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submitted 4 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/world

An Israeli missile has hit Iran, two US officials have told the BBC's US partner CBS News.

Iranian state media is reporting that flights have been suspended over several cities, according to Associated Press.

Iran has been on high alert after Israel said it would respond to an Iranian attack against it on Saturday night

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[-] Plopp 242 points 4 weeks ago

It would have been nice if this world wasn't run by fucking children.

[-] [email protected] 70 points 4 weeks ago

literally every anarchist has been saying this for centuries.

whatever your politics, welcome to team 'at least some of the people in the room should be adults, we have nukes floating around ffs'

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[-] [email protected] 135 points 4 weeks ago

Fuck Netanyahu.

If he starts WW3 he can get fucked... though we should try and grant asylum to all current residents of Palestine and Isreal.

[-] avater 60 points 4 weeks ago

If he starts WW3 he can get fucked… though we should try and grant asylum to all current residents of Palestine and Isreal.

You can rest well that russian cunt Putin has already warmed up the engine for WW3

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[-] GrymEdm 116 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Oh FFS. This had better be an extremely limited response to Iran's response to Israel's bombing of an embassy. Here's hoping it's just the same type of symbolic attack that Iran made last weekend - all show and no intent. Just Israel refusing to let anyone else have the last word.

Anything more serious and things are about to become very messy and even more expensive. Although it would explain why Israel is suddenly arranging to get dozens of jets from the US in the last month or so. Lord knows they don't seem necessary if the only goal is to keep blowing up Palestinians.

[-] yumpsuit 32 points 4 weeks ago

Although it would explain why Israel is suddenly arranging to get dozens of jets from the US in the last month or so.

Forgive what feels like a nitpick, but we should take a moment for wider historical scorn. WaPo at the end of March:

Last week, the State Department authorized the transfer of 25 F-35A fighter jets and engines worth roughly $2.5 billion, U.S. officials said. The case was approved by Congress in 2008, so the department was not required to provide a new notification to lawmakers.

Biden owns the fuckup, but it comes after all the shit Israel put the administrations of Dubya, Obama, and Individual 1 through, and after all the atrocities upon the Great March of Return and the other surges of conflict. The planes could fill another allies’ order, the MIC could get their warbucks, and Joey could have kicked the can down the road, but here we are.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 4 weeks ago

why the fuck do they have f-35s?

the Americans aren't even giving peripheral NATO countries f-35's, are they?

why the fuck are they getting f-35's?

even RPing as an american imperialist, I cannot think of a reason other than 'for the evulz'.

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[-] [email protected] 100 points 4 weeks ago
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[-] TheBananaKing 54 points 4 weeks ago

So, are they going back to opposing the invasion of Rafah, then?

You know, seeing as how Israel just got concessions for promising not to do a thing, then immediately went and did the thing regardless.

Or does Biden just have a humilation fetish? Which fine, no kink-shaming here but maybe keep it in the bedroom.

I have to admit, the phrase 'lifestyle democrat' has a nice ring to it...

[-] [email protected] 50 points 4 weeks ago

The US was aware of the Israeli attack plans, according to CNN. If the US is shooting down Iranian missiles, why don't they shoot down Israeli missiles as well? Nothing good will happen from any sort of missile exchange in that region.

[-] [email protected] 43 points 4 weeks ago

~~Israeli~~ missiles

*American missiles

Lol

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[-] [email protected] 41 points 4 weeks ago

wild how Iran launched missiles at Israel and then was struck by Israeli missiles... the Israeli missiles weren't launched, though. They just sprang into existence above Iran

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[-] tortillaPeanuts 40 points 4 weeks ago

Irresponsible decision from Israel, the initial exchange seemed justified with no reason to escalate things.

[-] [email protected] 30 points 4 weeks ago

It wasn't justified by israel the first time either. Anyone with iq above room temperature knows Israel is doing all of this for a reason .

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 4 weeks ago

don't worry i'm sure the us and uk will come out as forcefully against this as they did against iran right?

[-] UnderpantsWeevil 27 points 4 weeks ago

Listen, Israel has a right to exist, and part of Israeli's existence is firing missiles at its neighbors, so maybe back off and stop being anti-Semitic about this why dontcha?

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 4 weeks ago

I wish the EU would grow a backbone and tell the US to stop stoking fires in our backyard

[-] [email protected] 29 points 4 weeks ago

Germany and Italy are also big on giving aid to Israel so Idk if the EU is going to be able to help either.

[-] timewarp 23 points 4 weeks ago

Germany pretty much makes it illegal to even say anything negative about Israel

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[-] AllonzeeLV 35 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)
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[-] [email protected] 28 points 4 weeks ago

Iran & Israel, can you not? Each time you shoot those stupid rockets at each other, my stocks fall.

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[-] [email protected] 25 points 4 weeks ago

Did Fallout release at the perfect time?

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[-] jordanlund 18 points 4 weeks ago

This is important, pinning it for now.

Let's keep the discussion here and not post it 14 more times.

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