Your making shit up, yes, absolutely predictable.
    Nope. I watched him walk it back on CNN.

    Your government is in disarray.

  19. #19
    Never Been Justly Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hooterville
    Posts
    40,118
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaibetter View Post
    The Iranian cowards will likely target some civilians, they know if they hit US military sites they're not going to stand for it.
    Funny....

    Cruz Trolls Democrats With Senate Resolution Praising Soleimani Mission


    At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaibetter View Post
    The Iranian cowards will likely target some civilians, they know if they hit US military sites they're not going to stand for it.
    You mean like the Trump coward just threatened?
    Donít be a tough guy. Donít be a fool! I will call you later

  21. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfooter View Post
    You mean like the Trump coward just threatened?
    Trump didn't threaten to kill civilians like your heroes do. I'm sure you're in deep mourning for the death of Soleimani.

  22. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaibetter View Post
    Trump didn't threaten to kill civilians like your heroes do. I'm sure you're in deep mourning for the death of Soleimani.
    I don't have any heroes, unlike you.

    Trump is just like those people you claim to despise, except white. Well, orange, but that's just his cheap makeup.
    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    Replying to @realDonaldTrump
    ....targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!
    If you hit cultural targets that means they are civilian targets.
    Trump is a wannabe despot, terrorist, just like you.
    Donít be a tough guy. Donít be a fool! I will call you later

  23. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfooter View Post
    I don't have any heroes, unlike you.

    Trump is just like those people you claim to despise, except white. Well, orange, but that's just his cheap makeup.


    If you hit cultural targets that means they are civilian targets.
    Trump is a wannabe despot, terrorist, just like you.
    So I'm still waiting to see where Trump is saying he's going to kill civilians.....what you say means nothing. LOL Of course this guy was your hero, you and the other Jihadists are very angry, but isn't he a Martyr and you should be happy? Maybe they'll disintegrate the tomb of Khomeini.

  24. #24
    This is going to hurt the democrats.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •