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Pakistan launches retaliatory strikes into Iran, killing nine people

  

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Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  9 comments

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Pakistan launches retaliatory strikes into Iran, killing nine people
Pakistan has launched missile strikes into Iran, killing nine people, after Iran carried out strikes in Pakistan late on Tuesday.

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Pakistan has launched missile strikes into Iran, killing nine people, after Iran carried out strikes in Pakistan late on Tuesday.

Pakistan said its strikes had hit "terrorist hideouts" in Iran's south-eastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Iran condemned the attack, which it said killed three women, two men and four children who were not Iranian.


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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The Iranian attack came a day after it launched missile attacks on "spy headquarters" and "terrorist" targets in Syria, and in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.

The Iran attack involved six drones and rockets, reportedly targeting residences that, according to the militants, sheltered their families. Jaish al-Adl claimed the strike resulted in the tragic loss of two children's lives and injuries to two women and a teenager.

 
 
 
Krishna
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2  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

Pakistan said its strikes had hit "terrorist hideouts" in Iran's south-eastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Iran condemned the attack, which it said killed three women, two men and four children who were not Iranian.

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

These attacks may lead to an escalation of violence in the Middle East, and unfortunately they may not stop until we can somehow find a "Two State Solution" between Iran and Pakistan.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     one month ago

One has the bomb (Pakistan) and the other is close so at the moment Pakistan gets the nod in a fight between them. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago
One has the bomb (Pakistan) and the other is close so at the moment Pakistan gets the nod in a fight between them. 

India and Pakistan have been enemies for quite a while. Both have the bomb.

But it doesn't help either country-- as countries that have the bomb are reluctant to use it. (China and India have also had military confrontations,both have nukes but haven't used them).

Israel has had nukes for a while,and they have had several wars with neighbouring Arab countries. At times the wars really threatened them-- but they never used their nukes.

Iran is probably close to having a nuclear weapon-- but Israel is so tiny that if Iran used it on any part Israel,  the fallout would kill many Arabs in adjacent countries. (And of course it would kill many Israeli Arabs).

Map: Tiny Israel and the Extensive Muslim world (Israel shown in Purple):

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Drinker of the Wry
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4.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Krishna @4.1    one month ago
Iran is probably close to having a nuclear weapon-- but Israel is so tiny that if Iran used it on any part Israel,  the fallout would kill many Arabs in adjacent countries. (And of course it would kill many Israeli Arabs).

Iran probably has few reservations about killing Sunni Arabs.  Persians have always had a superiority complex.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @4.1    one month ago

Possession of nuclear bombs and the ability to deliver them with hard-to-stop hypersonic missiles has become much more of a deterrent than a weapon.  But there are scary aspects to it as well.  Mistakes can be made, or terrorists for whom becoming a martyr outweighs concern for humanity are examples of why we will never be able to discount the possibility that there still may come the day when.....

There are movies that predict the horrific possibilities, and although I am a believer that art mimics life, I also believe that life mimics art. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @4.1    one month ago

Because of the proximity of each country using the bomb could also kill off a lot of their own people.

I am fairly sure that The Duchy of Grand Fenwick had the bomb, why do you think that we backed down from this superpower?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @4.1    one month ago

Even that map does not show the greater extent of Muslim nations in the world.  One really has to wonder why the Palestinians/Gazans simply have no place to go.  It's because NOBODY WANTS THEM, AND FOR DAMN GOOD REASONS.  The United Nations is the REAL cause for the continuation of the "Palestinian Problem".  After generation upon generation after generation of using the world's hardworking taxpayers' money through UNRWA to support them maybe it's damn well time to tell them to grow up and get a job. 

 
 

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