US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack

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  1. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Well-Known Member

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    The US has finally allowed journalists to go into the base it by Iranian missiles. The video report by CNN shows the extensive damage from those missiles and talks to US military officers and servicemen about their experience. I doubt the actual facts and footage will be something that would appeal to FOX viewers, so I am wondering about the spin they will be engaging in based on what is shown.

    Ironically, the US was able to avoid casualties (or casualties on a major scale, as the notion it suffered none is disputed by Iran) because it had received advance notice and had its troops hiding in bunkers built by Saddam!

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/13/...e-al-asad-base-iraq-exclusive-intl/index.html
    US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack
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    I'm thankful they gave us warning to get to safety, so they could make a show of "retaliation" without actually killing anyone.

    Considering Iran's amazing incompetence ---- as demonstrated by them being so rattled they blew up the commercial airplane ---- I'm glad they were able to pull off this publicity stunt with no casualties.
     
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    Spin away:)
     
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    Ok, so what your point?
     
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    Look how desperate CNN is to spin this as a loss for Trump.

    Soldiers were really scared and they totes coulda died becuzza Trump!
     
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    Creasy Tvedt Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and Iran totally wrecked those two shipping containers.

    That's gonna put a dent in the defense budget.

    Does the Iranian military award medals for confirmed shipping container kills?
     
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    wow, now the left praises another terrorist, giving saddam credit for saving american lives (troops)...

    geeze, they've truly lost their mind (singular because it's shared among them)...
     
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    Adapt and overcome. Trumps 'wars' are amazingly low on casualties... lets see who thinks thats a bad thing.
     
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    But where the missiles exploded within the base perimeter suggests they were intended to kill U.S. personnel, he said. “The points of impact were close enough to personnel and equipment and so on and so forth, I believe, based on what I saw and what I know, is that they were intended to cause structural damage, destroy vehicles and equipment and aircraft, and to kill personnel,” Milley said
     
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    Does the Iranian military award medals for intended kills?
     
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    Doofenshmirtz Well-Known Member Donor

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    Looks like they messed up a trailer park.
     
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    Creasy Tvedt Well-Known Member

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    Two families lost their single wides. It's always the poor that suffer the most in war.
     
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