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Iran Strikes Seen As Issue Of National Pride, May Further Goal To Push US Out Of Iraq

"What matters is that the presence of America in this region should come to an end".

"What matters is that the presence of America in this region should come to an end".
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2 comments on “Iran Strikes Seen As Issue Of National Pride, May Further Goal To Push US Out Of Iraq

  1. These bases were among the less important points of US presence in the region. Reports suggest Iran warned Iraq before the strikes. Strikes involved a relatively small number of missiles. Early indications that damage was modest and casualties light if any. If US considered these bases important, they would have been defended with anti-missile systems (Patriot, CIWS). Iran then announced it is done.

    This amounts to a pretty underwhelming retaliation and deliberately so.

    Iran doesn’t want to escalate to a war with the US. Wisely, given the gross disparity in military power.

    Instead, Iran wants to pressure Iraq to expel US forces. That would be a huge victory.

    Trump wants to get out too, and probably thinks he could call an exit his own huge victory.

    None of this would be market unfriendly.

  2. This is the start of the phase called ‘ Big words and the competing bombing of Sand dunes ‘ Scripted and predictable….!!

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